Friday, 31 May 2013

Pinterest-addict Moi!

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Is anyone else out there hooked on Pinterest.  I have to say, I'm addicted!  I had read about it ages ago, but didn't really even check it out.  Then about a year ago, after reading yet another article in the paper (also being somewhat bored that day!), I signed up for an account.  I was presented with about 30 people to follow, based on what I had plugged in as my interests and likes.  These are people who, for the most part, have fabulous taste in ... well almost everything!

At first I didn't go on there too often.  This was because when I did I lost, like, half a day!  At first it's a bit overwhelming and everything looks pin-worthy, so I pinned cautiously, just a few things here and there.  I set up my boards like most people do, one for clothes, one for crafty or DIY things, one for the realistic home decorating stuff, as well as one for the stuff that's only in my dreams; oh ...and one for quotes, I love quotes!

Sunday, 26 May 2013

Living with Less: Part 2

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As I mentioned a few weeks ago, in the original Living with Less post, my Hubby and I had made our lists of all our personal possessions.  Now all we had to do was follow those lists and clear out the items that we had thought about and no longer wished to keep.  Easy, right?  In theory, yes.  In practice, well ... it seemed to depend!

Firstly though, some things I noticed about my own personal list.  The total amount of items in our home that are considered mine alone was a gob-smacking 492!  100 personal items could well be an impossible dream for me!  Bear in mind too, that some things like socks and underwear were not counted individually, but as a group - accounting for only one item on the list! 

Monday, 20 May 2013

Mission: Accomplished!

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I DID IT!!!!

I finished my first 5K road race yesterday, on a cold but sunny Halifax morning in a faster time than I have ever run before.  Colour me happy!  My time was a slow 49:21.9, but I felt great through the whole run.  I started with a smile on my face, despite being nervous.  And I finished with a smile on my face, despite being pooped!  At the end a sense of relief eclipses all and it's hard not to smile.

At the start line

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

My memory's just a memory now!

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Today's post is a cautionary tale about the pitfalls of trying to arrange anything when you are a lady of a certain age.  This is because while we're awash in hormone soup, certain things cease to function - like our memories!

A month or so ago, I had arranged to meet my friend, Pam for coffee.  It's something we do regularly, at least once a month if we can.  Because she is gainfully employed - unlike me - we normally talk on the phone first and make our arrangements around her work schedule.

Friday, 10 May 2013

Living with Less

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So, as I sat there, shredding all my old journals, I looked around our home office.  Have to say, the room looked as though a small incendiary device had gone off in it.  As part of my on-going evolution, I was becoming overwhelmed by all the 'stuff' anyway, and this room was particularly troublesome.  It was time for a major clear-out! (BTW - can you imagine being my poor Hubby through all of this?  Some days it must feel like he's living with a total stranger, who's also a total nutter!)

Sunday, 5 May 2013

Rewriting Life (Part One)

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As I mentioned in the post about Kickstarting Fearlessness, in the run-up to my 50th birthday, I found myself looking back over my whole life.  As it turns out, this was a bit of a scary proposition, especially after I found this quote several months ago.  It really hit home because I had proof, written evidence that ten years had, in fact, gone by and nothing had changed.