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Sunday, July 10, 2011

Sanguine Saturday in Scotland

I move on to Manchester on Monday. I'm going to miss Scotland!

Success Stories:
No drinking.
No burning.
I had the option to let someone else order my food for me (easier but not healthy for me when I can do it myself) or order my own (challenging but healthier), and I made the choice to order my own.
I was brave and tried haggis. It actually tastes quite nice.
I made some simple decisions in a reasonable timeframe.

Gratitudes/Happy Things:
Being able to help someone when they needed it.
Spending time with my best friend.
Finding a giraffe shaped lollipop.
Pub trivia.

Challenge and cheer-leading statements:
Feelings aren't facts.
Having a hard time while on holiday doesn't mean anything about me except that I'm having a hard time.
I don't have to be perfect to be liked.
It's okay to let people know I'm having a hard time.
It will pass if I let it.

Apologies for the lack, but no outward links again this week. I think I probably will post less links while I'm away, but feel free as always to link in a comment to my SS posts if you do your own version! I still want to read and I'm sure others do, too!

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


  1. Oohhhh, a giraffe shaped lollipop, bet you were excited when you found that :) I am glad you are having a good time. Good on you for trying haggis, I don't know that I could! Andy likes it though and is now offering to make it for me when I told him you'd tried it. Not sure how I feel about that :-P

  2. Haggis really has a bad reputation but if people didn't know what it was made from, they probably would like it! So happy you are continuing to have a good time and learn about yourself along the way.

  3. A giraffe shaped lolipop! Brilliant!

    I have never tried Haggis. Maybe if I was actually in Scotland, I would go for it though.

    I'm glad to hear you are having a good trip.