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
DO NOT OPEN.
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