I deplaned Sunday and went back to work yesterday. Finished reading ADD Friendly Ways to Organize Your Life on the plane. And only forgot to pack two things: my bathing suit and something else that I'm forgetting, now. Neither forgotten thing caused any trouble. So, on the whole, I'm not feeling very guilty. Just a little guilty for being a bit behind at work due to the vacation. The vacation was rejuvinating, though, and no one at work has been put out, so if I think about it, the guilt goes away.
Oh, I could feel guilty about putting the plane ticket on the charge card, but I've had much larger balances in the past and I know that this one won't last long. Also, I went to bed at a decent hour last night, which ADD FWOYL strongly recommends. So yay, me.
I'm trying something from ADD FWOYL called a stubby list. That's a to do list with from 3 to 5 things on it, each of them meant to be done today. You write it on a large post-it or, since I don't have those, on a small, portable tablet. You write the few items in big letters, at least half an inch tall. You carry it around. I crossed off two things, yesterday. Hang on a sec . . .
. . . OK. That was one more. Might hit the rest before I leave for work this morning. You never can tell. And three is enough to make me happy.
I'm testing some scents from ZOMG Smells. [BTW, want a cool picture of a trio of Brachiosaurs?] You can buy a selection of ten testers for not very much and go exploring. It fits in the guilt blog because there is a scent from my teenhood that intrigued me and that I've never been able to identify or find. It was the background scent at a shop in Ports O' Call, back in the early seventies. It was musky and . . . thought provoking. So I ordered ten of their squees (squee is their name for a tester sample) with a musk in them. We'll see what happens.
One of my problems with ADD is getting stuck. Having something that I want to do or need to do, but just not being able to take the next step. And then having the task age. And age. Knocking loose a task from so long ago if very energizing.
So far I've tried The Chieftain's Wife: " — the feminine side of pillaging and dominion. Royal jasmine, sandalwood, patchouli, dusty musk." It's close to the scent I remember in some ways, but it's a lot lighter. Let's see. Should I try Wait Until Evening? "A dark, funky, musky blend of patchouli, myrrh, red ginger, spikenard and blackstrap molasses." That sounds promising.
Hmm. Sharper than the target scent. Definitely interesting, though.
I think for my next post I'll list the old family things that are hanging. You know, pictures, letters, home movies, etc. I was thinking about doing that in this post, but now that I think of it, it's going to take some time and thought. And some stacking and counting. So, not this morning.