Friday, February 27, 2009
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Tonight, I feel the need to rest. I am not supposed to exercise for 2 weeks which will certainly put a dent in my daily yoga routine. However, as a very wise and beautiful pregnant lady pointed out to me today, I have the next 2 weeks to rest and reflect. I can then return to yoga with new enthusiasm when my body has healed. So for now, I will concentrate on finishing the nappy soaker pants that I am knitting for Cath's new arrival. I also have a few other projects on the go that I haven't had time to finish.....no time like the restful present!!
Monday, February 23, 2009
Thursday, February 19, 2009
We started the day with the dolphin show and I am still in awe at the grace, strength and beauty of this animal. We went on a few rides to give the kids a bit of an energy release, then off to Shark Bay. What a cool thing this was. You can view the massive pool from the top and then go down for an underwater view. It was a floor to ceiling 'fish tank', cool and so peaceful. I think the kids enjoyed it in there the most. They calmed down and were content to look at all the sharks, rays and fish. I wonder how I could get one of those at my house!
We also looked in on the Polar Bear who was sleeping most of the day. My niece pleaded with us to look in again just before we left to see if he had woken, "he's my friend" she said. And what do you know, he had woken up and was swimming and playing with his toys. Again, a remarkable animal and so graceful in the water. Astonishing and heart wrenching at the same time, to be able to view a wild animal so closely.
There was much more time spent in the pool, more rides, water ski shows and more, more, more. It is lovely to see the kids developing such strong bonds with their cousins. Hopefully the memories they create in moments like these, will stay with them over the years. Two days of full on excitement and wonder. It certainly was a lovely way to spend a couple of days. Great company, great family and a great time.
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Kevin decided to work this weekend as on Tuesday we are off to the Gold Coast to spend the day at Seaworld. (The kids are so excited). So, due to the rainy weather, I took the kids to an indoor play centre on Saturday morning. They ran wild for a couple of hours, and I was smart enough to bring along a friend and was able to enjoy some adult conversation (wow 2 times in one weekend - I am pretty lucky!) Yesterday I took the kids to the markets for our fruit and veggies. It is such a beautiful spot, right on the foreshore, the markets are full of colours and interesting wears, and it feels good to support the local farmers.
This morning I was able to do my Sun Salutations on the front deck. It is such a beautiful spot and I thought I would share my early, hazy view with you all.
Namaste my friends and I hope you all had a wonderful weekend....would love to hear about it!
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
The afternoon had a different kind of pleasure. The kind I get from seeing my boys enjoying being outside, playing and the excitement of Daddy's arrival home to an impromptu game of cricket.
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
So I have decided that my all round fitness could use a bit of an overhaul. I started out small with walks and bike rides along the waterfront. I have now progressed to riding where ever I can and as soon as it cools down a bit, I will start riding with Harry to school (Sam will have to go in the bike seat - it is too far for his beautiful, chubby little legs). I also decided whilst Sam was at swimming lessons that I might try my hand at swimming laps *gasp* yes, that is right, swimming laps! I invited my sister-in-law (a big fitness expert) to join me to assist each other in the child minding factor. Today was our first day and I survived. I didn't sink like I imagined and I did 10 laps of a 50 metre pool. You have no idea what an accomplishment that was for me. I felt like doing a little jig....ok, you know I did actually do the jig, and then felt like throwing up!! (Now, does all this excerise count if I then came home and had a 'nana-nap' with Sam?!?!?!?!?) I didn't bother taking photos of my dismal swimming style - I will leave that up to your imagination!!
Sunday, February 8, 2009
On both sides of our family, we have learnt of people being rushed to hospital in the past few days. And this is when I start to wonder, what is going on? The start to this year has really tested my strength and I was amazed at what I have uncovered about myself. I guess, when there are so many monumental things happening around the nation and at our own doorstep, it is crucial to look for the simple pleasures in life. Those small moments that bring us joy, and to hold on tight to them. Like an evening with friends, a morning at the markets, an afternoon with my son exploring the bay, special father and son time at the rink....it is all worth it. It all adds up. Bank it. Bank these beautiful moments in your memory to draw on in difficult times. May peace fill all your hearts.