Tuesday, 26 January 2010


i've not posted a here in a while as i'm feeling a bit 'blah' right now and this scottish weather does not help! even before the onset of me/fibro i suffered from a wee bit of 'sad' every winter anyway. right now i am trying to be kind to myself and find cheery ways to get me through to spring:

+ money is tight but i really want to treat myself to a wee cheery up!
+ lots of comfort food helps! like healthy hearty home made soup, stew's and big bowls of porridge.
+ lots of soy hot chocolate (nice with a touch of chilli!)
+ snuggling with my kitty's.
+ nice warm bath's full of rose oil that i got as a much welcomed pressy.
+ looking at inspiring images on flickr including all the amazing one's that keep being added to my hyggelig happy group like this one above from yokoo.
+ short walks during daylight ours (before 4pm!) no matter how achey or fatigued i feel.
+ reading a good feel good book or blog.
+ keeping creative - i'm meeting up with a good friend this week for a wee crochet session!

what help's you keep cheery during blah days?

Saturday, 2 January 2010

happy talking twenty ten

i'm back! i wish you all a very happy and as healthy as possible new year! im looking forward to spending some time here on this little blog this year sharing the ups and downs of life with cfs/me and fibromialgia. i have a few little plans and ideas.
i like to start each year by getting a new diary which i call my 'happy talk' diary. i fill it with good stuff, things i'm grateful for, nice things: a chat with my best friend on the phone, a beautiful walk, something that made me laugh. many years ago i realised that my diary concentrated on the bad stuff that happened to me, and it only made me bitter and resentful when i read it. i decided then that if i kept a diary it should just be full of the the sweet things in my life.
last year i was not very good at filling it in, i don't know why (brain fog, fatigue? and that i record some of the good things here instead) as i had things to be happy and grateful about. this year my resolution is to try and jot things down daily. that way i can look back on it when i am down or feeling sorry for myself and remember: it isn't all bad.