Reverb10 – Dec 11 – 11 Things

L is for Lists

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What are 11 things your life doesn’t need in 2011? How will you go about eliminating them? How will getting rid of these 11 things change your life?
(Author: Sam Davidson)

I have to hold up my hands here and admit that I only came up with eight. I could have come up with more if I’d used abstract ideas like ‘avoidance’ or what have you, but today I felt the need to concentrate on more tangible things. If I come up with any more, I hereby promise I’ll come back and add them to the list. OK, here goes:

Disorganisation – I’m becoming a maker of lists. I never thought that 3″ x 5″ index cards would help me to get so much done, but they do. I’ve asked for a filofax for Christmas.

Cheap shoes – I sent seven pairs of old boots and shoes to Barnardo’s the other day, and at least three of them were shoes that I bought in the sales because they were ‘only’ seven or eight pounds. If I added together the cost of all the cheap shoes (and clothes, for that matter) that I’ve bought and never worn, I could buy myself some dearer ones that would be real bargains.

Lethargy – a combination of shift work and prescription medication left me tired and sluggish all the time – until I discovered the magical powers of B vitamins and CoQ10. I used to come home after an early shift and need a nap just to get me through the evening, and I get horribly twitchy if I drink too much coffee, and with these you get the thrill of having a chewy sweet when you get up.

Canteen food – The canteen at the hospital where I work isn’t a reliable source of nice food. The good stuff is rare and often overpriced and then it becomes easy to fall back on having something with chips, or something with custard. Cooking and freezing meals in bulk at home means it’s easier for me to grab something and heat it up at work, instead of having carbs with a side order of saturated fat at work.

Pain – I’m waiting for an appointment to see an Orthopaedic specialist. Again. I’m determined not to wait two literally agonising years if I need my other hip replaced. I can sit down when I’m an old lady – right now I need to walk and dance and run for the occasional bus.

Odd Socks – I have no idea why I keep things like odd socks, ‘just in case’ the other one turns up. I’m way too retentive to wear socks that don’t match so the odd ones just languish in my drawer. I should either make sock monkeys out of them or ditch them.

Cheap bras – see above under ‘Cheap shoes’.

Unfinished craft projects – I need to pick three to actually finish, and then give away all that yarn I bought because it was cheap or shiny or both before I start any others.

Farmville/ Frontierville/ Pet Society – say no more…

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