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October 25, 2017

1) First, a podcast note:  Episode #13 is up — and it’s the tech episode inspired by my post about texting a couple of weeks ago.  I think it’s one of the juicier ones, so check it out 🙂

BoBW is up to 40,000 downloads and we’ve maintained a consistent audience, which is great!  However, I’d love to see it grow a little more, so if you have the time/inclination I would be forever grateful if you’d either write an iTunes review/leave a rating OR just pass it along to others who you think might be into our work/life mix of topics.  

2) MY NEW BAGS ARRIVED!  After a LOT of online shopping and deliberation and then consultation with a Leather Goods Expert (that title is unofficial but truly does apply to my dear friend Vickie), I ended up choosing a new work bag AND a small, versatile bag from Lotuff Leather.  These are definitely — by far — the nicest bags I have ever owned, and perhaps the nicest things I have ever owned.

I chose this company because:

– it is small and they make everything to order
– they pride themselves on treating their employees well
– reviews state that their products age extremely well
– their stuff is gorgeous
– they are lined in leather so they stand up and don’t have that ‘slouchy’ look – I know some people like that but I wanted structure

I even went for a monogram so . . . definitely a commitment.  I hope these serve me well for years to come as I anticipate!

Still need: wallet + diaper bag.  But I have my eye what I want for both!

3) TYPES.  Marcia, who goes by OrganisingQueen on social media, asked on the BoBW insta if I was an Upholder or Obliger (from Gretchen Rubin’s 4 Tendencies Framework) after listening to the tech episode.  I guess she could tell I’m not a rebel 🙂  The question made sense because someone who feels compelled to respond to texts instantly does sound like an Obliger.

That said, I am confident in my Upholder status — and once I learned that texts do NOT mean what I necessarily thought they did had no problem starting to address them on MY agenda.  Heh.

I am also:

– An overbuyer (but NOT hoarder; I love throwing things out, but when it comes to stocking up on, say, sunscreen I’m apt to buy a 6 month supply.  It drives Josh crazy.  I also have NO PROBLEM whatsoever blowing through my “allowance” which is why I love having one)

– A lark (morning person)

– A satisficer (vs a maximizer)

– An ESFJ!

– A Moderator (vs an abstainer)

– A sprinter (vs a marathoner) when it comes to completing projects.  Within reason!  I don’t leave things until a dangerous last minute time frame, but am also not prone to working on things gradually either.

I’ve never taken an Enneagram test, but I want to 🙂

Anyone match me exactly?!  What other dichotomies have you found useful/interesting?  I still haven’t even decided Josh’s type but I think probably Questioner.  Perhaps with a streak of Rebel mixed in . . .


They disappeared into Annabel’s room last night and came out in “winter dress up”,
which involved squeezing Cameron into a pair of A’s old tights.
just had to share 🙂

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