Friday, 20 November 2015

7 things about me

#midlife blog crestingthehill.com.au

This week's #Friday Reflection is: "tell us 7 things about yourself" so sit down and grab a cuppa while I dredge through my life history and try to come up with seven things about me that won't bore the pants off you while you're reading them!

Thing Number #1 I love Christmas :

Christmas is such a lovely time of the year

I love the spirituality of it, I love the decorations, I love the Christmas carols - traditional and modern, I love the excuse to get the family together, I love the giving and receiving of presents and the love that is associated with the day.
I have a Pinterest board dedicated to Christmas and it ranges from beautiful to downright silly - which really sums up Christmas for me.


Thing Number #2 I love singing

wait! this is my song!

I sing completely out of tune, I never know all the words, but I sing with great zeal and gusto. I can bust out a Christmas carol, I can sing every Carpenters' song on their "best of" album, I was given a CD of ABBA songs when I left one of my previous jobs in memory of me singing them all the time (badly). Life is just happier when you sing - it makes driving more fun and my poor adult children know the words to more "classic hits" than they care to admit after being exposed to their mother's warbling!

Thing Number #3 I love Pinterest :

I think I've pinned the entire internet!

I pin everything I like - pictures, dresses, quotes, blog stuff, doors, kittens, goldfish in random places, Christmas stuff, and the list goes on. I love cyber hoarding with a passion. If you want to see what 16 thousand pins look like feel free to visit my Pinterest page and take a look around (maybe even follow a board or two if it takes your fancy!)

Thing Number #4 I love pink and sparkles:

if it's pink and sparkles, yes I want it!

I know I am too old for both but I still love them - glitter and sparkle and iridescence and pink and purple are all irresistible! Those poor little future granddaughters of mine are going to get loads of pink sparkly things from me - if I can't wear them then I'll make sure someone can. Nobody could resist a pink sparkly tutu!

Thing Number #5 I love doing nothing: 

I just love doing nothing

Well, not exactly "nothing" but I love not having any plans, I love it when it's not a work day, when I don't have any chores to do and when my day is free to read, or blog, or pin, or nap, or watch a movie. What could be better than a whole day stretching out in front of you with nothing on your to-do list? I would have been excellent at being one of the idle rich in another life!

Thing Number #6 I love not cooking dinner:

I could happily never cook a meal ever again

After 30+ years of deciding what to cook for dinner for the family, I am more than happy that my husband has taken over the majority of the cooking nowadays. He gets to choose what to make for tea, he gets to cook it and I get to sit and eat it and make occasional appreciative comments. I don't miss preparing meals in the slightest and cake baking etc is pretty random now too (our midlife waistlines don't need the extra calories too often!)

Thing Number #7 (lucky last!) I love sleeping in:

I could be a morning person, if morning happened around noon.

If I had my way, the day would not start before 8.00am. I love a good sleep in. I have an eye mask to keep out the light (my husband thinks it's ridiculous - I tell him I have thin eyelids that let in the light!) There is nothing nicer than waking up and knowing that you don't have to get up yet - just stretching out, rolling over and going back to dreamland - *sigh* I'm feeling relaxed just thinking about it!

.......So there we have it - seven things about me and I hope you made it through to the end without needing a nap or a snack to keep your strength up.


48 comments:

  1. I love to sing and dance, I also like not cooking so I love it when my husband or one of my children decide that they would like to make dinner that night. Plus Christmas is my favourite holiday I love the lights and trying to make it feel magical for my children.

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    1. we could be related (maybe cousins?!) it's funny how you can share things in common and it makes you feel less "weird"!

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  2. Leanne we must have been sisters in another life! ANNA plus Christmas I would be in heaven. I fun post #FridayReflections

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    1. Yes I definitely think we were separated at birth Sue - except for my lack of exercise enthusiasm! We will do ABBA karaoke together when we meet up one day (while our husbands hide in the background somewhere rolling their eyes!)

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  3. Life is definitely happier when you sing. I turn everything into a song too (even though I can't sing in tune). I'm jealous at the thought of a sleep in. With 2 kids under 3, my next one is not going to be for years. Thanks for sharing these things about yourself #FridayReflections

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    1. I think singing completely randomly and out of tune has a certain joy to it that is lost when you try to do it all properly. And those sleep-ins will come again (and be so much sweeter for the years you had to give them up).

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  4. That was a nice fun post, I think I would have chosen several of those things too. Especially not cooking the meal. I am lucky that my husband cooks about 50% of the time. I feel spoiled. Thanks for sharing some fun on Fridays Blog Booster Party #33
    Kathleen

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    1. I love these husbands who cook - my mum is very envious because men of her generation were useless in the kitchen. Thanks for the Party Kathleen!

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  5. Oh yay I love to sing too! And yep I love pink, pink is my fav colour, I have one daughter who is not a pink fan, she loves green! I mean I love green tress and grass but green? Really? So thank goodness girl number two came along and guess what her fav colour is PINK! Lucky me! I also adore sleeping, actually I require them I agree with your quote if morning was at noon then I could be a morning person too! Thank you for sharing #Fridayreflections and I loved your 7 things I was not bored or needing a nap at all!

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    1. thanks so much Mackenzie - I'm really loving this Friday Reflection because I'm getting to know bits about everyone and there are a remarkable number of similarities!

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  6. I love singing too, even though I am terribly off key! It is great getting to know you.

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    1. thanks Mary - it seems we are all wanna be singers :)

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  7. Oh how I wish you could teach me to love Pinterest :-) and the sleeping in. I am a life long bad sleeper. And on the weekends when my eyes fly open at 4 AM – – I'm sad :-)

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    1. I'll teach you to sleep in Carla if you teach me to like exercise :)

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  8. These are wonderful. I'm so glad there's someone else who loves doing nothing! I get that. We're not lazy. We just need lots of time to think and tune into ourselves.

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    1. I just love just having head space Laurie - without having a dozen little jobs that I know are waiting for my attention :)

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  9. Fun list and great getting to know more about you. I had the "Best Of" Carpenters album too and love singing. When I was younger, my Aunts and I would get up and do a routine and sing along to The Supreme's. "Stop In The Name of Love" still has fond memories!

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    1. I can see you doing that song in my head Laurie - I think there's enough of us out there to set up our own girl band :)

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  10. The singing! I am very guilty of singing all the time. My kids don't watch tv very often, but the music is almost always on, and I am singing, and sometimes even dancing. ;)

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    1. me too Jessica - and it's louder when I do housework (it makes it less of a chore) I think there are a lot of singing bloggers out there!

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  11. With 16 thousand pins - you're the QUEEN of Pinterest, Leanne! As for the rest, it might as well be my list:) xx Abby

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    1. It's funny how we have so much in common and yet are living in different worlds - I just love that!

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  12. The one where you pinned the entire internet!!! Hahaha!!!

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  13. I love to sing too! I'm pretty much in tune, on key...but I never know all the words either...probably not even half of them. So it's a lotta la la la-ing that comes out of my vocal chords...

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    1. There seems to be a lot of us who like singing - if you can actually carry a tune Karen, we might make you the front woman of our blogging girl band :)

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  14. I always love posts like this. Thanks for giving us a little peek at the things that you love! #fridayfrivolity

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    1. my pleasure Lisa - and thanks for Fridayfrivolity!

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  15. Yep. You're my kind of folks, Leanne! I love Christmas - that must be why I write about it so often! And I love singing! Haven't gotten into pinning yet, but share your dislike of choosing/preparing dinner. Here's to Husbys who cook!

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    1. I think cooking dinner every night is very over-rated Di (and I don't miss it at all!) As far as singing goes.....you can join the blogging girls band I'm thinking of starting!

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  16. If it wasn't for my husband, I'd be eating a frozen dinner or eating take out. Life is best when I don't have to cook.

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    1. I don't miss it at all Jennifer - I'm happy to let someone else feed me any day!

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  17. I love what you said about the singing. It doesn't matter if you don't think you can carry a tune---it just feels good to sing!

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    1. Exactly! I think it makes it easier when you don't have to worry if you're in tune - it's better to be so awful it makes people smile!

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  18. I was belting out Carpenters songs just today!!! I wonder if there is anyone that doesn't love to sing? If there is, I haven't met them. My favorite is driving down the road, singing & grooving to the music & I see someone chuckle at me. I'm not a huge Christmas fan, but I do love (and have already started listening to) Christmas music 🎡🎢🎼

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    1. Nothing like a Jingle Bell rock to get you in the Christmas mood Diana - especially if you do a bit of grooving along to it at the same time :)

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  19. I love to sing too! And mine is pretty bad too. Which is okay because I'm usually doing it in my car or in the shower :-).

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    1. I'm a much better singer when I am my only audience Debbie - the car, the shower or home alone!

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  20. We have SOOOOOOO much in common Leanne!

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    1. so you'll want to join my blogging girl band too? :)

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  21. I can so relate to #5, which I call dolce far niente (the art of doing nothing). My workdays are so rigid, scheduled, and routine that when the weekend rolls around, I really just want to chill and just "be." It's about the only way I can maintain balance. As for #7, I'm right there with you on that one, too.

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    1. It's nice to meet a fellow relaxer :) thanks so much for stopping by!

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  22. I feel like I know you even better now, Leanne - and I wish we didn't live a half-a-world apart!

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  23. I had a day like that yesterday. I cooked Thanksgiving dinner for the family on Sunday because we're going to my brother's on Thurs. So, I slept in until 9:30. I can't remember the last time I got to do that.

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    1. you have to take any sleep-in as a blessing from heaven Rena and savor the moment!

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  24. Ha ha ha... I love the meme about the pies being too much work. I'm cheap, but I hear ya there. It's so much easier to just pick up dinner. I need to learn some more advanced cooking skills. Someday... Thanks for sharing this on the #SundayBlogHop

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  25. Oh my GOSH this post was awesome and hilarious! Love the little illustrations you chose to go with each. ;) And I am sooo with you on not cooking... I'm lucky that my husband took that over pretty much immediately after we got married. I think it was something about cereal + vegetables not being a dinner in his book? ;P

    I hope you join us again tonight for Friday Frivolity!! So glad you linked up last week. :D

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