Hi everyone :)
Beginnings and endings sounds very profound and exciting doesn’t it?? I’d love to tell you that something interesting has happened… but in reality it hasn’t. It’s just that my Project Life album has gotten really full over the past 6 months so I decided to get a second album for the rest of the year.
My page is dedicated to a variety of artwork… mostly sculpture. I’m always amazed by the talented artists and craftspeople around so I thought I’d like to have some of those wonderful artworks in my album… and it seemed like a nice way to finish off the first six months of 2012.
Of course as one album ends another one begins and I wanted something interesting and meaningful for my first page. So far 2012 has been a year with lots of changes… some specifically because of Project Life:
Project Life really has changed my life! I’ve found since I started doing this weekly project that I’m more positive. I’m constantly looking at the small details that fill my days and weeks. One thing I’ve noticed is that it’s the small things that make my life happy.
I’ve discovered that I quite like routines… something that I’ve always been adverse to! I’m more thankful for what I have… I’m less stressed… and my One Little Word for 2012 (Priorities) is part of my life in a very real way.
At the beginning of the week I headed over to see my sister and her family. I’d promised my nephews and niece that I’d take them to the ‘pancake place’ for lunch.
On the day I left my sister rang me to ask if I could be to her place by 3pm because Mr 4-years-old wanted Auntie to pick him up from day care. I made sure to get there on time and when I walked through the door he rushed to greet me… I really did feel the love!
I was outside looking at my sister’s lemon tree and noticed that quite a few of them had been de-skinned. Apparently she’s been making up stories for the kids about giants coming and stealing the skins… which the kids love! In actual fact it’s birds that are responsible! I’ve never seen anything like that before.
Getting back to the ‘pancake’ thing… it bucketed down the night that I arrived at my sisters and her garage flooded. There was torrential rain everywhere! When we went to the pancake place it was closed and their entire front lawn was completely under water. We of course had to go somewhere else for lunch and when Reece’s hot dogs and chips arrived he looked at me with a VERY serious face and said: “This is NOT a pancake Auntie”. I had to capture the memory but I’m sure hoping their back in business for my next trip to see him!!!
I’ve been doing some reading these holidays too… and visiting shops that I normally don’t have time to visit because they’re always closed when I go past.
As for all the Toby paw prints on the window… all I can say is… OOPS!
On Friday I went over to Hamilton to the Dunkley’s craft show. It’s been ages since I’ve been to one of their shows but I had a purpose!! I had to get two possum puppet kits… one for me and one for my good buddy Brenda!
You might remember when Auntie Daphne came to visit and brought her possum puppet with her… well he was so gorgeous I decided I ‘needed’ one for me… then I got a call from Brenda and she said that she really wanted one too! It was perfect timing actually because I’ll be catching up with her at SENZ next weekend :)
After going to the craft show I went around to Krystal’s and waited for Mum and Richard to arrive. Several months ago Mum invited me and Krystal to go and see the production of Oliver and Friday night was the show.
We all went out for dinner thanks to a ‘Treat Me’ voucher Krystal found for me online. Yummy wood-fired pizzas along with some chips and aioli. Super yummy!!
It was the final night of Oliver last night and I’m sure it was as good as Friday’s show. The acting was fantastic!! The singing was brilliant and it was one of the best shows I’ve ever been to. We all had such a good time. I’m so pleased Mum invited us to go because it was a really wonderful night out.
So that’s been my week… some Auntie time… family time… a craft show and Oliver! It’s been a great week!
Thank you for visiting and I hope you all have a wonderful week xxx