Well....on this 4th day of the 4th month in 2006, I'm finally crossing the rubicon from private thoughts to shared thoughts.
What tipped me over the edge? It was a snippet in todays Sydney Morning Herald about the Blooker Prize....the Booker Prize parallel for books which started life as blogs. It makes sense really...doing it this way. I have had several attempts at writing a book but somehow, thats just way too big a project and daunting ambition to tackle in the 7 and a bit minutes a day that I am not working for some shareholder, the taxman, the kids, the credit card company, the community or taking care of the essentials of living.
so, I figure if i can use those 7 and a bit minutes to write my thoughts down by blog entry, before I know it, I will be closer to my destination!
Now...all i have to figure out is....where is my destination?
Perhaps its best to observe a piece of cosmic wisdom....and just live in the moment...the here and now....go with the flow.....the theme will "emerge".....
Well....let's see what emerges.
I had a wonderful start to the day....dressed in sexy black top and pencil skirt and my new long black boots, with a cashmere tangerine wrap thingie and black fur trim, dropped the roof on the way to work, played sultry French music and sang at the top of my voice as I roared down the highway to work bathed in the champagne light of early autumn.
Now, how many people go to work in a mood like that, I ask you? So...the theme for today is giving thanks. Thanks to have an opportunity for self-expression through work and making a positive contribution to society in this way.
Thanks also for the great news I got from Iola's school teacher whom I met at 8 am and who told me that I have a delightful and very creative young daughter whose narrative style of writing and vocabulary is exceptional, who is socially well-adjusted and a popular choice in class when seats are swopped around fortnightly.
Thanks for colleagues and staff at work who are supportive, competent and capable and most of all- very likeable.
Thanks for the time I had tonight with the kids to call out their spelling and give them extra challenges as I chopped the green beans and peeled the butternut while the potatoes were boiling away and the chops grilling! I had fun too watching them struggle with the curved balls I made up, and then their eyes light up.
Thanks for the phone calls and msn chats I had from friends, far and wide, looking me up, checking to see I am OK.
Thanks for blogs like these that I can look up and re-read when I get the mutters and need to remind myself of how good things are.