I took a little unexpected break from my blog. I missed it … but I think it was time for a break all the same.
The little people in our house were with their Dad from the 30th until yesterday. Now, our life returns to a sense of craziness and normality. I miss my children yet at the same time enjoy the change of pace. It’s different when you don’t need to keep an eye on bedtime and ensure the kids are not spending all their time on the PSP, PC or in front on the TV and getting enough sleep.
They asked Graeme and I how our week was without them and we both said much the same, work, home, work home. They looked a little disappointed.
I have a list of books sitting on my bookshelf that I have intended to read over the past year, but just keep getting sidetracked, so I committed to start doing a little reading each evening. I’ve started with Perfect Match by Jodi Picoult. She’s one of my favourite authors and my head still reels when I think of the story line to The Pact and The Plain Truth. So far, I’m reeling at the storyline in this book as well. The next book on my list, from my newest favourite author is One True Thing by Anna Quindlen. I’ve read Blessings and Every last one . A comment from an interview with Anna Quindlen in which she said the following “We think that if we do the right things, provide the right kind of care and oversight, we can keep our children safe from any perils” and I admit there’s a part of me that believe this and I’m sure the majority of mothers out there feel the same. If we just do it right, keep it all together. Then I have A thousand splendid suns by Khaled Hosseini , which I’ve started to read previously but put down and then left it for so long I knew I’d simply need to restart. The worst part is that I’d gotten half way.
But, I’m past the half way mark with the present book and should be finished by the weekend. I am considering whether or not to invest in an e-reader or Kindle but I think I would miss the whole book experience … opening the book, flipping through the pages, the feel and smell of the paper … reading a few lines here and there then going back to the start, turning the book to read the review … I think I’d miss that too much, but it would be so much easier to slip a gadget into the handbag or pocket and be on the go. Sigh, so much to consider.
We put up new curtains in our lounge this past weekend as well. What started out as a curtain for the window as you walk in by the front door, ended up being the entire lounge. I must say, they are pretty and glitzy and make a welcome change to the room. I moved some items out of the lounge and moved others around. I’m still not done and am looking at putting up a mirror I’ve had for years, but also quite like a round mirror I’ve seen previously.
We also ended up with a new gorgeous purple quilt and two purple cushions covers for our bedroom. Slowly it’s taking shape. I’d put off using the new duvet cover, but just am tired of waiting and who knows, we may never get to redo the upstairs, so I’m loving where I am right and making it pretty.
So, that’s a bit of an update of where I am … photos will follow soon.
Be fabulous, be creative … love your life and your space.
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