The mat buying was a last ditch attempt to rescue my back verandah from being the general shambles that its been for a very long time. See I've been trying for a nice comfy outdoor space for years. Nothing posh - just a clean non dog hair infested spot to sit that doesn't smell of dog wee. Never quite got there and no longer sure my back verandah had it in it anymore. See while it might have size going for it - its wide and runs the length of the back of the house - it lacks just about everything else relating to style, function and beauty.
Now I don’t have a balcony or a view of any exotic looking European buildings
What I do have is a great ugly back verandah that the dogs have the run of, It holds fine views of the two rabbit cages, a pumpkin vine gone wild and a lawn that nearly always needs mowing.
But she might be a beauty yet.
They say necessity is the mother of invention.
Well so is 15 year old boy constantly in your earhole about the sheer indecency of having the smallest bedroom in the house, maybe the whole town, possibly the universe
I had to remind myself that it's OK to start right where I am and its always ALWAYS OK to learn as I go and make mistakes and do things in my own way at my own pace. That goes for you too. And yes sometimes it takes a bit of trial and error to work out your own style and your own pace. But mistakes and working stuff out as you go is part of the process and its OK
Do anything for twelve days straight and it will make a difference. Something will change or lift or be discovered or take flight. You'll get a grip or get an idea or see things clearer. You'll look better or feel better or maybe your house will too. Not by some far fangled magic or some secret method but in the simple act of doing the thing consistently, of going through the steps and doing the work.
Surprised the heck out of me.
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.
I still go back to these words
- - - small steps will often keep us going when we run out of steam with the grand gestures. Leeana Tankersley
Sometimes small steps are the only thing you can do when time and money, energy and ability and plain old priorities count the "grand gestures" out for the time being
- - - and sometimes taking one small step can seem like the grandest gesture of all.
I may have mentioned this before but I'll say it again anyway - small changes that make a big difference are my favourite kind of changes. So in keeping with that, I thought I'd share a quick change done recently that was easy, fun and mostly done by me sweet girl Olivia. Last Saturday she … Continue reading Small Change, Big Difference – Impromptu Feature Wall