Its crazy to even think of a time before the earthquakes and before eqc, house repairs, road cones, demolition, constant change to the city and aftershocks and its only been 6 years since it all began
6 years on I still annoyingly feel frustrated........
frustration over the whole repair process as we are still having our house levels and land checked from shoddy repairs done in 2013
I feel like shouting "if you had done it right the first time we would't be dealing with you 3 years on" but we live and learn to appreciate all the cracks in other people's buildings
Some times slapping a smile on and letting it go is the best plan
I would like to think I'm older and also wiser
I have learnt to value good friends and the resources around us that are found when we reach out and have good honest conversations with friends
I would like to say I'm resourceful and confident, and more am willing now to give most things a go as I teach my boys many life lessons
I am so thankful for Mr B, he is my calm, reliable and very sensible rock
Sometimes its easy to want to get off this crazy train when its the same old rinse and repeat but honestly I don't think I would have it any other way
I am so thankful to have had time to get involved in all the things the boys do
(and it was a huge surprise to get a Coach of the year award)
I am enjoying watching the boys grow.
This year feels like a blur but we are trying to make sure we stop and celebrate the good stuff and take time for hugs.
I am enjoying creating a home for my family.
A friend commented that she was worried now I am back to work that there will be less crafting and creating.
Crafting and creating bring me so much joy and peace, I'm sure there will be another quilt, weaving, or crochet project in my hands soon enough.
Here's to progress while heading in the right direction where ever that will be.
Making : dinner with help
Cooking : easy dinners
Drinking : hot water
Reading: Harry Potter
Wanting: more sunshine and less rain
Looking: more like a responsible grown up
Playing: string games
Deciding: what to wear each morning for work
Wishing: for more patience
Enjoying: finished projects
Waiting: for more crafty time
Liking: my comfy new shoes
Wondering: how easy it would be to make onion rings like this at home
Pondering: how to make things easier when life is a little chaotic
Considering: buying a new bag
Hoping: this doesn't all sell so I can keep them
Marvelling: at my two monkey moos!
Needing: a few more hours in the day to craft
Smelling: all the flowers
Following: the Olympics
Noticing: How well Master B did in his presentation
Knowing: simple projects bring great satisfaction
Thinking: I need to find another book to read
Feeling: grateful spring is just around the corner
Admiring: my beautiful new niece
Buying: work clothing
Getting: used to our new routines
Bookmarking: knitting projects
Opening: packages Mr B orders
Giggling: at how awesome I am
Feeling: a little disappointed it didn't snow here
You can find the list here
Drinking : soda stream with lemon
Thinking: that I should really take advantage of the sunshine and put on some washing
Feeling: warmth from the sun
Getting: quilt inspiration from Instagram
Opening: replacement lego post
Giggling: at the Master W's concern and thoughtful approach for the worms in the soil and Master B's go forth and dig it all approach
You can find the list here
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