Saturday, May 30, 2009

Mercury Rev ~ The Dark is Rising

Been listening to this quite a bit today.

Seems to hit the spot.

Gardening...

I've taken a couple of days off work to try and catch my breath a bit. Strangely, it's coincided with some fabulous weather, which has means I can sit out in the sunshine. I've completely ignored all my Lancome training which categorically states 'Thou shalt not sunbathe'. I turn up my music, open my patio doors, call for the Cat and sit out there, occasionally breathing smoke over the aphids munching my roses.

It has been a very good way to recharge my batteries.

As I lie there, slowly cooking, I daydream about my garden. The grass has got to go, seems bloody ridiculous having a small garden being taken up by a patch of dubious grass. I've got a list of things I'd like in the garden, but haven't got a clue how it'll all fit together.

A bit like life really.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Small Moments of Beauty

I'm getting through each day with small moments of beauty.

Most of which, seem to happen in my patch of garden.

Today's: sitting in the garden, bathed in sunshine eating my lunch of vegetable stir fry in black bean sauce, with baked salmon perched on top.


Saturday, May 16, 2009

SXSW 2009 Music Video: Playing For Change - Stand By Me

I saw this on Random Acts of Reality, made me cry.

(No, I'm not here. I'm just a figment of your imagaination. You should be ashamed!)

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Retiring

The last 14 days have been a series of unfortunate events.

And as some of these events touch some of the people who know me and I haven't the heart to lay it all out to you.

I'm going to bow out of blogging.

It has given me so much, new friends and a new perspective on the world.

I list this as the things that I am grateful for. But for now, I'm pulling in the drawbridge.

Be well, be safe and be happy.

Saturday, May 09, 2009

Pity Party

I've invited the Self-Pity Gnome over and we're having a Pity Party this weekend.

I've decided to take some time out. I'm going to self-indulge and really am giving up all sensible thoughts and actions for the next couple of days. Monday is soon enough for reality.

Don't get me wrong, I have much to be thankful for, but I want to take some time to accept that Life is Tough and Quite Frankly, Shit.

All welcome!

Bring red wine and munchies.