Sunday, May 13, 2012

things you didn't know you wished you knew...

Monday memorandum with a difference.

This life is a journey, and as part of that we have to know ourselves, and be true to our real person.  In keeping with that theme, here are some things you always didn't know you wished you knew about me.  Well folks, no more wishing...

: :   I hate having long fingernails.  As soon as they get close to the end of my fingers, I need to cut them.  Heaven forbid they would ever clickety clack on my keyboard or cellphone.

: :  I love red.  Red anything - clothes, food, house colours.  Red eyeshadow...  Just kidding - yikes.   Red, red, red.

: :  I feel like I have enough friends in my life.  Sad one huh?  I used to be so social, but as I get older I just appreciate the ones I have and feel like I want to work on nurturing them.  Quality over quantity.  Am I awful?

: :  In addition to that, I used to be very compassionate, and feel others pain deeply.  I've become cynical and less emotional over time, and it affects my nursing career.  I don't know if it's just part of life, or something I can (and should) change.

: :  I love food, but am reluctant to try new things.  I want to broaden my foodie horizons, but find myself sticking with the same old things.  I love greek and mediterranean food.

: :  Lately I find myself obsessed with birth, birth stories, maternity shows and I cry every time.  I've been thinking about retraining later on as a midwife.  And no, I'm not clucky.

: :  I don't drink coffee or tea.  I know, I know - blasphemous, I'm missing out, blah blah.  My Guy drinks coffee like it's going out of fashion but I just can't like it.  I like the smell, but hot drinks in general just creep me out a bit.  I like a hot chocolate, but that's only occasionally and not just any old one.

: :  I'm an organised person, and I need to learn to balance that with an ability to be relaxed when things don't go according to plan.  I've yet to discover that ability.  I hate that I'm not down to earth and calm about things.

: :  My sense of humour is very dry, and often gets me in trouble.  I make jokes about inappropriate things sometimes mostly (I especially think poo stories are funny) and with a straight face as well, so people often don't realise I'm joking.   

: :  There are a lot of things I don't like about myself but I'm okay with that, and I just try to see them as growing opportunities - things I can work on and change.  I guess most people feel that way, and like I said - life is a fabulous journey.

What things do I wish I knew about you?

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

birds and blossoms...

I've been hoping you've been missing me in my absence, and that your heart has grown fonder?

Great news - I got my computer back.  So good.

Linking up with Meghan today from MNM's.  She is so poetic and creative, and has the most gorgeous boys.  Meghan is challenging us to look around, take stock, to love where we live.

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I'm living in someone elses country right now.  I like it here though, and I like the idea of being present in the moment - in this moment, for this season.
Of loving where I'm living.

I'm not beautifully spoken, and I don't have a way with the written word.  However, I have lots of pictures to share of this lovely setting I'm blessed to be living in, but lets take it slowly and savour it all, shall we?

I may or may not have bragged mentioned in passing before that I live on the edge of a canal.  Quite a rarity for London city, I'm told.

It's spring, and the baby birds are hatching. I'm not usually an animal lover, but I have been getting a little excited about the birds - especially the babies!...

... new birds are appearing (we like going on bird hunts - geek or chic?)...  This new heron showed up last week.  He likes to hang out in the nests in the middle of the canal, and he is so cute drinking the water out...

... also the blossoms are out in force.  So gorgeous huh?..

Not to shabby, if I do say so myself.  
Are you intrigued and desperate for more?