Tag: living simply
so f*kn PROUD
how fortunate am I?
o0o With each day that passes, I am more and more glad that I left work when I did. I am also very very aware of how incredibly fortunate I was, to be in the position of having the support (in all ways) from My Love, that meant I was able to have […]
RECIPE: Butter Chicken
I’ve always been a bit careful of cooking with herbs and spices. Truth be told, I’m a bit scared of them – as I don’t know how they fit together and how each herb and/or spice reacts with and compliments others or how the tasty flavours are made￼. But LAST week I got super-brave […]
o0o So here I am – officially over 3 months unemployed!! Its time for a bit more of an in-depth run-down of what Life has been like for me for the last three months – so I’m going to break it down into sections to help me arrange my thoughts a little better… You […]
o0o It’s been months since my last post cos I’ve been all over the countryside doing alllllll the things. There’s soooo much to write about, but for now, I’m ripping the bandaid off and posting a simple stocktake of where I’m at right this second, to hold y’all off until I can finish up with a […]
o0o Without further ado, I’m going to do the “Take Stock” thing. Here’s what’s going on with me right now… Making: a bit of a tidier ‘nest’ for our daughter who is due to give birth in less than 36hrs. Cooking: not much at all just yet, but it will be our ‘turn’ in […]
o0o It’s been a while since my last post (about 6 weeks or so), and I apologize if you’ve missed me – although it is the season for most people of busy-ness and stress – so it’s probably the case that you haven’t even noticed I haven’t been around…! :)) In days blog, I’m […]
o0o One of the things that give me ‘anticipatory’ anxiety, is Mondays – the day before I have to go back to my paid job. Whilst I am winding it down, and getting it to a place where I can hand it off to someone else; I need to stay in my current role […]
o0o Hows this for a groovy gadget?!?? Today a friend posted a picture of something his wife had made at a Simple Living class that she had attended, and I thought it was soooo awesome that I’m wanting to make one too!! Now I just need to carve out a bit of time to […]
glad you asked!
Smoking you ask? Are you still smoking? Wellllll – I’m glad you asked!! It’s a month in (well, 4 weeks lol) – in case you’ve been keeping track – and still she doesn’t smoke! That’s right folks. I’m a month clean!! But what I’m even more incredibly proud and grateful for – is […]
. Its a year on from my “one step at a time” post – and I’m reflecting a bit about where I am now as opposed to this time last year. Some things haven’t yet changed. I am still at my job as a Manager, I am still working three days a week, and […]
: strength :
Strength doesn’t come from what you can do; it comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn’t do. When you are at your lowest point, you are open to the greatest positive change. Happiness is not the absence of problems, but the strength to deal with them. The strongest people are […]
i did it again!
. It was a bit of a shit ending to 2017 for me… I somehow managed to put my back out again – whilst getting up from the toilet. How does that even happen!?!? I spent that day being pretty damn teary and miserable – I didn’t feel like I could go through another […]
the murky depths 
. Today is different. Today I got out of bed quite well rested. I had a really decent sleep last night, because it rained through the night, and i always sleep soooo much better when it rains. I have also taken a fortnight off work – which actually winds up being 18 days – […]
. I only work three days a week – Tues, Wed, Thurs – so I am lucky in that I get a four-day weekend. In theory… But these days – my work environment ramps up my anxiety like almost nothing else – so after those three days, I spend Friday pretty much uncoiling from thorough […]
After yesterdays mammoth post, I thought today would just be a ‘quickie’ 🙂 Sometimes – just cleaning up and sorting out a small corner of your home, can make a huge difference to how you feel about the rest of the day. I had had one of those mornings where I came back to the […]