The site of: My website copy finished
The sound of: Birds in the morning
The touch of: My doggie cuddles
The smell of: Chloe perfume
The taste of: Lemon
The site of: my wonderful friend Jamin and catchup up with him
The sound of: the early morning and how still it is
The touch of: fresh, white cotton
The smell of: fresh lemons
The taste of: sparkling water
The site of: the clock letting me know the day is nearly over
The sound of: quiet in at work
The touch of: cold water whilst washing my hands
The smell of: clean clothes
The taste of: yogurt and cucumber
The site of: new packages arriving from Ebay
The sound of: being able to listen to music at work
The touch of: my two dogs wet noses in the morning
The smell of: Indian food floating through the open door
The taste of: steamed spinach and tomato with salt and pepper
The site of: Satuday
The sound of: a really honest conversation with someone I admire
The touch of: new makeup on my skin
The smell of: the sea at night time – that delicious salty air
The taste of: espresso granita with chantilly cream at Cott & Co.
Today I am grateful for:
The site of: the sun – you can feel summer coming
The sound of: the wind through the trees
The touch of: clean hands
The smell of: that slightly summer smell in the air
The taste of: curried egg sandwiches
I am back here again. A lot has changed. I will report back. Dr. Rensburg next Monday. I am excited.
One thing I’ve noticed that I wanted to share. I’m not that afraid (well just a little) to put myself back into photos as I drop weight. Even a selfie and this was one take – usually I have to take 20 to get one I am happy with. Mind you it does have an Instagram filter, but I’m getting there.
Some days, when you’re on this eating regime (see how I didn’t call it a diet), you feel alone. All alone, but supported at the same time. This photo I took reminded me of how I am feeling today.
I am down about 6kgs on and off and that is really good, but I expect way too much of myself. I need to take the time. Enjoy. Read. Recover and rediscover the love I have for my body and all it gives me every day.
Tomorrow I go on vacation near the water for three days. Alone. All by myself. I am so nervous and excited at the same time. I’ve not really done this before, and whilst it might not be a long time, it will be much needed time for me to heal and to re-evaluate what I’m doing and where I want to be going. Being sick in the middle of the year has taken it’s toll and I’ve finally realised I need to take stock, put my feet in ocean and ground myself. Literally. I have my Kindle full of books, an ipod full of music and nothing but the ocean to look at.
I will shop at the Farmers Market, eat fresh fish that have been caught the same day, find a yoga class, get a facial or massage and realise how very lucky I am to have this opportunity to reflect.
I found this post just now about the ‘Recipe for a great day’ and couldn’t agree more – let’s see how many I can tick off – but only if I want to.
- Smile at a stranger
- Wear a really silky dress
- Listen to your favorite three songs on repeat
- Gulp down your favorite drink
- Don’t consider buying a single thing, just go out into the world with total control and complete contentedness – you have everything you could ever need
- Take photos
- Write a letter to someone you miss
- Talk with someone you miss
- Ride a bike and only think about the wind on your face
- Breathe deep
Found here – fab blog – well worth a look. Pictures thanks to Aubrey Road, another blog well worth checking out.
Today I am grateful for:
The site of: fresh vegetables in the fridge for me at work
The sound of: quiet
The touch of: my boy’s soft fur
The smell of: cucumber – so fresh
The taste of: sweet cherry tomatoes