I’ve just been flicking through my junque journal and realised I’m close to finishing it, and will soon need to build a new one. However, I am miles away from being finished showing you the pages! I started working on this journal in October 2014, and I’m only just now showing you the November pages!
Reading through, you can see I was starting to get really concerned about my health and this was about the time I was gearing up to go and see the doctor.
The tiredness was a really big clue to my illness (but I didn’t know that until months later). I was, and still am, falling asleep a lot during the day for an hour or two, sometimes more, every day. It feels very much like my eyelids are made of lead and I get really freezing cold and then it feels like my body is starting to shut down and I have to sleep. I wish I had known I had Hypothyroidism before it got this bad!
Language barriers: Five of my cousins are French and don’t speak much English, while I’m English and don’t speak much French. So that makes things quite interesting when we try to converse on Facebook. Thank goodness for Google Translate. But that’s no good at slang or getting across true meanings, and on the occasion I journaled about above, I had to enlist the help of a French-Canadian friend! Thank goodness for her, because I got really stuck and it got embarrassing.
Silly cat: Our cat, Oscar, is 3 years old and very, very silly. He does such funny things! I’m so glad we rescued him from the shelter because he has brought untold amounts of joy to my life. We had cats when I was a little kid, but then I wasn’t able to have one again until Oscar. From now on, I will always have a cat.
At least one.
Preferably two. Or more.
I’m well on my way to being a cat lady and I don’t care.
I really like the lettering on this page (above). Someone told me something once, and her words are the single-most important words anyone has ever said to me. They brought such amazing clarity and fundamentally changed me as a person. Sometimes I can get quite worried about specific things, but then I remember her words and it really does make me feel relieved of a heavy burden.
Here’s a page (above) with a quote by author Stephen King that I really love:
“The place where you made your stand never mattered. Only that you were there… and still on your feet.” Tweet this quote!
Lots of personal stuff blurred out in the spread above. But the best part is where my daughter told me she had witnessed me laughing in my sleep She used to do that herself when she was a baby (and grew to walk, talk and watch TV in her sleep…but that’s a whole other story!)
And here we have the last page spread of the month and the beginning of December. Behind the ’04’ is a flap, and underneath it are our tickets from that day when we took ourselves off to the zoo for my husband’s birthday. I swear, winter is the very best time to go to the zoo because there’s hardly anyone else there and it’s like you have the whole place all to yourself (well…apart from the animals!)
I have to say…I love that zendoodle on the left there.
Come back soon for December’s pages!