Saturday, November 26, 2011

Counting my blessings

All week I've been fighting off feelings of resentment and general crabbiness because I have too many things to cram into my days - most of them not fun stuff, unfortunately. But I'm attempting to turn that around by focusing on the things I have to look forward to, instead of the mundane work/housework/errands that seem to fill my days.

So here's my list of upcoming exciting events:

1. My birthday. Who doesn't love being spoiled and getting lots of attention? Also: there will be cake.


2. Elton John. The old rocker is touring again, and I was lucky enough to pick up tickets to one of his Melbourne shows next week via a Facebook friend (thanks Miss Cheryl!). I've never seen him live before, and I figure I should grab the chance now because, who knows, there may not be another.

3. A visit from my Kiwi pal Sara, who's making an unexpected trip across the Tasman in a couple of weeks' time. I'm hoping to show her a bit more of Melbourne than she usually gets to see, maybe do some shopping and definitely visit a few gourmet foodie hangouts.

Cannot. WAIT.
4. Christmas. I'm such a sucker for Christmas food, decorations, get-togethers with family and friends and even Christmas music if I'm in the mood. (But our tree is NOT going up before December 1st. It's a rule...)

My pretties remain packed away for now
5. Holidays (Yes, again...). I have three weeks off from Christmas onwards, and plan to potter around the house, sleep past 5:30am, train when it suits me, and maybe get stuck into a few neglected projects here. We might also get away for a few days to one of our favourite parts of the state. Wineries, gorgeous scenery, relaxation... sounds good, no?

Um...minus the autumn colours at this time of year.
5. Phat Camp. I've booked in for my 5th Phat Camp, in February next year. It's always a fun weekend, even if I do have difficulty walking for days afterwards. I'm looking forward to seeing some old faces and lots of new ones.

Exercising my baby muscles at Phat Camp 2005 

There really is plenty to be grateful for in my life, apart from family, friends and basic human needs like food, clothing and shelter - those go without saying. I just have to keep my mind on the fun stuff, and not dwell on the boring, the mundane and the downright loathsome.

Now, back to folding washing and cleaning toilets.



Sara said...

And, I'm not even working, studying or.. well, no pressure at all. It's really a first. Of course YOU will still have your million things to do, but ya know, life just isn't really fair sometimes, is it?

I'm REALLY so excited about the visit. :D

Kek said...

Well, I can always take a few days off. And probably will.

Eeeee! It's going to be FUN.

The House That A-M Built said...

Aaah yes, the toilets and the washing... some of my favourites. Great attitude Kek. Gratitude does really put it all in perspective and brings great happiness in the present moment! A-M xx

Kek said...

If only we didn't need to remind ourselves of the good things we have, A-M. It's easy to forget amongst all the daily "stuff" that goes on.

Liz@LastChanceTraining said...

Sounds wonderful! I don't envy you going to Phat Camp, I don't envy you going to Phat Camp...breathe out :)

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