Currently: September 2016

Currently at Lindsay Loves

Oh, hi, September. I was really eager for you to get here because my August was so awful. You’re not great so far, but you’ve got a little while left to turn things around.

Here’s what I am currently…

Reading: Whatever my Goodreads account says I am. My main book right now is Walking with God, which I’m reading with Mr. Man for our tiny two-person book club. Strictly speaking, he’s finished reading. I’m still plodding along slowly, refreshing my memory from the 8-week Bible study version of the same content from several years ago and getting ready for the 24-week version at my parish this month. Salvation history is amazing. I love geeking out with Mr. Man over our insights.

Trying: To keep going. As I said, I struggled through August, and I’m still struggling. I tried some new West Coast Swing moves. Wrist slips are very tricky.

Hoping: Not for a whole lot at the moment. I’m taking things one day at a time, so I guess I’m hoping I get more days in which to try again. Tomorrow is not promised to you.

Decorating: File folders. For my main Labor Day project, I set up a monthly tickler file. (This page has instructions and a ton of photo examples.) It’s part of GTD, but it only works with paper and other physical items, so I got by without one for a while. I bought all my supplies last May (not this past one… the one before that), but I never prioritized actually building the thing. I finally moved it off my Someday/Maybe list and got it done. There isn’t much in it at the moment, but it looks so pretty! I detest color-coding; I love colorful things.

GTD Tickler at Lindsay Loves

Just the middle part. The part in front is files that need purging and relabeling.

To-do Listing: That is not a word. Due to my love of Wunderlist and GTD, my to-do list is technically several lists. I did cross off two noteworthy items last month. I paid off another of my student loans, leaving me with only two left. I needed a win, and my debt snowball was finally large enough. Say what you want about the math; I’m getting out of debt. I also completed one of the monthly syllabi for my West Coast classes that I missed during my first go-round at this level. Learning new material on top of everything else was a challenge, but it was a challenge I could do. And I did.

Recapping: August

  • My grandmother disappeared for just over three weeks. She was found dead just over a week ago. We won’t be able to schedule her funeral for a while.
  • I got a staph infection and folliculitis at the same time. I’m better now.
  • Mr. Man’s family also went through some tough times.
  • I was slammed at work, which made all of the above a lot more difficult.
  • It was my birthday. I celebrated quietly and unremarkably.

August was a tough month. I am glad that it’s over. What’s new with you? What projects are you finishing currently?


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Oh I’m so sorry to hear about your grandmother and your health issues last month. I hope in September you can find some healing and some comfort physically, emotionally, and spiritually.

And oooh do I love colorful things too. Very intrigued by your pretty filing system.

Man I need that tickler file thing. It sounds really neat. Heck, I could see it being useful at work! You’ll have to let me us know how it’s working for you in a few weeks/months. I’m constantly having PILES of papers just everywhere that I could see it being useful to somewhat organize.

    Oh, I think it would be more useful in an office setting, especially one where you have a lot of unconnected documents to move around. I have a whole separate system at work, but it’s customized to our project cycle and monthly billing cycle. The tickler is good for things that you know you’ll need in the future, but you don’t need to look at it until the future becomes the present. You don’t have to shuffle it around your desk, it doesn’t get buried in a reference file, and you don’t go blind to it like on a bulletin board.

I love organizing stuff with file folders! I got the cutest pack of 3 from Target a while back. :)

I’m so sorry about your Grandmother. That’s so heartbreaking.

Congratulations on paying off one of your school loans. That is always a great feeling.

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