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!
Sunday, August 16, 2009
We've got company for a while, it's lovely to see them and we're having a great time.
We've been busy visiting places they haven't been for a while and looking in on relatives too.
It's lovely going back to childhood haunts with all their remembrances.
We've been doing quite a bit of walking which is great BUT also quite a bit of eating out!! LOL
I've tried to make healthy choices and I don't think I'm doing too badly but there has been the odd moment when I've eaten unwisely...and enjoyed it too!!!...it's quite hard when you get invited to dine with folks at their home for a sit down meal, nothing to choose from, but I've tried to keep my portions good and hopefully the walking will compensate for the small indulgences I've had.
view over the town from Olivers Mount
all family christenings happened here
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