Thursday, 30 October 2014

X Marks the spot

Alphabet Thursday time , there was a time when I wouldnt have missed this Blog for anything but thenI kind of had a blogging melt down.
I was only getting comments on Thursdays and come on please dont call me shallow we all like feed back don't we?

So why does X mark the spot then I hear you ask well its to let you know that I am back into blogging there have been big changes in the last year and blogging is my new haven and escape from family life.
I have even purchased a new laptop to make my blogging happen on the go. I tried on my ipad but never managed to sort it out.
In the future I hope to blog daily with a theme for example Thursdays will forever be Alphabet Thursday well as Long as our dear teacher is well enough to keep going .

Ok this is the best picture to describe X . I have actually had one of these this year on my knee waiting for surgery .
I am now heading over to Miss Jenny with a rosy apple to apologise for missing so many classes . See you there.

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

One week on

Hello again well so much for writing daily don't think I can even say much has happened to keep me busy and away from the laptop.

I have made a few decisions though one of them is to join Slimming world again  I have taken out a 12 week membership this time and whilst I am happy to waste money on chocolate I am not happy wasting money in a membership plus the fact of the matter is that if I don't lose weight I cant expect to get help from the medical profession unless i prove i have tried to help myself.

I decided that I would go to a group on a Monday apparently Monday weigh ins show the greatest weight loss and for me I wanted to use Monday weigh in to help me not to treat the weekend as a free for all.

AT my weigh in I am ashamed to say I weighed in at 289Lbs that was clothed at end of day but even so still way to much for my 5ft 11in. My ideal weight would be 182lb that's 107lb off for now I am not looking at the end picture I am looking at the everyday goal of not eating crap.

The crazy thing is I love eating healthy food I am not a huge fan of Chips or crisps , biscuits and cake are good but I don't have them in the house  to be honest I don't have chocolate either but I do go and buy it.
Anyway let me get real  no more kidding myself , when my head is in the right place I actually can succeed .
Yesterday was day 1 a tough day to start as it was my son's birthday and we were going out for dinner.I chose wisely and had a good steak and salad.
cheese , slice of toast apple grapes and a small piece of birthday cake.I also had 3 pints of water two coffees and a couple of cups of tea with no milk..
I purposely did not stand on the scales this morning .
So that's where I am up to .
See you next time .

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

change of season

hello again  for a long time I have been thinking about blogging again well that time has arrived.
I have a new laptop and so blogging will be easier , once I have figured out how to us the pc well enough
Since August I have spent much time praying and thinking about my future. I have had to accept that I am not going to be physically NORMAL, this has involved me revaluating what I should keep in my life and what needs to go believe me it has not been an easy process.
SO what have I kept ?
well my faith is number one followed by family but I have ditched trying to find a soul mate if God intends me to be in a relationship again God will put me in the right place at the right time.
Anyway let me continue I have for 35 years worked with children in one way or another this has inevitably meant that my day had a routine around the school day 9ish to 3ish every day with regular periods of time off.
SO where does that me to now ?
It has led me to decide that I need a routine in my life .
Allowing for my ability this is my week
Monday------Art club am  this is where I can socialise with like minded people and maybe learn to be better artist.
This was my first weeks effort
Tuesdays-----is possibly a trip to Bidgemere  with my daughter in law and grandson plus my daughter with the two children she nannies  occasionally all three daughters will be there , it is lovely to be close and share time together .
Wednesdays ------ this is grandson day to be honest it is actually a very easy day I arrive at their home for 8 15 about 9 Hannah arrives to pick us up and we head off to Gardening club where Becky takes control and I get uninterrupted relaxing time then home for lunch nap then their Mummy arrives home time to chill.
Thursdays ---- hopefully sewing/crafting days
Fridays ----- catching up with friends day
the weekend is a case of see what happens with Sunday church .
The above is the plan but can be flexible .
so as you can see this is my plan oh forgot to add Drs appointments have to be fitted in but thankfully they are not to often at the moment .
I am planning to blog daily and will be looking for refreshing ideas  will gladly accept your ideas .


Friday, 30 May 2014

Letter of apology

51 Not over the Hill 
Granma come child minder
market Drayton
Thursday May 30th 2014

Dear Mrs Matlock,
I am writing this letter on behalf of Tracy  AKA THE LIFE AND TIMES AT EDEN HOUSE .
Tracy is scared to write herself as she missed the last couple of her film favourites and now has come to this round nine of Alphabet Thursday  late .
I know that she was planning to do words for this round I personally think this is an Absolutely Brilliant idea as she has such a good command of the English language.
Anyway Before anymore excuses are made I will sign off and once again apologise for her absence .
Tracy promises to return next week for letter C .
Au revoir I am just going to deliver this or you at your blog Jenny ,will have a peep at. What's been said so far.
God Bless
And Bye for now
Tracy's iPad 

Thursday, 24 April 2014

Lights camera action Catch up .

Ok I really do not know where the last few weeks have gone .
I have missed S,T,U and V of round eight of my favourite blog so instead of my previous format this time I am just going to list my own personal favourite films.


Saving Private Ryan 

This is a 1998 film set on the beaches of Normandy,France depicting the Omaha beach invasion 6th June 1944 .
A few years I went to beach with family and we then watched the film it made it all  so much more real.


Ok if you are a regular reader you will know that I have had the dilemma on a weekly basis of films that have 
at the start of the title .
So this letter is any number of films .
The sound of music being my favourite.

Not much choice here so gone for Uncle Buck way back in 1989 Just a good wholesome comedy.

For this one I am going back to 1961
Voyage to the bottom of the sea. 
I seem to have a vague recollection of watching.

Wow I have caught up mm now what can I go for 
Watership Down - 1978  now where have those years gone, maybe that's due for a remake.
Wallace and Grommit  - always a good film  started in 1993

So that's me all caught up.
Not very colourful and sorry no pictures.
I promise to return to normal service next week.
Please pop over and see Dear Jenny over in class.