Good Sufficient | Fragrance Posse

View from the sofa yesterday.

It’s been within the 40s right here the previous few days which is absolute heaven, not having to bundle up in opposition to the wind and icy chill. I bought collectively yesterday with a pal I haven’t seen in awhile and made a hearth, simply because it’s fairly (and in addition my front room is chilly.)

I re-wrote this publish thrice this weekend, on a completely completely different matter, more and more annoyed by how I wasn’t discovering the suitable phrases for the suitable concepts, and the suitable flip of phrase, after which … aha! I remembered my one-time guideline that carried me via a number of years of life like a barely lopsided, rusty boat: adequate.

I’m a somewhat-reformed perfectionist who tried for perfection the primary a number of a long time of my life. (Did I succeed? Nope, however that didn’t deter me.) I used to be at all times after juuust the suitable mattress linens, vacation meal, digital camera angle, and so on. Then I all of a sudden discovered myself a single father or mother with 4 youngsters and a full-time job and found the idea of “adequate.” In a neighborhood, in a metropolis, dedicated to striving for perfection at any and all prices, I phoned it in at any time when attainable. I introduced soda and chips to cookouts, hopscotched previous neighborhood committees, cheerfully declined non-obligatory obligations, and instructed my youngsters, welp! That’s the best way it’s! Adequate! Might I’ve achieved extra, and achieved it higher? Yeah, in all probability. I suppose we’ll by no means know, will we?

Mercury’s in retrograde till the 18th. I’ve made a low-key mess of a number of tasks this weekend, together with this publish. I suppose … that is adequate, although. I imply it’s up, it has phrases and punctuation, you’re studying it. Job properly achieved! Or, at the very least, achieved.

This isn’t a nasty lesson for me to be taught. To re-learn. I don’t do New Yr’s resolutions, though as soon as upon a time I did. I used to be filled with concepts for enhancing myself and, thus, my life. However typically we simply present up late with the store-bought cookies and it’s superb.

What’s your philosophy?  Adequate? Perfectionism in some (or all) areas?

Cowl picture: the quiche with the crust I needed to make twice immediately as a result of I dropped the primary crust taking it out of the oven after blind-baking it. The second appears to be like just like the canine made it, nevertheless it tastes good! I say … adequate.