Monday, September 14, 2009
'Good' is a useful word.
It's only a small word but it can sum up a lot of different things.
I've had a 'good' week in the garden....working hard tidying the borders as the plants go over, they're at least a month earlier than usual no doubt due to the 'good' weather we've had this year. It's been very enjoyable.
I've also cleaned out the conservatory, we've used it as a bit of a dumping ground and I've also tended to use it as an extension of the greenhouse...it was always full of seedlings, pots, tools etc. but we decided to clear it, paint it and use it for what it was originally intended...sitting in!
I can just imagine myself on an autumn day sitting in there gazing out on the garden and watching the birds...probably a pipe dream as I like to be outside! LOL.
Another 'good' job done.
I've done lots of walking too, my usual five miles a day plus an extra six or so this week-end.
Very 'good' exercise.
People talk about 'good' food & bad food and while no food is really bad it's what we do with it that matters.
I've lost 1lb this week and whilst I hoped it would have been more yesterday didn't do me any favours when I made a real 'good' choice of fish & chips with mushy peas!!!!
Boy did they taste 'good'...they always do when eaten out of the paper outside in the fresh air.
I've no regrets and I'm back on track this morning, no use beating myself up, it was MY choice and at the time it seemed like a 'good' one!
1lb off is 'good' too.
Tuesday, September 01, 2009
Two more of our brave soldiers killed in Afghanistan.....
Fires rage through Los Angleles.....
Nine year old girl found strangled.....
The only bright spot was Jaycee Dugan discovered after years of abuse though what that poor woman's been through is anybodys guess.....
And exactly seventy years ago today Hitlers troops invaded Poland, the start of WW2.....
This was the news this morning at 6am!
I'd woken early, crept downstairs without disturbing DH with every intention of making a drink.
I don't know what made me switch the radio on but that's what I listened to.
As I stood in the kitchen looking out on to the beautiful golden glow of the sunrise and listening to the birds singing it made me realise just how lucky I am.
I went outside to sit on my favourite seat beside our pond.
The koi were gliding around like miniature submarines, a robin was singing it's little heart out in the cherry tree and the sun was spreading it's wonderful glow across the morning sky.
It was so peaceful.....so quiet.....it made me cry!
Now I'm not a cryey person, never have been, but I thought of all the turmoil, sadness and worry in this beautiful world of ours...mostly manmade... and all the blessings I have.
I've had my share of illness and sadness but life at the moment is good...very good.
I and my family are healthy, happy and secure.
We live a good life, not rich wealth wise but rich in every other way.....love, happiness, faith, family, friendship and more!
My heart goes out to all the people who carry such heavy burdens of loss and sadness and I give thanks for the great and wonderful gifts I have in my life.
For me, at least, as Louis Armstrong once sang...'It's a wonderful world...'
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Well, the company's left and arrived back home safely.
I've done the laundry, cleaned the house and done a bit of gardening, shopped for groceries, visited a sick friend, visited my mother-in-law and walked my five miles both yesterday & today.
Oh yes... and I've eaten chocolate!!!
Not just a small piece...oh no couldn't just be a small piece could it?
A whole bar of galaxy....a BIG bar of galaxy!!
And you know what?
It was gorgeous...no other description fits it.
It WAS gorgeous!!!
Of course the feeling, now I've eaten it, is anything but gorgeous.
I'm an idiot!
No, let's get this right...I'm a BIG idiot!!
Still, it's over and done with now, out of my system, the craving's gone, I'm back on track.
I had a good day otherwise, used all my calories, drank my water, exercised....
so, as Scarlett O'Hara said in 'gone with the wind'....
'tomorrow is another day!'....
and I'm going to use it wisely!
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