What a beautiful day! When Craig checked our trusted weather app this morning it showed a high of 25C and 5 hours of thunderstorms this afternoon. I am sitting outside in the baking heat with no sign of a cloud in the sky but must remember this is Scotland…. 4 seasons in one day when you least expect it so let’s see how it goes!
We’ve had a busy morning so I must be due a nap about now but it’s too hot to sleep and waste time indoors. I set an alarm for 6.45 this morning. We decided to go and visit Tartan Campers in Dundonald this morning as I’d spoken to them yesterday and they were so welcoming and suggested we pop down for a visit.
I never took any photos. Yes I’m as shocked as you are!!
They dropped everything to talk us through what they do and they understand that not everyone can afford everything at once so will give us a breakdown quote. It was really nice to take her on a wee drive again and this time with Craigie as passenger.
My Emotional Freedom Tapping group was moved to 11.30 today so joined from the comfort of Gran’s chair instead of the bedroom as Craig went out to a job. We talked about ‘disappointment’ this week and how we can feel disappointed if someone doesn’t reciprocate our loyalty or doesn’t treat us quite how we would like to be treated. It shows us that this is ok and that we should accept that people will not put our requirements first and foremost in their minds but that is ok and it’s how we deal with that that matters. We shouldn’t allow it to cause us stress. We should try to see it differently….. either ask for exactly what you want rather than hinting or accept that it comes from a place of love rather than criticism and don’t let it upset, worry or anger you.
I got some lovely feedback about the blog today. I can’t tell you what it means to have someone say that they enjoy reading it. They are such a lovely group of ladies, I’m lucky to have been a part of this!
I’ve thought a lot recently about why I do this and it’s twofold:
- It helps me make sense of all the crazy thoughts and feelings I have. It helps me clarify moods in my own mind and it’s focussing me on the present. Look for the beauty in the day, look for the positives as they are everywhere, even on the bad days. It helps me target my triggers…. what is it that upsets me and why…. what sends my mind spiralling out of control?
- Secondly if it helps others understand the complexities of life with mental health then it is worth every moment I spend doing it. We all lead stressful lives and just some react to it more than others. If I can show people how crazy my mind can be then maybe you relate or maybe you just treat others with a little more kindness as you really have no idea what’s going on in anyone’s mind. The happiest and most outgoing people can be the ones that are breaking the most.
Pub food deliveries tonight! 3 hours of smelling the lovely food before I get my chicken tikka masala!! Followed by chocolate cheesecake…. diet going well?!?! So looking forward to it though.
I’ve noticed the main road is much busier today and Craig says the traffic was much busier today. He was down in Ayr and he said loads of people were heading down to the beach. It’s almost as if yesterday’s announcement of further lockdown easing has given people reason to go out more. It’s a wee bit sad as I like the quiet village with no other traffic…… I really quite like lockdown but who knows what the future brings!
Stay safe everyone ❤️❤️❤️