Category Archives: organization

Bird by bird

This is the name of a book by Anne Lamott, which I would really recommend reading.  I would loan you my copy, if I could find it, but I think it’s in one of the boxes in the garage.  You’ll be … Continue reading

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The Daily Mess: how to make the bed

Monday is Floor Day in the Tracer household.  I should be vacuuming the carpet and sweeping the wood floor in preparation for weekly mopping.  I’ll get to it, but first I have to take this lid out of my back … Continue reading

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Don’t look in the closet

You never know what you’ll find.  I opened the door to the linen closet door and found sheets that I know I never bought.  To be truthful, I think they might be covers for quilts or duvet.  I know that strangers are … Continue reading

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Office archaeology

I am looking for a needle in a haystack.  I am working on a long term project–a book with several other collaborators–and I misplaced my notes from a meeting I traveled to last summer.  If the notes still exist, and I … Continue reading

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The List

The List: I have taken to making a list of things to do every day.  Or almost every day.  Sometimes I’ll just go with the flow and make it all the way to the evening and then think, oh! I should … Continue reading

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