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Sunday, April 17, 2011

Return To Sanguine Saturday

Goodness, miss a week and I'm out of practice! Apologies on not having posted a Sanguine Saturday last week, I was hoping to have my laptop problem sorted out and it just didn't happen until the end of the week. Things are still not totally sorted, but I have a brand new shiny (!) to play with. I've not yet managed to transfer over all the little bits and bobs I need/want from my old laptop, but I've got some and I'm waiting on a caddy for my HDD to get the remainder. Things should be back to normal soon, in terms of laptops.

Success Stories:
I've not had any alcohol.
I've not done any burning.
Instead of just being a follower like normal, I actually did a little bit of research into what laptop to buy, and then made an informed decision based on my needs.
I asked for what I wanted (my brother to help me out with my laptop) and negotiated to get it.
I finished up with one of my support people without falling apart. (Gail.)
I handled some important paperwork that I was afraid of dealing with, and then when there was an issue, I handled that too!
I dealt with salespeople and crowds on the same day!
I asked someone to get something of mine returned.

Gratitudes/Happy Things:
Spending time with my nieces and nephew.
Having a shiny new laptop! (Even better, a shiny new laptop that lets me tab out of my game so I can multitask!)

Challenge and cheer-leading statements:
Emotions aren't unsafe in and of themselves. It's okay to feel whatever I feel.
No emotion or thought can make me a 'bad person'.
It's okay to make mistakes and be imperfect.
I don't have to be everyone's everything.
Just because someone is angry or upset with me doesn't mean they don't like me anymore.

Don't forget to post up your own version of Sanguine Saturday (any day, any format as long as it's positive-focused!) and shoot me the link! If you're joining us in this challenge, I want to know about it. Finally, of course, don't forget to check out this week's list of Sanguine Saturday versions:
Sairs of This Lunatic Express with Positivities even in hospital
Lua of Almost Positive with Weekend Positivity
Jennifer of magnificasti mirabilia with created -- shalom!
River of My Verse with Great Things
Ebullire of Reflections Upon A Brussel Sprout with Tubular Tuesday

Apologies to those who've posted over the last few weeks and been missed!

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


  1. i love your cheer leading statements this week! as discussed on another post, sometimes i feel like you might be minimizing them or hedging your bets with them. this week felt all clean and just awesome! yay! glad to have you back.

  2. Now guess who I amApril 18, 2011 at 4:02 AM

    No emotion or thought can make me a 'bad person'.

    I think that's a really good point. It's one that's been raised for me a couple of times this week. It's not the thought that is bad, it's the resulting action that can be. A thought doesn't make you a racist, acting on it does, and so on.