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Same from me Woody
Andy -hope you're better today and you have a good Father's Day with the family. Same trip for me this morning. Doesn't really get easier though does it?
Love to all Dads for today
Woody - yes , you may be gone some time! Glad the weather's holding up for you.
Morning all. So glad you are feeling better today Andy - enjoy your treat tonight.
KEF, you have it so right about the good memories - it's what makes sense of it all.
No gardening today as I am off to Woodgreen! WW, here I come !!
Eat lots of cake chick!
Morning all, damp day again today. I wasn't just photographing weeds yesterday.
Hopefully that link will lead to the set I made.
Blackest, beautiful pics, I can't wait for my roses to open. Thanks for sharing.
Blackest - i can almost smell that mint! Wonderful pics
Seems I missed some good photos yesterday. Will try to catch up later.
Good Luck Woody - envy here for those able to go and visit all the gardens. Hope Chicky gives a full report
Yesterday was agood day, saw lots of animals, a couple of celebs and managed to buy a large square, heavy, black planter for my Rhodo 'Elizabeth' been looking for ages.
That then is todays job to clear and level soil, make a gravel base and put planter on it. As is so heavy will have to fill it in situ
Hope it won't need moving afterwards
Morning everyone. Still got everything crossed for WW. Getting a bit awkward now.
I'm sure that many of you will think me odd but I have never returned to where my parents and son are. I find it too upsetting. I think of them every day and only have to walk round my garden to be reminded of them as certain plants I associate with each of them.
Well, I've had my brekkie FG. Toast today. Have a day of fasting ahead of me, so if the other members of this household want to eat, they know where the kitchen is.
Tina, it's natural I think.. Our way of,protecting ourselves.
I would not look at,photos of my young sister because they evoked sadness. However, I needed to write a book for,her daughter....born just 18 months before her mum died so not "knowing" her......and I had to look at the photos. It's good to confront these things sometimes, TIna. Time soon passes doesn't it and only a few weeks ago I gave my niece her mum's book, 17years later.
Maybe a visit to where your parents and son are may be therapeutic??
Day of fasting Permission granted to do nothing, can't be working on an empty stomach. Nail the kitchen door shut, can't be smelling food and not having any.
When at college .....years and years ago....I tried to fast for one day a week. It was so,hard. ,think I managed 6 weeks or so. It takes a lot of will power but think its,probably good for your system. Good luck KEF......can I ask why you do it?
Verdun it's not me, it's Tina, she posted earlier.
ME fast !! Only way that would happen is if I got lock jaw. I still managed to eat after having 4 wisdom teeth out, was difficult but you can suck crisps.
Yep....more haste than speed.
Tina then.....do you fast for spiritual or personal reasons ? Don't think I could fast now although I have my moments about abstaining from meat
Verd we scattered some of my parents' ashes on my niece's grave. She died before her first birthday. Gives me somewhere to go on anniversaries etc but the graveyard is a 40 min drive. Gives me time to reflect there and back but I often find it hard to drive so maybe it's not always a good thing either. Still, I do it because I want to. I suppose we all find our own way of coping.
Tina- have you wired your teeth together - do you look like Hannibal Lecter?
Don't do the 'visiting grave' thing myself and don't really understand it, but I do understand that it's important for some people. My ex visits his parents' grave every Sunday morning to talk to them.
My parents are determined to be scattered somewhere on the farm, and as it's not my farm and I won't have access to it without 'permission' I don't see any point in getting attached to a place - I'll have plenty of memories without that. We scattered FIL's ashes in a wild spot where he enjoyed walking the dog - when we drive in that direction I often think of him, but I often think of him anyway.
As for fasting - I have several friends who do it twice a week - we do it too, but a bit erratically lately - must get back into it. I feel so much better when I do it. I find the trick is to drink water when I feel hungry. Up to 4 litres a day, my skin and general health improves, I have more energy and my weight is better.
Verd, I am not fasting because I want to. It's going to be a long day. I'll have something even more exciting to do later on! Got to go in hospital tomorrow for a little exploratory thingy. Just hope I'm not last on the list like I was last time. I think they take one look at me and think, 'oh, she looks like she wouldn't mind waiting', and promptly put my notes to the bottom of the pile.
Have told tthem upstairs that if I can't eat, neither can they, unless they get it themselves.
Dove, don't know how you do it. My day is governed by meal times and little snacks. Not that I overdo it these days because my stupid digestive system won't let me. I'm one of those who live to eat, not eat to live.
When I have the problem of having a cold and not being able to taste anything, I keep trying different foods so that I know when I'm better.
Fasting - oh no - we do have aveggie day though about once a fortnight and fish acouple of times aweek rather than meat which I thinkyou can feel bloated after.
Do have to have regular food though - OH has Type 2 diabetes - so needs it.
Have done the planter and everything around it - surprised how quick I managed it so have decided to plant up the border as well - will post photo if I finish (family border)
Not so much in memorian as in honour of the lot of them who I love dearly. Verdun is helping with the tricky one and Lizzie found a rose in my name which will have to wait till autumn for.
Earlier this year I visited where my Dad's ashes are (we were at a funeral) and I became very upset as I couldn't ermember where it was. Perhaps it is an idea to visit once in a while to save that grief
Bacon sarnie now - YUM - with homemade tomato ketchup
FG - good luck for tomorrow - not a lot of fun, those sort of things
Some years ago I lost 8 stones - did the Lighterlife programme - nothing but soups and shakes for 8 months, but I did it. (I'd had a health problem, an injury and a broken marriage and, even if I say it myself I'm a jolly good cook and I like cooking and someone's got to eat it )
But, a couple have gone back on - I know that it's due to working too hard, grabbing what's easy rather than what's good for me, and being too tired to do anything about it. So that's why we're doing the 5:2 fasting thing - it works for others when they're disciplined about it, so it'll work for me, and it'll be easier than nothing to eat for 8 months
Wow, that's a huge weight loss Dove and well done you. Hard work isn't it. I lost 4 stone 9 years ago at SW. Never been slim and, whether or not anyone agrees with me, I think there are times when it's in your genes. That's just my opinion!!! It's so easy for people to say, it's what you put in your mouth. Yes, it is, but for some of us, that treat puts on weight, whereas for others it has no effect whatsoever. Some folk who have never had a weight problem have no understanding how difficult it is.
Son has levelled the earth at the end and put 19 bags of rubble in front garden, ready for collection. So I'm getting there. Am wondering whether the 'travellers' would take it. We'll see.