We should all take time to smell the roses!
Good morning dear Reader.....I am feeling much better today...thanks' for asking! I had a terrible day yesterday and after much soul searching I have come to the conclusion that I will never buy cheap wine again! No, no, only kidding......I am going to try and follow my new philosophy and take a chill pill. I shall appreciate each moment of each day and never rush around again......
After writing the blog yesterday I felt so bad that I thought I should probably have some toast and vegemite to make me feel better......I ate two pieces with great gusto with a cup of tea.....It tasted good and I did feel better .....It lasted about an hour!.......I didn't stray too far from the bathroom just in case the technicolour yawn that threatened, eventuated........I kept drinking water and tea! I went down to my studio and tried to draw but failed miserably.....I couldn't sit straight on the stool and I just felt too sick.......I was a sorry sight and my puppies stuck close by me all day.....obviously they knew that I was ill........I took all the cuddles they threw at me and lapped up the attention.......I knew that if I sat down on the lounge I would fall asleep. I knew if I did that I would feel even worse, so I decided to cook.......
I made my husbands favourite dinner in the whole world! Steak and Kidney Pie.....Comfort food!........I made the polenta pastry and cooked up the meat and kidneys, trying desperately not to dry retch as I did it.......I successfully completed my chore after what seemed like an eternity and then sat on the stool in the kitchen still feeling sick as a dog. I ate some fruit and had yet another cup of tea, so, by the time my beloved came home I was looking pretty damm miserable......He came in all concerned when he saw my face and asked me what was wrong......I became a pathetic soul. In a small pitiful voice I told him that I was pretty sure I had alcoholic poisoning and I was dying! He gave me a cuddle and made me a cappuccino which pepped me up no end! Bless! Isn't he lovely? By 6 pm I did start to feel better but I was so tired.....I went to bed and sleep like a log.......This morning I am fighting fit......I have been in the gym and did more than my usual on the treadmill and then on to the massage machine and did my weights, all the while taking my time and not rushing.....I took the puppies for a run....Yes, we ran nearly all the way.....They loved it and I actually did too.....We take our well being for granted, don't we? Even when it is self-inflicted! I took my time over breakfast of fruit with lite greek yoghurt and manuka honey, (that's what I have every morning) and I just strolled into the office and started to write to you, dear Reader!
I feel very proud of myself for, number one, remembering that I had made the promise to myself to take thing easier ( you know what my memory is like), and two, because I have a smile on my dial and I have a sense of complete happiness......The puppies and I had a game of hide and go seek when I made the bed......To explain....It's a game I devised one day when Harry decided to play in the doona as it lay on the floor at the end of the bed.....I always throw it there while I fix up the sheets and tuck them in......As I lifted the doona, Harry hid himself in it and refused to come out, so I started to pull the doona away from him whilst saying, "Where's Harry?" When he was uncovered I would say, "There he is!" He would then hide his face in the doona again, loving every moment.....This went on and on.......So every time I make the bed, we play hide and go seek.........It's quite funny and Charlie and Ollie love to play it too.....Yes I know, I'm mad, but they really are like small children and they love the hide and go seek game......
Have you ever seen Paul Hogan's Leo Wanker character....He is a complete and utter idiot who thinks that he is a real winner and hero. He does lots of stunts that always fail.......you know, Evil Knievel style stunts......... His greatest claim to fame, though, is that he walks along wobbling his head with a stupid grin on his face. He just looks so stupid and wankerish!....I love him! That's me at the moment.....I have the head wobble!.....I have no idea why the image of Leo Wanker came into my head.....maybe because I am so up myself at the moment.....It will pass!.....So great plans for today.....lots of drawing and poisoning the weeds.......I shall just stroll along and all will come to pass.....No rush and the day will be wonderful......It that similar to the Law of Attraction?....Invite the Universe to allow you to have a breezy day and it will happen? Okay, I have a new name for it!........Julie's Philosophy!......
If we all have the same mind-set, and applied "Julie's Philosophy" every day to our lives, just imagine what we could achieve! No more rushing around.....no more road rage, no more supermarket rage, no more wave rage! We could change the world.....we could..........Oh dear....I am getting carried away now......I'll talk to you tomorrow!
Hi, At 59 I am just finding my feet in the world...So exciting! I have learnt a lot over the years.....gone from being extremely hard up to living a very comfortable life and loving every single minute of it.......My boys are grown up and living good lives themselves and I am so proud of them.......I have the best husband in the world (most of the time anyway....hahaha) and I have 3 dogs who I just adore and they adore me...... I try to live by my motto ......"Be like the sun....let your warmth shine through always"