Saturday, 1 January 2011

New year and anniversary

Well I'm back. I hope you all had a peaceful and Happy Christmas and New Year and are not suffering too much with a hangover today.

Things are hopefully all organised for my aunts funeral now, it will be in a couple of weeks. Thats the trouble with things happening at this time of year, it takes a lot time to get things sorted, especially when there is a committee of people with opinions to consider.

This is my one year blogging anniversary. I had thought of doing something for it as I totally missed my 100th post but its not to be.

When I started last year I was really nervous, it took me about 6 months to work up to doing it. I didn't know if I would have anything to say, or if anyone would read my ramblings.

I'm so glad I did. I really enjoy it and the support and input from you all. Its lovely to chat to people all over the world who I have something in common with but also such differences. The differences are the things that make you all so interesting.

Its been a transition year for me.

I made some major decisions about my future. I started part time study and met a great group of people. I am only working on shorter term contracts that are closer to home so no more leaving home at 6am monday morning and not coming back until 8pm Friday for months, really years on end. It was good money but left me with no life.

I lost two aunts and an uncle from my immediate family. My Mum was one of 13 children but there are only 4 left now which is a strange thought.

I am learning to be kinder to myself. I'm not all the way there yet, not by a long shot but I am trying.

As for the next year, who knows, what will be will be. However, I do have one resolution. I haven't made one since I was a child but I do need to stick to this. I need to loose weight and get fitter. If I don't I know it will start causing me health issues now I am in my 40's. I'm not prepared to publicly say how much I weigh, but if I lost 5 stone I would still be overweight!

I also have to work on finishing off my quilt tops. I have 9 sitting on a spare bed giving me the eye everytime I walk into the room.

For any of you making resolutions, I hope you can find the fortitude to stick with them.


Helsie said...

Happy New Year to you Shevvy. I hope it is all that you wish for .
My mother also comes from a big family - 14 of them and there are now 7 left,my mum being the oldest now at 88.
I'm with you on the overweight front - and need to lose the same amount as you so we'll have to help eachother along. I cheer myself along with the thought that any loss is an improvement so I'm trying to start this week. Let's hope there is a change- be it ever so slight - by next Sunday!!

Shay said...

Welcome back Shevvy ,I've been thinking of you.

Happy Blogiversary!

I always think it's just as well we dont know what life will throw at us at the beginning of a year because it would really sometimes be overwhelming. Not only have you dealt with transitions , but also a huge amount of loss.

I hope 2011 is a year with less of that, aside from your weight. (I'll do something with you - I'm aiming for 6 kilos but could probably do with losing at least 10)

Happy 2011 to you!

Anne-Lise at Rag, Tag, Bobtail said...

Hi Shevvy! Sorry to hear about your aunt.
I hope 2011 will be a great year for you (maybe you'll finish off a couple of quilts) :) Each year I say I must lose weight - but the opposite has been happening - just creeping up on me! Hm! I ought to lose 10 - 12 kilos and hope to get rid of 5-7 this year. So I'll cheer you on! You can nag me :)))

Michelle said...

So glad to see you back! It sounds like you've made some wonderful realizations. Being kinder to yourself can bring only good things.