This is my favorite! 😂🤗😂 Doesn’t that new couch in my living room look so inviting… and oh how it was.
I did absolutely nothing today and it was glorious. I have to admit in my mind I feel useless and so very unproductive, when I really have a million things to do. But I just did not feel like it today and sometimes it is just as important to make yourself be lazy as it is to make yourself productive. So that was today. I did nothing and that is a thing. 😉
This might sound like a simple thing but when I added it to the list I meant for it to be a way of taking a stand.
In the instance of what I did today- I was asked to work a shift for someone. I always say yes, probably because I am a workaholic. But also because most of the time I will put other people’s time above mine. But today I said NO!
I plan to take a stand and say no more often when I want to, even if I have a sense of guilt about it.
What is the nerdiest thing I could do this year, Alex?
So it is the nerdiest thing but what can I say?, I am a nerd.
I record Jeopardy! daily and watch it whenever I have a chance. I have always wanted to be on the show. So today I looked up what is required.
They only do the test to qualify every so often so basically I just registered to be informed when the test is happening.
So now I am registered and will take the test the next time it comes up.
For now, I took the practice test and got 20 of 30 right… I don’t know what the pass/fail percentage required to qualify is, but for now, I will just keep practicing… maybe I will get on one day.
Here is the site to register and find the practice test- Jeopardy!
Don’t know it until you’ve tried it… evidently I tried and everyone told me I was no Elaine. Laughed my ass off.
Here we go again. Last year was not as good as I would hope but I’m going for… I only marked 60 things off my life… but I’m going for it again. This year I am kicking it off with purging items to declutter my life.
On the 1st I threw away some old boots that I have been holding onto for far too long.
Throughout the month I will continue to throw things out in hopes to clean up my house. They say decluttering brings a sense of peace.
This may not sound difficult to most people. Or maybe it sounds really hard. But making a plan and sticking to it can sometimes be had. I can attest to that with the failure of my 365 Things List in 2017. But let’s not talk about that right now, since today is day EIGHT and I am attempting to keep going strong!
So today, I researched some recipes I like, wrote down all the ingredients, thought about some other snacks I enjoy or typically eat, and made a grocery list! Then off to the store I went and wouldn’t you know… I just got what was on the list. Of course, I came across stuff every so often and thought, “well, I would like to have that”. But I stayed the course and made myself just get what was on the list.
Often with these tasks, I research the benefits and there are usually long lists or lengthy articles, like this one from the HuffPost: Grocery List, Supermarket discussing all aspects of the act. Pinterest even has a whole section of “Supermarket Lists” that you can download. So there are plenty of resources to help you long the way. All I have to say about this simple task is:
The benefits of making a grocery list and sticking to it:
Saves you time.
Saves you money.
Keeps you on track for dietary goals.
It is that simple. And simple it was. What an easy, but beneficial thing to do!
P.S. I found the featured image on Google and that was by far my favorite… all the essentials, FRUIT-BREAD-MILK-WINE-SUGAR-BUTTER!
So I did this last year and got a lot of responses, so I cut it at 10. I still have not gotten through all those books, and hope to at some point. But I might as well stack some new titles on top of those!
So here are the book suggestions I have gotten and where you can find them on Amazon! Maybe some of them will be good books for others of you too!
- Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
- The Beaten Territory by Randi Samuelson
- The Gulag Archipelago by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
- The Big Lie by Dinesh D’Souza
- All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
- Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter
- Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl by Carrie Brownstein
- Earth Children Series by Jean M. Auel (This one counts as the last three because it is a six book series!)
Hope if you can find some time to read something this year, you will give a glance over this list and give some a try. If you have already read some of these I would love opinions on them… which ones I should dive into first, which ones I might want to wait till later and any other comments you might want to share!