As I sit here typing up this post at my new desk, given to me a Christmas gift from my wonderful husband, I look around my home.
My stylish new desk! I'm almost tempted to start back at work a week early in order to make full use of it. Almost.
And I feel full and content.
Little Charlie is asleep, my two older boys are outside fixing up a scooter so they can ride to the local deli to buy ice cream, my hardworking husband is ... well... out working, and I am luxuriating in the benefits of having an extended period of time off work.
Important work being undertaken.
I can potter around my home to my heart's content, doing a little bit here and there as the mood strikes me, resting and reading as and when I want to. A little bit of swimming here and there with all my boys, much playing of cars and trains with Charlie and lots of indulgent eating is going on around here.
Percy, friend of Thomas.
It seems I'm usually relegated to being Percy, while Charlie stars as Thomas. Only fair I suppose given it's Charlie's production.
This quiet, simple life fills me with joy. It's a wonderful novelty to have two whole weeks off work, and in the summer holidays too.
This may all sound sickeningly sweet and essentially boring, to those of you rushing through your life with so many things pulling you this way and that, to the point where you fall into bed at night exhausted, but my intent is not to inflict my contentedness upon you, but simply to...... hmmm.... express how I'm feeling right now, I guess.
That's what one's own blog is for, right?
The view from my desk.
But I am aware that all too soon, this idyllic summer break will be over for me.
I'll be back to juggling work, children and home. But after a lovely little break such as I've had, my batteries will be fully charged and ready to take on all the little daily challenges life will throw my way, be ready to grasp opportunities to grow as they materialise and be ready to cope with any sleepless nights yet to come.
January has been a wonderful start to what I intentionally predict to be a magnificent year for my family. Under the influence of this Capricorn month, grand and ambitious plans are being laid that will alter our future in most wonderful and fulfilling ways. I look forward to the fruition of our dreams as the year progresses.
(And, no, I'm not pregnant, nor planning to be. Just in case that thought crossed anyone's mind!!!)
View of our 'Library' from my desk.
Kaiden and Corey are on their summer break till February, which means a whole month remains of sleeping late, swimming and lazing around for them.
I envision come the beginning of February, it will be a rude shock for them to have to conform back to the society standard of a life regulated by the clock. Poor dears!
Creative Corey. Made from skateboard and scooter parts.
One thing I'm excited to report is that the power of intention has manifested beautifully in my life recently.
My life is magnificent.
And the more often I say, the more it magnifies the magnificence!
Ask. Believe. Receive. The Secret.
I feel I'm achieving my aim of living in the now, and I'm loving it.
And I sincerely wish the same for all of you.
With all my heart.