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.
Here's the length and breadth and height and depth of my wisdom at present on how to live life when time seems short but things to do are relentlessly plentiful. Do one thing at a time. One thing at a time and I seem to get as much done as when I'm trying to spread myself between seven things all at once. Heres how it works.
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
I'd had the 31st of May fixed in my head for a couple of reasons. Olivia had an inter school soccer tournament on that day and I'd been wondering if I should take the day off to go and cheer her on. And having been plodding away writing this post through most of May in … Continue reading Marking Time
“It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important.” Arthur Conan Doyle, The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes Ahh February - more a month of endurance than discovery wouldn't you agree? By February the new year has worn itself in and even the most sensible of our new year ideals … Continue reading What I Found in February
Joining up today with Photalife for #MySundayPhoto. Just one photo and a few words. A bit of a change from my wordier posts - part of my push this year to write simply from my heart without over censuring or overthinking and to go ahead and just try a few new things. Taken at Mollymook on the NSW South Coast, … Continue reading #MySundayPhoto – The Heat of the Moment
Written words can also sing - Ngugi Thiong'o Now its no secret I like words and lots of them The written word over the spoken word any old day if I had to choose, if push came to shove. And January, as always, had me wading through a lovely sea of them. Theres all those new year … Continue reading Holiday Word Play (and Other Good Reads)