I am enjoying doing Project Life, fingers crossed, I am keeping up and at the same time I am scrapping events from 2012.
Welcome to the New Year, lets hope that it is a good one. I have started Project 360, at least my variation of it. I did it partially last year and was pleased with the results.What I plan to do, is to do one large photo layout and the second layout to be made up of the journal and smaller photos. Most of my photos are taken on my iphoto and the quality is not that great and as I am planning to improve my photographic skills, I decided that I need to use my Canon camera 650D at least for the large photo. I am looking around for a challenge or a group that I can take part in. Do you any ideas?
The mornings start very early for me, usually 5 or 5.30am, as I love listening to Spencer on the local ABC station. This morning he was talking about what he would wish for in 2013, he wished for less anger in the world. He wasn’t talking just about road rage but the anger that has been in all facets of our lives. He emphasises particularly politices and I totally agree with him. The negativity that is shown in day to day operations really makes you lost faith in the people that govern this country. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if our pollies could show more tolerance and say when they have got things wrong and acknowledge when something has worked and has been good for the general population. We teach our children to show tolerance, to share, to be kind to other people , to listen……..maybe we could all learn from our children.
‘We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.
The thought of ‘Thanksgiving’ brings a warm glow, it sounds like a wonderful time to gather together to celebrate and acknowledge all your gifts. Although we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving in Australia, Christmas creates a similar feeling. It is when all the family gathers together. It is a time to celebrate, a time to reflect and just to enjoy.
So why the chicken? When I was a child most families had chickens in their backyards. A lot of time was spend looking after the chickens and tending the vegetable garden. We as children we were very aware of where our food came from and shared in tending to the gardens and chickens. As Christmas time was consider to be such a special time, one of the chickens would lose its head to provide a very delicious dinner. My father would pick which chicken it would be and then he did the act with an axe and a block. It is a very strong memory, not an unpleasant one but just a reality of life.