Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Can anyone tell me what plant this is

I have many of these plants in pots, as you can see below, and we don't know the name of the plant.  We divided the original one about 2 years ago and this is the first year they have flowered.  I can't remember buying the plant so maybe someone gave it to me but it sure looks beautiful now in flower.

Can anyone tell me it's name please?  Remember though that I am in Australia so it is Autumn (Fall) here and not Spring.

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Sunday, April 18, 2010

Crunch time for my weight problem

I have finally come to the realization that I have to lose weight if I want to remain healthy.  I am in my mid 50s and my feet and legs are complaining about the weight they are carrying.

Before I get to the point where I start to have health issues which I can see are just around the corner I have decided to do something about it.  The weight has come on gradually so that is how I plan on losing it as well.

I don't want to go on a diet as such but want to go on a new eating plan that I can continue for the rest of my life.  I have been on diets and some of them have been good but I don't want to be obsessed with food like I have been before on these diets.

The eating plan I have chosen and researched is THE DIET SOLUTION.  I watched their video, I looked at their material and I think this eating plan is for me.  You download the plan so that means I can start on it straight away.

I will keep you informed how I am going and about the program in another post but for now I am moving forward this week to be a more healthy and lighter person.
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Monday, April 12, 2010

Friends are important

I had some girlfriends over for a luncheon on the weekend and we had a relaxing time together.   I don't get to see them that often now but when we do get together we have a lot of catching up to do.

Friends to me are important as they make me a more rounded person.  I am not only a partner, mother, grandmother but I am also a friend.

I love this verse that I have on a tile trivet on my desk.  I don't know who wrote it but its very true.

Friends are like diamonds precious but rare
False friends are like autumn leaves found everywhere
One of my friends bought me these lovely flowers pictured below and I had gifts of chocolates as well.  
I am very lucky to have such precious friends.
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Friday, April 2, 2010

Preparing for Easter

Easter bunnyImage by Stitch via Flickr
 I have been doing some spring cleaning (although it's not spring here) and wonder why I wait till the house looks like a bomb hit it before I decide to give it a good spruce up. 

I am tired now and I have only really done the kitchen, cleaning everything down and making the benches look uncluttered, even throwing things out and that is saying something.

I have lunch to cook on Easter Sunday for the family so I need to start on that tomorrow.  I can see I am not going to get too much done before then.  Maybe I can start on the dining room and have that in a half decent state by then.  It is not a big mess really but I hoped to get everything gleaming before then.  I realize now I didn't allow myself enough time.

I started all this as I have 4 days off work over the Easter break so thought it would be a good time to get things done I never have time for otherwise, but I can see I will go back to work exhausted.  Maybe not such a good plan!

Oh well, these things have to be done and I am the person to do it.   
Happy Easter everyone!

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