Friday, July 31, 2009

back to basics

I visited a naturopath last night, I thought it might be worth speaking to someone to see why i'm so prone to the cold and why i'm tired. Using iridology, my naturopath said I have a lymphatic constitution - where dairy products are lowering my immunity and my digestive system isn't extracting nutrients from my food effectively.
She also suggested that my ongoing sore throats could be something to do with not communicating what I need to.

After further research today I found this: "A lymphatic, or mucous constitution, may be recognized by the light complexion, the frame full and rounded, but the flesh soft and flaccid, and the muscular fibre yielding and relaxed. The circulation is sluggish, the pulse slow, the generation of heat deficient, and there is also a sensitiveness to cold. The patient is subject to slow and sluggish affections, to catarrhal diseases, abscesses, accumulations of water about various organs. Acute diseases are also liable to assume a chronic form and run a slow and tedious course." Link

I walked out of there thinking I have things less 'together' than i did when i walked in. And I wondered if I want to start this? I feel I look after myself better now - I take baths, love cooking, love my weekend job, have lots of friends, take time out for me, enjoy my walks and rides, buy myself nice things and flowers.
In fact lately several friends have said things like 'I really admire your decision to rethink your career and find a job that fits your priorities' (Andrea) 'I've always thought you seem to pick different jobs but it's like they will all serve a purpose sometime in the future' (Allison). I don't work long hours, my boss does recognise when I've done good work, she just has a short temper sometimes and I sometimes feel I am talked to like a daughter - belittled.
I even thought I had a less stressful job - but this seems to be it again. I recall back when I was getting acupuncture for my back 4 years ago - I was having troubles with work then too. Well as I learned - life sends us the same lesson over and over in different forms until we learn it - not until then can we move on.

Maybe I need to buy some more nice things - I'd buy this cool denim skirt from Witchery

Or maybe their jersey wrap skirt

And definitely these Clara Tubular Flats from Country Road

... and I'd find some of those soft, comfy looking tshirts Marion Cotillard wore in A Good Year


Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Veil or no veil?

Feeling better and back on board now! On Friday night Louise and Mum came along to my dress fitting at Brides of Melbourne. Funnily enough, it seems my back is broader than last November as the dress wouldn’t zip up all the way! Well if only there was something to show for it on my chest! I think I’m really going to have to wear a g for this dress, nothing else will do the trick!

We experimented with some feathers on the side of my hair – and the beautiful matching jewelry. I definitely want something poking out of my messy bun – and it’s looking like the birdcage veil is going to be overkill. Looking at the prices of the hairpiece and jewelry we agreed we could have fun making it ourselves instead. Now I’m thinking about having one or two orchids in my hair instead of the feathers – I wonder how many more times I’ll change my mind?

On Saturday I was working at Passionfoods when I experienced ‘opposite déjà vu’. A lovely lady asked me whether we have any vacancies and if it was worth her bringing her resume in – I said ‘this is exactly how I got the job’ so bring it in – you never know! She returned a minute later saying that her boyfriend though I was so nice she better remember my name – and that’s how I met Kristy with a ‘K’! Colleen was the lovely lady who passed on my resume - will the cycle continue?

Waiting for the train on my home that night, the girl next to me struck up a conversation – it turned out that she works at Brides of Melbourne and she recognized me from the night before! If only more people chatted with the person next to them, waiting time would go much faster.

After a long hot bath I had another restless night’s sleep and woke up with a headache, I tidied up, walked Rossi to get the paper and when I was in my own little world – taking washing off the line I turned around for some reason and there was Trav – standing in the doorway watching me! Finally he’s home again! I think the last 2 weeks were harder this time as I hadn’t been feeling as strong as I normally would.

On Random acts of Kindness on Sunday night, a lady who provides the ‘Footpath Library’ to homeless people was featured. At the end she encouraged people to stop and have a chat with the homeless – not avoid them. We will discover that they are just like you and me. On the way to and from Monday’s meeting I was approached directly by two different homeless people. I had left my purse at home and when I told each of them this they didn’t believe me. I wonder if I would have stopped if I thought I could help them?
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