Despite my best efforts to extend their life, they’ve been recycled. The parting incident was when one of the zips broke.
I don’t feel too bad about their demise. My old faithfuls triumphed against adversity on many an occasion, including a wet muddy hill trek in Wales.
Saying goodbye was made a little easier by the discovery of a pair of boots I’d forgotten I owned. The Hubby discovered them amongst some motorcycle gear, whilst decluttering the garage.
However I’m having a superscrimping deja vu moment.
I’m back to cleaning and repairing boots once more. I’m thinking superglue for the repair. I’m a superglue fan. If in doubt ‘stick it down’ is my motto.
Double deja vu, in that I’m also back to paying for school lunches. After costing it out and weighing up the pro’s and con’s of whether or not to make lunch I’d started packing a sandwich bag for my eldest this Summer.
It’s a woman’s prerogative to change her mind. Although, I haven’t in fact changed my mind. Economically it makes sense to pack a lunch. But my Daughter has asked for a hot meal at lunch-time once more. So, I’ve relented. It’s not every day, only when I’m sure she will eat what’s on the menu. And as I’ve changed my mind once, I can of course change it back should I feel that she isn’t benefiting from the paid meal. Jury out at the moment!
The boots are zipped up and hot school meals are back on the menu. It must be Autumn.
It sure is.
There are leaves on the ground. There is also rubbish on the ground *she types in dismay*.
Time for a declutter in time for Christmas, me thinks. Particularly the kitchen. This is where I will be spending a lot of time in preparation for my simple, frugal, homemade holiday.
My kitchen is by no means minimal. I have 3 slow cookers and 36 spices for goodness sake!
But I use them. For me it’s all about purpose and place. If it has both, it stays.
((In saying that certain items seem to be breeding in my kitchen (luckily not breathing items)).
So I’ll be doing a little more than a 10 minute tidy over the next couple of weeks, and probably will share here on the blog. It’ll motivate me to get started and do a good job.
One area of my life that I must get started on is my sentimental hoard.
Oh yes, It’s still hanging around and indeed growing once more. Whatever mental block I have is easing slightly, but not fully. I’m thinking of seeking professional advice… long overdue some may suggest. Watch this space!
Finally, I’m going to concede. The soup e-book is a non-starter this year. I’m not sure I’m an e-book writer. I like my blog posts, this is where I feel at home.
The plan is that I will post each soup recipe individually here, then get feedback (if you Guys would be so kind!), and aim to put it all together after Christmas and send it out. Being totally honest, I think without feedback it will be of inferior quality. And that wouldn’t be good enough, would it?
I’ve already posted a couple of the recipes, including probably the simplest soup in the world - Cauliflower Cheese. I’ll post one a week going forward.
That’s a wrap! Phew! I feel as though I’ve decluttered my mind. Anything you’d like to share or comment upon, please get stuck in.
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