Sunday, March 2, 2014

How Spring Break Ended Sunday Evening...

We went to our local Chinese!

Tonight, I have to go to bed earlier. So I will let the pictures below tell the story of our celebratory dinner. :)

No pictures of how our evening came to an end because the battery of the camera went out. The recharger was at liefste P's office.

A brief summary:

At home we all together helped clear a very messy dining table (debris of a lazy Saturday evening, and lazy Sunday morning!).

I then hurriedly vacuumed (it won't be cozy otherwise believe me! It's how my crazy mind roll :D) the floor, boiled water for our goodnight tea, while middle daughter set the table, P fixed Littlest Chinese fan (yup, that's how it goes!) and oldest checked her class schedule for the next day online.

We all shared the take home dessert of baked banana, served with vanilla and chocolate ice-cream.  Drank tea, chatted (giggled because of the Littlest's antics!) and said our good nights.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

What Works Wonders: Magical March!

“Magic is believing in yourself, if you can do that, you can make anything happen.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Tonight I electronically dug a picture of the Littlest, taken in Spring 3 years ago in Langenvelderslag (a beach in Noordwijk).

It's one of those serendipitous shot the Littlest seems to be talented in being in.

The light was good, that you could still recognize her through the silhoutte of her face, and she was earnestly playing with her stick as if submerged in casting a powerful spell only she is mighty enough to do.

Originally, I edited it as a birthday greeting to a special friend in my blogging circle.

I thought it fitting to use tonight to welcome the month of March. A month I feel will be magical. :)

For many unconnected reasons, which I won't delve in now, I felt for a while, that I've completely lost "my magic" walking uncomplete like Peter Pan without his shadow.

But I got it back! Sewn back by the nurturing love of my family.

Time spent with them, without distractions always centers me.

In this month's blog for the What Work Wonders series, I am sharing A (spontaneous!) List of 14*, "What Makes the World Magical" for me (random order):

  1. Love
  2. Children
  3. Friendship
  4. Art (in all it's form)
  5. Historical Architecture
  6. Books
  7. Gardens
  8. Animals
  9. Music
  10. Astronomy (yes, I am aware it is contradictory since it is  natural science)
  11. Ideas
  12. Languages
  13.  History
  14. People
Perhaps my list does not make sense to anyone but it makes sense to me. :)

What makes the world magical for you?

Previous post in this series:
What Works Wonders: Farewel Fears, Farewell February!
What Works Wonders: Wake UP January!

A (spontaneous!) List of 14* - I'll explain in my next blog why I highlighted this, and why I am using it as a tag/label for this year .*