I am debating hiring someone to clean our house. I have talked to a couple of people and received mixed reviews, but I might give it a try. I feel like my evenings are too busy and too tiring to get anything done. Once the weekend rolls around there are too many other things to do. . . groceries, laundry, social obligations, and bigger projects like yard work and organizing the office. I keep thinking that if someone dusted, vacuumed, and cleaned my bathrooms every couple of weeks, it might take some of the stress out of my life. As often as I tell myself that it doesn't matter if I have a messy/dirty house, it stresses me out to see dust balls under the bar stools or toothpaste spray on the mirror. The main thing that will prevent me from hiring someone is simply finding the time and making it a priority to locate a person to do it.
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I meet with our counsellor Brad today. I had wanted to make reaching out my goal for the last week and a half. I have tried twice to reach out and failed (no answer when I called). Nobody's fault. Just a timing issue. But even though I have made a minimal effort to reach out, it doesn't feel good enough. I had plans to shoot off a couple of emails along with the few phone calls and I didn't do it. I hate to use the "too busy" excuse, but I am really busy at work. Today I didn't even make it down to the staff room to heat up my lunch. Evenings aren't a good time. Tired and stretching myself outside my comfort zone don't mix. I am going to make it this weeks goal to continue with reaching out. I have been in a much better place since my last counseling session, which feels really good. I want to keep moving in this direction.
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Our garden has some highs and lows this year. The few potatoes that came up were good and my sunflowers and tomatoes are looking amazing. Next year, I need to do some reading about carrots. They all looked like THIS. The blog that the picture came from has a few explanations, but I am not convinced that they were problems in my garden. As well, all my squash, zucchini, and pumpkins leaves turned white and they died (this is my first attempt at growing them). A few produced small fruit, but mostly, they flowered, fruit started growing, and they they turned white and dried up. Any ideas? I would love to hear them. Regardless, I am going to call Grandma Fritshaw and pick her brain!