Sabbatical…

yes, the time has come. I will be away for the next 2 to 3 weeks. Changing Continents once again and all the fun that entails. See you soon!

Stuff

I am taking a break today. I need it and I am fairly certain the pets need me to take one. I haven’t spent much time with them lately with preparation for the move and with all the people coming and going and the removal of items from their space they are a tad disconcerted….

The “Minimal” List…

The universe has this funny way of coaxing me into things that I am mentally toying with. I was ready to make some changes 4 years ago when we left Oklahoma for my partner’s new job in India. I looked at it as a clean slate scenario. I was being given the chance to downsize…

A Tale of Two Sisters…part three

I heard from my sister recently. It appears our mother told her that I was moving back. My mom has told pretty much everyone she knows…she is excited. I had not told my sister and there is a reason and I am sure that it will sound horrible….but….my sister is a drama queen, a time…

The Clutter War Continues

I think I might have just won a battle or two but the war still wages. This weekend all the extra stuff that has been accumulating the past four years came under review and was either put in a “I will think about keeping you” pile or went straight to the donation pile and the…

Some Where Between a Rock…

and a hard place you shall find me. The saga of this modern nomad’s move continues. I actually was feeling pretty exhilarated today. Donation items are actually starting to move on to new homes; freeing up space to place the items that are moving with us but aren’t necessarily being used at this time out…

Cluttered Space…Cluttered Mind

One of the battles that I seem to repeatedly wage is with clutter. Clutter it turns out is not a good thing if you are dealing with Bipolar. I personally feel it isn’t healthy for anyone, actually. So, what exactly is clutter? Clutter is a collection of things lying about in an untidy state. Sometimes…

Simple Pleasures…A Change of View

I took a tiny trip to Delhi, India to take care of some paperwork and I got back last night. I was only out of Mumbai for two nights but it feels as though I have been away for weeks. This tiny trip reminded me of how important it can be to take a break…

Feeling the Pressure…

Sus’s contract is up in April and that means we will be leaving India. It also means that it is time once again to purge 4 years of accumulated stuff. Where does it all come from? We did a major purge before we moved here, we moved with just our clothing, the pets and their…

Breaking Bad Habits

I might be jumping the gun a little bit here but I have to start somewhere. Therapy (talk) had helped me to process my pesky and uncomfortable emotions. Group Therapy had given me a sense of belonging and reassured me that I wasn’t alone.  Working with the Tarot had allowed me to utilize the talk…

I Am…?

“I Am” are undoubtedly the two most powerful words in existence with them you can build yourself up or pick yourself apart. You are stating your awareness of Self. How do you see You? Do you choose the affirmative perspective and declare the great “I Am a glorious creation that is filled with limitless possibilities”…

Normalcy or something sort of like it.

I never did get a post published at the end of the week. The Holi holiday festivities, beginning of yet another wedding season and the fact that internet has been spotty (my guess is that with all the construction (to house the masses of Mumbai) someone clipped the cable and being a holiday and the…