Monday, March 30, 2009

Monday Mantra for March 30

Hmmm...I'm having a hard time deciding this one.

"Fire and motion": From the article of the same name, on software blog "Joel on Software." Joel Spolsky states, "...the principle of Fire and Motion is how you get things done in life. You have to move forward a little bit, every day. It doesn't matter if your code is lame and buggy and nobody wants it. If you are moving forward, writing code and fixing bugs constantly, time is on your side." Highly applicable to many areas of my life right now.


"Be present." That's pretty self-explanatory, from my last post. This past weekend was pretty good that way. I enjoyed playing with the kids, family dance party, Thing 2 helping me with yard work, letting Mr. Handsome-and-Handy get a good sleep-in day. We have a lot to do to get the house party-ready for Thing 2's birthday next Saturday, but hopefully we'll not get too caught up in the prep to miss being present for Thing 1 and 2 during the week.

I think I'll pick "be present" for this week and save "fire and motion" for next week...I'll need some "fire and motion" for cleaning up after the party, that's for sure!


Christie O. said...

i love that fire and motion one!! that is really really good and very very pertinent! and it's so true, time is on our side. i think it almost ties in with being present because you're being consistent with something. anyway, great news on your back feeling better and woot! on the bikeride!!! i'm off to spin class in a bout an hour.... goooooo tri!

SeaBreeze said...

I'm still alive. I'm in a confusing place right now. I'll write a reassuring "me" post/comment soon. Promise.