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  1. 26 Years & Counting says

    September 19, 2014 at 11:18 am

    A valuer came to see our rental yesterday, so I’m expecting that notification to move now. We’ve been throwing things out what feels like constantly for a year and still there’s more STUFF. How? It must be breeding.

  2. says

    September 19, 2014 at 12:45 pm

    Ha! I wrote about changes & lists & doing stuff the other week too. That first glimpse of Spring brings it out in me. So far not much has been crossed off my list ( too tired man) but the intention is there. That counts right?

  3. Tania says

    September 19, 2014 at 12:45 pm

    Ooooooh PLANS!!!! I love it when people say that….it just feels so, I dunno, AWESOME. Now I’m gonna hit ya with an ol’ skool smiley face 😀

    • says

      September 20, 2014 at 8:34 am

      Ha I turfed that when Smalls was 13 months and went into a big bed. Also got rid of the high chair and I was all BABYHOOD IS BEHIND USSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!! It was glorious. She still didn’t sleep though, so I still feel like it’s never actually behind me, haha

  4. says

    September 19, 2014 at 1:39 pm

    I think I’ve just caught your bug… Either that or 3 straight weeks of celebrating my 30th have finally caused my liver (and brain) to shout obscenities at me to get my act into gear. And I will. Properly. Consistently. Right after this weekend’s 4th and final celebration.

  5. The Plumbette says

    September 19, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    I want to declutter like crazy but it’s hard with 3 little ones. We have a Million books here too. I went for my first 30 minute walk since I had Phoebe on Monday morning but haven’t been able to repeat it because of routines changing and me feeling tired from lack of sleep during the night. I so want to get fit and lose weight but it takes time. Well for me at least at the moment.

    • says

      September 20, 2014 at 8:33 am

      Honey I went for a walk soon after my baby was born and didn’t go on another one for two years. I haven’t slept for two years, so that’s mostly the reason! But it’s taken me seriously until the baby was two to finally get started. I wouldn’t feel too bad where you are right now, I ain’t pointing my avocado at you! I don’t get off the couch for a full three months after every baby, anyway and I wouldn’t want to. You’re already miles ahead of where I would be 🙂

  6. Hugzilla says

    September 19, 2014 at 3:16 pm

    I live to declutter and go op-shopping. It’s like the yin/yang opposing forces of my soul. Oh, and running with kids in a double pram seems to solve the wolf-whistling problem. It makes you invisible.

  7. says

    September 19, 2014 at 8:52 pm

    I.need.your.declutter.skillz. My hoarding tendencies are bordering on compulsive. Year 4 project on amethysts? Yes, I think that could come in handy at some point in future. : Delivering toys to daycare is a top idea- I may attempt that one. Good luck with your move! And on keeping your dining table!

    • says

      September 22, 2014 at 11:05 am

      Haha I used to be like that too! And then I got rid of a bunch of stuff and realised I totally forgot about it, and wasn’t mooching about wishing I still had that whatsisname from long ago. Now I purge everything all the time because I know I won’t care!

  8. Katie Rainbird says

    September 19, 2014 at 11:23 pm

    Yes I’m flinging too. I have flung ALL the stretchy, stretched out Kmart and Target Lycra crap I have worn to death and made a point of replacing it with colourful new things. And I have purged toys, books, baby clothes. And we laid fake turf in the courtyard – ha ha! I have lawn now. It’s so green and vibrant, and I can vacuum it – EXCITE! I can’t believe you’re running, this makes me giggle I don’t know why. I just picture you in a black hoodie shooting dagger eyes at people as you run past them.

  9. Elizabeth@thebackyardlemontree says

    September 20, 2014 at 7:43 am

    I started spring cleaning about a month ago then stopped. It’s a very long winded process for me but spring has sprung again and its school holidays now so I’m going to start up again.

  10. says

    September 20, 2014 at 11:27 am

    I have started spring cleaning too…it is a big clean this year…I want to get rid of everything! Nothing is safe!
    Of course when I bring things to the op shop I must stay strong…not go in and bring more stuff home!

  11. says

    September 20, 2014 at 3:47 pm

    The urge to exercise has fortunately not overcome me, but I have been wiping down shit like crazy. Is leaving your house a bad thing or an okay thing? Will you actually BE that homeless person sprinting down the road or all okay?

  12. Malinda says

    September 20, 2014 at 7:06 pm

    My spring clean happened in the form of moving house and it has been great. I am now tackling the unloved garden we bought and I am finally rid of the horrendous winter illnesses and ready to start exercising again. I hope my new neighbourhood doesn’t have any louts driving around.

  13. says

    September 20, 2014 at 8:56 pm

    There is something to do with the sun starting to filter through that has me back to exercising 5 days a week instead of my winter 3 and eating fresh and simple over carby and stodgy.
    The house hasn’t been effected but as husband will contest if it is not used in 6 months it is sold so never much of a need 🙂

      • Nick25 says

        September 22, 2014 at 11:09 am

        I often would think in the heart of winter here in the states y’all are enjoying glorious sunshine and just the opposite in the past few months here when you were battling winter.

        I envy you that track you’re on!

        • says

          September 22, 2014 at 11:30 am

          It’s a good track! And I admit, I’ve never really had such extremes in weather before, so when you guys were summering, it wasn’t such a cold winter I was in. But now I’m ready for sunshine and summer drinks, all the US magazines I subscribe to are “fall is here! Back to school! Pumpkin spice lattes!” and I’m like “nooooooooo!”

  14. Josephine says

    September 22, 2014 at 9:36 am

    Oh yes, that Spring Effect is a Thing! I have also started jog/walking a few weeks ago after a five year exercise hiatus (ooof!) and the need to purge the house was unstoppable. While I have yet to achieve any sort of fitness or house-tidiness, it has felt rather awesome to feel ALIVE again.


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