My house is never all the way clean — I’m assuming I’m not alone in this. I could easily spend my entire day cleaning and organizing. I decided quite a while ago that I don’t want to do this — life is too exciting and perfection and spotless environments are overrated anyway. What I do now is clean one small corner somewhere, almost everyday. For example, this morning I took 31/2 minutes while the boys were getting ready for school, to clean the toothpaste drawer. It is now immaculate and even though it is unlikely that anyone will notice I feel a sense of accomplishment. If, this afternoon some unexpected visitor drops in to see my not-so-tidy house, I will think to myself "my toothpaste drawer is clean" and I will be fine — in fact, I will in a secret sort of way feel quite powerful, in that this small, unseen and seemingly insignificant corner of my life is in such order. Try it — go scour your laundry room sink, or alphabetize your spice rack or organize your make-up drawer — and then tell me if I’m not right!
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I’m going to Albuquerque, to meet Barbara Brandt — she just won a Big Picture party at the SS website and I’m just feeling happy about that. I’m going to bring green and pink M&Ms that coordinate perfectly with the cover of my book. I’m going to make brownies too and I’m going to bring everyone a big picture frame, so we can take pictures. We are going to make a page or two and just get to know each other better — and then, because I now have a blog, I’m going to post it all here!
I’m also working on some other really cool things that are just around the corner, and you’ll hear all about here first! I’m off to work on my keynote presentation for CKU-A next week —