Saturday, 29 May 2010

Friday & Saturday

I popped into town to collect the coving and I did pop to the market and the sweet stall.....YIKES!....*CRINGE*. I also went into Holland & Barrett and bought some Yogurt covered Banana Chips...TUT TUT these yogurt chips are deep fried.....Oh NOOO!!! I do believe I have fallen off the raw wagon somewhat.
The rest of the day consisted of not much else.

Today has been a very lazy day, I would have normally walked into town but because I went yesterday I didn't want to go again and be tempted by anything naughty, I don't think I am strong enough to trust myself not to go to that damn stall after yesterday's mishap so I thought the best thing to do was to stay at home.
Over this long weekend we are going to clear our livingroom and start and strip the walls, we wont need to skim the walls as these have already been done a couple of years ago.

As far as my raw lifestyle goes I know what I have to do and that is to, "pick myself up, dust myself off and start over again!!"

Thursday, 27 May 2010

Financial Thinking

Well, after all the talk about selling up we have decided to improve instead of move....for now anyway.
We have discussed and discussed this matter and we have decided that it would be financially safer to stay put for now as we only have a few year left on our mortgage, SO, because of our decision I went out on Tuesday and bought a load of good quality GORGEOUS slightly textured laminate flooring for all my downstairs area, also the coving for my living room which now only leaves two rooms to cove which are mine and the spare bedroom which we will get skimmed etc later.
On Wednesday I went and paid for a GORGEOUS antique solid pine sideboard for my livingroom. This wont be delivered for a couple of weeks so that gives us time to strip and paint the livingroom walls, put the coving up and hopefully get the flooring layed. I also bought all the flooring for the loft and I have a guy coming soon to put in two lights and a double socket up there.
Adam is going to have the spare room for his bedroom because at the minute he shares a bedroom with James. We will skim the walls and laminate the floor for Adam, and buy him some new furniture. After the loft, livingroom, spare bedroom and our bedroom are done then that will be the whole house and back garden all revamped. It has taken us some time but then we have just done so much each year over the last few year. Eventually I will have the front garden done and a double drive put in and a new conservatory built at the back of our home then that will be everywhere done.
You can check out some before and after pics around our home HERE but since these pics were done we have also revamped the boys bedroom and the kitchen, although we still need to do the tiling under the cupboards in the kitchen.

Just to let you know, we are TOTALLY ignoring the neighbours which seems to be working.

I also popped to Holland & Barrett on Tuesday and I bought all the Linwoods flavoured flax, I also bought some Beetroot Juice, I know I could juice my own but it's nice when someone else does that sometimes.

So that is the latest of what has been happening.

Back tomorrow as I wont be quite as busy running around and shopping, although I do have to pop to town to collect the coving but that is all.

Saturday, 22 May 2010

Feeling MUCH Better!!!

I have been going through a really bad bout of depression over the last few weeks. My anti-depressants had been reduced in an attempt to bring me off them but a few days after they were reduced the depression started to set in, I didn't realise I was getting worse but my OH did and he said that I was just about back to where I was before I even went onto anti-depressants....NOT GOOD! So, after my regular visit with my GP he decided to increase them back up because I obviously wasn't ready and NOW I FEEL GREAT! And I am handling things great again including the trashy, scummy neighbours we unfortunately live beside. We keep ourselves to ourselves.....BEST WAY!!
We have been thinking and looking into selling our house and buying somewhere else. This Avenue was GORGEOUS! When we bought this house and full of lovely people but unfortunately the old man that used to live across the road sold his house to a rental company and now the folk that live across the road are horrible, drinking and loud folk. The folk next door to them are complete and utter trouble makers and the guy is paranoid because he has been in prison for rape and he thinks everyone is talking about him. He started trouble for me a few weeks ago. I was talking to my sister as she was leaving in her car, I had my back to the person and so the person stood there watching me, I turned round and he started being abusive and since then he has started staring at our home and into our windows every time he is outside or passing. These folk have caused so much trouble for folk that now the only people that speak to them are the rental folk. We totally ignore them all. The paranoid person has stopped staring into our home as much, he can't stare right into our windows because we have our front garden and if he came into our garden then he is trespassing. His wife is shocking also!!! She has been asking people questions about my eldest son and spouting on about how can he afford his car? WE helped him buy his car, not that she should know because what does it have to do with her?? NOTHING!! But she is jealous as to how he can afford his car.
About a week or so ago I caught the paranoid doing the snob action and pointing over to our home, that will do me, he obvioulsy knows we are better then them!! Anyway!! Enough about scummy neighbours.

Right then, what has been happening over the last few weeks? Well, we celebrated my OH's 50th Birthday last week. We were invited to my dad's home where his lovely wife, Beryl cooked us all a DELICOUS meal!! I haven't told them I am transitioning to raw so I did end up having a Prawn Cocktail, Pork, cooked veg and Birthday cake, I/we did enjoy the meal very much! When we got to my dads home we saw that he had pinned 50th balloons up all around his living room, he tried to stick a couple to his front door but they got stuck together and burst...TeeHee typical of my dad...TeeHee he also bought party hats, cake fizzler, sparkler things and happy birthday candles, it was all so nice and lovely that they had gone to so much trouble....bless them! My dad and Beryl are such lovely people but then I am biased, but they truly are lovely people! Oh! And they bought my OH a lovely birthday present and me a peach coloured patio rose plant, coincidence because I bought Beryl a pink patio rose plant for her as a thankyou/hostess gift, so we swopped rose plants....teehee
It was our granddaughter Ebony's 5th birthday on the 19th May and it is my eldest son, Michael's birthday on Monday....all these birthday's in May.

We did a huge grocery shop last week and I have received a few raw goodies through the post also. I have also ordered a Kombucha pot, it is BEAUTIFUL!! Hand made. I checked about the lead in the pot and paint and apparently it is lead free and it is especially for making Kombucha.

I have been having trouble with clenching my teeth at night which my GP told me that it is a spasm due to stress and depression but unfortunately it has cracked a tooth...boohoo I was at the dentist yesterday to temporarily repair it and I have to go back to have it treated next month.....not looking forward to that!! Who does!! My little James came along with me for moral support...bless!

I think that is all for now so I might get back later today or tomorrow, I am going to make a good effort to get back daily....AGAIN! I need to !!