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Motivation Muesday

02 Jul
I am now a member :)

I am now a member ๐Ÿ™‚

Well…its not Monday anymore… but screw it.
I’ve had a really up and down week (or more) but I managed to tick some of my goals off. Actually writing these posts – as unmotivated as I feel at the time really does help because its so easy to forget what I HAVE achieved during a shitty week so writing them down is kind of like an ‘oh yeah’ moment where you feel a little better afterwards ๐Ÿ™‚

So…
Last week I finished one of the books I was reading so one aim for the next week is to review it on here and finally do an Amazon review as promised. I am now starting the next one and so far I like it (even though I’m only a few pages in lol) I’m waiting for a time where I can sit and read a good chunk at my leisure rather than squeezing bits in here and there and only half paying attention so hopefully I’ll get to do that soon ๐Ÿ™‚

I made my counselling appointment with the newbie…actually I went one step further and had a full blown session with her there and then…I survived and it was actually good to be surprised with it. It meant I didnโ€™t have the time to fret about it beforehand (or chicken out and cancel) I will write about that more later on…regardless I like her and have the next one booked in the next week or so ๐Ÿ™‚

I got paid...I went shopping…I practically forced myself to BUY something to wear as for the first hour or so I wandered around picking things up and then convincing myself I didnโ€™t need or want them and leaving empty handed. I’m so not used to treating myself lol but I ended up with a sweet dress, some practical stuff and a bunch of stuff for other people lol. I still have some set aside for hubbys birthday AND more just ‘in the account’ Saying that its been less than a week ha ha but it feels nice to be able to run out for some milk without counting the pennies and checking the account so I think I’ll be able to curb my spending and stick to what I need- we shall see.

Attempt 1

Attempt 1

Attempt 2

Attempt 2

Also I have been practicing baking and decorating cakes in preparation for his birthday cake. I started with one layer of basic marble cake so it’s a bit flat lol but I just wanted to try icing it… my first attempt was terrible lol HOWEVER I didnโ€™t have a rolling pin so… whatโ€™s that saying about blaming their tools? It tasted bloody amazing though!

The second attempt I played with cherries which actually dried the cake out a bit (as did putting it in the fridge) but the decorating improved a bit. Next time I’m going to do 2 layers (stacked) with cream and jam in the middle…mmmmm wish me luck lol

The Shine On Award

I was recently nominated for the Shine On Award by Writing The Body http://writingthebody.wordpress.com/2013/06/25/shine-on-award/ย  (Thank you very much ๐Ÿ™‚ ) Of course it comes with rules -post it, link back, nominate 15 bloggers and share 7 random things about yourself. As always do what you wish with the award…I always do lol

Shine On Award

Shine On Award

7 random things:
I don’t like ice cream
Today I am bloated
I SHOULD be doing housework right now
I reverse parked a disabled van last week and still feel proud of myself
I haven’t bitten my nails for over a month
I keep having nightmares lately :/
I wouldn’t mind going back to bed today

Questions:
1.ย  Rank these kinds of weather from best to worst: Sunny and hot, misty and cold, rain and cool, snow, ice, windy
My answers: Sunny and hot – Rain and cool – Windy – Misty and cold- snow – ice
2.ย  Do you like outdoor music festivals?
My answer: No.ย  Hate them,
3.ย  Do you like drinking water?
My answer: yes, it used to be all I drank (apart from alcohol lol) but over the last few years tea and coffee has taken over so now it has to be ice cold
4.ย  Favourite alcoholic drink
My answer: Vodka and coke or baileys
5.ย  Best drug experience
My answer: I overdosed once (pain meds) when I was a teenager and the hallucinations were hilarious – dangerous of course and stupid and that would never happen again.
6.ย  Most fun while not taking anything
My answer: lol I don’t ‘take anything’ so I suppose most things that are meant to be fun…
7.ย  Greatest sorrow:
My answer: 2013

Nominees:
EVERY ONE OF YOU…yes you! I can’t choose a handful of you -especially as I haven’t caught up with anyone on here lately and so many of you inspire me in different ways so I want ALL of YOU to shine on ๐Ÿ™‚
If you want this award…you are welcome to it…You deserve it ๐Ÿ™‚

My goals for this week:

  • I have been sent 2,000 vinyl singles…yup 2,000! Which I need to sort through and try and sell somewhere… any ideas?
  • I need to get some of these thoughts written down and blogged as theyโ€™re taking over my mind a little
  • I will make that double layer cake and it will be great
  • I will be careful with my spending
  • Read & Review

PoGeHaGo:

  • I am happy that my cakes are improving
  • I am happy I got to blog today
  • I am thankful for my best friend from home being just a phone call away

xBx

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18 responses to “Motivation Muesday

  1. Olivia Stocum

    July 2, 2013 at 3:03 pm

    Wow, holy busy week, Batman! Is that my book you’re reading? ๐Ÿ™‚

     
    • Comfortably Numb

      July 2, 2013 at 3:10 pm

      It is indeed ๐Ÿ™‚ and Ronan has already shook his head ๐Ÿ˜‰

       
      • Olivia Stocum

        July 2, 2013 at 9:19 pm

        LOL!

         
  2. Green Embers

    July 2, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    Keep up the hard work Beth!

     
  3. beetleypete

    July 2, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    I had a feeling that something was up. Just a niggle, but glad you got through it OK anyway.
    The cake icing looks great from where I am sitting, so well done for that.
    At least the weather was nice last Sunday!!
    As ever, Pete. X

     
    • beetleypete

      July 2, 2013 at 10:21 pm

      Vinyl singles.
      Research carefully. Some are worth reasonable amounts, up to ยฃ!0 each; perhaps a lot more for something rare. Most are sold for around ยฃ1. I would Ebay anything reasonably desirable, and then ‘job lot’ the rest in themed batches, sold either in free paper adverts, cards in shops, or as bulk boxes on Ebay. Music Magpie don’t sell them but Amazon do, so you could register as a marketplace trader, and stick them on there. I don’t really know what that involves. As a last resort, try going to an old-fashioned music/record shop ( there is one in Dereham) and they may make you an offer for the lot. X

       
      • Comfortably Numb

        July 3, 2013 at 12:44 pm

        OOOH Thanks Pete, yes I’ve done a few searches and found that some are indeed rather desireable in some places. Its just sorting through them all that will take the time xB

         
    • Comfortably Numb

      July 3, 2013 at 12:42 pm

      Thanks Pete, not bad for a first attempt (or 2) lol ๐Ÿ™‚ xB

       
  4. behindthemaskofabuse

    July 2, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    the cakes look lovely, glad you like your new therapist, congrats on the award and I hope you have a better week this week! xo

     
    • Comfortably Numb

      July 3, 2013 at 12:42 pm

      Thank you, thank you thank you ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope so too…always hope ๐Ÿ˜‰ How are you? xB

       
      • behindthemaskofabuse

        July 3, 2013 at 3:53 pm

        that there is. i’m pretty okay, i have my days. xo

         
  5. Mocha

    July 2, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    been a while, but you know me can’t stay away from the comfortable numbness

     
    • Comfortably Numb

      July 3, 2013 at 12:43 pm

      lol Hi Mocha, how are you doing? xB

       
      • Mocha

        July 3, 2013 at 7:09 pm

        I am ok…back to work..so the busy for me has begun..grrr…but it will calm down. I hope..how’s you…

         
      • Comfortably Numb

        July 3, 2013 at 9:55 pm

        Yeah same here working hard and trying to get back into a routine after a change in shifts BUT getting there ๐Ÿ™‚

         
  6. writingthebody

    July 15, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    No 7 is tough….sorry about that….

     

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