Should be a good day.
Bex, Matt, Dante and I are off to Onehunga today.
Matt wants to go to Dressmart, and I want to go to the Sewing Machine shop, they sell fabrics and fat quarters and little scraps that are ever so handy for applique.
Should be fun.
I took a video of Dante's reaction to the view on top of Mount Victoria yesterday, as it was blowing a lot, there is quite a bit of noise from the wind:
ABOVE: as you can see, Dante was having a blast! I think he was really enjoying the enormity of the view, everything he could see and THE WIND!
Cos it was very windy and he seemed to love it.
He's such a little love.
Anti-depressants. I'm weaning myself off them. Have been for about two weeks now. I'm doing it 'the right way'.
I usually take two pills before bed, for the past two weeks I've only been taking one and I've felt OK.
No massive tummy aches, no feeling dizzy... NOTHING. So in another week I will cut that one pill in half and see how I go.
I'm convinced my weight challenges are not helped by taking anti-depressants. Anyone else know if this is the case?
I'm on Amitriptyline... but not for much longer!
I am really hoping getting off it will help with the weight... cos I'm sick to bloody death of my weight. It goes up, down, up ... and the up's are more than the down's.
I so want it to stop.
MARIA: don't run for cover! You are probably right. And thanks for the link to yet another fabric shop!
Onehunga: when we got there is was bitterly freezing outside and raining... and I had to walk 3 blocks with wind and rain pelting me. Wasn't nice... but I did get 4 lovely fat quarters from Sewing Machine World. In blues, cos I'm low on blues.
Matt got some really lovely clothes so he's a happy chappy. Dante got sunglasses. He looks adorbs.
I met up with Lynda there too... we had a good yak in fact. I'm vowing to get myself out there more and try and not be so 'home based'.
Life will be so much better if I actually start living it for myself and Stew. (and B & G of course). All the rest of our family have their own lives now and if we see them GOOD, if not... so be it.
As Lynda said, I can't keep stressing over every little detail .... I have to let go.
So I am.
Lynda said "Where's the new fridge photo?" ...
ABOVE: That grey thing was on the bottom of the fridge, and it's now a great thing to play with for Dante.
ABOVE: These are the 4 fat quarters I got today. The top right one is from the same 'family' of fabric my Dresden Plate quilt is made of... so I just had to get it.
I've come to the realisation I'm not only an emotional eater, but I'm also an... emotional shopper. *sigh*
Well, it's been a quiet afternoon and evening. I felt pretty ikk all afternoon... stomach churning type of stuff.... but mostly due to me emotions I think.
We all went out to Carl's Jnr for dinner, even Dante ate a burger! It's expensive, but their food is just so nice.
I am happy to say relations between me and certain daughter are back an even keel. There is just something about mother/daughter relationships... they can't really be broken forever.
I know that she will be so much happier in Tauranga, and she has promised to bring Keera back here to see her Grandparents fairly often.
That is how I want things to be now. Grandchildren brought to US for visits, not us visiting them so much any more.
We want to be more 'traditional' grandparents.... having them visit us, coming for visits, then going home again!
End of Day: feeling like a limp dish rag. Just all emotioned out.
Is there even such a word? *smiles*