Thursday, October 29, 2009


Yes. I have been m.i.a. lately. Believe me, it's not by my choice. I have officially declared this October to have been the month from hell. And now I have my fingers crossed that November is much better.
So, now that I have a minute. I want to share with you the Miz. Jo way of accomplishing things. Me and the hubby have been in the house for around six months or so. I still have piles of unfinished this and that and stuff stowed in corners until I can figure out what to do with them. BUT... I have found out the perfect way to push yourself to get stuff done around the house. Volunteer to host a party. Yep. That's what I did. I volunteered to host a baby shower for my aunt (who is finally having a girl, after having three boys). In the past two weeks I have accomplished more in my house than I have in two months. And (hopefully) I will have some pics to prove it soon.

In other news, I have recently decided to become quite blase about anything happening at my workplace. I have decided to do my best and then just let the rest sort itself out. I always try to do things to the best of my ability at work. I try to run things efficiently. But lately it seems that many outside stresses have left me getting fussed at for things that I cannot do anything about. So my new take is decidedly detached. The bills aren't paid? Well, get me some money and I'll pay the bills. The bathroom is running over? Yeah, that's not my problem. Such and such part came wrong? Sorry. I can't wave a magic wand and make it right. If they want to fire me for things that I can't do anything about, well then I guess that's just the way it will have to be. I'm not killing myself over it.
Two more days in October. Please tell me that November will be better.
~I love you all. I adore reading your comments. You never fail to make me smile. Thank you so much for being my sunshine. ~ xoxo Jo xoxo
*quote from Creature Comforts. photo from Marie Claire.


Julia (Color Me Green) said...

so true, nothing like a party to help fix home into shape - since it involves cleaning up before AND after

Elise said...

Ah, Jo - November has to be better, you are Miz Novmber, after all!

I'm bummed for you that October sucked :( but so glad you have fun stuff coming up! Parties, sorted-out houses and nieces!

And work can suck it. I completely agree with your attitude. Don't stress about things that are out of control. It's insane.

Crystal @ Plush Palate said...

Hoping November is a better month for you :)