Monday, 15 September 2014

good intentions


waking up to a brand new day
with good intentions
to learn from experience
and
make better mistakes

Sunday, 14 September 2014

i am free


i choose how and when and why i connect
rather than letting myself be consumed
by a culture of meaningless obligation.
i choose not to be dictated by fashion 
or see no need to be chained to feeds
or allow myself to be wrapped up 
in the tentacles of technology trends.
it is not the number of likes or comments
that assure me of my place in this world.
i measure my worth in the love that i give
and that which i receive tenfold.

too often i see social media consume lives
where connectivity means increasing stats
rather than closer meaningful connections
with those who should really matter.

i choose to slow down.
i choose to disconnect.
i choose to be free. 
and yet i am criticised for that choice.



Saturday, 13 September 2014

saturday lunchtime


i savour saturday lunch times
one of the only meal times during the week when all four of us are present,
when time is inconsequential,
and where wholesome food and laughter are the only requirements.

Friday, 12 September 2014

Thursday, 11 September 2014

the girl guide in me


perhaps it is the girl guide in me
this obsession with being prepared
being organised
or perhaps it is just learning from past mistakes.
either way, a few minutes of prep work in the morning
is saving me time, effort and wastage
when it comes to dinner time.

a few veggies prepped in the morning
flashed in the pan with leftover rice and the remains of shredded roast chicken 
converts into a wholesome fried rice dinner after a long day.

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

needing respite


it has been one of those days.
a broken mess of chaos 
both at work and at the homefront
a day when achieving one deadline didn't mean one less task on the to do list
{in fact it meant adding two more}
a day when i had to battle with my children to get their homework done;
a day of being misunderstood and on the receiving end of words i did not deserve;
a day when technology failed miserably and let me down;
a day when dinner burned on the stove
and the washing remained forgotten in the machine for over twelve hours;
a day of exhaustion, frustration, and that feeling of drowning
spiralling down uncontrollably.
yes, it has been one of those days.

dear lord, please make tomorrow a better one.

Monday, 8 September 2014

sun worshippers


in the dusty sun room
lime green seedlings
of banana peppers
push through the soil
with aggression
then bask in the morning glow
like white skinned tourists
on a tropical beach

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believer. dreamer. mother. educator. lover of nature. seeker of patience. celebrator of simple every day joy.
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