Wednesday, 27 May 2009

Suitably refreshed

Well i am now back from my little trip, got back on saturday afternoon.
I must admit it did me good to have the break, everyone left on the monday so i had the house to myself apart from the three beautiful doggies (photos to come tomorrow) sounds really horrible to say it but i really needed to be alone with my own thoughts for a time, can't say that things are back to normal in my head (my head is never normal) but that is to be expected i guess, it is still quite emotional. Anyway had a fab time, lots of walks, lots of wet kisses and licks and plenty of cuddles on the couch in the evenings, cooked what i wanted when i wanted it, had some wine watched some tv and just generally unwound felt so much better when i returned.
Will post tomorrow with all the piccies and there are quite a few.

Wednesday, 13 May 2009

Taking a break

Well i'm off on my travels again, this time to look after my friends three rough collies, i leave tomorrow morning, have to see how everything works at friends house ie: cooker and heating etc: and most importantly where the doggies have to be walked during the day. I won't be blogging for a week or so as the friends are not on the internet don't know what i will do without it!!! Have to take a couple of books, although i am not a great reader, still maybe time for a change . Should be nice in bude weather permitting, but all seasons of clothes are being packed wet, dry, cold, hot. It will be a change of scenery and i will treat it as a little holiday, could do with a break. Hopefully i will take some photos of bude and the lovely doggies of course.
So see you soon

Monday, 11 May 2009

Seem to be coming out the other end of the tunnel

Today has been a good day not had to many of those in the past month. We went down to the beach with our lovely daughter who is down with us for a week., its been such an emotional ride for us both with her coming to terms with her own problems as well and mum going it has been horrible. BUT i think we are turning a corner, all be it a small one, it was a glorious day today so we all headed for the beach just sat and talked a lot did us both good i think, sun was shining not many people ,a lovely ice cream and to finish off a glass of wine overlooking the beach, ah a little bit of sanity at last , small steps seem big ones at the moment, but we will get there.
Love you lots little daught!

Wednesday, 6 May 2009


When things in your life seem too much to handle, when 24 hrs in a day are not enough, remember the mayonaise jar and two glasses of wine.
A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, wordlessly, he picked up a very large and empty jar of mayonaise and proceeded to fill it with golf balls. He then asked the students if the jar was full. "yes " they replied. The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles rolled into the open spaces between the golf balls. He asked the students again is the jar full "yes" He then picked up a box of sand and poured that into the jar. Of course the sand filled up everything else. Is it now full a unanimous "yes" The professor then produced two glasses of wine from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar, effectively filling the empty spaces between the sand.
The students laughed , the professor said"NOW I want you to recognise that this jar represents your life. The golf balls are the important things, your family, children, your health, friends, and your favourite passions; things that if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would be still full". The pebbles represent the other things your job, car, your house. The sand is everything else; the small stuff. "If you put the sand in first there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls. The same goes for life. If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff, you will never have room for the things that are important to you" Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness. Play with your children, take your partner out to dinner, play another round of 18. There will always be time to clean the house and take out the rubbish. Take care of the golf balls first, the things that really matter.Set your priorities. The rest is just sand."
One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the wine represented. The professor smiled " I'm glad you asked . It just goes to show that no matter how full your life may seem, there's always room for a couple of glasses of wine with a good friend"

Go to the sea the ebb and flow are like your own unrest

The stillnes that follows laughter is like having a great
weight removed from your shoulders