Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Please update your RSS! I miss you!

Hello friends! If this blog, a reader's random ramblings... is on your list; if you follow, or have it in your Google reader; then you need to make a change! This blog will no longer be updated. Instead I'm blogging at my new Wordpress site: http://fionareadersrr.wordpress.com/ So please head over there and look for "Meta", underneath which is "Entries RSS". That's where you need to go to make sure that you're subscribed to my blog. Thanks everyone, and I'm sorry for the inconvenience. See you there!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

I am blessed

I am blessed!

I have so much to be thankful for!

Today I had my yearly checkup with my oncologist. My tenth annual check since being diagnosed with breast cancer and undergoing surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy. The tenth time that I've been scanned and questioned and prodded and poked and proclaimed cancer free.

And this time the doctor said that I don't have to come back anymore.

Let's just sit with that for a moment, shall we? My oncologist says that the risk of me suffering a relapse is so small that I no longer need to be under his care. That's pretty good news, right?

And you know what? I nearly didn't appreciate it.

I left the doctor's office thinking about how I had ticked another thing off my to-do list. 

"Attend annual check-up with oncologist. Check!"

And I turned my thoughts to what else I had to accomplish today.

And I allowed myself to feel a bit grumbly about this and that, and even to indulge in a bit of worrying...as mums do.

But then I stopped. And remembered...

What you think about and what you believe matters.

And I believe that I am blessed.

And I choose to focus on my blessings and be thankful.

So join with me in smiling. And thinking about what a wonderful day it is today. And what a wonderful thing it is to be alive in it!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Not really a blog post

Still here :)

Just working too much and not finding any time to blog.

Looking forward to next Monday (the 26th) which will be my first day off in a while.

Hopefully I'll write then!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Balance; take two

So... The post I wrote yesterday; the one about balance? I'm giving it another shot.

Basically, I'm struggling with going overboard in one area of my life to the detriment of other areas.

Does that ever happen to you?

At the moment I seem to be in my "superwoman" phase; thinking that I can "do it all". And what's worse; thinking that I should do it all.

What's that about?

For some time I was working on loving and nurturing myself; but now that I'm feeling strong I'm working on loving others and giving and contributing to the world at large. For some reason, I can't seem to manage to do both in moderation. I'd love any advice.

I'm going to stop now and publish this post before Blogger has a chance to eat it. I've got more to say, but I'll save it for another day.

Thanks for hanging in there with me dear readers.