I also finally got to cleaning up my email account on the Snow Leopard laptop. My email comes to 2 different laptops and my iPad. I don't sync these because I do not want to sync other things, so email deleted in one place stays in another. Someday I hope to figure a way around this. Anyway, since I am going to clone the Snow Leopard laptop in preparation to getting a new iMac with Sierra, I though I should try to clean up my account on that laptop before the cloning. I have deleted over 1000 emails, mostly from places I shop on line who keep sending me ads every day. I also had a lot of political emails from various organizations, especially pre and post the election. I deleted them on my iPad, but they are now gone from the SL computer. This also means that when I do the data migration all that will not transfer to the new iMac. Managing computer data is a huge chore, and I am not done yet. I still have to look at the documents I kept on this laptop, and see what I do not want any more.
Paying attention to all this is important. When I stop watching what I save, or forget that I have other email records, or save webarchives that I never look at again is when stuff accumulates and gets in the way. I need to keep reminding myself of that.
Great blue heron preening on the grass near the cemetery pond. I deduce it had already speared breakfast. Same bird (?) in the water weeds hunting when I came back, plus a possible second in the far part of the pond.
One squashed and leaky raccoon about four miles into my ride, looked like a second-year critter. That's near a cafe, and I suspect the lure of a ripe dumpster was involved.
Not totally lethal out there, yet (82 F now), so I got out on the bike. Did not die.
15.25 miles, 1:13:12
Meatball doing his best pirate impression.
Every morning I take Meatball out to our vegetable garden. He likes to explore and chew bits of long grass. It's a good outdoor spot for him because it's fenced; I worry without some kind of boundary he'll run off after a chipmunk and get lost (or worse).
But today, there was a rabbit in the garden--almost full grown--and he went for it. (He was not pleased with me when I hauled him back inside.)
I know some cats are more confrontational than others, but is it common for cats to chase animals as big as they are? Does your cat do this?
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By contrast though, how does relaxing in a clutter-free, clean and tidy room that you can look on with a sense of pride and the knowledge that it's done and you were the one who got it there. Better, right? So that's what I'm trying to hang on to at the moment - the goal, rather than the getting there. I've got an image in my head of what I want it to be like and now I'm determinedly trying to hang on to it while I get there. It doesn't get rid of the guilt and frustration, but maybe they last a little less each time or I can balance them a little.
A little bit of that pride is achievable in the moment, by rather than imagining the whole room complete, I try imagining the little bit I'm going to be working on - be it a shelf, a box, a pile of filing or whatever. I take a look and I imagine what's it's going to look like when I've finished 'today' because every little helps.
What about you? What helps you declutter emotionally or maybe that should be unemotionally? How do you stay focussed on the goal and what is your goal? And how's your decluttering been going so far this week?
First Canada thistle blooms (which tells you something about how New England views Canada), cotoneaster and evening primrose flowering in town, milkweed starting to form pods.
No roadkill, not even a flattened squirrel.
Roads got sorta-dry, still cloudy, got out on the bike. Thick air. Did not die.
15.29 miles, 1:15:05
DEAR NO TEES IN THE BAR: Get creative. You can develop a personal style that stays casual but is more dressed up than the average guy at your office. Look around. There’s bound to be someone who dresses a notch above the norm. You can also choose to dress up on occasion when you have after-work events. If somebody ribs you, tell them you have an event to attend and leave it at that. You can also bring a change of clothes to work and slip into your dress just before you head out. Most important is for you to feel confident in your appearance and clear that you can make personal choices that extend beyond the casual norm.