The Adventures of Letting Go

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Less Won't Always Work

OK, here's the deal. I am a word person. So, I won't always be able to use the word "less." There are times I will simply have to go with "fewer."

And, today, I have fewer twist ties in my silverware drawer. I got the photo from the Bedford Industries site -- they make twist ties, and I'm sure they're wonderful. I have apparently kept Bedford and other companies like it in business, because I had approximately 90 million twist ties in the drawer. And I could have sworn I tossed them out not that long ago. Oh well. It's that maintenance thing ...

Anyway, today -- and the day is young -- I have much less of a mess in my silverware drawer. The silverware trays are washed and lovely, everything is sorted. It's fun to just open the drawer and stare at the happy spooning and forking.

I'm easily pleased. Or, maybe I'm just twisted. :-)

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Do Less

Yesterday, I gave myself a day off. I participated in one 30-minute conference call with a client, made a good dinner for the family, went to Friday night services ... but, in between all that, I hardly did anything.

Today, I'm recharged. I'm tossing papers, paying bills, getting rid of excess stuff. The lesson learned? My year of less must include days of doing less. I like it.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Less Time Online

Hmmm. To the casual reader, if there were any on this blog, it might appear that I have less interest in posting these days. Not so. I just haven't done anything worth posting. My biggest client announced quarterly and year-end earnings last week, and I was busy.

But, I'm baaaaack. And this should be a better week. Or a lesser week, as it goes ...