Saturday, May 17, 2014
Slow and Simple
In the video, Brooke talks about moving to the slow life - she talks about decluttering - not just the house, but the social schedule, the head, and the busyness. That is what my week of leave has been all about - decluttering my head.
It's amazing what can be achieved when the hectic work, commute, social and other wise full days are slowed right down. So, borrowing a list from 'Think Big, Live Simple' - this is what I've been up to...
Making: My photo album from my holiday to Christmas Island in 2012 - reliving the memories.
Cooking: Lots of different dishes with Loofa (Asian Gourde) and Pumpkins. Really like this Asian soup recipe
Reading: Lots of articles associated with my course on cooperation in the contemporary world - an international relations online course.
Enjoying: Sunny days, drinking tea and sitting in the garden
Waiting: for Paris in July to start!
Wondering: if I will actually be able to do the 100km bike ride I've sign up for on Sunday?
Loving: the little sleep ins you can have when you don't have to go to work.
Hoping: I can loose that last 2 kgs before my Dad's 70th birthday and the family reunion that is associated with that...
Wearing: my oldest daggiest jeans when Im home in the garden - no bra and no shoes!
Following: The Giro d'Italia - this means late nights here in Ozland!
Noticing: that the man isn't coping very well with the late nights either! The Giro d'Italia is a bike race that goes for 2 weeks.... it's just a practice run for the Tour de France - which is 3 weeks!
Knowing: that the slow life is actually OK, and that my lack of engagement in the outside world this week has been good for me.
Thinking: about the curtains we need to get in the lounge room to help manage our passive heating, and how much curtains cost!
Giggling: at the dog, who doesn't understand why I'm getting up at midnight.
Feeling: a little apprehensive about going back to work, and more apprehensive about tomorrows bike ride!
Have a good week everyone.