For What It's Worth

Friday, January 31, 2020

52 Lists Friday…(2)

I’m trying to do more personal (non bookish) posts so I’m trying the 52 Lists for Happiness prompts on Fridays as a regular feature.
I’ll posts the prompt for next Friday at the end in case you want to join in.












LIST THE ROUTINES IN YOUR PERSONAL LIFE AND WORK

Take action: Circle (I’m highlighting) the ones that bring you joy and cross out all the routines you don’t like.

Life:

* Wake up and read my emails, check SM feeds, catch up with news   ~ I like catching up with my mail and sm feeds but hate reading the news. I try to stay informed without getting overwhelmed.

* Make my own iced coffee blend (3/4 black coffee – 1/4 mocha) every morning  ~ This is my little treat for myself and cheaper than buying at the coffee shop.

*Plan dinner – grocery shop   ~ I know most people hate grocery shopping but I enjoy it. I go a few days a week and it’s just the two of us so it’s not a huge deal like shopping for  a family. I’m not a huge fan of the meal planning part though lol 

* Give mid-morning snack to Figgy and Fonzi  ~ Fonzi is my sweet angel, always surprised and appreciative of his snack – Figgy – is demanding and screeches at me until he gets his food lol

* Laundry, vacuum I wouldn’t say I hate doing it but it definitely doesn’t bring me joy lol

* Work out (most days)  This is both joy and not – I never enjoy doing it and I never get endorphins after but I do feel better that I go it done. 

* Walk to the mailbox after dinner  I HATE walking to the mailbox lol It’s a huge hill and almsot always raining or windy. Maybe I’ll feel different in the summer. Because the views are nice.

* Play with Fonzi before bed This is one of my favorite parts of my day. Fonzi has this stuffed pig that he brings over every night to play with. Kevin and I go to either end of our hall and throw it back and forth until he’s too exhausted to play anymore.

Work: (I don’t have an actual job out here yet so I’m going to substitute blogging since it feels like a job lol)

* Read and respond to blog comments I love comments! Who doesn’t??!!

* Visit blogs This is my favorite part of blogging even though it’s time consuming.

* Draft posts My LEAST favorite part of blogging.

* Try to get some reading in – decide what to read Reading is mostly fun – when I’m not in a slump or on a schedule lol

What are your favorite/least favorite daily routines?

Next weeks list: List the things you are really good at. (this is going to be a hard one!)

22 comments:

  1. For me, I get up and tidy the kitchen of whatever mess my dad left behind the night before! I get all the housework done and then the day is mine to blog until I have to prepare the evening meal. I hate shopping of pretty much every kind as we find it so tiring to hoof the bags and unpack when we both have bad backs! As we eat, I catch up on the news and then at 6pm I go upstairs to read or watch dvds!

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    1. I hate clothes shopping or anything like that. And I think I would hate grocery shopping if I had to buy a lot. I go super early when no one else is out so I don't mind it so much.

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  2. Figgy is too much! Doesn't even know a good thing when he sees it. I enjoy visiting blogs, but more on the weekend, when I don't feel as rushed. Hmmm, don't mind drafting posts, but writing reviews has become so difficult, since I now do them all on the weekend.

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    1. I swear - that cat!! I rescued him at 6 weeks old and he's had a charmed life since but is always upset about something lol

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    1. I never use mine! lol Or I use it as a place to store dishes lol But I hate washing dishes.

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  4. Falcor will bring his toy over to me when he wants to play. He does it a lot when I'm reading. lo. Now he stands behind me when I'm at my desk and growls at me when he wants a treat. Darn dog has me trained. lol

    I like blog comments too, I think we all do. How many blogs do you visit everyday? I think I visit about 70 blogs.

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    1. I would say 20-30 of my regular blogs then another 10 or so of new to me blogs.

      I've been struggling to keep up with things so I hope to get back to visiting and commenting on more though.

      Pets have us wrapped around their paws!

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  5. Visiting blogs can be really time consuming but it is also one of my favorite thing. I love seeing what the community is up to and introducing myself to new bloggers.

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    1. Exactly. It's time consuming but worth it!

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  6. I actually enjoy grocery shopping and am always surprised when I see so many people complain about it. Meal planning can get a bit tiresome sometimes but, even so, I don't really mind it. I love visiting blogs and commenting but you're right - it *is* time consuming.

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    1. I don't love the meal planning part so much (or the cooking lol) but I don't mind the grocery shopping. I hate clothes shopping though.

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  7. Ooh I like this idea for a feature. I do like visiting other blogs and commenting. Drafting posts can be hit or miss - it depends on how I feel. LOL Once it's finished, I'm happy!

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. I kind of like writing the reviews or the actual post but trying to insert the pictures and fixing the formatting is a pain. lol

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  8. I love grocery shopping, too! I don't meal plan perse, but I love making shopping lists and figuring out what I want to cook that month. We only shop once a month and then Baz will pick up things I didn't know I needed, or things I forgot, on his way home from work. 🍲

    Won't you start getting warmer weather there soon? March? We've been staying pretty cold here until the end of April the last few years. So I'm banking on three more months. Ugh. 😖

    I love your nightly play routine with Fonzie. 🐾✨

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    1. I think I would stress shopping once a month. I shop every few days - mostly because I eat a lot of fresh veggies and my FL brain is still operating under things will go bad from the heat in 2 days lol I go so early in the morning that no one is out so it's nice.

      We're having a mild winter so it hasn't been bad at all. Having said that - we got 2 inches of snow last night lol Here it's more about months of rain than cold.

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  9. I like food shopping and meal planning but the actual shopping got so freaking stressful with the kid and professor (and they always had to come despite complaining about everything all the way through!) that I stopped going to the store and now order it for home delivery online. It's less fun but stops their nonsense, lol.

    I also enjoy visiting blogs, reading their posts and commenting but time is not my friend and when I'm super tired I can never muster the energy to visit all the blogs I want to. :(

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    1. I mostly go alone and that's the way I like it lol

      I started breaking it down into sections for blog visits. And I'm lucky that most people aren't blogging every day now lol

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  10. You drink iced coffe in winter as well? In the cold, cold WA winter? You have some guts LOL.

    The thing I hate the most (not a daily routine though) is wash my hair...especially when it comes to to dry-blow them. My favourite part of the day is probably when I go to bed LOL.

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    1. Yup. Hot or cold - rain or shine. I have to have my ices coffee lol

      I hear you about going to bed. I've barely been making it past 8 these days.

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  11. I am doing a horrible job at staying informed of news, especially since I haven't been online or on social media much. Lol about your pets and their reactions to the snack. Fonzi sounds like such a sweetheart.

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    1. I don't think it matters anymore - almost all the news is just people freaking out and giving conflicting opinions. It's stressful and I can only do it in small doses.

      Fonzi = angel. Figgy = devil spawn. But I still love him lol

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