07 November 2012

Currently...

 
To a grand mix of Coldplay, Alanis Morrissette, The Afters and The Fray. I love having them pumping out in the car on the way to and from work.



This is the video to one of my favourite songs Light Up The Sky by The Afters. 


A couple of weeks ago I was tasting my first ever blocks of Wasabi and Caramel Sea Salt Lindt chocolate thanks to Nikki. Wow. Loving the juxtaposition of savoury and sweet in the very same mouthful. If anyone else in the UK is wondering what to get me for Christmas...hint hint!



Just discovered an unbelievably good red wine called Matua Road Pinot Noir. And here was I thinking I was not a red wine gal. Instead it just appears I hadn't found this one...I'm in love.




Can't go past the little mint green number I bought recently. It's the first outfit I look for in the wardrobe these days, and I'm gutted if I find it's in the wash!




Sadly, I think I jinxed myself last week saying how good I was feeling, and have had a few off days in the past week. I can't help wondering if it's because I'd eased back into a more normal diet for a while there thinking that my system should cope, or it may just have been all the rich food I ate the weekend I went to Ruth Pretty. But there was no way I was going to miss out on all the delectable delights even if it means I've had to pay for it later. Anyway, I feel a bit gutted but I'm going to be a bit stricter on the gluten-free again these next few weeks and see if that helps again in the lead up to Christmas and the silly season of eating!


Last week was lovely and warm, I sure hope it's a sign of things to come this summer. If you listen to the recent media hype, it's meant to be. Anyway, it couldn't be WORSE than last summer really now could it!! Come to think of it, I feel this year's Summer Bucket List calling to be written very soon.


My boys to be a little kinder to each other. It's not that they don't love each other, and they do play together nicely some of the time. But not all the time, and I'd just love to think it could be a little more of the time. It's probably wishful thinking but I can dream right? And of course I know I need to think more about creative ways I can encourage this to happen without just yelling at them to stop fighting!



To find a few more hours in the day to finish off some Christmas crafting so a few goodies can make it in the post for the UK deadline in a couple of weeks...eeek! I just need to focus my time and I'm sure I'll get there!


So I've been thinking more and more this year about where to from here? Thinking what paths I might be treading in the months and years that lie ahead. I'm not sure I see myself always being an Accountant for one. I've been thinking about what plans God might have for me, for us as a family, and where that might take us. It's exciting and scary all at the same time. That's not to say I have had any major light bulb illuminating moments, just a growing sense that there is more out there and that He will reveal it as I open myself to Him.


I'm so enjoying the anticipation of having the whole family together this Christmas. My brother and his wife are coming over from Melbourne, and so the whole fam-damily will all be together for a few days in Hamilton hanging out at Nana & Poppa's. We can't wait. And we're also enjoying the prospect of showing Nic and Kim our beautiful city when they come down to Welly in early January too.


Also enjoying the thought of more family reunions with our lovely UK parents arriving mid-January for a wonderful two months together enjoying the best our Kiwi summer has to offer..

All in all..feeling very in love with this one wild and precious life I have. And so very thankful to have been given it.

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