You reach a milestone and yet the next day always comes. That’s for sure.
After a very frosty and cold night, we woke to rain and it’s barely stopped all day. I’m just back from a dog walk and got soaked.
We had a long lie…. I actually didn’t have the best sleep but to be fair, I was in bed for about 12 hours so can’t complain.
So I’m following an Instagram account called Orjenise. The Windsor Waffle, my blogger friend, recommended her. Her name is Jen and it’s a play on the word ORGANISE. It’s only taken me over a year to figure that out!! It made me laugh so much when I did.
So Jen has run her Orjenise 100 campaign for 3 days now. The plan is to remove at least 100 things from your home by the end of January. I hope I have that right. 😆
Day 1 was to pull together all of your toiletries and make sure you use as many as you can during the month of January. Use things up that are half used before starting something new. She said you can donate unwanted toiletries rather than throwing them out.
Day 2 is gathering food together with a view to using what you have rather than buying more. I’ve been through all the kitchen cupboards and thrown out a few things dated 2019 and 2021. 😳
We have 5 tubes of tomato puree!!!!! 6 tins of beans…. I did just type 6 tons 🤦🏻♀️😂 not quite….. we have so many things we don’t use but I will now. The challenge is on…. I seem to love a challenge these days.
I’ve written a list of all the food that we have and I’ve already crossed a few things off the list that I used for lunch. I had mushroom soup that we’ve had in there, for years.
If there’s anything you are not going to use, then take it to a supermarket food bank.
Day 3 is to go through any duplicate gifts and look to return or swap them or gather any unwanted gifts for charity or to give them to someone who will use them.
So the kitchen was my biggest success. I started a count of everything I threw out but to be honest, I’m not gonna keep that up. I chucked out about 30 things today so I think I’ll achieve the 100.
The key for me will be keeping it going when I get back to work, but it feels really good already. I love a good clear out.
So that’s been a fair part of the day. I took the dogs out after lunch and got soaked and now it seems to be half 3 already.
Bhruic is having a nice snooze…. Legs akimbo!
There seems to be something about this cushion….. now Calaidh’s cuddling in to it!
So yeah, you can tell I’m ready for some routine again. 🤦🏻♀️😂
I’ve done 18 hours of fasting today and dinner is a pasta bake which is already in the oven. Not the most nutritional but I’m not going to beat myself up about that I feel so much better for fasting.
I’m not entering into January with trepidation, like I do most years.
I am excited by what each new day might bring. I’m making the most of each moment. I felt a bit rotten today but that is ok. I’ve still done a huge amount and I’ve enjoyed it. It’s not wild sea swimming with that stunning backdrop but it’s still a great day.
And this is the person that I want to be.
Back to the FBF at 6am and Tartan at 8 tomorrow.
Bring it on!!
Say safe everyone ♥️♥️♥️