Sunday, July 10, 2005

Thank you

Thanks everyone for your kind comments and suggestions. I did try to phone Andrea on Friday but she wasn’t answering either of the phones so I just left messages telling her I was thinking of her and had wanted to say Hi. We did manage to catch up with her on Saturday when Al got a chance to say goodbye to some friends of ours which was great for all. I just hugged her and we both cried and then we sat and chatted away about nothing in particular. Every now and again she would say “Kim would have been fascinated with that” and we would move onto something else. It was good to see her. I called her today to see if she wanted to catch a movie with K and I but they were having a family gathering so at least she wasn’t at home by herself.
Kate, this one is for you because I think it will be a long one !!!! Unfortunately it is a little all over the place but my mind isn’t really focussed on anything right now.
There were a lot of snot and trane (tears) from me today having to say goodbye to Al – I am really not very good at goodbyes especially not with him !!! K has been so good – she was comforting me and hugging me and telling me how much she loved me all day – long may it continue. After we left the airport, we stopped at Logan to have our weekly muffin (we didn’t have them yesterday as we were too busy !) and bought some for my folks who were doing a market on Mt Tamborine. Boy was it cold today – the wind chill factor must have been about -1000 degrees !!!! It was just freezing. So we stopped off at my folks to see how they were doing (sadly, not very well) and stayed there for about 11/2 hours before coming home. Did two loads of washing before going and doing some grocery shopping and then took K to see Bewitched – it was a lovely, light-hearted movie – great entertainment.
K has been very good today – when we got home she unpacked the dishwasher and then emptied the bins (her two chores) without me having to even ask – WHAT A PLEASURE !!! Hope she keeps it up. She has been busy grating carrots, slicing cucumbers, tomatoes and cheese to take to school to make salad sandwiches for lunch – may pinch some for myself as it looks so good !!
On the food, water and exercise front I have been good, bad and bad !! I have managed to stay well within my points this week (a fact I am more proud of because of the week that we have had and even more so the weekend we have had) but have done dismally on the water front for the weekend and the exercise front for the whole week !!!! I suppose I can beat myself up over it or just accept that sometimes I can’t achieve everything I set out to achieve – think I will go with the second option and accept that I am doing the best that I can in the circumstances that I have (without using them as an excuse !) I am going to have some point free veggie soup with toast for dinner tonight and maybe a hot WW dessert as I have sugar points I haven’t used yet !!!
Al wanted to take me out for my birthday dinner on Friday night and I really wasn’t up to going out after the day I had had at work so we compromised and went to the Parkwood Tavern and had chicken burger and chips (only a couple). I really wanted their vegetable filo parcels but they don’t have them anymore – bugger !!!! Everyone is telling me I have to have a birthday dinner and nobody seems to understand that, while I am so looking forward to turning 40, I don’t want any fuss plus I have to work and don’t want to have to rush a meal because I have to get to work – hopefully I will be able to convince my folks that I DON’T WANT A DINNER !!! Maybe they will accept me having it on the following Sunday.
Mel, thanks for tagging me – will post it tomorrow as I still have heaps of mail to send out tonight.
This past week I had two people give me compliments – Martine called me skinny when we caught up on the day we heard that Kim had died and, my brother-in-law (whom I wouldn’t have thought would have even noticed) commented on how much weight I had lost. These are the first two compliments I have received (apart from Al who is rather biased !) since I have been back on WW and were sooooooo welcome – it was great !
Take care everyone and have a great week.

TFTD : There are things that we never want to let go of, people we never want to leave behind, but keep in mind that letting go isn’t the end of the world, it’s the beginning of a new life.


Anonymous Anne said...

Hi Linda
Sometimes everything seems to hapen at once. You have had a tough time lately! Take care and keep smiling.
Love your TFTD - it brought a tear or two to my eyes

6:04 AM  
Blogger Slim Suzy said...

Have a 40th celebration. I didn't and then I regretted it. Now I can't wait till my 50th next year. Great that you are getting compliments!

9:02 AM  
Blogger M said...

Kaitlin sounds like a wonderful, normal, teenage daughter. She loves you and knows that right now she actually has to show it because that is what you need right now. Don't worry if it doesn't last. It means shes worked out that you are strong enough for her to be naughty again :) Well done on keeping on track through such a rough time.

9:09 AM  
Blogger Emily said...

Hey Linda. Just wanted to say that you are being very brave and strong - good on you!

You deserve your compliments too, keep it up!

10:12 AM  
Blogger Jodie said...

Hi Linda, Just wanted to say I'm thinking of you at this difficult time and keep your chin up!

Compliments are a huge incentive to keep going and that all the hard work is paying off. Congrats XX

11:31 AM  
Blogger A Girl Running said...

Have just read thru your blog - gawd you have been thru so much lately and I am really sorry to read that.

The compliments you recieved really make a difference to the self confidence

keep up the good work, try not to be too hard on yourself.

I really love you TFTD

5:47 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

I agree - you are being very brave. You've had a busy time lately and I know how much I would hate to say goodbye to Joseph if he was going overseas. Just do your best under the circumstances, and that's all you can do. Just remember we are all here for you! And - to end on a positive note - yay for getting compliments!

6:01 PM  
Blogger Mary said...

It sounds like you had a good catch up with Andrea. You are a great friend to have. Gosh, it sounds the lead up to Al leaving sounds so nerve wracking and exciting. You know, I think things will be fine and I don't think you were lying. Whatever happens, he'll have given it a good go. He still has his family no matter what and that is the most important thing.

K sounds just like her mum, a good friend. What a sweety. Good on you for just accepting that you are doing the best you can during this crazy time of yours too. You've got lots of emotions to deal with and they are so far off the rickter, in terms of being close to each other. I hope you can have a big chuckle about it all soon enough. WHEN IS YOUR BIRTHDAY? And keep the compliments coming. You're beautiful, inside and out!

8:46 PM  
Anonymous Paulene said...

I dont' know how you did it.....I hate Simon going away for a night let alone to another country for god knows how long????
You are a strong women!

Cheers P

3:28 PM  

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