My life feels like it's totally beyond my control at the moment. It isn't, it's just the way I'm feeling, I am very depressed, owing to things I've been desperately upset by recently but which I can't do anything about. And a lack of support from one source, which has really hurt me.
The one thing I can control though is my weight. Having lost over a stone last year on the advice of my consultant prior to my bladder op, I then put most of it back on again - the 3rd lockdown, Christmas and worsening depression being my excuse....I'm a comfort eater. Not that getting fatter is much comfort. So my siblings and I have decided to form our own slimming group - we've all put on weight and want to get it off. Starting today - been shopping early for healthy supplies. Last night I sat and planned a week's meals.....I'm doing Pinch of Nom - for those who don't know, it's kind of loosely based on Slimming World and is how I lost the weight last year. I have the books and there are some lovely recipes in them - in fact I don't think there's any I didn't like. Husband really liked all the meals too (he's also wanting to lose the weight he's put on)....but then he's not really a fussy eater, he'll eat pretty much anything.
Thank you for the lovely comments on my flower pictures. I wouldn't say I'm talented at all - it's just something I've found I really enjoy doing. I just watch a youtube video or two, then get up some images of a particular flower and just go for it, copying the basic shape but putting my own interpretation on it. It's amazing what we can do when we put our minds to it, and it helps a lot if we like it. I think some of my drawings look quite amateurish - well, they are! But it pleases me to do it. My artist friend has given me lots of advice and encouragement.