Happy Thursday Catch Up
Hi guys, first of all, my apologies for not blogging for about a week but I have been mega busy and mega stressed about one thing and another but I’m back on it you will be pleased to know. So today’s post is going to be about; the last ten photos on my phone.
I have been looking after my 2yr old grandson since Sunday and as you can imagine he has more energy than me so last night was a well-deserved sleep catch up session. It was great to spend some time with the little man though not only does it keep you on your toes but you see things from a different perspective for a while and get to celebrate your inner child.
So today is a quick catch up and for me to share with you the last ten photos on my phone.
The Last Ten Photos On My Phone
I know you all like having a look at my photos so am going to treat you all today to the last lot I’ve got on there; warts and all so to speak. So here we go the last ten photos on my phone for your viewing pleasure.
View From My Sofa
Photo one is today’s view from my sofa. You can’t tell how much really but today is so beautiful outside. This photo does not do the view justice. When the sun is shining it lights up all the green from the trees etc and it’s beautiful. It actually is a fact that green does have a positive effect on you. The colour of nature. There is a big tree outside my house on this side and I can see it from my bed. I love lying there sometimes just watching the breeze blow through the leaves. I’m very lucky to have so many trees on the street where I live. Amazing how people just take these for granted and just don’t notice them.
The No Makeup Selfie
Yep I did warn you, warts and all. This is me this morning and a can’t be bothered with makeup is the state of affairs. And do I care? Nope! My days of making sure I had a full face of makeup to answer the door have long gone. Beauty comes from within and is not just on the surface. I have my self-esteem and confidence right where it needs to be and I need no ones approval of what is on my face and what isn’t. I am happy being “me”.
You will see this from the documentary I was in (being aired in June) there were a lot of days where I didn’t wear makeup, it wasn’t really a self-esteem thing then it was again just warts and all. With me, there is no bullshit and what you see is what you get. I was quite happy for the world to see me as who I really am; behind the mask of makeup.
A Private Joke
I was flicking through something the other day and came across this image and I had to do a double take because it looked like Sam and Jean’s dad. Actually, I should say biological father (certainly no dad bones in this one). I took a photo of it and sent it to my daughter.
My Ex Back In 2014
This popped up in my Facebook history. Made me smile and made me sad at the same time. This bloke I loved unconditionally. But sadly, he broke my heart and that can be a cut that sometimes takes a very long time to heal. Even when it is healed you can still see and feel the scar; it just fades over time. However, it has now faded and healed fully thank goodness. There is a poem about him in my “Why Rainbows May Cry” book. Not a nice one I might add I was struggling with my feelings for him at the time I wrote it. I wish I could hate him sometimes but I can’t he was a complete snake though back then – I think once a cheat always a cheat. Though to be honest I don’t hate anyone. Hate is an emotion that needs to be controlled and dealt with otherwise it eats away at you and makes you bitter.
I’ve witnessed this myself with my mother and birth father. Negative feelings just act like poison running through your body. Negative feelings towards others are just toxic and unnecessary. If you don’t like someone then fine, acknowledge that thought then get rid of it as it’s no longer needed. Some people are just twats they can’t help it. No need to hate. Rise above it and get on with your own life and let them get on with theirs. It’s none of your business anyway.
Life is for living and for that you need a good heart and love in every ounce of your being. I know my Prince Charming is waiting in the background ready to step in and claim his place next to me for the rest of this life’s journey. I wonder what he is doing right now. As long as I meet him before I need a mobility scooter then I’ll be happy.
Spider Season Come Early
Yes, I know the carpet needs hoovering but a lot more important is what is residing currently underneath these cups. I was pleasantly sat minding my own business at the weekend when the spider from hell decided to take a stroll across my carpet. I must say it wasn’t going as fast as they usually do but this was or is a big bastard. I’m talking on steroids big. God knows where it works out but I think that’s the gym I need to go to.
Now I have a pathological fear of these things so god knows how I managed to get a cup over it. I think it was just a fear that if I didn’t it would disappear somewhere and that would just cause too much stress. So after I did that I sat back down, heart thumping in my chest and calmed down but then suddenly his mate came running in from the other side of the living room like Usain Bolt on a mission and I had to do it all over again. This time I was in a state of terror. I was just sitting there waiting for another one to come out. I was beside myself. My heart rate on my Fitbit spiked. I was not happy and I couldn’t stay downstairs any longer so I went to bed, and yes you guessed it that night I had a nightmare about a spider running up my bed.
My Guilty Pleasure
Come on now you know there would be food in there somewhere. Although I call this my guilty pleasure the fruit is fine in fact more than fine. Berries are just the best fruits to have instead of high carb fruit like bananas and apples etc. But obviously, this depends on what kind of diet you are following. I personally try more towards the keto diet which is low carbs. Give me a bowl of British strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries and fresh cream and I am in orgasmic heaven.
Yep more food! Now I have not bought a Twix, Snickers, Topic etc all year. If I have chocolate now it has to be homemade. So it is a case of melting some very good quality high cocoa solid chocolate and add to it some or all of the above. If I’m feeling a bit naughty I might just put a few mini marshmallows in. I keep this in the fridge for my daughter and I because we deserve it; give it a go it’s delicious.
Day At The Hairdressers
New look for me. I have finally decided to grow out my undercut on the right-hand side. So my lovely hairdresser Hamish parted my hair from the opposite side to usual and used the length to hide the undercut until it grows out. I also had a root smudge which I do like and have been thinking about for a while now. Glad I went for it though I needed an image update and restyle.
As you can see the above photo shows the root smudge/Balayage better. This was the day afterwards.
Adult Colouring Books
I can’t recommend these books enough. When I get the felt tips out I just calm down so much. My head stops racing, my heartbeat slows down, and it stops me stuffing my face with crap. It is almost like meditating. I just get lost in the process and before I know it it’s bedtime. Give it a go; release that inner child you really won’t regret it. You can get so many different types so you are sure to find something suitable. Great to give to people as gifts too.
I absolutely advocate these books for people suffering from anxiety and other similar mental health issues.
So tomorrow, I am due to have a massage as part of my daughter’s assessment – can’t wait for that one. So will catch up with you tomorrow.