Monday, 31 December 2012

2012 - A Quick Review


It's been an interesting one. They say time flies when you're having fun and it's true. It also flies when you're stressed too which I guess is a good thing.
There have been a lot of ups and downs. Spectacular downs actually, but even better ups. This year has been life changing in every way. My MS unfortunately has shown it's true colours and has progressed so rapidly in just this past year, it's shocked my consultants that I'm not in a wheelchair. It's taught me my limits, and encouraged me to do what I want to do while I can as they have narrowed almost daily. My disease really has dominated my year but instead of letting it take over and control it, I've been able to just let it follow me around. Kind of like a really annoying friend.

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I've lost more weight. I'm up to nearly 7st total loss and still going. I can only do very minimal exercise now and even that's rare, so it's all diet based. Hopefully when I'm settled on my new treatment (which I still haven't started) it will enable me to do a bit more exercise, most importantly build my strength. I'm also looking after myself a lot more in terms of my appearance, making me much happier and confident. If you look good, you feel good.

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I bullied myself into learning to drive. And despite the fact that I've had to keep having breaks from it because of my MS, I'm now going to be taking my test end of jan/early feb.

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The Thor'd Fiesta

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My lessons have been filled with excitement, like when I drove through a ford and the bottom of the car fell off 

Dyllan went to his first music festival, and has come on so much in his development. 
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Bestival 2012

As for Christmas well it was the best I've ever had and I know next year will be even better.

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I smashed through the goals I set myself this past year, all of which had more of a positive effect on my life than I ever imagined. I can only hope that I still have the strength in 2013 to do the same.

Thursday, 27 December 2012

What I Wore Wednesday

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

I am back from my WIWW hiatus now that I'm starting to feel a -little- better. 
I'm aware I'm a day late but general Christmas busyness and tiredness got in the way.

Yesterday was spent casual, we went for lunch and saw Jack Reacher in the evening. Most important part of the day though was doing my birdly duties and making sure the birds got their Christmas lunch where the male thing works. 

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Jeans - Levi's, Shoes - DC, Zip up hoodie - Bench, Body warmer - New Look
Underneath I'm wearing a long sleeve burgundy top from Hollister.


I'm not a fan of Christmas as many of you know. When you have been brought up having truly awful Christmas days, by the time you get to being a 'grown up' it takes a lot to even feel festive as much as I try. 
We had the threat of being flooded this year too, as the lake I live next to broke it's banks and spilled out my little estate. Emergency services were pumping for nearly 3 whole days, a few homes evacuated but luckily my house stayed dry. Now it's still spilling out into the gardens and road turning it into a canal, but so long as there's no more heavy rainfall for a bit, it's under some sort of control.
This year though, whilst half of Christmas day was the usual 'experience' the rest of it was pretty damn good, even just to see the look on Rick's face as he opened his replica Arc Reactor. 

TTFN Kookskis! x

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Sunday, 2 December 2012