A catch up

November 7th, 2011 — 1:11pm, 1 comment »

I’ve got a lot of catching up to do, blogging and otherwise …  I don’t think I ever did share a few  ‘new’ additions to the study nook/dining area.  Study nook – ha – sounds good – but that’s  really stretching the truth  – a lot.  It is true that this is where the teenager spends much of his time on the computer.  Alas, I don’t think he’s doing much study,  unless of course he’s majoring in computer gaming.

Firstly, is the little black and white ‘french’  desk I picked up at the local antique/collectibles centre.  Perfect fit, I like.  Next, harder to see, is the wooden horse head to the left.  Not something I would have imagined hanging on my wall, but I absolutely love it.  I found it my Dad’s shed, during their recent move.  It was made by my Dad’s Uncle Wayne, who died as a teenager,  when he was a boy growing up in rural Pennsylvania.  Apparently my Dad had it hanging on his bedroom wall as a kid.   It is so familiar to me, and is so special now that I know it’s history.  It belongs.

Finally, is the blue bench  – I can’t resist anything that colour – to the right.  Not that it’s in that spot anymore.  It moves around a bit.

In other news, I am totally intoxicated by the scent of gardenias.  Is there anything as divine?

And am listening to Sarah Jarosz‘s new album Follow me Down again and again …  only 19 years old!

Friday Joy!

February 25th, 2011 — 9:48am, 1 comment »

As you know I’ve been busy getting sorted – and it feels good! Tossing out fifteen years worth of redundant paper and some daily meditation thrown in for good measure does wonders for the psyche. Not to forget the therapy… The more I do, the more I want to do! I’m on a roll. And it’s about time.

Our move from Canberra to Brisbane just over a year ago was huge and I can honestly say that I’m just emerging from survival mode. So many changes have occurred in our lives and it’s taken me longer to adjust than I imagined. Not that it’s all been bad. Far from it. Sharing quality time with the family while my father continues to be in remission from cancer has been a gift.  It’s just that it’s time for me to get on with my life.

Now -  in between sorting boxes I’ve also been doing a teeny bit of blog surfing/stalking and have found my new favourite song Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros “Home” , via Lense of Love. If this doesn’t make your day I don’t know what will. EnJOY!

PS  I’m a bit slow, I  only just ‘noticed’ the title of the song – coincidence?

Eryka Badu

January 7th, 2011 — 5:47pm, 6 comments »
image – www.voices.washingtonpost.com

Have I been living under a rock?  Almost I guess, but thank God for blogging …  I recently discovered Eryka Badu via Soul Shutter blog – another new find.  Not that I’m impulsive but I immediately ordered three CDs which arrived today.  Finally!  In the meantime I discovered this little number  - Gone till November (Eryka Badu and Wyclef Jean) on Youtube.  I have listened and watched again and again… and again.  Enjoy …