Saturday, March 5, 2011
My Giveaway, A Winner and a Quandary....
Hooray we have a winner for my lovely book 'Pass me a Smile' by Toyoko Sugiwaka
Fruitful Fusion! Congratulations, I know you and your children are going to love this book! Contact me with your postal details and it will be on its way :-)
Don't you just love how serious the boys look when doing the draw for me. I could use the random number generator but it wouldn't be half as much fun!
First of all thank you for being so patient with me. This year has been rushing past so fast and it seems that there are so many things to be done and never enough time to get them done. It was going to be the year that I got rid of all the unnecessary and cleared the clutter so I could focus on what was really important to me.
I feel that this year has had a huge start and I feel that I am struggling to keep up and to come to terms with it all.
I am feeling the sadness from all around and I confess it has made me feel that I am being selfish by doing my blogging. So many other people are really struggling and I am frittering away time telling everyone how wonderfully creative I have been.
Is anyone else feeling like this?? I love catching up on my bloglist and seeing what all the lovely creative people have been doing and what is inspiring them. It inspires me. I read what you have all been doing and get glimpses into your lives and am amazed by how we can now connect with friends all over the world. I would miss the connection terribly if I stopped as it can be quite isolating here in the 'Far North' where I live.
Maybe this low is still me getting over the Shingles that I had in January? Maybe its hormonal as it is 'That time of my life' and the Pause has a lot to answer for?? I'm not sure but I do know that for me it is a Quandary....Do I or Do I not Blog??
I have done the original year that I had intended and now have a 'record' of one year of my creative life. I also enjoy the writing process. I don't profess to be any sort of Jane Eyre but putting thoughts down on paper so to speak gives me some satisfaction and contentment and gets it out of my head (it gets pretty cluttered up there these days LOL) I know I would not stop visiting everyone else's blog and leaving comments because I love seeing what you have all been up to and it helps me feel connected as I mentioned before.
So for me right now the catch-cry is 'One moment at a time' and I just do what I can do and let go of the rest. I light a candle and send my blessings to those in need and am grateful for the blessings in our lives.
How are you coping with all the News that has been happening this year??