What the [BLANK] happened this weekend?

This weekend was a successful weekend, well productive at least. I was SUPPOSED to post this yesterday but my NEPHEW WAS BORN! So excited to have another nephew! Okay now on to the post.

My voice came back and while I’m still coughing here and there, I sound 100% better. On Saturday I helped my friend paint her bedroom. We changed it from mocha to a pale grey. Then we moved in all her larger furniture, hung up wall decorations and shelves. and purged a lot of her makeup, clothes and items she totally forgot about. I had to tell her sorry when I left because I was really hard on her and while I’m coming to terms with purging things I NEVER use, she has not. I was rather harsh, but what are friends for right?? We also painted a few furniture pieces that she wanted to match to her new color scheme. I had planned on going to the gym Saturday but I was at her house from 9am to 8pm. I felt that while I did not get a real workout in, I did work pretty hard. Seriously. I’m short so I was in charge of painting the lower half of the wall which meant I was in a squat position most of the time. the back of my legs are sore. I miss being sore.

Sunday was sort of a lazy day but I worked out a schedule/timeline for finishing my friends scarf as well as a timeline for finishing my book for book club. I started working on clearing out my dining room and getting it ready for a battling chaos post. I have mass amounts of books that I need to purge as well but I feel like that’s going to be incredibly tough and I want to save it for last. If I do it now, it will just end up pushing back other minimalist projects that I can get done quicker. So overall a productive weekend.

I also planned out my week using my awesome Plum Paper Planner. Adore my Chris Evans Dashboard, haha.
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Tiffany – The Tangled Taurus

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Riding the high

This last weekend was amazing and I’m still hyped up over it. My beloved Sounders won on Friday, after a losing streak. With Dempsey out on suspension/gold cup duty, Evans out for injury/gold cup duty, Papa out for gold cup duty and a large group of our starters injured, this win was just what we needed. Even though Tyrone Mears probably did it for the Queen, since he is English, it’s still a great way to start off July 4th weekend! Not much to say about the 4th of July except it was nice. A great time to hang with family and enjoy each other’s company. Then on Sunday, the US Women’s team defeated Japan to take home the World Cup! Seriously, if you did not watch that game then you missed out on some fantastic soccer. I’m still too emotional from that win to talk calmly about it but wow, still riding that high.

Then today, I see that my Plum Paper Planner should arrive today and I can’t wait to get home and open it up! I’m still waiting on all my planner stickers and coil clips but still excited to start using it and getting organized. I’m not sure why it took me so long to discover etsy and now that I have, I think I’m in trouble!

As for this week, I’m putting a hold on my purging. Book club is this Friday and I have read 0 of the books. Don’t worry though, well like you would waste your worry, I have a plan. I have 3 book to read and I’ve broken it down below. I just need to stick to the timeline and not skip any! Ugh I brought this on myself! Why did I wait so long again???

Night Veil – 294 pages left – read 100 pages a day – 40 pgs at lunch or at work & 60 pgs at 5pm – 6pm M-T-W

Grave Peril – 378 pages – read 80 pages a day – 80 pgs at 7pm – 8:30pm M-T-W – 40 pgs at lunch or at work TH-F & 80 pgs at 7pm – 8:30pm TH

Burned – 273 pages left – Read 91 pgs at 8:30pm – 10pm M-T-W-TH

After I get all my books read then I can get back to purging and start working on my crochet blanket for my nephew that should be here aaaaaannnny day now.

Tiffany – The Tangled Taurus

Come here often? ;)

My lack of posts would indicate that I do not, for a fact, come here often. Yes I know this is a cheesy pick up line but it’s been a while since I posted an update. Things have not been hectic or anything but I’ve had a decreased will to post or pretty much do anything productive. I like to blame it on the heat we are having. The heat always sucks all the energy I have and converts it into pure hatred for the sun. I hate sweating, the restless nights, and did I mention the sweating? I was sick last week and almost went to work just for the AC.

So updates…

I hit a snag in my minimalist purge project, battling chaos. My desk is looking great and still nice and clean. I started working on the area right of my desk, my fireplace and my TV/TV Stand. I cleaned, purged and then started decorating. Decorating has been my downfall. I have a hard time leaving space empty and void of anything. My mantle is pretty boring and I decided to try my hand at painting a picture for it and they turned out HORRIBLE and ugly! Since then I’ve had no motivation to continue, all because a little disappointment. I don’t have any plans tonight so I figured I would clean up what I do have in place and just leave the decorating until later. Then maybe once I have the whole downstairs nice and clear, I can work on decorating.

With the heat and feeling crappy, reading again has not been happening. I have so much to catch up on it’s not funny. I really need to hammer out a reading schedule and actually follow it. I even have books I need to read before my next book club that I have been waiting to read and I just have no desire. My life is being controlled by my lack of desire to do anything that involves my brain!

And my last update before I go. In an attempt to organize my life I bought a Plum Paper Planner! I’m super excited to get this in and to start using it. I’ve tried to stay organized electronically using Google Drive, Google Keep, Google Calendar, Evernote, Todolist. HabitRPG and other random android apps. While I love Google Keep for random notes, book notes and grocery lists, it just doesn’t keep me organized. I still write myself notes, I still make lists and I still go through way to many scraps of paper. I know using a paper planner is time consuming but I’m at a place where I need to crack down and just do it.

Tiffany – The Tangled Taurus