That's just about what it comes down to.
If it's not the heat and humidity, it's the rain !
In the South it's soaring temperatures, wind and wild fires.
Poor things !
We have floods and they have fires.
Around here we've been behaving a bit like slugs !
Mooching around doing nothing much
Eating too much,
watching rubbish TV,
playing on our ipads
Well this morning I've been on the scales and I've been shocked into action !
More of this needed
We have a lot on this year.
* Our 43rd Anniversary tomorrow !
* Most of the family birthdays in January, February and March then a break till June and July
* Brett and Sarah's wedding in March and I need to fit into that dress.
* A trip to Sydney is coming up soon for Sally and I to attend Sarah's Hen's High Tea - nothing to wear to that either !
* A gathering in April of many of my cousins ( on my Mother's side ) .
Some are traveling from overseas - Wales and Texas - and we are all gathering for a weekend in Noosa. As in many families we were all quite close growing up but with the passing years have spread out all over Australia and the world. Of the older generation, my mother is the oldest survivor of a family of fourteen. There are only five of them left now and of course they are the glue which keeps us together, so this gathering is important to maintain those ties. We are hoping to have at least one representative from each branch of the family there - I have 50 cousins in all on my Mother's side.
* We have one oldie turning 94 and two turning 93 ( January, April and July ) and that brings a whole range of baggage with it.
* Two tickets for Paris have been purchased for September.
I've been researching another holiday in the South of France possibly staying in St Remy, Pezenas and Sarlat la Caneda. We have made sure that the flights can be changed as, with our oldies, circumstances can change quickly and I have not booked accommodation as yet but will have to take the plunge soon.
So that's the bones of the plan for the year.
Plenty in there already without spur-of-the-moment visits to Sydney to see Brett and Sarah, or Hervey Bay to see Mum and Dad and of course dog-sitting duties when Sally goes on holidays.
Now all I have to do is drag myself out of this feeling of lethargy that hot weather and humidity brings.
I need to finish the decorating project of my bedroom - it's so close now with only finishing touches to go.
I need to finish my second quilt for my bed - actually only four seams to sew there before it is off to the quilter ( have to save up for that !!)
I need to apply myself to the task of losing weight .... again !
I need to make a list of all the jobs around the house that need to be done ... and then do them !
I need to get rid of all the clothes in my wardrobe that don't fit instead of hoping they will...one day !
andI need to find a project that I enjoy so I can get my teeth into it and stop drifting !!
PS. I need to get off my bum and blog more often too !!