We have a way here in Australia of making molehills out of mountains. We fix things with a slap on the back and a "she’ll be right". And we fall apart later. Life can scatter us like the chicken feed I throw across my lawn of a morning. Life can have us all over the shop as we might say here, distant from ourselves, further away than our arms can reach.
Yes I got me a couple of questions
WHY am I the only person in this house who knows how to change a toilet roll properly. Why when there's a perfectly respectable container for the dog food does my boy leave the bag of food next to it.
And with this last Christmas I was reminded all over again that being with the people I love wins out hands down without question over having everything go to plan OR ticking all the boxes on our "this is what we do at Christmas" list OR having the house all spruced and Christmas ready. Of course it's lovely when things do go to plan, when the food turns out how it's meant, when the house shines as I like it to and guests and or children, take your pick, behave the way they should. Lovely yes - but not essential to joy shared and thanks given and a good time being had. Not even nearly.
Ducks in a row? Well yes they are. Literally. Two of them in fact. We've added a pair of fluffy tailed ducklings to our backyard brood because its spring and we couldn't help ourselves. They're growing fast, there are plans for a pond and a bigger enclosure and they make our backyard farm yard feel … Continue reading Ducks in a Row
Five Minute Friday = prompt word, five minutes, just write. No overthinking, no over complicating. This weeks prompt word: STUCK Now theres a word I can relate to. "I feel stuck" is a phrase I'll say all dramatically quite often - more often than I'd like - to myself, to God, to anyone who's bothered to … Continue reading Five Minute Friday – Stuck
“the in-between place is still a place” Christie Purifoy I read these words a few weeks ago now and as sometimes happens with words that strike a chord, they’ve stayed with me. They made me think of my narrow L shaped hallway. Its an in-between place. In between the living areas of the house and … Continue reading Lessons from an L Shaped Hallway
This post written for Women Connect. You can find out all about that here . You know I’m always amazed by what grows and what doesn’t grow in my garden. Wild and overgrown for the most part yet its a constant source of inspiration to me. Not too long ago in my wandering around out there … Continue reading The Things That Grow
Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life - - - Psalm 23:6 Theres a little sign attached to a low red brick wall that I pass each morning as I walk the few blocks from my car to work. Im almost at work when I pass it, breathing … Continue reading All In