Category: Stuff Happens

Sometimes life gets in the way of our doing what we want/need to do. There are things we can do to deal with these interruptions to our plans, so they don’t continue to derail our dreams.

Ep087: When Plan B Comes Together Perfectly

Plan B. The backup to what you really want to do or accomplish. Instead of climbing a mountain, I sat for hours looking at a lovely view of mountains and visiting with family. I climbed an 8,000 ton glacial erratic, walked along the Sandy River, and saw an amazing sunset. Sometimes Plan B, turns out to the be perfect plan.



Show Notes:

Earl is 6' 3". Daggett Rock is approximately 25-feet high.
Earl is 6′ 3″. Daggett Rock is approximately 25-feet high.

 

Me, standing between two fragments of Daggett Rock, Phillips, ME
Me, standing between two fragments of Daggett Rock, Phillips, ME
The tree branches that were propped against Daggett Rock to assist adventurers.
The tree branches that were propped against Daggett Rock to assist adventurers.
Looking at those logs and wondering... do I dare?
Looking at those logs and wondering… do I dare?
This adventurer had to give it a try.
This adventurer had to give it a try.
On top of Daggett Rock. My legs may have been trembling, but my smile was strong and bright.
On top of Daggett Rock. My legs may have been trembling, but my smile was strong and bright.
View from the bottom. That's how high 25-feet is. Yikes!
View from the bottom. That’s how high 25-feet is. Yikes!

I love the smooth rocks on the Sandy River, Phillips, ME
I love the smooth rocks on the Sandy River, Phillips, ME
You can see how the water has worn smooth circles into the granite. Ah, the power of water!
You can see how the water has worn smooth circles into the granite. Ah, the power of water!
I see prehistoric looking bones in these rocks. Worn smooth by water and time.
I see prehistoric looking bones in these rocks. Worn smooth by water and time.

 


The music for this podcast is Drifting Upstream by Hyson.
Source: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Hyson/Soundtrack_for_the_Weary_Vol_I/Hyson_-_Drifting_Upstream

License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/


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Ep055: The Lesser of Two Negatives

The toilet paper battle raged in Donna’s home. After being caught tissue-less, she challenged her rogue/paladin partner to pick one of two “crimes” against clean bottoms.

You decide which charge was the lesser of two negatives. Or if there was a third consideration–one that wasn’t a “crime” at all.



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The music for this podcast is Drifting Upstream by Hyson.
Source: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Hyson/Soundtrack_for_the_Weary_Vol_I/Hyson_-_Drifting_Upstream
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/


Ep049: Making Adjustments for the Holidays

The holiday season throws most of us off kilter. Typical routine activities are suddenly fraught with glitches. Our once quiet and relaxing weekends are stuffed with activities that require more energy than we possess. Instead of wishing the holidays were over, learn how to make adjustments for this special time of the year.



What are some things you do to make the holidays less stressful, and more meaningful? Share your thoughts in the comments.


My Leaky Tub Put My Goals at Risk

Don’t you hate it when life gets in the way of achieving your goals? Or I suppose the better question to ask is this… “Don’t you hate it when you LET life get in the way of achieving your goals?”

In this week’s goal setting tip, I share a home maintenance situation (the subject line give you a clue as to what it is) that is trying to steal my attention… it’s trying to divert my focus from what I planned to accomplish today.



What do you do when life throws distractions at you?

  • Do you let them completely derail your goal achieving progress?
  • Do you close the closet door on them so you can focus on something else?
  • Or perhaps you’re like me and you keep ignoring the situation until you finally HAVE to deal with it.

I’d love to know how you’d handle similar situations.