Thinking about the lovely treasures I found at the op shop in Kyenton yesterday. Lucy & I found ourselves wandering happily through the sweetest oppie ever. The cheery sounds of the op shop ladies chattering away filled the space reminding me how very important it is to belong, to share our daily lives with others. This little jug winked at me from a shelf, hello I said, come live with me,
and I will love you & fill you with roses.
While Lucy looked at the fabric I turned the next corner and found this dear little box.
Full of coloured knitting needles and sewing bits.
We also bought a spotty bag and some fabric for Lucy.
On the way out we looked in the window and marvelled
at the display of gorgeous old plates & cups.
Hiding near the edge was Mrs Cow Jug.
Oh! What a thrill! My Nan had a jug just like this
so of course it had to come home with us too.
We scooted back inside in time to see a woman collecting the money she had
dropped on the floor earlier, lots of oohing and ahhing re the
kindess of the Finder (so true), we paid our $3 and walked
out with a spotty bag full of roses & goodness.
Feeling....the happy weight of the many things I am juggling at the moment. You know that good feeling that comes when you are satisfied with your lot? When you are challenged but not despairing?
That's me right now. Lots on the go and all feels right.
Partly I'm happy as although I'm not working at the moment I feel like I'm contributing to some really worthwhile things, besides looking after our family. I'm enjoying the Oral History project I'm involved with, my involvement at our school is very satisfying & I'm nervously looking forward to the Foster Care training I will be doing this weekend.
Loving watching iview and ironing at the same time! Weird but true. Today I snuck in Grand Designs, one of my favourite shows. Have you watched this one? So inspiring.
And, I wrote a poem today. Did I ever tell you I majored in poetry while studying Professional Writing & Literature? It's a long time ago now, and I only dabble in poetry these days. It felt good to write one today, I was thinking about my Dad & the words just came. Maybe I'll show you sometime.
Also loving..these two new cardi's knitted by Mum. If only I had the time to make bunnies...I can't seem to find it lately. Sometimes I just have to just have faith that a pocket, a little window will open and somehow there will be time to sew. Loving too, Room by Emma Donoghue. Have you read it? I remember reading about it and thinking I wasn't that interested, but once I picked it up I couldn't put it down.
Feeling...a lot of love for my family. A little demented by my family. Aware that I have a party to organise, meals to cook, washing to do, tempers to sooth, lists to write. Also feeling lucky that we are all well and warm and safe in our little house in Daylesford. The sun is coming out now, time to go and feed the ducks.
Hope all is well in your part of the world,
what are you feeling, loving, thinking about today?
See you soon, dear friends xo