Time for a break, so we are off to Apollo Bay for a family holiday... and when I say a family holiday, I mean a FAMILY holiday! We will be staying with my Dad... my sister plus her husband and kids... and my brother plus his wife... all in a 3 bedroom holiday house. So it truly is a family holiday!
Looking forward to it... but will very much miss Mum. I haven't been to Apollo Bay since her burial three months ago, and I know that I need to visit the cemetery... but I am dreading it.
I plan to do lots of unraveling while I am away, so I can re-stock my stash. So if you happen to be down that way... and see a mad woman sitting in the park, unraveling what appears to be a perfectly good jumper... come over and say hello to me! I'd love to meet you...
So I'll be disappearing from blog land for a little while, but should be back feeling well rested by mid-January.
As the New Year approaches... I will be meditating on these 'rules to live by'... I believe they were written by Robert Louis Stevenson. There is something in them for all of us:
Make up your mind to be happy.Learn to find pleasure in simple things.
Make the best of circumstances. No one has everything and everyone has something of sorrow.
Don't take yourself too seriously.
Don't let criticism worry you. You can't please everybody.
Don't let your neighbors set your standards; be yourself.
Do things you enjoy doing but stay out of debt.
Don't borrow trouble. Imaginary things are harder to bear than actual ones.
Since hate poisons the soul, do not cherish enmities and grudges. Avoid people who make you unhappy.
Have many interests. If you can't travel, read about places.
Don't hold post-mortems or spend time brooding over sorrows and mistakes.
Do what you can for those less fortunate than yourself.
Keep busy at something. A very busy person never has time to be unhappy.