I have been following Carmen’s Rocking your World Friday posts for a while, and mentioned to her I was thinking about joining in because it is such a good idea, and she was so encouraging about that idea that here I am!! :) And to find out more about it, come over here. It is hosted by Virginia, and is a weekly round up of the positives that are rocking your world. :)
Victoria, in the process of learning to write has memorised one phrase “I love Mum”. I find these little notes everywhere, with I love Mum plastered over them. Normally with a little doodle of a woman with heels, or in this photo there is also a gold medal with a heart in the middle since she said I win the gold medal for loving (oh my gosh I wanted to bottle her!!). Which is not to say she feels this way all the time (this morning I think she would have taken that back!), but at the moment I am cherishing the notes and love messages. To be fair to her father, I have also found ONE with “I love Mum and Dad” on it, and a picture of both of us in a love heart, but mostly she loves me. hahaha
Victoria is also learning to wink. She came up to me after school and said “Mama I can wink now”, and pulled this face for me. Which I thought resembled a pirate face more than winking, but if you look very closely the eye on the right is partially open, and periodically she will randomly wink at me, which just makes me smile EVERY SINGLE TIME.
She has also learnt to click her fingers. A couple of months ago she began practicing, and if a fly flew past, you would not have heard the click. She has put in some practice, and her click is louder than mine now, which has led to me putting in some practice as the rest of the family clicks loudly and then tells me they can’t hear mine. I will show them. Secret practicing has been happening, though more is needed. Victoria is so proud of her new skill however that she clicks everywhere, at the dinner table, as she tells me about her school day, in the bath, a veritable winking-clicking machine.
Over the weekend a local wildlife park was celebrating 40 years, and for one day they had the entrance prices as the price that was charged 40 years ago. We left home early so we would be leaving before the crowds really packed in, and that was a perfect plan. We had only been a couple of months ago, and when we spoke to one of the staff members he had mentioned the day to us, and that they were expecting mad amounts of people. The weather was a bit miserable but we went along anyway, and had a really good time, visiting our favourite spots, and making a couple of new discoveries, before the crowds had built up. Also on the drive home the weather really packed in, so I was even more pleased to have finished when we did.
This photo was taken on our way to the park, showing the tips of my knitted by me!! alpaca socks that I made to wear in my gumboots. I love this photo.
Also I got some other good photos that I will be able to use in my art journal, including this one of me in my gumboots on a bridge. I LOVE instagram. :)
The library is also rocking my world this week. I love going to the library and borrowing books. I also love that you can request books they should buy, and quite often they do. They have also just recently set up a new system with some other libraries in nearby cities and this has meant you have access to even more books than before. I just signed up to the new system this week, after I saw that a book I have been wanting to read for a while, was available at one of the partner libraries. The book is ready to be picked up and I will be getting it this afternoon. This pleases me more than I think it should. But I don’t care.
I have also been working on an inspiration deck this week (the post will be up later today!), and I was feeling a bit flat, but looking for inspirational quotes and working with them this week, has made a real difference to my mood. They completely reframed my thinking, so I am grateful I chose my PMSy week to work on them! :)
Also rocking my world this week is the fact I just discovered my ginkgo has some green in the buds…leaves are not far away!! Spring is nearly here, and I am ever hopeful that this Summer, we will actually have a longer Summer than the two weeks we got in the last one. All indications are good apparently. My ginkgo is my favourite-est tree, it is windswept and covered in drooping lichen, and beautiful. It marks my seasons for me because I look at it everyday, so I was most excited this morning when I glimpsed green.
My beloved also bought me hard nectarines this week, and I am very grateful. I have a thing about drippy fruit, and nectarines are one of my favourite foods, and I know he thinks it is a bit ridiculous that I don’t like soft nectarines, so when I found the bag in the shopping and it was all full of hard nectarines I know that is his way of writing me love poems.
I am also loving lemon and honey drinks and eucalyptus three ply tissues, and my oil burner which is busy burning peppermint oil this week.
My week has been well rocked.