January 4th: Purge Contact List in My Phonebook

This one is simple. And it took me about 15 minutes, but it felt good after. I deleted quite a few people that I honestly did not even know who they were. But I also came across a lot of people that I have not talked to in a long time, who I might want to reconnect with soon.

Simple task. Simple rewards. But making sure to build on your life and do new things everyday continuously reminds me to not stay stagnate. A task a day, regardless of how small, seems to make a difference.

As for a my food intake today I might be going back to old habits, so I need to check myself. Anyway, here is Day Three of my one week food log challenge that I started on January 2nd:

Gyro Sandwich with potato salad

Small Farmhouse Salad with apple cider vingerette

Soft Pretzel Bites with beer musturd

3 Ciders

May 25th: Give Dog a Bath

Mia is not very happy with me today but she is clean. ๐Ÿถโค๏ธ๐Ÿ˜Ž

She very rarely gets dirty and has a coat that stay relatively clean, so doesn’t often need a bath. But she needs one every once in a while.

So I took her down to a new Self Dog Wash today and gave her a bath.

It was strange, she smiled nearly the whole time…  no pictures available because it was hard enough to hold her down and wash, let alone take photos.

But here’s a great one once we got back in the car. She looks like she hates me.


But look at that fluffy, clean coat!

May 18th: Try Cucumber over Eyes

Wow, I understand the term “cool as a cucumber” a little more after that experience. Cucumbers really are cooling, almost chilly. 

Anyway, in all honesty when I added this thing to my list at the end of last year I actually had no idea why people did this, I just knew they did and thought it was something I should try.

So I looked up how and why and all the normals questions and got this info:

Putting Cucumbers on Your Eyes
I actually don’t really have dark circles, or puffy eyes, but I thought I would give it a try anyway. 

It is cool and refreshing. And it is just nice to sit eyes closed for 15 minutes, not being blue to open your eyes… somewhat meditative. 

I recommend it. Plus, the site has lots of other benefits of using cucumbers in a variety of ways.

April 30th: List 10 Material Things I am Thankful For…

…and get rid of 10 things not on the list.

I know that life is not all about material things but we live in a society where they do start to consume us a little. Today, I am just doing a bit more decluttering. This is forcing me to think about the things I truly use and enjoy and purge some of the things that just really are not necessary. Like with my month of purging an item a day, this feels super satisfying and cleansing of both space and mind.

1. My computer.

2. My car.

3. My (NEW) plants. ๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŒฟ

4. My books.

5. My golf clubs.

6. My art (my own and other art I have collected).

7. My bed.

8. My art supplies.

9. My race medals.

10. My collection of cameras.

So… those things I appreciate the most, and would hate to live without. (Especially my bed ๐Ÿ˜‚). So now, I need to toss some stuff.

April 22nd: Buy a New Outfit including Shoes and Accessoriesย 

I am in no way a fashionista. And I don’t buy expensive things. But every once in a while you need some fresh new things to wear. So I bought new top, jeans, shoes, a bra, socks, earrings and even a new scent to wear. It will feel good to go into work one day soon feeling fresh and new.

March 25th: Donate Clothes

After cleaning my bedroom closet it only seemed natural that I complete this task next. 

Because well of course when I cleaned out my closet I got rid of a lot of clothes that either no longer fit me or I just never wear.

I still have more clothes in my closet than I need or probably wear, but maybe if I go through everything again in a month or so I can continue to declutter.