06 April, 2009

Where has the year gone?

I'm feeling a bit guilty about my poor wee blog. Can't believe I haven't updated since February - I wish I could say it was because I have been doing wildly wonderful things - but sadly that isn't the case. I've just let day to day 'stuff' get in the way and some how got lost in it all.

Anyway, i have a week off work this week with my youngest and have promised myself some blogging time and some crafty time.

I found this blog today - Graceful Creative and I really like what I have seen so far. She has this 'challenge' on her blog Edit, Add, Appreciate
Edit one thing--material objects, negative thoughts, bad habits, or activities that don't reflect who you are as a person. It doesn't have to be a physical thing; Sometimes bad habits and negative thoughts are more detrimental than physical clutter.
Add something. Bring in something or reinvent one thing in your life--thoughts, habits, activities, clothing, objects...Add something that will help you be a better person; And yes, sometimes a new pair of jeans can help!
Appreciate something or someone already in your life. Hug your children and tell them how special they are. Call your spouse, just because. Be extra polite to the guy who makes your latte. Frame that favorite piece of art.

I really like the simplicity of this and think it might be what I need just now. So this week I am going to:
Edit - some clutter, starting with my work table which is stopping my creativity from flowing
Add - one on one time with each of my children - no distractions, no interruptions, just us
Appreciate -take time to appreciate the change of seasons (autumn has made itself known in NZ), it is my favourite time of year and I don't want to let it go by without acknowledging it. Crunching leaves, kicking leaves, just enjoying the smells and colours of the season.


kirwin said...

Hi CindyBee,
Thanks for leaving me a comment on my blog--I look forward to reading more of yours. New Zealand is one of those countries on my "Life List". I have never heard one bad thing about your gorgeous country! ; )

queenie said...

Hi Cindy
like your new look blog!!
know what you mean about every day things getting in the way,days go by so quickly but wow Autumn in NZ crunchy leafs,i used to love kicking my way through them here in Scotland as a child{still do!!}enjoy your time with the kiddies and take time out for yourself to just be....