Monday, January 7, 2013

Happy 2013

I didn't intend to take another blog break (in fact I never intend to take them, they just happen), but the last few weeks have been definitely holiday like around here. I've been enjoying the relaxed no-commitment days, beach walks, simple meals and socialising with Sydney friends down the coast on holidays. Bliss. Today though, Action Man is back at work, the kids will be back doing swimming training, and it looks like normal life is about to resume.

We have been working a little this holidays, painting Amelia's room for her christmas present. Gone are the pink and purple walls, the pink polka dot curtains and the fairy lamp. Now, her walls are a more sophisticated sand colour, with a new doona cover (Grandma's present) and lastly, her furniture which used to belong to Grandma is to be painted duck egg blue. So the traces of my daughter's childhood continue to disappear.  For some unfathomable reason, I'm not able to upload photos today. Stay tuned for the "before"and "after" shot, maybe  one day when blogger wants to work!

As far as 2013 is concerned, I have a few modest goals. Number one is: yoga, every day. I always feel mentally and physically better when I've done some yoga, even if it's just Downward Dog and Corpse pose for 10 minutes. So, I've done something every day so far, and I can honestly feel the difference.
Number two is to more mindfully nurture my friendships, with people both near and far. I find it all too easy to get caught up in my own doings, and then suddenly, whoops! I'm a loner without ever meaning to be. Need to work on that.
Number three is to spend more time in doing things that make me smile. Blogging is one of them, so here's hoping.


africanaussie said...

Happy New year to you as well - it is amazing how many people this year are saying that they want to spend more time nurturing friendships. How is it that is this day and age when it is so much easier to communicate that we seem to all be doing so badly? I hope your year pans out to be the best ever.

Paola said...

I totally get the irony,believe me! It's something I feel a lot of us are feeling.

Jacana said...

Happy New Year!
I am relating to the changing of the bedroom. I felt at a lose when my daughter went from a girls bedroom to a teenagers room and then she packed bags and left for the big smoke and uni. It all seemed to happen in a blink of an eye.

Libby said...

Great goals Paola. I think we're twinsies :-). Need to organise getting together again once school starts back.