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Posts Tagged ‘re-use’

Wrapping The Wall Hangings

Posted by terrepruitt on December 7, 2020

Oh, I am so surprised with myself.  I don’t know how I missed this ALL these years.  I love when restaurants, offices, etc have their wall hangings wrapped.  It looks so festive.  I always marvel at the time it must have taken someone to wrap the hangings.  And yet I have never done it myself.  WHAT?  I don’t get it.  How could I have missed this opportunity all these years?  What a great way to decorate and re-use/recycle wrapping paper.  I just don’t get it.  This year I was looking at my purple and blue plates (don’t match red and green) that are in my plate holder and I was trying to think of something to do with them.  I have Christmas dishes, but we didn’t get them down this year and I am ok with that because we have so many other things to decorate with.  Then it dawned on me . . . I could just wrap the plates.

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In case you were wondering what I got to do that was so exciting to me – you are not going to think it is exciting, but I was sooooo happy – I will tell you.  I got to pull stuff out of boxes and then put the boxes back up.  Normally we bring all the boxes in the house and then I empty them and they stay in the house until will put them back up.  And usually we put them all back up at the same time.  So to be able to empty some and not even bring them in the house – such a relief.  The amount of stress that alleviates is amazing.  May sound silly to you, but I was happy.

Anyway . . . this post is me being excited about recycling wrapping paper to decorate and to have a “new” decoration”.  I can change the paper every year.  Well, not really because I often put my Christmas china up there.  But this year . . . . a new decoration!

Well, it is December.  So that means a lot of posts – A LOT – about the Christmas tree (wait till you see the skinny guy we got this year), the decorations, and the season.  Yeah, still celebrating and grasping at the Joy of the Season!

How about you?

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Goodie Jar – Check In #31

Posted by terrepruitt on September 27, 2013

I remembered the Goodie Jar check in!  Yay!  How about you?  Are you remembering to put good things in that jar?  I know that some weeks are easier to find good things than others, but that is part of this — to find good things to focus on even in the midst of the things that bring us down or try to keep that smiling from surfacing.

Dance Exercise, Nia, Nia at the City of San Jose, Nia classes in the South Bay, Nia Teacher, Nia Class, San Jose Nia, Nia San Jose, Nia workout, Nia, Zumba, PiYo, Gentle YogaMy birthday was last week so I received a few cards.  As I was pulling the cards out of the envelopes to display — yes, I put up my cards — I realized what great goodie note paper the envelopes would make.  As you may know not only am I filling my goodie jar, but I like to use colorful paper to document my good things.  I like different shapes and sizes and textures.  So to me it was a good thing to realize I could use the envelopes as paper for my jar.  Yay!  Now I will have bright pink, red, and yellow to add to the jar!  And do some recycling!

Fun stuff.

One of the good things I have added to my jar is my Nia students — again!  I know, huh? — this week the traffic was stopped as I tried to make my way to my Nia class.  When I looked on the freeway as I was getting on I thought it was just slowed for a bit because there were signs that said, “Shoulder work”.  The actually direction I need to travel is not visible from where I make the turn on to the entrance ramp.  When I made the turn onto the actual road to enter, it was stopped.  So I just got right back off.  But every single street I drove on had construction.  So at times two lanes were reduced to one lane.  Every time I was near a freeway entrance I thought I would get on the freeway there, but, nope, the traffic was backed up.  So I slowly made my way all the way across town via city streets.  I kept thinking I would make it to class on time or really close to it, so I didn’t pull over to call.  But finally I stopped to call and tell them I was on my way even though I was already late!  I finally made it, I was twenty minutes late!  And guess what?  My students were still there!  WOW!  I was so humbled and grateful it was JUST what a person needs after spending over an hour on the road to make a 20 minute trip.  My annoyance and embarrassment at being late was washed away by my understanding and eager-to-dance students.  They said, “That’s ok.  Let’s dance it away.”  And we did.  So grateful.  Definitely a GOOD THING for my goodie jar.

I hope that you use this check in as a reminder to take a moment and think of the good things that you have experienced this week and make a note.

Well, how many were you able to think of?

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