December 31, 2015 Jonya Pacey

I buy most of my clothes from thrift stores or from companies that adhere to responsibility standards for their workers and for the environment. Like Timberland. I’ll buy their shoes without hesitation. Plus I comb racks at Savers and Goodwill, looking for gently-used pieces to add to my closet. I started this practice shortly after the 2013 collapse of a garment factory in Bangladesh. I promised myself to lessen my contribution to the profitability of this type of exploitation and so far, so good. The searching out is fun, too. Like a little treasure hunt. Anyway, these jeans…they are in like-new…

December 31, 2015 Jonya Pacey 1Comment

And avoid changing your password! My Stars! Every device seems to have several iPlaces I need to log into again and if I forget to click “remember me” then I have to do it again. *melodramatic sigh* See, I think I’ve lost my old email account (on purpose) and while I thought I’d cleaned up everything first, I guess…I think…I didn’t get the Apple account updated. It’s been wild trying to get everything reset with multiple computers and mobile devices. Support at Apple has been awesomely helpful but this is 2015 and I’m smart. I should be able to follow all…

December 28, 2015 Jonya Pacey

This is my post about the December 28, 2015 Snowstorm in Minnesota. Others will also write posts (and there will be weather broadcasts and tweets and Facebook posts) but this one is mine.* I’m sitting at my desk at the end of a mostly inefficient day, rather bummed at myself for not having more billable hours and for not keeping a better track of what I’ve been doing so I can see where my time is going. Meh. So…I slept until 8. Drank coffee and messed around with Facebook until 9:12 when I realized what I was doing and got…

December 27, 2015 Jonya Pacey

Mostly just browser windows at the moment. I was working to update an API-thingie that allows my website to post to Facebook when I also post something here…and I needed three windows open for that cause my wee brain is leaking directions as fast as it grabs them today. There’s another one open from having made a tactical error in clicking earlier. And I think IE opened spontaneously for some reason. But wait! There’s more! This is what I see when I’m doing yoga – which I’ve done off and on for years along with weights and a treadmill mile….

December 26, 2015 Jonya Pacey

Day Two of my yoga adventure, day two of my ‘keep what excites me’ sorting adventure, day -2 of my eating healthier adventure, and day one – DAY NOW – of my blogging challenge. I’m reading Everybody Writes by Ann Handley, who encourages us to write every day. Stretch those muscles, practice those writing rules and keep getting better. It’s a good book, short enough paragraphs to do one a day and put it immediately into practice. (I should just go ahead and use my Amazon savings dollars to buy my own copy so I can write notes in it,…

September 22, 2015 Jonya Pacey

I got on the darn thing and rode up and down those six blocks again this evening. My knees were complaining so I only did that once – then picked up all the walnuts and ran around cleaning. I’m grateful for being able to do that. Rochester Fiber has three new listings completed this evening and I’ve got notes for another page that I should be creating this evening, one outlining additional services. But instead I think I’m going to finish a book!

September 20, 2015 Jonya Pacey

Ten minute segments. My Sundays are broken down into short bursts of productivity, timed to be ten minutes long. When the alarm sounds, I take a moment to reflect that yes, I remained on task for those ten minutes and then immediately move onto another ten minutes of some other project. It’s not set in stone; this post may be broken into sections of writing time, but the apples were cut up for dehydrating in an un-timed section of time cause I didn’t want to be touching my phone with sticky hands. But for the most part I move rapidly…

July 19, 2015 Jonya Pacey

The last few weeks, I’ve begun to realize how much of my life I’m giving away. “Time is fleeting” as the song says, and I’m suddenly paying attention to that. I’ve no idea why my brain decided that it was time to be more mindful… Wait. Brain? Soul? Id/Ego/Super Ego? What is it that brings us to make a change? What delivers the wake up call? I’ve read that when a person has finally gotten to the point that a change must happen, the Brain works to rewire itself, the Soul keeps reminding and also rewarding. But that it really…

July 10, 2015 Jonya Pacey

Seth Godin is changing the world. He’s got a lot of influence out there, and so when he decides to do something good to celebrate his birthday, he pulls it off within hours of posting about it. Briefly, he encourages people to donate their own birthdays to helping bring clean water to areas of the world without it. Five years ago, he inspired ten-villages’ worth of donations to charity:water and here at year 55, he upped that game, as you can read by following the link. I’m not sure I do want to gift my birthday to helping raise funds…

June 27, 2015 Jonya Pacey

I must have touched the icky stuff or maybe a bit just got flung up into the air and landed on me. I can smell it on my clothes…. I was clearing out a pile of grass clippings that had set too long and too packed; they were not going to compost like that, I couldn’t turn them, and they stink. Stunk. Whatever….I was trying very hard to not get any of it on me cause the smell just follows you everywhere. In the inner core of the round core of grass clippings, it smells like cow shit. I know…