Day 3 – Just an ordinary day

Day 3 for me was just an ordinary day. A lot of people returned to work today including Andrew. This morning I made pancakes for breakfast and decided to use gluten free flour so that Katie could have one. I’m not sure if it was me or the flour but the consistency was very lumpy and I didn’t really enjoy the taste. Katie didn’t even have one so I could have used my normal wholemeal flour. Never mind, live & learn.

My picture today depicts what I was doing thus morning. I am a very well organised person and can’t live without a detailed diary. My father bought me a new Filofax for Christmas but much smaller than the one I presently have in order to try and condense all my information so I spent some of the morning transferring my information, that was, until a phone call from a dear friend caused me to stop and listen to an upset voice who clearly wanted someone to talk to and was happy that I was the one she chose to call. My friend is 10 years older than myself and struggling with the medication she is on causing increased weight gain. She is trying to get off the medication but it’s causing her so much angst and anxiety that she really is unhappy. Is it worth being this way or having the few extra kilos and being happy? We spoke about this for a while so she could vent her worries and concerns but she knew she had to pull herself together as it was her mothers 90th birthday. As best friends we do what we can. I texted her later in the day and she was better with appointments made for later in the week for professionals to guide her.

A trip to the bank took longer than expected as everyone I’m sure was headed to the shopping centre due to the rain and caused me 20 minutes of car park searching. I deposited some money into our holiday/saving fund and whilst this was great I was a little down as I do not know what I’m saving this money for. I love having a goal and striving towards it but at the moment we are very confused as to what that goal is.

This evenings meal was a slow cooked vegetable ratatouille. A clean meal but not one of my favourites. The family vibes were not great tonight. Thomas returned to soccer training so he wasn’t around and Katie for some reason was not herself. She took herself off out for a good few hours and returned for tea very quiet and kept herself to herself. Obviously there’s something going on but she’ll let us know or deal with it.

So today was a day where I felt a lot of emotion occurred. In my life and that of  many other woman this is normal. Today I was a wife, mother, best friend, listener, thinker &, worryer. Most days you get a combination of these emotions sometimes a lot more. We as women have to deal with them all as best we can. As today’s title suggests “just an ordinary day”!


Day 1 – The start of my 365 day journey

This blog starts as one 366 day journey ends. I have been inspired throughout the year by my daughters “A Photo A Day” blog. Katie has given us an insight to her 2016 year. The blog featured many travel experiences she had as well as her personal feelings and thoughts, everyday occurrences and sometimes historical facts of something she may have encountered. Living so far away from her family it meant that we could be closer to her and enjoy her journey with her. A simple photo of a cup of coffee gave us pleasure that she was having down time.

Now that her year has been documented I would like to take over and give readers an insight into my day to day life. I will try to make it as exciting as I can but purely an honest account. Let’s face it I am a 53 year old ! But, I’m hoping this is the year that becomes exciting and eventful and you get to be part of that too.

2017 here goes………….

Day 1 – We saw the new year in quietly with friends. New Year Celebrations are not what they used to be – who agrees?  After a slow hot start to the day (not enjoying these hot/humid days) we decided to take a trip into the City, what for we didn’t really know!  However, we strolled, wandered in & out of shops, chatting constantly, we spoke of upcoming plans & trips but not really cementing anything in particular but we do have a scope in which to work from. A couple of changes to our lives were discussed so let’s wait and see where they lead.

Late afternoon/evening was spend having dinner with friends. Friends are so important and must not be ignored.  This year I will try to incorporate as much time as I can into catching up with friends even if it’s just a quick coffee.

I would also like to point out to whoever may read this blog that I have four real passions:- my family, travel, cooking & dance, in no particular order. My blog will be based around those four passions so I hope you will enjoy reading them.

Everyday I will post a singular photo to accompany the text (if I remember to take the photo). Today depicts what I am proposing to do for a good percentage of the year. I have “clean eaten” before and have definitely benefitted by doing this but things got in the way and slowly I found myself back to where I was. So, from today I will try again and extend the period of clean eating, let’s see how I go….