Monday, December 10, 2012
Today I went out to the shops for the first time with a short sleeved t-shirt ... no I mean it... really short more like a singlet on and I was exhilarated. I know... so what... but it is the first time in soooo lllloonng as I was always trying to hide my large arms.
today was 35 deg C and I just did it
no one fainted or laughed or picked up their children and ran
Oh the freedom.
Friday, December 07, 2012
My son is going on holidays on the 17th December for a couple of weeks, he is a 2IC (second in charge) at an electrical distributors about an hour (each way) away from home by car. He is a loyal employee and does long hours and goes the extra mile for customers with a cheeky way about him. (non biased Mums opinion).
I noticed he is a lot cheerier at home and making more cheeky comments than usual. One night he came home and I had his chicken soup on the table ready. No veges or chicken visible as the other sibling is allergic to seeing them (sigh). He asked if that was all there was and I said yes no lumps in this one. So he ate it or drank it I should say and went off to his room , not realizing he had a meal as well in the oven.
Well for the next week I got teased (relentlessly I might add) about starving him and being on rations etc, he he .
That is the trailer....
to my thought that we are very fickle people really , the idea of holidays has really brightened him up and it made me think about New Years Day. (finally you are thinking here comes the point ).
It really is just another day in the year, but for me at least it brings a sort of relief that the old year is over and a new beginning is on it's way.
I haven't failed yet or hurt anyones feelings or said a dumb parent trying to be helpful but adding pressure comment. I haven't put on weight or had chest pain yet, haven't got any bills or had anything break down and I can relax and look forward to a great year.
It really is a great day and I get a totally different feeling on that day to other days.
I wondered if it was only me or if it affected others in the same way, because I'm all for a calendar that has January 1 on each page...
So it comes down to looking at each day as though... it were Jan 1st and not putting expectations of DOOM on it. Looking at the day as though great things are possible every day for me and my family and for you too.
Just a thought...
Saturday, December 01, 2012
My loss for this week was 0.3kg
not a great amount but an amount anyway. Now for the badgering and blame game ... no wait ...I don't do that anymore. :)
So I'm having a Pamper Day. face mask- nails- pedicure - hot chicken soup lots of sly sighing ha ha ...
First some cardio and weights to perk me up.
Spark people has GOT me hooked, I used to add my meals and try to get some points and then leave. Now I can't wait to get to the blogs and friend feed and see how everyone is going.
Walking with CHICHANTEL, listening to ITSMATT's latest wisdom, seeing if KINGSLAYER is online, who's got a blog or a goodie, leaving a note, having a laugh,it's great therapy.
Thanks all Happy DECEMBER to you.
Thursday, November 29, 2012
When things go wrong as they sometimes will,
When the road you're trudging seems all uphill,
When the funds are low and the debts are high,
And you want to smile but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit-
Rest if you must but don't you quit.
Monday, November 19, 2012
It's great to receive goodies for thanksgiving , it makes you think about what exactly you are grateful for. Although we have taken on Halloween in Australia sadly we haven't also taken on Thanksgiving.
I'm glad my kids are too old to trick or treat, maybe I don't understand it ,but it holds no joy for me.
I would really like to have thanksgiving though it seems to be something I leave to last when talking to others, I used to be an encouraging person caring and sharing and loving to help others.
But 'life' seems to have sucked it out of me. The last three years have been hard on my family and friends, with the death of my Mum, my Dad moving to be with my other siblings and only after a week I needed to travel to another country to help him get settled in a new area. (I had moved to Australia years ago). I ended up staying for three months, using up all my savings,losing my job and then having to leave him there and come home.
I didn't get my job back and have apart time job doing bookkeeping for a local company. I got really depressed and down but in 2012 had a breakthrough and started looking at myself.
We mourn the things we can't change but with Spark people, family and friends I 'got up' and am carrying on again.
Ha ha all my blogs tell my inner feelings so don't feel bad if you think 'what a moaner'.
I truly believe that going through tough times that 'flatten you' can help you to be more empathetic to the needs of others. So I don't mind people thinking I'm a softie.
I think Christmas is our Thanksgiving we really appreciate each other and friends and make a huge effort to let go all the concerns and consider how fortunate we really are.
I'd love to hear why you like halloween or your Thanksgiving stories on the blogs.
Bye for now
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