Sunday, January 31, 2016

January 2016

Over the next few months I'll be catching up on the 7 months I went AWOL blogging,with lots of photographs and just a little journalling :)
 I struggled last year with major feelings of inadequacy and then I heard both these phrases on the same day so made my own little meme for 2016 :)
 Leonie Dawson Shining Year planner. This was quite hard, but actually it helped me really take stock of my health - and since this I've already lost 8lbs and 5" around my middle thanks to the Whole30
 Planning - incorporating the Bullet Journal system, Leonie Dawson diary, and Whole30 (to say nothing of work, Ella, fostering, shoes and 101 other things!)
In November I had the most intense pain ever. For the first time in 25 years I actually asked Jeff to take me to A&E! Thankfully it passed but left me jaundiced! Scans and blood tests confirmed it is an unhappy gallbladder. And today saw the Consultant who says it needs to come out - which was fine until I saw this cartoon and now I actually feel sorry for it LMAO! 
 Thought it was time I updated my profile pics - took Jeff too many attempts but we got a respectable one in the end - hmmm, grey hair sneaking through, I suppose was bound to happen!
 Been using the trains more recently, which makes for a much less stressful journey for my head and my foot, except when you see that train - yeah that one right there - and you realise it's leaving the station and you have a half-hour wait in the cold and dark!
 Went with Jeff, Ella and Joy to our annual trip to see the Quince Players Pantomime - as good as always :)
 Photograph from Ben - so envious!
And another one, boys with their Landlady's dog :)

8 comments:

  1. It's that the best cartoon ever? I love Sad Gallbladder, he's soooo cute. I've ordered the plush of him that will be delivered this spring. Sorry you are having issues with yours though. :( That's a great picture of you!

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    1. A soft version of him - I could be tempted :) and thanks! xx

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  2. Sorry about the stones. So painful. And yes, that's a good shot of you.

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    1. Hi Alex, didn't realise how common it is until you start talking to people. And thanks :)x

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  3. The landlady's dog looks quite at home with the boys... Which says a lot about them ;) Glad you're starting out the year so positively! Here's hoping 2016 brings you all sorts of good stuff. Stopped by from the Lost & Found hop to say hi :)
    Guilie @ Quiet Laughter & Life In Dogs

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    1. Thanks for visiting Guille! Will be stopping by tomorrow for your blog hop :) x

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  4. Hi Susan - gosh I'm glad they realised .. my mother had that challenge and had her gall bladder out - made a world of difference.

    Good luck and then 2016 - will be full steam ahead. Love the photo of you .. it's good to get a nice one .. cheers Hilary

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    1. Hi Hilary, long time no so! Glad the op worked for your mum, and yes, looking forward to enjoy 2016 without feeling permanently uncomfortable!

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