Yes, that time of year again. How, I wonder, has it all come around again so quickly? It surely was only a week ago, that Xmas 2012 was nearly here. Might be something to do with getting older, oh well.
We have had a flurry of finding the right phone for Mr T - should it be the iPhone, Samsung etc, etc. But, he has now decided to stick with the iPhone, and we'll search the Vodafone stores tomorrow. I keep out of it, I'm afraid. I love my iPhone, and won't be changing it, anytime soon. It mixes in and connects with my mac book pro, and keeps me up to date with where I am supposed to be. Don't need anything else.
What I could do with at the moment are two things. One, is the expected winter weather, please! I put away all my summer trousers and tops, got out the jumpers, leggings and boots, and what happens? Last week, the weather was a frosty -2 degrees. Since then, it has been between + 9 and 11.5 degrees! The Autumn coat is even too hot to wear, and then I see people wearing scarves. I have even put up blackout linings onto my bedroom curtains - which both keep out the light and the cold. Hence, we are opening our bedroom window, of a night-time, or we get a headache. Weird.
And, the other thing? Some sleep. For some reason I have stopped going to bed early. And, when I get there, I play games on my phone, read my kindle and/or watch telly. Then, all of a sudden, it is 1.30 am, and I have to be up for work in the morning. Put that together with me trying to cut down on my medication, and have stopped the night-time sleeper/pain killer, and you can guess the rest. This morning I didn't actually get to sleep until about 5 am, and was then awoken by Mr T at 8 am. Went back to bed this afternoon for a couple of hours, but intend to look after myself from today, and will be up the wooden hill by about 10.30 pm. Promise.
I have now been signed off by the physiotherapist at the hospital, and referred for a 3 month gym membership. My movement is so much better but, as I have not really moved for the past couple of years, I need to build up my muscle and core strength. This is such brilliant news, as I had been getting quite depressed, prior to my op, beginning to believe that I would never again be fit, or feel positive about myself again.
Now, I feel like I have been given a second chance at living life to the full. I am awaiting some contact from the gym, about getting me started, I am properly doing the exercises I have been given. And, I have now joined Slimming World. At the heaviest weight I have ever been, in my life.
So, now that I am taking the physical and mental steps I need to make 2014 a better year. So, let's have Xmas, and 2014 - bring it on!