Man, I just cannot stay on top of these. But they say there’s no wrong way to do 30 Days of Lists, so I am not going to stress about it. :)
Day 12 – Things I always do for myself
There are a lot of ways to take this prompt. Is it things I always do myself rather than having others do them? Things I always do that are for me that are nice? Things I almost always do for me that are nice? Any sort of things I do for me?
Really, any list where I rigidly enforce the always is going to be pretty short. I am many things but 100% consistent isn’t one of them. I’m as human as the next person, and human means flaws and inconsistency.
But. Nice things I do for myself with regularity:
- Ask Nate for hugs when I need them.
- Set money aside for retirement.
- Work on making myself/my environment better, or at least not consciously making things worse.
- Daily meditation and spiritual practice (more days than not, at least. I often don’t on non-work days because of their lack of structure).
- Buy books.
- Read books.
- Take time to unwind in the evening.
Day 13 – Describe your childhood home
- Big (two stories, four bedrooms; one of those was set aside for my parents’ books)
- Full of books (see above about the library bedroom; also pretty much every room in the house had bookshelves in it. The bathrooms didn’t have shelves but there were always books on the toilet tank lids)
- Wood floors
- At Christmas, full of Christmas-tree smell and baking-cookies smell (Dad had a tradition of baking a TON of cookies every holiday season, for us and for friends & family and for parties and and and!)
- Quiet (no tv on in the background, very little radio on in the background. Lots of reading)
- Packed with lots of interesting and useful equipment! (camping, horseback riding, playing in the snow, we did all kinds of cool stuff, and had all kinds of cool equipment for it, from my snow saucer to the canvas A-frame tent Mom lived in as a kid)
Day 14 – Favorite treats when traveling
I don’t really treat myself when I’m traveling, though I probably should. Really, the one treat around traveling I love and am generally good at is cleaning before I leave – coming home to clean sheets and clean towels is so nice.
Day 15 – Things I only bought once or twice in my life
Oh ho! This is tricky.
- My car (One was bought for me when I was in college. I bought my beloved Honda Civic, and that’s it so far)
- Seriously high-quality dresses (there’s the one I got married in and the one I got to officiate Jenny’s wedding, and that’s it)
- Messenger bags. I think I’ve only had the one I used back in school and my current one (a ThinkGeek Bag of Holding, which I ADORE)
Day 16 – This week’s to do list
- Tons of work stuff (release on Friday, wheeeee)
- Work on unpacking more (maybe start hanging art? Would love to unpack that!)
- Find another craft fair or two to apply to
- Bind a bunch of books
- Track down tax stuff for tax guy
- More things I am probably forgetting. Been a long day.