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Sunday, February 6, 2011

Sanguine (Sun)day!

Goodness, it's hot. Normally I am very happy in the heat, but this year it's really knocking me around. Not sure what's up with that - though I suspect having heat rash (to go with my allergy and stress rashes!) isn't helping. That's okay, despite the discomfort I'm still liking the warmth.

Apologies for how very late this Sanguine Saturday post is -- I was away for a few days last week, which knocked out my rhythm pretty thoroughly, and my mother went into hospital this afternoon for her surgery tomorrow. I may be a little absent over the next few weeks, depending how things go.

Success Stories:
I faced down my fear to show something to someone - and they really liked it!
I put my foot down on a few things I WON'T do while mum's recovering from surgery (my brother can do his own damned ironing, thankyouverymuch).
I'm still here.

Gratitudes/things that make me happy:
Household chores (yes, really).
My friends.
Music and singing.
Cool washers! (Face/wash cloths)

Challenge and cheer-leading statements:
I am not my family, and I don't have to be what they want me to be, either.
Being cared about is not dependent on being perfect. The people that really care about me will do so even if I mess up.
It's okay to accept a compliment.

Shoot me the link if you post up any version of Sanguine Saturday (any day, any format, as long as it's positive-focused!) and don't forget to check out this week's list of Sanguine Saturday versions:
BPDisMe of BPDisME: This Past Week In Brief
Jennifer of Magnificasti Mirabilia: created
Ebullire of Reflections Upon A Brussel Sprout: Tubular Tuesday

It's great to see some regulars, and a new face this week - welcome and congratulations on taking up the challenge, Ebullire!

Take care of yourselves until next time, and may we all find our own small fences along the way.


  1. Glad you're hanging in there! Good wishes and prayers for your mom, and for you as you care for her.

  2. I am glad to hear of your success stories. Your determination truly inspires me. Also, thank you for the kind welcome.

  3. You still want to know when I post one up? Here's my Tubular Tuesday for this week...