Sunday, January 19, 2014

having fun

As the weekend comes to an end I just told my husband what a fantastic weekend I've had.

There have been lots of laughs, chat, great company with caring happy people, lots of catching up with people near and dear, conversation about others that are doing it tough, seeing people laugh and smile and have a truly great time with each other, delicious food, music, sharing, joy, genuine interest in one another, lots of focus on happy times all while we celebrated my beautiful mum's birthday.

Such an occasion brings people together all with the sole purpose of having fun.

I'm not much of a party person but I do love seeing people really enjoying themselves. My mum is a party girl so we all get to share in and soak up the happy times via her willingness to have a party.

The photo boards were up. These always create so much interest and allow you to remember parts of your life you may not have thought about for many years. Seeing the younger, slimmer version of yourself is always both a confronting and comforting!!

My mum knows how to have fun and fun is what we had.

It feels good to have some fun in your life. Creating memories that will no doubt make an appearance on the photo board next time mum is ready for a party.

Fun is energising. Fun is refreshing. Fun is fabulous.

When was the last time you really had fun?
Do you like to party?

Wednesday, January 15, 2014


Happy New Year to you! I really do hope 2014 is kind to you and yours. The new year is always full of so much promise. It feels fresh and all shiny and new. It can be a time to reassess what you might hope the year ahead delivers for you or it might just be a time to clear the to-do list and let life unfold.

I'm not a big resolution maker. I'm more the type that cleans out the pantry, sorts the linen cupboard, sifts through my wardrobe ridding it of unloved clothes, and adds pretty new plants to brighten up my garden. That seems to be my way of refreshing life for the year ahead.

So far January has been busy for us with many visitors and the odd party or two. This has caused much anxiety for my husband in trying to be social when all he wants to do is withdraw. January has proved to be a little rocky for him thus far. It's so sad to see what rattles him these days, things that he would have given no consideration to at all prior to PTSD entering his life.

The impatience, the despair, the low moods, the lack of motivation have all returned for now.

We are just taking one day at a time. I'm encouraging him not to look too far forward and catastrophise everything before it has happened!!

I'm looking forward to seeing what 2014 dishes up. No doubt it will unfold just as it should resolutions or no resolutions.

Do you make resolutions each new year?
How do you deal with someone who catastrophises life's events no matter how big or small they might be?

(It's dahlia time in my garden!)