Monday, January 25, 2010

Cruising along

Today is a fine day.  Well as fine as mondays get.  I have no crisis, no new chaos beyond the usual chaos of my life. And that is largely good chaos.  I am struck by the fact that this is a good year in the making.  And a lot of that has to do with my new view towards life.  This year i am not taxing myself, i am going to make time to focus on what is important and make no excuses for doing what makes me happy.

We had a good restful weekend after a busy week of school activities.  I was able to finish my scrapbook album of our summer holiday.  I have managed to complete full albums for the last four holidays we took as a family and i love that I have managed to capture the essence and fun of these family experiences.  I was able to sort and declutter a bit more and also spent some quality time with the boys.  This included baking some banana bread yesterday (my gran's recipe and my boys favourite) so i felt like super mom this morning when i could put banana bread into the lunch box!  Of course the thought of having a huge chunk with my coffee this afternoon also helps the mood!

Otherwise today i got the good news that my mother in law will come up to spend a weekend with us in February so i am pleased that the boys will get to see their gran.  We live far away and it is always great when we can squeeze in a visit.

I am still stuck by the horror of Haiti and as i read of yet another man miraciously pulled from the rubble i cannot comprehend the horror of it all.  My thoughts, my heart is with those who lost their children.  As parents that remains our greatest fear.

But happy thoughts!  Here in my little corner of Africa it is summer and happy days are still with us.  The W's are just fine and no drama looms! Hurray!

1 comment:

  1. Yum, banana bread! I love how the little things like that can make such a difference in the day-to-day. I want to try to do the same this year, to not overtax myself, and at the same time, be sure I am allowing myself to accept what I give so much to others.

    Hope you had a great week!