Shiny Objects

Why yes, I am easily distracted by shiny things and purging.

Why yes, I am easily distracted by shiny things and purging.

Out with the old, and in with the . . . well, in with empty space. I’m in an uber-organizing mode thanks to this challenge. It’s so much more fun to get rid of things I don’t use or need anymore than to focus on work or finances or feelings.

I’ve been following the Minimalist challenge each day rather than purge all at once. It keeps my distraction going if I do it each day. And so far, so good—I’ve kept up with the challenge. I’ve been going room by room, and it feels so good to get rid of things and clear my space.

So you know what I’ll be doing this weekend—20 things on Saturday and 21 on Sunday. What are you up to this weekend? Whatever you are doing, hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Oooh look at these shiny objects . . .

I’ve been reading . . . Tell Me More by Kelly Corrigan, which I finished. Such a great nonfiction book. I really loved it. The only other book of personal essays I’ve read that I loved was The Opposite of Loneliness: Essays and Stories by Marina Keegan.

I started reading Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman and so close to finishing it. I am really, really, really loving this book.

I’ve been watching . . . Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. I gave it another try and finished Season 2. I didn’t love it. BUT it doesn’t matter because this starts today!!! Should I binge-watch the whole season all weekend, or should I try to draw the episodes out and savor it? Oh hell, who am I kidding? I’ll be watching it all.

I’ve been listening to . . . the list.

  • #130 Teena Marie, Wild and Peaceful: This album is Teena Marie’s debut album. Remember her? She’s the one who had that hit “Lovergirl.” Well, that came after this album, which she did with Rick James. I thought it was ok, wasn’t a big fan of it.
  • #129 Marianne Faithfull, Broken English: Ok, I know this was Marianne Faithfull’s “definitive” album but I wasn’t really into it. Definitely some poignant and gutsy songs. I do appreciate her transformation with this album.
  • #128 Pauline Oliveros, Stuart Dempster, and Panaiotis, Deep Listening: Another experimental music type of album. They recorded the album in a giant cistern, which provided super long reverb. I was surprised how much I liked this album. Somehow the ambient, reverberated music comforted me.


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