A lifestyle blog from a forty-something mum

Saturday, 24 January 2015

Things I Know Are True

I guess the older you get, the wiser you become to many of life's mysteries. You learn how to negotiate the pitfalls by mastering what works for you and knowing how to behave in a crisis. And I guess while this is great in theory, in practice I still have a lot to fathom out.

This is what I've learnt during my forty-something years...

1. I am never going to love eating salad or drinking water just as long as dark chocolate and wine are readily available.

2. The best way to deal with any problem is to tackle it head-on before it becomes an even bigger problem.

Warning: skip no. 3 if you're eating or feeling a bit peaky.

3. When the cat is licking her lips and making a strange knocking sound she's about to honk up a furball and I need to move like lightning if I don't want to scoop this up off the floor.

4. I always write better after a couple of glasses of wine. The following day however, I need to go back and do some serious editing as what I've written will be complete gibberish.

5. There are some mysteries in life that aren't meant to be solved, such as:

a. How did we end up with so many odd socks? and...
b. Didn't I just clean the house yesterday?

6. When conversations with my daughters begin with, "Muuuum," chances are I'm not going to like what they have to say. But being a mum, I'll always listen attentively and do whatever I can to help.

7. I like to think that I'm superwoman and capable of dealing with anything life flings in my direction. In real life that isn't how I roll at all. I'm guilty of taking on way too much and chances are I'll run out of steam before tackling everything I need to do.

 8. Often it's the simple (but daft) things in life that keep me sane. And dancing in the kitchen while listening to Mahna Mahna on my iPod never fails to cheer me up. The kids just look at one another in complete disbelief if they're home.

(YouTube - Mahna Mahna)

I guess if you know something, you don't have to think about it. What could possibly be wrong with that?

Until next time...

Copyright©2015 Izzie Anderton


  1. I can relate to almost all of this lovely - apart from the fur balls as I've never owned a cat! Although I do love eating salad ;-) Great post lovely xx

  2. They're all so true, but number 4 in particular! Often associated with that in my household, I would add "No matter how much writing you still have to do, when your find your forehead bouncing off the desk it's probably time to go to bed." :-)

  3. I can totally relate to number 4. The writing is always better, but the post editing always takes longer :)

  4. Chocolate and wine .... chocolate and wine .... chocolate and wine ... (with a side order of coffee). #PoCoLo

  5. Brilliant list! I am so with you on it but I have to say that it does depend on the salad! If it has chicken, bacon and avocado in it then I am all for it! Thank you for linking to #PoCoLo :) x

  6. Yes! Number 3, The noise is just horrendous and Monkey thinks he's pooed everywhere when he sees those icky fur balls :)

  7. Hehe yes odd socks! Drives me nuts! I'm rubbish at drinking water too and love the muppets song! #pocolo


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