o0o Its only a matter of days now, before we leave on our much-needed vacation, so as you can imagine I am neck deep in planning and organising, which for me means the there are lists aplenty going on! Lists for whats already packed, lists for what still… Continue reading »
o0o Hows this for a groovy gadget?!?? Today a friend posted a picture of something his wife had made at a Simple Living class that she had attended, and I thought it was soooo awesome that I’m wanting to make one too!! Now I just need to carve out… Continue reading »
Smoking you ask? Are you still smoking? Wellllll – I’m glad you asked!! It’s a month in (well, 4 weeks lol) – in case you’ve been keeping track – and still she doesn’t smoke! That’s right folks. I’m a month clean!! But what I’m even more incredibly proud… Continue reading »
o0o Friends – thats todays subject! Is it just me, or do others find it incredibly hard to make super-close friends? I have a lot of people that I know that I can go have a cuppa, a meal, a wine etc with, or that I chat to with… Continue reading »
Ready to cheer me on? I told you a week or two ago in the smoking gun post, that I was going to do it – and now here I am!! As of last night – I am a non-smoker. A former smoker, an ex-smoker – call it… Continue reading »
I’ve spent my “free-time Friday” this week, moving furniture around a bit within our little home. I’ve now made room for my writing desk to go into our living room space so that it will front on to the big glass doors, which means I’ll now have a… Continue reading »
. The fact that you’re struggling doesn’t make you a burden. It doesn’t make you unlovable or undesirable or undeserving of care. It doesn’t make you too much or too sensitive or too needy…It makes you human. Everyone struggles. Everyone has a difficult time coping, and at times, we all… Continue reading »
. Its a year on from my “one step at a time” post – and I’m reflecting a bit about where I am now as opposed to this time last year. Some things haven’t yet changed. I am still at my job as a Manager, I am still working… Continue reading »
Strength doesn’t come from what you can do; it comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn’t do. When you are at your lowest point, you are open to the greatest positive change. Happiness is not the absence of problems, but the strength to deal with… Continue reading »
. It was a bit of a shit ending to 2017 for me… I somehow managed to put my back out again – whilst getting up from the toilet. How does that even happen!?!? I spent that day being pretty damn teary and miserable – I didn’t feel like… Continue reading »
. In Part 2 we’re ready to talk more about those other things on the list in my previous post, namely: clothing, takeaways (food/coffee), cigarettes/alcohol, car expenses, meals, hairdresser / hair products / mani-pedis, social events and growing-your-own. So – lets get into it!!
. Today is different. Today I got out of bed quite well rested. I had a really decent sleep last night, because it rained through the night, and i always sleep soooo much better when it rains. I have also taken a fortnight off work – which actually winds… Continue reading »
. I only work three days a week – Tues, Wed, Thurs – so I am lucky in that I get a four-day weekend. In theory… But these days – my work environment ramps up my anxiety like almost nothing else – so after those three days, I spend Friday… Continue reading »
. I’m having a bit of a ‘comparison’ dilemma at the moment and whilst I know that comparing oneself to others is never a healthy or helpful thing – I’m just not quite sure how to get it “out of my system”… It makes it that much harder – because… Continue reading »
After yesterdays mammoth post, I thought today would just be a ‘quickie’ 🙂 Sometimes – just cleaning up and sorting out a small corner of your home, can make a huge difference to how you feel about the rest of the day. I had had one of those mornings where… Continue reading »
What a wonderful way to start my ‘me-time Monday’..!
. On reflection – the other day, I was shown a perfect example of how I know I’ve changed over the last couple of years. I had to go into town to do some shopping and plus a Physio appointment, but I was also going to the house in town… Continue reading »
. I came across the photo at the end of this post today – and it really resonated with me. Not because I needed someone to listen to me – but because I needed to listen to someone….
. I feel so incredibly lucky, and grateful today. I’m having a day at home on the Farm – which has so far consisted of doing the dishes, making bread dough, pruning the tree that has started encroaching on the driveway and
Its been a damp drizzly cold morning, so I decided to drag out the sewing machine and knock up a few things with some “leftovers”. First up was a pair of old cotton curtains that have seen better days, and are not longer of use in keeping the heat/cold out… Continue reading »