Back in the Closet…

Today…is my birthday…it’s also the re-launch of Bertha-Size Your Life!…so I’ve got a billion things to do…I mean…thanking all my well-wishers on Facebook…could take half a day…but…for some reason…Bertha…had me doing some closet work this morning…

That’s right…I’ve gained back some of those pounds that I swore I would never see again…and…lots…most…of my clothes don’t fit anymore…and she decided it was the perfect moment to clear some of them out…

What…I have too much to do…I don’t have time…I don’t have energy…

Then…she reminded me…nothing zaps my energy…like walking into a closet full of clothes…and not being able to wear them…

Okay…that’s true…it is pretty depressing…reminds me of my transgressions…

But she also reminded me…that in order to have more in my life…I have to let go of what isn’t working…and reminding myself of my failures…doesn’t help me in the least…

What can I say…I quickly took out a whole shelf of stuff that didn’t work…and put it away…out of sight…but available when I need it again…and the energy does feel better…

Bertha…said letting go of what isn’t working in my life…is the perfect way to celebrate…my birthday…

Hmmm…wonder if I can let go of…Bertha…naw…not a chance…she totally works for me…

Jane

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My Sprangly Life…

Last year…my Christmas tree was…perfect…it was barely taller than me…so I could easily decorate the top of it…it had a precise conical shape…not a bad side to be found…and…nice tight branches…it was simply…the prettiest tree I had ever had…

This year…my sweetie and I…accompanied Mama…and my nephew’s family…to cut a wild cedar tree…which was a lot of fun and quite the adventure in and of itself…perhaps the topic of another blog

Anyway…we got the tree home…it’s big…and…sprangly…messy…overfills the spot a bit…has delicate branches…that won’t hold much weight…and…lots of them…some of the ornaments won’t work this year…we’ll probably need some new ones…and…the bottom is a bit devoid of lights…

Bertha…says…it reminds her of my life…last year…it was small…it was neat…it was tidy…this year…it’s big…it’s sprangly…it’s messy…and…yes…the branches are a little delicate…and there are a lot of them…some of my old ornaments…won’t work anymore…I may need some new ones…may…want…some new ones…

And…you know…for once…I totally get her analogy…and…I smile…as I remember stringing the lights last night…in my mind…I thought we’d put on some Christmas music…maybe have a cup of cocoa…it would be a Hallmark moment…but…he sweetly asked…do you mind if we turn on the game

Jane…

PS…and…if I didn’t mention…this is the most beautiful tree I’ve ever had…hands down…