cluttered thoughts

Some days the internal dialog can be deafening. Do you ever have days like that? Days where you have spiraled into scenarios that are less than pleasant and highly unlikely, and yet you still entertain the thoughts and voice? I promise I'm not schizophrenic, although maybe talking about voices isn't the way to convince you. The voices are my own voices. Is that more convincing? 

I clean and organize when I'm stressed, thus the picture above of shelves of shoes. These shelves were filled with shoe boxes, full and empty, and dozens of more shoes I hardly wore. I donated 13 pairs of shoes, 2 pairs of boots, just yesterday alone. Remember this 100 Item Donation Challenge? Have you been playing along? One month I missed my 100 item goal, and fell short about 30 items. But April I hit our goal again, and I'm motivated for May. It has felt really good to purge unnecessary clutter, hoping it purges the clutter from my mind too. High hopes, I tell you. Those shelves are all my shoes, minus a few pairs of sneakers and my boots. I think it still could use some weeding out, but I also can see a few holes that I should fill as well. Apparently I'm not a fan of heels. Necessary evils. Speaking of cleaning and organizing, I just added this book to my Amazon wish list. I've heard it's amazing, and although I don't need more organization motivation, I could use some help on the process. 

I saw the Age of Adaline this week and really liked it. Solo movie going is my jam, especially the first showing of the day which only costs $8.25 and there's only 3 people in the theater. Grab a latte next door just before it starts, mid morning heaven I tell you. 

You might like this piece on museums I wrote recently. 

This had me rolling this morning. 

I didn't keep track too well of enjoyed articles this week. I wasn't online too much actually, which felt good. I did work on an article that will be shared Monday with a chance to win a $100 gift card, so check back Monday morning for that. I would love for one of you regular readers to win it! Oh and Monday I'll also be participating in a big Instagram giveaway. Find me @mylifeatplaytime to enter Monday morning. 

Do you have any fun weekend plans? We have a full weekend filled with school festivals, auction parties, a trip to Disneyland, and somewhere in there I thought I would have time to plant my vegetable gardens finally. High hopes. Have a lovely Friday (evening now!).