Monday, 31 December 2012

open doors...

There has been times this year where i have been too anxious to put one foot infront of the other, but, thanks to the people that have loved me and supported me, we got through it.
My mum talks to me alot about gratitude, so as i sit here on my blog this evening waiting to welcome in the new year i give thanks;
 to my family for their love and patience
 to my friends for their support and laughter
 for the wonderful healthcare we have in this country
 for the food on my table and the roof over my head.
My goals for the new year, to dare to walk through the open door and enjoy all that is beautiful, to take my faith to another level and give more of myself to his loving ways.


Saturday, 29 December 2012

Christmas and some random pictures...

We had a quite christmas, we went out to a hotel for dinner, which, was very lovely.The atmosphere was very calm and welcoming, the food was equally delicious and then it was home to change in comfortable clothes and relax.
My mum flew out to florida to see members of her family, louie and i went to see her christmas eve day, i had good feelings that she was going to have a lovely holiday but what i did not realise was just how much i miss her!
My mum has been a rock to me this year, she has such positive and beautiful energy.
I did not pick the camera up this christmas, so here are some photos i took this year.
I love my dresser
fresh washing on the line makes my heart sing
my girl tucked up in her mama's bed
our garden in the summer
a lovely day down by the river
i love this photo of our dolly
my baby x

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

The Kitchen table...

Louie decided to put his paper work in order ready to submit to his accountant before the dreaded tax bill in january..
This meaning he has had paperwork covering the whole of the kitchen table all day, i decided to start my chores upstairs, changing the sheets on our bed's, cleaning the large family bathroom, tackling the extendable shower rod that keep's sliding off the tiles whenever one of us has a shower!!
Late morning two load's off washing have been done and hanging out to dry, more refill's of tea for louie still taking up residence at the much needed kitchen table, at one point i sat at the table with him and sipped my tea, not one word did we exchange.
I decided to bake a cake, out came the electric hand mixer, washing up as i went along, my hand's in hot soapy water, me thinking about the mass i went to yesterday at our catholic church, this in turn i thought about each one of my children.
This made me realise how quite our little home seem's, the only sound is louie muttering number's to himself in a quite tone. I quietly leave the house to have my fringe cut in the new hairdresser's we have in the village, next door i pop in our one and only shop, i must have been gone 20 minutes, no, he doe's not even realise i have gone.
I light the woodburner in the kitchen, this keeps us lovely and warm, it creates such a cosy feel, i put the christmas tree lights on and wonder what my children are doing.
The damp in our village seeps in at late afternoon, the secret is to get the stove lit before the damp comes or else you will spend the evening catching your tail!!!
Oh well i hear our dog whining, telling me he wants feeding, i am thinking tomorrow i would like to spend time in the garden, maybe, plant a rose bush, but for now i will make another cup of tea and steal a few pages from my book about a woman who lives in a village, raises her family until she starts empty nesting, her body aches from her labour's in her garden, she describes the season's and talk's about the damp in her village! My kinda gal x

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Christmas card's...

I decided to not send christmas card's this year, i wanted to give the money i would have spent on cards and postage to charity. I have chosen two charities, save the children and Magpas (doctors who attend roadside accidents).
I must admit i have already recieved some lovely christmas card's and feel alittle guilty that my friends may not know my intention's regarding christmas cards this year.
There are always those that are more needy than ourselves. x