It's no secret that life is looking up for me right now. Even though A is away, I am coping, and coping well. In years gone by, when A has been away, I have not been happy. It's not that I am happy that he is away, because I'm not, but I am happy that I have not let him being away get me down. (Have I confused you yet ?)
Before, i.e. in past years, I would have really shrunk into myself, probably curled up into a ball on the couch and waited for A to come home. I didn't have the courage to do more than go to the local shopping centre to get the groceries, the library and come home again. I certainly wouldn't have gone out to meet people I had only met online. This has changed. Partly because K has given me the courage to do this but also because, as I have gotten older, I have worked really hard on worrying about the things I can change and leaving alone the things I can't. Sometimes I get it right - sometimes I don't - but I'm working on it none the less.
So - I got a little off track here (what's new I hear you say !!). Anyway, I landed up staying a bit late at work tonight because I had a hair appointment at 6pm and there wasn't much point in going home only to have to turn around not long after getting home to leave for the hairdresser. I stopped in at Target to get some more knickers (as you do) and then was sitting at the cafe outside, pretty much wasting time until 6pm.
I tweeted -
kal20m : Hanging around waiting for 6pm hair appointment - what colour to choose ??? Red, caramel, blue ? (K's choice is blue !!)
thebumpiestpath : polkadots :)
kal20m : I will ask and see what she could do
thebumpiestpath : double dare
I had been sitting at the hairdresser for a while - she chats a lot and it takes her a while to get started - and my phone beeped. Normally I wouldn't check it but as she was then looking up some charts - I checked it - this is what I found :
thebumpiestpath : Check out kal20m she has a new look!
Well, I absolutely cracked up - my hairdresser nearly wet her pants she laughed so much - 5 hours later it is still making me smile !!!! K laughed heaps when I showed her this when she got home from SES.
Thank you Jules - you made my night !!!!! (Also made the choice of not going blonde easier - I'm thinking that it doesn't really suit my skin tone - LOL !!!)
I don't want to turn into one of those really happy people that can be so annoying - because they do annoy me sometimes when I come across them - people who I think - gosh, is there nothing wrong in your life, but, having said that, life is really good for me right now. Yes, A is away, but it is teaching me to be more independent. Do I miss him ? Absolutely - but I don't feel quite so much like I am missing an arm or a leg, like I used to when he was away. Does it mean I wish he didn't work away from home ? Absolutely - I can't wait for the work he is doing to be closer to home. I believe that when the work up Northern Queensland is finished, they are moving down to Coffs Harbour - but I can live with that - it is certainly a lot closer than bloody Townsville !!! Do I believe that they will work in Coffs Harbour after Northern Queensland ? Not bloody likely - because, as we all know, the company he works for couldn't organise blah blah blah..........
We are planning a holiday to Tasmania in August - work is going well - my health is certainly on the right track - there is heaps that we have to work on for A's health but I know that we will get there, provided he is prepared to work at getting healthy. I am going to start working on my exercise because that is the next step for me - and I am going to set realistic exercise goals. What I used to achieve will not be used to measure what I am achieving now because this is a new exercise regime and I am going to treat it as such.
On Saturday I am meeting Judy from Australian Inspirational Women and, while we haven't met before, I just know that we are going to have a great evening.
This has been more of a rambling post that I intended it to be - what I really wanted to say was a HUGE THANK YOU to Jules from The Bumpiest Path for such a wonderful present - it really made my week !
Have the best week that YOU can !
TFTD : Life becomes a lot more fun-filled when you remove negative people from it.
(YAY for all the positive people in my life - THANK YOU !!!!)