Tuesday, 14 January 2014

LIFE: Things #4

Oh Christmas, you're a joyous time of love and giving but you do get me out of my blogging routine for sure. With it being over a month since my last rambley/ranty things post - it's probably about darn time I do you an update. Granted there's been less rambley ranty things to write about (odd in itself) so more of a life update and you can always share your rants to make up for mine!

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Estate sale book mountain // sleeping ed on my toes // Hell // selfie // Reindeer winnings from a claw machine // concrete mixer // British logic

So for the first time in 2014 ...

♥ After last weeks snow days, +3 degrees C now feels like a heatwave - but Hell (a place in Michigan) really did freeze over

♥ Constant stress about renewing my greencard (probably a frequent contender on the things list until it gets renewed  

♥ Grumbling about ebay non payers - story of my life

♥ Trying to wade through the huge backlog of draft posts for my blog ...

♥ Seeing my bloglovin blog followers list grow and grow - thank you much!

♥ Loosing hours google mapping locations of old motels and restaurants found upon vintage postcards and finding many of them have turned into McDonalds

♥ Coupons for BOGO on Culvers concrete mixers - happy times (if you ever happen to be in the Mid West/Plain states pop to Culvers, you won't regret it

♥ Filling bags of books for $5 at an estate sale and spending the afternoon reading 1950's government literature on how to survive an atomic bomb - just a bit of light reading

♥ Speaking of reading, setting up a Goodreads challenge of 30 books for 2014 (you can add me here if we're not already bookworm friends)

♥ Ranting to myself at the increasing non lifestyle blog posts and blogs you find when trawling through the #lbloggers twitter hashtag

♥ Kitties falling asleep on your toes ... to over your arm when you're trying to work

♥ Getting Hulu Plus, binge watching Reign, Ironside and Community and our decision to get around to canceling our cable altogether

♥ I know you like your new baby but you don't need to show how you've dressed it every single day on facebook ...


Oh look I did have a couple of rants in me!

14 comments:

  1. I can't believe the mad weather you had! x

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    1. Luckily it's been a lot warmer this week!

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  2. Had the 30 book last year and I read so much more. This year I am going for 52! Gonna add you to my friends!
    Andreea | http://catsfika.blogspot.ro/

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    1. I did the challenge in 2014, and for some reason I think it led to me not reading very much in 2013, I was reading to beat the challenge rather than reading for enjoyment. Hopefully my 30 books won't be too off putting come 2015.

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  3. I'm with you on the book goal for the year. My original goal was to read 24 books this year, but based on my current progress, I may up it to 30. I know I read more in the winter, but still, I think I got this! : ) Also, don't worry about the green card renewal. Every time we have been up for renewal, the process has been speedier and easier than anticipated.

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    1. I get stressed about being thrown out and going through having to prove stuff. Ahhh. And breathe!

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  4. haha - these make me chuckle.
    I saw the British logic picture the other day and it just makes me laugh. Normally I have conversations like:
    them: where are you from?
    me: England
    them: where abouts
    me: *says the small town I'm from and checks confused face of person*, it's about 1hour north of London
    them: oh! London, you're from London, I know London!
    me: ... I guess I'm from London now.

    I know what you mean about the #lbloggers tag... sometimes I confuse myself to whether I belong there... I like to chat about my life around taking outfit pictures but I'm not really into talking fashion... I apologise if I am one of 'those' blogs :)

    ~ K

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    1. Yeah being from Yorkshire I still have to explain how far that is in distance or time from London - it gets annoying. That or i'm Australian .... As for the #lbloggers tag I actually don't mind the outfit posts as they have some lifestyle injected into them, it's when a blog is clearly a beauty blog and every post is beauty - that gets my goat!

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  5. haha made me chuckle :)
    I love ramble posts, thats all my blog is haha

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  6. If I were to start a rambling post right now I don't think I'd stop and it would turn into a rant!

    Victoria
    FlorenceandMary.com

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    1. Rant posts are the best (in my view - get it all out your system!)

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    2. Oh, do you not like Fashion Blogs?! For over a year, I had outfit posts, but it was a way to challenge myself to use what I already had and/or dress on a budget. I have started to do a few outfit posts this year, but it was because I was getting really sloppy- wearing my running gear everywhere. Oops! But I do seem to prefer blogs that are about life and incorporate a lot of good writing and cover interesting topics, or at least balance the outfit posts with posts about the person behind the blog. Anyhow, you might think I'm crazy but I miss the snow, but not the zero and below weather! -Jess L

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    3. It's not that I don't like them, more that I don't read total beauty or fashion blogs/posts. I've never had any form or sense of being fashionable nor the money for it, so it's never interested me!

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