I am the multi-tasking queen. At breakfast time while the toast is cooking, I make the lunches. While the kids are eating breakfast, I unstack the dishwasher. While Mr makes the coffee, I run sight-words with my youngest, and check the homework folders.
It has become a point of pride for me. How efficient I can be, how much I can get done simultaneously. Continue reading
I stopped at a pop-store in the middle of our shopping centre to purchase activities for the upcoming school holidays. The lady behind the counter was bubbly and in a great mood. She excitedly informed me that it is the first time that the pop-up store has PayPass. For her this little change made a big difference in her day.
Her enthusiasm got me thinking about little changes in my life.
I started the year excited for the book of the month idea, but once we hit May it all went out the window. Mostly because May was all about the Big Magic bookclub. (And if you missed that, all the posts are still available here to read at your own pace).
Just because I stopped blogging about my reads doesn’t mean I have stopped reading. So here is a quick summary of the books that have stood out to me over the last few months.
This year I posed a very bold question over my year. ‘Fear or faith?’
As has happened every year, unexpected words have attached themselves to these words. And I have been very surprised to how these two much more gentle words have grown stronger in me … ‘grace and space’.
I cleaned the dishwasher.
I know no one will notice, so I have to let you know.
I found myself in tears on Sunday evening. Unbidden. Unexpected. As Frederick Beuchner says, ‘whenever you find tears in your eyes, especially unexpected tears, it is well to pay the closest attention’.
I paid attention.
I had a conversation with my girl the other day about an upcoming excursion.
‘I’m feeling nervous, and excited, Mummy.’