Monday, 21 January 2013

Acres of Diamonds

Your diamonds are not in far distant mountains or in yonder seas; they are in your own backyard, if you but dig for them.
                   - Russell H Conwell

Often we go out in search of fortune and happiness only to return later and discover that everything we had ever wanted was under our noses all along.

Today will be my fourth day at home having taken today off work to go to the doctors.
Due to the snow however I have cancelled my appointment and will re-schedule it sometime in the future.
Here I sit in bed, thinking and meditating on what these few days of rest and relaxation have meant to me.
Very deep you might say, but don't you sometimes wish you could slow down your life and give yourself a break? 
Banana Bread
The snow has meant that I have been forced to stay in doors.  As a result I have managed to finish decorating our bedroom, have completed my tax return and paid the tax bill (on line from my bed), made wonderful wholesome meals, baked, started a new sweater for hubby, read and pondered on what life is really all about.
All the worry and stress I have put myself through lately by procrastinating is behind me as the bad weather has forced me to take stock and do things that I wouldn't usually have time to do.
Napkin Decoupage
And now I can use today to sit and craft, tidy and sort old papers and bags of accumulated rubbish and tomorrow when I go back to work I can look back on this time and be grateful for the snow.


  1. It sounds like you have had a wonderful calm stay at home.

  2. It sounds as though you made good use of your time and enjoyed a well earned rest.
    Those cakes look good :)