|The rescue services are always on-call|
Every year I say this year is going to be different..........every year is the same. I'm not even a 'sweet' person, more of a savoury type but damn it I can't walk past the pile of chocolates without shoving one or lets be honest, several into my mouth. I have absolutely no will power I'm afraid, if they are there I will eat them. I don't even buy them, the bearded one brings big tins of them home from work, gifts from well meaning people who have no consideration for my waistline. While everyone is making new years resolutions to lose weight, get healthy, I know while the Xmas crap is still around the house I will eat it. I have been trapped in the house because of the weather, watching rubbish television, eating rubbish and staying up until silly o'clock in the morning. I feel rubbish because of it, I will be glad to get back to some sort of normality and really need to get back to some sort of sensible sleep pattern. If left to my own devises I would be a night owl, I could stay up all night with no problem but when you have to get up and go to work in the morning it's not an option. I'm back at work this week, I have the weekend to try to reset my sleep patterns eeeckkk!
Our Xmas tends to go on and on as we try to get everyone in the same place at the same time which was even trickier this year as sons partner was on call and got called in Xmas Day and Boxing Day. We eventually managed to get all four kids, their partners and the grandchildren under our roof on Monday which was lovely, there were bodies sleeping everywhere but that's what it's about. Ziggy Stardust even joined in the fun, snuggling under the wrapping paper, she is easily pleased.
The weather was just too bad for our usual Xmas day walk on the beach but we ventured out on Boxing Day, which was dry but the wind nearly took me off my feet a couple of times and caused a sand storm, well ok slight exaggeration but it was bracing. We are lucky to have a dry warm home to retreat to, I feel so sorry for the people whose houses are under water this year. I'm no expert but if we didn't concrete over everything and cut down all the trees the land may be better able to cope with the deluge of water.
So have I got any New Years resolutions? Well no I haven't got around to thinking of any. Cut out sugar? That's not going to happen while the chocolate still lurks in the house. Get fitter? Not if its raining I'm afraid, I'm a fair weather exerciser. I did think about going vegan for January, but I was given cheese making kits for Xmas so that isn't going to happen. Be a more consistent blogger? Um, we will see. I love reading about people who vow to stop buying 'stuff' for a year, eat only things they have grown, de-clutter, have no waste etc. The woman who runs the local food box posted a photo of herself swimming in the sea over Xmas without a wet suit, vowing to do this though out the year. It all sounds rather exhausting I'm afraid, perhaps when I detox from the sugar overload I will have more energy and focus, so my New Years resolution might start in February.....or March if I can be arsed to even think of one.
Have any of you made a resolution? My brain/typing fingers keep wanting to say/type New Years revolution.........mmmm now that's an idea :)
Right, must get back to searching for our new home in the country, I guess that is enough to be taking on this year.