Cleaning out my closet

…Kind of. I’m being quiet literally though, with the cooler weather coming in I find it’s been a good time to do some large summer cleaning. It’s something I’ve been wanting to do since the end of November. Between the hot weather and just the general busyness of the holidays, it gets away from you fast. I don’t know about others, but I find the end of year a good time to have a huge clean out. With the present you buy or make for others, I find my house gets cluttered up with boxes and bags.

Enough bags and boxes to get rid of the overflow of things you attain during the Holiday season. Also boxes so you can put old things in to give to charities. As you’ve probably all seen though, the fires have been horrible. So the only energy I’ve had is to give clothes away. Not really get into my room and get into the boxes under beds and ignore the bags full of stuff, stuffed into a cupboard.

This last week though, probably from about Sunday, it has been like Winter. Which you might have seen as well, the flooding that QLD and NSW had too. As the week has gone, it’s getting warmer again., but it’s been cool enough for me to get in. I’ve ended up giving away 4 boxes and 5 bags, so far. I’ve still got “stuff” in my room, that I don’t know what to do with.

The whole point of this post though, is to share with you some things that I have found, even “stuff” from high school, that is still in amazing condition. I also think some may come from when I was a kid, but I’m not 100% sure. That ballet book, definitely did.

Share Your World 29-7-19

Share Your World – 7-29-19

Share Your World

QUESTIONS.   

(the last two are courtesy of Teresa of The Haunted Wordsmith)
  • Is it wrong to sell store-bought pastries at a bake sale?

I would say if it wasn’t for the fact, that if I was involved, I would probably end up doing this myself as well.

  • Have you ever interacted with the police?

I actually have, I just remembered, but as a victim. That was quiet a few years ago now. It was a really interesting experience. Basically, I got attacked on a bus, got off the bus, walked home, mum was on the phone, waited till she got off and then burst into tears. She was all like “Lauren, I would have gotten off the phone”. The police were so nice as well. Actually while we were talking to the police, they had a call come through with the exact description of my…perp. So they obviously continued on, but I was never called to go to court or anything.

  • What will you remember most about this past year (this question will show up again, in late December, just FYI)

There’s a few things this year, and so far all pretty. Nothing to bad. The worst that’s happened is that my partners father developed another clot, BUT he was close to a hospital, so he’s fine now. So far this…Oh wait…What am I talking about? I nearly lost my puppy this year! I mean I like my partners father, but this my puppy (of about 13 years old). That seems forever ago now. Even though I’m starting to move out, she’s the main reason I don’t mind travelling far to work. We are lucky to still have her. So although she lives with my mum, sometimes for work I stay with my mum, so I don’t have to travel so far. She’s my little ray of light. Now I’m crying at work, remembering all this,lol

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  • Is it better to have fungus on your toes, your tongue, or your pizza?

I wonder how others have answered. I would rather have fungus on my toes. Pizza, that’s just gross. Tongue, that would probably feel as icky as the pizza. But toes, toes, I think I could cope with…Just.

  • What is one slang word that makes your skin crawl?

As an Australian, we have many! The one that makes me shiver is “budgie smuggles” It’s another word for speedos.

Playlist of my Heart <3

So I heard one song this week and all these memories came flooding back. Then I don’t know if you know, but then on the side of YouTube playlists, all the songs that relate to that song were on there too.

So I’ve posted a few songs/videos that even now it brings back memories and feelings and maybe you’ll feel something too ❤

Nickelback – Far Away (They were my always go to group mid to late 00’s)…I was in a long distance relationship ❤ We are still friends ❤

Hinder – Better Than Me (Although hoping they weren’t doing crack. I always hoped that at least one of my ex’s felt like this…I doubt it,lol…But I had always hoped,lol)

Red Jumpsuit Apparatus – Your Guardian Angel

Michelle Branch – Goodbye to you – This one used to kill me. It was my LDR had finally broken up and I was being hated on by these two girls … and the boys liked them better than me…This song killed me because I knew it was true. I’ve played it with every single break up, including some old friends from a few years ago. When I knew in my heart the friendships were over…NOT…I repeat … NOT the “mean girls”.

Dixie Chicks – Not Ready to Make Nice…Oh my goodness…This song = an awesome … F^ck Yeah! and F^ck of Haters!

Jewel – Hands – Mainly, my hands are tiny…Seriously small,lol…But I also love the message behind, about no matter how small your hands are…Reach out.

Evanescence – My Immortal … I mean, if you didn’t like the song and this band…Were you truly into 90’s music?

Kelly Clarkson – Because of You

Hilary Duff – Come Clean…For the longest time I didn’t realise this song was a opening credit for a very popular 00’s show! I just loved it.

Kelly Clarkson – Breakaway … This was just me…and a good song to end on…Still have this song on my iPod,lol

Share Your World, March Week 3, 2018

Share Your World

Share Your World … March 19, 2018

What is your earliest memory?

I have a weird memory, in that if I see something I will remember it. Everything, feelings, smells etc. Sometimes a smell or feeling also make me remember. There’s a local library here, for example, when I walk in it reminds me of my Grandmother. Who is very much still alive, but it reminds me of her. I do remember though an nightmare I had YEARS ago. It’s weird when I think about it, I remember exactly what happened and how terrified I was and how I could never watch Mr Squiggle the same again!

Which way does the toilet paper roll go? Over or under?

Over…I think…I’m pretty sure I prefer over.

What makes you feel grounded?

It depends on what is going on with me, sometimes listening to music, playing with my dog helps. Other times it might be just having something funny to listen too on in the background, get my head together.

What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week?  Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination. 

I’ve been having a rough this week, but just knowing that I am actually alright, helps…It’s just my anxiety playing up and I was doing so well, but then I got a call saying my cholesterol is a little high. So even the most smallest of things has been making me smile, because I am trying to worry less…Seriously I felt I was doing better until Wednesday -.- I really really…REALLY wish I had never gotten that call….SO just getting up and going to work to distract myself has made me happier.

Memories…All alone with my memory

29. Your favourite memory

Wow! This was so hard to break this down to one, I have a lot of “favourite time” memories. From significant things to when I got some great retail therapy deals!

Which then got me thinking and then I started feeling grateful, just because I have so many favourite memories  and that is definitely something to be grateful for. I feel like I have a lot more favourite memories than unhappy ones, I have been very lucky. That is something bee extremely grateful for. The good outweighs the bad.

The good and bad memories both remind me of how far I have and remind me of how I overcome things in the past and who overcome them with me. Even the bad ones have ended up good!

A good cleanout

So…I’ve been living in the house I am living in now for about 10 years so and the house before this one was larger. Meaning that we now have a LOT of boxes that have not been opened for a long time.

One of mine and my Mother’s goals this year is too clear out these boxes and see what we can get rid of. Now my Mum is always saying that they’re just my boxes and so I offered to start going through and after pulling out 4…That’s 4…of her boxes (I don’t know why she keeps telling everyone they are mine, when they are in her cardboard to even begin with) I finally managed to find my one…There’s possibly another one in there, but they are pretty much all hers.

Anyways, getting past that annoyance…It wasn’t easy to get to them either can I just tell you, because she’s put them all in her walk-in wardrobe, which has stuff on top of other stuff.

The first box that I pulled was full…just of full…of these books that I used to read all the time when I was teenager and some of my favourites that I haven’t read in year. The box also included a very random VHS tape of The Lord of the Rings. I took a few photos, just to show the collection…Oh, the memories they bring back…Especially the classic Judy Blume 3 in 1 books.

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Flashback Friday

I hadn’t even realised how much of a theme of 2016 have been for me this week, until I looked through my notifications. Normally this would be the point I’d apologise if it annoyed anyone, but I’ve decided not too…Cause sometimes the world just works like that. Hindsight and all of that.

This post does have a little bit of a different theme though. I cannot believe that it’s been about a decade since I first fell in love with this series…Introducing me to all anime and manga and figurines, everything “nerdy” and good =D I still totally “ship” Zack and Tifa,lol

Share Your World…Week 28

Share Your World

Share Your World…Week 28

What is your earliest memory?

My earliest memory is actually a nightmare that I had, I don’t know why it’s stayed with me for so long. I’m more of a, if someone tells me about a memory I’ll remember it, so it’s weird that I can remember a nightmare. I don’t know if you’ve ever heard of Mr Squiggle, but I dreamt once that he was trying to kill me. That’s my earliest memory.

What was the last photo you took with your phone?

I could show you … My partners cat cracks me up sometimes.

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Have you ever danced in the rain?

When I was little, I used to love doing it. As I got older though, I guess I got less brave and just can’t stop thinking about how cold it is to do and it just didn’t seem as appealing.

What is the longest you have gone without sleep?

It’d have to be about a day, it was the last time that I had an energy drink as well. I could not get to sleep and it was pretty scary. It was weird too because I used to drink them and then stopped for about a year. It was my first one in a year, I just assumed that I’d be alright, but I wasn’t.

Disturbia

As a few of you know I have this eternal love/hate relationship with Facebook. I love that it has all the people I love from Australia and Overseas on it…I HATE what Facebook can do, the insecurities it can bring, the bad memories that it can bring up.

Well over the weekend I had one of those bad moments and I haven’t been on Facebook since. To explain a little bit, one of my past relationships, my ex was not the person harming me, it was his room mate. However, when I went to him for help, instead of getting the expected response of “It’s alright I’m here” All I got was instead was “You deserve to get hit”…”You have it coming”.

Even after we broke up it never really stopped. Thanks to one group where we both had mutual friends, well people I thought were friends…When I did things they didn’t understand, why I didn’t ‘behave’ the way they thought I should after my breakup, instead of having an adult conversation, they’d publicly ridicule you, quoting you in meme’s you never even said. Needless to say I have been taking myself out, bit by bit, from that group.

I found out over the weekend that this ex was honoured for learning how to do Jiu-Jitsu…The fear, the dread, going back to that place, just instantly flew all over me. My poor now partner, thought that he had done something wrong, because I started to have a panic attack and couldn’t stop crying.

It was a weird feeling, something I couldn’t really explain. It was something from a real life nightmare. Knowing someone who thought I deserved to be hurt, can suddenly hurt me if he wanted to and know how to not leave a mark. The disturbing factor that this group of horrible people (there’s very little good about them) was honouring him for learning how to hurt me. I know it’s irrational, he’s not suddenly going to come after me after all this time. Still…

At the same time though I had, through my moments of blank mindedness, realised how lucky I was to be out of that situation. How taking myself out of that situation resulted in my now happiness.

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