Monday, 18 January 2010

If you’re living on the edge, you’re taking up too much room!

I sit here with the telly blabbering away incessantly, my main squeeze is compiling a shopping list for oriental type grub and I really fancy chocolate ice cream. Sadly it’s yet another item of food that has been relegated to the forbidden list. I’m seeing an old friend in a couple of weeks who has had diabetes for as long as I’ve known him, so I may pick his brains about how he copes. I remember him once saying that he even has to be careful with something as innocent as a grape.

I know that I prattle on a bit but it’s still a bit of a shock, I’m never ill, ok I get the odd cold or my back plays up now and then. But my last sick day was about 8 months ago. I surprise myself really, my managers are always going on about the fact that they eat healthy and exercising and blah blah blah! But they’re often off because they’re sick or their children are ill. Before I continue I must stress that I think the world of my managers, I couldn’t ask for better employers, they also have the most adorable kids. My rant here is the fact that they are so often ill. From the way I see it, living a healthy lifestyle should make you healthy. Here’s me, overweight, over 40, living on a diet of tea, sugar and lard and I’m never, well hardly, ill. Ok so I have high blood pressure and diabetes, but that’s my fault. It’s down to the way I’ve lived my life. Yes, if I scoffed less in the way of fast food and more in the way of green grub I wouldn’t be in the condition I’m in. But hey what’s done is done, is it too late to change? Probably not. The big question is do I want to change? Well that remains to be seen.

On a brighter note, I’m emotionally healthy. I have a wonderful girl in my life, and she cares deeply about me, and I feel the same way about her. I have some remarkable friends who do not judge me, when you consider that some of them have seen me at my lowest and most ridiculous. So I thank my friends for all the support they’ve given me over the years. You know who you are! I also wish one in particular a safe and happy journey on the road to his new life. I will miss him when he goes, I know that we don’t speak much, but he knows that I’m always about should he need me, all he has to do is pick up the phone.

It’s funny that eleven months ago things weren’t very positive, and I was heading down a very steep road to a very dark place. The realisation came when I went to bed at night hoping I didn’t wake up and I was almost angry with the fact that I had woken up. I felt as though I served very little purpose. But that all changed with the arrival of, oddly enough, Obi Kat at first. Then things between Tea and me grew and well the rest is history. It just goes to show that you never know what’s around the next corner. So I’m glad that I didn’t give in to some of the thoughts I had a few months ago.

A bit deep this one, probably not a good idea to publish as it may give a few people ammunition, but this is, as I often point out, my blog space. So if you don’t like it, naff off!

So all in all I’m a much happier bunny than I was and my life has taken a turn down a new road that appears to lead to a brighter future. So here’s to the future, raise your glass and wassail!

Until next time dear reader(s).

May you find a large slice of the happiness cake, with marzipan and icing? Yummo!


I’ve just seen on the telly box that channel 4 are going to run a documentary about the recent cold weather the blurb on it is “Early 2010 has been one of the coldest winters in Britain for decades. This documentary examines what has happened and why, the consequences, and what weather we can expect in the future.”

Um let’s think about this for a minute, it’s January, we live on an island just over a thousand miles from the Arctic Circle. The wind for the first two weeks of the month was coming from the north east, and a region of high pressure was sitting over the north Atlantic. As a result of this it got cold! Can we expect this kind of weather in the future, well DUH! This reminds me of a time when I was waiting for a bus, two elderly ladies were having the standard old persons moan about everything from the price of tea and small yappy dog food. I overheard them talking about that year’s summer, 2007. It had been particularly rubbish, it rained, a lot! Anyway one of the old dears pointed out this fact, the other agreed that the weather had been terrible but then ended the statement with the words, and I kid you not! “Someone really should do something about it!” ok first off, who? secondly, what?

Predicting, sorry, forecasting the weather is sketchy at best. In reality any forecast can only be accurate for 24 to 36 hours, beyond that there’s little point. Weather patterns are the finest example of the chaos theory you’re ever going to see. The best forecasts I’ve ever heard were from Jeremy Paxman and a KMFM dj. Paxman had been told that Newsnight was to include a weather forecast at the end of the show, much to Paxmans chagrin, but he soldiered on and his forecast went something like this. “it’s April, what do you expect!” the dj advised his listeners to look out of the nearest window, he then said that it would be like that, in this case slightly overcast, for the next hour at least. I read on a friend’s blog a week ago that the ecomentalists are no longer worried about global warming, as the recent weather is a clear indication that we’re heading into a short ice age. Well here’s a bit of news for you regarding ice ages. As long as there’s ice on the planet, we’re in an ice age!

Ice age implies the presence of extensive ice sheets in the northern and southern hemispheres; by this definition we are still in the ice age that began at the start of the Pleistocene (because the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets still exist).

Right, I'll put my soap box away for now

ta ta.


Uji, Angel Izzy, Ziggy, Angel Bean, Hiro and Momma Tea said...

It's strange and wonderful how eleven months can change our lives hunny, I never thought eleven months ago I would ever trust a man again or even contemplate letting one into my life and my heart again. Then along came you and for the first time in my life I know true unconditional love so Thank You for giving me that and for restoring my faith in the world again but most of all Thank You for loving me the way you do.
I love you very very much and cannot wait to be Mrs W.
x x x x x x x x x x x x x

Sue Banks said...

Anyone could be a weather forecaster here in Milwaukee in the winter.
This is all it needs.........
Today, tomorrow, next week, next month.......will be bloody will also be snowing or not snowing.
Job done.
Glad you have found a happy.
You both deserve one.

Unknown said...

6 months ago I was heading down that dark alley as well. I did the same as you - found someone who's life was changed by someone else and was shown that life really is worth living. :-)