listening to Ordinary Days right now, but Dave Matthews Band most of the time.

wanting the girls to have Dave in their lives.

remembering my childhood soundtrack of Simon and Garfunkel, Judy Collins, Joan Baez, Dan Fogelberg, and my parents’ other favorites.

choosing to be more present in my creative life.

planning five things to do each day that will help me reach some goals.

playing too much HearthStone, and wanting to quit, but not knowing how.

feeling like a huge super nerd for typing that last sentence.

reading Scarlet, the second book in a YA series about a cyborg and normal stuff like that.

knowing that I should be reading other things.

wondering what the heck is up with Olivia Pope.  Is she control now?  Is she secretly working with her dad?  Is she just taking control?

using my Get To Work Book everyday and loving having an organization to my day and to-dos.

waking up early everyday.  Not always before the sun, but pretty darn close.

controlling my seasonal allergies with the help of essential oils.  Amazing.

counting the days until the end of school and the start of summer vacation.

looking forward to summer days with my girls and all our friends.


I CHOOSE to blog when I want to.

I CHOOSE to use essential oils.

I CHOOSE to celebrate Easter and Novruz.

I CHOOSE to sew.

I CHOOSE to give things away.

I CHOOSE to pick up my room everyday.

CHOOSE February – Results

I CHOOSE to work as much as possible.  I did this.  I’ve been pretty busy with work and other commitments, but I’ve tried to focus on making work a priority.

I CHOOSE to sew things for other people and myself.  I made a couple dresses for the girls and worked on my quilt.

I CHOOSE to post a new blog each weekday.  I didn’t post everyday, but I chose when I wanted to post, and when I didn’t want to.  There were days when I didn’t feel it and I knew that a post would be half-hearted anyway, so I made the choice to skip a day or two.

I CHOOSE to clean my room everyday.  Still trying.  I don’t know why this is so hard for me.

I CHOOSE to keep trying to get 10,000 steps a day.  Since I chose to try, I succeeded.  Still not getting there everyday, but at least I’m trying.

I CHOOSE to keep eating a (mostly) Whole30 diet. Well, no.  And I feel it.  I need to recommit.

I CHOOSE to cook some Azerbaijani food.  We had some friends over for chorek and dushbara.

I CHOOSE to send a letter everyday. I have a couple days to catch up on, but I’ve almost done it.  And I loved it.  I will certainly be writing more letters in the future.