Hello my lovelies! It’s official. I am now a proper Bitch. Working part time at Good Bitches as of this coming week. I was nominated for a Blogger Recognition Award. I caught up with some lovely ladies I’ve known for ever. A tip from a friend changed my life. And I’m making the attempt to be a more conscious consumer.
As I mentioned the last couple of weeks, I had applied for a job with the amazing ladies at Good Bitches. Just this week everything was finalised and I start this week! This is very exciting. Having some money coming in. Having manageable hours. Working for a cause I believe in. Being able to help GBB to do more in the community. SO good.
I have been nominated for my first Blogger Recognition Award. It’s a lovely system which gives bloggers a chance to get to know each other and highlight the work of those we are interested in. A separate post will go up this week for it. It’s one of those exciting little moments. It came during a week of good little moments. Everything is coming up Milhouse.
A friend I don’t get to see often was visiting from Melbourne. We had a delicious dinner and catch up with a group of my best gals. It was great to see her and say hello to their little one. I feel lucky that I am still close with these beautiful ladies from high school. My best friend and I have known each other for nearly TWENTY years now. That’s a bit ageing. But mostly awesome.
Now during this catch up, I was told that you can adjust the height of the attachment on a KitchenAid mixer yourself. This is life changing. I was seriously struggling with the poor job my KitchenAid was doing of everything. I couldn’t understand why an entire nation was so in love with something that was frustrating and all around inferior to the mixer I’d had previously – a Breville. I have had a go at adjusting it and will see how she goes for the next few projects. I am hopeful.
I have been thinking about consumption lately. It has been a difficult adjustment going from a good income with a good amount of discretionary cash to living on a much tighter budget. A lot of it is habit. I’d gotten used to having extra money. Adapting to spending less has made me think more about what and how I buy. I’m testing myself with a period of not buying any ‘things’. Replacing clothes and shoes is okay but I don’t really need a third bundt pan or more dishes and bowls. While we have a very small environmental footprint as a household, I’d like to spend more consciously as well. Reducing plastics. Buying second hand. I have been a terrible shopper for second hand clothes in the past. I am easily frustrated by clothes shopping in general. Now that I have more time perhaps I can train myself to be more patient.
Catch up with a friend. Buy less. Look after each other.