No complain Reboot 14 Day 5 – if I can make it through today, I have a new Lisa record! I can do it! 🙂 🙂
No Complain Reboot 13 Day 3 – still aiming just for my five day goal for now. So two more days to go. I am learning new patience and “pause” skills every day, which is great. Today looks sunny and lovely. A great deal of things on my to-do list, but I’ll take them one by one.
No Complain Reboot 13 Day 1 🙂 LOL. Still aiming for that 5 day elusive goal. Today it was that the kitchen was so full of plants, dirty dishes, printers, old stereos, etc., that there wasn’t one clear spot to put down the mail. I snapped :).
And then I took a deep breath, and Bob helped out. We got all the plants outside, now that the last cold night has finally passed. I did two loads of dishes. I have all the printers and stereos documented on craigslist now and they’re going upstairs to wait for the requests to come in. I hung up the jackets. So now I’m really happy, because the kitchen and dining area are in great shape.
So I have to learn to take that deep breath when I hit the challenge, and pause. Really, in the grand scheme of things, having a temporarily dirty kitchen isn’t that bad.
No Complain Reboot 12 Day 2. Yesterday I was running late for a formal dress dinner event and complained a bit in the process :). Still, the event was fantastic and I enjoyed it immensely! Plus I got to see a special after-hours private showing of the Caravaggio exhibit at the Wadsworth Atheneum. I highly recommend going.
No Complain Reboot 10 Day 3 – a gorgeous day. The fire pit is in a new spot and I adore it there. I’ll post a photo. I had dinner with a friend and delicious dessert. A lovely, lovely day.
No Complain Reboot 10 Day 2 – had to restart yesterday when I complained a bit about the initial placement of our new fire pit 🙂 That’s all right, one step at a time. I do like having it! Very serene. How are you doing in being aware of your effect on the world?
Today is the 4th Sequential Day of the current “round” in my no-complain project. I need to think of a better way to describe that. I.e. if I complain I start fresh on Day 1. What would that be termed? If I just say Day 1 it sounds like I just began – but that’s not it.
In any case, yesterday had a spot or two where I could have complained, and I made a conscious effort to instead express my feelings in a supportive / informative way. So I am content with that.
So far today had a huge potential trigger – my camera’s memory card failed on me and lost multiple days worth of files. Including all the daffodil videos I painstakingly took yesterday. But I did not complain or get upset. I have faith that software can recover most / all of them. Plus I had been *told* by my digital photography instructor at the beginning of the class to regularly reformat all my camera memory cards, to prevent this from happening, and I ignored him. So this could have been prevented. I tried a number of free software options but they want me to pay $40 to $70 to actually get the files. So Bob will look into this for me when he gets home.
I had a friend Debi over for a little while, and that was lovely. And we planted some more snow peas, and rinsed our bean sprouts, and I’ve had two veggie shakes. So all in all even with its hiccups the day is moving along nicely.
The USPS delayed the delivery of my priority-mail origami doves and now they won’t get there for the peace conference. They said too bad. I was already practicing patience using their automated phone system, which is atrocious, and then the customer service rep wasn’t much better. But I did not “complain” – I stated clearly my issue and why their system and response did not match my expectations. They need to know that, maybe someone actually tallies those up. I can always dream.
No complaining project – now on 3rd sequential day. Should be a beautiful day of daffodils and sunshine! Enjoying my morning kiwi shake.
I have achieved Day 2 of my no-complaining project! Yesterday was a victory! Bob fast-forwarded through commercials for me, to hep out 🙂 It turns out the “triggers” for the past three days had all been food / thirst related, so I am being more attentive about those things. So we’ll see how Day 2 goes! So far so good 🙂