Yes I am still here..

Yes I know! Its been a long time since I have been on here…..

I have actually been busy doing things – but not really working on decluttering my house…

Lets list the good things I have been doing…

I have been walking (reasonably) regularly with my walking poles. I try to do it 3 times a week – doesnt always happen that many times but I have been doing it as much as I can. I have also been quite proud of myself that I can manage more distance and at a good pace than when I started. My fitbit has been a great motivator and I am now in a group with several friends that wear them….sadly I regularly bring up last position for steps per week but I am sure I do more than I did. Unfortunately I am violently allergic to something on the fitbit band and I look very uncool with a sweat band underneath it! Fitbit have offered a full refund but I havent been able to find something I like better so not sure if I am going to persist or settle with something not as good…

I have slowly been losing weight. I didnt start out specifically to lose weight but since I was walking and trying to get fit (and I want to eat what I want when travelling) I started using Lite n Easy. If I stick to the diet it isnt that hard to lose the weight. I am half way to my goal weight. My only concern is if I continue to lose weight I may need to buy another new wardrobe before I go on holidays.

I have been on two short holidays in the last couple of months. On impulse my daughter and I went to Bali for 3 days. In that time I managed 6 foot massages, a manicure, a pedicure and a facial. In between pampering we sat around Norma Jeans drinking coffee and playing on our iPads… a proper holiday and some lovely mother daughter bonding! I also went to Tasmainia for a week which was mostly a lot of work and early mornings but also a bit of sightseeing. These two holidays were great dry runs for our big holiday and each time I came home with a better idea for packing gear or something else I needed to buy. So I count these jaunts as holiday research.

I have also been catching up on paperwork ready to go away on holidays. Boring stuff but my floor inbox is now getting quite empty.

Some paperwork that I have been spending a lot of time doing is getting things ready for my holiday. Have spent a lot of time (wasting time?) researching where we are going and finding out things to do. Also booking tours and accommodation which is great fun to do. I have probably been spending more time on this than I should!!!

So these are my achievements for the last few weeks. I havent done a lot of tidying altho I did move the cabinet where all my old vinyls were stored. I am going to write about this trip down memory lane in another blog…

My daughter is going to house sit while we are away. Her bed (and many of her clothes) are still here after at least 5 years since she last lived here. She tells me she would rather sleep in her old bed than ours…and so now within 4 weeks I do have to at least clear the path to her bed and get some of the junk out of her room. Mind you this junk is from other rooms and is waiting on the floor so it can be packed away in the cupboards in that room once she removes her clothes!! So I hope that while she is living here she sorts thru some of her stuff so that when I return her room will be ready for me to move my stuff in there…we will see…

So I hope you have all made more progress than me… altho my house hasn’t had any attention other things have made progress – so I suppose that is a good thing!

 

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