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Wow! this week has gone by faster than any other. I missed three days out of the middle with an intestinal flu like symptoms. I’ll just remove those three days from the week and find something to share about the two days left.

Susanne at Living to Tell the Story has encouraged us to look into our week and pick 5 things to be thankful for, blessings as they are called. So join us in a weekly FFF as we express ourselves for what we are blessed.

Friday’s favourite five #31

1. Winter sleigh rides. Although I didn’t get any exercise this week at all I did take in a sleigh ride. This week the couch and I became best friends as I spent 3 days there being sick. Monday I was fine they should have put me out behind this sleigh and made me run that would have made up for the week. Oh well, I’m feeling a tiny winy bit better today, at least I’m at my computer.

2. Electric throw. This past Christmas I received an electric throw. Lets just say it was a well used gift this week.

3. Well water. I moved away from our family farm house in July of 08. I just love the water there and every so often I go over and fill up a jug. Over the past two months the kids have been filling up two water jugs and bringing them over when they come to visit because I like the water. The house is up for sale and the joke is that we will have a conditional to sale that mom can get drinking water.

4. A blog a day. I have tried to maintain a blog a day for some time. I believed I needed to keep the interest in order to keep the reader. In an earlier post I wrote about this and got a lot of email responses to how you felt on keeping up with blogging, it couldn’t have come at a better time. Again thank you for sharing this with me, because over the past three days when I was sick I never once felt guilty of not being here. However the French Gardener was thinking he would have to take the reins and come on board this am, but I’m here. Not for long as I need to rest again, but I’ll get caught up on my reading by the time the week is through.

5. From the French Gardener.
Physiotherapy, especially when covered by medical insurance. For a couple of years I have been struggling with shoulder pain. I finally decided to talk to the doctor about it. He sent me for physio. The therapists were great and very thorough in examination and explanation. After 10 days of being faithful to their recommended exercises I would say 80% of the discomfort is gone. When spring arrives I should be in great shape to resume my gardening duties.

Starting the week off right with a sleigh ride.

It turned out to be a beautiful cold crisp evening, thankful for the hot chocolate afterwards.

I’m privileged to be here, to share and read. I’m thankful to Susanne for hosting Living to Tell the Story and I’m going to see her right now, you can too.

xo, cindy


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Best described in Norton Juster’s “The Phantom Tollbooth” as being lost in the doldrums.

Do you get the JANUARY BLAHS? Most of the days feel grey, the skies seem grey and everything just appears drab. It can be hard for some people to get back into a routine after they have experienced the excitement of the holidays, the food, family and friends you only see once in awhile.

Monday was a grey day for sure, the ski, clouds, and feeling was all around.  Sometimes I wonder if this seasonal affective disorder is from the lack of sun or could it be a let down from the holiday.

Either way some people feel they have a lack of energy, they are not able to complete regular daily tasks, sort of similar to depression. A sure sign is when someone is agitated easily or irritable in their everyday life.

Do you ever get to the point that you feel irritated? Easily agitated by simple things others do around you? Did you pay attention to see if it is around this time of the year?

RID THE BLAHS. First accept the blahs, ya,  give yourself permission to celebrate that this is a reoccurring event and then lets celebrate.  You have finished the pies, cookies, cakes and overeating of junk food, enjoyed a less active life, dabbled in a few drinks and now you need a kick start to overcome the blahs.  Start by drinking plenty of water. Get enough sleep at night. Walk in the day cold or not. Get off the couch put on some music and dance. Make a job jar to pick from each day. Take some extra vitamins. Eat healthy high fiber more vegetables in your diet. Take the time to celebrate that we are almost at the end of January.

Best of all when someone invites you out, accept the invitation, I did and look how much fun we had. (camera/computer works today woohoooo I got pictures for you)

Get warm inside so you can go outside.

Load them up.

Away we go.

Ya! Mum, mum “cow, ses”

There is always something crisp about snow shadows.

Heading home.

Memories they are what you make them.

Thanks for coming along on our sleigh ride.       xo, cindy


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