Saturday, September 3, 2011

30 Days of Lists

I know I promised photos from our trip to the Longhorn Restaurant and it will happen. I am trying to figure out how to get the photos from my iPhone to my computer without emailing them one at a time. UGH!

It has been a stressful few weeks, well the whole year actually, but we are talking recently right now. I have been trying to cut myself some slack and not 'should' on myself so much. You know, I should do this or I should do that. I give myself a lot of anxiety just should-ing.

My first thing was to start taking a quiet time with God every morning. I have been doing The 40 Days of Purpose and a New Testament reading program. I am on day 36 of 40 days but have to admit that during a visit to my brother's, I got a little behind on the book but kept up the New Testament. I did not beat myself up about it, I just picked up where I left off. And no, I did not do a bunch of days at once to catch up. The point is to get something out of it, to hear what God wants me to know, so I am taking my time. It is now a habit for me.

Yay for one thing down. So I was ready to start something else. Enter, 30 Days of Lists.

I began three days ago making my lists from the prompts but just got them all put onto pretty paper today. I am going for VERY SIMPLE. I don't want to overwhelm myself with pressures that are not important. It's really about the lists and documenting where I am right now. So without further ado, here is what I have done so far:

I fell in love with A Colorful Life papers and couldn't bear to cut them. They are 8x8 so I just used them whole to make my book of lists. I love how easy it is for me, how lovely it looks and how doable it is at this time in my life.

I was thinking I might have to make another People I Love page because, well I love so many people. These are just some of my family. I have more family and oh, so many friends. Anyway, the RGH is waiting to watch a movie with me so ta-ta for now.

Blessings,

2 comments:

  1. I'm a LIST JUNKIE so my eyes started twinkling when I read about the lists...THANX for the new obsession, Mar!!! Glad you've stopped SHOULD'ing yourself...I notice that's when I get the most headaches/stomachaches!!! OH HANDWRITTEN notes...ME PLEASE!!! I was JUST looking at my postcard collection saying how frail it looks...I'd LOVE to get one from you!

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  2. LOVE your lists...I am also in love with that paper, but couldn't find it anywhere...sometimes i hate the East Coast...its so BEHIND in scrapbooking supplies...

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