DIY Traditions

Do I have to follow traditions? No I thankfully don’t.  Any one of us can pick out ones that make sense or make some new ones of our own.  Personally I can see the logic to have the tradition of using up the contents of the larder over the winter and restocking it during harvest.  Yet not being a sheep I find it increasingly difficult to follow the crowd and get excited at the prospect of eating the body of a violent death whilst pulling a cracker.  Anyways, my son a few years ago, created a lovely new tradition:

Baked Beans on Toast Day ~ 25th December.  beans

 

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Part of a cult

no scrollYep, done that, joined a cult thinking it was the way to a peaceful, loving and fulfilling life, left and here I am not wearing a burning scroll above my head saying “Going to Hell!” LOL or should that read “mwahahahaaar”.  Idiots to think and then act in such unkind, cruel and shaming ways to a child of the universe (a friendly place once you get used to checking out and questioning all the negative perceptions thrown at us).

Need to know?

Vegan pre ordered mealI enjoyed the company of my colleagues last night, I danced happy and participated vigorously.  Only how can I resolve the food issue?  I refer you to my other blog and the post called:  Held out hope again, oops!  Do I name the establishment?  I can’t remember if I named the other one of the previous years.  They must know by now that they lost a whole groups valuable annual booking…

Who cares?  Who needs to know?  What next?

A helping word

Today am I telling you two things I hope you find helpful:

  1. Try not to forget your humble packed lunch, but if you do forget, you can be like many others on this planet and go without that meal.  You do not NEED to buy expensive take away.  Going without food occasionally won’t kill you, in fact it is scientifically proven it does you good.
  2. Against all the odds, be at peace with yourself and your life.  Maybe start to be the one that enjoys washing up for it’s meditative quality, during the “Don’t worry about the financial strain, let’s buy with money we can’t spare, to be like everyone else onMASS!”

‘A helping word to one in trouble is often like a switch on a railroad track … an inch between wreck and smooth-rolling prosperity’ —Henry Ward Beecher

Poncey YettaOthers will ignore advice and that is their business.  Others will misunderstand and that is their business.  I don’t like this pressure people are putting on themselves this stupid time of year.  Don’t buy anything unnecessary.  Don’t buy for others, especially things you have no idea what they need.  If you have spare cash, look to the family member that might NEED it.  All this avarice isn’t necessary, please don’t be pulled into it, because you are all beautiful, kind, loving and loved, sentient beings, so job’s done and no need to give a brass monkey’s ponsey yetta hat!

60 min timer

An item to include in the shopping list for those that forget things, is the 60 minute timer you can just plug in a socket, then plug an electrical item into it.  You can twist the dial to set it and when you forget the item it will switch off when the timer is up (say 10 mins). TimerI’ve recently bought a couple for £3 a pop, from B&Q in Llanelli, called the DAILL 1 Hour Mechanical Timer.  So if you have someone or are someone with a little bit of forgetfulness occasionally or kids that leave things on, these can be reassuring and can save on the leccy bill.

As for online onscreen stopwatches

 

Discarding the noun!

Bexy (noun) is typing (verb) a long winded blog post to explain herself (something sometimes we all might find helpful).  I prefer a quiet life VERBING (doing) vegan, than to be all up in someone’s face NOUNING (naming) myself [VEGAN].  I really hate having to label myself and saying “I am vegan”  can put a dampener on any {{{jiggle~giggles}}}.  It’s like come running in announcing that I’ve deliberately run over some old dear who was walking (verb) over the zebra~crossing (noun) just outside, saying nonchalantly that I’ve left the ol’ baggins and her shopping trolly squished all “jammy bloodins” over the F***ing road!  Anyways, responses to the word “Vegan” sometimes make some react so aggressively, with all the pre~programmed and defensive rudeness of a lout.  Sometimes all I want is a kind, peaceful life and a F***ing tasty ethical bite to eat! < rant 😛

I want to be vegan (verb), looking (verb) for vegan clothes and generally being a happy bunny not exploiting others.  I invite you not to pigeon hole me, as there we have it beloveds “I  will vegan a lot in private and plenty of times in public, where maybe sometimes I might be caught on CCTV doing it vigorously!” and that’s just the way it is!

Note:  There’s a much more gentler version of this on my new blog Verb: Vegan without the swearing or rants.  😛

HabitYouAll

We all have habits.  I have a few great ones, but I wonder what ones aren’t doing any good and how I can dump that limited time wasteful shit.  I wonder what new ones I could start.  Apparently habits are really powerful, like magical spells that lead us to do the same shit at the ring of a silent bell.  I remember Pavlov and his dogs, but seriously, maybe there’s something in this habit forming thing.  If I could just harness that power.

bangleNotes to self:

  • Get out that pretty bangle with the little bells on and create a new improved habit when hearing them jingle.
  • Get new more powerful silent magical bells to create great new improved habits that create a kinder work.
  • Start using said bells often.

Maybe some of the habits can include clothes.  I might only keep those I can wear comfortably anywhere and stick to wearing them (habitual don’t you think).

Frienemy

frienemyIf you find yourself devaluing what a friend is sharing, belittling them, being unsupportive of their moral stances, undermining their efforts, giving false dress codes to a function, are non-compliant of previously set boundaries and basically being a draining one~way street, you’re being a frienemy.  Please stop that shit or you will have no real friends left and will not be able to keep new ones for long.  Start by listening and valuing the ethics of others, support their stance, keep shtum about things the other person has entrusted to you, respect boundaries and FFS did I mention NOT to tittle~tattle.

Also if you recognise some of these traits in your friends, then you’ve got an infestation of frienemies.  I suggest you be grateful for the discernment and make a choice:

  • One is to end the relationship soon, before they tell someone something that can land you in the dangerously deep, hard to get out of, slimy, stinking shit!
  • Another more gracious approach is to keep the frienemy by careful management e.g. never passing on information, giving them a taste of mercy by remaining in their life (but I’m not personally sure at this present time how that is achievable, I might need to work on that).

A strange yet enlightening time is had, when you ask the universe to protect you from your enemies and you start losing friends.

Post Script:  Inoculation boosters against pain from a frienemy are friends.