Saturday, 11 February 2012

And this.....

In one of the buddism for mothers books, the author recommended a zen practise whereby if things are going wrong, each time something annoying or problematic happens you say to yourself "and this"........

Well today I said "and this" . I accidently left these almost finished, only 8 rows to go knitted baby pants on the couch while i helped Sunny on the potty, then the phone rang and then I found Sunny with a knitting needle in her hand. I am sure she enjoyed helping me knit and she did a good job of neatly removing the knitting needle. Unfortunately I am a very unskilled knitter who cannot pick up stitches or anything like that. I have to knit very carefully as I cannot fix any mistakes I make. Luckily my lovely neighbour can. I rode straight around there and she fixed them all up. Now they are being sewed together. They are for Sue's brand new baby boy, only three days old. Congratulations Sue!!!! Hip hip hooray!!
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Thursday, 9 February 2012

Walking with the giants

We went for a lovely walk through the rainforest. It was the perfect day for it - misty and damp. I think we were hobbits in Lord of the rings (though I'd rather be an elf) ..... There is nothing like a walk in the forest to calm the mind, sooth the soul and invigorate the body.

"Nature never hurries. Atom by atom, little by little she achieves her work." Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished." - Lao Tzu

"It is a wholesome and necessary thing for us to turn again to the earth and in the contemplation of her beauties to know the sense of wonder and humility." - Rachel Carson
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Embrace the chaos

Yay, the sun is shining. Yippee..... I feel full of energy when the sun is shining after rain!

Sad and soggy garden needs lots of work.

Sometimes I think it would be nice to have a one track mind. To have just one hobby or interest to think about and do. Sometimes (quite often really) my brain (and life) feels so full to overflowing with ideas and things I want to do that I just can't fit them all in. Oh well. Embrace the chaos. At least I never get bored! Today I have already made banana muffins, done some knitting, had a cup of tea, danced and sung with Sunny and done some gardening - planting seeds and weeding (not to mention the daily washing up and washing, making lunches and getting kids onto the bus) and it is only 9.30. Now we are off to preschool. (Check out the outfit Sunny chose - pretty white dress with old yellow gum boots!)

I forgot to post this the other day, it is now Thursday.... Sunny even stayed by herself at preschool that day for two hours. I came home and felt overwhelmed with so many ideas rushing around in my head of things I should do and things I'd like to do...... so instead I flopped on the couch and did some knitting.
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