Link love (Powered by good reads and wine cellars)

Crazy week. Crazy fortnight. Crazy month. And it doesn’t look like getting much better; work is stepping up (although things should be quieter on the side gig front); T just bought a secondhand motorbike (so there are about a million things to organise and pay for…compliance, re-registration, insurance, attire, licence, etc) and I think we’re going to try for an engagement party Easter weekend (I’m taking leave. We want to hold it before it starts to get properly cold and rainy, as it’s not going to be indoors).

I am not a high energy individual, so working three totally different shifts this week took its toll (unsurprisingly, the 6am start was the toughest). What’s the craziest shift you’ve ever done?

LIFE

Money Rabbit on fitness training, nerd style!

Since getting back from Wellington and seeing how things could be done, I found this post by Carlee with ideas on how to revamp a city very timely.

Meanwhile, Walking in Heels reminds us all to love where we live. (I do, I do! My schedule just makes it hard sometimes. Sure, I blog a lot, but I blog like I read – in snatches, stolen wherever possible.)

Blonde on a Budget realises that friends and family are her biggest priority.

The Everyday Minimalist’s tips on time management.

Some things never lose sentimental value, as Dana of Pushing Thirtyy finds out.

You can never really tell what’s true and what’s not on a blog. Neurotic Workaholic lists some of the things she’d lie about…

SleepyJane on tattoos and being judged by others.  (Confession: T wants more. It hasn’t been an issue seeing as they’re beyond the budget, and will continue to be for sometime – see motorbike reference above – but we talk about it from time to time and haven’t really come to any agreement.)

T is great at easing tension after arguments. That’s why I loved this post on Eat Move Write by Jasmine’s hubby on the key to harmony.

Lesley shares her top 10 peeves when it comes to books.

Financial Samurai recounts some tales of being bullied. (Despite being a total nerd, I was never actively picked on. For that, I’m grateful)

Yes and Yes features a guest post by Amanda Lee (whose blog no longer seems active!), who used to be a phone sex worker.

I think we’re all guilty of romanticising our situations from time to time, like Clare – after all, we tend to remember the good, rather than the bad.

Geek in Heels’ parents get with the technological times, with some funny results.

Emily Jane shares some beautiful footage from her wedding.

And Hannah Katy outdoes herself with this soulful piece on finding closure.

FOOD

A simple Italian beef casserole, via the $120 Food Challenge.

Rina’s blueberry crisp. (If I can bring myself to pay $6 minimum for fresh or frozen blueberries, I’m making this. Or maybe I can find canned ones…)

Need a fast and furious dinner? Try Fru-girl’s last-minute noodles.

Maybe like me you’ve never been near a dried bean. File Jules’ guide to working with dried beans, then.

WORK

Six common writing mistakes and how to fix them, via Writer Mag (I’ve definitely done the first, but luckily, called early rather than late. Not that it mattered as the phone wasn’t answered, either time…)

Alexis Grant tackles a reader question about juggling multiple Twitter accounts.

Working Girl blogs about balancing work and working out.

Bri at Stratejoy wonders if writing should be what she pursues, or whether that would dim its lustre.

Carol Tice has a guest post on how content mills can actually be a good stepping stone to a writing business.

Krystal shares her schedule and talks about time management for freelancers.

MONEY

Do you have to spend in order to save on groceries? Shawanda from You Have More Than You Think thinks so.

Like me, Well Heeled has bag lady syndrome.

Little Miss Moneybags ruminates on the varying levels of support we get from our parents.

And finally, a special mention to the winners of the Yakezie writing contest!!

8 thoughts on “Link love (Powered by good reads and wine cellars)

  1. The craziest for me wasn’t weird hours, it was just the length. I worked 3rd shift (9pm to 7am), 7 days a week for 4 months. Our department became severely short staffed. It was only supposed to be for a few weeks, but ended up not.

  2. I used to work a 3-11pm shift which wasn’t so bad except when I would have to work overtime till 7 am and then go back to work at 3pm. Didn’t happen often but boy did it make me tired!! And cranky!

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