Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Tick Tock Tempus Fugit

Hello possums, it appears that there's been a distinct case of 'Let's do the Time Warp Again' as I check my watch and realise it's been ten whole days since I posted. Once more … GROAN!! Heavens NO! No indeed! Appearances can be deceiving though can't they? I mean, never judge a book by it's cover, n'est ce pas!

Au contraire! The key word over the last ten days has rather been: Effectiveness! Since I watched this video on Youtube. Remember? I mentioned it on my last post but omitted the link.

This talk is over an hour long but it's saved me time ever since. Grab a cuppa and settle in. It's definitely valid for anyone who wants to cut straight to the essential in their daily life.

Effectiveness has indeed been right up there on the agenda at La Rivière since I last popped in Possums. As I said before, you can recognise my exceptional effectiveness by my DISTINCT LACK OF POSTS. Fabulous isn't it. Previously the said distinct lack of posts was due to me being utterly disorganised and not finding time to go near my MAC for fear of falling into it and never coming out. Recently this has all changed for the better! Eh oui mes amis.

What's the difference, you may ask? Other than me feeling a whole load better about what is visibly the same result? The difference is: Discipline. Iron will. Resolve. And a distinct refusal to have a glass of wine on week nights! At least as long as I can physically continue ;-)

Seriously though. Sort of.  This most infrequent blog posting is entirely due to my newly organised and prioritised 'TO DO' list that has somehow relegated blogging down to the back end of the bus just behind:
  1. Finishing the brochures for my upcoming workshops which are due to start mid March 
  2. Planning the count down for our move to a new house end April (including some renovating), 
  3. Honing my CV for the job of Minister for Education
  4. Finishing some new pieces for a small local exhibition (yipee - a few photos coming soon) 
  5. Implementing new homeschooling techniques,
  6. Regular sport and meditation routine, 
  7. Planning scrumptious, well balanced weekly menus and…. 
  8. A few hours of Sleep per week to make everything bright and shiny.  
Ahh the poor blog. But live on it shall, admittedly hobbling along for a bit.  Not long, then it will be relegated to its previous status and more. I'll be harping on again before you know it! A slightly different slant. More colour. More cheer. More life!

So what do you think of the video? Motivational stuff n'est ce pas? It was even recommended to me by my wonderful friend Kovida, a buddhist nun of 20 years! Which just goes to show that effective time management and inner peace go hand in hand.

And you? What's important to YOU now?

Blessings till next time


PS if you want to get a concrete idea of how you spend your time, compared to how you IMAGINE you spend your time, click on this link and get stuck in. You may be surprised at the result.


  1. Lord Ange, your to-do list is making my head spin... and you are moving too?! Girl, you should not worry too much about the blog. We will be waiting for you, don't worry. AND you promised "more color, more cheer, more life!" -- Can't wait! A bientôt, Veronique (French Girl in Seattle) PS: Did Kim tell you she is bringing her French bulldog with her next time she visits you and the family? ;-)

  2. I felt a little freaked out by your to-do list, but I know that you are capable of all that and much, much more! I'm so excited to hear about all the big changes coming in your life, Ange! I've been missing you and just wanted to pop over for a virtual catch-up. We're headed to London next week, but only for six days, then it's back to my own crazy whirlwind. I need to watch that time-management video.

    Can't wait to see pictures of the new place when you get settled in!!! Big hugs to you, my beautiful friend.

    xoxo Gigi

  3. i must take to my bed - i'm exhausted after reading your list.
    my list would include things like: wash dishes, put clothes away,
    put cap on the toothpaste...

  4. A wonderful post to put a smile on my face. And honestly, I don't think anyone should ever apologize for not posting. Oh, we all may want to post more often, but it takes time and thought and motivation which often ends up within other must "to dos"!!
    Thanks for including the video. It's on my "to do" list!! xoox

  5. Anne,
    I have been "absent" from blog visits, but in popping in realize that YOU are such an inspiration and joy, I must pop in more often! Best of luck to you on your move, I will bookmark this to watch very soon, as I always need more time in my day ~


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