|1970 - with my two brothers and one of my dad's cars|
Friday, 31 July 2015
Wednesday, 29 July 2015
One of the best parts of reducing the hours I work is that I have more free time to do with as I please. For the last couple of months that free time has been spent on regaining a little bit of myself that I felt had gotten lost along the way. Now I feel ready to do a little more.
Tuesday, 28 July 2015
Saturday, 25 July 2015
Friday, 24 July 2015
MY LACK OF CRAFTINESS
As a good Christian woman it is an embarrassment for me to have to confess that I loathe any type of craft. I can admire the dexterity and "creativity" of those who immerse themselves in the latest crafting fad, but I just cannot get inspired by padded tissue box covers, or scrap booking, or quilting, or any of the myriad of craft activities that others thrive on.
Wednesday, 22 July 2015
A scary thing happened to me a while ago......without being aware it was happening, I became addicted to Pinterest! What started out as somewhere to collect a few apt quotes and pretty pictures (rather than filling up my facebook feed) has now proceeded to take over part of my life.
Tuesday, 21 July 2015
Saturday, 18 July 2015
I read quotes like this one above and I wonder quietly to myself - do we expect too much from love and marriage in the world we live in today? Have we put ourselves under a ton of pressure to be on top of our love game all the time for fear we may lose if we aren't always fervently full on?
Friday, 17 July 2015
I'm not sure if I'm the only person in the world who is hating on reality television shows - I'm pretty sure I'm not, I'm also pretty sure there are a gazillion other people out there who are heartily sick of seeing hour after hour after hour of mind numbing programs......and yet they keep on coming!
Wednesday, 15 July 2015
There are so many things that I do out of obligation or habit or because I'm a little OCD and because I think "no-one else is going to do it". A lot of those things are necessary and part of the obligations of getting by in this world. However, some of them are self inflicted and I really need to tell myself "Stop It!!" when I go down that path.
Saturday, 11 July 2015
Friday, 10 July 2015
Wednesday, 8 July 2015
I have never been very good at women's groups and get-togethers. I always feel like the odd one out because I'm not really a girly girl. This might be the fall out from growing up with two brothers and a mother who wasn't very good at mother/daughter bonding.
Tuesday, 7 July 2015
This quote sums up my life journey at the time being. So much has changed in the last few years, the last few months and even the last few days - time doesn't stand still. Life is about moving forward through the changes and becoming richer in character as I navigate towards who I am becoming.
Saturday, 4 July 2015
The lovely Kathy Gottberg from Smart Living 365 invited me to a blogging challenge where you share your three favourite quotes. I am the self anointed Queen of Quotes and have several Pinterest boards dedicated to different types of quotes that take my fancy (you can have a look here if you're interested and feel free to follow any of them - I love new followers!)
Friday, 3 July 2015
|a new midlife choice - going from blonde to bronde|
As you may have noticed in my pictures from Saturday's post, I have been various shades of blonde for my entire life, and it seemed best to stay that way into midlife because the blonde bits masked any random gray hairs that popped up out of the blue. Every six weeks or so I'd take myself off to the hairdresser for a top up and trim and off I'd go again into the big wide world. But things have taken a detour into a new direction....