Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Top Ten Best Things About Menopause

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The last post covered the worst things about menopause, many of which were tangible, specific issues.  In putting together a list of the best things about this time in our lives, I found myself coming up against ideas that were a lot less concrete.  Nonetheless, there are a great number of positives to be had, so here is my best attempt at corralling them into a list:

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Top Ten Worst Things About Menopause

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Ah, the lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer have finally arrived (I, for one, was starting to doubt they ever would!).  There's so much to do - trips, camping, festivals, beaches, pools, BBQs and beer.  It's all good stuff - who wants to sit at the computer, reading a blog?

I have to confess, despite loving this blog-writing thing, that my motivation for writing is dipping as the temperature soars.  So with an emphasis firmly on the 'lazy', the next few posts will take a leaf out of David Letterman's book and feature some 'Top Ten' lists (as well as a 'borrow' from a legendary journalist)

As you can see by the title, today's post will serve as a reality check while we're out enjoying all the fun in the sun!  Without further ado -

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Do You Have a Bucket List?

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I have one.  An actual typed-out list (because I love lists - totally how I 'organize' my life!).  It began as a very specific '101 things to do before I die' when I started building it in my twenties.

As I've gotten older though, I realized that you can't really place an arbitrary number on your dreams, goals and desires.  Some people may have 1,001 things on their list, and achieve a lot of them; others may have only half a dozen.  It's not the quantity that counts, it's the quality.

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

I Want to be Alone...

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...unlike the great Greta Garbo, who wanted to be let alone.  I just want some quality time by myself and with myself.  It is something I find that I am craving, as a woman of a certain age, and after having been married for a number of years. 

I do spend a lot of my days at home alone, while Hubby is at work, but that seems to be something different from what I desire.  Those weekdays are filled with chores, volunteer work and writing.  That is my 'job' if you will.  And it definitely doesn't fit the bill!

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Living with Less Part III (The End!)

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As you will know if you read Living with Less Parts One and Two, Hubby and me (but mainly me) have been on a quest to reduce our personal items.  Because this was quite a success, we then went through our whole house, room by room.  We have sorted and tidied; pulled out long-neglected items from the deep dark recesses of cupboards and draws.  The result was yet another pile of under-appreciated treasures (also known as crap, but that seems a bit harsh!)

The kitchen probably yielded the most unused stuff.  The haul from there included a mountain of old Tupperware that made all the food stored in it taste like plastic - YUCK!  There was the no-longer-complete set of wineglasses that I bought when I got my first apartment (many years ago!).  Not to mention the parmesan cheese shaker that didn't work because the cheese ended up forming a giant blob - unappetizing and then impossible to get out!  Just a few examples...