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Tuesday, December 30, 2008


If you have a past with which you feel dissatisfied, then forget it, now.
Imagine a new story for your life and believe in it.
Focus only on the moments when you achieved what you desired, and that strength will help you to get what you want.

-Paulo Coehlo

Saturday, December 27, 2008

My Annie

Turning three tomorrow

Wise beyond her years
Compassionate
Funny
Bubbly
Eccentric
Crazy
Precious
Positive
Stubborn
Determined
Soft
Gentle
Smart
Beautiful
Loving
Impactful
Brave
Strong
Old soul
Traveller
Teacher

Chef
Mother
Singer
Story teller
Independent
Curious
Cheerful

The light of my life

I can't wait for the next three years



Friday, December 19, 2008

Inspiration


I have become a blogging stalker. I am trying to get inspiration for what the theme for my blog should be and how to set it up.

Still not there, but that's OK. This is a journey after all.

I found an interesting blog called "You're pretty too" and one of the quotes that I really like, follows.

"I have come to the frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element.
It is my personal approach that creates the climate.
It is my daily mood that creates the weather.
I possess tremendous power to make a life miserable or joyous.
I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration.
I can humiliate or humour, hurt or heal.
In all situations, it is my response that decides whether a crisis will be escalated or de-escalated, and a person is humanized or de-humanized.
If we treat people as they are, we make them worse.
If we treat people as they ought to be... we help them become what they are capable of becoming."

Goethe

Something I should remember on my journey through motherhood.

Friday, December 12, 2008

I love

I love fairy lights
I love my little princess
I love that I already love my baby, even though we haven't met yet
I love the smell of freshly brewed coffee, but not the taste
I love the crisp, fresh smell after a thunder shower
I love that I have wireless at home
I love that I can keep in touch with my precious tribe using Skype
I love Leopard trees, with their beautiful, delicate leaves and the many layered colours of the bark
I love walking by the Yarra River in Warrandyte
I love the sounds of the birds outside my bedroom window
I love peonies
I love my duck down duvet and my Egyptian cotton sheets
I love ducks and am grateful to them for my duvet
I love being able to walk safely in the streets
I love Melbourne
I love that my partner in life is also my best friend
I love a good novel
I love that even though my Mom is no longer physically here, she is with me every single day
I love Polish Christmas carols
I love a clean house
I love beautiful things
I love hugs
I love elephants
I love dolphins
I love the smell of the sea
I love hugging trees
I love aha moments
I love deep connections
I love that God is everywhere
I love watching my princess grow up into a loving and caring person
I love that my husband loves me
I love weddings
I love that I have an amazing family to miss in SA
I love silence
I love music that moves me
I love yoga
I love dancing
I love my life

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Day 1



So I have been inspired to start blogging. At this stage, I have no idea where this will go. I guess I just want to post bits and pieces of my life and some of what inspires me.

At the moment, I am happily anticipating the arrival of my oldest friend, Kasia. She will be staying with us for a week, after which we will all travel by car to Sydney from Melbourne. I'm not sure that I thought this one through properly.

Me: pregnant, Annie: 3, and a 12 hour car trip in a 1.5 Toyota Yaris.

We will be spending Polish Christmas with Kasia's family. This will bring some comfort to my very lonely heart. All the family is in South Africa and we are spending our first Christmas away from them.

What I did realise the other day was that one day, Annie will be grown up and travelling the world and won't be spending Christmas with us.

So this too shall pass.

And I am grateful for all the wonderful family Christmases in Vanderbijlpark that are no more. And I am grateful that we will spend this one together, because you never know what the next one will bring.

So here goes to my blogging adventure.

Who knows where it will go.

But I am enjoying it now.

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