All worked up over nothing

My kid tricked me today. 🙄

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Trekking toward Christmas – part I

Me and shopping do not get along. 🙄

Not usually, that is. There are odd times every blue moon or so when I actually feel like browsing though stores and looking at things, touching and trying on things, fantasizing about things and even very occasionally buying things.

But this does not happen often.

Now we’re in the first week of December and Christmas is looming. ⏳

Christmas. This is another thing that I am ambivalent about.

I have these visions of nicely decorated rooms, scented candles, cookies and other special treats lying about, relaxing music to listen to…

It doesn’t often work out this way. And I realize this is entirely my own fault.

I have a case of the If-Onlys.

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Tuesday happiness

Tuesday is usually my favorite day of the week.

This morning however started off not so good. Actually, the grief carried over from last night, but I’ll spare you the issues.

I’m determined to get my Tuesday back. I’m going to be happy today! Or, at least content.

I have reasons for happiness if I can let go the crappy stuff. Like these:

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Ikea inspirations, and two amazing product recommendations

There’s an Ikea store near my neighbourhood. About twice a year or so I pick a bad weather day and wander around the store, just because. Sometimes someone from the family will join me, but often I prefer to just go by myself. Sometimes I treat myself to a coffee….their food is mediocre, but their coffee is delicious. 🙂

Ikea has many items that evoke inspiration rather than a desire to purchase and own for me. I do like their practical set-ups in the rooms they display and take my time wandering around upstairs.  I often leave with a few items from the downstairs shopping area, but more importantly I come home with fresh ideas how to make our small home look and feel more functional and practical.

There are a couple of items I encountered either while flipping through their annual catalogue or while wandering around the maze of the store that I own today that I never regretted purchasing. I love their look, I love their function, and I even recommend them to others.

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