I've been tagged by the lovely Leigh and asked to list five ways in which I "raise my vibrations". Ooer, mrs, as they say. Here is my wholesome U-rated list:
1) Going to the gym
I know - who would have thought it? I have developed a crush on the gym - no, not just a crush, a full-blown love affair. I love the cheesy music they play in there. I love filling in the little boxes of my card - increasing all my repetitions, times and weights, charting my progress in black and white. I love that endorphin rush that comes at the end when I'm walking home on jelly-legs. And I especially love that last week I had my first month's review with the manager and all my measurements had gone down - heart rate, blood pressure, fat percentage etc. And all because I mutter "Wedding dress, wedding dress," to myself while I'm panting on the treadmill. So it's a Whoopee for the gym - straight in at number one!
2) A cuddle with h-t-b
...Or any of the kids, for that matter. We are all cuddlers in this family. I love having my cuddles with the kids, feeling their little hands stretch around me. I love getting to breathe in the smell of their hair, feel their faces against mine. And I especially love snuggling up to h-t-b on the sofa of an evening, glass of wine at hand, and something good on the box. Which brings me on to...
3) Top telly
Lost! Heroes! Green Wing! And oh, I did enjoy Mistresses last night too. Hoorah for the small screen!
4) A great book
I do love getting lost in a brilliant book. I love it when you carry the characters around in your head all day, wondering what they're going to do next. And oh, as for BUYING books, well, now you're talking. *Ooh, shall I choose this one next? Oh, this looks good. What a fab cover! Never heard of this author but I like the sound of the blurb... Sod it, I'll buy all of them.* ... That definitely raises my vibrations. As well as my credit card bill, sadly...
a) Going on holiday but also b) Planning holidays.
We are having a little titchy honeymoon away from the kids after we get married (and sadly it will be titchy - 2 or 3 nights away tops) but hey, I'm still VERY excited about planning and researching where we're going, where we'll stay, and all the rest of it. We're also hoping to take the kids away somewhere special as a 'family honeymoon', cash allowing, so I'm really enjoying looking at holidays on the internet at the moment. Almost as enjoyable as actually going there!
Ahh, I'm feeling quite blissed out after making my list. Am I supposed to tag other people now? I always feel a bit shy about doing that. Tell you what - if you fancy it, help yourself!
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