Monday, December 31, 2012

N...Y...E

Mmm...

Hello...Goodbye

Looks pretty festive


So it's New Year's Eve today I'm told. I'm in the office. Working?! Should have been out of here, exactly 23 minutes ago, but I'm not. Also waiting for them to finish washing my car and it gives me time to blog in peace.(*little giggle*)



I've spent the entire year talking about how on the other side of not great this year has mostly been, but it's over, well almost and I'm here in almost one piece.



So all I really have to say to that, to the Universe, to God is THANK YOU!



Wishing you all a beautifuld day today spent with all your favourite people, even if that's just yourself (like me). Rest up, lie down, tell the truth, live your truth, be passionate, be kind, be happy, be sad, be you all the way to the bottom of your heart. Do it with all your heart, all the many things that you want to do. Be a brave little adventurer and an invincible conqueror of the things that capture your eye and the magic that captures your heart.





I'm sending love, light, bubbles, giggles and happiness to all of you beauties!

xx

If you knew you could not fail...

WHAT WOULD YOU DO TODAY, if you knew you could not fail?




Friday, December 28, 2012

Last rounds...

Today is the last Friday of 2012! Can I get a WOOP WOOP!

What are your plans for the last weekend of this very VERY tumultous 2012?

I'd love to...

Find little things like this to make my housie beautiful.
I want to dress up...either...

be super slouchy chic and wear a great hat
or...

rock our in red and gold, because I totally can.



 
Maybe both outfits perhaps. A girl needs options.


Ooh do you know what else would be nice? To spend time in the company of a man who...


is as dashing as Mr Darcy...

 
is a little dapper dresser (a little shallow,but a eye candy is necessary)

Also here's hoping we all go out there looking and feeling as fearless and as cool as...

this baby cheetah
It would be great to go on a little weekend adventure, even for a day...I'd pack...

all my essentials in here
May you all go through this last weekend of the year with a little sparkle.

Take only what you need, leave everything else behind.

xx

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Truth be told...

I may be happily single, but...



I have some BEAUTIFUL, close, girl friends who are some of the most amazing and intelligent women I know, but guys just can't get their heads right and see what beauty lies before them...Makes me bleak...




But they are too precious to chase. If he wants you, he will make all the effort to go for you...That's what I believe to be true. Boys chase girls.

Wild(e) about Oscar's wise words.


Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Shine!


Indeed you should!

There are many joys of being a South African, one being that if a public holiday falls on a Sunday, we also get the Monday off. So happy little me to wake up yesterday and not have to drag myself to el dreaded office. So I decided to do a number of chores that I had set aside for far too long.This time, not because of procrastination at least, but sheer exhaustion and a schedule crazier than I ever imagined.

A fine art it sure it.

So yesterday I decided to polish my shoes. Such fun! I had all my equipment out, cut my cloths to apply the shoe cream. It's been a long time since I last polished shoes, but I do love it. What I love more than anything is what it reminds me of, my Daddy.

That's what I used to do every Sunday from about the age of 8 I think. That was my special chore, to polish Daddy's shoes for the week on a Sunday afternoon. I used to sit in the kitchen by the back door or on the stoep (verandah) newspapers laid out with all my Daddy's shoes that were almost as long as my little arm and used to twirl around my hands, back then. There was really nothing dreaded chore like about this. Little moron me, felt it the GREATEST honour ever, to polish this man's shoes. This man that I thougha nd still think is such a consummate collection of alot that is marvellous in my world and the world in general. I used to imagine him walking into important meetings, seated at the head of a long table, being very important  (as one imagines only their Dad can be) and everyone being so impressed how shiny his shoes are. So shiny they can see themselves in them. Oh the mindless musings of a very imaginative child :) Obviously I didn't get to go along to work with my Dad very often and especially not into his meetings, though I was allowed to photocopy my hand to my heart's content and possibly risk potential blindness..haha.. Polishing his shoes however, made me feel so much part of my Dad's life and that I get to be the one who makes his shoes look so amazing.

Fancy schmancy shoes - Paul Smith - shoe polishing kit


Labour of LOVE...if ever there was one.This was it without a doubt. It was such a ritual too, from stripping the week before's polish with methylated spirits, then applying the polish, then waiting for it to dry, then brushing it off, then buffing with my mother's old and sometimes not so old stockings.(oops) All ready for him to rock, roll and wow the crowds in the week.



That's what yesterday reminded me of. Such bliss, such wonderful wonderings and as I sat there applying the shoe cream to my now very high heels, I smiled, all the way from the bottom of my heart, thinking how I was enjoying what I was doing, especially since it reminded of the magic of doing something little, with so much heart and love, for someone who I love so much.

Every Sunday when I polished Daddy's shoes, I imagined him smiling when he looked down at his shiny shoes at any time during the week thinking that I made his shoes so shiny. I didn't get paid for this chore, but my Dad's, "thank you my girl," everytime I carried the pairs precariously back to his room, while I always wore one pair, as we do. That meant and still means the world to me, much like my main man himself.

Look for what makes you shine this week, from the inside out.

Do little things with great love.

xx

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Tuesday Tune



This just made my day. I wish she could release it and I would play it to my future kiddie winkles.

Warmed me all the way through to my heart. The soulful nostalgia of remembering the theme song of my favourite childhood show, sung in this wonderful soulful adult rendition = Just What I Needed :)

I don't know if "magic and mystery, are part of [your] history," but they sure can be part of your future. Add a little sparkle!

As we head into the holiday season and beyond, wishing that we all be a little or a maybe a lot, "dashing and daring, courageous and caring, faithful and friendly," with your own stories to craft and share.

Sending you charm and smiles and wondering what my own little secret to my own version "gummi berry juice," is. What's yours?

xxx
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