Friday, 15 January 2010

It doesnt have to be perfect.

I am my own worst critic, honestly I can quite easily pull myself to shreds in a matter of minutes. I am the first person to urge people to try things and tell them all of these wonderful things about themselves but when it comes to me I am not quite so positive.
Is this good for the soul? I doubt it and I am sure it is not good for others to watch you beat yourself up over something quite ridiculous.

Sooooo following on with my Blessings theme I think it is time that I took some time out to be me. Who is me? Well if you ask my Husband I am a cross between Barbara and Margo from The Good Life and Alice from The Vicar of Dibley. My personality changes between the three depending on how Hippy/Green/Eco I am been, how Snobby (me a snob???? NEVER) or been just plain stupid and ridiculous, it can change apparently at any given moment and does quite frequently. Well just for the record he is a cross between Victor Meldrew and Gregory House, misserable, bitter and twisted to the core and you know what I like him just the way he is (ha ha ha).
Anyway in an effort to stop punishing myself for all the millions of things I do I am going to try and be a little kinder to me. I am going to take some time to do the things I want to do and be the person I am Barbara/Margo/Alice....I guess you can bee all three, you dont just have to choose one and stick with it.. We can have different personalities and quirks and still be a good person. I read a quote on another blog recently and it has really stuck with me.

Practise Been The Person You Want To Be.
Think about it, who do you want to be?

Friday, 8 January 2010


There has been alot of talk in blogland about choosing a word to focus on for the coming year. I liked the idea but have found it hard to choose just one. There are many many things that I need to focus on right now that I found it almost impossible to choose only one. However the word that I finally chose is BLESSINGS.
Why this word in particular? Well there are many people or things that bless us every day but sometimes we just have to take a step back and realise it, "Stop and smell the roses". I mean sometimes it can be the little things we do that mean so much to someone. My eight year old son stood in the kitchen this morning and washed all of the breakfast dishes for me, a small and random act but what a blessing to both him and I. It meant there was one less job for me to do and for him it meant that I was able to do some fun things with him and he was so really proud that he had actually helped me. This year I want to focus some time on the blessings we receive and give to others be it something as little as watching the sun rise over the snow dusted fields (truly a blessing from God) or the kind actions of people.

We have had a lot of snow here recently and in some ways the country has come to a stand still. Whilst this has been in someways an annoyance and of course dangerous, I have enjoyed the slower pace of my life that it has brought with it. Most of the childrens clubs were called off so there was little running around and we were able to snuggle up inside the warmth and watch the snow fall from inside. We didnt go out much to play as the children have been getting over coughs and colds. I did get out for some walks with the dog and we enjoyed the solitude and silence of walking through fields of snow or sugar sprinkles from heaven as I have heard it called. Although it is hard work on your legs and your dog just runs and jumps in it without an issue.
I had a hankering for baking pie the other day, not just any pie but a hot, vanilla, sugary, apple and blackberry pie. Truly, truly yummy. There is a tiny weeny bit left but I doubt very much if it will last untill the morning.
Thank you for calling in at the Little House today and for you kind comments on my last post, I truly enjoy reading them. Keep warm and safe during this winter weather.

GOD Bless,

S x

Friday, 1 January 2010

Sparkley and new

Not only do we have a new day but also a bright, shiney, sparkley new year. I dont normally care much for the New Year celebrations but for some reason I have looked forward to this one. There are no resolutions in this house but I feel it is certainly time for a change, really a chance in pace.

I have never wanted nor needed the "Rat Race" but have somehow found myself peddaling at 100 miles per hour down "Burn Out" lane. My days are far too busy and I literally have been hitting the ground running from the moment I get up. Breakfast is a thing of the past or it eaten, bowl in hand whilst walking around the house getting things ready to head out of the door. Lunch ???? Not sure what that is.. Sometimes I get to eat during the day when I am working bt then I can hardly claim it to be nutritious. Dinner on an evening is something lovely and scrummy cooked for the children but if DH is not home to actually cook I just end up snackng on rubbish. The lack of food and far too much crammed into the day has left me exhausted and run down (there I admitted it... ha ha ha) not to mention the two weeks I spent in my bed ill with the flu.

I really must make an effort to eat properly and take control of my days so that life is a little slower and I am sure that the health benefits of this will be great.

I have PIF's and another gift to send out that should have already been done some time ago, to you lovely people I apologise and will get onto it as soon as possible.

I hope that your New Year is shiney and sparkley and filled with magic.

S x