This past week was spent trying to reduce my feelings of stress even more. So exercise, healthy eating with occasional indulgences, reading what I really enjoy and thinking of enjoyable things to do each week.
I was running errands Monday and stopped at Trader Joe's to see what flowers they has and there were my favorite cut flowers in my favorite color. There were even enough to put a few in the small bathroom. A great happy start to the week.
- We did our taxes together using TurboTax and had some laughs during the process. Better than tears!
- I finally figured out a system for getting caught up on the deep cleaning that seems to be working for me. I’m taking it in little bites such as just the bedside table drawers or just one side of the pantry. If I want to keep going I can but at least one little thing is done. Glad I found a solution that works for me.
- Put a painting of mine I was considering throwing away onto the shelf above the washer and dryer. Cheers up the laundry area and is seen from the kitchen. Glad I found a spot for it.
- After bad news from our HOA about their inability to get adequate property insurance for the exteriors of our homes, they came through with a tiny bit of good news. Their new contract for cable and internet leaves us paying only for our landline $19.99/mo instead of the previous cost of $102.43/mo. Of course the HOA fee annual increase was $37/mo including totally inadequate fire and earthquake coverage, but we have saved $45.44/mo after all this. I'm being thankful for small favors and focusing on what I can control or influence not the bad things that happen.