Friday, August 10

The Last Long Weekend

Monday was our last official long weekend till Christmas.  This is heartbreaking because it means so many things.  Such as the weather will now start to change, leaving behind gorgeous sun drenched days, filled gentle breezes for a hot sticky steaminess that can only be broken by a rain that you know is not yet coming.

It also means there are in fact only 21 weeks till the start of the new year.  Time to achieve goals and plans is quickly fading. The last things I want to be doing though is wishing the year away. There is still so much to be done before we get there.

Such as my sister's wedding.  Which is also code for road trip to Cairns. When I spoke to my sister at the start of the week she said that there were only 36 days till the big day. This means there is even less till we leave.  Like a good seven days less.

OMG! I have some much to do before then.  Starting with finding a dress...

Time is something I struggle with on a fairly regular basis.  In fact you could probably say it is actually something I struggle with all the time. And have done so for as long as I can remember. One of my most vivid memories ever is of my first love smashing his fist through our wall clock in a bid to ease my concern about how time was passing.

That actually turned out to be a turning point in my life, one that is most certainly not being discussed today.

Today I am supposed to be sharing my thoughts on Olympic Gold and Glory. Only I still haven't written it. It has been floating around in the vastness of my mind for a week now. Ever since those poor swimmers were unable to swim faster than everyone else.

As always the time to write is hard to find.  Naturally that is not the only post quietly waiting in the wings. This was supposed to be a Thankful Thursday post that I wanted to publish yesterday. You know because that's when it was Thursday and all.

But moving on, as let's face it there is much to be done and time is slowly slipping away from us all.

So here are some

I know I am super thankful that we took the time to get away on the weekend.  With the weather changing even if there was another long weekend this year we wouldn't be able to hang out here any more.  With the warmer weather comes some nasty creatures in the area that spoil all the fun.

I know that neglecting to take the clothing bags of not one but two children, is incredibly frustrating.

Thankfully we were able to work around the situation and get by with what we had.  Washing clothes takes on a whole new world of fun when it is done in the ocean and dried by the fire.  Of course the actual cleanliness of the garments may be some what questionable but it not like that matters when you are the only people around.

I know that I can't begin to explain how blessed I feel about being able to take the kids away from all the technologies of today and let them run free through the sand.  Or exploring through some tidal creek beds.

Thankful that we live where we do.
Thankful that we have technologies to escape from.
Just so thankful.

I know that reading this post from Jess at Diary of SAHM, made me wish I had already written one similar sooner.  I had thought about writing about Denyse and her awesome grand daughter on Tuesday but didn't.  I kinda feel like hanging my head in shame now.

After all if a young child can go to the trouble of creating such a wonderful little e-book in the hope of raising money to change the lives of those less fortunate than she, surely the least I can do is encourage others to go out and support her efforts?

So will you?  Have you already?  I know that it will not just be I that is thankful if you do.

I am also thankful that there are so many wonderful people out there doing wonderful things to help others.  People like Grace and Trish who on Sunday will give it their all for World Vision.  Again even a small amount can make a huge difference for those that it goes to.

I know that while I would love to sit here for hours and write I really should go and stop that washing machine from beeping. Which in turn leads to hanging it out and so forth.  Sigh.

I know that the work of a mother is rarely done.
I know that as much as I complain about doing it, I am also so thankful for the fact I can do it.
I know that you only get out what you put in and that I probably should try putting a little more in.

What about you? What do you know and for what are do you give your thanks?

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  1. A thought provoking post Rhianna- if only we had more time.
    Your weekend away sounds perfect , love the pics.
    Thank you for the mention and sponsoring me. I am so appreciate and thankful for people like you who dipped into their pockets for my cause.
    Sophie's ebook is lovely and only $1.99 - for a great cause.

  2. Lovely Rhianna. It makes us feel so good to reflect on all that is good in our lives, doesn't it? Thankful Thursdays is such a great initiative...all the link ups are in fact. I hope you enjoy your beautiful weekend, free of technology and distractions. Zanni x

  3. Oh hon, it can get overwhelming when you realise how close you are to the end of the year. I'm feeling that way too. I can;t beleive christmas is just around the corner. Luckily, I've started the shopping!

    I think you're on thr right track. Thinking about the things you're thankful for is the best start to getting over your overwhelmed feeling. Great positive attitude Rhianna!

  4. I love the multi-linking you're doing here, fantastic effort! It certainly is one way to save time. Maybe there are other things you can combine or let go of?

    When I feel like there isn't enough time, it usually means that I need to let go of something.

    Thanks for linking up with Things I Know this week :)

  5. I know what you mean, Rhianna. It's that time of the year where we all go, "Where has it all gone???"
    Think of all the great things you've accomplished this year. Those amazing posts with the mums of Olympians is just a start!
    Have a great time at your sister's wedding :) x

  6. Great post!! We had a week of basically no techology when we recently went to fiji and my kids coped just fine!! ths only toys they had were their bedtime animals and buckets and spades sadly i still had to check emails and occasionally facebook to upload some pics but we all enjoyed it although the tv went on as soon as we got home and the computer not long after that It was nice to disconnect!!


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