It wasn’t too long ago I wrote about being unsure of the future of this blog. And while I still am, I would like to do a little catch up on my last few weeks in pictures. For ease of layout, these will be 3 big collages. I’ve also been thinking a lot about whether or not this blog should stay as it has been. In the past I have run Tuesday Tips and Things I Love Thursday as well as opinion pieces. Well, all my opinions are residing over on KiKi & Tea now, so perhaps this should just be stories about my life…
As I read this post from the wonderful Mrs Woog a memory came rushing back. A memory of an 8 year old me, after dark watching Pocahontas during the night-time movie in the wave pool at Wet N Wild.
As a child I was obsessed with Wet N Wild. It was my favourite theme park. Despite the fact that nobody else saw the appeal to endless pools that, inevitably, were full of child wee. Or chafing your thighs as your swimsuit rides up your bum and you fly, hair everywhere and bikini top slightly askew, into the air only to do a bum flop into a pool approximately 2cm deep. And, OK, maybe I can see their point. But as someone who wasn’t a big fan of hot weather, or rollercoasters, or anything that went too high, or too fast, or for too long, Wet N Wild was the place to be.
In the last few months I’ve been getting a bit more inconsistent with updating this, my little place on the web. I haven’t stopped writing, I’ve been writing more than I ever have before in my life, I’ve just been doing it over at KiKi & Tea, and this blog has been forgotten. But I don’t know if it’s intentional.
In the last few months it’s become increasingly apparent to me how much of my life I live online. Even more so with some health problems my husband has been facing and, to be completely honest with you, I wasn’t even aware of. I’ve always been a social person, always been willing to be there for other people and happy to drop everything at a moment’s notice to be with someone who needs me. The things is, in recent times I’ve been doing that in the online world, and not concentrating on the people in my life who need my time as well. The people who are the closest to me have been asking for my attention, and their calls have fallen on deaf ears.
On Saturday my friend Tegan asked me to pose for the latest range from iamto’b. As you should know by now, I’m always happy to have my photo taken, so was happy to comply.
This week is all out of whack as I had off Thursday and Friday, then when I tried to upload my week in pics yesterday it wouldn’t work. So I’m a day late, but here it is!
This week I wrote about:
- When conversation takes a turn for the nasty
- My towels are too crunchy… and other first world problems
And on to the week in pics…
Today’s Tip: Organise your house, and organise your mind.
It’s really hard to think clearly when you’re living in clutter. At least I find it is. For me, when there’s crap everywhere it’s a bit like it’s actually pressing down on me, and I find it occupying space in the back of my mind I could use for other things.
A fairly ironic thought when you consider that I’m about as tidy as a bull in a china shop but it’s true, nonetheless. So last weekend when Husband & I finished putting up the shelves I started with my brother & dad previously, it was with a great sense of relief. We then set about clearing some of the boxes cluttering the garage and filling up those shelves. Just having things in a place made me feel soooo much better.
An organised house is an organised mind.
This Thursday, I love… strawberries
How good are the strawberries right now?! It’s ridiculous! The other day I bought 3 punnets for $5 and they were juicy and beautiful and tasty. In fact, that’s them there ->>
I adore strawberries. I think they are my favourite fruit, although I did have a massive obsession with persimmons a while back. In high school I actually tried to start my own nickname as being Strawberry, I think a grand total of 2 people actually ended up calling me that and primarily because I was always putting on layer after layer of strawberry flavoured body shop lip balm
Today’s Tip: It’s OK to take time off from life, every once in a while.
Tonight we ate toast for dinner. No, I’m not sick. Yes, we do have food in the house. We just couldn’t be bothered. My day sucked, I was off my game, I made a few silly mistakes and I don’t often make mistakes at work. So when it came time to have dinner, I just couldn’t face anything more than toast.
It’s nice to be on top of things all the time but sometimes, just sometimes, you have to give yourself permission to just stop, give up, and not care for a minute. Not every meal needs to be nutritious. Not every night has to be special. Not every moment has to be full and, honestly, if you let something slide by a few times it’s highly likely nobody will even notice.
Take time off, every once in a while. It’s OK.