Thursday, July 23, 2015

Adjusting My Priorities

Had a good weekend.  Sleep was had by all, and things seem to be moving in the right direction now.  Being a zen home, it helped to curb the often lightening rod energy of Niece 1.  Also, we do not indulge the "need" to be doing 6 things at the same time.  So when one asks to watch a movie, it is expected that one will actually watch said movie.

I had Sunday to myself, and enjoyed every bit of it.  Watch The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel in the afternoon, meditated, went for a walk, and took care of a work item.

This week I've been sitting down with those finances again and have determined that a couple of things that I'd been doing are now to a point where I consider them complete.  So, in the coming days, I'll be cancelling the subscriptions and gaining back several dollars in the process. 

I have begun what I consider, intensive work on myself.  I've enlisted a counselor, and a naturopath to help me create, navigate and meet my health goals.  Obviously this is going to present a bit of a cost.  In the long run, this will be a much better use of my time and money than being ill, and constantly overweight. 

So far, so good.  I'm on a liver supporting detox and estrogen balancing regime that started 2 days ago and will last for an additional 6 days.  9 days altogether.  This is to help take care of several items - all of which I consider TMI for this blog!

And will kickstart my health in a way I've never before been able to do.  Pesky items taken care of, I can move forward with good foods for me, an exercise program that feels right for me, and the ability to talk out, analyze, and help change the fundamental behaviours that I've identified as needing improvement.  It has been quite the discovery process with myself.  It has been uncomfortable at times.  There have been tears, depression moments, anger, grief, joy, sadness, disgust, fear, elation, trepidation, gladness, happiness, contentment, anxiety, frustration, pain, forgiveness, contemplation, anticipation, laughter, love, curiousness, discovery, awakening, enlightenment and a whole buch of other stuff too. 

It has been a journey.  It is a journey.  Finances are rolling along.  Health is going to roll along now. 

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Sometimes Family Needs You

Without going into names and specifics, I'll be spending some time starting tomorrow after work, with one of my nieces.

We're having her over to our place for the weekend because there are some things going on that have come up and her Mom, Step-Mom, Dad and Step-Mom require a break all the way around.  For some of you with children, this is the break that happens when you get to ship the kid(s) off to Gramma Camp for a week.  Only for them, it'll be the weekend. 

Lots of things happening right now, for this child.  And it is clear that all the parental units need a break.  So, they tagged us in for the weekend.  Mainly because we come with a fresh pot of patience that is just warn out for the rest of the group.

The biggest thing right now is that nobody is sleeping.  And we all know how sleep deprivation makes for seriously cranky people.  So, we are "it" for the weekend. 

Here's hoping we can figure out why the kid isn't sleeping, and help her develop strategies to get to sleep. 

Who knows what will happen.  We aren't planning anything really, so it's a relaxed, go-with-the-flow thing.  Quiet time will be had.  Exercise will be had.  Laughing and silliness will be had.  A couple of chores will get done and hopefully some zen will be restored with a mini-break for everyone. 

It should be a fun weekend.