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Glass houses and stones.

Since my gastric bypass I have noticed a lot more of how people treat me and those I love. Which has led to this:

If you are going to judge everybody around you, make fun of and belittle people, pass comments on how they look and what they act like, judge people for what they post on Facebook, discuss peoples personal lives when you hardly even know them and make snap decisions about a person without ever even having a full conversation or spending time with them. Then you need to back the hell out of my life because I don’t want to know you.

If you don’t have anything nice to say and spend the majority of your day being negative then seriously do the world a favour and just stop. If you are going to comment on a child’s behaviour then you better make sure that your kids are angels who do what they are told, when they are told and never throw a tantrum. If you are going to comment on how you think something should have been done (and would have ran so much better), then make sure you have tried it out and it worked perfectly. If you are going to criticize something that somebody has made or done then make sure you can do it better.

I am a person that is led by my emotions. If I am pissed or upset at you or a situation then you are going to know it because I can’t hide it. I’m not perfect and I accept that others aren’t perfect either. I can rationalize any situation in my head, I can see the logic but if my heart says different then that’s the way I am going to go. If you love me then you accept me and everything that comes with me, Miss M, the dogs, my mother, my friends, my hobbies and my business I’m trying to start. If you can’t accept anything in this list and love them like I do, include them in your life because you love me and make an effort with them then you need to leave because I don’t need that kind of negativity in my life. I try to put myself in the persons shoes, I don’t comment when I see things I don’t agree with because IT IS NONE OF MY BLOODY BUSINESS, I would like to think I can expect the same courtesy from you.

Rant over. I feel much better now.

Until next time, let your gypsy soul wander.

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Day 30 – End of the line

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So now we’ve come to the end of No Spend Month and I must say it wasn’t as hard as I imagined! I have officially used the money I saved on a perk for my cruise that I thought I’d never be able to afford so it was so worth it.

I’m looking forward to going swimming tomorrow and maybe getting an Indian takeaway but I don’t have a desire to go out and buy everything in sight which is how I thought I’d feel at the end.

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I have set a budget now and plan on sticking to it  lets see how this goes right?

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Day 29 – The penultimate post

So today is the second last day of No Spend Month and I must say I think there are a lot of habits that I will be continuing after it ends tomorrow. So here are a few quick points of the pros and cons of this month.

Pros:

  • I have completely reigned in my online shopping habit.
  • I have so much more energy from not eating any take out or fast food.
  • I have been a lot more prepared in regards to meals.
  • There is still food left so I don’t have to grocery shop this week either.
  • I figured out that the butchers gives marrow bones for free instead of me buying two every week.
  • I now have extra spending money for my cruise, woot!

Cons:

  • Sometimes when I forgot to take something out of the freezer I snacked instead of eating a full meal.
  • There are certain things that I waste money on like ice cream and mini lego figures but I think they’re worth it so that probably is not going to change.
  • When I did go shopping I found it so hard to resist.
  • I watched way more series that I ever have before instead of online shopping, I need to read more before my brain rots.
  • Sometimes I just felt like scrooge.

But all in all it was a success. I’ve done a lot of wandering beaches and forests yesterday and today but thats another post. Right now I’m off for a bath and bed, can you jut hear the nursing home calling me!

If this is the first post you are seeing here is the link to the challenge I have set for myself if you want to check it out:

The Challenge

Day 1 – Meal Planning

Day 2 – Batch cooking in all its glory…

Day 3 – Oh the temptation!

Day 4 – Want -v- Need

Day 5 – Woot its the weekend! Oh wait I’ve no money…

Day 6 – It never rains but it escapes…

Day 7 – Week in review

Day 8 – Cave or Crumble…

Day 9 – Book club for one.

Day 10 – Free Money

Day 11 – Procrastination that bane of my… oh look something shiny!

Day 12 – The tunnel that caved in.

Day 13 – I can’t believe I actually did it!

Day 14 – Me 1 – Social Anxiety 0

Day 15 – Crafty Day

Day 16 – Keep calm and 30 second dance party.

Day 17 – Nothing new to report

Day 18 – Old and alone

Day 19 – Exhausted

Day 20 – Busy Weekend

Day 21 -I can’t believe the weekend is over

Day 22 – Self Reliant Human

Day 23 – Food update and shopping with the girls

Day 24 – Run Forrest Run

Day 25 – I can’t wait for the weekend to begin!

Day 26 – Impromptu naps rock

Day 27 – So much to do and so little time.

Day 28 – I am not a proper girl

Until next time, let your gypsy soul wander.

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Day 28 – I am not a proper girl

So yesterday we had family party for my cousin Kirsty’s 21st. The effort of going out is something that causes me anxiety. Will I be overdressed, will I be underdressed, will I have a panic attack, will the stranger at the bar see me dancing take a video cause I look ridiculous and put it on youtube? These are all the things that run through my head. These are the reasons I usually cancel plans.

I wanted to be prepared for this party so last week I found a dress that I haven’t worn in years and tried it on. It looked perfect. I pressed it and hung it up. Now we come to something that I have had to accept about myself after years of trying to be the contrary, I am not a proper girl. I suck at makeup, I can’t wear heels, I suck at grooming. Also I draw the line at false tan. I am not meant to look tan, I am pale and I am proud and no matter how light the tan I still look like an orange traffic cone so no just no. Tan and me will never be friends, this is a fact and it is a fact I am ok with. If God wanted me to have a tan I wouldn’t burn when I even think about sun. I have a love of all things sparkly, glittery and I can appreciate what make up can do. I just personally suck at the traditional girly stuff. If I could go to every party wearing jeans with a graphic tee and converse I would be the happiest person there. But alas this is not the society we live in.

So yesterday after showing and shaving and generally grooming to within an inch of my life I put the dress on. It was a classic strapless little black dress. It was also too bloody big. I tried pinning it an it didn’t work it bunched and looks ridiculous. But eventually after going through my whole wardrobe I finally found something to wear. This is what the wardrobe looked like after trying to find something to wear:

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I was planning on drying my hair and maybe some mascara but that was it. I only wear makeup when somebody else applies it for me. Next thing my phone rang and in stepped Amanda who told me that I had to wear makeup and she was on her way to get me. 15 minutes later I was on the way to her house and getting a makeup lesson.

She taught me how to apply bare minerals which you apply and buff for at least three minutes please listen to this song as a guide for how long you need to buff:

She then whizzed me through how to apply highlighter, how to do blusher, how to do eyes (which she had to step in and do cause I sucked ass at it), how to contour and how to do lips. Best part of all of this was that I didn’t feel as if I had caked a load of makeup on to my face and it looked good. So without further ado here is the after shot:

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So we went to the party. I am not going to talk about my anxiety but the night was a win. I had to take a tablet but its fine. I caught up with family I haven’t seen in a long time and dare I say it I had fun.

Thanks Amanda for helping me in the process to becoming a proper girl. I’m never going to tan or wear heels but I think makeup is now within my grasp!

If this is the first post you are seeing here is the link to the challenge I have set for myself if you want to check it out:

The Challenge

Day 1 – Meal Planning

Day 2 – Batch cooking in all its glory…

Day 3 – Oh the temptation!

Day 4 – Want -v- Need

Day 5 – Woot its the weekend! Oh wait I’ve no money…

Day 6 – It never rains but it escapes…

Day 7 – Week in review

Day 8 – Cave or Crumble…

Day 9 – Book club for one.

Day 10 – Free Money

Day 11 – Procrastination that bane of my… oh look something shiny!

Day 12 – The tunnel that caved in.

Day 13 – I can’t believe I actually did it!

Day 14 – Me 1 – Social Anxiety 0

Day 15 – Crafty Day

Day 16 – Keep calm and 30 second dance party.

Day 17 – Nothing new to report

Day 18 – Old and alone

Day 19 – Exhausted

Day 20 – Busy Weekend

Day 21 -I can’t believe the weekend is over

Day 22 – Self Reliant Human

Day 23 – Food update and shopping with the girls

Day 24 – Run Forrest Run

Day 25 – I can’t wait for the weekend to begin!

Day 26 – Impromptu naps rock

Day 27 – So much to do and so little time.

Until next time, let your gypsy soul wander.

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Day 27 – So much to do so little time.

Today consisted of basically having so much to do and so little time. I told myself as I had planned to do nothing thats what I was going to do. I however got bored rather quickly which I didn’t expect. I probably should say that I got restless rather than bored as I could have watched Heroes from season 1 to season 4 but I was totally restless and felt the need to do something. Something I never thought I’d say as the below is usually me…

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So I got up and got dressed and went to do Couch 2 5k. I felt great afterwards and then I brought mam out for dinner because she was really hungry and I wanted to do something nice. So I caved on that one but hey I really don’t mind. I also was able to get a half portion and it was fantastic. I managed to eat a lot of the food and I didn’t throw up so win for me.

I also recently tried on all my holiday clothes and basically none of them fit with the weight I’ve lost. So I will have to go shopping which I like as much as I like having a root canal. But hopefully it won’t be as painful as I’m thinking. I went to Tesco today and tried on lots of holiday stuff but basically everything I tried on made my legs look like an oompa loompa and my arms looks like an orangutang so no luck there. They were all on sale too but hey I want to look good and those clothes just did not do it.

So basically I am now getting ready to head to my cousins 21st ad trying to prettify myself which i literally do not want to do. I would be so much more comfortable going in jeans, cons and a Hogwarts t-shirt. But alas I must try and be a girl (I am NOT wearing heels though. That is where i draw the line)

Amanda is on her way to pick me up and give me a makeup lesson in her house so I make some type of effort (usually I never ever wear makeup) So I shall finish this post here.

Unplanned money spent today:

  • Dinner out €29.37

If this is the first post you are seeing here is the link to the challenge I have set for myself if you want to check it out:

The Challenge

Day 1 – Meal Planning

Day 2 – Batch cooking in all its glory…

Day 3 – Oh the temptation!

Day 4 – Want -v- Need

Day 5 – Woot its the weekend! Oh wait I’ve no money…

Day 6 – It never rains but it escapes…

Day 7 – Week in review

Day 8 – Cave or Crumble…

Day 9 – Book club for one.

Day 10 – Free Money

Day 11 – Procrastination that bane of my… oh look something shiny!

Day 12 – The tunnel that caved in.

Day 13 – I can’t believe I actually did it!

Day 14 – Me 1 – Social Anxiety 0

Day 15 – Crafty Day

Day 16 – Keep calm and 30 second dance party.

Day 17 – Nothing new to report

Day 18 – Old and alone

Day 19 – Exhausted

Day 20 – Busy Weekend

Day 21 -I can’t believe the weekend is over

Day 22 – Self Reliant Human

Day 23 – Food update and shopping with the girls

Day 24 – Run Forrest Run

Day 25 – I can’t wait for the weekend to begin!

Day 26 – Impromptu naps rock

Until next time, let your gypsy soul wander.

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Day 26 – Impromptu naps rock

Today I lost most of my day to an unscheduled nap. Yeah not my best move but you know what I REALLY enjoyed the nap. I left work at 9am and had a bath when I came home. My muscles are so sore form working out and the bath did so much good.

Today my cousin Fiona came over with her little girl Miss S and we booked the flights for our Walt Disney World vacation in March next year. I can’t wait!!!! It is so real now so its 7 of us for 8 nights staying in the Caribbean Beach Resort. I am going to be in planner heaven once I get back from the cruise. I know you may think I’m sad but I don’t care, planning is one of my favourite things to do. I have already started my Disney binder.

Anyway Miss S decided she was staying longer (I love spending time with her!) and Miss A came over so I could squish her, I really missed her this week and we decided to go to the playground so I could walk the dogs and the girls could play. We arrived at the park and the heavens opened. Torrential rain pouring down, Walt crying because he hates getting wet, the girls sheltering under a tree, just general bad luck. So we waited until it eased off a bit and went back to the car. IMG_6996

So seen as our park outing was a bust we decided to go get some ice cream instead. I know, I know “but its No Spend Month!” I hear you say but honestly today I didn’t care. Ice cream made up for the wash out at the park.

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After that we dropped Miss A to her dads and came home. Miss S spent some time playing with mam and I had an impromptu nap.napmem

After I woke up (4 and a half hours later) we took a trip to Tesco Maynooth. They had so many nice holiday clothes and everything was on sale but I resisted! I found it easier to resist because I don’t know what size I’m in at the moment and the fitting rooms weren’t open. So instead of buying something and trying it on when I get home, it being ill fitting and then sitting there because I never really get around to returning it, I just didn’t buy it. Marking that as a win in the responsible column. Mam bought me and herself some fab workout clothes because she has decided she’s going to try and run the 5k with me on the cruise and she has to look good. But all in all a relaxing day and now I’m off to bed. Tomorrow the afternoon of doing nothing starts! I can’t wait.

Unplanned Money Spent Today:

  • Ice creams for Miss A, Miss S and Mam €5.60

If this is the first post you are seeing here is the link to the challenge I have set for myself if you want to check it out:

The Challenge

Day 1 – Meal Planning

Day 2 – Batch cooking in all its glory…

Day 3 – Oh the temptation!

Day 4 – Want -v- Need

Day 5 – Woot its the weekend! Oh wait I’ve no money…

Day 6 – It never rains but it escapes…

Day 7 – Week in review

Day 8 – Cave or Crumble…

Day 9 – Book club for one.

Day 10 – Free Money

Day 11 – Procrastination that bane of my… oh look something shiny!

Day 12 – The tunnel that caved in.

Day 13 – I can’t believe I actually did it!

Day 14 – Me 1 – Social Anxiety 0

Day 15 – Crafty Day

Day 16 – Keep calm and 30 second dance party.

Day 17 – Nothing new to report

Day 18 – Old and alone

Day 19 – Exhausted

Day 20 – Busy Weekend

Day 21 -I can’t believe the weekend is over

Day 22 – Self Reliant Human

Day 23 – Food update and shopping with the girls

Day 24 – Run Forrest Run

Day 25 – I can’t wait for the weekend to begin!

Until next time, let your gypsy soul wander.