Thursday, March 24, 2016

Baking, horses and the reality of life

I was speaking to my husband on the phone one night recently and at the sound of his supportive and sympathetic voice I managed to offload all of the stressful moments from my day into one conversation.  The endless chores, the school routine, the heat, the mess, the dinner time/shower time/evening arguments and so the list goes on and on and on.

When I got off the phone I felt rather disappointed in my own attitude.  I have so many good things in my world yet in that conversation I managed to pick out every annoying detail from my day and relive it in monotonous chunks.  Early the next morning I hurriedly tapped out a text message, listing all of the good things that could potentially happen in my day and I felt instantly better and more positive.  

If I decided to write a retrospective list from the last few weeks it would look something like this:

Fresh rockemelons in the morning light.

Baking, there is always baking.

A recent weekend of horse riding, learning and of course, smoko with friends.  

Endless, albeit sometimes harsh beauty and photo opportunities all around me.

Sometimes it feels so much easier to pick out the bad bits.  I need to send the good things text more often.

Blogging friends, I haven’t managed to visit your blogs in recent times.  I love your words and photos and smile when I see your posts pop up.   I will get back to you, I promise. 

Are you making a list of the good things?  I hope so.

Wishing you a restful Easter.  We might light our wood oven or pick some olives or perhaps go for a drive.  I am also thinking about baking a loaf of challah.  It has been ages since I undertook a baking challenge.  

How will you be spending the Easter days?