Tuesday, November 22, 2011
"So is your life exhilarating, or just stressful and exhausting? Well, that all depends on how you look atóand handleóboth the small everyday events, and the major life-changing ones. "
This is a paragraph from the Weekly Spark that some of us get in our mailboxes.
That line hit me right in the face. I thought yea it is stressful and exhausting and then at the same time thought, I can let it be exhilarating !
I love moving, I love planning and decorating ect. I want to move. It is just the figuring out what to do. One min I read a reply saying go to your land and I cry and think Yea thats it.... quite a few do what you want to do to be happy. The other hand says enjoy the babies before they are busy and don't want to do Nan stuff. BUT either way it is exhilarating to think, a new change, new surroundings, new chances and choices!!!
So this morning as I walked the dog in the frosty air, I thought I am so thankful that this am my knees are fine, dog isn't limping. The sun is shining and we are sending off the email to see if it is even feasible to go down the mineville road( one I blogged about that I wasn't sure about). I came in and got washed, ready to go to yoga and came on puter.
After reading this, I thought what stops me from making our property ( if we get the mineville road one) a great place to explore it is nearly an acre... I can make a small garden I can have spots to sit, keep trees in areas... make a grassy yard, fenced for dog and veggie garden. Leave some wild. It is all my immagination ( well my body to do it and $$ too but you know).
So whereever I go, whatever happens as long as I am able to move and do what I can now, I will make it my spot on this planet. I have done that everywhere but this house and will do it again.
Now I must get ready to leave for back care yoga. OH yea we were paying bills and all and we figure we have enough for me to take a 2 day seminar on yoga and depression and anxiety!!! Then of course me, says oh no put the $50 on bills. But I am worth it, I know I suffer from both, I know hubby does for sure so go and learn and enjoy.
Life is good, there is always some good and we all can find someone that needs a hug, a smile and is suffering more than we are.
Today I will smile even more, even though I always smile when I look at someone in the store or wherever I am. TOday will be a I LOVE LIFE SMILE!!
HUGS you guys now off to yoga I go.
Sunday, November 20, 2011
- I am thankful for the measure of health that I do have.
- I am thankful for my family, dad, hubby, kids and grandkids and hubbys sisters, brothers and yea his mum too.
- I am thankful that I have a roof over my head, and options for others.
- I am thankful that I can pay our bills and buy groceries.
- I am thankful for being able to walk.
- I am thankful for the ability to change most things even though I don't seem to see that I am able.
-I am so thankful for spark friends that listen, help, reply.
- I am thankful that I have a place that is safe to vent, moan and complain to cheer, smile, laugh and love- that is here.
- I am so thankful that I have done well this eve and not turned to food at all during this rotten mood.
- and I am so thankful that the rotten mood won't stay, the indecision will for while yet but know that whatever happens I am loved.
- thankful that even if we do buy and live somewhere for while, we have the land to fall back to and go to.
HUGS and thanks to all my spark friends... I don't know if you all realize how badly I need you guys and how much I appreciate you all.
Wish I had your phone numbers would call and say You are special to me, you are all unique and needed in my life.
Sunday, November 20, 2011
HMMM, I had this on my spark page awhile back before baby Eva was born and I just had to share her with you. Yesterday I changed it from Remembrance day and baby Eva to my motivational quotes/pics etc.
I also met a new spark friend who has been successful and replied to a message I sent saying wow what has kept you going and doing so well, when when you first started you were so very low and doubting... Nothing she really said, I hadn't heard before or knew.
But then last eve when just doing whatever I was doing, the above image came into my head and I thought I CAN'T EVEN FATHOM, LET ALONE IMAGINE that I can lose 50 lbs, or what I would look like. In saying so, do I not BELIEVE that I can do it?? Interesting stuff, cos to me 90% at least at the beginning is MIND OVER MATTER as my background is set back to.
I know exactly what people will say, well don't think the big picture, don't look at it as 50 lbs think of 5 or 2 etc. So even though I can see 2 down on the scale, that doesn't give me much to see in change. Because I am visual in this stuff, I know what I have to do - find a way to see visual changes be it in my size, my posture, my food choices. I say I am not all about the scale yet also say 50 lbs. What if at 40 lbs down I look and feel so much better cos I actually do and stick with the all important ( especially for menopausal women) strength training.
NOw don't start saying oh what a farce to myself, cos yea I said I would get sil, to help me ( she has baled cos scared to offer assistance with my back issues) I said get hubby to. Well back care yoga has shown and taught me that I do no forward flexion. So don't do any weight lifting or movement that includes forward flexion.
Today I am going to check out the menu section of the spark cookbook, I am going to copy the recipes of the Clean Food cookbook I took out of the library and am going to make a plan for my exercise. Even making and formulating a plan will get my mind set going in the right direction.
I haven't been doing too badly this past week, quieter on the blogging part, but busy and also really thinking when I am hungry or just eating and did make better choices for the most part!
So beginning with MIND OVER MATTER, then turn it back to --
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Had to add all the exclamation marks! LOL
Got up and walked the dog, we went farther than we have been, my knee was a bit sore but now is okay.
I also have had a great source of inspiration again and am off and running. Today did the walk, ate a healthy breakfast and logged it, have to get healthy groceries some time today, going to look at a diff option for house -land yet again which the 3 of us like better and so do the kids. closer but still woods and hopefully so far in our price range.
dh isn't going to dd today as she wants to hang out with a friend, he will work on her bathroom tomorrow and monday. we will be going to see this land, not far but out of city, and then groceries and hope to do some on our deck. the days that are going to be nice are getting fewer.
so off to continue this great day. I have both dog coats done WHEW thank heavens, and one scarf done, one started and next weekend will be going to the craft fair where I used to live, that my neighbour is the one that organizes it all. So will be looking for gifts there. sil is done after the scarf, and mil one more thing. so that is dad, and the kids left.
okay gotta scoot
HUGS and lots of sparks at you all.
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Well didn't blog for a bit, was busy and not on puter a lot or for long enough times at once.
Yesterday was the 37th anniversary of our first date. Murray always remembers I never do.. so he told dd we are busy can't do whatever it was cos we are going out on a date. lol had a good time, ate a great asian chicken salad and talked about house plans. Hubby still drawing up stuff daily. He loves doing that. I love to dream decorate.
Today we took the best of mums clothes to a 2nd hand consigment shop where she said she didnt want them. they were too old, the clientelle she has, want new styles -okay it is a used clothing store?? whatever fine by me, won't be by dad but he can try to sell the 2 coats he is concerned about.
Then we went to visit Thomas and Eva, she was asleep, but he was busy as can be. Is starting to talk more. says hi there, T - THomas and makes his hands in shape of T ( from patty cake patty cake..) he also says TADA and claps for himself HA what a ham.
So now this eve I am going to go back to the sewing machine and get the 2nd dog coat done for dd dog. She bought it all and I am sewing them. Then also started a scarf for mil and sil for xmas. only took 2 days to make one so not bad. Still want to make Eva a stocking for Xmas but can't find a nice one. They have the same ones as last year and I got the only cute one for Thomas.
NOt much more new, been doing pretty good eating, and yoga. My knees were sore yesterday and some today super bad headache all day yesterday but after i ate last eve went away.
HOpe all are well, I am fine just busy sewing, knitting or drivign around looking at houses. argh!!! we still go back to the one in the woods as we call it. we thought it was $$ for the size and what we are getting but now that we look at others it isn't. Probably we will go with that but not closing the door on something that is closer but has to be awesome and a view! LOL
Okay dd is stopping over to try the one coat on the dog. when we got the material it was cold so made the winter one first. now it is raining and could use th erain coat one.- that won't take long.
HUGS all !!!
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