Friday, August 1, 2008

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Appreciating what you have

Do we appreciate what we have?
I woke up Sunday morning, turned my head on the pillow and looked at my husband sleeping next to me thinking - I love this guy, even after 20 years he still makes me feel save, loved and wanted. Appreciate him, I tell myself.
I get up and walk down the passage and saw my daughter sitting in the study - I love her so much my heart wants to burst!
Appreciate her, I tell myself.
Sitting at the kitchen table later, I look around and once again feel the warmth of my home and the comfort that surrounds me.
Appreciate it, I tell myself.
So once again, like so many times before, I am going to put an effort in to appreciate all I have.

Monday, May 26, 2008

...and so the storm has passed!

I'm on shore again ............. the storm has passed........

My daughter left her (useless) boyfriend on Friday and I had my dreaded Saturday night party. While she was crying her eyes out I had to entertain my friends. My heart was broken just as hers for all the same and many different reasons. Fortunately for the both of us, the tables turned and we have survived and came out winning. Wearing our "glory coats "and our "diamond tiaras" we will now look ahead, we will be happy, we will be loved and we will love.
Thank you God for making me hang in there, waiting in the eye of the storm for the calmness and thank you for loving me always no matter what. Please make Hananja hang in there to, protect her from more hurt and send her some one who will appreciate and love her.

Skywatch Friday - although it is allready Monday

I had such a hectic Friday, so I forgot about Sky watch. Here's my humble contribution. Same place as last Friday.............

Monday, May 19, 2008

In the Eye of the Storm

A wise sea captain caught in a tropical storm knows that if he holds his vessel on the periphery it will get hurried from one side to the other. If he can reach the eye of the storm, he will enter a place of stillness. The storm will then subside and the ship can continue its journey.
Similarly, when everything around me is changing in a very intense way, the best place for me to seek shelter and refuge is not on the outside, but deep within the self, where I can get in touch with my own inner being, find strength and stability, then come out and do whatever it is I need to do.
A friend send me this e mail this morning and I immediately knew this was where I am at the moment. In the eye of the storm.......
Being in the eye of the storm has left me in a place of stillness, yes I am now reaching for that strenght and stability. May it stay with me when I found it, cause I'm tyred of storms and being hurried from one side to the other.
Starting this week I am concentrating on the positive (and there is so many in my life). How is it that you can have all but feel you have nothing?
When this storm inside me subsides I want to come out and know what to do, how to do it and how to continue doing it.
Wish me luck as I will need it..............

Friday, May 16, 2008


This photo was taken as we were leaving the bay of Corfu in Greece with our cruise liner , while on holiday in the Med last June. I was standing on the balcony of our suite and watching the coastline fade away, when I turned around, this is what I saw. I took several photos and will post the rest later. This one is my favourite, it seams like the sun is melting away in the clouds ...

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Imagine me as a biker ... ha-ha

My husband bought a Harley Davidson late last year. He has always admired these motorcycles and eventually allowed himself the privilege of owning one.


Julie gets her learners license and bought a cheapie to practice on. Unfortunately i have not spend much time on the practice but am intending to in the near future.

THE GOAL .........

Julie wants to become a Harley biker. Stoney promised me as soon as I get my license he would buy me a Roadster.

So wish me luck, I am officially a biker in training. Will keep you posted on my progress!!