25 January 2011

Finding our feet

This is the old normal in the new space. I'm feeling the beat a bit more, a bit more capable of living up to my own ideals and also a bit more able to let go of perfect. Besides, where we are right now might not be perfect, but it is right where we need to be. I have that much faith, at least.
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The clearing and cleaning still feels so good. I had grand plans yesterday, but today I think a little bit here and there is quite enough.
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These spaces sing to me, little bits of goodness I can remind myself of in my days, the reminders of the sacred and worthwhile.
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The play in the new spaces is just the same, and also brand new. See?
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Some watercolours from last week. Left to right is Jenna's picture of her with Leni, Morgan's "scary fireworks" mostly in black (lol) and Rowan's, um, well I was painting my legs but for some reason mummy kept telling me to take Peter Paintbrush for a walk over here, so... hehehe
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Little tomato-stained faces from more raw soups.
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No pictures of cake. Well, you know how cake does around here. ;)

It's all OK. All of it. The univited strains and scary moments and the bits of myself that I don't like to look at too closely and the challenge of meeting the present as a gift sometimes... It's all OK. Because I'm here for a reason.
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Though... it helps that Rowan slept through last night for the first time in over a week, and woke up cheerful and cuddly. ;) And before breakfast, I baked another cake. :)

4 comments:

  1. Cake fixes everything :D
    You have a beautiful family x

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  2. Our children are synchronised! Leni has made pictures for each of your girls today!

    Clare xxx

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  3. Such beautiful and inspiring words and pictures.

    I love the first photo of the family area.

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  4. I'm so glad you are finding the joyful moments nourishing your soul.
    Your toys look beautiful in their new homes too :)

    Gina xxx

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