Sunday, November 30, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
The passage is told by an older man who has recently lost his wife. He is talking about her to his granddaughter, retelling tales of what it was like in the early days of their marriage.
"All right, let me change gears here and think for a moment. What was Sonia like? What did I discover about her after we were married that I hadn't known before? Contradictions. Complexities. A darkness that revealed itself slowly over time and made me reassess who she was. I loved her madly, Katya, you have to understand that, and I'm not criticising her for being who she was. It's just that as I got to know her better, I came to realise how much suffering she carried around inside her. In most ways, your grandmother was an extraordinary person. Tender, kind, loyal, forgiving, full of spirit, with a tremendous capacity for love. But she would drift off every now and then, sometimes right in the middle of a conversation, and start staring into space with this dreamy expression in her eyes, and it was as if she didn't know me anymore. At first, I imagined she was thinking some profound thought or remembering something that had happened to her, but when I finally asked her what was going through her head at those moments, she smiled at me and said, Nothing."
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
What says home, be it Australia or elsewhere, to you?
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Where is your mobile phone? Ummm
Where is your significant other? Jogging
Your hair colour? L'Oreal
Your mother? Proud
Your father? Humble
Your favourite thing? Thinking
Your dream last night? Renovations
Your dream goal? Self-employment
The room you're in? Bedroom
Your hobby? Writing
Your fear? Regret
Where do you want to be in 6 years? Self-employed
Where were you last night? Here
What you're not? Dishonest
One of your wish-list items? Time
Where you grew up? SE
The last thing you did? Dishes
What are you wearing? Nighty
Your TV? HD LCD
Your pets? Dead
Your computer? Slow
Your mood? Pensive
Missing someone? Always
Your car? Dirty
Something you're not wearing? Socks
Favourite shop? Aesop
Your summer? Here
Love someone? Yes
Your favourite colour? Green
When is the last time you laughed? Today
When is the last time you cried? Today
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Pina is very interested and passionate about the history and beliefs of the native American Indians and she made me a beautiful dreamcatcher. She sweetly said she felt sure I had sweet dreams already, but here was something to aid in ensuring that they kept coming. It's gorgeous, so fragile, but sturdy - if the contradiction makes sense to you. It's now hanging on the picture wall which faces Geoff and I as we lie in bed. The wall is covered with pictures of the two of us and the girls (who hold most of our lives dreams) so an apt place for it to live. The girls also received a beautiful bath mit each with a lovely bird (which won't go swimming in the bath) attached (that's not even mentioning the chocolate and a little cook book).
If you haven't had a look at Pina's blog, you should. Not only is she a very generous, compassionate and kind person - she's very interested and interesting, takes great photos and should be employed as a full time staff member for the Slovenian tourism board! Thank you - so much xx
Monday, November 10, 2008
10 years of marriage marked with 4 days away spending time as we did when the 10 years began, just he and I.
We hiked to secluded beaches where we were the only ones on the beach; we had drinks poolside by candlelight; we swam in one gorgeous pool and at four perfect beaches; we snorkelled with parrot fish and sea turtles; we went sea kayaking and drank champagne as the sun set; I was massaged and scrubbed; we ate well and drank in moderation; we swam by lamplight after dinner; we read books; we had the time to talk and the quiet to listen. Of all the sweet things he said to me, the one that made me smile the most was "you're still the best decision I've ever made".
Wednesday, November 05, 2008
Tuesday, November 04, 2008
Due to the quiet nature of our day we did a sweep at home. You always want the children to win and as I won 1st and 2nd and Leila 3rd, we told a little white lie and let Ella have 2nd place. I know they have to deal with losing but not yet and not when it's just us - some lessons can wait. Did you back the winner?