Friday, 26 July 2013

26 July 2013

Today I read that one of my favourite bloggers is bored with blogging.  She is taking a break from her blog because she feels like she has lost her voice.  I will miss you Tori.  :-(

Whilst I symphathise with her I also read on the post that she feels she has diluted her personality in order to try and please more people.  Maybe that is the problem. 

When we try to please too many people we don't stay true to ourselves.  It is harder to keep up the pretense of the "other" personality, the one where we keep our true feelings and thoughts to ourselves, and talk in a broader and less specific way.

My heart goes out to Tori.  It must be hard to have so many followers and feel pressure on keeping them all happy.  My little blog is read by a handful of people. Very rarely does anyone comment, so I don't feel like I am having to please anyone, since you haven't told me what you like and what you don't like.  I hae no pressure to please the masses, I write this little blog because i want to.  I share news about the plays I see, the music I listen to and the films I watch.  I share pics of the places I go to and the things I do.

But I share it because I want to.  Not because my last post about the cinema got the most comments.

I don't know how I will react if people start reading my blog and I get followers.  Maybe I will be like Tori and feel I have to tone down my personality in order to please more people.  But maybe I won't.  I don't know.

All I know is that I will miss checking in and seeing what she has written. 

Tori, find you voice soon and hurry back.

I want to hear you. 

I want to know your opinions.

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

24 July 2013

Last night me and R went to the Lyric theatre in Belfast to watch a play.  I knew very little about it before I went, and R knew nothing, but he trusts me so we went or it.

The play was called Tuesdays with Morrie.  It has been a book, and a film, now a play.

It was AMAZING.

It is filled with laughter, tears and life.  The overwhelming message from the play is live your life now.  Don't have regrets. Don't try and leave things til you are older, or til you have more money, or more time.   Don't wait until your deathbed to say all those things you wanted to say.  Just do the things you want to do now.  (Obviously don't get yourself into stupid debt).  Say those things you want to say.

The main character in the play is dying of ALS.  Lou Gehrig disease.  His mind is still brilliant but his body is shutting down.  He tells us how he attended a funeral for a friend where he listened to everyone saying nice things about his friend, and decided that he wanted to go to his own funeral, so he could hear the nice things people would say about him.  So he had a living funeral.  BRILLIANT IDEA!!!

Me and R loved it.  We talked about it all the way home, and when we got home.  I talked about it today in work.  It was that good!!

Tonight I have a date with a girlfriend.  We are going to the cinema to watch World War Z.  I have a feeling it won't be as moving as the play was!!

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

23 July 2013

I dunno what to do.  I am bored in work, but I have a job.  There isn't that many jobs out there and I am very grateful to have my job.  I enjoy it.  I feel that I am good at it and I help people.  Its just that there is not enough work and I spend a lot of time online, bouncing about different websites/blogs/facebook/ebay and amazon.  R is going to divorce me if I don't stop spending money on stuff we don't need.  (Not really, but you get my point).

I don't want to just leave my job.  And I don't know what else I want to do.  I work in admin.  I am a medical secretary for a team of doctors.  I have a teaching degree.  I have some skills in wordprocessing and other admin skills.  I am good on the phone.  I can communicate clearly.  But I just do not know what I want to do.

pppffftttt

How does a person decide what they want to do when they are already grown up and should know, and should in fact be doing it. 

I can't exactly go to a careers advisor and ask what type of job I should do when I grow up. 

Meanwhile I faff about online and do my work off and on throughout the day.  If I did it all in one go I would be finished by 11am.  Then I have all day to do nothing....oh, I don't know.

What do other people do all day?  Do I just work too fast?  Is this my problem?  Should I be taking my time over every single thing and drawing it out?

help and advice here is appreciated.

Monday, 22 July 2013

Forgotten password

I missed u all.

I couldn't remember my password to get on, and for some strange reason I couldn't remember any of my security questions to get a new password. 

But today I did it.

I got my blog back...PHEW!!!!!

Monday, 15 July 2013

July 15 2013

 There are times when everything is so busy that it is nice to sit back, take a moment to relax and say thank you.  Whether you are a believer in a higher power or not, you should still take the time to say thanx


We live in a gorgeous world, filled with gorgeous things. 

Step back once in a while and look at it. And say thanx. 

Monday, 8 July 2013

July 8 2013

This weekend has been manic.  On Friday me and R were off work, so for fun we drove to the Mournes and climbed a mountain or two!  Now admittedly there weren't amazingly large mountains, but they were mountains.  Way to go me.

On Saturday the weather was so good I sat out in the garden.  I did a bit of weeding.  But mostly I read my book, the paper, and listened to music.

I didn't feel so bad just sitting about since I had went to the gym on Saturday morning.

HOWEVER

On Saturday evening we went to my sister's house.  My youngest sister graduated this past week so we celebrated.  To be honest i celebrated with the wine enough for a few people.  It all went down far too easily, and well, on Sunday morning my head was throbbing.  I lay around all day Sunday feeling sorry for myself. 

On Sunday evening me and R and my friend joined a group of friends at Tyrella beach for a campfire and singalong.  Hillspeak played for us as we sat around eating toasted marshmallows and enjoyed the scenery.

Brilliant end to a brilliant weekend.  



Wednesday, 3 July 2013

July 3 2013

Baby girl did my nails today. They are super cute. 
What do u think? 

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

July 2 2013

Went to the gym again yesterday..big surprise I hear you all say.  Well I got weighed and measured and have lost another 2lb since last week.  :-)  Yay for me.

I have lost 3inches off my waist since the end of May too.  :-)

I still have a long way to go.

This body is by no means beach ready, but looking back over old pics I can really see how far I have come.

I am not quite ready to post before and after pics.  I figure that will be when I get to a decent weight and size, but that day is coming a whole lot closer.

R and baby girl are so proud of me.  I am proud too.  It has taken time and a lot of work, but you know what, time passes anyway, so why not do ssomething with that time??

The girls at the gym have asked if they can do a before and after spread on me too.  I said yeah, but just not quite yet.  Maybe once I lose another 3 stone.

Did I tell you that in 4 lbs I will have lost 3 stone.  Thats nearly 19 kilo or 38 lbs I have lost since January.

What else has been happening?  Not much actually.  R went out last night to go-karting with his friends from work.  He came in 15th out of 16 people!  As he put it, too many years of safe driving for him to act silly on a track.  I think he liked it tho!

I am going to Pirate Golf on Friday evening with some girl friends.  Crazy Golf with pirates, fancy dress optional....well that means I am going in my jeans.  No dressing up for me.

I hope you have a great day.  I know that news of my continued weight loss has made me have a great big smile on my face.

Monday, 1 July 2013

July 1 2013

Hi all,

what a weekend!!!

Gym on Friday, gym on Saturday morning, dinner out with friends on Saturday followed by cocktails with friends, meeting R and all going to a gig (for more drinks) and great music!!

Sunday was me lazing about watching WAY TOO MUCH TV and then making dinner in time for R coming home from work.

My life rocked this weekend :-)
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