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Married to Nick for 13 years, with 2 children; Sabrina - 12 and Dominic - 11. I am a girlfriend through and through in that I love girly things and anything that celebrates the essence of being a woman. I love vintage, shabby chic, the country and try my best to do my bit for the environment. SO yes...we have 3 bins in our house and try our best to recycle! I believe that with everything in life, the closer we stick to nature, the better off we'll be. I would love to have a balance in life, but have learnt that balance is not always possible, so strive for significance instead, in the hopes that that will be just as meaningful, and the rest will hopefully follow.

Monday, September 13, 2010

a love list.....

 To live life BEAUTIFULLY....that's my thing.  

This is the conclusion I have come to over the last few days, after countless conversations with myself (and yes I DO have friends) much soul searching.  I needed to just take stock and post mortem the last few crazy weeks (i do this), which have left me feeling quite dazed and confused actually.....I like fine magical MIST...not thick delusional FOG.

I suddenly realised this morning what's been the cause of me feeling like I've been having a "charmed life blackout".  I feel as though I just haven't been able to let my heart, mind and soul work their magic, the way I want them to...and therein lies the problem......  
the thing about being a perfectionist, or having OCD, or like me, wanting everything to be simply *magical* is that there are just not enough hours in the day for the sometimes sky high expectations we have of life us to get to everything *blush*....sigh....seriously...how is a woman supposed to say (we speak like 60000 words a day don't we??) and do everything, JUST the way she want's it, in a 24 hour time frame...eh?

That said, I am a firm believer of the opinion that, those of  us who expect and believe in miracles in a gracious and appreciative way, will have them show up for us.
So I woke up today to beautiful sunshine, and reminded myself that even though it's Monday, I need to expect and give thanks for all the miracles that will come my way today....see the diamonds in the rough - they don't all need to be blingy chandeliers to be worthy of appreciation  i guess !

I've also decided to go back to spending more time with my gratitude journal, because its always been a sure way of reminding me of the beauty, when I have less time to reflect...so here's just some stuff from my love list today....

i love that when I went to buy strawberries, I found them at R9.99 a punnet, and they were just beautiful, the way they should be!
i love that today i posted my mom an envelope filled with love....snail mail
i love that i found time to be creative...even if just for a few minutes
i love love love love that my children's exams are finally over and that they'll have 'me' time again 
i love that today's weather will mean we can have dinner outside on the porch tonight


  1. Lovely post Blom........ you did gratitude and I did TO-DO list....... oh the joys.... summer is STUNNING so far, I was just googling Marisa in the UK and sharing the gorgeous temps...... loads of love

  2. What a gorg post.... I so HEAR you gf... so many tiny things to be grateful for will overshadow the RUSH life has thrown us lately. Refreshing post as always.... thanks