A couple or three years ago, my husband started mentioning how ratty his belt was starting to look. He’d had it for enough years that he could say he got his money’s worth. Naturally I noticed and after hearing it a couple times I was starting to feel good because somebody’s birthday was coming up you know! And the answer to that age old question, “what can I get him?” had just presented itself! It was time for the old to go and a new vegan belt take to it’s place!
I decided to write this post for the sake of all of you who have trouble accepting gifts. Just on the face of it, that seems like kind of a ‘non-problem’ doesn’t it?
Yesterday though, as I began researching this project, which necessitated reading a few other posts about the psychology of gift giving and receiving, I was amazed to notice how triggered I was about a lot of the things that I was reading. Half the battle is knowing what you’re dealing with. So let’s work our way through some of them and see where we come out shall we?
I’ve always loved a healthy easy lunch idea because I’ve got so many other things on the go. I don’t want ‘fuss’ at lunch. Who’s got time for that right? The dog needs walking, I need walking, there’s laundry, coffee later with a friend, picking someone up for a trip to the doctor! Let’s face it, there are a million and one obligations that get in the way of intensive lunch prep. So what do you do? You look for tasty and supremely easy ideas for a bite to eat at lunch time.
I’m probably the last person that you’d expect to write about building a wardrobe, on a budget or otherwise. It’s not that I don’t wear clothes obviously, but I’ve just never been too interested in the whole shopping process. So the possibility that I may have wasted a lot of money by following my non-shopping method is a given.
But about three years ago, I went through a major purge of my closet. It was pretty obvious that I hadn’t been following any guidelines for building a wardrobe. All I can say is, “Oh my goodness, ‘if only I’d known…”!
When my kids were young, I had to find a hobby time in the nooks and crannies of my day to day routine. It was incredibly frustrating! Do you remember that?
In my case, I’d have my easel sitting at one end of the kitchen. That way at least I could see my latest painting and think about the changes that I was going to make if I could ever get to it. Some days, I’d manage to carve out an hour to just play with my paint and brushes. But it seemed like mostly the kids needed to be picked up from school or it was time to make supper or a thousand other must-do’s that were screaming for their share of my time. So very often, the painting just sat there and hobby time had to wait for another time.
Are you a blogger who’s beginning to get night sweats just thinking about GDPR compliance (otherwise known as General Data Protection Regulation)? I totally feel your pain! Having only started setting up my blog about a year ago, I’ve been working on it for a while. Before that, my computer expertise basically amounted to reading entertaining posts, following Huffington Post for my daily dose of news and saving pretty pictures on Pinterest. But then I got the blogging bug.
Do the words aging and happiness go together in your mind? Or are you feeling like you’re stuck in a race to the bottom and some days, even picking up speed? Your visits to the doctor are more frequent, the lineup of pills in the medicine cabinet is longer and getting out of your chair is so much harder. And to top it all off, you’re usually tired because you’re always getting up in the middle of the night to head for the bathroom.
Hello ladies. Is there an apartment balcony garden in your future? Are you wondering if it’s even possible to downsize from your gorgeous back yard garden and still be happy? Never mind that the space that’s going to replace your ample backyard may only measure 6’x10’ right? If you’ve always enjoyed mucking about in the dirt, this balcony stuff might seem pretty lame by comparison. But I’m here to reassure you that not only is it possible, but it can look beautiful and it can be fun too.
To tell the truth, I’m not sure how to address the Mother’s Day issue, here. Over the years, I’ve had really mixed feelings on this official holiday. Mixed feelings that have nothing to do with it’s commercialization that’s resulted in an industry worth over $23 billion in Canada and the USA.