15 March 2010
It's a very simple piece - just sea and sky (two of my favourite limitless things).
If you can't have a sea view out the window, paint one for the wall, I say! It took me about an hour and a half which is not bad for the size of it (which is pretty darn big). I was originally planning to put a dark and twisty pohutukawa tree in it, but somehow the simple Sea and Sky just looked right.
And I'm loving having it dominate my dining room wall.
March is the beginning of Autumn here in New Zealand. I'm loving the beginning of crispy weather; Loving the need for long sleeves and layers (yesterday I got to wear my favourite jacket and boots - love it!) I'm also loving the absence of sweat-inducing energy-sapping sticky humidity. Loving the brisk mornings and earlier sunsets. Autumn is my favourite season. I love Autumn.
Delve. So far they have published one of my articles (my journey with depression). What a lovely surprise when I opened my inbox this morning and there was an email from Dr Grant Mullen - the author of the book that really helped me on my journey!! He read my article (!!) and was writing to thank me for it!!! I was totally gobsmacked.
hoping to write?? I'll be joining forces with Rebecca - we're going to co-write a book together! Rebecca's original blog has been so much of my inspiration (as a parent and a blogger).
I am loving that I get to write this book with one of my oldest most inspirational friends! (This tanned photo is of me and Becs in Fiji, circa 1993!)
Loving Little Buddies
I'm loving seeing my little guy making friends. Here he is with his little buddy Ben, who is just one day younger than him. Ben's mum has just had a new baby so I volunteered to have Ben to play this morning.
They had a blast! playing cars and trains, pushing toy prams (filled with cars and trains) and bouncing on the trampoline... Scrag just loves having other children to play. He's such a socialite.
There was no pushing or snatching with Ben though. They played together so nicely. Which is great because next month they will be starting pre-school together. Loving the thought of that too - so nice for him to have a ready-made friend there; and loving the thought of some more painting time.
Not loving that I accidentally deleted my best photos of them jumping :(
NOT Loving Heart Attacks
Thankfully my mum and dad already had a week off work planned for this week, so have been able to come straight up to Auckland and be here to support my sister. (Loving the way that worked out. Someone Up There is watching out for us I think).
If you are the praying type, we would really appreciate your prayers, both for Craig's full recovery and also for his business (which is a major source of worry for him at this time). Thanks friends.
What are you loving/not loving at the moment?