Monday, 1 February 2010

Mad Monday!!!

What a whirlwind of a day it has been!
Work was CRAZY!!
I was so glad to get home, when I got in my dear Ralph asked if I would like to go to IKEA.
Really all I wanted to do was take my uniform off and chill after all the craziness of work.
But I knew he wanted to get some extra shelves to sort out the storage in the kitchen.
So I smiled nice and wifey and said "Yes Darling" as long as we have tea first.
So we had a very healthy meal of grilled trout, baby potatoes, broccolli,
cauliflower and carrots and I felt so angelic.  My food has been so good today.

So off to IKEA we went and it was very pleasant, Monday must be their quiet night.
We bought a few bits and bobs, got some inspration for my new craft shed,
did I tell you I was getting a new one? ;o)
I'm getting a bigger one and Ralph is having my old

After IKEA we called in to M&S and bought a few foodie treats,
don't panic, they are all calorie counted and extremely healthy....
These are no ordinary treats they are M&S treats. 
Little packs of veg that I love but Ralph doesn't all on offer.
Low calorie lemon mousse which is to die for....
I really could live out of M&S if the budget allowed.

We got back home and went on line to check out phones. 
I had remembered we are due for a free upgrade on our contract this month
and I am torn between a Blackberry and and Iphone.
We can't upgrade until 15th Feb so looking for feedback if anyone has any?

I came up with a title for my journal which the lovely BearFriend pointed out is not about the beginning of my sixth decade but my seventh!!!!  I was never that good at maths, thanks BearFriend you are getting a bear hug sometime soon :o)

It came to me in bed last night, whilst talking to my darling.  We do a review of our relationship every three months or so and last night was one of those occassions. I find it very healthy for our marriage to do this and it works so well.  I have always been the kind of person that bottles things up and then the silliest of things makes me blow up. 

Since being with Ralph this doesn't happen, outside of our relationship it may, but not within. I was trying to find the words to tell him how I feel now and couldn't. Telling him that I didn't feel I had to make an effort with him sounded wrong and I was tying myself up in knots with words. I just feel so right with him but couldn't tell him how.  Then I just blurted out "I am finally me!"  He knew exactly what I meant because he feels the same way.  We don't have to try, we don't have to behave in a certain way, we just have to be who we are with each other and it is right, so very right. 

Boy oh boy do I blether on...

So my journal will called "Finally Me"

Mood = Great
Food = Great

Today I am thankful for:

My job, manic or not I am grateful for it.
My home, it may be small but it is my haven.
M&S, a little indulgence now and again does you good.


266 said...

This is a very sweet story. I'm glad you have Ralph and a wonderful title for your journal. :)

F. McButter Pants said...

Jealous of your relationship with your hubs. You are very lucky.

Hope Tuesday is Terrific!

spunkysuzi said...

I love M&S I used to always get my undies from there :) Oh and the kids always got chocolate buttons from there in their christmas stocking! And my hubs name in Ralph, yours sounds just as wonderful as mine is :)

Julia Dunnit said...

SOunds like you and Ralph have it sussed. Marvellous. The low cal Lemon Mousse is a fave here too. mmmmmmmmmm.

VRaz60 said...

I gotta get me a Ralph!! What a wonderful guy. However, my HD, Ed is a keeper, too. We are so lucky, aren't we? Love the title for your journal. Sums it up so nicely. My two cents....I have a Blackberry Curve 8330 and I love it!! It's not one of the brand new models, but I have really enjoyed having the convenience of all its bells and whistles while travelling.

Friend of the Bear said...

Hi Sheilagh. You are so lucky to have your Ralph. But then, you know that already!

I think that's the perfect journal title. I wonder if I'll ever truly be me?

On the phone - the last time I renewed my contract I tried a phone in the shop which had a touch screen - well the assistant demonstrated it - and it was VERY fiddly to operate as you needed finger tips the size of a toddler to accurately chose anything on the screen. He failed to complete several tasks so I decided against it. So if a touch screen, thoroughly test it out first or it could end up being endlessly frustrating!

Hope you've had a good day.

Bearfriend xx

Accidental carer said...

Some of it is luck but a lot of hard work went into building this relationship - I know I was there for some of it. You sorted all your issues out very early on and I believe that HONESTY has kept you "loved up" and "content".
I love Ralph too but in a "Thank God she found you" way!!!!
You know I love my blackberry don't you but never tried an iphone so difficult to compare. You do need small fingers for the one I have got though if that helps.
Missing you and looking forward to seeing your bigger stash store love you xxxxx

Tammy said...

Dwayne could take a few lessons from Ralph, lol. He certainly seems to be lacking in some areas after I read sweet stories like these about you and your man! And your tea (I call it dinner) sounds absolutely delish!! :)

Sam said...

Can't believe you were reluctant to go to Ikea? Perhaps I have rose-tinted specs for the store due to the distance from here.

Great that you've found yourself and that all is good with your relationship.