Here we are again!....tomorrow is the deadline for the 'A Few of My Favourite Things' challenge! (In by the skin of my teeth yet again!!) This time it was my favourite time of day....I had to think about this!.......was it early morning & the stillness before the days hubbub begins?....or our evening coffee time, once the boys are in bed? I finally decided on Bath-time....which is truly ME time!! The journalling reads: "Whatever the day may throw at me, a soak in a hot tub will usually dissolve all my stresses away! Sometimes by candlelight, sometimes with soothing music, sometimes with a good book...........but always with bubbles!!"
I have to tell you that my darling husband raised his eyebrow quizzically when I asked him to take a photo of me in the bath!!....& must admit it's not something I ever thought I'd be doing a LO about!! It was very gratifying to use those blue dome stickers & that little yellow duck, both of which have been in my stash for literally years!!
In my last post I mentioned another blessing I had to share, well it was a wonderful 'Honest Scrap' award, passed on to me by Jocelyn.I am a keen follower of Jocelyns blog, she is the master of positivity & posts a weekly 'Happy List' which is such a pleasure to read. She has been going through some challenging times recently & yet she is always so 'up' & ready to share a kind thought or word.
Now, how this award works is I say a big THANK YOU to Jocelyn (why not pop over to her blog & check it out for yourselves?) & then I have to list 10 honest things about me & pass it on to friends who's blogs I follow & enjoy. So.....and this has taken some soul searching....here is my 'Honest List'!!!
1. I am a procrastinator!! Big time!! I will always delay the things I dislike...like the ironing & this is so silly, because when I've done it I feel so good!!
2. If willpower were a tangible substance, mine would not fill a thimble!!
3. I need a lot of sleep! Without it I become a short tempered grouch!
4. I am not ambitious...I just want to be happy!!
5. I cry at the movies, TV shows, News items...so many things tug at my heart!
6. I have spent the last 10 years trying to achieve my goal weight!....one day!
7. I can be a very lazy 'LEO'.....but I do have regular bouts of highly motivated activity!!
8. If it has chocolate on it I am a fallen woman!
9. I worry about the state of the world & how it will be for my boys in the years to come.
10. I own far too many pairs of shoes!!
So, with that done, I pass this award on to
Remember to copy & paste the award picture for your blog, link back here & pass on to your favourite bloggers......I look forward to reading all your 'Honest Lists' too!!
Now, it's time for what is becoming a weekly movie review!! This Sunday we saw 'Love Happens' starring Jennifer Aniston & Aaron Eckhart....fabulous!! I went into this one expecting your usual sugar coated chic flick!! How wrong I was....it was poignant & moving, I cried in more than one place as well as laughing out loud in others...Aaron Eckhart is just too gorgeous & his smile ought to carry a 'swoon' warning.....Great film....Highly Recommended!!
On Friday, as we arrived home from the school run, our house & those of our neighbours looked like a scene out of Alfred Hitchcocks 'The Birds'....there were thousands of starlings, both on the roofs & flying about in tumbling swirls. The noise was alarmingly loud!!
Now I know we always have food for the birds in our garden, but quite why they chose this area as a meeting point I do not know! They were obviously preparing to set off for warmer climes for the winter...so now I look forward to seeing the Robins & other winter birds visiting our bird feeders.
To round off this very lengthy post....(and thank you if you've made it this far!!) I would like to share last nights sunset with you...I went to pull down Alex's bedroom blind & it quite took my breath away, it was just too beautiful & has fulfilled it's promise of a lovely sunny day today too...cold!...but sunny!!