7.30.2008

Guest Blogger: Siouxsie's Musings

Today's Guest Writer is Siouxsie of Siouxsie's Musings. She is a bff of mine who also happens to be the mother of 5 with great insights into everyday life. I love reading her blog, and feel dejected and depressed whenever she goes too long without posting. Enjoy!

Kaizen....or Not?!
So, first of all, I got way too hungry because I just HAD to go to Tarjhay TONIGHT to get Kepler a potty chair. I have no idea how to potty train this child, but I decided without a little chair, it for sure would not happen. When I got home, all my plans to have a baked potato with some cottage cheese just disappeared when I spied the ziploc bag of leftover pizza on the counter. Two pieces later, I was already being tempted by the chocolate chip cookies. I forgot to ask myself, "What is one small thing I can do to take care of my health this dinner?" and asked something more along the lines of "How the *&%$& am I going to manage not to eat that whole $#@$%@# bag of cookies?" I guess it was a form of kaizen because I ate one half of one cookie and actually stopped.

Then, in the basement, my favorite clutter pit, I felt that familiar overwhelmed feeling and remembered! "What is one small thing I could do to improve the condition of the basement?" The answer was to deal with the six boxes over there. After I successfully completed that major step, I had even more energy left so could ask the question again. I ended up working for about 45 minutes and came upstairs with less clutter and a calm spirit, plus some sneezes from the dust.

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3 comments:

Jeff said...

You stopped at half a chocolate chip cookie? Is that even legal?

Guy named Burt said...

Now that you have the potty chair, all you need is a roll of duct tape to get the kid to stay on the seat!

SiouxsieQ said...

Sorry I couldn't respond earlier. I was posting bail.