#21 Surprises.

I don’t generally like surprises. I know, how sad right? Wrong. As far as I’m concerned life throws enough surprises at you, without having people who purport to love you, planning and scheming behind your back 😉 The worst culprit is mama. Even more awful is when mama gives the surprise away but doesn’t realise…

#20 Slow Cooker.

Sunday. Ahhh. Perfect day for a slow cooked dinner. Spaghetti Bolognese is on my menu plan. I’ve made it so many time over the years and often with slight variations. I like making it. It’s super easy and everybody likes it. This morning I decided I’d get started early and I got every thing out…

#19 Good Intentions.

Today my good intentions to spend some time pampering myself didn’t really pan out. It’s just I wasn’t in the mood for painting my toenails or giving myself a facial or whatever it is I’m supposed to want to do. I’m not saying I never want to do those things, or that they are bad…

#18 Exotic Items.

I knew as soon as I woke up that by this afternoon I would be feeling quite tragic. I was correct 100% Thankfully I foresaw this eventuality yesterday, and in anticipation, did a grocery shop online. Unfortunately the only delivery slot available was for this afternoon. As soon as I came to my bed to…

17# Pyjamas.

I love pyjamas. Since my stint in hospital with Randy, aka the stroke, remember him? Yes, well anyway, I now own several new pairs. These are all fairly stylish as pj’s go, because they were gifts to me from my mama who came straight away to be with me. My mama is the most well…

#16 Showing Up.

Last night I started feeling unwell. Not unexpected seeing as a couple of my small people are under the weather already. I took the morning at a more leisurely pace making sure I had a long hot shower to really wake me up. I cooked and cleaned and played. I didn’t get to do any…

#15 Evidence.

From the moment I open my eyes in the morning, seeing the evidence of the existence of the people I love comforts me. It’s like being hugged from the inside out. Some days there are special surprises. Yesterday one of my womb fruits presented me with a copy of Jane Austen’s Persuasion 🙂 “It’s for…

#14 Happy.

I like being happy. I mean who doesn’t? I realise it’s not possible to be happy all of the time and that it’s natural and necessary to experience other emotions. It’s part of being human. So I aim for happy, and understand that happy isn’t a one dimensional emotion. It comes in many variants. I…

#13 Relax.

So Sunday is the day of rest. I must say I’m feeling pretty relaxed myself and its a nice feeling. I’m sitting outside to write underneath the back patio. The sun is warm all around me and the sky is clear and blue. It’s all giving me the loveliest dozy feeling. I’ve menu planned for…

#12 Stories…

Everybody has a story. Each of us is a chronicle of sorts. Today I learned part of the story of a woman who has run a sewing business since 1972. imagine that, the very same year I was born. I’ve been waiting for nearly two weeks to meet her. Part of having a stroke means…