Hi everyone… normal service is resumed. Jeez I have no idea what that was yesterday… it’s such a relief to feel the weight has lifted and I can think straight again. (Should say here that THE actual weight obviously is still there…. just in case you thought I’d gone from a size 16 to size 10 overnight… nope. I wish. )
Before I regale you with my ramblings from today so far there were a few funnies yesterday that I thought I would mention….
You know those times where you think something and you actually make it happen right before your very eyes?
I’d lost my 4.5mm crochet hook in the middle of some wool maybe a month or so ago. Could not find it anywhere…. knew it had to be there somewhere. The Gateside Hookers will remember me messaging out WhatsApp group distraught because I’d lost a 4.5mm before and this was me now losing my replacement one. To calm the stress at the time I moved onto a 5mm hook, the crochet didn’t look any different and I ordered a 4.5mm from Amazon. Panic over. Anxiety quashed.
I’ve had the replacement 4.5mm for weeks and never used it as I’ve been working with the 5mm. (Yeah go figure eh?!) Yesterday I decided to take it out it’s wee packet and add it into my crochet hook stash….. you sooooo know what’s coming. Less than 5 minutes later I put my hand on the “lost” hook. I actually laughed. How is that even possible?!? 🤷🏻♀️😆
The second thing is that we have a dodgy microwave just now. It’s started to go a wee bit rusty inside and I figured that was not a good thing. Just haven’t got round to replacing it as we hardly ever use it. Last night was Rabbie Burns Night so we had haggis…. fastest cooked in the microwave. Craig had real haggis and I had veggie. So I had a microwave carousel thing going as I put one in the other in, then potatoes etc…
I thought to myself…. what would we do if we were relying on this for a meal and it stopped working. Craigs haggis cooked. Mine to go back in for 5 minutes. Nothing. Dead as a dodo. Wouldn’t switch on. I made that happen!!!! I actually laughed out loud at that. Despite my mood. Maybe it helped lift it?
I guess where I’m going with this is that these kind of things used to make me angry. Typical, can’t win, negative, negative….. Yesterday at my lowest ebb for a wee while, I saw the funny side and the fact that it was way too much of a coincidence. You get what you wish for. Your thoughts become things. I know that.
Ever since I was made redundant as a result of my mental health I have tried to focus on the fact that money comes from lots of different places and it’s not just from a job. Yesterday evening I thought my usual “money comes from everywhere” and a guy contacted me about the VW camper seats that I have for sale…. he’s picking them up Thursday. Boom. 💷
Had a great sleep last night. We’ve been binge watching Schitts Creek recently and I feel like they are part of the family but thankfully I didn’t dream about them last night. Binge watching messes with reality at times!
Alarm set for 7.30am, up, dressed and out to Morrison’s for Click and Collect food shopping. You click on a text link when you arrive, tell them what Bay you are in and the last 3 letters of your reference plate and they arrive with your shopping. They leave you to load it yourself and then I just waved to say that was me away. They came back to get the trolley as I drove off. Pretty well organised.
I stopped at the Little Coffee Caravan on the way home for an Oat Latte as it would just be plain rude not to! Got Craig a bacon roll. Keep him sweet…. or shut him up. 🤦🏻♀️🤣 had a lovely wee chat with Donna and her mum who were working.
By 9am I was off out a walk with Bhruic and Freya.
Back home and upstairs to make 4 Pawsitive Solutions calls. Spoke to some lovely people and then decided to call my lovely 80 year old friend and had a great wee chat with her. Says she’s missing me. ♥️💜 Told her I’ve started crocheting with wool she gave me ages ago so she was chuffed I’m making use of it.
I cannot tell you how much better I feel today than yesterday. It’s like night and day. I am focussed and able to face anything.
I then took Calaidh a walk in the pouring rain and even that didn’t put me off. It was VERY wet though…. but worth it to get me to 10,940 steps.
I got home at 1pm and it’s now 3pm and it is still pouring….
It’s now 4.40 and I’m not sure where the afternoon has gone… I’ve been writing this, coffee with Craig between jobs (he’s doing Zoom calls with clients now) a few more Pawsitive solutions calls… the afternoon just disappeared. It is actually dark already which sums up the weather today.
I’m very star stuck to say that I actually got a like from my comment on Glennon Doyle’s Twitter.
That made my day. We all have bad days. The important thing is how we pick ourselves up and keep moving forward one step at a time.
Oh and check Glennon Doyle out if you’ve never heard of her. Very motivational!
Stay safe everyone ♥️♥️♥️