Good Quotes: Over the past month of doing the cure, I've noticed that I like my job a lot more. Coincidence? No, not really. I feel very connected to my home, and an energy drain there is an energy drain at work too. I'm sleeping better now, which makes a huge difference in my work performance.
This pic is of Mary's office. It's from the last Cure and technically a "before" photo. We just love this room. The red wall. The flowing curtains. Despite the "before" feeling, it's got a real style. What does it look like now, we wonder?
- shanabanana (lindycircle)
You're all rounding the bend this weekend.
On Sunday be sure to give yourself a small pat on the back. While there is plenty of work to be done, mentally you're not likely to face anything tougher than you already have. You can do it.
Remember, it's also about successfully bringing this plane in for a smooth landing. Choose your battles. Avoid those things that will slay you at this point and aim for those where you will win. If you are meticulous and like to work slowly, do so and don't tackle each room in your house. Go deep and do a good job. If you are less meticulous and work quickly, go for it and don't sweat the small stuff. Bat to your strengths. If you are feeling gratification with how you are working with your home, you are on the right track.
• Lucy of the cute socks just joined us.
• Jacqelyn's living room is spiffin'.
• Dorianne shocks me with an amazing mural!
(Don't take the article too literally, D. It's a metaphor for what can arise naturally when you don't fill it.)
• Ann (in Reno) is working with some unique colors.
• MissPenni is cruising along.
This Week's Assignment:
In the Deep Treatment, among other things you are diving into the home office and tackling all the computer and electrical tangles that you may have. You are also considering a Media Fast, which is a rather radical part of our household cleaning binge.
In the One Room Workout you will be getting into real color, painting color that is. We had a great time writing this part of the book and remembering all that we had learned over the years about painting. In particular, we were happy to be able to lay out some healthier paint alternatives, though we've found it hard to integrate these choices into NYC life. We'd be interested to hear any tips on this subject.
(The last post is here - all Worksheets are here - The Book Blog is here)