Sunday, March 30, 2008

SMILE




dragging heavy suitcases up the hill from the station with a grumpy tired 13 year-old my mind was way ahead of us and thinking about what to post here ...

but rather than thinking about the good holiday i've just had, i found myself thinking of all the work i have to trudge through this week.....


So I apologise to you, gentle blog folk, for very nearly posting something a bit moany and miserable. I'm ashamed of myself and have given myself a good talking to. How many times will i need to learn and relearn that whole living in the moment and being grateful and gracious and appreciating good things lesson?


It was a relaxing holiday which included baby-nuzzling, dog-wrangling, teenager-baiting, good eats, beach-combing, boot fairs and actually a surprising amount of sunshine between the rain and clouds and hail.


I am being proactive about the work anxiety and will go for an early swim tomorrow morning before I get started.

Furthermore, this SMILE will be my mottosloganimagefocus of the week.

22 comments:

tut-tut said...

That is one great image; you'd best copyright/co-opt it right away!

I'm glad you're break was a good one. I wish I had a pool nearby for a swim. I think that plunge is very purging.

Lee's River/Zlatovyek said...

Welcome back. Permission granted for one good, highly focussed moaning/kvetching/griping session when required. To be applied locally, ad libitum, at user's discretion. Followed by several laps in the pool to clear residues.
I agree with tut-tut - the yellow fellow has potential as the New, Improved Smilie.

Trac said...

Yay - you're back!

Anyone with that smile called 'diskopar' is alright by me.
:O)
x

Lynne said...

love, love, love this pic!!!!

Brilliant, Letty!

Welcome back!

Akelamalu said...

Welcome back Lettie and it's great to hear you had a good break and I absolutely love the photo - it made me smile! :)

Dumdad said...

Interesting image. If you look at it one way Mr Yellow is smiling; or he could be sticking his tongue out at you while clamping his hands to his ears....

Steve said...

I'm amazed that you looked at that pair of binoculars and saw a smiley face. Quite an eye! Thanks for sharing it with us!

(I get kvetchy in my blog posts too...funny how the complainer in us comes out when we write...)

Anonymous said...

Lettuce be grateful for holidays in the sun! (hail rain)

Absolute Vanilla (& Atyllah) said...

Brilliant image, Lettuce. Glad you're back and had a good break, even if it means a pile of work to wade through. Up and down, high and low, balance, balance, balance :-)

Malc said...

Nice one! It's good to come back from a holiday all refreshed and full of good vibes, but it's also good to come back and have a bloody good moan. Get it off your chest.

phd girl said...

great pic--interesting post, I don't know what you should do.

Sally Crawford from London said...

nice to have you back, Lettuce.

You sound relaxed as well . . .

Shelly Lowenkopf said...

You've just read "The Hunting of the Snark."

la bellina mammina said...

Welcome back Lettie! Great pic! Now I need a vacation!

Gary said...

Things can't be too bad if you are noticing smiles in inanimate objects. This was probably just a transition time from vacation mode to get back to work mode. The holiday seems like it was fantastic but I want to hear more about the boot fair. They sold buttons? I'm confused.

mouse (aka kimy) said...

lovely photo.

any holiday filled with such things as baby nuzzling, beach combing & all the rest sounds most wonderful.

hope reenty is smoother than feared and before you know it you'll be off on another wander!

see you in a month! ;)

Sally Crawford from London said...

PS on the pic: a real 'saying more with less' pic: mmmmm.

lettuce said...

hi tut-tut. well if you google "diskopar" you'll find its not the only image like this!

thankyou lee for the e-voucher, i shall keep it for a rainy day.

yay trac.
hey lynne.

steve i don't think of you as kvetchy at all! it is funny tho.... captive audience? ;-p

anon, i am grateful, truly

vanilla yes, balance balance balance

malc i'll try and schedule in a bloody good moan before too long. :-p

hi phd girl
and sally (and i nearly did this as a wordless post.... couldn't stop myself!)

feeling uffish shelly, thats for sure.

thanks bella

ooo yes gary, buttons, one of my not-so-secret passions. Almost anything might be found at a car boot fair (like a yard sale?) - this woman said they were her mother-in-laws, a whole old biscuit box full... (even some boot buttons in there!)

kimy theres nothing like baby-nuzzling, is there?

Gary said...

Oh, I get it now. Thanks for explaining about the car boot (that is what we call a trunk, right?). Boy, I am so literal sometimes.

natural attrill said...

The buttons sound good!!
toby.

lettuce said...

gary, maybe its just that you're american. :o) a trunk - now thats for packing your clothes in, right?

toby i did think of you. I took a photo (of course) and will post on Niddy Noddy. maybe we should do another swap soon?

Debbie in NC said...

Lettuce, thank you for your kind comment :) It is hard when they grow up!

Your photos continue to amaze me and I have the urge to lay on your floor and cuddle with your ADORABLE dog! That..watching TV was a magazine cover photo!