Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Tuesday


My kids are sick, two are home from school today & I am also feeling a bit unwell so have been taking it easy. The thing about being sick that I like is the weird zone I get in which really slows me down & makes it easy to ignore the messy house & sink full of dishes. What I don't like of course is the lack of energy & general malaise! Oh, and the looking after others that goes along with family life can be kind of tricky too.
There's much to be happy about lately though, and lots to think about. I liked reading Floss's post today in which she speaks of five things she is grateful for. On the eve of taking a car load of clothing & other items to Lancefield from where they will be heading to orphanages in Vietnam, it's good to be aware of all that we have & of those who have little.
Some of the things I am loving & am grateful for lately are...

The amazing weather we are having. The sunshine & gentle breezes, the smell of the air, the swans & their babies that live on the lake on the way to Ballarat, the green,green fields and sweet hills that decorate the horizon, the funny caterpillar hay bales and of course the endless blue skies.

My boy learning to sew on his first button. His monster is coming along well, in fact he's almost finished.


The big, fat quinces that are hanging on our trees, waiting patiently for me to pick them and make them into delicious, pinky red jelly.



The fifty Love Hearts that I finished & delivered to Big Dreams last week, along with a big order of garlic. Yay!

The precious time with my little kinder girl who makes every day special. Yesterday she made me sand pancakes ''because you are beautiful Mummy'.




I'm loving making the bunny triplets for Kelly, I hope to finish them over the next couple of days.

So yes, I am feeling a bit ordinary but also reflective & happy. How is your day going? Are you a pincushion swapper? I can't wait to see all the amazing creations that people come up with. I haven't quite nailed down an idea yet, I'm waiting for inspiration to strike. Hope you are having a happy day, have you entered my giveaway yet? xo


11 comments:

sue said...

Hope you and your kids are feeling better soon Beck! I liked reading your list of things you love and are grateful for. I agree that the last few days have been absolutely wonderful weather wise too.

Little Ted Canvas said...

Sorry to hear you have all been a bit unwell, I hope you are better very soon. It's nice to stop & remind ourselves of the things that make us happy, thanks for sharing yours.

Juddie said...

Hope you're all feeling better soon .... enjoy the sunshine!

Happydacks said...

I love the Jeff Kennett pin cushion Beck!
I hope you and your gang are feeling well soon!

teddybearswednesday said...

I hope you and your little ones are feeling better. That pincushion is pure gold!!!xo

Floss said...

Oh Beck, your list of special things makes me happy too! Gratitude kind of works its way forward, doesn't it? I loved reading about your swans, and thanks for your comment on my post and your link.

I know what you mean about feeling happy whilst ill - I felt strangely supported and contented when I had my January/February thyroid thing - somehow the whole family pulling together and everything quietening down felt as good as it did bad, at least. But do get well soon and look after yourselves until then!

the textured leaf said...

This was a nice timely post to find for me today. Thanks for posting it.
Im trying to pick myself up after being unwell off and on since the beginning of Nov. I feel behind with everything but it is truly wonderful to stop and think of the little things. They add up to life!

the textured leaf said...

Oh! and I hope you are all feeling better sooner rather than later,
x

messyfish said...

Oh I love quinces...they look so lovely! I like to bake with them!

Beach Vintage said...

That pin cushion is too funny! Hope this kids are OK.

RoLuc said...

I love that pin cushion!!!