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Project 365: November 2014

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We have ahad a lovely month of: relaing; food; music and getting a few things done around the house.

Project 365: October 2014

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Our internet has been problematic for about two months, so it is time to catch up.

There are a lot of food photos as I am enjoying a food experiment by participating in the i quit sugar - 8 week program. I enjoyed my birthday and didn't want the cake!!!

Book: The Rosie Effect

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This is the second book by Graeme Simison and I loved it.  I laughed and luaghed :) ‘We’ve got something to celebrate,’ Rosie said. I am not fond of surprises, especially if they disrupt plans already in place. I assumed that she had achieved some important milestone with her thesis. Or perhaps she had been offered a place in the psychiatry-training programme. This would be extremely good news, and I estimated the probability of sex at greater than 80%. ‘We’re pregnant,’ she said. The Rosie Project was an international publishing phenomenon, with more than a million copies sold in over forty countries around the world. Now Graeme Simsion returns with the highly anticipated sequel, The Rosie Effect. Don Tillman and Rosie Jarman are now married and living in New York. Don has been teaching while Rosie completes her second year at Columbia Medical School. Just as Don is about to announce that Gene, his philandering best friend from Australia, is coming to stay, Rosie drops a bombshell: she’s …

Project 365: September 2014

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Project 365: August 2014

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I getting back into doing things in a timely manner :) and enjoying some pot plant fun this month.

Project 365: July 2014

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Oh my goodness, 16 August already and I am just adding this to my blog.
I have been a little demotivated lately, but hat is improving :)

Project 365: June 2014

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Cooler mornings, a little card making & cooking and family have been the focus of this month.

Project 365: May 2014

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A super full month with Mother's Day crafting for the school stall; May Day march; International Midwives and Nurses' Days; International Volunteers Day; visitors from NZ; Stamp Camp #1 2014; and work and family life.

Project 365: April 2014

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We had a busy month, with Mothers' Day stall preparations; work!; some gardening/pot plant time and a few outings over Easter.

Project 365: March 2014

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Don't look too closely at the default work days! A sad day was on Monday 3 March, when I noticed a very rural area I pass daily has work for development commenced:(  I have found another way to go to work through Logan Reserve, so i can still have my rural fix and see cows.

Project 365: February 2014

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The highlights this month have been:

reclaiming my creative space and moving back into the front roomcelebrating my beautiful husband's 50th birthday (9th)spending time with Michael's family when they visitedmaking cards and being more balanced :)playing canasta with the kids (and winning occasionally) Thanks for stopping by.  Please leave a comment.

Project 365: January 2014

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As the kids are on holidays I have been taking advantage of being able to get to work earlier than my usual 08:00 start.  I have made progress at catching up and this has meant I have some long days.

The kids are back at school now and we are all getting back into the flow of a usual routine again.

Books on the go . . .

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I  am enjoying an eclectic approach to reading currently.  Here are the current books I have on the go:


What if almost everything we believed about finding happiness turned out to be inaccurate, misleading, or false? And what if those very beliefs were making us miserable? A growing body of scientific research suggests that we are all caught in a vicious cycle whereby the more we strive for happiness, the more we suffer. This book provides an escape from "the happiness trap", via a revolutionary new development in human psychology: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). ACT helps people to create a rich, full and meaningful life, whilst effectively handling the pain that inevitably comes with it. This book shows you how to apply ACT in your own life to increase self-awareness, develop emotional intelligence, and transform painful feelings so they have much less impact and influence over your life.
Take the Next Step "The Secret" contains clear principles on how to…

Project 365: December 2013

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I am looking forward to a more balanced year in 2014.