:: I’ve now resigned myself to the Yard Goats. mostly because of this Twitter feed.
:: Attention Pomfret, Connecticut residents: your bulky waste day has been rescheduled to April 24 and 25. I mention this for three reasons:
- This is Mike’s favorite day of the year. Here he is at the dump in Thompson a few months ago. Look at that smile.
- Your town probably has their bulky waste day scheduled and you don’t want to miss it. Google “your town” + “bulky waste”
- It’s a great opportunity to get rid of all of your crap, and you know I’m all about getting rid of crap.
:: I started walking to work this week from my new condo on Woodland Street to my job at a large insurance company that shall not be named* located on Asylum Avenue. According to my Fitbit, It’s a 1900-step walk if I cut through the Asylum Hill Congregational Church parking lot.
:: My friend and co-conspirator on About.com’s Personal Organizing site, Johnna, started writing a series on how to apply the concept of minimalism to your daily life and to your home. We’ve published 7 articles (with many more on the way) and I’m liking this series more and more. My personal philosophy is to have exactly the right amount of “stuff” around as necessary and nothing more. If you’re interested in paring down, decluttering, creating simpler spaces, check out our Minimalism Series.
:: Speaking of Personal Organizing, Johnna has already written about Paper Planners, and now I’m testing out the Arc System from Staples this month. I’ve never had a productivity tool stick: I use Evernote, Workflowy and Wunderlist but I don’t use any of them to their full extent. I’m using Arc with a modified version of the Bullet Journal. So far the big obstacle with using a paper system is my atrocious, serial killer-esque handwriting.
:: Finally, my friend and coworker at the large financial institution that shall not be named reviewed a boot storage product just in time for boot storage season, which is exactly right now.
:: I am on Day 6 of a 30 Day Elimination Diet to hopefully, finally figure out what is causing my all-day headaches, extreme afternoon fatigue and crazily ramped-up allergies. This means no gluten, no dairy and no chocolate. Is it worth it? Well…. I haven’t posted on this blog consistently in a year, mostly due to being exhausted 24/7, and so far this week I’ve posted twice. So yeah, it sucks to have to think and plan ahead so much, but I have more energy than I’ve had in a long, long time.
* I love my job and I actually like this large financial services company that shall not be named, but if I name them here, I am pretty sure I have to put a bunch of disclaimers on this blog and I am not up for that.
**Those tickets are insanely expensive.