Fourth attempt to get this post up….

I think I’m over bloody WordPress! Goodbye!

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Don’t Break the Chain – Awake Version!

Last night we got home late from a MASSIVE day and I hadn’t done my daily blog! Check out the result! Blurg …….

So today I’ve had 12 hours sleep and will do better!

No, it wasn’t Andy Warhol who famously said, “Don’t Break the Chain.” ( I thought that seemed out of character!) It was Jerry Seinfeld. He was referring to his method of writing jokes. You have to commit to daily practise in other words, and build up a chain of observances. Then when you can’t be fagged exercising or decluttering a drawer or … writing that blog … well, you HAVE TO! Because you can’t break the chain!

Its a pain, but it is great motivation. So, just print out a calendar and choose one daily resolution, and start ticking off those dates! (Colouring them in is fun too.) Like this!

(Just because I’m nice, I’m going to let you off the first 10 days! Cross off those dates and just start building your chain from today! Good luck!)

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Don’t Break the Chain!

Bah! It’s late. I don’t want to write. But if you break the chain of any daily observance, it’s a gap you can never mend. I think Andy Warhol said that. Or was it my second cousin, the social worker? Blither, blather. Too tired to care.

I need a picture. Here’s one.

These stock photos on here are so handy!

Must go to bed. Must let this be good enough. Must sleep now. Zzz z. Z.  Zzzzzzzzzz….



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It’s Day 9!

Yes, it’s Day 9, and why does that matter?

Because stats show that most New Year Resolutioners bomb out on Day 9. Good intentions, but no cigar.

(Or maybe not a good analogy in the case of those on the QUIT wagon. Tee hee.)

But we’re going strong, eh? Exercise – tick. Diet- tick. Be nice to loved one – tick.


Nine days down. 356  to go! YeeHah!





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Sunday is for Not Posting!

Yes. I have decided. This day is Taking-a-Breath-Day.

There. Even my daily picture is relaxed!

(Oh. PS: Please excuse last night’s unintentional post. I was up at 2AM, still trying to solve my hopping cursor problem! That was a test of WordPress for iPads. Which I’ll continue researching.


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Try out

This is where I would be trying out my post.

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A Grrr…. Day!

Remember this pic? It’s the page of my 2017 resolutions written on New Year’s Eve. Full of ambition and determination!

A week into January and I haven’t kept up either. (Sad face.)

I blame YOU, WordPress!

Most of my hours go on figuring out this … what do they call it ? … ‘dashboard’! Stupid name. I hate writing in here because I keep losing the cursor. I have to scroll upward, the screen then flashes and I can scroll down and keep typing. IF I can remember what I was saying! So frustrating! I’ve gone on many help sites and have five books from the library –  just on WordPress! But I can’t get satisfaction. And all this ‘research’ takes so much MORE TIME! Grrr!

Actually, do I even need a blog to write a book? Shouldn’t I be actually writing the book instead of flipping around with this application?

It’s aggravating that I told myself to write every day! Already I’ve come to dread it! Should I continue? Poo, I don’t know.

I need a guru!

“When the pupil is ready, the teacher will appear.”

Come to me, Sensei! Your Grasshopper is waiting!


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My (first) Twenty Minute Post!

I have 20 minutes to write before I have to go out.

Usually it takes me 2 hours to publish a post. Yet I told myself I would blog every day! So …

Aha! I have found a place on here that lets me use someone else’s photos! Yay! Saves me trawling around here looking for a subject with my little Nikon! One day I will get to know all these WordPress bells and whistles. Won’t I?

Meanwhile I have this nice pic of me consulting my tranquility coach. Ahhh…. if only…

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Decanting the Jar of Life

Yesterday I introduced you to The Jar of Life. Here’s the one I prepared earlier:

It’s nicely full of three types of activity you might fill your life with. Here they are, deglassed:

The balls of wool represent the BigRocks. That’s the major, vital-to-why-you-are-alive missions. Like nurturing love in your life. And being healthy and glorious and free. Yep, they’re the big ones.

The Lego bricks represent the urgent or less important stuff. These chores still have to be done, but not at the expense of the wool. Ah … the BigRocks, that is. Example? Feed the iguana. Buy cheap sponge for the cake-stall. Find the remote.

The beads represent the trivial, pretty-much-worthless jobbies. Netflix comes to mind.

Time management is all about juggling these priorities. And it all begins with New Year’s Resolutions. And that’s where we came in.





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Here I Explain the BigRocks Principle… in wool.

In response to my recent commentator (who’d obviously never heard of Steven Covey), I will now demonstrate the BigRocks Principle which I alluded to in an earlier post.

As we have kids around here, and not engineers, my demonstration will use beads, Lego and wool. Instead of sand, gravel and rocks. But you’ll get the idea.

Here we have the glass jar of life. Okay?

The little beads represent the trivialities we fritter away our time on. Things like coffee breaks, shoe shopping, shaving our legs.(You too, girls.) Hollywood rom-com’s, Cheezels, Freecell … yes, even Facebook.

The Lego bricks represent urgent TO DOs like the boss phoning about the missing invoice. And that ‘Ting!’of an arriving email you just have to open. Also for fairly important stuff like ‘Pick up Heidi for the dentist.”  Or ‘Book the flights to Venice!’ (You wish.)

The balls of wool (despite their unlikely consistency) represent rocks. Yes, BigRocks, as I like to spell them. They are the really important missions of your life … the love you’ll share with your precious few; the money you’ll need for a full life; the glory you’ll attain when you share your own specialness with the world; your health. These are what you need to spend your scarce time on Earth on. Aren’t they?

SEE ABOVE ILLUSTRATION: Here we see the jar overflowing! Someone put the trivial beads in first! Then the urgent or minor chores. But now the jar has no room for the really important priorities! Life is slipping away on the unimportant instead of being wisely used to maximise its value and bring greatest happiness and fulfillment. Oh, sad. So sad.

NOW SEE THIS ILLUSTRATION: Here we represent a wiser life! You see, if you put the rocks … I mean, the wool … Actually the, ah, important stuff, on your agenda first, you can fit the other tasks around it! Da-Daa! Sure there might be a few beads, um, chores left out. But, hey, they were trivial anyway. So who cares!

QED. Here endeth the lesson.

I hope you all enjoyed my little sciencey demonstration. And I think you’ll agree mine was much prettier than Covey’s!




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