Monday, October 15, 2012

Looking forward

I had a really crappy couple of weeks recently. A nasty incident
re opened a dusty old suitcase of memories that had been packed away & marked

Life is like that I guess.

Sometimes, when you least expect it, something brings you unstuck.

Anyway, I got through the worst of it and I hope it's made me stronger. I used some tools I've found helpful before when I've been down or feeling anxious. Nothing new or amazing, but some simple things that really did help. Such as: exercising..boy does that help! Now the weather is better it's so much easier and more fun.

And reminding myself of the many things & people I am blessed to have in my life. My family, who make me laugh every day. Who cuddle me and tell me they love me. Who make every day a good day.

Our garden, our home, our friends, our community. I love where we live and the people we share our lives with. I have the BEST friends and I love every one of them.

Ducks and chickens..yes! They are super fabulous and make me happy. They are just the most gorgeous creatures. Here they are on their first tour of the garden. Worms! Bugs! Grass!

Spring time! I'm so grateful for the flowers, the sunny days, and that the worst of the cold and grey is over.

Of course there is so much more that I am lucky to have in my life. But these few things are high on the list.

Looking forward also helped me focus on the future, not the past. I'm excited about our renovations, about the changes.

Today Tom started separating the little house from the main house.

Hopefully by next week it will be ready to be craned into it's new position! Oh god I hope it doesn't fall apart...!

And guess what? I'm looking forward SO much to picking up my beautiful eldest daughter from the airport on Friday! She is flying back from Europe and it's her 20th birthday on Sunday! We are having a birthday tea party for her and the whole family is so excited. It seems such a long time since we saw her.

I'm looking forward to more sunny days, hanging out with friends, making a new quilt & some new bunnies, being in the garden, a trip to Melbourne and the school production this Thursday night.

Finally I'm really, really looking forward to Casa Dolce Casa, an Instagram exhibition which opens this Saturday here in Daylesford!! Five local artist's, including myself, have contributed and the exhibition will run for a month at St Mels Cyclery. If you are in the area do pop in and check it out.

Instagram is so much fun! I love it. Are you on Instagram?
Leave a comment and I'll come find you.
Or you can find me ...dandelion66

How are things in your neck of the woods? Have you had any flat patches lately? I wonder what you do that helps you get back on track. 

Take care lovelies..see you soon xo


Tania said...

When history decides to come back and bite, you'd reckon it would send a little 'heads up' in advance, wouldn't you? Mine never does either.

Hope the week gets ever increasingly snazzier and the airport pick up is the BEST EVER.

Christina Lowry said...

Sounds like lots of wonderful things to outweigh the bad. Though logic doesn't always fight anxiety. I find a glass of wine and a good chat to my sister usually helps. As does knitting. All the best. :)

Tammie said...

so glad you feel yourself coming out of the darkness. hugs to you.

mel @ loved handmade said...

So much wonderful surrounds you, I hope you are feeling so much better, and how exciting to have your big girl home for her birthday! I'd love to see the exhibition, I might need to take myself on a drive..x

flowerpress said...

I think duck therapy might be the perfect thing! I hope you are feeling better Beck and managing to shake off the bad. x

Naturally Carol said...

It looks like you've come a long way from those dark days in your past...I hope what ever it was, that it stays back where it belongs and doesn't invade your present for long at all. Those new chooks and ducks must be thinking they're in heaven!

teddybearswednesday said...

so sorry you've been so sad and bitten by memories that needed to be forgotten. Glad you are feeling better and hope this weeks is a wonderful one for you .
i think you're the ants pants you know xo

Ciara said...

So sorry to hear things have been difficult, and glad you've managed to come out the other side okay. It's the tough times that remind us to be grateful for the blessings in our life, isn't it?

Hugs to you, and I am very glad to have 'met' you via Instagram! Best of luck with the exhibition! xxx

Jenny M said...

I hope the coming days are happier for you. Love all your photos of your family, ducks & hens in your garden. The exhibition sounds exciting for you and they are interesting old buildings that you have shown us.
How excited you must be to see your daughter. Our daughter is over in the UK on a 2 year working visa, we miss her so much.
When things get me down I usually can't settle and roam around the house and tidy up. And later I may put on some music and take time out to do some hand thinking time.

Alma said...

love the snipets of your life on take such lovely pics...
So hope you feel better Beck!

hester said...

Hey Beck. Sorry you have had a tough time and hope all the love and beauty in your life is banishing any lingering anxiety. I find remembering to take lots of deep breaths and relaxing my shoulders helps. And, of course, counting my blessing which you are a master (well...mistress!) at.