Friday, November 07, 2008

Loving Friday and Feeling Blessed

Recently, I have been feeling truly blessed. Blessed by the kindness and generosity of people, blessed by good fortune and blessed by the universe for answering some prayers. What's not to love on a Friday like that?

Where do I start....?

Today at school, I only have one class. My junior high students have gone on a walking excursion for the day, up north somewhere to see the red leaves of autumn. The one high school class that I have is my favourite of the week. They are really enthusiastic and many have been good little students this morning, coming to have me check presentations they have prepared for today's lesson.

In last nights mail, I was delighted by a wonderful, surprise gift from the very generous Big Cat! I won't tell you what it is just yet, as I want to photograph it in some good light this weekend. Now as the days get shorter, it's dark before I leave school at 5pm.

Then this morning's email inbox brought another couple of wonderful surprises. I won $10US credit voucher in the very talented Amy's Etsy store, Moyou. I'm going to use it to buy one of her super cute Kuma Wheat toys. I've been eyeing them off ever since she started making them, and he's going to be perfect to cuddle up to on these coming cold nights.

And if that's not enough, I was also featured in another Treasury! I haven't done a screen saver of it yet, but you can see it here. It was put together by Hedda Vatter who creates some lovely warm things that would also be nice for winter.

I haven't been blogging or blog reading as much lately. With these shorter and colder days, I've been finding that I need to take life a bit slower for a while. My poor computer has been somewhat neglected as instead I've been snuggling under the covers with a book or three. I've been enjoying walks in the chilly air, visiting the local temple gardens often and soaking up the zen vibes. I had forgotten how refreshing sitting and watching the fish swim in a pond, eating good healthy food and taking care of myself really is. I'm enjoying the time while I can as after Christmas, life will speed up again as I prepare for the big move back to Australia.

I wish everyone a lovable Friday!


A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Glad to hear that you are having a lovely week!! Well done on the treasury feature - hope it generates lots of new business! Have a great weekend.

Jenny said...

Enjoy your lovely week and I hope it continues. Glad to hear you are looking after yourself.

Michelle said...

What a lovely post! Enjoy your weekend and the fall weather!

Rachael Hutchings said...

So glad that you've had so many wonderful things to be grateful for! Savor each of those moments spent in Japan while you can!


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