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19th-Jan-2017 07:59 pm - 365 Meme Day 19
Camera
I wish I had _____

.... a new lens for my camera, one with a longer zoom. In fact, I may decide to treat myself before my trip to USA!


The list of 365 questions can be found here
18th-Jan-2017 07:41 pm - 365 Meme Day 18
Grr.aargh
If you could do today over, would you change anything?

Yes, I would remember to take my fruit into work with the rest of my lunch! I forgot to put them in my bag!



The list of 365 questions can be found here
17th-Jan-2017 06:32 pm - 365 Meme Day 17
E.M.M.H.
On a scale of 1-10 how is your health?

I am sure you all know I am struggling.  A major chest infection, coupled with exhaustion, is taking me a long time to get over.  I have good days now, like yesterday, then this morning slept through an alarm clock and didn't wake until 10am.

However, as is often said, there are a lot of people a lot worse off.



The list of 365 questions can be found here
16th-Jan-2017 08:31 pm - 365 Meme Day 16
Jiffy - one ear up
Whats the last thing you apologized for?

Actually about an hour ago I was putting the antibiotic ointment into Jiffy's left ear, and it was sore for him (we only went to the vet this eve), and I was apologising that I was making his "poorly ear" feel even worse.




The list of 365 questions can be found here
15th-Jan-2017 06:00 pm - 365 Meme Day 15
Mum
What is your favorite piece of art you own?

Hard to say. I have nothing expensive, and a vast range of styles. However all the pictures on my wall are individually loved. I have a few favourites, including

The Love Letter by Millet (print) My copy was my Grandparents and is in a lovely wood frame, and is sepia.
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btw, the artist went down on the Titanic.

I have 4 prints of Italy that a friend gave me.

However the true specials are the paintings that Mum did. She sometimes copied pictures, but in one she painted the 5 houses that they lived in during their marriage. I often asked her where the next house would go ... but as it turned out she never needed it! It made it that much harder when she lost her sight to realise what she had lost. These aren't great photos as they were taken on my phone, so the angle means they are slightly blurred in places, and the colour isn't great, but you will see what I mean -

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The list of 365 questions can be found here
14th-Jan-2017 07:53 pm - 365 Meme Day 13 & 14
James - silhouette
13 - What are you looking for from life?

I honestly don't know that there is anything.



14 - Who is the last people to tell you they loved you?

I don't know ... Mum used to say it to me all the time.



The list of 365 questions can be found here
12th-Jan-2017 05:43 pm - 365 Meme Day 9 - 12 (Oooooooopps)
James - pointing finger
I have been a bad girl at LJ-ing ... but a good girl at resting when not at work. So haven't really opened up my LJ at all, so am behind with the daily meme. Hope to do better! Here we are -


9 - The best part of today was______

Monday - less coughing ... and I did the full 9 - 5, and still had the energy to take Jiffy for a walk when I got home! Yay, first full day since early November.


10 - What’s the hardest thing you’re dealing with?

Tuesday - I still find it hard to cope with how I am dealing with Mum & Dad's deaths. I suppose it doesn't help that it feels wrong to be planning things for my future without them being involved .... after 55 years it seems wrong to not be part of a trio.


11 - Today I wish I had more _____

Yesterday was a pretty good day, but wished I had more focus, as there was a heap of ironing .... and it is still sitting in front of me as I type this!


12 - What made today unusual?

Today, being a Thursday, I normally work 9 - 5, but the clinic I usually do in the morning was cancelled. So had a lazy morning ... had planned to get my passport sorted (but need a hair-cut!!), so finished reading my book instead.



The list of 365 questions can be found here
11th-Jan-2017 07:00 pm - No, I Hadn't Run Away!
USA
Sorry I didn't get round to answering comments over the weekend as I promised ... however I seemed to sleep for hours, and hours, so got nothing done at all.  However I have been doing a full (for me) week this week, and still feeling tired, but coping.  Saw my doc today, and she is more confused than me!!  She has ordered blood tests for everything, which I am booked in for next week.  So we shall see.  I personally think it's the last 4 years catching up with me.

However, as we are all hoping to post 3 postitive things, I must remember that I am back at work, and doing the full 3 1/2 days that is what I am booked for.

Last week I saw Rogue One with Claire.  We had a good evening, and glad to say Claire enjoyed it, even though she is not a Star Wars geek.  So, a lovely time, we had dinner first, so a nice evening, and it was on my day off so I could sleep a lot!!

And my 3rd thing is that I have scared myself in that I have emailed Annemarie (in N.W. USA) to say I would like to visit.  I am part excited, a lot panicing!  I am hoping to arrange time with her, then to visit San Fransisco for a few days .... well, providing I can keep positive, and get my passport renewed!)
8th-Jan-2017 03:34 pm - 365 Meme Day 8
James - who me???
Who are you in love with?

Ha, ha


The list of 365 questions can be found here
8th-Jan-2017 03:26 pm - Make-Up Takes On New Meaning
Vampire Spike + full moon
A Third-cousin (!), has just sent me this video -



WARNING - don't watch if you don't like puppets
7th-Jan-2017 07:34 pm - 365 Meme Day 7
Christmas Tree + James
Who last called you on the phone?

Literally Christmas Day, when my friend Christine (from Church) phoned to wish me a Happy Christmas.

The list of 365 questions can be found here
6th-Jan-2017 04:03 pm - 365 Meme Day 5 & 6
Star Wars
Sorry I missed yesterday, but could add that to a positive post ... Claire and I went to dinner and then went to see Star Wars : Rogue One. I enjoyed it, but what was also great is so did Claire ... and she's not really a Star Wars geek. So obviously as a stand-alone film for her it was well done, even though she missed a few in-jokes.


5 - Can people change?

Characters, etc ... Sadly, I don't. I know that we all can change, but sadly I think that most people have an in-grained nature, that makes it hard to alter their attitude.

However I do believe that with faith, or similar, a burglar/murderer/etc can change ... providing they have good support.


6 - What made you smile today?

Didn't have work, so could get up later!! That's enough to cheer anyone up!



The list of 365 questions can be found here
4th-Jan-2017 08:17 pm - 365 Meme Day 4
Dad
What is your best memory of last year?

I had some truly special times with Dad .... I have posted the pictures before, but this one of us on Father's Day is just so wonderful. I was trying to get Dad to look at the camera and we had such a long laugh.

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There are other great moments, but these moments still make me smile, as I think of them.


The list of 365 questions can be found here


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Yes, I'm all behind with replying to comments, I know. I aim to catch up over the weekend. I am back at work, but struggling with tiredness, as well as still a bit of a cough. Today I left 1 1/2 hours early ... but just so glad to have stayed that long. Back again tomorrow.
3rd-Jan-2017 12:05 pm - 365 Meme Day 3
Do Not Disturb - James!
Are you content?

Yes!

I tend to let things roll over me, which sometimes bury me, but it does mean that I tend be content.  I am overall an optimist, but I also tend to think that there are a lot of things that I can't change ... but it just means that I am calm and content!

The list of 365 questions can be found here
3rd-Jan-2017 11:57 am - Positive Thoughts Week 1
Gym quote
A few of my friends have done posts reminding us at that despite problems and upsets, there are still so many positive things, so I am going to try a positive post a week.

Yesterday I went to the gym, and my trainer has increased the number of repeats on all my programme!  There was one that I reduced the weight for on the last rep as I was struggling, but other than that I managed (just).  However what really cheered me up was that I always finish with a swim and jacuzzi.  As I was swimming I actually counted the lengths and realised that back in October the first time I went I only swam ... and only managed 4 lengths, a gap, and another 4.  Yesterday, after an increased workout, I swam 10 lengths, and actually could probably have done a bit more ... so, great, my stamina is much improved already.

Back to work this afternoon after 6 weeks off.  Still coughing, and catching my breath, but I am doing an "ignore and see" ... so for me, that's a positive way forward!  Having had a lifetime of chest problems at least my doctor accepts that I will struggle from time to time ... so we are seeing how things go.

And finally, had a great walk with Jiffy this morning.  He has been a bit sluggish, which worried me, I put his older jumper on him, and whether it was that, or just he is feeling better, he enjoyed himself ... and it was great walking across frosty land.

Well I must get on, as I need to get an early lunch and change ready for work.
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