Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Wonderful weather for the beginning of summer, in recent years the start of summer has been very damp.
Wimbledon has usually been the signal for lots of rain and once it really starts it would often go on for two weeks just like Wimbledon itself.
It would also rain on St. Swithin's Day which meant forty days of rain so basically often that would be the end of dry summer weather.
This year is different and the 21 to 22 June has been very pleasant warm weather, be nice if it were like this all year.
Sadly not in Northern Europe which has in the past been very damp during the summer months something which can get me very upset.
Can get the half empty glass way of thinking instead of the half full glass which I do prefer.
It is amazing to see that perspective has a huge influence on us, guess because we are such emotional creatures.
Have really noticed that if I want to change how I do things I have to do it quite mechanically in order to learn the new behaviour and to start to imprint it on my mind.
Then when it has become something I am used to, when it has become a habit I do not need to make sure I do it anymore.
Was even like that when I decided that I would do my best to live in the moment this moment and enjoy all I can.
Had to initially remind myself that was what I was doing, almost had to say to myself '' enjoy this now ''
Certainly noticed the positive effects on myself but more importantly on Richie and everyone else in my neighbourhood.
Am amazed that looking back now can see that it was actually relatively easy to learn a new habit.
A habit which is good for me, also learned to ask for what I want, and ask clearly, found out that friends appreciate it.
Makes everyone’s life easier and that good feeling reflects back around so everyone benefits twice and more.
Richie just fed me three strawberries from our strawberry plants, they were small but packed full of taste.
He also told me that the tomato plants were doing very well; he was reeking of tomato as he stood next to me.
Really exciting seems our potato plants are doing excellently too, hope the pepper plant does well too.
Well summer is bursting out all over hope the temperature does not go too mad as then the MS symptoms go abit mad.
Guess that will mean time to put the fan on constantly.
Have a good day I intend to, Marianne will be around soon with delicious things from the Suriname Snadwich Shop.
Will be getting a roll with pom (stewed chicken and cassava) and one with bakkeljauw (saltfish) and both with lashings of pepper sauce and a tin of sorsop or guava juice.
Really looking forward to it very much.
Best bit about today is that I did not wake up until pleasantly late at 10.30 and then my pain was quickly helped to subside with the application of several bags of thc and the baclofen, arm and leg exercisews and leg massage and a beautiful ripe Pakistani mango.
Richie is making lemonade and the dog biscuits he made earlier are in the oven giving the dogs who are waiting in front of the oven hope that they will get some soon.
Life in short is good today.
Have a great day.