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January: Your Pants or Your Life

3 Jan

The month of January has come around again and people want to be perfect. It happens every year.

No point in trying to overhaul your life all at once. Relax.

Just pick one specific problem to solve. When that is done, think of another problem.

CAUTION: Be sure not to think of all of the problems at once! That is a rookie mistake. You might end up catatonic.

Recently, I thought about my pants and felt annoyed. I realized that I had a pants problem. Some pants were too big, some were too small, some were too long, and most of the pants were not where they were supposed to be. (I was going to say that some of the pants were “too old”, but let’s be realistic — too old means too small.)

I have the pant situation under control now, thanks to some hemming, some hanging, and some handing off to charity. I have nine pairs of pants, and that is plenty.

Pants can be symbolic of life. I have watched What Not to Wear enough times to know that I am supposed to dress for the life I want, and the body I have. Those shiny, stretchy, hot pink pants I used to wear would not work for me now. I am a decade older, I am a size larger, and I go out less frequently. This sounds bad, but it isn’t. I would not trade the last decade for a trim waistline and a pair of pink pants.

There is a happy middle ground between pink pants and mom jeans, however, and that is where I am staying.


Categorical Resolve

23 Dec

I have been thinking about my goals for 2011, and so far my top resolution is to figure out some proper categories for my posts.

Maybe you can help me to clean up my category clutter.

Right now, I have a long list of random categories I don’t use, and some others so generic they seem to fit EVERY post, which really isn’t the point of categories at all.

Sometimes I visit other blogs and I see such clever category titles I feel envious and inadequate.  I tried to be clever and only came up with “surface tension,” but it sounds like a category for posts about anxiety, and that really isn’t what I’m going for.  No, a soothing simplicity is called for here.

Friends, subscribers, fellow bloggers… send me your ideas.


This post is a departure for me.  After I published it, I decided to stop being such a baby and just make some new categories.  So I did — even before the new year started!  I’m sure I will change them later.  I’m always changing somethingalways looking for ways to make things a little bit better. I’d still love to hear creative ideas from readers.