Wednesday, 7 January 2009

Snow, Ice and Birthday Blessings

So I turned 45yrs a couple of days ago - Jan 5th - 45!! Wow! How did that happen so fast?!It was a wonderful day made special by my hubby and family. The day started with me waking up to snow. Yay! We don't get snow very much here and I love snow. Totally love it. I think it's something to do with having lived in Norway as a child/teen. Great memories. Always have loved snow. So imagine my squeal of delight to see it snowing and then a dusting laying on the ground!

I know it's not snow snow. It's not the kind of snow in Norway but it's snow. And it was special to me on my birthday. Bitter cold and lots of ice around as well. I was surrounded by the love and warmth of my family so it didn't bother me that it was so cold outside! I got lots of lovely presents including my fave perfume, new brushes, sketchbooks, nice smellies, my fave chocolate, flowers, scented candles and the new Disney TinkerBell dvd. Have you seen that film??!! So magical. I also got an Amazon voucher from my mum-in-law and I've ordered a couple new books (recommended to me) as well as Amazing Grace film dvd and Miss Potter. Both extraordinarily inspirational to me for different reasons.
A truly blessed day which has carried me these past couple of days. I'm getting organised. I'm working. I'm actually sitting at my computer and working. I've decided to slowly but surely get my online store up and running. It's been lying dormant for the past 7 months or so. Although I still get people registering to grab the freebies and I've had a small trickle of orders in that time. As well as my art and crafts, I truly love designing and creating digital art products. They're mainly photo art and scrapbooking products.

I also have several art and craft projects on the go. More on them soon. The point is, I'm working it all out. Day by day. A bit at a time. Filling my days with great things. Creative things. Healthy activities including more exercise. Reading. Listening to inspirational music. I want to surround myself with the things that inspire me and make me be more positive about myself and what I want to achieve. I still have battles and challenges ahead. Treacherous roads ahead for sure.

My dad still has cancer. My mum still has emphysema. They still need my help. I still fight off demons from my past. I still have an ex who is going through a sex change process which affects my kids in varying ways. Those things are all real. They're the reality of my life. It's how I'm coping with them that makes the difference though. That's what I'm trying to change.


Ursula said...

Happy belated Birthday, Diane! May it be your best, healthiest, magicalest and wonderfullest (hehe!) year ever! Big hugs!

Renee said...

You have huge, massive, real changes to put it mildly. But you also have your spirit which I can see is huge, massive and real too.

Just remember to breathe.

Love Renee

Anonymous said...

Hi Di, happy birthday congradulations. So pleased you got some snow for your birthday as well as your love and presents.
Oh your mum and dad, bless them so much. You are all troopers!
All my love! Julie-ann

~Red Tin Heart~ said...

happy belated birthday Diane..i will pray for your Mom and Dad..
I know how it feels to be going through that.
love nita <3
my birthday is the 8th of January..

Sarah said...

Happy Birthday Di!
Sorry to be the late one to the party. Glad you had snow for your special day. I was very excited too by the tiny bit we got!