year of living minimally

The Year of Living Minimally: Week Fourteen

This week was a productive week. I got some doctor and dentist visits taken care of, and found a new creative outlet that I’m really enjoying exploring. “Real” work starts today, aka not my summer flexibility of setting up. No children in school yet, but we will be working school hours in preparation of the next week. That means I have a lot of excited and nervous energy to channel!

I’m pushing myself to do the most with that energy. Meal plan and prep with my gorgeous new glass containers. Vacuum the house – something I’ve let go for waaaay too long.


I put a lot of chores off until yeaterday, so I had a lot of dishes to wash and laundry to do. The sun kept hiding behind clouds and I was so tempted to just put a load of clothes in the dryer, but I didn’t. It was sunny enough that I didn’t need to, thankfully. I can’t remember the last time I used the dryer. I know I mentioned it here as a failure one week, but I’m pretty sure it was back in June. That’s pretty good for me, because hanging out clothes is tedious and kind of awful in our heat and humidity. But I’ve been doing it!

I spent this last week making changes to how I do things as well, like using less paper and plastic even though it would be easier to. That’s the hardest part sometimes – making the right choice even when you are tired and lazy and just want to be done. But I am pushing myself and doing a decent job, even though there are two ziploc bags in my fridge right now…

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