Things right now are a combination of stressful, depressing, happy, busy, exciting and overwhelming. I’m feeling very ‘flittery’ and I’m not quite sure what to focus my attention on, so I’ll start writing this post and see if I can finish it tonight! Challenge accepted!
James is head down bum up managing UNI and full time work as well as putting up with me and my multitude of projects….
We are getting married in less than a year now (can someone let me know when they find that time I seem to have misplaced. Ta!), so we should be booking things in… We have a venue and I now have a dress, but that’s it. Oh actually, we have tried to meet with some celebrants and even tried to book one but NO ONE RESPONDS TO US!? Why…. at this point I’d be happy even if they said ‘leave me alone! I don’t want your money!’… at least we could move on right?….
One brother has brain cancer and is scheduled for surgery in two weeks (in another state!) and my other brother seems to really dislike the fact I even exist….
I think I said the F word in front of my Mum for the first time on Friday because of everything (I’m not a big swearer at all but I have been lately)….
I’m wondering what it means for me at work with a restructure occurring….
I have lots of homework to catch up on….
I’m watching my Mum & Dad get older everyday (Dad turns 75 next month!)….
I’m thinking about my crafty business plans and lack thereof….
My friends dog is not well…
Anyway, enough rambling and feeling sorry for myself – to other, much better and brighter stuff!
I ordered my wedding dress last Friday and it was WAY less painful than I expected! I thought it would be like shopping for a used car or house and the associated dodginess/pressure that comes with it….. it wasn’t, phew! I celebrated with Mum by having coffee and cake afterwards then browsing some shops 🙂
I finished my MindSpot treatment course last week! It was actually REALLY GOOD! I’ll show you my results because I’m pretty happy with how I’ve progressed. I’ve come away with some very useful and practical tools for managing anxiety, I just need to keep practicing them and be mindful. Some of the lessons were on thought challenging, managing the physical symptoms and unhelpful behaviors. I hope that by sharing this with you will help spread the word that free help is available for those suffering from anxiety or depression. If your not sure whether you need help, you can take the brief quiz or do the online screening assessment and take it from there (that’s what I did). I couldn’t recommend this course enough!
I bought a PowerTube sensory ball because I still haven’t booked in to see a remedial massage person, so in the meantime I’ll DIY to try relieve the tension held in my neck and shoulders. I look like a bear scratching my back on a tree when I use it – So good!
I’ve been enjoying colouring in this book – I wouldn’t say it’s relaxing but it is fun!
We are off to the Melbourne Comedy Festival Roadshow on the long weekend for some much needed LOLs (yep I just said that..)
Oooh and I’m getting my hair done this week!
P.S. I really, really want to show the world my wedding dress but I’m going to try and keep it a surprise, plus it will be altered a fair bit once it’s arrived – think waltz/ball gown length, champagne colour, lace and tulle, 1950’s Audrey Hepburn style…….
P.P.S. I’m sorry if you were mislead into expecting recipes for ‘Poo burgers’ in this post…