Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Sunny Days and Blogs.

Peruvian Art

Sunny day today again, it has been pleasant here since last Thursday, today it is about 22 degrees, weather which is comfortable.

Nice to hear the mellow sounds from outside, can hear the blackbird, he sounds very laidback and relaxed singing in his backyard.

Soon be time for the World Cup noticed again how exciting it gets at the end of the football season, which always happens at a gallop.

One minute it is the end of January and plenty of time and next moment it’s near the end of May and the final gripping games are happening.

This year Chelsea won the FA Cup and League and Blackpool went back up into the Premiership for the first time in 39 years since 1971.

Very exciting and good games too plus all the fun of seeing Jose Moriniho's team Inter Milan beat Bayern for the European Cup.


Had a lot of pain this morning, my arms are so stiff first thing when I wake up, hate the way any movement triggers off lots of arm cramps.

My arms get folded over my chest and clamped tightly together which is difficult to prise apart.

Takes me about 20 minutes to half an hour to finally get my arms stretched out and above the covers.

Then slowly I can get my hands to grip onto the trapeze hanging over my bed, as soon as I am able to hold on and lift my shoulders off the bed I start to do my arm exercises.

Really noticeable that once I have done the arm exercises that I can use my arms and hands and they are no longer stiff and painful.

After Richie did my leg exercises and massage and I took my baclofen pills, we drank a cup of tea together, and then I am keen to check on my mail and write my blog post for today.

Since I stopped eating chocolate right after Easter it has become more noticeable in my face that I am no longer adding layers off fat around my face.

It was getting to the point where my individuality was being lost, now a month and a half since my face is becoming mine again.

Feel pleased with myself for recognising what was happening and stopping the behaviour right away.

Did the same with tobacco and then with smoking weed, both of which I stopped without tapering off.

Not easy to stop a habit, it was a daily thing to smoke and recently to eat some chocolate, often after dinner and desert.

Then the shock and horror as I almost did not recognise myself, know that I could have refused to accept the truth and carried on eating a couple of pieces everyday.

Glad I accepted the truth and stopped, which was not easy to do as everyday there comes that chocolate moment.

Still had cravings so I started eating apples and other delicious fruit instead which is so much better for me, and I enjoy it much more.

I am feeling better and looking better and best of all I am beginning to enjoy my appearance again and putting on bits of jewellery and perfume.

Would like to give the One Lovely Blog Award to the following blogs:

Juli @ Beautiful Downtown Monterey, Louisiana left a comment on yesterdays blog post good to meet a new blog.


Other blogs that I recently found recently are;

Daily Athens


Curry in Kadai


Lovin’ Life




Pencil to Paper


Rustic Ranch


The Smitten Image


Say It Isn’t So


Where To Vegan


Vanilla Kitchen




Gina Castle:Traditional Batik On Silk


MS Affects Loved Ones Too
Hope you will enjoy these blogs too.


Anonymous said...

Quitting anything cold turkey takes a lot of determination! I quit a lot of things cold turkey and found it was very difficult at first...but it's all a mind game really. I'm off chocolate too now, and caffeine. Mostly sugar, although I still do like it in my decaf. I'm also off red meat, just because I have digestive issues, but it turns out that I'm eating a lot more healthy fish so that was a good thing! I'm so glad you're wearing some jewelery again! I started to wear my rings and necklaces again recently for that same reason, I feel better about myself! Wonderful! :)
I hope tomorrow's appointment starts the into-your-chair-summer-extravaganza!!!! :)))
Have a great day Herrad!

Stephany said...

Hi Herrad,

Once again, wise words from you. Always tuned into yourself, and very self-aware. Thanks for sharing it with us.


Herrad said...

Hi Rain,
You are right stoping right away is difficult but I think that stopping little by little is even more difficult.
Never worked for me.
Wearing my jewellry and perufme again is great.

Hi Stephany,
Thanks for your kind comment, glad that I manage to be aware and honest with myself.

Thanks you two special friends for your visits and comments.
Have a pleasant afternoon/evening.

Kris said...

Herrad, that Brussels photo of the flower carpet you just sent is amazing! Thank you for sharing! Hope all is well!

Herrad said...

Hi Kris,
Glad you liked the flower carpet.

Nancy said...

It takes willpower to give up the little things that brings us pleasure. Glad to hear you are enjoying jewelry and feeling better.

Herrad said...

Hi Nancy,
Haaving always been told at home that I had no will power I am constantly surprised when I do have it.
love wearing perfume and a nice top and some jewellery.
Its good fun.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for the award. I'll be posting it to my blog and making sure I check out all of your other recommended blogs too. You have a kind heart and I appreciate your comments. I have put a link on my own blog to yours as I believe you have a lot of great posts for others to read. I also love your appreciation of art. It's a really nice intro to your posts. Thanks again

Herrad said...
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Herrad said...

Hi Hayley,
Glad we met and also that you like the award.
Intend to visit yuo often hope others will too.
Have a pleasant day.

Hilary said...

Thanks for the email, Herrad. It's never easy to give something up cold turkey but you're right that in the end, we make things more difficult for ourselves by tapering off. Still, I'd miss chocolate.. perhaps an occasional indulgence? Nice to know though that you're back to bedazzling yourself with jewelry. :) Thanks kindly for the award. I'll place it into my sidebar slideshow. Much appreciated. :)

Herrad said...

Hi Hilary,
Thanks for your visit, glad you like the award.
Have a good day.

vanillasugar said...

hello! well thank you for the award! i loved those pieces of artwork. i love basquait, and pollock.
and you know it's good to listen to your body when it tells you it craves something--that means you are deficient in that certain vitamin.mineral--seriously.
since you have MS make sure to get high quality (and lots of it) fish oil.
many thanks again!

KALVA said...

OH !! So thanks for the award!! Lovely art!!

Kris said...


Thank you so much for this award. I really appreciate it. Hope all is well. It's HOT today!!

Herrad said...

Hi Vanilla Sugar,
Great to see your comment, I am happy you like the award.
Loved your blog, great pictures and food.
I get alot of fish in my diet but thanks for reminding me of the importance of fish oil.

Hi Kalva,
Good to see your comment tool, your blog is another of my favourites.
Love curry and coconut, tamarind , lime and scotch bonnets are my favourites.

Hi Kris,
Pleasure glad you like the award.
Enjoy visiting your new vegan blog, looks like a well balanced diet.

Thanks to you three lovely people for coming by and visiting my blog.