Monday, May 22, 2017

SHOOTIN' OFF MY MOUTH

A big Thank You to my friend Alex for hosting me on his blog today. I almost chickened out. BUT, once I got out of my own way, I had a great time. You rock.

Guess what? We survived our first weekend with a bedtime. I love it. No, no. I lied. I flippin' love it. And, if it's possible, I have more energy now than I did before. Who knew? Not me.

Remember last week when I was shootin' off my mouth, saying that I'd be done mudding walls by Friday and painting by today?

Lies. All lies.

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  1. I've heard rumors that a standard bedtime was healthier for people.

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    1. It feels it. Going into staycation soon. Loved the dragon blood you had on your blog. Sounds neat.

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  2. Regular bedtimes definitely help with good sleep patterns. I try to keep a regular time, or at least within a half hour.
    Great post over at Alex's.

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    1. Thanks bunches.

      I played it all wrong before trying to wake at a regular time. Now, I think I've got it.

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  3. Happy to host you today! People are really getting a kick out of your decluttering.
    Bedtimes work best for me.

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    1. It's been fun reading the comments and meeting your bloggers.

      Thanks bunches.

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  4. Lol. Good luck with the mudding!

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  5. I love your bedtime routine. You have inspired me to do the same. I'm working on it. I used to have a really good one and I went off course when we moved. Hopefully I'll get back into it at some point.

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    1. Thanks, Martha. And you've inspired with photos and cooking. Blogging is great fun, I tell ya.

      If we moved and did everything you guys did, my sleep patterns would be hard to maintain, too.

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  6. Not lies. No, no. Miscalculations. That's what it was! :)

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    1. Hahaha. If I were drinking hot chocolate, it all would have blown out my nose.

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  7. I used to go to bed early - same time every night. Then my schedule changed. And it's going to change again. One day it will settle down and I will have a regular bedtime like a real person. I'm off to look at Alex's blog now...(:

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    1. Is that from a work schedule chaning?

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  8. haha you'll be done soon. off to checkout your guest spot

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    1. My mouth was bigger than my skill set. Got to work on it some tonight.

      Thanks for your friendship and support.

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  9. I'll echo Stacy's comment. After all, if we don't set the bar high, we'll just sit around eating bon bons and dreaming and enjoying life. Great to meet you over at the Ninja's site.

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    1. Great to meet you as well. Here's to both your tomatoes and your writing. Kick some butt. Rah.

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  10. I forgot to say on your guest post that your puppies are adorable.

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    1. That's Wiggy with little Bug. Thanks for commenting here and on Alex's blog.

      Cheers and boogie boogie.

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  11. My problem isn't going to bed - it's the actually falling asleep part. Sigh.

    Enjoyed seeing you over on Alex's blog!

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    1. Loved the butterfly and the turtle on your page. Thanks for reading and stopping by. Cheers and boogie boogie.

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  12. It's not how fast you get it done, it's how happy you are with the outcome.

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    1. Hi Mary. I'm happy now. I enjoy the process. With staycation coming up I want to get the paint on the walls. Deadlines are fun to have, too.

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  13. That'll teach you not to lie then won't it LOL? Just read your interview on Alex's blog You are now a famous declutterer.

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    1. It will teach me to shut my big loud mouth. lololololololol.

      Thanks for reading, Jo.

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  14. Loved seeing you at Alex's blog.
    You rock. But you know that (or should do).

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    1. You're an inspiration to me, EC.

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  15. That's amazing! Bravo and you know what? I did the same thing as Wonder Woman except I smashed my head on the side of the TV and ended up in the hospital. For me, it was very disillusioning, LOL. Way to go Ivy!!!

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    1. You cracked me up with this comment. Wonder how many others fell down as well. That twirlling. Good stuff.

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  16. Don't worry everything works out. Its easy to lose sight of that. You have such a carefree and happy blog, I hope you infect me!

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    1. I enjoy your blog as well Spacer Guy. You've got fun stuff and excellent energy. I'll be back.

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  17. It was nice to meet you over on Alex's blog. Enjoyed the post. :) Thanks for stopping by my place. Have a great week!

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    1. Here's to a yummy week, Karen. Thanks for reading and boogie boogie.

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  18. I was thrilled to see you on Alex's blog! Congratulations!
    Bed times are a good thing, glad it worked for you!
    Happy Spring! Although, where is the sun???

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    1. Thanks, girl. Here's to you guys getting some sun today. It's overcast here now and a little chilly.

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  19. Great blog post about you Ivy. Love to see you being promoted. I love your blog!!!

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  20. A bedtime?! I should try that :)

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  21. I've been keeping to a bedtime for a while now. I think I have to change it since I'm getting up so early to watch my granddaughter. Great seeing you on Alex's blog.

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    1. You're a good grandma. Hope you're getting lots of writing and enjoying your family, in. Thanks for reading and boogie boogie.

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  22. Had a quick look at Alex's blog to see you. I'm glad the bedtimes are working, I find I'm much more rested when I stick to a regular sleep routine.

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    1. Yes, agreed, River. Feels good.

      Thanks for checking out Alex's blog.

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  23. There would be no convincing husband of having a bedtime. Glad to hear it is working out for you. (I'm still wondering what that bubbly yellow stuff was from a previous post!) -Jenn

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    1. My bad, Jenn. I posted it at the end of the comments but didn't tell you guys that I was going to do that.

      It was cheese made from plants. Post coming up about it soon. Sorry about the answer not being easier to read.

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  24. You are funny.
    I love the cheerful, yummy, spring fun look here.
    Be well, Iris.

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    1. Happy chocolate eating, to you. Thanks for reading the Q&A.

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  25. My doctor told me that--about bedtimes, I mean.

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    1. Some days are harder to get into the bedroom online, but boy Norma, I'm loving it.

      Very funny about you in the men's bathroom. Good thing you didn't get your eye knocked out.

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  26. Sometimes I would like to be in bed lol haha but I can't send hugs and love Ivy :) You rock!

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  27. I generally don't have a set bed time, but go off within the same half hour most nights.

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    1. Super pretty tulips, on your post.

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  28. Even my kids don't have bedtime, we are just not that scheduled, but good for you. And as for projects that never end, we have a deck and Petanque court being built. I vaguely remember it was to be done by Christmas. They sure missed that deadline.

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    1. It's working out. Last night was about 24 minutes later than normal but on the whole, yeah, lovin' it. Very calming way to end the day.

      Thanks for stopping by :-)

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  29. Saw your post on Alex's blog and had to stop by. Looking forward to your posts. :) Glad bedtime is better.
    ~Jess

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    1. Hi Jess. Thanks for stopping by today and for reading my stuff on Alex's page.

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  30. Hi Ivy, read your guest post, excellent job! way to put yourself out there. Rye bread sounds amazing. And for bedtime that is great, glad it is working for you. Stay true....Cheri

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    1. Thanks Cheri. And I loved your idea with the pineapple. I'll come find you when I do it. Think it will add a lovely flavour to the spice. Thanks for the tip. Thanks for checking me out at Alex's place, too.

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  31. For me it takes more time then I planned on.

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    1. To get to sleep or to go into the bedroom? Good luck with your upcoming tests, John.

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  32. Loved your guest post! Good luck with the mudding.

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    1. Thanks for checking it out.

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  33. Hi Ivy - loved your guest post, well done!
    I think you are doing great with your 10pm bed-time.

    Hope your week is going well.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thanks for reading it, Jan.

      Very well indeed. Just finished a four hour session of mudding and I'm pleased with how it came out.

      What yummy things did you have to eat today? So far, I've had mostly whole food snacks but soon to sit down to a big bowl of warm veggies.

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  34. You should be a comedienne.....really!
    Too flippin' funny...
    Enjoy your evening...
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. Glad you got a giggle. I giggled when I wrote it. Enjoy your weekend and boogie boogie.

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  35. I go to bed at 8:00 every night except the days I don't work. . If read until I fall asleep, around 9:30. On my days off I just go go bed and don't read and still fall asleep at 9:30. If I didn't work I would be up way, way later! Well, well after midnight.

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    1. There are some nights when I could crawl in the coffin by eight. Sounds like you have a good thing going.

      When you retire, will you go full night owl?

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  36. I used to go to sleep at 8:30 and wake up at 3:30 to do homework and blog. I finally realized that was ludicrous, but now I never have time to blog. ;)

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    1. I gotta say, there are days when I can crash at 8:30 for sure. Pretty cool that you gave it a go. Were you able to think better in the early mornings? I find it's my best time to write. Thanks for stopping by and boogie boogie.

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  37. I'm a big fan of bed times and a bigger fan of Alex! :)

    Elsie Amata

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  38. Regular keeps you good in many a way, from bedtimes to the loo at your bay lol

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    1. You're not wrong, I do poop better.

      :-)

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  39. LOL...!!! Thank you for dropping by my blog!!! Have a great Memorial Weekend.

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  40. The interview was great, Ivy! Lots of fun:)
    YOU have a great weekend.

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  41. Will be checking out the interview!
    11 p.m. is my "bedtime" but that ends up being pretty flexible-- I stay up later if I have a good reason too. :D

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    1. Thanks, Bethany.

      Flexible is good.

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  42. How arte you doing Ivy?? send you hugs and love!

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    1. Very good. We're on day five of staycation. Thanks for asking.

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