I'm not 'Old'. What is old, anyway? I certainly prefer being this age to my teens or my early twenties. With the exception of my husband*, no one tells me what to do anymore.
I like to sew.
My Cousin's Pants.
AM Cup of Tea.
I Am Not A Hipster
Is That A Gray Hair?
I Still Use a Landline Phone
Let's Catch UpWith a cup of tea ok? Unless it's after 1 or 2pm, otherwise I'd better have a decaf. I won't sleep otherwise.
Decaf TeaSee above.
Let's Catch Up #2I'd love to! What time does A sleep? Ok, well, P sleeps here. M is due for a sleep around here... That leaves a narrow window between 11.45 and 12.30pm. LET'S ROCK AND ROLL. I MIGHT EVEN HAVE A COFFEE.
WineAll Old Mummies joke about Wine O'Clock. I had Rekorderlig O'Clock after I put the monkeys to bed tonight and wondered if I drank a whole thing would I start feeling better? The reality is that drinking is a) expensive and b) far too much effort when you c) have to get up at Crap O'Clock the next morning. Let's have a quiet (decaf) cuppa and do some sewing ok? I need to be home by 9.30pm to be in bed by 10pm.
VegetablesI never imagined that I'd spend entire phone conversations with my sister talking about the vegetables we like eating the most and the best ways to cook them.
Huffy Puffy Pram PatrolSewing Mummy BFF and I do our Huffy Puffy Pram Patrol of our town and surrounds on a regular basis. Keeps us in the fresh morning air, our jeans looser and our sanity... well, saner. We are not the Lycra Brigade who also do a Pram Patrol of our town, but we walk, talk and continually feed our children healthy snacks to guarantee silence.
FinancesI have a giddy feeling when my budget is balanced and I'm ahead on the mortgage. Did you know that I'll pay that sucker off ten years early for paying an extra $20/week? GLORIOUS. My head whizzes excitedly around spreadsheets with formulas. Unsurprisingly I freak out at the thought of getting bills and I usually pay well in advance. I could never spend my wages (non existant now I'm a Stay At Home Mum In Yoga Pants) and then worry about paying the phone bill the next week. Never ever. I never have any money but I never get bills.
I'm a total fangirl for YNAB and within a week of using it I found an exorbitant amount of money that had been just rushing out the door for no apparent reason. YNAB got us on track. I talk about it a lot. I LOVE IT. Sewing Mummy BFF loves it too and we do our Huffy Puffy Pram Patrol whilst talking mortgages and YNAB. At 8am. Old. Old old old old.
That was quite an extensive list. It proves one thing.
I am old enough to make sensible lists and expand upon the points of a list. Shit.