January 25, 2023 – Day 24 of #ADayInMyLife @PTLPerrin 30-Day #Blogging Challenge 2023 @RRBC_org @RRBC_RWISA @Tweets4RWISA #RRBC #RWISA

1-25-23, Day 24 In PTL Perrin’s Life

Welcome to day twenty-four of A Day In My Life! Happy Wednesday!

Yesterday and today are catch up days for me. Here’s what I did.

After I wrote and published my blog post for yesterday, I took the ornaments off the tree, catalogued them and packed them away. This is a good-bye-until-next-year photo. The tree stands naked in the living room, and I feel my heart drop every time I see the poor thing. Sometime today or tomorrow, Bill and I will take it apart and store it in its box for next year. Then I’ll put the normal clutter (er…knickknacks and photos) back on the shelves and clean up. Once that’s done, Christmas will officially be packed up and put away. Why do I feel a little sad? It’ll be nice to get back to not worrying about getting that job done.

As the unwilling ad-hoc treasurer for two corporations, I went through their accounts yesterday afternoon to prepare them for our tax accountant. Thankfully, it didn’t take long.

I have to do the same for our personal business accounts, which is much more complicated and takes a lot of time. Since I paid the annual report fee for both yesterday, there’s no rush. I’ll try not to think about them for the next month or so.

Today, I will spend a few hours working on my editing project. The author is a wonderful woman with a great story. What God has done in her life amazes me.

I combed through several years’ worth of photos for ideas for more posts, and saved quite a few of them. I wish I’d catalogued them while I saved them. I’ll pick one at random and share it with you here.

This was me at age two in Germany. From the look on my face, it’s obvious to me that I was born with attitude. German was my first language. We lived in the house my mother grew up in. My grandparents doted on me, but after we moved to the USA, it would be years before I saw them again. I understand now what a heartache that was for them. Although we see our grandkids often, we live far from most of them, and I miss them.

Enough randomness. My brain is having a hissy fit, so we will go to a quiet place, take a nap, and decide what to share with you tomorrow. I look forward to reading how your day went and what memories you’ll share with us.

Are all your photos in albums, either virtual folders or real photo albums? Do you like to go through them and remember other times?


Here’s my to-do list for today:

  1. Write my daily blog. (Check!)
  2. Read the blogs of everyone participating in this challenge and comment. (daily)
  3. Read and critique my writer’s group’s chapters.
  4. Take a nap.
  5. Spend a few hours editing my friend’s book.
  6. Take down the tree, box it, and clean up.
  7. Relax with dinner and a movie and Bill.

Thank you for reading my blog today, and please visit my friends and fellow RRBC Bloggers at  https://ravereviewsbookclub.wordpress.com/rrbc-member-chat/

Blessings!

Patty Perrin (writing as P.T.L. Perrin)

https://www.ptlperrin.org

18 thoughts on “January 25, 2023 – Day 24 of #ADayInMyLife @PTLPerrin 30-Day #Blogging Challenge 2023 @RRBC_org @RRBC_RWISA @Tweets4RWISA #RRBC #RWISA

  1. Your bangs are adorable. I had ones like those. One year, I cut my daughter’s bangs, and since her hair was curly, the bangs turned out much shorter than expected. She was 10 or 12 and embarrassed to go to school with her tiny bangs. I’m amazed she still let me trim her hair until she was older.

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    • Hi, Susanne! I’m sure your daughter forgave you when her bangs grew out. I cut my own bangs too short one time in high school. We didn’t have money for hairdressers, so it was either Mom (who couldn’t get them straight and consequently cut them too short due to overcorrection), or me (who chopped them to smithereens). Bangs were NOT my friends.

      Blessings!
      Patty

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  2. I don’t catalog my Christmas ornaments, but I try to keep track of my photos though I’m falling behind. Patty, you use both sides of your brain admirably: accounting and writing. I aim to stay away from numbers as much as possible – ha!

    There are advantages to growing up a military brat. I wish I could speak and write in more than one language. Brava to all this, Patty!
    😀

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    • Thank you, Marian! I also have an aversion to numbers, but when no one else volunteers and the job must get done, then I’m the reluctant fill-in. (Dear readers, that is NOT an invitation to volunteer ME for anything!) LOL. Keeping an ornament diary is easy compared to tracking photos, so you, Marian, have the greater talent. Knowing other languages certainly comes in handy at times, but it also opens one up to being volunteered as a translator. If someone can volunteer to add hours to my days, I’d be most grateful! As far as I know, the only one who can do that is quite busy with the world, these days. I do hope the Lord doesn’t give me THAT word next year. Volunteer. Oy Vey.

      Blessings!
      Patty

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    • I will miss it, Pat, but not for long. Christmas comes around more frequently these days. Time is speeding up. I keep my photos in the cloud, too, but when I want to retrieve a specific one, I can spend a lot of time I don’t have scrolling through the thousands in there. I should never have taken “Get Organized” off my to-do list.

      Blessings!
      Patty

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  3. Patty, I so wish I had catalogued and put notations on our photos when we took them we took so many on our travels years ago – they are just a hot mess! Plus, some are on slides – why did we think that was a good idea? I love the pic of you as a child – so cute! Thanks for sharing!

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    • Maura Beth, I always LOVED slides because the photos looked so clear projected on a screen. Now the pictures we take with our phones are even better than slides. Tech is a wonderful thing. So why are we busier than we ever were before technology made life easier?

      Blessings!
      Patty

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  4. I used to keep a ton of albums but they took up too much space. I still have a couple of them, but most of the pictures in albums have been transferred into photo boxes. Every now and then, I go through them. Now, all of my pictures are on several online platforms (I don’t trust just one place because I don’t want to lose them). I can’t wait to see more of your photos, Patty!

    Yvette M Calleiro 🙂
    http://yvettemcalleiro.blogspot.com

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    • I have bins full of old black and white photos going back a few generations, Yvette. Someday, I’ll go through them. Right. We have albums taking up more bins, and our digital photos take far more space than we even had in some of our earlier computers. I love taking pictures and looking at them, but I’m TERRIBLE at organizing them! I look forward to seeing more of yours!

      Blessings!
      Patty

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  5. Patty, putting away the decorations is fairly simple for me now, although I do remember the days of tinsel and real trees. I love Christmas, but as the guy who pays for most everything, when it is over, I breathe a bit easier. All the best.

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    • Karl, for years, our house looked like a Hallmark Christmas house. It took three days to set it up and three more to take it down. Now that we’re older, we decorate less, but it takes longer on both sides. Before too long, we may just put up a two-foot, pre-decorated tree and call it done. LOL

      Blessings!
      Patty

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  6. It is sad to put away the festive decorations, but I always found something to replace them with. I have a friend who leaves her tree up year-round and changes from Christmas decor to Mardi Gras, then Valentine’s Day, etc. 🙂 Love the photo!

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    • Thanks, Jan. Thanks for sharing what your friend does. I’ve thought about doing that with the tree, but it does take up a lot of space in the living room and covers a corner cabinet with photos of our family. The joy of seeing the pictures again will replace the pang of temporarily losing the tree. Out of sight, out of mind.

      Blessings!
      Patty

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