Saturday, 11 February 2012

Groovy Mums

Yah-dah yah-dah Groovy Mums - you know what it's all about by now - & if not have a peek at the marvellous Kate On Thin Ice's page - she is a wonder! Here's how I am responding to this weeks challenges...

1. Body – What are you looking at? What can you see differently? On a practical level, how is your eyesight and eye health?

What I look at, is similar to what Kate has said, I look at the walls of the house far too much. Most days I don't leave the house at all, I don't even step outside & this is not good. Currently, I'm on the up & despite feeling the usual entrapment I like a lot of the other things I see. My wonderful family & I do like what I see in the mirror (when I make the effort to put on a layer of slap). My biggest problem at the moment is that I have about three outfits that make me feel good & nothing else. This is something that I would like to change, but as always when money is an issue & I can barely afford sale stuff it's not going to be a quick fix! As for my eyesight, I think it's pretty good, or at least I have the right prescription for my contact lenses!

2. Mind – How is your mental health? Are you stuck or if you think really hard, can you find ways to improve things for yourself? What can others do to help you?

Well, as I've said above, I'm doing okay. I feel a little like the insides of my mind are torn in two. Good & bad & these are coexisting at the moment, possibly even teetering a little, but I would like to shed the bad if I could. I've got support from my family, but my biggest problem currently is that I can never find the time to see friends or get away from the children & this is making me feel tearful as I speak.

3. Spirit – What memories are you making? What would you like your legacy to be?

I'm making some good memories for my children though not as many for myself. I want to banish all tears that I have infront of my kids, but I am finding it hard. I am fragile but I don't want them to think of me like this.

4. Blogging – Do you think people miss you when you don’t blog? What can you learn from that?

I'm not sure, perhaps. Though I feel as though there isn't much point in blogging if I have nothing that I feel is interesting or worthy to say & I have trouble forcing this. I'd like to make sure my new blog - Pea Green Pantry - gets up & running. I'd like the starting point to be the planning & execution of my Eldest's 4th birthday coming up this month.

5. Special Days – Valentine’s Day is a week away. Do you acknowledge it? How do you show love on that day or all year round? Who loves you?

I never really have before. I've always pretended that I didn't care, but really I would love to feel that somebody would spoil me regardless of what I said or how much I protested. I've never been with someone who had such inclination, though I do like to give on Valentines day, it makes me feel good, though nothing OTT. I must say, I did receive flowers (for the first time ever) on Valentines day last year... the problem was that I was only casually dating the guy & had decided that it wasn't going to work after I met my now OH. Oops!

6. The Big Question – This is the challenge that is supposed to help you to reflect deeply. This week’s is …

What good are you doing?

 I'm not sure what good, but I suppose I care for my girls & my man & I give what I can, but I know I could give lots more & am working on it. Sorry I don't have much more to say on this...

1 comment:

  1. Number One - you do loads of good for me. I sense a bit of a kindred spirit and that helps to sustain me. Hence, why I stalk you on Twitter.
    You have had a very eventful year so shock may be playing its part a bit too mental health wise. Or maybe you are like me and will always veer around a bit. But we are both ever so lovely really dahling.
    I intend to come over to Harrogate at some point and whip you and another Groovy Mum out for afternoon tea or similar.
    We are all in this together which I think is absolutely fabulous.
    Thanks for taking on all the challenges. Gold Star for the party girl in the corner.


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