Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Nine Ways I'm Currently Winning At Life







Life can be confusing, boring, difficult, full of unfulfilling tasks and frankly just plain old bullshit. That's why it's important to celebrate the smalls wins no matter how insignificant or ridiculous they may be.


Here are nine ways I'm currently winning at life: 



1.I went out for lunch at a club buffet with my Mum, aunt and their friends (all seniors) and was charged the seniors price. Despite my cancer marlarkey ageing me overnight, I'm not quite ready for a seniors card. You'd think I'd be mortified, but I prefer to look at the plus side. Bargain! 



Nanna Ness: Winning at life since 1971!


2. My post chemo hair is the gift that keeps on giving! I've become a foxy lady! In addition to 
scoring seniors discounts, all I need is a velour track suit to complete my Kath n' Kim look. Noice. Unyewwsual. 


3. Last Friday night I threw together some leftovers and created a yummy pasta bake off the top of my head. MasterChef here I come! Okay, not really. But considering my lack of culinary prowess, it was a triumph for me. The fact that my boys didn't touch it let alone taste it is also irrelevant. More for me!  



4.  My dodgy cheapo handbags are all falling to pieces. I had a bit of scroll through Evilbay to see if I could find one. Meanwhile, my parents set off to visit my aunt in Wagga Wagga. When they rang to say they'd arrived it transpired that my aunt had been given a beautiful leather bag and it had my name on it. Score! 


5. I've been on a de-cluttering mission. We went out for dinner for Father's Day. When we arrived home we apprehensively entered the house. It appeared to have been ransacked. Nope. It was exactly the way we'd left it. Related: the decluttering is going well. Ahem. Not really. But at least it's an effective deterrent for burglars! WIN. 






6. I have an impressive collection of colourful pens. This may not seem like an important achievement. But pens are very hard to come by in these parts. If I can actually find one when I need one I'm calling it a win. 


7. I have a superpower! Who knew? 


Image credit: https://www.facebook.com/mayaishappy/



8. I became a creative genius! Well, I wrote a silly 
brilliant story and terrible touching poem! Plus I made a slice and scones that were eaten! By me. Details! 


9. Social media addiction saved me money! True story! There was some sort of local election thingy (I should probably pay more attention to politics..ahem) and we had to vote over the weekend. I totally forgot about it until someone posted about it on Facebook. See? Social media addiction isn't all bad! There is an eighty dollar fine for not voting. So I saved $160 dollars just by looking at Facebook (Mick had forgotten too). Yay! 


So there you have it. Facebook and seniors discounts FTW!

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How are you currently winning at life? 
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21 comments:

  1. This was awesome! And omg on the social media voting reminder- we missed one and I wrote in our reason when the fine arrived. Haven't heard more so praying they let it go. Score on the handbag too.

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    1. Oh thank god they let it go! I'm very happy about that handbag. Thanks Deb!

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  2. Love the positivity! I'm always a glass-half-full kind of person which I need to change!

    And I most certainly wouldn't think you needed a senior's card from that pic. The person probably didn't look properly!

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    1. Exactly! I'm a foxy lady NOT a senior! LOL

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  3. I love the seniors meal thing! Just too funny! Maybe you could qualify for APIA seniors insurance too? Or a Pensioner card?
    Nothing quite bums you like returning to an untidy home too. x

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    1. Lol we should be entitled to SOMETHING after this cancer bullshit xo

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  4. WINNER! Like this post and yesterday's writing!! Go, Ness!!

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  5. I went to the movies a little while ago with my mum and they only charged me a child ticket. I'm almost 32 so I highly doubt I pass for under 12, but who cares, totally #winning! My house is also full of carefully placed obstacles to stop intruders thanks to a certain 3yr old, once we get Lego they'll truly be f#@$ed. #teamIBOT

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    1. Ha ha yeah take the discount and run! And run from Lego as well! You've been warned xo

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  6. I love your sense of humour. Totally winning with the seniors price. You're not the only one with that super power though ;)

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    1. It's a pretty impressive super power, right? *hi-fives*

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  7. Almost wee'd at the seniors discount - WINNING!!! I am losing at life today, my bloody eyebrows and eyelashes are on the fall again - how mean is that?! You ARE a foxy lady!! x x

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    1. Too mean. But you are gorgeous regardless. We're both foxy ladies xo

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  8. Totally winning! I have to declutter and pack 7 years worth of stuff. Care to help? :P

    Loved your story and poem last week. You should totally keep at it.

    Oh and those council elections...I only found out on Friday as I got handed a pamphlet at the train station. Could not believe I had to get to that o na Saturday. Gah!

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    1. Ugh. Not fun. We need to do that. Just bite the bullet and move! I imagine there were a lot of people who forgot those elections. Thanks so much for your support and encouragement for my writing. Appreciate it! Good luck with the move xo

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  9. Love this, and am totally on board with the colourful pen collection. I love my pens!

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    1. Yes! Pens and notebooks! Thanks for reading.

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  10. I love this list so much. Still chuckling that you scored a seniors discount at the club...at least you can see the bright side and run with it!

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    1. I wonder if I'd pull it off if I went with the kids? Could I pass as their Nanna? LOL

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  11. Yay for social media cost savings! My addiction won me tickets to the Bridget Jones premiere. You're looking awesome, Ness and your positivity is just shining through! x

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