I have started my New Year’s resolutions in a most positive way. I did an hour’s yoga this morning, made a gluten free banana loaf with some black bananas destined for the food waste bin (this is still in the oven so I don’t know if it’s successful or not yet!), and cleaned out the largest of my kitchen cupboards. There were things at the back that I had forgotten I owned. Not much went to the charity shop as most of the items in there were things I will definitely use. It is a huge improvement and very cathartic. One down, 10 more to go!
DD1 also has a resolution. She and her best friend have decided to give up smoking. I am deighted about this and really hope they succeed. I have suspended my no spending policy just for today to buy her an e-cigarette. Anything I can do to help her break this expensive, damaging and disgusting habit I will happily do.
It is only day 3, but I have had no chocolate or alcohol, and plan to keep this up for the entire month. This should help me lose a few pounds hopefully. The weather is vile today and won’t stop raining, so no big walk. However, the forecast is for sunshine tomorrow so I shall drag Mr S and the other Shoestrings out if I can.
I have taken possession of my new microwave today, purchased for a bargain price in the sales. My old one lasted 0ver 8 years, so I got my money’s worth! It is ‘vintage’ style to go with our plans to redecorate the kitchen this year. This will be done on a shoestring, as usual.
We have DD2 and her lovely boyfriend staying at the moment, so the house is full, noisy and messy. With the exception of the latter, this is how I like it. Nothing like a bit of family chaos.
What are you up to this weekend and how is the new year going for you?