While my husband has been in Sydney this week I have had quite an up and down time. I hate how whenever I seem to have a wonderful day (and mention it) it is quickly followed by a horrible day where things go wrong one after the other. I half laughed about it with my daughters after the crazy morning filled with tears, tantrums and screw ups (all mine). We agreed that it just keeps us aware that life is full of ups and downs.
In the spirit of finding the gratitude among the ups and downs my gratefuls this week are:
Frozen grapes – still – I am highly addicted and at times this week nothing else seemed appealing. One night I actually ate a bowl of these at 8:30 for “dinner” followed by a bowl of vanilla icecream with flaked almonds at 10pm. Not my best meal this week, but it certainly cooled me down and satisfied whatever my body was wanting.
Having a classic meal that everyone loves now- I followed that dinner with our healthy meal of fish, cous cous and broccoli the next night. Eaten at the dining table, us three girls together. After years of struggles with Alice’s eating it is a pleasure some days to enjoy new foods that she has accepted this past year.
Vacation care – today as I write this I am experiencing my first day completely alone since November. I have kept the house silent today with just the sound of my typing and the fan blowing on me. One day to get some work done (cha ching!), get a little organised, breathe in the silence and exhale the stress and hormonal mess that is stirring inside me.
New information – while overseas on holiday we happened to catch a segment of Dr Oz playing next to the breakfast area of our hotel. It caught my attention because it was about cholesterol meds. I have been on a statin for years now and went on them only begrudgingly after pressure from my doctor. I have long suspected they were one of the causes of my health issues and I am now reading The Great Cholesterol Myth and preparing to meet with my doctor about going off my medication. After years of striving to keep my cholesterol levels low it was eye opening to read this “A cholesterol level…(160mg/dL) has… been linked to depression, aggression, and cerebral hemorrhages” (plus loss of libido which is mentioned later). Thank you for basically describing me. So much to take in with this book but my eyes are open wide and I am grateful for that random moment that brought it to my attention.
What are you grateful for this week?
Find your simple,
Linking up for 52 weeks of grateful over at Village Voices