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"You can have the results you say you want, or you can have all the reasons in the world why you can’t have them. But you can’t have both. Reasons or results. You get to choose."


Susan Carlson

Monday, August 9, 2010

Me things

Me thing #1
Did I mention how wonderful it was to have a husband who supports me in being me?  Yesterday I mentioned that I wanted to decorate the top of one of our wooden trestle tables to use in my exercise/painting room.  These currently cannot be used without a table cloth as I painted them in white ‘milk’ paint some years ago and everything both sticks to and marks the surface.

My ideas were:
  1. Cover the top in photos and pictures and then a sheet of Perspex
  2. Wallpaper the top
  3. Cover the top in photos and pictures and lacquer


Well it seems that a Perspex sheet will set me back about $100.
It also seems that wallpaper shops are in short supply where I live.
So I am now the proud owner of a can of water based lacquer and some new brushes.  And lots of pictures cut out of my magazine collection.

And this all came about because my ever so supportive husband happily went from shop to shop yesterday with me to gather the information and finally the lacquer.  Proudly calling me ‘his artistic wife’ to various shop assistants.  With accompanying husbandly eye rolls of course. 

When I told him how wonderful it was to be so fully supported in just being me he became even prouder. 

Today at lunch I am going to hunt down more sources of paper, brochures etc to use to decorate my table top.  I have decided against photos as they already cover one wall of my ‘Fiona Room’.  I plan to get many many bits so that I can lay it all out and choose the ones that appeal the most.  Lacquering them on will mean I will be stuck with my creation for some time!


Me thing #2
I am booked in to have a treatment (Tuesday 6pm) with to have my upper cervical spine aligned.  This is based on a recommendation from my GP who has also had this done.  If even a few of the things that is may fix are fixed I should feel much better!  Some of her patients have had lowered blood pressure, reduced ADHD symptoms, reduced back and joint pain…  any of those would be great!  It is not cheap.  So I am really hoping it works for at least one or two things.  Then again, cheap is relative.  Much cheaper than our dog who we no longer have.

Me thing #3
I have lost the weight gain the scales showed last week.  1kg (2lb) in 2 days.  Shows you that scale numbers are very arbitrary!  Cos I did not make any changes that I noticed.  I really do love this way of eating.  And losing.  Last night I also did a lot of stretches.   I got the mat out from my wardrobe and put it in the lounge.  It is ugly and messy but when it is out I use it!  It is something I need to do for me.

Grateful List
Today I am grateful for many things:
  • Getting in touch with my creative side
  • My husband
  • My family and friends
  • My boss and colleagues
  • Our cat who makes me laugh so often

2 comments:

cmoursler said...

What a sweetheart. Have fun re doing your table and congrats on losing that weight.

Sib said...

Great post Fiona. SOunds like you're in a good place right now (*_*)

Monday, August 9, 2010

Me things

Me thing #1
Did I mention how wonderful it was to have a husband who supports me in being me?  Yesterday I mentioned that I wanted to decorate the top of one of our wooden trestle tables to use in my exercise/painting room.  These currently cannot be used without a table cloth as I painted them in white ‘milk’ paint some years ago and everything both sticks to and marks the surface.

My ideas were:
  1. Cover the top in photos and pictures and then a sheet of Perspex
  2. Wallpaper the top
  3. Cover the top in photos and pictures and lacquer


Well it seems that a Perspex sheet will set me back about $100.
It also seems that wallpaper shops are in short supply where I live.
So I am now the proud owner of a can of water based lacquer and some new brushes.  And lots of pictures cut out of my magazine collection.

And this all came about because my ever so supportive husband happily went from shop to shop yesterday with me to gather the information and finally the lacquer.  Proudly calling me ‘his artistic wife’ to various shop assistants.  With accompanying husbandly eye rolls of course. 

When I told him how wonderful it was to be so fully supported in just being me he became even prouder. 

Today at lunch I am going to hunt down more sources of paper, brochures etc to use to decorate my table top.  I have decided against photos as they already cover one wall of my ‘Fiona Room’.  I plan to get many many bits so that I can lay it all out and choose the ones that appeal the most.  Lacquering them on will mean I will be stuck with my creation for some time!


Me thing #2
I am booked in to have a treatment (Tuesday 6pm) with to have my upper cervical spine aligned.  This is based on a recommendation from my GP who has also had this done.  If even a few of the things that is may fix are fixed I should feel much better!  Some of her patients have had lowered blood pressure, reduced ADHD symptoms, reduced back and joint pain…  any of those would be great!  It is not cheap.  So I am really hoping it works for at least one or two things.  Then again, cheap is relative.  Much cheaper than our dog who we no longer have.

Me thing #3
I have lost the weight gain the scales showed last week.  1kg (2lb) in 2 days.  Shows you that scale numbers are very arbitrary!  Cos I did not make any changes that I noticed.  I really do love this way of eating.  And losing.  Last night I also did a lot of stretches.   I got the mat out from my wardrobe and put it in the lounge.  It is ugly and messy but when it is out I use it!  It is something I need to do for me.

Grateful List
Today I am grateful for many things:
  • Getting in touch with my creative side
  • My husband
  • My family and friends
  • My boss and colleagues
  • Our cat who makes me laugh so often

2 comments:

cmoursler said...

What a sweetheart. Have fun re doing your table and congrats on losing that weight.

Sib said...

Great post Fiona. SOunds like you're in a good place right now (*_*)