more challenges & a funeral

This has been a tough week.

My Nan passed away on Saturday and the funeral was on Wednesday.

I know the logic of planning and re-empting danger days, but you know what? There’s a part of me that doesn’t think it’s great etiquette to turn up to a funeral wake with my own food. Call me old fashioned. Whatever.

And yes, to be honest, I was more interested in grieving my grandmother than faffing about with calorie counts on Wednesday. Call me selfish. Whatever.

I’d trained hard in the morning, had a nutritious breakfast and nibbled a couple (and I mean a couple) of those little sammies they tend to have at things like that.

The in between bits were as they should be. A lot of tears and a lot of laughter.

Then I came home and toasted Nan with a couple of glasses of wine. If I’d bothered to count, I would have exceeded my quota for the day. I could also have beaten myself up about it. But the whole part of this journey this time is about being nice to myself- because I haven’t been nice to me for a very long time. And I’m worth it.

Having said that, emotion is draining and we were all drained by the time it was over.

Funerals bring out the worst in people- especially in the lead up. Bickering and petty squabbles when really the only person that matters is the one who we are mourning.

Anyways, that is all behind me.

I have a big training session planned this morning. With just 2 and a bit weeks to go before the Bridge Run, I’ll be doing the distance today. Thanks to the winter from hell (health wise) I’m still walking more than I’m running. I’m definitely walking more than I planned to be at this point in the process. But again I’m saying “whatever”…

I’ve been doing this longer walk/run each Friday for a while now. Friday nights are always our night out, and having done this first makes me feel quite virtuous. And I love the way my muscles want to settle into the mattress when I finally hit it that evening.

Full Moon tonight in absolutely anything is possible so dream as big as you can dream it Pisces. Emotions will be fully charged, but so will your fantasies and imagination- and that can be kinda cool.

I like to use this energy for visualising- you know a picture of you being and doing your dream. Just make sure that it is you in that dream and not someone who looks a lot like Jennifer Hawkins!

Categories: Daily Planets

Tags: ,

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s


Things maybe I shouldn't write about

The Ambling Blog

Don't just dream it!

But I Smile Anyway...

Musings and memories, words and wisdom... of a working family woman

Best Bookish Blog

Independant Book Reviews and More

Unfold and Begin

Embracing Life With Creativity and Curiosity

Tracking Down The Family

Family History and Genealogy

The Tiny Potager

Mindful, Seasonal Living in Middle England - with a family of seven

Where London's history happened - in the pub

Murders, plots, assignations, historic meetings - London's pubs are bursting with history.

Life at No. 22

Suzanne's Life and Travel Musings from New Zealand and Beyond

Picture Retirement

retired from work, not life

The Glasgow Gallivanter

Adventures at home and abroad

Stuck In A Rut

Seeing the funny side of everyday life

Retirement Reflections

What I Wish I Knew Before I Retired

Natalie the Explorer

Taking steps to live a healthy and enriched life

Sanch Writes

Life. Poetry. Stories. Books. Mostly Imperfect; always authentic

Behind the Scenery

Grateful for the present moment

Natalie the Explorer

Stars and Scales

Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond

Helping Women find a meaningingful lifestyle in MIdlife & Beyond

Cresting The Hill

Stars and Scales

%d bloggers like this: