Saturday, May 24, 2008

Time to choose...

There is something wonderful about the first day of the holidays, isn't there.... just the thought of all the possibilities and options there are to choose from. I was lying in bed this morning thinking of what I might do today and even though I continue to wake at 5am, it was such a lovely feeling to run through the things I love to do, and mentally take them out and savour them.

The greatest thing is having the opportunity to direct my own day, instead of being directed. This is something I have been giving a lot of thought to recently, and some things are beginning to fall into place neatly. I think I have found a way to be able to use my talents and to be able to spend time doing the things I believe I am meant to be doing. Everything I have learnt over the past couple of years is, in a way, preparing me for the next phase, and seeing it, and realising what I can learn, makes the waiting easier.

While a lot has been whirling about in my head, I have started talking to some people about it, and the response is wonderful, as are the perfectly timed calls from people like my old boss. People who know how things happen and what is needed. So watch this space......

So today I got on with my quilts, and crawling over the floor of the sewing room pinning things was a delight. Not the floor bit, the pinning. It means that my creation is slowly coming together at last. I love the hand work stage, and that comes next.

I have visited some friends, chatted to others on the phone, and also to my children, and have pottered about the garden doing some tidying and sweeping. Everything is growing so fast now, and around here, the labernum is in flower, and the trees are no longer sticks pointing to the sky. They are covered with new leaves and growth and colour is bursting out everywhere.

Tonight is the Eurovision song contest. This is something one has to see to believe. It is always a source of great mirth here in the UK, and we are all devastated that Ireland's entry of a singing turkey was eliminated in the last round. We always come bottom or 2nd bottom, as the rest of Europe does not like us. But that is fine. Voting is definitely political, and we roll with laughter as the countries name their choices.

I have the option of going to 2 different friends' homes to join them tonight for Eurovision parties, but you know, I may just stay here, curl up on the couch with my quilting, and relax.

That is the beauty of holidays. Time to choose.

10 comments:

Mary said...

Good on ya! Can you give a couple of clues as to what you will be doing in the future? I used to love the Eurovision song contest when we lived in England. I so wanted to be a contestant. My favourite contestants were Cliff Richards (they have recently announced that in fact he did win it all those years ago. Mary Hopkins (People said I sang a lot like her)and my all time favorite at the time was the hilarious Lulu. We can't get it over her. Who is your rep this year?

Needled Mom said...

It sounds like you are enjoying each little thing about holiday.

Funny thing....I still love getting up at 5:30 a.m. even though I do not have to anymore. It is such a great delight to start the day before all the activity starts around me.

The labernum blooming is one of my fondest memories of when we lived in Epsom. Please post a photo so everyone can see the beauty of the tree.

Enjoy the good times.

Midlife Mom said...

I loved your post about books. As a child I could not get enough books to read even though our weekly visit to the library had my arms brimming with different ones to read over the course of the week. I loved the Hardy Boys mysterys and to this day when I see one on a shelf in a book store it takes me back to those days when I just couldn't wait to turn the next page to see what was going to happen. Thanks for reminding me of that, such nice memories.

Dawn said...

Oh, dear Linds, I can hardly wait to hear more! I know something wonderful is going to happen. I just read the previous post, too (I'm behind again!), and it is no wonder this job has been killing your spirit when you've had such an exciting life! It sounds like such an adventure.

Jo said...

Sounds to me like a woman with a plan. What ever you decide to do, enjoy it to the fullest.

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

My dear, you certainly have earned your respite. I can't wait to read more about these new directions you're heading in. Very intriguing!

Enjoy your quilting...I'm attempting a small table quilt today myself. Wish me well!

Susie said...

You sound so much more relaxed than just a few posts ago! Looking forward to reading more about where the next stop of your life's journey will take you.
Savor those relaxing moments!
xo

Linda said...

I'm so glad you are enjoying these days Linds. I never take for granted the joy of just being able to decide on most days what it is I would like to do. I know how blessed I am to be able to stay at home.
I'm praying that you will be able to work out the sort of job you would like. It will be so nice for you.
I'm quilting away too. I love doing it by hand. Of course, I'm sweltering beneath all those layers of quilt - but that's okay. I'm acutally making some progress.
Enjoy the days Linds.

meggie said...

A holiday spent exactly as you wish, is a real luxury, isn't it?
Enjoy your time.

Barb said...

It may only be for a week, Linds, but you're off to the perfect start. You and I have it in common, that we love doing something creative when we have the time to just enjoy it.

I did some catching up here. How wonderful the photos of you and Morning Glory and Barb are.

I swear, if I ever get to your side of the world......