Sunday, May 27, 2007


Well this is it. The final post of this 365 blog, a blog committed to seeking out the good stuff in each day, the fine details of life, the stuff to be thankful for. Whether in the dancing specks of dust in the sunlight streaming through windows, or in the beauty of good food, in enjoying fine company, in moments of joy in a day, in moments that remain even when there seems to be no good at all in a day, all these moments have made up my life for the last year. It has felt good to record them. It has been good to have to sit here and type positive things into a computer to remind myself there is always stuff to be thankful for. It has been good to remember that I have someone to thank.

Today it was the simplicity of sitting on a sofa on a rainy day reading a book and drinking tea with Lizzi. Life is made of these moments, and if we don't stop and look around in a while we miss out on them. Life in all its pain and struggle still has these glorious shiny details in it. I'm not sure what happens now. I think my long neglected other blog may get some attention now, but maybe in a more attention to detail style way. Whatever happens, I like the fact that this year is here.

Saturday, May 26, 2007


Late morning fry up. Pirates of the Caribbean 2. Not getting up until 4pm. Pirates of the Caribbean 3. We want to be pirates now.

Friday, May 25, 2007


The longest day, telling some students about God's forgiveness at silly o'clock in the morning, waking up half way through the talk realising what I was saying was true. Good chats with my prayer partner about this life being managable if we hang onto the reality of the character of God, that deep sense that knowing our God better really does help. Book group and the lovely brief chat with Binface.

Thursday, May 24, 2007


(Looking at when I started this I should be due to finish it on the 27th May. Clearly I've missed a couple of days out so I'll put these in as extras...)

A whole day of not going anywhere or driving a ridiculous distance in my car. Playing tennis in the early evening light. Pink skies and the tennis court signalling the beginning of beautiful summertime moments.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007


Light in the dark. Believing Hebrews 13 for a bit this afternoon whilst telling some students about life after Uni. Glad that I have a Father who sticks with me even when I am grumpy rebellious cynical old bag. Very glad He is expert at softening hearts. Jess and Ceryn's inappropriateness (Ed I think it came from me. Sorry.). Heading out with urban singleton family tonight, hot chocolate and baileys.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007


The moment when the magic of exercise kicks into my head and the cloud disappears for a bit. Mmm.

Monday, May 21, 2007


The messages that reminded me that I'm not entirely alone in this job right now. Glad that someone cares and God's impeccable timing was at work again. The fun of hanging out with Jess, Ceryn, Ed and Carolina for the day. Chilled times with students this evening. My Brother hearing my frustrations and attempts to try and not moan but giving me space to express some of the angst within right now. (He's had 4 years off and should really thank Mr G for that, but he's back on duty now)