Rocky lives on

I have always been a fan of the Rocky series and we are very fortunate to have a cinema in town that is very reasonable so we try and come as often as we can. Some films are worth a mention, some aren’t but this was for me but the boys loved it as well, in fact, Alex has said he is going to dig out my boxed set now and watch the other Rocky films. 

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New Year New Start

Well here we go, a brand new year has begun. As I sit here and think everything over, as is traditional for New Year, I realise that I have been guilty of not appreciating what I have, and always wanting more, never really feeling content. living with a dark cloud, and letting the downside of everything get to me instead of looking to the good.  and I have had some really dark times this year.  hence the lack of updating this blog. So for 2016, I aim to appreciate EVERYTHING more, even those little everyday things like my boys getting home from school, and work, with a smile on their face, I want to stop and take the time to soak it all up, realise just how lucky I am to have them. At the end of the day, my family are all that matters and as long as I have them, I am blessed in more ways than you can ever imagine

As I sit here and think everything over, as is traditional for New Year, I realise that I have been guilty of not appreciating what I have, and always wanting more, never really feeling content. living with a dark cloud, and letting the downside of everything get to me instead of looking to the good.  and I have had some really dark times this year.  hence the lack of updating this blog. So for 2016, I aim to appreciate EVERYTHING more, even those little everyday things like my boys getting home from school, and work, with a smile on their face, I want to stop and take the time to soak it all up, realise just how lucky I am to have them. At the end of the day, my family are all that matters and as long as I have them, I am blessed in more ways than you can ever imagine

So for 2016, I aim to appreciate EVERYTHING more, even those little everyday things like my boys getting home from school, and Allan being home from work, with a smile on their face, the look on Darren’s face when you see him and he breaks out in a massive smile.  I want to stop and take the time to soak it all up, realise just how lucky I am to have them. At the end of the day, my family are all that matters and as long as I have them, I am blessed in more ways than you can ever imagine/

I am blessed to have some fantastic friends in my life who have got me through the dark times this year, who have put up with the fact that I couldn’t even face putting any decorations up this year, couldn’t even be bothered to wrap presents.  Yes, I confess everything was put in bags as it was or in boxes and I just wrapped the boxes.   *this had a plus side.. Hardly any wrapping paper lying around to recycle and I have loads of rolls of wrapping paper put away for Christmas 2016.. you see, with Allan working Christmas day and Boxing day. the first Christmas without my dad, I wasn’t feeling it.  ok the boys got their presents and they were happy with that and we had our Christmas dinner on the 27th shared with friends and family, but it wasn’t the same, there was no Christmas magic, no decorations,  and for that, I am truly sorry.  I have made a promise to myself that no matter what happens. This year will be different.  I am going to pull my socks up and put this black cloud behind me as much as I can, so what if I can’t walk far because my foot is still causing a lot of pain and not healed. at least, I can walk which is more than some.  

So what if I am feeling  jealous of others who have loads of family and are so close, and here I am without an extended family. I have friends who are my family.  I have Allan and the boys. I am lucky, with so many who have lost everything and everyone close. I realise I have no right to feel sorry for myself.   I have my friends, I have my close family, I have a house that is not flooded out or bombed.  I am lucky and I am going to look on the bright side this year.   
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I hope 2016 will be a year of appreciation and love for everyone xxxx