Today has been an odd day, I have a list of reasons why.
There's been pain ( I managed to pull something in my back), disappointment, sadness and tears....and that's all just been me and I am not usually a drama queen!
I let some people down, who of course forgave me and have then been thinking about my Nanna, who passed away a year ago tomorrow. I wont forget in a hurry wishing Bryn happy birthday as he woke last year, knowing that I had such sad news to tell that same morning.
I have such fantastic memories of Nanna, who I think was a real stand out woman for her time. I was lucky enough to have some time to sit with her and record some of her stories and opinions in the year or so before she died, I might have a listen to them again tomorrow. As far as I can remember Nanna had an answer to everything, and it certainly was never good enough to say it's too hard, I can't or maybe not. She was a do-er, that's for sure and expected the same from others. Along with my parents, I would count her as one of the "forces" (my cousins will be laughing!!!) that shaped me. I miss her lots and many, many times when things crop up in the day to day, I think to myself - I wonder what Nanna would have done?
So, I love lists...every day... and am taking a leaf out of some other blogs to write a list of recent good things. Sometimes we need to remind ourselves! They are in no particular order.
- minutae in the garden. There is good and interestng stuff everywhere. I have even started a wish list of things to plant.
- school holidays...enough time to relax AND to do stuff, like make curry puffs and satay sticks on a whim!
- a lovely goodbye gift from a workmate. And lemon verbena in the garden to make tea from.
- the promise of the ocean next week...rain, hail or shine.
I have other lists of course - lists of books to read, lists of recipes to try, lits of music to get from itunes, lists of "things" to save up for, lists of ideas for when I start my new job later in January. Also a shopping list for cake ingredients...my littlest man will be 9 tomorrow...time flies.
Happy New Year. X