In sickness…

And to improving health!  I’ve been off work most of the week with a cold, as I’m a big believer that rest is the cure to almost all things.  And as per my mother’s strict childhood guidelines, I spent at least the first half of the day in bed.  I was so thankful to have …
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Goals Update – January

Today is my Birthday! yay…  Well, it’s just another day, but I did start late as I needed to meet a tradesperson at home (working on something on my house project list).  Now my bath is smoother, and I’ve been advised to clean it with washing up liquid.  As to the colour appearing yellow – might …
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Things I’d like to be…

I’d like to be (inspired by you Dar) – a zero waste (landfill) home.  But I eat large single serve cookies from the vending machine when I’m hungry.  And buy the half cabbage wrapped in cling wrap (cause a whole cabbage is a whole lot of cabbage for one little lady!) – sugar free. Ever …
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Make a list of house projects – January Cure @ Apartment Therapy

Apartment Therapy dropped off my radar (probably the n’th time Chrome lost all my bookmarks to be honest) but now that I have re-found it, I’m oh so delighted for their January theme!  Day 1 was Make a list of projects Well you don’t need to tell this girl twice!  But I thought I might …
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What I list about…

So here’s a snapshot (sanitised) of my current lists (that I have in electronic form): – To do: broken into categories: work; day off; awaiting; long term – BF’s to do list: things he keeps talking about… – Be more generous: tracking ways I’ve been generous – moving that to this blog currently, in my …
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Operation: Bed Ledge

All I wanted was a bed ledge.  And for so many months, I could NOT find one.  Sure, Ikea makes a bed ledges/shelving unit for my style of bed (the Malm), but I didn’t want all that shelving-ness.  I just wanted ledge-ness.  I searched the as-is section with a fervor bordering on stalker (helped that Ikea is …
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Penny-wise

Well to be honest, we, in Australia, don’t have pennies – actually, I’m starting to think 5c pieces are useless.  Most vending machines no longer take them, and I’m inclined to decline those given to me as change.  They are just too small to be ‘worth it’.  But this post is about whether I ‘manage’ …
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Cutting expenses

Pauline has inspired me, again (cause of course I like a good list)  She’s collected a number of questions to help to cut expenses.  And I’m a penny pincher if there ever was one! My answers are all in bold.  Nice way to tell you a little bit more about myself, and my money management …
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Giving gifts

Thank Pauline, again inspiring a post!  How much do you spend on gifts – and why? This is obviously a little more of a review, than a ‘pre’ Christmas thing.  But it’s something I grappled with this Christmas, being in a new relationship (and it’s a long time, it seems, since I was last in …
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Annual Goals

Despite my efforts to make this ‘publish’ whilst I was enjoying life, I failed 🙁  But that’s given me time to reflect (and enjoy my time off) and so I’ll ensure everything listed still fits reality! Financial – Save a total of $20k by 22 Dec (for mortgage refinancing):  Current balance is $13,487.55.  Whilst this …
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