It’s always wonderful to count our blessings in life. Today I woke up feeling ill and now that I am starting to feel a little better, I am also feeling cooped up and a little bored. So to get me in a more positive frame of mind, it’s time to blog about the good stuff in my week.
I have got my application for my passport done and sent online. I did this in the very early hours of one morning when I could not sleep. The website said the photo was not OK. It felt like the world was against me in that moment. How wonderful though to be in touch with a blogger friend online who really got me through that night. The next day I took positive action and got onto the Passport Office via Twitter. It seems the photo is OK after all so the old passports went in the post. Even there I hit a hiccup in progress as the village post office was closed for a funeral. Once again, another blogger friend stepped in to remind me it was not my funeral which helped me get over myself. The next day the post office had opened and the passports were sent off. Very soon I will have options to go where I like.
My healthy eating is going well and I am finding it easy too which helps. People are starting to notice my weight loss now which is always a lovely feeling. I really believe that I will be slim by Christmas. I get plenty of exercise here with my forest walks.
Home education seems very positive at the moment. I am making more use of educational videos and workbooks. We are spending most mornings in the sun room learning French and looking at aspects of French history and culture. I have also come up with the idea of a treasure hunt at weekends to go out and discover things for real that we have learnt about.
I have been invited to get involved in a community association whose first task seems to be around organising a music festival. I was only writing a little while ago about needing a new role and to contribute in some way to society. It is amazing how cosmic orders work sometimes even when you don’t ask in a particularly direct way.
Yesterday my daughter asked to go to the village and did really well with greeting people in a friendly fashion which she finds challenging due to social anxiety.
I went out with my youngest son during the week. Over the years I seem to have got in a habit of only leaving the house with my husband and that is not healthy really so I am ringing the changes. We had a lovely walk around the graveyard. My son hates all things religious but treated the place with such respect.
I continue to spend quality time with my 18 year old son all too aware that these times are going very soon when he moves to live with my brother. Precious memory-making now to sustain me in the future.
I have had so much kindness from people online and in the real world too in recent weeks. Despite everything, I have also found it in myself to giggle a lot on occasion. I have faced new challenges and will set myself new ones going forwards. I do believe I am starting to remember and be reminded who I was all along!