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Thursday, 21 November 2019

What a difference a day makes...

Thursday 21st November 2019
Take time to do what makes your soul happy.


I definitely took time to do what makes my soul happy yesterday, I full on treated myself, had me a vanilla cappuccino in my hug in a mug cup, whilst doing my crochet and then I bought the first season of Blue Bloods to watch on Amazon and I've been watching the ones that are on tele and I'm loving it, so I thought why not, I wouldn't think twice about spending that on a night out.  Plus I ordered that pause box from mind too https://pauseformind.org.uk, yeah bit of me stuff and time, it was good.  


Mom was mostly good yesterday too, just an hour in the afternoon where she switched but wow in comparison to what's been going on.  I tried giving her, the one tablet for anxiety which is supposed to help her sleep earlier and it might have been a coincidence but it seemed to work, she went to bed and was quiet, whereas the night before that took 4 hours, it helped that Alfie went on her bed straight away I reckon too though.  She's just woken up at 5.15 after we went to bed just after 9 and she's not disturbed me once.  That my friends is what I gratefully call a very, very exceptionally good day in the grand scheme of things these days.  

Topped off by this wonderfully, thoughtful gift from my bestie, they're buttons to sew onto my crochet work so people know I made it, aren't the just brilliant!  I can't wait to sew one on something now, better get finishing stuff, I can sew one onto the blanket I'm raffling for Mind and also onto the bag I made, that blanket above I'm doing is a baby blue blanket, it's bluer than the photo looks. 

Food wise, I did alright, over budget but eating mostly healthy, I did have a packet of WW bakes and a biscuit but it's a vast improvement. 

 Banana and Skyr fat free natural yogurt  ๐Ÿ’š 2SP ๐Ÿ’™0SP ๐Ÿ’œ 0SP

Leftover veggies from yesterday with pork chop and some frozen onion gravy I found in the freezer (the other pork chop was Alfie’s!)  ๐Ÿ’š 13SP ๐Ÿ’™ 13SP ๐Ÿ’œ 9SP

This was so good chicken strips and fries with a flatbread, too many points to stay within my allowance but hey a bit of what you fancy & all that! ๐Ÿ’š 18SP ๐Ÿ’™ 18SP ๐Ÿ’œ 18SP

The chips and chicken strips were from the £5 Co-op meal deal that's on offer in the freezer, 100g chips for 6SP bargain!  But I think it's changed to a new offer now, the fries were Crispy McCains French Fries (£2.10), the chicken was from this box which is £3 when not on offer. 

I have a pack of chicken that I want to do something with but I can't decide what, it's dated till 24th so if I don't think of anything today I can eat something else, I did find a Flava-it garden mint marinade in the cupboard that's tempting for 8SP the whole packet; 


or there's the Katsu curry pot which I think is 4SP
Then I've bought some quark, it's zero on blue and purple, I could make a garlic sauce of some sort with that, maybe even a carbonara I have some lean streaky bacon from Aldi.

I'm thinking I have mushrooms and spinach in the fridge, could do a pasta dish with them, make a sauce using the quark and some stock, top it with some cheese, nom nom, yeah possibly, I've been a bit of a meat head the last few days, a veggie pasta dish for one meal wouldn't kill me.  I know that means the chicken still needs using but there's always another meal lol. 

Anyway, I need to get my backside off this chair, I've got 5 workshops to run today, finally feeling like myself again after last weekend, the support I have from people around me is just wonderful, it gives me even more strength to carry on and handle everything that's happening. 

Right let's have a very, great day or at least as great as we can, as long as we're doing our best and take a few moments to focus on the things we are grateful for, it's all good.  

Yesterday I was grateful for my sister, my friends, my two walks with my dog where mom was okay being left on her own, this morning already I'm grateful for waking up before my alarm and doing ten minutes of meditation before starting my day, oh and this amazing mug of tea I'm enjoying. 

Mwah, luv ya


Love me xx


Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Healthy eating = healthy thinking

Wednesday 20th November 2019
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.


Just WOW, the sunrise this morning was incredible, I just sat watching it, very meditative and relaxing which is something I most definitely need right now with everything that's going on with mom.  

Aside from my mom, yesterday was a good day, it started with a chat at the scales with a member, it was so good to talk to someone who was completely on the same level as myself about our circumstances, we had a giggle together about how said it is to get excited to be going to Aldi!  After my workshop which was as great as always, I went and enjoyed an hour of completely being me walking round Aldi not thinking about mom, work or anything else,  I've bought lots of healthy food that I look forward to eating.  I didn't buy this but thought for 15SP it was maybe something I'd buy in the future; 
When I got home mom was in her, "I don't need babysitting, I don't know why she comes round' mood, that's not the easiest version of her but I'm learning how to handle the situation.  I went to make her a cuppa despite knowing she'd tell me it was crap, when I opened the mug cupboard this was sat on the shelf a little gift from my sister, it put the biggest smile on my face it really did.  I wore the socks last night and whenever I'm alone with mom and I feel like I need a hug, I will go make me a cuppa in this cup.



My mental health is the most important thing for me right now, as I lay in bed last night listening to mom keep coming out onto the landing to try and convince Alfie to come in her room, there was no way I was going to sleep until he did or she gave up, which was some time after midnight.  I need to find ways to calm myself and get sleep when possible.  Mel suggested meditation last night and yeah I think she's right, if I can't sleep when moms being that way I could try meditating.  I've also found a subscription box I think I'm going to treat myself to. I already have a crochet one which I love to receive each month, it's something to look forward to, this one is from Mind, who I'm raising money for this month, it's the Pause box, https://pauseformind.org.uk 

                               A little me–time treat delivered to your door each month. 
                       Pause is here to boost your wellbeing and help support Mind too. 


It's £7.50 a month, I've had a look at a couple of YouTube videos of people opening yours and I think I'd like it, even if it is just something that pops through the door to remind me to pause and take care of me.  I'll do it in a bit when I've been downstairs and got my bank card.

Food, let's talk yesterday's meals, 
eggy bread, baked beans and mushrooms  ๐Ÿ’š 9SP ๐Ÿ’™7SP ๐Ÿ’œ 7SP. 
Winner winner chicken dinner! Now this is all convenience food the chicken was a cooked one from Aldi, the veg were prepared root veg with a butter pattie in so it cost me 18SP in total if following ๐Ÿ’š (I ate the chicken skin!) you could save points by prepping your own veg & not using the butter or removing the skin from chicken. If you did this on  ๐Ÿ’™ or ๐Ÿ’œ you just point the gravy and Yorkshire pudding. MyWW your way - the choice is yours! 

Fluffy pink socks from my sis & a healthy chicken flatbread salad with Caesar dressing  
๐Ÿ’š 7SP ๐Ÿ’™ 6SP ๐Ÿ’œ 6SP

Yes today I'm going to focus on my mental health because I can see how it could be easy to go down a black hole, I refuse to!

Here's to another good eating day, so much in the fridge to chose from.  Moms just woke up (in a good mood for now thankfully), I'm off to sort her out and make her a drink, have a great day folks. xx

Mwah, luv ya


Love me


Tuesday, 19 November 2019

Today I will get stuff done!

Tuesday 19th November 2019
You are allowed to take your time, to grow in your own beautiful way.
Yesterday was a very, very long day but it was calmer than the weekend had been thankfully, mom was completely exhausted and slept till lunchtime, for the first time I just sat there thinking, I didn't crochet, the tele was on but I wasn't really watching it, I just sat staring into space thinking about this whole situation.  When she finally woke up Alfie and I went for a long walk, he was in the mood bless him and I kept my eye on her using my phone, knowing my sister was only round the corner if needed.  I chatted to my sis on the phone for half hour whilst I walked, I realised it was the first human I talked to that day besides my mom, we laughed at the fact all I want to do is go shopping, yeah how sad is it that supermarket shopping is the highlight of my week.  The freedom to go and do what you want when you want is the thing I miss most about my life right now and that includes a walk round Aldi, which is what I'm doing today after my workshop this morning, my sis is going to stay longer with mom.  Mom was good till it came time to go to bed, midnight before she finally settled, I lay in bed listening out for her and reading an article on Facebook that had popped up in my timeline about dementia and sleep lol.

I'd love to tell you about how healthy my diet was yesterday but I'd be lying, or how much I got done, again I'd be lying.  I didn't do much at all yesterday, I managed a sink of washing up.  I'm glad to be going back to work this morning, some normality in what is a strange life right now. 

Okay so what needs to happen?  I had my recovery day yesterday, that was a really tough, emotional weekend for both mom and me, I needed that time to not think, be or do anything, but today is another day.  I'm going to start it with eggs on toast, maybe a spoonful of beans too, some mushrooms, then I'm going to go shopping and buy some healthy foods and get myself eating healthily again, the better I eat, the better I'll feel and the easier this will all be to handle.  

My sister and I are already approaching all this with humour, if folk could hear the conversations we have, they'd think we were bad daughters but obviously we're not, it's just our way of coping.  

Now to decide whether to do green, blue or purple!  Decisions, decisions, I'm loving seeing how everyone else is doing, how they're all trying the different plans and seeing how it fits into their lifestyles.  If you are still undecided or haven't started yet just remember; 

No plan is better or healthier than another.
No plan leads to more weight loss than another.
No plan leads to more flexibility or freedom.

It's all about finding the plan that's most liveable for you, I know blue encourages me to eat healthier foods, so I'm thinking would purple encourage me to eat even more healthy foods and spend less on wine, I didn't drink at all yesterday, so that progress lol, told ya I didn't do much of anything yesterday! 

I need to get my healthy back, I can't handle this life in an unfit state, so here's to actually cooking a meal or two today, rather than just grabbing food!  

Hope you had a more successful Monday than I did, can't wait to see how everyone got on this week at the scales.  

Mwah, luv ya


Love me x

Monday, 18 November 2019

Short one this morning

Monday 18th November 2019
Be a rebel, enjoy Monday, find a reason to love it!


Well let's start this blog with a WHOOP WHOOP! I'm the lightest I've been this year, I've lost 2lb, this morning I weigh 12st 7lb and that's with clothes on, oh yeah that's made me smile for sure on what's been the toughest weekend so far.  I've never been so glad to have a sister and especially one that lives round the corner, she had to come round last night and assure mom I wasn't lying to her and I was who I said I was, this is hard I tell ya, really, really tough.  But we won't dwell cos it's easier knowing I'm not gaining weight!  

I enjoyed this yesterday for 11SP, I'd actually buy that again at full price, it was good for a ready meal. 


I cooked the lamb with butternut squash and courgette and I enjoyed the courgette and squash and Alfie said thank you very much for the lamb, I was happy to give it to him as well because that poor lad is living with this crap as well, he's such a little darling and must wonder what the hell is going on, he deserves lamb!  Plus he saved me 21SP! 

It's just crazy how she can be great for a few hours, we started a jigsaw and she was doing really well with it, she's supposed to be going to the dentist today but wants me to cancel it so I think that won't be happening, it was to take the root of the broken tooth out, can't force her though can I and it stresses her out so much. 

I distracted myself this weekend by making this, the colours in the photo aren't what it looks like it's much more girlie pink colours and that mustard colour isn't like that at all, camera's are weird ain't they!  But I'm pleased with it, plus I enjoyed making it, I'm only going to make things I enjoy making for the foreseeable, I've got so many unfinished projects going on lol. 



Oh you know what, I need to tell you this bit about mom, it's not sad, I'm not seeing any of it that way anymore, it is what it is and between us me and my sister will survive it all, yesterday she sat there talking about me to me!  Yep I assume she thought I was Anne cos what she was saying wasn't the best lol, then just when we got up she said, 'I'm glad you're this Bev, I don't like the other one!'  You can't even begin to imagine what's going on in that brain can you, she believed she'd spent the day with her mom yesterday, then wanted to know who was going to pay all the bills now if her mom was dead, how did I know what medication she had and where was I going to sleep.  

Thankfully it's Monday and I don't work today so will hope she has a better day, one things for sure my weight is the least of my worries lol!  Here's to a good day for all of us. 

Mwah xx 

luv ya 


Love me xx

Sunday, 17 November 2019

Tough night...

Sunday 17th November 2019
We tend to forget baby steps still move us forward 


Skip this paragraph if you don't want to read about Alzheimers and the evil that it causes.
I'm going to need some time this morning to recover from the Aggressive, Angry Alzheimers I experienced in the night from mom, that's the worst I've seen (no violence thankfully) and I'm sad to say I didn't handle it the best.  I've only wrote that so I could get it out of my head process it and hopefully let it go.  Unless you've experienced this cruel disease first hand you just cannot understand it at all.  She'd been great in the day time, my nieces had visited and she'd chatted lovely to them, she'd danced along to the new M&S advert, I'd even video'd her doing it.  But what woke up in the night, verbally attacking me for not being there for her and not caring, well I don't know who she was or what she'd been dreaming to bring that on, unfortunately I was in a deep sleep myself when she woke me up and I shouted back initially.   But sitting on the toilet whilst someone is screaming in your face is an experience I've never had and hopefully never will have again, the look of, well hate on her face will take a while to get out of my head.  Analysing it in the cold light of day (well it's still dark but you know what I mean) I think it was because she was talking to the girls about dad and that's probably been the subject of her dreams or the cause anyway, he wasn't the best husband!

Okay, let's move on to better things, a week of wonderful workshops, bringing everyone up to speed on the new MyWW plan, green, blue and purple plans, I've loved how everyone is happy about them, of course we'd all like wine, crisps and chocolate to be zero but this is the next best thing I guess!

Which plan have I chosen are you wondering?  Well, if I'm honest I'm not being great at any of them right now but this is what's happened since I found out about the changes.  Firstly I was all, 'ooo Purple, it has to be, I love spuds, I can have brown rice and wholewheat pasta, I'll have a dabble at that, still get myself some dailies too, unfortunately I went on a potato party, there's something about a zero carb that makes me see it as a challenge and see how many I can get away with eating!  I decided right now Purple isn't for me.  Then I moved onto Green but I was resentful of having to point my eggs and peas, go figure!  This made me realise I actually love Blue, I always have, I love chicken, eggs, fish and peas so I went back to Blue.  I can see advantages in all of them and maybe at some point I'll try them again but right now, Blue at least encourages me to eat healthy and matches my eating personality.  That could change of course, my heads not exactly been in the weight loss game for the last month, it's been a difficult transition time for mom and her Alzheimers so I'm just trying not to overeat, probably failing at it, but trying.  Although having said that, I've not gained over this month, the bit I did gain, I lost so I'm thankful for that.

I bought this yesterday because it was reduced and I've fancied a takeaway for ages, it was 21SP of I won't buy it again!  It needed a lot more chicken in it for a start, oh and there was all of a handful of rice, that section on the pic doesn't even go to the bottle of the tray, it has a slope in it, so there's hardly any in.  Just makes you appreciate why a Chinese takeaway is so high in Smart Points though, because in a takeaway you'd get 4 or 5 times the size of those portions easily, that photo on the lid is hilarious, there were no CHUNKS of chicken to be seen, there was little pieces and not a lot of them. I still want a sweet and sour chicken dish now though, might make my own.


Here's a low pointed option

Sweet and Sour Chicken Green = 8SP Blue = 6SP, Purple = 2SP
Prep time:10 min Cook time:17 min Serves:Difficulty: Easy

A delicious and healthy version of this takeaway favourite.

5spray(s) Calorie controlled cooking spray
1 medium Onion(s), peeled and sliced
160g Brown Rice, dry, long grain (15sp)
500g Chicken breast, skinless, raw (4 x 125g breasts) (8sp)
2 medium Carrots, raw, peeled and thinly sliced in sticks
225g Pineapple, can, chunks in natural juice (2sp for the juice)
2 tablespoons Tomato Purรจe (1 sp)
3 tablespoons Vinegar, All Types, malt
1 tablespoons Muscovado Sugar (4sp)
2 tablespoons Soy Sauce, dark (1sp)

Instructions
Spray a frying pan with the low-fat cooking spray, add the onion and cook, stirring for 5 minutes over a medium heat, until softened. 

Meanwhile cook the rice according to pack instructions, drain and rinse in hot water.

Cut the chicken into bite size chunks and add to the pan. 
Cook, stirring occasionally for 5 minutes until golden on all sides.

Add the carrots, pineapple and juice, tomato puree, vinegar, sugar and soy sauce, bring to the boil, reduce the heat and simmer for 5 minutes until the chicken is tender. Serve immediately with the rice.

Or use a jar of Uncle Ben's no added sugar sweet & sour sauce for 5SP, every 60g portion of dried rice is 6SP on green and blue, chicken breast is zero on blue and purple, make your own quickly, use cooked chicken and microwave rice and it's even quicker, I do fancy a sweet and sour sauce now.  

Or maybe a chow mein!  Here's another recipe 

Chicken Chow Mein

Serves 4, Green = 8SP Blue = 7SP, Purple = 7SP or 2SP if you use wholewheat spaghetti or soba noodles (100% buckwheat) 


150g (5oz) cooked chicken (cut into thin strips) (2SP) or more if you want, it's zero if it's breast on blue & purple
1 tbsp veg oil  (4SP)
¼ tsp white pepper
¼ tsp chopped garlic
240g dried egg noodles (22SP) (use wholewheat spaghetti or soba noodles on purple for zero)
Bean sprouts (1 handful) 
½ small onion (sliced)
½ tsp salt  
1 tbsp dark soy sauce (1SP)
1 tsp light soy sauce  
1 tsp sesame oil (1SP)

Cook noodles by soaking in boiling water for 5-10 minutes or until soft to touch. Clean wok, heat wok until hot and slightly smoky. Add 1 tablespoon oil. Add the chicken and onions and stir-fry for 30 seconds. Turn to low heat and add the garlic and stir-fry for another 15 seconds.  

Now add the bean sprouts and noodles. Stir-fry for 4-5 minutes or until the noodles are soft. Add the salt, dark soy sauce and light soy sauce.

Stir-fry for another minute. Finally add the pepper and sesame oil and stir in.
Yeah I really do need to get my cooking mojo back because ready meals do not do it for me at all, although I don't mind a jar of sauce to add my own meat too, that's a great compromise.  I still need to shop lol, I'll get round to it, I'll have the lamb for my dinner, so that's today sorted.
I'm feeling better now I've sat and distracted myself for a bit, for the first time ever I'm hoping she doesn't remember what happened in the night but I know she will ;( hey ho, let's go try and make today better.  
Hope you have a good day xx Mwah, luv ya

Love me xx




Saturday, 16 November 2019

2 tasty warming recipes

Saturday 16th November 2019
Think it, want it, get it!

Well I was woke up at 4.30 by mom shouting 'Bev, Bev, Bev', bless her, she'd been having vivid dreams and woke up saying she couldn't breathe but it was just her mouth was really dry so I gave her a drink of water and she was okay.  You'd think I'd be put out by a half four wake up call but I wasn't because we went to bed before 6.30 last night, YEP, I said 6.30, why not, I was tired, she was tired, I have plenty of sleep to catch up on.  Yes I woke up a few times in the night and mom woke me up a few times too but overall, I've had a good rest and feel really good this morning.  At least I didn't have any late night nibbles last night, that's progress lol. 

It's lovely to log onto Facebook and see everyone embracing the changes and seeing it reboot their journey, great time of year to refocus so that we don't give in too close to Christmas, it's not December yet!  

I enjoyed my beef curry and rice for 13SP, that would've been the same on all 3 plans, my fridge is almost bare, there's a lamb shank in mint gravy from Aldi but it's 19SP, Co-op do a lamb shoulder in mint gravy for 8SP, so I hadn't worked out the points whilst in the shop DOH.  However the Aldi one is 400g and the Coop one 270g.  I'll share it with Alfie to bring the points down for me, make me a nice roast dinner either today or tomorrow.  I also have a packet of gnocchi in there which needs using but the other one I wasn't overly taken by, maybe I overcooked it, so I keep putting it off.  I need some fresh veggies buying, I've been saying that for days now lol, I might stop at the Tesco garage on my way to workshop this morning and just buy a few bits.    

I want my cooking mojo back, I really do, maybe if I find a recipe I really fancy cooking that will encourage me, let's have a look see what I can find.  Nah maybe I'll get some ingredients and make something up myself, there's lots of spaghetti, brown rice style food in my kitchen, there's chicken in the freezer, or cod, I'll pick up some veggies and have a play I reckon, I need a kick up my bum to get me off the chair in front of the telly, I need to put down the crochet hook, you can have too much of a good thing!  Mom's been better this week too so me being in a different room won't cause so many issues.  Plus if I get us doing the jigsaw I bought for a bit too, that'll balance out the attention. 

Yeah, that's a plan, the weather sucks so I won't be going outside at all, poor Alfie will be doing his business up the garden if the rain don't stop!

I've been thinking about an old Parsnip recipe since the changes, I've found it; 

Curried Parsnip Soup  
2 teaspoon curry powder
1 large onion
250 g chopped small parsnips (6sp or zero on blue/purple)
25g rice (2sp)
1 pinch salt
1 litre vegetable stock (use oxo cubes) 
  
Chop & put the onion in a pan, with 3 tablespoons of twater and the curry powder. 
Cover and simmer for 3 or 4 minutes.
Add the remaining stock, the parsnips and the rice. 
Bring to the boil and then simmer for 15 minutes, or until the parsnips and rice are tender.
Pop in food processor and blend to make a smooth soup.


Then there's this recipe that is absolutely delicious and for you purples it's really low in SP!  

A Pot of Love 
BLUE: 24sp total, Serves 4, 6sp per serving  
PURPLE: 5SP total, Serves 4, 1sp per serving
GREEN: 31sp total, Serves 4, 8sp per serving


1 tbsp olive oil (5sp)
2 onions, chopped
3 crushed cloves garlic
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp curry powder
½ tsp cinnamon
4 sliced carrots
100g dried lentils (๐Ÿ’š7sp)
200g brown rice (๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’™19sp)
500ml stock
1 diced apple (unpeeled)
4 sliced spring onions

In a saucepan, heat the oil over medium heat; cook onions, garlic, cumin, curry powder and cinnamon, stirring often, for about 5 minutes or until softened. Stir in carrots, lentils and rice; cook, stirring occasionally, for 1 minute. Pour in stock and bring to the boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for about 20 minutes or until rice and lentils are tender and most of the liquid is absorbed. Stir in the apple and spring onions, then cook, covered, for 5 minutes or until the spring onions are heated through.

Well that's me for this morning, I'm going to shower now the house has warmed up a little! 

Here's to enjoying a wet weekend, whatever you have planned. 

Mwah, luv ya 


Love me x

Friday, 15 November 2019

Meh, can't follow all of em at once!

Friday 15th November 2019
The struggle is part of the story.
I'm not going to lie, I'm not doing great on my weight loss journey this week, I shouldn't have lost that 2lb on Monday, it's made me a bit cocky, I'm finding my brain saying to me, well you weren't great last week and you lost so we may as well continue!  DOH!  I'm going to have a serious word with myself. and leave moms junk alone, it's really not helping at all, neither did the lemon dime bars, yep 2 of them yesterday, your fault Jemma ๐Ÿ˜‰  Seriously though, I need to get my act together, I need to do a decent shop, still can't decide where to shop, online or rush to Aldi.  I haven't been helped by trying to have a go at all the changes in the run up to launching the plans but enough with all the excuses I need to sort myself out - that is all!  Following all 3 plans at once and adding together all the allowances isn't going to work is it! 

I'm still good though, feeling positive in myself, even though my body hurts, I'm sure it's this damp whether making my aches and pains worse, my bones hurt ;( My greedy brain is saying let's just have a greedy weekend, then sort a shop out and start Monday, the bottle of Quince gin that arrived yesterday is encouraging my greedy brain with that idea too.  It's been an awesome busy week and we're forecast a yacky weather weekend so I'm liking this idea a lot, I won't lie.

I did manage this healthy meal yesterday, now obviously which plan you choose might affect how you eat but I'm trying to eat the food I fancy and letting you know the points on all the plans.  The 
Fish in batter would be 8SP on all 3 plans because it's a processed food, the potatoes were spray lighted and roasted in oven for 3SP or zero on purple, the butternut squash and green beans are zero
regardless of plan.

What I need to do is get back to 3 meals and no snacking after 8pm at night just because it;s there!  It doesn't help that this is the time mom turns into the wicked witch of the north! 

I've defrosted a beef curry out of the fridge for my main meal today, it's 8SP and I have half packet of microwave rice left for 5SP, that would be the same on any plan.

I have one more workshop this week to launch the changes, it's gone well so far so I'm as always looking forward to Saturday morning, I'm also looking forward to a day of rest today too.  I need my massage, hoping she can ease some of my aches and pains, then I can relax for the rest of the day!

I'm going to enjoy a bit of quiet now before mom wakes, go make me a mug of tea, click the heating on and chill.  However you're starting your day, remember to be grateful for all the good stuff in your life, now matter how hard things are at times there's always something worth a smile. 

mwah, luv ya 

Love me x