Thursday, July 29, 2010

Life Isn't About Waiting for the Storm to Pass

It's about Learning To Dance in the Rain. anon

Do I seem obsessed with the weather? I'm pretty sure that I must do, as it seems that my infrequent blog posts recently seem to pretty much be about just that.

Anyone who has followed my blog for any length of time will know that I am most definitely not a winter person... & right now it is smack in the middle of winter.

I've found blogging a bit difficult lately as I don't feel that I have anything interesting or important to say or report.
I don't want to feel as if I'm just filling posts with inane or repetitive minutiae of my daily life & I don't want to whine on about negative stuff...who the heck would want to read any of that. But I feel I must write something.

Life isn't always sunshine & roses. We get older. Things do go wrong or don't turn out as we had hoped. Parents age & sometimes get ill....& teenagers just do things that give us more wrinkles & a couple of extra grey hairs despite our best efforts at parenting. Our plans for any given day can head out west at a moments notice & we can feel like we are constantly trying to catch up with just the basics such as housework & remembering to eat! Trying to find time to do what we want to do, or just a little time for ourselves can often seem like a mammoth task in itself.
Bugger trying to put kids into time out I'd like to put myself in time out & be left alone...about a month (somewhere tropical) should do it ;)

Yet through all of this, small things happen for which one just can't help but be grateful for! A glance around my immediate environment shows me that.
The middle of winter, only a couple of bare trees (one cunningly concealed by the evergreen natives), sunshine & a clear blue sky.

It's called finding the joy in simple things, or the beauty in what can be seen as mundane by those too blinded to look for it!!
This is what life is all about, & unless we can find the joy in the simple things how on earth can we be happy with the life we have.

For learning to 'dance' in the rain see my post about line dancing ;)

Monday, July 26, 2010


I LOVE  'em!

Here's why....
Yep, I go Line Dancing & I love it!! 

There - I said it & it didn't hurt a bit ;)

Roll your eyes if you like. I've managed to weather the incredulous looks & the ''OMG ...Line Dancing???'' comments so far & I really don't give a rats.

Over the last few years, having lived in smaller homes that have no real gardens to speak of & with spending a lot of my worktime sitting at either the torch or a computer, things have started spreading somewhat. This is my way of hopefully controlling the spread. Who knows I may even reverse it, going three times a week as I am right now. I have clothes I want to fit back into.

Any which way it is better than being sedentary for best part of the day & letting various body parts seize up, because I tell you I've noticed aches in the mornings (& other parts of the day) where not so many years ago there were none....
One way to get rid of aches is exercise. I have that on good authority.

To those of  you who haven't rolled your eyes, dropped your jaw & looked as if you are trying to briefly catch flies when I have mentioned Line Dancing...Thank You :)

Baby Boy - thank you for not being one of the above, & also for letting your Baby come along & join me when she can. To my darling Mum - you deserve thanks just for encouraging me in everything I do :)

Saturday, July 17, 2010

The Road To Heaven

Just when my winter weary mind needs it the most, a wonderful Etsy member creates a nice summery Treasury & includes some of my beads.

Check it out if you have time - who knows what you might discover.
While you are there be sure to have a look at the Treasury Curators store The Pottery Syndicate has some beautiful items including jewelry components. So tempting....

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

New Wheels

My dream car (or rather Dream 4 Wheel drive) it ain't. But it will do....
for now ;)

I'm so insanely excited just to have something that is 'mine' & not to have to rely on others any more.