Monday, May 4, 2015

Unsubscribe, Unsubscribe and Then Unsubscribe Again...

I know this is an unwieldy title for today's post -- and I'm certainly not suggesting unsubscribing from Buttercupland -- but I spent several hours today unsubscribing to dozens of websites. In some cases I not only unsubscribed, but I deleted any posts remaining in my inbox. Hopefully they will be gone for a long, long time.

Happily I'm feeling back to my regular self, allergies under control and sleeping in this time zone.  But there's always something and my bathroom plumbing had a little hiccup. Instead of going to the gym I spent the morning waiting for my super. As I waited I started to clean up my inbox. I started simply to delete/read mail I received while I was away and hadn't read. But I very quickly realized that I needed to go much further to get some control over my inbox. I kept my work inbox much more organized. There were fewer items that simply needed reading and many items I needed to handle quickly. But in the last almost two years I've gotten lackadasical.

Things aren't perfect -- I think another session later this month will be in order -- but I have a plan. I realize that if I haven't read an email in a week, it's not likely I will and it needs to be deleted. I found dozens of emails from travel sites that I thought might be useful about long distance flights. I've just taken several long distance flights and don't need an article on how to pack. Remedy, delete and unsubscribe.

At then end of this month I will be retired for two years -- yes, it's flown by -- and many of the good habits that kept me going in the office are needed at home. I've gotten closets and drawers under control and now it's time to move on to "office" organization. There's lots of paper sorting to be done, especially as I move into Medicare land this summer.

I'm glad I'm feeling better because I am so enjoying the beautiful weather we've had in New York City for the last few days. I had a wonderful day yesterday, visiting the Central Park gardens. I took dozens of pictures and I think they deserve a post of their own, but I wanted to share at least one picture. I'm pleased to report it's not all work for Buttercup.

 
 
I hope it's not all work for all of you, too. As always, thanks for visiting and happy spring wishes!

17 comments:

Paula Kaye said...

A beautiful picture. I am glad you are getting back to normal. I had to get control over my inbox this year too!

Joy said...

Yes, lots to be done...but it feels good when we are done.
Lovely picture!

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Beautiful trees.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

The years of retirement do speed by. It's been 5 years now for me and it has been wonderful. Spring is beautiful and I do take time to enjoy it. Not all work here for sure. There is still much to be sorted out but it will wait, but these wonderful days will fly by so I'm taking advantage of it.

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

Lately, I have been also unsubscribing to junk mail also. Some things that I was once interested in are no longer important. Such is life!

Jacquelineand.... said...

Knowing you've made a good start has to feel great! The amount of email that can pile up is frustrating and aggravating!

Denise Dobkowski Hammond said...

After A to Z I have the same issues with unsubscribing. Some blogs are interesting for that month and then go back to nothing I care to read about. I usually try to unsubscribe from many commercial sites before I leave on a trip with a note to self resubscribe when I get back. Otherwise I have hundreds of emails to sort through when I get back. I learned that the hard way.

@msdeniseh553
Life After Retirement

Theresa said...

Gorgeous picture of those blooming trees:) Enjoy your day and hope you feel better and better with each passing day! HUGS!

Pondside said...

Spring cleaning can take many forms - and cleaning up the in-box and unsubscribing (and cleaning out the sent box too!) are worthwhile. I have just done the same thing!

Sola Scriptura said...

You are an inspiration! Unsubscribing is something I all too often put aside for another day.

Nellie said...

Beautiful picture! I need to work more on my Inbox, though I try to keep it decluttered. Organization really helps my mood!

TARYTERRE said...

It is wonderful you are organized. Me I have good intentions but they never go anywhere. That tree in the pic is breathtaking.

Susie said...

Buttercup, Glad you are having great weather. I can not believe you've been retired two years. I will have been retired 13 years...I was so fortunate to retire young. My sister was 47 when she retired...that was younger than me. We had 30 and out where we worked. Those were the good old days. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

Kerin said...

Wow! Those trees are gorgeous!!
Hope you continue to feel better and better.

~K.

Ida said...

Sometimes we just need to simplify our lives a little. Love your pretty spring trees.

Sybil said...

It is such a very long time since I checked up with you. I never get notices to say that uou have doen an entry and it wa sonly tonight that I was going through ALL my blogs and deleting those that have not blogged for a long time etc and now I find you HAVE, I am so happy. Glad that you are also having a "sprng clean" What a lovely photograph that is of the cherry trees in full bloom I jut love the colour in them. They have been epecially lovely this year I think...I will be poppingin now that you are back blogging...!!!

Mildred said...

I am loving your spring photos, both here and on fb. Wishing you a very nice weekend.