Sunday, February 5, 2012

Calm blue ocean

Do you ever wonder what it might be like to have a calm, stress free life? If you answer that you already have one, while I'm happy for you, I don't want to know about it.

Every time I think everything is cruisey then something happens to give me a swift kick in the pants and remind me not to be so complacent.

I dream of calm, cool, stress free - I'm sure it was never this hard when my children were younger. There are also the well-meaning people who have to butt in with their two cents worth and seem to take pleasure in others hassles.

Okay, deep breath, move on. I can't change them, I can only change how I react.

I once had a friend who used to always intone the words 'calm, blue ocean' over and over again with the aim that this was supposed to calm a person down. Never quite worked for me, positive people can sometimes be awfully annoying - myself included.

I was meant to go to breakfast with a group of girls from my former workplace this morning. That went down the gurgler what with things going on in my world and then the friend who organised breakfast having to catch an emergency flight interstate this morning because her teenage daughter has been in a serious car accident. My thoughts are with her today, sometimes shitty things happen to good people.

Today I spent my afternoon cooking, I'm not a huge fan of cooking but sometimes it's relaxing and calming. I made frosted chocolate muffins and bacon, zucchini and carrot slice for the MM's lunches this week. Plus a spinach, feta and sweet potato mix in puff pastry for tea with a tossed salad. Healthy food which actually tastes good.

Except for the muffins - the other two things are new and untried before. They both have turned out a triumphant success, I have them occasionally - successes that is.

Well that's all my news for now - have a good week. Calm blue ocean everybody (snicker, snicker)

Cheers, Fi

Note: I just googled calm blue ocean for a picture and found these words "Feeling stressed? Feeling like you’re living in a world that is totally out of control? Try this: picture yourself on a gorgeous beach, take a deep breath, and repeat after me, “Calm blue ocean…” Breath. “Calm blue ocean…” Now open your eyes. You’re feeling better right? Maybe there is something in this?????


  1. Calm blue ocean....(:>) I might have to try this! I love the ocean, and I do find it calming! (But I live in Kansas, so I will just have to imagine it)

    I have stress in my life right now. My brother had a quadruple heart by-pass and he is staying with us. It has been 7 weeks now, and he is healing very slowly. He is not himself and he is very frazzled. I will share the "calm blue ocean" idea with him!

    "Okay, deep breath, move on. I can't change them, I can only change how I react." I liked that too.

    Hey, you have given me some encouragement today!!!! Thanks! (:>)

  2. My friend Rachel always tells me when I am on my soapbox or stressed out...Light and breezy...LOL. That feta and sweet potatoe pastry sounds good. Post the recipe? I love cheese, feta is my fav.


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