Saturday, January 17, 2015

Not so listless

 wall mural in Bridge Rd. Richmond, Melbourne
Making : Cushion covers

Cooking : Lots and lots of salads

Drinking : Water and iced teas

Reading: Tree of Man by Patrick White ( hard work and not loving it)

Wanting: To get my kitchen splashbacks tiled asap ( why is it so hard to get a tradie to turn up when you booked them!?)
Looking:  Relaxed
Playing: Uno

Wasting: Not much! I have been paying extra attention to using everything in my fridge and cupboards and not over stocking

Sewing: Afore mentioned cushion covers

Wishing:  I was at the beach

Enjoying: throwing stuff out - finally starting to feel a bit more room around me

Waiting: For Monday when I commence a new job! I am returning to mental health and feel super excited

Liking:  That this Summer is not so scorching

Wondering: Why there aren't better movies on TV. After all so many have been made.

Loving: Riding my bike that has laid dormant for a year

Hoping: I will lose a kilogram this week, my weekly hope since forever

Marveling: Over my new Samsung phone and how clever I am getting with it

Needing: Get my stuff together for my first day

Smelling: Fresh air. Throwing all the windows open and loving the fresh breeze flowing through my home

Wearing:  Dresses, simple and easy, I love the dress

Following: Pip at Meet me at Mikes, always

Noticing: How relaxed everyone here is these days

Knowing: That it is all good and time is too valuable to waste

Thinking:I need to try some new things out

Feeling: That I want to blog again

Opening: My kindle as much as possible

Giggling: With my kids at how lazy our dog is and loving the furry canine with relish

Friday, January 16, 2015

Doing the Mambo

Holidays at home, what a great time to catch up on doing things in your own city. Today my middle kid and I boarded a train headed for Flinders St station CBD with the intent of catching an exhibition.

 Excitedly we headed over to Federation Square (one of my favourite public spaces) to catch the MAMBO exhibition over at ACME.  MAMBO has been a great Australian brand of surf gear that has always provided  a unique take on what art is and a clever edge of satire on the Aussie culture.  If you are in Melbourne between now and Feb, pop in a see this great exhibit and humorous bit of Aussie surf history.

 The exhibition is free to enter, colourful and albeit small it provides the history of MAMBO art.

the invisible donkey

wallpaper for the bathroom or guest room maybe?

the invisible donkey wants to know who the hell is Mr Ed?

Blessed surf

Nic nac Mambo style!

Saturday, January 3, 2015

It my favourite time of the year!

Happy New Year!

I simply live for New Year! I adore starting a new diary, setting big meaty goals and assessing the previous year's goals to see what my hit rate was.  Most of all I love the feeling of a new year - that feeling of a clean slate, endless possibilities. That feeling of HOPE.

Hope is a central construct to, growth, healing and change. In my thinking, it is the essence of LIFE.

This year I hold so much hope. I am wracked with excitement. So many wonderful things lay ahead planned and unplanned.  So much to feel good about. I am going to fill my life this year with colour, difference, change and worth. Can't wait to get into it!!

2014 was an interesting year, some of my goals fell flat but others zoomed through! 

It was an awful year for my husband who faced big career challenges and still does. He survived the stresses and is only a little unbalanced now. Just a little!

Martha and I went to a mega concert and saw the divine Katy Perry. It was amazing, it didn't feel like a huge concert despite the size of the corwd and that wonderful woman had the room bopping around to her songs - there was so much love in the room!!! I want to adopt Katy Perry.

Christmas arrived and almost caught me off guard! Never have I been under the pump to get things done. Never!   By Christmas arvo I crashed for a big nap.  I think we might change how we do Christmas at little for next year...A roast dinner doesn't feel that speccie to me anymore despite the traditional feelings.

Soon after Christmas, I left my job at local govt. It was really hard as I ADORE my work pals soooo much. But I needed a change and wanted to get better direction. So I have taken on a new role, I will be returning to mental health with a new initiative. A lot of my pals were on leave on my last day, but I was still taken out to lunch and received a lovely card bursting with well wishes and these GORGEOUS flowers! White and green! How did they know!?

By New Years Eve, Martha and I - in fact the whole family were tired and ready to kiss 2014 goodbye!  We all made it to midnight at a friend's place. Mr G and I both chose not to drink and challenge ourselves to be social without booze - turned out most of our friends did the same! It was a great night but it was even better to hop into bed with a cup tea and good DVD at 1am. 

2015 is going to be awesome and I plan to blog blog blog, instagram and  Facebook like crazy! So see you all around soon and Happy New Year!!!