my word for 2009 has been: be and i think that i have done just that, been. and what is that exactly? well, for me that has been to relax, take the days as it comes, play, loosen up, do what makes me happy, choose to be with family over doing housework. and i have done that, althought i might have to work on the household stuff!
Example 1: we stayed home during summervacaton this year and it was glorious! during these weeks we all took the day as it came, no big plans. happiness was to be able to relax, read, do gardenwork and eat a nice supper each night. we were so relaxed and rested, that it actually felt nice to go back to work!
example 2: my garden has given me so much joy this past year. i have really worked hard to keep it nice and beautiful and even dug a new flower bed all by myself! and with great content i have watched a piece of land/dirt come to life as seeds have grown into great life. and the harvest we could do was something else! pure joy was what it was!
example 3: doing stuff that makes me happy! i have done alot of crafting; scrapbooking, needlework, sewing and housedecor stuff!
this has been such a good year, full of laughter, joy, happiness and love. i just wonder how next year will be and what it will bring us!
we had such a lovely time seeing some friends of our host yesteday evening. a bunch of loud americans :) the resturant was fantastic, one of those places where they make the food to suite the wine not the other way around. but i think we loved the company and laughs much more than the food :)