Hello, hello! For those who were off last week I hope you had a great February vacation! I enjoyed a lot of relaxed and happy time with the girls on the front end of the week and then had an amazing time at BlissDom. It was fun to share around More Birthdays (client work), speak about doing less as a life strategy (the response was overwhelming...I can't wait to write more about this topic), and celebrate Asha and my new book deal. Meanwhile, it's a new week and l am looking forward to tackling it! Here are some handy/fun ideas to consider in this week's Weekly Blueprint:
February 28: It's not feeling tremendously wintery right now, but hopefully there will still be chili!
February 28: Laurel loves examining "nature treasures" with her microscope. Enjoy this bird-inspired microscope magic.
February 29-March 4: Oh my goodness I totally want to take Laurel to this spectacle of acrobatics.
February 29-March 25: I think it's awesome that there will be an art exhibit inspired by spring mud.
March 2: Maple sugaring season = yum.
March 2: Read, read, read in honor of Dr. Seuss's birthday!
March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30: Free Film Fridays are back!
At your leisure: Tackle one small decluttering project. I'm going to take 10 minutes to declutter the two high-value-real-estate-yet-full-of-junk-drawers in our kitchen. I am weirdly looking forward to it!
At your leisure: If you haven't done so already, get your tax materials together.
At your leisure: Say a heartfelt thank you to someone. When I was at BlissDom this weekend, I think my eye was very trained on all the details (and amazed by how seamlessly everything came off!). I took the time to express thanks throughout -- to the food service staff, the tech staff who handled my session, the sponsors who helped support the conference, etc. After the event, Asha and I were dashing off to the closing party and I was amazed to see how fast the booth expo staff was breaking down and cleaning up. Having interfaced with these folks (on behalf of the More Birthdays booth), I was definitely tuned into how amazing they were all weekend. I asked Asha to hang on a moment and walked over and expressed my thanks to them for everything they did. The two women looked so happy and said, "That is so nice! No one ever says thank you!" Little expressions of gratitude go a long way.
Image credit: thank you cards by photospell via Etsy