Sunday, May 30, 2010

Splendid things

I'm taking a breath
Before tomorrow begins
With work, and schedules and watching the clock
Many important things that simply can't wait
And I need a clone
To get it all done
So before I start to hyperventilate
In a panic attack
I'll reflect on why
I'm now in a pickle

It's not so much that I'm a chronic procrastinator
(And I am)
It's more that life can sometimes be so delicious
I get distracted

It's autumn
and we had some rain
and it's been cold

Then the sun shone

We took Charlie to baby gym

And went out to lunch

It wasn't all fun and games
Of course
I did the usual stuff
The cleaning, the washing, the ironing
There was the white ant inspection, and the gas delivery
That didn't warrant a photo

But after class yesterday
(French classes, so handy when we live thousands of kilometres from the nearest French speaking folk)

We went out to lunch... again

And I photographed


For my blog

So when I begin to worry
about the relentless demands of life
And fret about how I squander the hours 
I'll think instead about the joy
Of time spent on splendid things

Thank you to the lovely ladies who are following my ramblings
I love having you here
And visiting you too


  1. What a sweet post, and if only everyone felt at peace whiling some time away doing what makes you happy, we would probably all be less stressed out! Justine xx

  2. A beautiful post...lovely photos & thoughts. Thankyou for sharing it with us.

  3. Wouldn't it be lovely if we all had an official stress free day every week.
    I love seeing pics from across the world.
    Cate x

  4. sounds so like my daily inner struggle, thank you for making me feel better:)

  5. Great post my friend!!! I love your blog & look forward to following you on life's many adventures!!
    Smiles & Hugs,

  6. Hello, I've just found your lovely blog.

    I'll be back for another visit soon.

    Jill x

  7. You can never have too many lunches out or take too many blog photos :)
    Happy Long Weekend
    Janelle xx

  8. Hello, I love your blog and your post was just what I needed ! I love eating out also. Your photos are great.

  9. Gorgeous pictures.... I'm so with you on this, I have 4 days to prepare for my 3 in at the shop and do you think I managed to get even half of what I need done??? LOL!!!
    I'm too busy being side-tracked by 'LIFE'...

    Great Post...

    Hugs - Jodie :)

  10. Sounds a very similar sentiment to mine. Glad there's more procrastinators who put pleasure first. Right off to make the beds and feed the hens.

    Lisa x

  11. hi, i'm catching up with my own followers and popped by - your photography is coming along (I especially liked graffiti bamboo) - like you I am finding it opens up my eyes to the world around me, all sorts of things I never noticed before. Your daughters are lovely, you must be a very proud mum. Betty x

  12. Oh how lovely ! A really beautiful post with beautiful photos , thanks so much .

  13. You sound just like the rest of us fellow bloggers! There's a lot to be done, but you know what? If we don't take the time to enjoy it now then what's the point? You take great photos, and it will be interesting to see your part of the world! Keep it up!
    Take Care,


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