Saturday, June 30, 2012

Conflicting dreams

Dear friends, I was thinking on my walk the other day how sometimes in my life I have conflicting dreams. as a child I wanted a childhood sweetheart but I also wanted time alone, time alone won out. I also wanted to be married but also dreamed of a life of my own and to have my own home. A life of my own and homes of my own won out. I have wanted to write books and be famous and well known but also value my privacy. privacy has won out. do you have conflicting dreams? lots of love from susan JOY

Friday, June 22, 2012

Chimonanthus praecox...wintersweet

Dear friends, Had to share my wintersweet which finally bloomed this year after a couple of years of maturing. I am so blessed to have it lots of love from susan JOY

Thursday, June 21, 2012

A great book idea

This post is from February but I am getting so much spam on it I have shifted it Dear anonymous friend, How cool would that be a book written about a person like me who is blogging mostly with no audience and an anonymous friend turns up and they end up with a wonderful friendship via the blog. cool. I love that. Meanwhile I will enjoy your being here. it is such a nice treat. i have had friends and others commenting but not often but I still love blogging as i never know who I reach with my love and care. Was out to lunch today and trying to figure out the next step in my blogging journey. I was blogging every two days with one of my questions but now I am not sure how often to blog. I will ponder this some more. wishing you well dear friend. lots of love from susan in australia

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

what if .....

Dear friends, Have had a few days worrying about friends in hospital and how I can help and then worrying about what would happen if I had to go to hospital. I have been to hospital 5 times in my life and survived but was going through a whole lot of what if this happens, what if that happens. goodness What ifs can go on forever. had a really good chat with my spiritual director and got things in hand. realise I need to give up on the what ifs and focus on what I can do right now. do you worry about What ifs? lots of love from susan JOY

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Cooking challenge

Dear friends, After 10 years I am still trying to be a better cook. I used to be a great cook but since my breakdown it has been a very hard road getting to do even the most basic of meals. I have a few cook books that use four ingredients and working with those. Most of my meals are very simple and I depend a lot on tinned and frozen items. i used to use mostly fresh ingredients particularly when I had a large vegie and fruit garden. I am sharing my cooking journey online with a group of friends and they are being so supportive and they are inspiring me even more. are you a great cook? lots of love from susan JOY