Monday, November 08, 2010
Well, after several days of browsing, snipping, arranging and pasting I finally finished my long awaited collage last evening. It is now proudly displayed on our fridge door and my husband joked about how excited I was to be doing it. If you haven't done one, I highly recommend it!
Well, after I finished my blog my husband asked me the significance of each picture and it was so easy to tell him that I thought I would share it with all of you.
FRIENDS - That is a shout out to my friend who suggested SparkPeople to me and to all of you, my newest friends, who encourage me more than you will ever know.
SPINACH, KASHI CEREAL, ALMONDS, APPLES, BROCCOLI, MILK AND MIXED VEGGIE - My favourite foods. .
RED RUBBER BOOTS - An inspiration for turning rainy, gloomy days into brighter ones by wearing funky, practical footwear. Imagine the fun I would have splashing in puddles! I am currently in the process of looking for a great pair of rain rubbers!
CANADIAN FLAG - Well, what can I say? I'm glad and proud to be a Canadian!
COMMITMENT "1" versus PROCRASTINATION "0" - my new motto
REFERENCE TO AND A PICTURE OF A REDHEAD - (look hard you will see a black wooden moustache magnet on the redhead's face) - After years of hating my colouring I'm finally embracing it. The moustache magnet (a recent present from my brother) is a silly reminder of the bond we share. I know he is encouraging me on!
START RUNNING - A reference to the fact that I want to start running! I'm not quite ready yet but it is one of my medium-term goals.
SUNFLOWER - The flowers we chose for Dad's memorial service....I still smile and think of him when I see sunflowers growing to their majestic heights.
FETCH - Refers to getting fit in the company of my dogs. With them it is totally fine to be silly and I'm not sure who has more fun with a stick or a ball!
HAPPY LIFE - NO REGRETS - If I was going to be buried that is what I would want on my tombstone....quite a choice for somebody living with depression.
LEATHER COAT - This reminds me of classic clothes that are meant to be worn and look better with age. It is also a subtle reminder that I will one day be able to wear non-plus sized clothes.
LEATHER RIDING BOOTS - This is another reminder of the lifestyle I want to live. Not that I'm a horse rider but I love that casual comfortable look. No stilettos for me. Oh, and it also reminds me that I long to wear boots without extra-wide calves!!!!
WATCH - A reminder to watch myself and to be accountable to myself!
PRESENT - A gentle reminder to look for the specialness of every day and not just special occasion ones. Maybe its is giving my dear Mom an unexpected gift or giving somebody the gift of my time.