Monthly Archives: January 2015

If I can do it, so can you ๐Ÿ‘

I’ve had a dreadful time of it recently.

My reduction in steroids (my choice due to the horrendous side-effects) has had me feeling so terribly spoonless ๐Ÿด

I’ve achieved so very little each day & felt so down because of it…

But I’ve embraced the better days, like today for example, I managed to achieve a few little things – sort my mail & pay the bills, order my grocery shopping online & also buy a few crafts for my boys to enjoy at the weekends – we can enjoy some quality time together ๐Ÿ‘

It might not seem like much, but to me it was wonderful! Glimpses out from the fog of fatigue cheers my soul hugely! Days like this are special and make me smile from ear to ear ๐Ÿ˜„. A little glimpse of productivity makes me feel so accomplished and happy!

Yes it would be wonderful to get out, to live a little, but these little activities give me a boost. I’ve done something productive today ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

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More things that make me smile ๐Ÿ˜„

Taking photos ๐Ÿ“ท
Crafting with my boys ๐ŸŽจ
Lunch with friends ๐Ÿด
The kindness of others.
Beautiful butterflies.
Rainbows ๐ŸŒˆ
Cleansing with Sage ๐ŸŒฟ
My eclectic clothing & jewellery.
Remembering and honouring my loved ones ๐Ÿ’ž
My cozy home ๐Ÿก
The view from the window.
A cozy blanket.
A warming mug of rooibos tea โ˜•๏ธ
Hot soup & crusty bread ๐Ÿž
Listening to my boys laughing together ๐Ÿ˜„
Getting parcels in the post ๐Ÿ“ฆ
A hot pain relieving shower ๐Ÿšฟ
Feeling so happy I sing ๐ŸŽค
Signs from my angels ๐Ÿ‘ผ
A nap ๐Ÿ’ค
Smiling at strangers ๐Ÿ˜„

The list is endless…

Can you add to it???

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๐ŸŽ‰ Happy New Year ๐ŸŽ‰

I’m starting the year even more spoonless ๐Ÿด than usual… My steroid reduction is proving extremely tough, but I’m determined to continue to try to reduce the side-effects (I have Cushing’s, cataracts, high BP, high cholesterol, osteoporosis, severe bruising, thin cracked and tearing skin, and of course the weight gain)…

So I need a new way to deal with my day…

Hence, for the first time in a long time I’m setting g myself some goals for the new year…

(1) family meals at the table to ensure some quality family time.
(2) planning some quality family time here at home more often since I’m often too spoonless to go out, and cancel far too frequently.
(3) giving myself a kick to get out in the fresh air – for wheels on the canal, fire-pits in the garden etc., as I’m often a hermit in the winter months, but I’m sure I’ll benefit from fresh air and winter sunshine.
(4) relying on my carer to get us out more often, even if it’s just for a drive or a wander in the park.
(5) using my reading glasses, book light & kindle so I can enjoy books & magazines, despite the cataracts.
(6) finding activities I CAN do, despite being spoonless… This is a tough one, but one I will work on…
(7) staying positive, despite the too frequent spoonless ๐Ÿด days – it may have gotten harder to do things, but I won’t let it zap my spirit ๐Ÿ˜„

I’m sure I’ll be adding to the list…

What do you hope to achieve for 2015???

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