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I work, I study, I play, I laugh, I sing out loud, I skip, I drink too much coffee, I love great food, I bake, I write, I try and be a good mum and wife, I sometimes do housework!!!

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

I had a moment...

the other night a dear friend popped around for a cuppa and a chat...and it was just so lovely...switching off from the world, life and the universe and catching up with what was happening in her space....at the end of the night when I turned to walk back in the house after saying goodbye I had one of those special moments...it had been softly raining all evening and raindrops had clustered on the diosmas out the front.....they sparkled in the evening light just like a string of dancing fairy lights...picture perfect....it made me smile.

TK xx

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Are you....

letting the sunshine in today??

(courtesy photobucket)

I hope so...

TK xx

Friday, May 20, 2011

Cafe Moments

your hurt
is plain to see
as you sit
delving into
cafe froth
on end of spoon
you wage
with the
never changing
with old
familiar patterns
slow down
my friend
in time this
too will heal
let it be
let it be

TK xx

joining in here

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Wednesday and its full on!!!

This week seems to be crammed full of STUFF!!! Life is meant to be in a routine now, after all we are in to the 3rd week of Term Two - yet I find myself scrabbling around, behind the eight ball so to speak, racing the clock and just plain old disorganised!~!~!

I finally managed to get in some baking yesterday afternoon, only to be met by 'oh yum chocolate cake, oh no this one's no good mum'!!! - quick question - is there such a thing as bad chocolate cake?

My notes have started to arrive for study......and my desk is still looking, well not ready!!

My meal plans that worked so well last term, seem to have evaporated and now its madness at 6pm as I work out what we are going to eat for dinner. Shaun is having waaaayyyyyyy tooooooo many frozen dinners just now!

I have a study class tomorrow morning and I have to confess that I have not prepped for it yet........at least I have got the evening ahead....

I have finally managed to get to the bottom of our internet problem and with any luck we will be back on line at home really soon......

We have had our first weekend with our little respite foster girl and it was wonderful - she is a little cutie and certainly adds a new dimension to our home. She changed outfits on average 6x per day ( and she is only 5!!!)

I have my Writing Group tomorrow night and I am organised for that.

I have a quiet weekend with my books planned...that makes me smile.

I wonder, is your Wednesday leaving you frantic and struggling to keep up, or as I am trying to do (thanks to 'One Thousand Gifts') are you able to S.L.O.W. down and take in the good, the little, the moments...they are all precious. I am trying really hard to learn this new lesson, this taking time to make time idea.

TK xx

Sunday, May 15, 2011


Its been a while....our internet has been down and though I found it immensely frustrating it has also been strangely liberating. It has opened up time...time for me to read and as luck would have it my copy of 'One Thousand Gifts' by Ann Voskamp turned up. If you want to find out 'what it means to be...deeply human,...deeply spiritual,...deeply and authentically fulfilled' then this book is a must for you. TK xx

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Imperfect Prose - Daughter of Ours

You came to us
on a rainy day
clouds all grey
and heavy with

hope streamed
across our porch
as your little hand
tucked into
your fathers paw

we loved you
right from the start
even though
we barely knew
your name

we came to you
with hearts
of hopeful joy
the waiting
finally over

suspended in
this first
wanting it to be
so right

for you to
love us
as we already
had fallen
for you

you gave us
so much
that day in
your sunshine

dabbing panacea
to open wounds
patching up
our broken hurts

you came
took our hands
and we walked
off into our

and your father

TK xx

Wednesday, May 4, 2011


I am a tad annoyed with me just now....went to the doctors yesterday to get a renewed script for on-going medication, so no biggie, and then within about 10 - 15 minutes of getting back home I started to feel really really off colour. I have this horrid nausea that will NOT subside and a pounding headache that feels like I have been whacked across the head with a beach bat!

So bad did little old me feel that my Shaun had to get up and take young M to school this morning (this is a huge ask as Shaun works late afternoon and night shifts and had only got to bed at 4am). I have too much I need to be doing and really do not need another day or two of feeling awful.

Ginger tablets seem to be helping a little, along with sips of weak tea. Does anyone have some tried and true remedies that may help which do not require another visit to the doctors? Please let me know.....my life is waiting!!!

TK xx

Monday, May 2, 2011

Monday Musings....

'Now these three remain:
Faith, Hope and Love.
But the greatest of these is love.'
~1 Corinthians 13v13~


TK xx