Friday, December 9, 2011

Scrambled Brain (not a recipe post)

I turned on my television tonight for the first time in what feels like a century. Lunch today was the first time this week I read the newspaper. I visited Twitter, Facebook, and Reader, too - the real things, not just the mobile versions. Here's a sign of how hectic things are right now: my astrology app (yes, I have this) (even though I have sworn off psychics) (a story I may tell in 2012) told me that December would be my biggest career month of the year. I thought that was sort of impossible, since I'll be on vacation for half of December... but I think the damn app might be on to something. Since job-blogging is for the birds - very, very dimwitted birds - we'll skip over that currently enormous portion of my life and just say that things are swell.

So what are we left with, then? We're left with a still-unplanned trip to Europe. The logic there is that because our goals consist not of Louvre sightings but instead of belly fillage and sensory overload, planning isn't really required. I'd simply like to step off the plane and be swept away in a Paris whirlwind, with my favorite partner in crime there to help me pronounce things. This is me, simplifying.

We're also left with a Christmas tree-less house. You all were right that it would've been worth it to get one. And if I could've cloned myself to get a tree and decorate it that very day, I would have. But a week went by without a chance to breathe, and suddenly we'd only have a week with said tree before leaving it, and oh by the way where is that clone again, because the next three nights were already booked solid, and then we have only a few days with the tree. So yeah. There's been some minimal holiday decorating around la casa, but that's it. And it's the best that I can do this year... I am accepting that reality. This is me, simplifying.

A funny thing about simplifying is that I forget how much better I am at it when I'm really busy than when I'm not. My head does a better job of balancing when it has more things to sort. When I'm not busy enough, too many little items sit in my head in a mess, twisted and tangled and hopeless. Being busy is the great prioritizer of my head space. It's like the mental conditioner that turns my tangles into shiny, manageable thoughts.

It's also possible that I've been working from home a little too much for a little too long, so this change has been good. Meetings and people and reading books on the train and lunches away from my home office desk are good things. Back to Basics at its best. I still love my home office and its perks, but I think I love having the option of multiple workplaces even better. It takes one to appreciate the other.

This might just be me in a past-midnight sort of mood, but I swear this photo I took of eggs from my sister's chickens looks exactly the way I want my mental space to look. Okay, maybe there are still a lot of eggs in there. But it's me... Ms. More Is More, after all. In this picture, mental conditioner is flowing. Do you see how calm those eggs look, how they're full and lively in that pie pan but not too crowded, how there is a quiet yet charmingly irregular semblance of order?


I'm calling it right now: my resolution for 2012 is for my brain to embody this photograph. Or to start some sort of mental clarity hair product line.

11 comments:

  1. A) I miss you. I've been too busy to blog or tweet much these days, makes you realize that keeping up with your "internet friends" is as important as calling and emailing your "IRL" friends.

    B) If you havent planned your every meal in Paris yet - here's my list of reviews I wrote for yelp. The two "must eats" I would recommend are Relais Entrecote & Las du Falafel.
    http://www.yelp.com/list/eating-et-drinking-in-paris-paris
    3) Happy simplified holiday to you friend!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Did I really just A, B 3 you? I need a nap.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Hee hee, waspy redhead - everyone loves a good A, B, 3!

    Mags - Don't feel bad about the tree. While romantically taking in Paris and in the middle of Christmas fairytale land in Austria I seriously doubt you'll miss it for a second. One less egg in your basket! Or maybe even more when you add in potential fire hazards and kitty disasters while away! Your vacation is going to be just the ticket for you guys to take it easy, destress and relax!!!! Super jealous, but really happy for you! Love ya!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Maggie -- go to Hediard in Place de la Madeleine before they close! Also Eric Kayser, L'Atlas for Moroccan food, Le Petit Pontoise for delicious dinners (sadly, I think they have an English menu now, but the food is still wonderful,) leave room in your bag for goodies from Izrael in the Marais, and La Grande Epicerie is WONDERFUL at Christmas. Also, buy yourself something shiny from E. Dehillerin. And you must fully experience the snobbery of the women who work at Diptyque on Boulevard Saint-Germain. Jordan Ferney has some fun recs on oh happy day too.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Get Your Wife Back, Perfect Urgent Love Spell. Am Oliva Giphy
     from FL Usa All Thanks To Dr Aluya Who Brought Back The Love Of My Life. my girlfriend cheated on me and asked for a breakup. I don't believe at first i try to get back with her but all she told me was she’s with someone else. that she is no longer interested in marrying me at that point i was heart broken coz i love my girlfriend so much that i could not let go off her all of a sudden she left me, i really love her and never can imagine my life without her. not until i came across a powerful real spell caster Dr Aluya who promise me 48hours urgent love spell to get back with my girlfriend, good twenty-four {48} hours. hmm-mm, it was a good night time at 11:pm within the days that Dr Aluya told me that my girlfriend will be back, at first i heard the bell rings getting close to my door i heard someone saying honey!!!, it sound familiar i opened the door and i saw my girlfriend standing and weeping in front of me. i was not surprised because its all i have been praying for her to come back home. Guess what 2 weeks after she noticed her system and her body temperature was changed and i took her to clinic for check up and the doctor told me that there is life in her which means she was pregnant i really wants to use this opportunity to thanks Dr Aluya so much and the love page that directed me to Dr Aluya if you have any problem getting your ex back, or predicament that is worse or exactly like this you have been into, contact Dr Aluya on aluya.48hoursspelltemple@gmail.com Whatsapp/cal  +2348110493039  
    https://draluya48hoursspelltemple.webs.com/

    ReplyDelete
  6. My husband and I have been married for about 7 yrs now. We were happily married with two kids, a boy and a girl. 3 months ago, I started to notice some strange behavior from him and a few weeks later I found out that my husband is seeing someone. He started coming home late from work, he hardly care about me or the kids anymore, Sometimes he goes out and doesn't even come back home for about 2-3 days. I did all I could to rectify this problem but all to no avail. I became very worried and needed help. As I was browsing through the Internet one day, I came across a website that suggested that Dr Aluya can help solve marital problems, restore broken relationships and so on. So, I felt I should give him a try. I contacted him and he did a spell for me. Two days later, my husband came to me and apologized for the wrongs he did and promise never to do it again. Ever since then, everything has returned back to normal. I and my family are living together happily again.. All thanks to Dr Aluya . If you need a spell caster that can cast a spell that truly works, I suggest you contact him. He will not disappoint you. This is his E-mail: aluya.48hoursspelltemple@gmail.com    OR       aluya.48hoursspelltemple@yahoo.com  WhatsApp +2348110493039  

    https://draluya48hoursspelltemple.webs.com/

    ReplyDelete
  7. CONTACT DR ORMAN FOR INSTANT DEATH SPELL FOR REVENGE AND LOST LOVE SPELL VIA dr.orman980@yahoo.com or orman.spiritualist3002@gmail.com whatssapp +905398102247

    The best you can offer yourself in life is never give up on things that are important to your happiness in life and don't allow any one deny or take away your happiness. I might not be the best among others but i can assure you the best result among others, your happiness in life is my happiness too and i will always do my best to make sure you achieve the best happiness you desire in life with my powerful magic powers. are you having problems or difficulties in life Call & WhatsApp +905 398 102 247 Dr.ORMAN https://ormanspritualist.blogspot.com/ Best Astrologist, Spell Casters, Black Magic, White Magic, Real VOODOO LOVE SPELL, GET BACK LOST LOVER AFTER DIVORCE, get back your lost love, how to get my ex- back, how to get my love back, Instant Death Spell, Revenge Spell, Divorce Spell, Fertility/Pregnancy Spell, Spells for Divorce, Marriage Spell, Divorce Psychic, Love spells, lost love spells, breakup spells, protection, reunite us, attraction spells, psychic, traditional healers, sangoma, black magic removal, recover lost funds, Online Revenge on Ex, Get Exlover Back Online,
    Business Spell
    Solving small / big court cases and early jail release
    Break-Up Spell
    Curse Removal
    Becoming famous spell
    Career spell
    Men’s Early Ejaculation
    Strong and Sustained Erection
    Low Libido
    Cannot Give Birth
    Love Spells
    Lost Love Spells
    Divorce Spells
    Marriage Spells
    Binding Spells
    Breakup Spells
    Banish a past Lover.
    You want to be promoted in your office
    want to satisfy your lover
    Death spell
    Gay/Lesbian Love spell
    Money spell
    court case spell
    celebrity spell
    politics spell
    Exams spell
    Beauty spell
    Good-luck spell
    Do as i say spell
    General cleansing spell
    Bad Luck Spell
    Reach Out For Help via: dr.orman980@yahoo.com OR orman.spiritualist3002@gmail.com
    Website: https://ormanspritualist.blogspot.com/
    Whatsapp number +90 539 8102 247

    ReplyDelete
  8. CONTACT DR ORMAN FOR INSTANT DEATH SPELL FOR REVENGE AND LOST LOVE SPELL VIA dr.orman980@yahoo.com or orman.spiritualist3002@gmail.com whatssapp +905398102247

    The best you can offer yourself in life is never give up on things that are important to your happiness in life and don't allow any one deny or take away your happiness. I might not be the best among others but i can assure you the best result among others, your happiness in life is my happiness too and i will always do my best to make sure you achieve the best happiness you desire in life with my powerful magic powers. are you having problems or difficulties in life Call & WhatsApp +905 398 102 247 Dr.ORMAN https://ormanspritualist.blogspot.com/ Best Astrologist, Spell Casters, Black Magic, White Magic, Real VOODOO LOVE SPELL, GET BACK LOST LOVER AFTER DIVORCE, get back your lost love, how to get my ex- back, how to get my love back, Instant Death Spell, Revenge Spell, Divorce Spell, Fertility/Pregnancy Spell, Spells for Divorce, Marriage Spell, Divorce Psychic, Love spells, lost love spells, breakup spells, protection, reunite us, attraction spells, psychic, traditional healers, sangoma, black magic removal, recover lost funds, Online Revenge on Ex, Get Exlover Back Online,
    Business Spell
    Solving small / big court cases and early jail release
    Break-Up Spell
    Curse Removal
    Becoming famous spell
    Career spell
    Men’s Early Ejaculation
    Strong and Sustained Erection
    Low Libido
    Cannot Give Birth
    Love Spells
    Lost Love Spells
    Divorce Spells
    Marriage Spells
    Binding Spells
    Breakup Spells
    Banish a past Lover.
    You want to be promoted in your office
    want to satisfy your lover
    Death spell
    Gay/Lesbian Love spell
    Money spell
    court case spell
    celebrity spell
    politics spell
    Exams spell
    Beauty spell
    Good-luck spell
    Do as i say spell
    General cleansing spell
    Bad Luck Spell
    Reach Out For Help via: dr.orman980@yahoo.com OR orman.spiritualist3002@gmail.com
    Website: https://ormanspritualist.blogspot.com/
    Whatsapp number +90 539 8102 247

    ReplyDelete
  9. CONTACT DR ORMAN FOR INSTANT DEATH SPELL FOR REVENGE AND LOST LOVE SPELL VIA dr.orman980@yahoo.com or orman.spiritualist3002@gmail.com whatssapp +905398102247

    The best you can offer yourself in life is never give up on things that are important to your happiness in life and don't allow any one deny or take away your happiness. I might not be the best among others but i can assure you the best result among others, your happiness in life is my happiness too and i will always do my best to make sure you achieve the best happiness you desire in life with my powerful magic powers. are you having problems or difficulties in life Call & WhatsApp +905 398 102 247 Dr.ORMAN https://ormanspritualist.blogspot.com/ Best Astrologist, Spell Casters, Black Magic, White Magic, Real VOODOO LOVE SPELL, GET BACK LOST LOVER AFTER DIVORCE, get back your lost love, how to get my ex- back, how to get my love back, Instant Death Spell, Revenge Spell, Divorce Spell, Fertility/Pregnancy Spell, Spells for Divorce, Marriage Spell, Divorce Psychic, Love spells, lost love spells, breakup spells, protection, reunite us, attraction spells, psychic, traditional healers, sangoma, black magic removal, recover lost funds, Online Revenge on Ex, Get Exlover Back Online,
    Business Spell
    Solving small / big court cases and early jail release
    Break-Up Spell
    Curse Removal
    Becoming famous spell
    Career spell
    Men’s Early Ejaculation
    Strong and Sustained Erection
    Low Libido
    Cannot Give Birth
    Love Spells
    Lost Love Spells
    Divorce Spells
    Marriage Spells
    Binding Spells
    Breakup Spells
    Banish a past Lover.
    You want to be promoted in your office
    want to satisfy your lover
    Death spell
    Gay/Lesbian Love spell
    Money spell
    court case spell
    celebrity spell
    politics spell
    Exams spell
    Beauty spell
    Good-luck spell
    Do as i say spell
    General cleansing spell
    Bad Luck Spell
    Reach Out For Help via: dr.orman980@yahoo.com OR orman.spiritualist3002@gmail.com
    Website: https://ormanspritualist.blogspot.com/
    Whatsapp number +90 539 8102 247

    ReplyDelete
  10. CONTACT DR ORMAN FOR INSTANT DEATH SPELL FOR REVENGE AND LOST LOVE SPELL VIA dr.orman980@yahoo.com or orman.spiritualist3002@gmail.com whatssapp +905398102247

    The best you can offer yourself in life is never give up on things that are important to your happiness in life and don't allow any one deny or take away your happiness. I might not be the best among others but i can assure you the best result among others, your happiness in life is my happiness too and i will always do my best to make sure you achieve the best happiness you desire in life with my powerful magic powers. are you having problems or difficulties in life Call & WhatsApp +905 398 102 247 Dr.ORMAN https://ormanspritualist.blogspot.com/ Best Astrologist, Spell Casters, Black Magic, White Magic, Real VOODOO LOVE SPELL, GET BACK LOST LOVER AFTER DIVORCE, get back your lost love, how to get my ex- back, how to get my love back, Instant Death Spell, Revenge Spell, Divorce Spell, Fertility/Pregnancy Spell, Spells for Divorce, Marriage Spell, Divorce Psychic, Love spells, lost love spells, breakup spells, protection, reunite us, attraction spells, psychic, traditional healers, sangoma, black magic removal, recover lost funds, Online Revenge on Ex, Get Exlover Back Online,
    Business Spell
    Solving small / big court cases and early jail release
    Break-Up Spell
    Curse Removal
    Becoming famous spell
    Career spell
    Men’s Early Ejaculation
    Strong and Sustained Erection
    Low Libido
    Cannot Give Birth
    Love Spells
    Lost Love Spells
    Divorce Spells
    Marriage Spells
    Binding Spells
    Breakup Spells
    Banish a past Lover.
    You want to be promoted in your office
    want to satisfy your lover
    Death spell
    Gay/Lesbian Love spell
    Money spell
    court case spell
    celebrity spell
    politics spell
    Exams spell
    Beauty spell
    Good-luck spell
    Do as i say spell
    General cleansing spell
    Bad Luck Spell
    Reach Out For Help via: dr.orman980@yahoo.com OR orman.spiritualist3002@gmail.com
    Website: https://ormanspritualist.blogspot.com/
    Whatsapp number +90 539 8102 247

    ReplyDelete

C'mon, make my day...

Related Posts with Thumbnails