Weekly Virtue: Review of Order, Prepare for Resolution

Last week was Order.

Order. Let all your things have their places; let each part of your business have its time.

Physically, some small improvements. While sweeping, I got fed up with the game controllers in front of the TV or falling out of the pile between the TV stand and the corner, and tired of the mess under the fish tank. My son had a small stack of drawers on wheels that he wasn’t using, except the top surface. That’s now in the living room. There isn’t really room for it, and my husband says he has a better solution, but it will do for now.

We also bought a medicine cabinet. The bottles and boxes never got put back in the travel box on the counter, and even when they were, they were hard to read and hard to put away. It was a bit of a jigsaw puzzle. Fingers crossed it gets installed this weekend.

Keeping up with my time commitments, not so good. I joined a small accountability group (3 members, but possibly open to more) and we’re still finding our way. We say what we intend to do, and then what we really did. So far, we all think it’s helping. Our only commitment to each other is to be supportive. One person is trying small hourly posts. (I reply more-or-less daily.) One lists only a few key goals per day. Me, well, I’m verbose. I list my entire day’s plan, then put in time estimates, then make things more realistic. That’s a good exercise, since usually I want to do twice what I have time for. Then I waste time fleshing out the details a bit too much, then chopping them back and trying again…and again…and again.

It was a heavy week for appointments and emotional roller-coasters. (Nothing bad. Major review of life insurance which dragged on for 8 months and two agents. We also saw a specialist in the big city about a little-known but well-established alternative to routine major surgery for a non-scary condition. Routine for a hospital, and non-scary if you’re used to major surgery.) Plus emergency winter clothes shopping for my pre-teen daughter who has her heart set on being a perfect student this year.

Fortunately, I get another stab at it. Next week is Resolution.

Resolution. Resolve to perform what you ought; perform without fail what you resolve.

I predict an interesting week. 7 planned events, which is medium for me. Only two deadlines, one of which I’ll finish the work for this week. Fingers crossed I pull ahead on some non-deadline projects!


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