Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Once in every four years.....

The countryside on the other side of the village
Happy Leap Day!

This is an extra day for us - 24 extra hours. So what are you doing today? Something different? I wish I had given it more thought and planned something special to do.
My mind is all over the place, so I thought I would take the easy option and let it all leak out here in point form.

  • My blogging friend, LoraLynn Has written a wonderful post after her trip to Blissdom (with her 38 week bump!) and I urge you to go and read it. She talks about how she has realised the importance of being a legacy maker, in addition to other really interesting things.
  • I cannot tell you how much I would love to go to a blogging conference and meet up with the friends I have made blogging, in real life. And to learn. Heaven knows I need to keep learning all the new stuff. One day. I also hope that one day we will have them here in Europe.
  • I need to think about my own Mission Statement. Do you have one? 
  • Jean came to help me move mountains of Winter stuff up onto the deck in the sewing room. It was a real challenge, made do-able with a friend's help. 
  • I tossed out bedding which has to be old. Very old. 
  • Effort was expended at the gym, and calories were burned.
  • I have no idea what I am cooking for supper because I forgot to defrost the food I had listed for today. Memo to self: check menu and do what is necessary in the morning, not at 4.30pm.
  • James Murdoch has resigned.
  • The daffodils are blooming around the house.
  • Missy and her Mum are not coming up this weekend after all.
  • I need to do some weeding in the garden.
  • I would love each of my children to have homes of their own so I could give them most of the stuff in this house. Right now. This instant. Large homes. With lots of storage. 
  • I am about to start making 24+24+8+8 metres of bunting for a young friend's wedding. I have plenty of time, which is excellent. In 4 metre lengths. I may be seeing triangles in my sleep.
  • A peacock type of bird (I am a world authority on bird types - black, brown or white, small, medium or large) just breezed past my head in the garden and I did not have the camera with me. 
  • The sun has just popped out, as it is about to set. I may go and take photos.......

I did go and take photos......
Enjoy the rest of your Leap Day - I am off to sing again......


Vee said...

A mission statement? Good heavens. No. No mission statements for me. I'm too scattered for them. They would take all the joy from blogging all willy-nilly like. That's my mission statement: To be as willy-nilly and all over the map as possible. And, I hate to blow my own horn, but I do believe that I've succeeded.

Good idea for the kids to all purchase large homes with lots of storage and perhaps big barns as well. This is how I approach all such giftings, "Here, Whichever-child-it-is, this belongs to you." She or he says, "I don't have room." I say, "What?! With that great big attic and that great big barn?" So I wind up putting it all back under the bed or in the basement or in the garage. So good luck with that.

Beautiful green fields you've got going on. Ours are white and about to be whiter. Beautiful sunsets, too.

Off to follow your link because if you say a thing is good, I'm inclined to believe it.

Pam said...

Happy Leap Year Day! What a lovely sunset.

Needled Mom said...

Sounds like an interesting day of thoughts.

I did hear where Murdoch resigned today. I wonder if it will make a difference.

Your pictures are beautiful.

someone else said...

I love those sunset pictures!!!

Stripeyspots said...

Those are beautiful pictures Linds. And somehow you going off to sing seems the perfect way to end that post. So positive and uplifting!

Anonymous said...

Lovely post. I'm still so new in blogging, but haven't really thought of a 'theme' or mission statement. Basically it's there for personal accountability, a little bit of 'hello there'-ism, and random thoughts. Going to visit that link you provided at the beginning. ;o)

John said...

It looks like Spring over there! We woke up to snowstorms here today. Your pics remind me that I need to order my seeds for the gardens.

Anonymous said...

don't waste time on a mission statement, they are modern speak for waffle. I could use a stronger word but am too much of a gent to use on a lady's blog.