I’ve had so many gremlins on my blog lately. Broken pages and ping backs, comments disappearing into spam folders and for a while (I’ve since found out) my posts were taken off the Reader. I can tell you that this little cookie hasn’t been a very happy vegemite. But things are getting sorted and in the grand scheme of things they’re minor.
Today I woke and thought about my world and all I have to be grateful for. My family and my friends. Don’t you love it when you reconnect with a friend you haven’t seen for ages and pick up the friendship like it was yesterday.
A few nights ago I had dinner with Lily, a close girlfriend who I hadn’t seen for ages. It was a night full of both laughter and tears as we opened up and shared our lives over the past year. It made us both realise that life is too short not to grab the things we want, not to give our friendship more time and priority.
It reminded me of what’s beautiful and needs nourishing in my life.
These colorful pansies are from my front garden. I’m enjoying getting my hands in the earth and the feeling of invigoration at the end of each day. It’s a work in progress but slowly my run down garden (neglected from the year I spent with mum) is beginning to show life and color again.
This bunch of colorful blooms was given to me by Lily on the night we caught up.
They’re still looking vibrant and taking pride of place in my lounge room. I know they’ll last only a short time but they remind me to be grateful for all I have.
Underneath the vase of flowers sits a current magazine with one of my most recent articles published in it on the Flinders Ranges. It’s always a buzz to see my articles in print and this one was no exception. It still ranks as one of my favorite out back trips.
And tonight, looking out my back yard, there was Lamborghini, doing her best to keep my grass low. She adds a distinct air of tranquility to my life and for the moment I’m grateful, not just for her lawn mowing prowess but her sheer presence in my world.
As for those spam gremlins on my blog, Harry my not-so-fierce but ever-loving hound, has vowed to keep them away. Would you be scared of this face?
On a balmy spring night in Melbourne I’m sending warm wishes of love and light to all my blogger friends here and around the world.
Cheers to a happy weekend where we can be grateful for all we have around us, see the beauty in the ordinary and make the most of every moment.