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Focusing on the good

This week I have been nursing a migraine and feeling a bit blergh.

So I thought I’d write a post on what we did when hubby was off for a couple of days last week. I think its helps to remind myself of the good things that happen.

On Thursday we went to my Mums for bonfire night, my eyes can’t really deal with the contrast of light outside at night so I went indoors to eat and chill. I actually felt pretty relaxed which is new and when hubby told me I had been out for 2 hours I couldn’t believe it! I almost felt normal! So amazing!

The Friday we had an awesome day, it started out with a huge cheesecake being delivered to my door, sent from my best mate.

Then, that afternoon we went for a drive, hubby mentioned he needed to pop into town and drop me off first, I felt led to offer to join him he was a little shocked to say the least (believe me it was a surprise to me too!) So he pulled up and I walked down the street to the shop with him, bought myself a poppy (something I used to do every year before I became ill) and we walked back.


While I was walking back, tears were streaming down my face, I couldn’t believe how wonderful everything was, I kept stopping to look into shop windows and dragging hubby across the road to look at stuff, it was pretty amazing. I wont lie, it was really hard at first because the traffic was so loud but it really did bring home to me how much I appreciate being out as I don’t get to do it much. The world is a beautiful place!

When we got back the power was out in the street, I was a little worried at first but I soon calmed down and we put some candles on and just chilled out together, it was  almost a shame when it came back on (after a couple of hours) and then we had this for tea:

Fair food! I got upset the week before as, once again, I was too ill to go the fair, I really really miss going, so hubby bought it to me. He even made me a cuppa in polystyrene cup!

So that was hubbies time off, we had a pretty good day Sunday too as he went apple picking and I got to finally meet the in-laws puppy.

I have to say looking back over the last 6 months,  I can’t quite believe how much has happened. I have managed to do more in the past few months than I have managed in years, I see my family regularly and I have even managed to cook for myself a few times! I am seeing more Drs (I developed a huge fear of them after everything that happened) I have grown some food, been into a few shops. I can’t quite believe it. I have no idea what is going to happen but I do know since I decided to let God take over things have markedly improved. I used to feel so useless to the world but I know I am anything but to the Lord. 🙂

God Bless everyone and if you are having a bad time,  I hope you manage to find something good to focus on today.



So after some heavy blog posts I thought I would share some lighter things with you today 🙂

I stopped doing my gratitude lists when my work load got heavy late last year, one of the many things I was unable to do which ultimately made me worse again. So I feel its time to start this again, its all the sweeter now I know who it is I have to thank! 🙂

So here are some things I am grateful for at the moment:

1: I had a visit from my nephew today, he is growing up so fast and was a big ball of happy energy, such a pleasure, made me laugh lots!

2: A successful crop of potted veg. Not just because we have some wonderful food that has come from our garden but also I was able to see this through, from planting to watering and then harvesting. I can’t tell you how amazing it feels to actually see something through to the end and not been forced to give it up part way. I thank God for these little projects that are slowly building up my confidence and belief in myself.

3. Gestures of kindness, the lovely Claire offered to send me a magazine to read as she is aware that they are a bit of a rare treat for me. She sent me a crochet magazine I haven’t been able to read yet.
4. Making bath bombs with my sister. I will post more about this soon as its on my bucket list. It sure was a lot of fun!
I feel so blessed to have these moments and memories, I have a lot to be grateful for in my life as each day brings new blessings. I am so grateful for the people in my life, for the food I eat and my home 🙂

What are you grateful for?

God Bless!