Wednesday, 15 February 2012
Thought for the Day: A Fine Use for Grit
Here I am at the top of the mountain watching others ski. Boo hoo! I've bitten the financial bullet and paid for individual lessons for Louis for the next three afternoons so will have to sell a bit of vintage bling to recoup my costs once I'm home.
But do you know, armed with a happy disposition things ain't too bad. I'm sitting in a cafe with a beautiful vista and a chilled beer. The pain in my leg is diminishing and tomorrow I'm off to Andorra la Vella to procure a splint for my leg that will help me lead a near normal life until the inevitable op. Hello Torbay Hospital -I'm coming back! The past few nights I've been sleeping and eating well and have met some like minded outdoor souls. My mind is clear of bunkum and I have planned the direction that life might take over the next few months - unless events dictate otherwise. And, of course, Louis is having a ball making friends of all ages. He seems to go down with teenagers especially well.
Before I fell and hurt my leg I was really enjoying skiing to the extent where the value of this activity to me has become apparent. This will give me the impetus to get fit again and plan my spending so that I can still make an annual trip to the snow on my reduced single parent income. It might mean a change in shopping habits or one or two less nights out but the important thing is to make my money work for me by using it for the absolute necessities and those things that really impact on our wellbeing.