What will you take with you?
I'm going to pack my little checked suitcase and take with me into the new year of 2013 a fair dose of resolve for all the things I want to achieve, patience for when that doesn't happen as quickly as I would like, understanding and acceptance if those things don't happen at all, and a sense of adventure for the unknown.
|When you can't find your Christmas tablecloth because it's packed|
away due to house renovations, roll out some wallpaper!
We are a family of four, so I have three very important relationships to continue to nurture. With two young girls in the house, one on the brink of womanhood at the tender age of 12, our relationships are constantly ebbing and flowing.
Your favourite book?
I've blogged about this book earlier, "The Messenger" by Markus Zusak. That book gets my vote for the year. It teaches the value of random acts of kindness. What was your favourite book? Please share, as I love a good book recommendation!
|Made by yours truly, requiring a heck of a lot of patience|
... those antlers, grrr.
I'm not sure if this rates very highly, but to me it was a risk, and that was scaling the side of a mountain in Tasmania, holding on with chains and attempting to overcome my fear of heights, of falling, of being hurt. The outcome of this was that I realised I don't want to miss out on things anymore because of my fears as I may not be given that chance again. Stand well back, this little chicken is about to jump in, boots and all!!
|Santa's Reindeer, Aggie ... what, you haven't heard of her?|
A particular phone call, telling me that everything was going to be okay. My daughter's name being called out to say she was the winner and watching her in her special moment. My own hands clapping as I watched my daughters dance, sing, play music.
You most intense emotions?
Sheesh, these questions are fair taking the stuffing out of me!! I can't think beyond last days of school, end-of-year functions, parties, wrapping, posting cards let alone verbalise intense emotions!! I'm going to handball that one over to you, if you want ...
Some Selfie Love ... favourite picture of yourself from this year?
Uh-oh, here we go again with a photo of me. You know I'm not particularly comfortable with this, don't you? But ... a couple of weeks ago we headed to the beach with a picnic tea and the camera, and lots of photos were taken. I had fun playing around with this one, taken by hubby, wrinkles, freckles and all!!
Have you started reflecting of your year yet or is the busyness of the season taking over?