Sunday, November 07, 2010
I woke up this morning dreading the day as it was rainy and rather dull outside. As most of you know, I so battle with depression and have SAD (Seasonal Affectiveness Disorder) on top of that.
Anyway, I was sitting back feeling sorry for myself when I grabbed a piece of paper and a pen and started writing out how I felt. For every negative feeling, I came up with a positive one. I was amazed how quickly I started to feel better!
Just to give you two examples of things I wrote:
1. The weather is so rainy and gray. My response to this was, I have a nice little house, out of the rain. I have lights I can turn on if I find the darkness too much. And I also have a hood should I feel inspired to walk in the rain.
2. I have a mountain of laundry to do. My response to this was, I have a brand new washer and dryer downstairs that works wonderfully. I do not have to lug my laundry to a laundromat. I should be thankful for that.
Once I felt a wee bit better, we bundled up, stopped at Tim Hortons for a coffee and drove to our normal walking spot. We were just getting out of the car when the sun came out and we ended up walking for 60 minutes in t-shirts and jeans. Talk about having a great November day after all.
Just wanted to share my experience with you and I hope you are all enjoying a nice Sunday afternoon.
Thursday, November 04, 2010
Hope you are all doing well and are somehow embracing the start of yet another month. I'm doing well and for the past few days have actually managed to drink my 8 glasses of water. I think I have a path to the washroom at work beaten down but I'm hoping my body will soon get used to the increased fluids.
I bought another coat today but before you all think I'm a "fashionista" (not really sure how to spell that), let me assure you that my last purchase of a similar style coat was 6 years ago and was size 2x. It was on sale at Lands' End and I bought it through the mail. It was my first black coat in my life and now it is still fine but I'm very proud to say is too big for me. It also attracts dog fur like glue but that is my life story.
Anyway, today I bought myself a softshell type coat for walking. It is still a XXL but is a trim fit. I actually think it is too snug but I think I'm so used to having my clothes BIG that I no longer know what fits me!
So, what is so special about buying a coat? Nothing, really. But the fact that I bought my first item of red clothing in 44 years is a breakthrough! I'm a redhead and always felt my hair somehow clashed with red but when I tried this coat on it made my face look brighter.
I'm sort of the mindset that we can wear any colours we want as long as we have the confidence to do so, but I've always wore rather drab colours. Now, I'm stepping up a notch...a blue dress coat several weeks ago and now a reddish one! Oh yeah, and I bought my very first pair of dangly earrings today. I usually wear discreet studs or simple hoops but I'm branching out and I'm loving the me I'm turning into.
Thanks again for reading! Happy Sparking!
Wednesday, November 03, 2010
This is in response to yesterday's blog in which I mentioned that I dismantle any rabbit snares I see in the area where we walk our dogs off leash.
Thanks to everybody who backed me up on this one and a special thanks to RIMAJO who mentioned the other side to this story.
The point I'm making is not that I would tear up rabbit snares everywhere (well, maybe I would, but that's just me) but in areas close to residental areas I don't think they should be allowed.
Newfoundland is blessed to have miles and miles of uninhabited forest in which people can do what they please. Our homeless population is extremely low (thank goodness) and we are known as a very generous province. We were the "have-not" province for years and years but always came out on top with donations to charity and the ability to dig deeper into our pockets to help our fellow man.
Practically nothing in Newfoundland (with regards to land) is privately owned which is what makes this a truly great place to live. Of course there are government regulations as to what you can do in the woods, lakes, rivers, ponds, and ocean but for the most part we are very fortunate.
I would be the first one to support somebody if they are down on their luck. It is like the infamous Newfoundland seal hunt which brings alot of negative attention to our province every sealing season. I think that if the sealers are going to eat the seals as a way to stay alive then it is okay but I truly disagree with the ones who are in it for the seal pelts.
Anyway, I'm off track. I'm going to post a sign asking people to be aware of the problem in this particular area and suggest they set their slips in areas that aer not used by people walking their pets and small children.
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