...running around like crazy. I cannot believe that we have been back at work for more than four weeks. This year is really running away from me at the moment. I don't get time to blog. I don't get time to play in my scrap studio. So I am just writing a quick catch up blog.
Reading: I completed three books during our time at Plettenberg bay. "The little old lady who broke all the rules" by Catharina Ingelman-Sunderberg. The mammoth "The Goldfinch" by Donna Tartt and "The collected works of AJ Fikry" by Gabrielle Zevin. At the moment I am not reading anything...
Listening to: I am loving Matt Redman's "10000 reasons" and Chris Tomlin's "How great is our God." and yes....they are on repeat in my car too.
Laughing at: Our grandchildren are our constant source of joy and laughter...never a dull moment with them around.
Swooning over: A plot in Seaview...sadly I don't know whether it is meant to be.
Planning: A way of stealing some time (somewhere) to just catch up on my blog buddies. Other than that I am planning to get to the end of the year with my sanity in tact. We have just finished a 4 week long "Leadership Training School" at the Mission and it was a very emotional journey with some of our leaders. We have already had our first Christmas party last week when Santa Shoebox spoiled our little ones at the mission and there is still a couple of parties to go.
Eating lots of: Junk!!!! This is seriously a pattern. When I am tired I tend to eat way to much sugary stuff to get the energy levels up.
Feeling: That what ever is meant to be...will be. Que Sera Sera.
Discovering: That I quite enjoy the idea of training up our children to take over from us at the Mission. I am looking forward to a lot of down time (somewhere) in the future.
Looking at: Ways to incorporate mixed media in my scrapbooking. We had a stunning international event in Jeffreys Bay last weekend with Kasia Krzymińska (Yup...the Prima Educator) giving us a great mixed media canvas class called "Harnassed Chaos". On the Sunday Jowilna Nolte stood in for Marion Smith and we made a double page layout. All in all...it was a great weekend for me...and for hubby who played golf for two consecutive days.
Wearing: Some warm casual clothes. I think the wind blew away summer this year.
Cooking: Hubby's turn to cook some lovely fillet steak...which we will have with baby potatoes, veggies and a lovely creamy mushroom sauce.
Wondering: Where the year went???? Seriously...the older one becomes the faster life goes...scary stuff. Another thing I would love to figure out is how it is possible for a mother to abandon the children that she carried for nine months and birthed in pain. We have had two instances where mothers have abandoned their children at the Mission...and it is heart breaking to deal with the little ones.
Hopefully I will have time later this week to share the projects we made in Jeffreys Bay...and maybe read a few blogs.