Wednesday ‘podge – Still counting


1.Describe your 30’s in one sentence. If you’re not yet 30 tell us one thing you hope to accomplish once you hit that particular decade.

Kids and jobs and moving and bettering and livin’ that sweet sweet life.

(Does this count as a sentence? I think so. I’ve been most successful as a family woman in my 30s)

2. Is it harder for you to exercise or eat healthy?

Surprisingly, eat healthy. I go in spurts of healthy eating. And the thing is, when I am “not”, it isn’t ice cream or snacking, it’s just not super healthy like boiled chicken and vegetables. It’s just big meals and foods like burgers.

Working out is not difficult. I am either on the elliptical, running or swimming.

3. June 7th is National VCR Day. Huh? Anyway this reminded me of something I saw on Facebook listing household items we no longer have and the VCR was on it. I couldn’t put my hands on that list, but found another list here of 21 items we all had ten years ago, but which are now obsolete-

bookshelves (WHAT!!???), drip coffee makers, alarm clocks, file cabinets, desktop computers, printers, printed phone books, answering machines, fax machines, paper shredders, a Rolodex, CD racks, CD burners, china cabinets, home phones, entertainment consoles, DVD players, calculators, takeout menus, incandescent light bulbs, and cable TV

Your thoughts? How many on the list do you still have? Still use?

OK so we definitely still have an alarm clock because we hate having our phones in the bedroom. Ash has desktops for old-school gaming. We have a TV console but it’s a low storage type thing under the wall mounted TV. We have cable only because it comes with net. We barely use it, as we have Sling and before, we had satellite.

Let’s talk about bookshelves though because even if you don’t put books on it, it’s a useful piece of furniture.We have some that we put into our family room and they currently house all the board games. We will probably put the trade paperbacks on it (comics) for aesthetic purposes.

4. What’s something you see disappearing in the next ten years?

I know this question came up about a year ago and it wasn’t specific to ten years so I said malls. Now? I am going with Facebook. I am desperately waiting for someone to come up with a new kind of “keeping up” platform because fb is becoming unusable and toxic. Everyone is so hateful and horrible that I see no good way to stop it other than eradicating it entirely and beginning again.

5. How did you celebrate your birthday this past year? Is that typical?

This year, we did nothing! We were mere days away from the big move so all we did was go out to dinner, which is typical. Everyone gets to pick where they want to go for their birthday. I’m not big on parties but in the past, we’ve planned a small get-t-together with friends to celebrate.

6. Insert your own random thought here.

Instead of complaining I want to briefly bullet some stuff that’s really making me happy lately:

  • Swimming. I love owning a pool so much. Yeah it’s work but we go home every day and jump in and it’s glorious.
  • That when I get home to my new place, I feel miles away from everything, even though I am not. I don’t know what it is but I just feel like my house is a refuge, and I guess it’s due in part to having so much more space now.
  • That we’re easing into summer schedules. The boys started camp this week and just knowing we don’t have homework or any of that school stuff is a huge relief.
  • The fireflies. I think I mentioned it: we have so many more in this yard and they just make me so happy.
  • Ghost and Volbeat. Such good bands and since it seems like people don’t listen to music anymore, I’m basically alone on these two.
  • Writing. I’ve been working on some stuff and it stokes my creative fires.

4 thoughts on “Wednesday ‘podge – Still counting

  1. Well we still have a paper shredder and Tim uses an alarm clock haven’t had a VCR in ages and we no longer have a dvd player or dvds. Still have a bookcase but it doesn’t have books on it but I still read books and own books because a good book is amazing

  2. I have systematically gone through my FB contacts, and if I find someone is negative and abusive to other, I do not unfriend them, but I unfollow them. This way their crap doesn’t end up on my wall. I have a much nicer time line now.

  3. That’s a great random thought. It’s hard sometimes to step back and think about things to be grateful for. I agree that Facebook does have a lot of negative stuff going on but I just skip all that and concentrate on the good bits that work for me, like keeping up with family members.

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