Day 54

Married Life: 13 Years
[I’m in the living room, hubby is in the kitchen making lunch]
Me: [shouts] Can you go pee for me? I couldn’t be bothered
Hubby: I’m already doing it

These are the conversations you have when you’re 15 years into a relationship. I’d go so far as to say, that’s about 80% of the conversations you have at that point. It’s a mix of dad jokes and a drunk in a comedy club but it works.

I can’t say that hubby and I were productive today. The one thing we’ve become good at is encouraging each others laziness. Even with the accountability of blogging, I still shoved discipline off a cliff and chilled. My hands were too cold for activities. Excuse slam dunk.

We have a few house projects that we really really want to get started, so this week I’ll write a schedule. We’re working on two timelines, spring and wifey coming home. (They’ll happen around the same time anyway.) If I could get a world-wide encouragement chant for next weekend, that would be appreciated.

For your relaxing ear pleasure, I’ve worked on this chill play list all week. I’m really loving the Indie sounds at the moment. There seems to be a 50’s reboot happening and it’s glorious. Weirdly, that really makes me want to bake.

Top 10 Songs You Need To Hear
1. Aldous Harding – The Barrel
2. The Raconteurs – Now That You’re Gone
3. Mac DeMarco – Nobody
4. Okey Dokey – Whose Heart
5. Easy Life – Nightmares
6. Moon Taxi – All Day, All Night
7. Riscas – Panic Like Tom
8. Fruit Bats – Humbug Mountain Song
9. Architecture in Helsinki – Frenchy I’m Falling
10. Arlie – Didya Think

So while I was a lady of luxury (laziness) I spent a nice portion of the day finding wonderfully creative blogs on WordPress. Everything from writing, arts and crafts, baking, painting and more. As usual it was inspiring.

The one real take away was reading a very candid blog, GABFRAB, and how honest the writing is (or maybe it’s all made up but it has inspired a surge of honesty nonetheless). I want to be more honest.

Over the years I’ve become incredibly introverted. I don’t care to share information about myself or my family. I keep my opinions closely guarded. When I give information, it’s only a little bit, enough to suit the conversation, definitely nothing more. So from now on, there will be more me on the page. I won’t be ashamed of who I am and my opinions.

This week I’m going to be more organised, work on a new knitting project, paint at least once, continue my workout routine, spend time encouraging people and be more open. Good luck to everyone this week. I hope you get everything accomplished that you set out to do.

Here’s Day 21 of the writing challenge. If you’d like to see the full challenge details, click here. All 30 days will be posted here.

Day 21: What 3 lessons do you want your children to learn from you?
Please note: I do not have children but if I did, this would be what I want them to learn.

  1. If you have nothing nice to say, say nothing at all. This was something that we were taught growing up and something that has long been forgotten on the internet journey. There is never a good reason to make somebody feel bad with your words. Bullying is not okay.
  2. How someone lives their life, is none of your business. If you don’t like the way someone behaves, remove yourself from their world. Your opinion on how someone should live, is just that. It’s an opinion. People should have the right to live their life as they see fit. It’s not our place to judge.
  3. Make the world better, one smile at a time. The world is full of stress, sadness, pain, anger and anxiety. Some people feel or face that every day. If you can say something to put a smile on someone’s face, then you are making the world a better place. Compliment people. Encourage people. Listen to people. You will learn, grow and fill your own world with smiles. It’s a winning situation for everyone.

Tilly