Life goes on

“I’ve learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow. I’ve learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights. I’ve learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you’ll miss them when they’re gone from your life. I’ve learned that making a “living” is not the same thing as making a “life.” I’ve learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance. I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back. I’ve learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision. I’ve learned that even when I have pains, I don’t have to be one. I’ve learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back. I’ve learned that I still have a lot to learn. I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

Maya Angelou.

I found this on one of my favourite blogs to follow Love Life. The blog is inspirational and addictive – I’ve warned you.

Recipe for a great day

Tomorrow I go on vacation near the water for three days.  Alone.  All by myself. I am so nervous and excited at the same time.  I’ve not really done this before, and whilst it might not be a long time, it will be much needed time for me to heal and to re-evaluate what I’m doing and where I want to be going.  Being sick in the middle of the year has taken it’s toll and I’ve finally realised I need to take stock, put my feet in ocean and ground myself. Literally.  I have my Kindle full of books, an ipod full of music and nothing but the ocean to look at.
I will shop at the Farmers Market, eat fresh fish that have been caught the same day, find a yoga class, get a facial or massage and realise how very lucky I am to have this opportunity to reflect.
I found this post just now about the ‘Recipe for a great day’ and couldn’t agree more – let’s see how many I can tick off – but only if I want to.
  1. Smile at a stranger
  2. Wear a really silky dress
  3. Listen to your favorite three songs on repeat
  4. Gulp down your favorite drink
  5. Don’t consider buying a single thing, just go out into the world with total control and complete contentedness – you have everything you could ever need
  6. Take photos
  7. Write a letter to someone you miss
  8. Talk with someone you miss
  9. Ride a bike and only think about the wind on your face
  10. Breathe deep

Found here – fab blog – well worth a look.  Pictures thanks to Aubrey Road, another blog well worth checking out.

Staying on track (kind of)

This week has been moving along slowly.  I’ve had a couple of falls off the wagon, but promptly picked myself back up and got on the diet train.  I’m trying so hard not to throw it in and realise that this is a life decision, not a sometimes when I feel like it decision.  That’s a hard thing to do.  It’s not that I’m eating sausage rolls and chips.  I’m all out healthy as you can see from my lunch today – just a little too much of healthy.

Work has been busy and I like it that way.  I am officially hopeless without deadlines looming.  I’ve always been this way and have learnt to accept that I’m like a rudderless boat without clients wanting their work NOW.

I am enjoying my poached egg blog a lot and seem to be getting some great feedback.  I also like how it falls into my eating plan (apart from the toast but I forego my rice cakes that day so it all equals out).  It’s a nice treat for the start of the day.  What I’m amazed about is that most people have an opinion on how they like their poached eggs cooked and what constitutes good vs. bad.  Here’s a link to my rating system and would love to know what you think.

So anyhow that’s been my week.  I thought I would leave you with some goodness I’ve found around the interwebs to enjoy.

These shoes
These chairs
This wreath
This dress
This food photography
This sandwich
This online shop

The boys and I are off to Albany as it’s a long weekend.  A lot of beach walking and swimming for me.