Out of Control

Would somebody please tell me who is responsible for this mess?

While I was busy serving clients, empowering staff, and maximizing revenue for my organization (up to 70 hours per week), the following unacceptable conditions have occurred!

  • Six different email accounts with a total of 9,000 items in the email Inbox
  • Four different file folders, in four different places – all marked “Mortgage”
  • Three bottles of ketchup in the fridge; all opened
  • Dust bunnies in the hall closet
  • Cereal in the pantry that is one year past it’s “Best if Used By” date
  • Twelve mailer cards from Purple Heart, saved as a reminder to de-clutter and donate – none of which was done!
  • Thirty seven Tupperware containers
  • Twenty-nine Tupperware lids

That’s it!     I’ve had it!   Get out of my way!


Winter Garden Musing

Unexpected sunshine with warm breezes arrived this February day in the Mid-Atlantic region.  How glorious!   Abandoning my inside chores, I took to the garden. While there,  a poem emerged. After yard work, supper,  and shower I put it to paper.

I went to my Garden to set Her free 
of piled up leaves and wind-blown debris.

"I’ll bring forth weeds and thorns, she teased.  
“But I’ll give you blooms; I think you’ll be pleased.”

And as I worked, I saw something new.  
Yes, up from the dirt a shoot pushed through.

I had to inquire. “Are you weed or a bloom?   
Shall I pluck you out or give you more room?”

And the Garden spoke, “Let that little one be.   
Leave it there and watch and then you’ll see.”

Since I think that my Garden is wiser than me,   
I did as She asked. So...... we shall see.

All the Best, Brigid