Berys One Day at a Time

Welcome to My World The World of My Wonderfull Husband and Family and My Day to Day Battle with Chronic Illness and weight Loss

Monday, January 26, 2009

Have missed a couple of weeks

Well this is me taken at the 50 year reunion of my School taken in year 2000.. I was perfect weight perfect health and did not have a worry in the world .

Then we moved to Hervey Bay Queensland Hubbys Dream a little further north as was his catch cry in those day we bought a beautifull 3 bedroom villa in an over 50's Village and we loved the place Days were so full Mornings saw me walking right along the Bay and back aprox 2 Hr walk then water arobics followed by Tai Chi and then the usual chores of housework and garden and most days another walk in the evening was so full then of course I missed my Children and Grandchildren but usually one or more of them would visit at least a month for the weekend.

Unfortunatly life did not stay like this for too long by mid 2001 I had become unwell after 2 lots of surgery in 2002 our Doctor suggested maybe we should move back to Brisbane as we were having to see Doctors in Brisbane weekly .

We put our Home on the Market packed up and moved to a rental in Bribie Island .. a Beautifull place ..

So now we are at last settled ..I am feeling Okish I once again have a beautifull Garden small but I love it ..

I find the Days long now I do not do the things I used to do ..Time and Tide has slowed me down but I do try and enjoy my life to the fullest within my scope and with the Grace of God I will get to see a few Springs in the Garden I so Love .

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

My Son..My Baby..even though he will be 35 years old on the 23rd of this Month he will allways be my Youngest and only Son.

My Son and His Family are coming for Dinner tonight ... Son was to leave Sunday to Start his new Job in Tasmania this was to be our little get together before he leaves ..How ever his New Position has been put back another week we will have him in Queensland a little longer LOL

I think all Mothers can relate to their Youngest leaving the nest .. well Going to Tasmania is a bit more then that ..but I know he will be very happy doing the work he has allways wanted to do ..He will of course miss his Wife and Daughter ..untill they can join him later this year.

My Emotions are running wild at the moment . I do not know how much we will get to visit with them ..Tasmania is a long way from Queensland but we do how ever have a great web cam and speaker seeing them and chatting will not be a problem ..I used to do this with , what was our youngest Grandaughter when we lived in Hervey Bay ..we sang songs told stories looked at her Kindy paintings and we really are still very close now and Miss 4 is allready looking forward to chatting with Daddy when he leaves ..( and Oh how she can Chat )

Time moves on and so must we.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

One Year Ago

Well How Fast the year has gone this Photo of Hubby and I was taken at his 70 th Birthday 2008 and in 8 days time he will celebrate his 71st
He still looks the same even same weight
I have managed to lose 14 kgs since then but still have a long way to go ..but I have to say I am feeling so much better since this photo was taken .
I am getting around better and I am doing my own housework and pottering in my Garden .
I have managed to lose this weight thanks to an online weight loss Site is not the site as much as the Forum or thread I post in the 50+kilo Group that I have joined ..I have found such friendship with these people that I now call my extended Family . I have laughed with them Cried with them and in General felt so loved by these people .. I have gone from a very frightened very lonely person who was virtually house bound except for my many Hospital stays with my Heart and Renal Failure to a happy Getting Older by the Day but contented Person who now when feeling down knows she win this battle with her weight with the help and support of her Group . I have acheived something ..I have made Friends who mean the world to me and with there support ..I feel strong .
I do not mean to imply that my Husband and Children do not give me support and love of course they do ..BUT ..they have their own families to attend to work to go too ..I remember how hard this was for me when they were growing up not easy being a working Mum and most of my family are single parent and this must be really hard ..and I applaud them for what they are doing ..but I will not burden them with my trivially day to day problems .
I am enjoying my life in every way I can and I am Happy and I hope I am still arround when Hubby turns 72 in 2010.