Tuesday, September 13, 2011

An up and down day

Today has been a rather down day for me.  I don't really know why to be honest.  Maybe that I went to bed really late last night and was listening to a bunch of songs on Youtube and I really shouldn't do that late at night.  Or maybe it is that my birthday is around the corner.  Of course it is exciting to have a birthday and I'm getting the most exciting present from Terence, but I guess it is also a bit of a realisation that yet another year has passed, another year older and I don't think I really achieved much this past year.  Okay fair enough I have managed to learn to play 3 songs on the recorder, but other than that no real achievements.  Which I guess I'm finding a little bit disappointing.  Oh well.  I think I really just need to go to bed early tonight. 

One thing that was really exciting though was when Bianca and I joined Winara House (a local retirement village) for their morning tea.  Yesterday we baked a whole bunch of biscuits - some Romany Creams, shortbread, Betty Crocker chocolate chip and chocolate hedgehogs.  The ladies were absolutely thrilled to meet Bianca and I must be honest it feels so rewarding when you do something nice for somebody and you can just see the way their faces light up and you just know that in your own little way you made somebody's day, possibly made a difference.  Today was part of Bianca's home learning challenges and this was her 'Giving' task.  She had such a great time last year, that she wanted to do this again.  We'll definitely visit them again really soon I think.  I'm not going to post any photos because I didn't ask if they would be happy to have their photos on the blog, so you'll just have to take my word for it :-)

And that's it from me tonight.  I will take my thoughts and head off for an early night tonight I think.  


amanda said...

You and your family have made a HUGE difference to many folks and are still continuing to do so in many more ways than you may realize! Love you lots and very proud of you.. mom/ouma xxxx

Julia said...

Thank you for your beautiful comments on my blog. I usually feel depressed and become very introspective and reflective when I have a birthday coming up.
I have done something different this year. I turned 33 in July and made a list of 33 things that I would like to do this year. I am slowly ticking them off one by one. Some are arb, easy things and there are one or two really challenging things. Maybe try to do something similar? Your life will be richer for it.

Here's my link:

I hope you feel better once you've had a good nights rest.x

Paul Forster said...

Glad Winara House was a rewarding experience. The elderly residents love seeing children as I've found with my singing group visits over the years.