Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Works For Me

This is another TT inspired by one I saw a week or two ago on another blog. Here are thirteen things that work for me. That is, they make my life easier or more fun, or just better in some way.

  1. Netflix. It makes more sense for me to pay for the movies that I want rather than an excessive number of cable channels I don’t want.
  2. Happy Fun Day. After a recent post on the dreaded Monday syndrome a certain reader who shall remain nameless suggested that I plan something fun for Wednesdays. Wednesdays have since been named Happy Fun Day.
  3. Peapod. Even if shopping was a little easier for me, I think I’d still use Peapod because I really like saving the time and energy it takes to shop.
  4. Magazines. I recently re-subscribed to a couple of publications after letting them lapse. I’m so happy I did. For the longest time I couldn't figure out why I was having trouble in the “what to read” department. I needed my magazines.
  5. My ipod. To borrow from tobyMac, I just love my “portable sounds.”
  6. Google Reader. In an effort to simplify my online life, I signed up for this service which lets me catch up with all my favorite blogs in one spot.
  7. Exercise. I feel better in general and better about myself when I exercise. So why don’t I do this more often?
  8. Life Journal. With all the different kinds of writing I do I really get a lot of mileage out of my computer journal. Sometimes thoughts flow better when I’m typing.
  9. Shelfari. I love keeping track of the books I read and meeting new people who share my interest in books.
  10. Variety. For a long time I tried to find the perfect way to use my quiet time. I’d work with one idea for a while and then get bored with it. I finally realized that it’s not the activities that are the problem. I just need to switch things up a little once in a while.
  11. My friend Dianne just wrote about a new favorite tool on her blog. The Pocket Mod is a free online template system for day planners. I’m already wondering about some of the possibilities this has for book art.
  12. CS Lewis. I’m feeling a Lewis mood come on, despite the utter failure of my efforts to see the latest Narnia movie. Check out this quote of his I recently discovered. “Some people feel guilty about their anxieties and regard them as a defect of faith, but they are afflictions, not sins. Like all afflictions, they are, if we can so take them, our share in the passion of Christ.”
  13. Fireworks. Fireworks just work for me. I am hoping I get to see some this year.


Carol said...

Some good stuff on this list. Happy 13!

Nicole said...

Ahhh...Google reader! I must learn to use this tool! I spend too much time surfing around the blogs to see who has posted. Sounds like that might just "work for me" too!

Great list. Thanks for stopping by my TT! =)

SandyCarlson said...

I love those widgets that bring us what we need. It's like having staff.

Maisie said...

Our next door neighbor usually sets off fireworks, so we're looking forward to his yearly display.

bernieg1 said...

Great list, mine is up at 13 Not So Famous Last Words; Most Americans die peacefully in their beds, but for those who die violently one can only guess what their final words must have been. I think that after you read these you will have to agree that they do indeed sound like they might have been the last words of those who did not go peacefully into the night.

Bellezza said...

I adore C.S. Lewis. He, and Madeleine L'Engle (and, of course the Bible) always give me much needed perspective when I'm sad or confused. I like my iPod, too. I have everything on it from jazz and pop, to inspiration and praise.

Denise Patrick said...

Good list. I'm going to check out Peapod and see if it's in my area.

Happy TT!