OK Plan B on the disaster front…or should that be the ‘up against it’ front?

I try to find humour in my daily life as it really does help, but this morning has been one of those times when it has proved tricky. So at lunchtime I dusted myself down, shifted my focus from what was coming in by email, text and the phone and gave myself a break.

I stepped away from the technology and changed Emily’s bed as she is away right now and there is nothing like coming back to fresh sheets.

I made one of my favourite lunches and caught up with a few blogs that I follow. My lovely friend Jeannie had a very wise post that taught me something valuable (they usually do), the witty and warm Jacqueline had a post that made me laugh out loud (this happens often with Jacqueline’s posts) and the very wise and supportive Grandfathersky had a new insight to share (I have learnt so much from him).

I cuddled our dogs and fed our hens.

Then I lit an array of candles and some rose incense and breathed in deeply.

Let the afternoon commence.



18 Responses to “OK Plan B on the disaster front…or should that be the ‘up against it’ front?”

  1. 1 creativeboys April 6, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    Yea i got to agree with all 3 blogs you mentioned! Thanks for sharing! 🙂


  2. 3 granbee March 19, 2012 at 11:04 pm

    My sincerest congratulations to you on switching to little indulgences, dogs, chickens, your daughter’s fresh sheets and a few comforting blogs! I really love Grandfather Sky, also!


    • 4 Jane Thorne March 20, 2012 at 9:54 am

      gs is the best Rose – we could head up his fan club, such a kind and wise man. I always feel honoured when both you and he stop by here for a visit xx


  3. 5 1smiles March 19, 2012 at 12:33 am

    You do such an amazing job of taking care of yourself. You changed your focus and life changed. Yay!!!
    Love and Hugs,


    • 6 Jane Thorne March 19, 2012 at 8:34 am

      Jeannie thank you for such a lovely comment..perspectives and focus..the small changes can have the most profound effect..much love coming right back to you xxx


  4. 7 Maxi March 17, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    You’re a smart girl, Jane. I bought a Garfield card one time. On the front it read: When the goin’ gets tough … (inside) take a nap til it blows over.

    After the laughter, I thought it was a pretty good idea …like yours. Blessings – Maxi


  5. 9 Eric Alagan March 17, 2012 at 1:14 am

    Thank you for this sharing, Jane – I also read how others handle similar situations > enlightening.

    Depending on the intensity, I do one of three: Go for a long walk – usually return brimming with ideas. Hard road biking over hilly terrain – thick blood gorged thighs, a warm shower, glass of wine and sleep usually does the job. Or, pray…really pray, on my knees in church, doubled over with forehead touching the ground – ignore the people who stare in amusement – always works for me.

    I have you in my thoughts Jane. God bless.

    – Eric


    • 10 Jane Thorne March 18, 2012 at 9:27 am

      Hello lovely Eric thanks for stopping by and yes fresh air and exercise works well and prayer and meditation and sometimes a simple activity..it’s just getting away from whatever is troubling you so that you can gain perspective…a quiet mind is the key for me. You are lovely buddy and hugs back to you xx


  6. 11 Grandfathersky March 16, 2012 at 11:44 pm

    As I have from you, and so many others who who their hearts and minds here…


  7. 13 Jeannie March 16, 2012 at 11:38 pm

    now see, by doing this (which I love by the way)…you are leaving the door open for possibility. When we relax ourselves in the face of uncertainty, often the answer arrives on the threshold. Good for you!!


  8. 15 maturestudenthanginginthere March 16, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    I’m pleased that you have lovely blogs to inspire you and I’m honoured to be counted as one of them. I’m particularly tickled by the fact that I make you laugh out load. I’m a candles gal too. 😉 Have a wonderful weekend.


  9. 17 elenacaravela March 16, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    How lovely:) Good for you.


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