Wednesday, June 29, 2011

It Feels Good...

One of our traditions at the beginning of the school holidays is to turf out the kids rooms........not one of our favourites mind you!

I started with the youngest...oh Mr. Hand me down guy. It took a whole day. It did help that he is able to let stuff go which is huge. Nothing is harder than trying to cajole a child into giving toys away that they MUST keep yet they never touch.

Two large trash bags, 2 boxes plus a huge tree house toy later we were done. Normally I give toys away to kids who I know need them or give them, to our dump shop where locals can take then free of charge. Any large tag items e.g. Thomas the train set I try and sell on Craigslist etc. and them give the kids the money.

This year I had my Mother in law & friend arriving on the same day so the pressure was on. I decided to just take it all to the dump.

I did feel a little guilty.

However, on arrival at the dump there was a 3 year old little girl with her parents looking through the toys and clothes, she was about to leave until I told her we had some toys. When I brought the tree house in her little face lit up.

I knew I had done the right thing.

I told my son and we talked about the how nice is it to pass on your stuff to people who need or like it.
He said " I have warmness in my belly"..........I call that one lesson learnt!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Summer time...ready to unwind!

We have been so busy I have not had time or the inclination to:

cook healthy meals
go out with friends
or even enjoy a glass of wine!

It has ben one hell of a 6 week whirlwind.

This is the usual as school starts to wind down by having concerts, plays, sport tournaments, renaissance fairs, sports awards and fly by the seat of your pants.

The dog does not get walked, you struggle to get to work on time as you have to whip up a batch of cupcakes in the morning for a party the darling forgot to mention to you!!!!!

Now it is over I need to learn to slow down. Its not so easy.

My body wakes up at 5.30 am ......jumping straight into action mode.
My sleep deprived nights are hopefully turning into restful dreamy fluffy cloud bouncing relaxation sessions.

New intentions:

Zumba I will attend very soon.
Molly we will go hiking.
More veggies for everyone!
I need to find a nice refreshing alcohlic drink as I am going off my wine!!! Sacre Bleu!
A new knititing project will be found.
Bills will be paid on time.
Books will be read.
Yoga will be practised.
Fun days out with the children.
The ocean I will see you oh so soon.

I'm already exhausted...I so need to earn how to swirch off! Any ideas?

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Oh how they grow!

My chickens are a great source of amusement I have to say. I love to sit on the deck at night with a  glass of wine and watch them. My children are having fun too. My youngest is training them!!!!! So far they have learnt to perch, sit and now they are looking at getting a driving license! An HGV one at that!