Monday, March 18, 2019

My 40 Things...

I am doing a 40 day challenge to get rid of 40 things, 1 item a day for 40 days...Doesn't sound hard at all does it?  It's harder than I thought it would be though so maybe writing down things that do go will help encourage me a bit more.  We'll see.

1 - Box of stuff from sunroom.
2 - Another box of stuff from sunroom.
3 - 2 shirts in bin.
4 - 8 shirts, 1 skirt, pair of shorts to Vinnies.
5 - A manual muili/grater type thing to Vinnies.
6 - A mug that I broke the handle off of.  I had it sitting on the bench for a week before I decided that  I should take it out and put it in the bin!!
7 - 2 plastic cooldrink bottles that I was reusing for water. 
8 - Big glass bowl.
9 - 3 old phones.
10 - Gingerbread house making kit
11 - Stick on corner shelf unit.  This has been put out in shed so does it still count?  hmmm.

25/04/19  Well the 40 days is well and truly over...I have gotten rid of way more than this piddly list of items but can't remember what they all were now.  Shows that they were not wanted, needed or loved!

I do think that this was a great challenge though so big thanks to Sue for setting it, just sorry that I didn't follow through with it all the way because I really did intend to and it would have made a bit more of a difference in the house, shed and yard.

And now that we are seeing so many snakes that could get inside the house, be inside already?!!, I do need to keep up with this.  Or is it better to have the crap there so I can't see the snakes...?

What will I do? Where will I go? March.

😄I have heaps to do this month, a main one will be trying to get my neck/back sorted.  It's been painful for going on 4 weeks now and I have finally decided to go see a doctor about getting a scan to see what it is.  The appointment with them is this morning.  While I am there, if I remember, I will ask to get bloods done as well as it's been a few years since they were taken.   When I think about it, I haven't been to a doctor for years, not sure how many but quite a few.  I think.  Anyway, I am popping Iboprovin like they are lollies and I don't like having to do that so doctor for some other ideas it is.    I usually only need to take a couple of pills on a bad day with the fibro so for a person against pills it's not been good.

Get a massage, see if it helps my back.   Done.  Didn't. 
See doctor to confirm muscular.  Done.  Is.
I need to clean out the chook sheds before Winter.
Oil chooks legs again, for Scaley Leg Mite.
Tidy sunroom. Done -ish
Make appointment for new glasses.
Clear out big tank garden.
Weed mulched area under Orange trees.
Replant Comfrey.
Decide on 2 places to go to and then go.

Well, look at that.  I started writing this on the 3rd, so 2 weeks ago.  Hmmm.  I know I have been busy over those 2 weeks but not with much on that list!

I haven't been anywhere except for the Quambie Park fete which is held every year at the old peoples home here in town and I bought books I didn't need to add to my too many now collection.  I really should add cull books to my list...

I am at work for probably 4 days this week so not much will be happening here but I have mowed twice in the last 2 weeks.  Edges need doing and I can't do those so it still looks, and is, very messy and overgrown out there.  Did help husband a little bit to get the wood into the woodshed from out the back paddock.  Maybe shouldn't have as feeling neck and back now...Hohum.

I think I need less time on this thing and more time outside doing stuff.  Should I add that to my list?!

Sunday, March 10, 2019

40 Days 40 Items.

I am not Catholic but apparently the 6th March was the first day of Lent.   Catholics know what Catholics do over this time but there are lots of non-Catholics that decide to give up stuff as a bit of a challenge during this time and I have become one of them. 

Last Wednesday I was invited to join a small Facebook group where the aim is to de-clutter 40 things over the 40 days of Lent.  I joined up and hope that with other people doing the same thing it will get me started on getting rid of things I no longer use, need or like.   You'd think though that if I didn't use, need or like them then they wouldn't be here anyway wouldn't you but some peoples brain don't work like that and we need a bit more encouraging and support.  This small group may be what I need to get me started.  We will be aiming to declutter 40 things over the 40 days of Lent, post in the group to encourage and help others and to read and get the help and encouragement of those in return.   I will also use this blog to record how I go as I know I always do better with things when I write about them here.

Today is the 6th day of this challenge.  The first 2 days I did good by getting rid of 2 boxes of unwanted stuff that had been sitting out in the sunroom for months.  Since those 2 boxes of stuff I have removed nothing.   I am at Vinnies this morning so I have a bag ready and I now need to go find 6 things to take down there.  I already have 2 things in the bag so I only need 4 more so not sure why it is so hard.  But, on Saturday we went to a fete and I bought some books so I probably *should* get rid of a few books to make room for them.  But books...I'll work on them another time.  Off to grab some crap...Done!  In the bag and ready to go.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

What have I done? Where have I been? March 6th.

Well we did get an extraction in, back on the 6th Feb.  It wasn't the greatest but enough for us and family with some to sell.  I still need to finish putting the extraction shed back to how it should be...

I am still down at Vinnies 3 days a week plus extra days as we are short of volunteers for a few months.

It's been hot so I didn't do much of anything outside.  Now I have done something to my neck/back so I'm not doing much of anything outside...

Husband and I went up to Boddington for a weekend in February.  Not camping but it was nice to get away for a bit.

Over the last few months we have been picking bananas,  grapes, a few apples, now peaches are falling off the tree and there will be more apples if I remember to get some bags over some branches so the parrots don't get the rest.  Chooks are back to laying.   Not much in the vegies gardens though.   I did have a few lovely looking capsicum plants and we picked a few but the sheep got out and into them so HoHum...Husband did get some lovely onions from his patch and a bit of garlic that will be nice to eat but a bit small for replanting.

All the grass stayed green over Summer but we didn't mow often enough, as we do.  Or don't.  It needs doing again now but we are forecast 2 days with rain so that wont be happening.

I am still fat and unfit.

I didn't declutter enough.  I didn't clean enough.  I didn't achieve much of anything.  Hopefully this month will be a bit better and more productive.   Hmmm, we'll see.

What has everyone else been up to?