Saturday, October 27, 2012

Blogtoberfest Day #27: Saturday is for savouring



Each Saturday, I play along with 52 weeks of grateful, hosted by my marvellous friend Maxabella. I consider this my weekly gratitude practice and love the way it entices me to keep my eyes open all week for clues as to what really makes me come alive. 

All Blogtoberfest12 participants are warmly invited to join in and link up!

This week, I have been grateful for:

1. My little 'un's exuberance in the midst of crazy unpredictable weather (and squelchy wet socks!).

2. This gorgeous shining example of marching to the beat of your own drum by the always-delightful Kirsty aka kootoyoo (via Ms Magnificent Maxabella).

3. My sister's recipe for mango, fetta and avocado salad, with a drizzle of olive oil, lime juice and zest, with pumpkin & sunflower seeds. Heaven! And so addictive.

4. Making a start on a massive de-cluttering project, including the purchase of over twenty clear storage boxes!! Committing to pacing myself, but vowing to leave not a single stone unturned. Anything without practical purpose or sentimental value will be finding a new home... clearing space for a fresh creative outlook in the new year.

5. Terrific time management strategies, courtesy of Kate Swoboda aka Kate Courageous.

6. Booking a ticket to see Beach House in the new year. Gorgeous, huh?!

7. The goodwill and flexibility of a range of people in my life in accommodating new working arrangements that will make my life so much easier.

8. The succulent sounds of this tribute to Philip Glass, courtesy of the inimitable Brain Picker.

9. Finishing a massive, high-stakes review report at work. It's practically all I have been working on since the end of April and it's taken a lot of my intuitive ingenuity, writing talent, organisational prowess and negotiation skills to get it done... making me question whether this is really where I want to expend my creative energies. (A good question to be asking at this stage in my life.)

10. An inkling of what my word for 2013 might be.

16 comments:

  1. That salad sounds fab, can you pls share?? :)

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  2. I agree, sweet and salty, that salad does sound delicious. I also love the idea of having "words" for the year - such a good way of focussing and refocussing yourself. x

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  3. ps. congratulations on finishing that report - must feel awesome!

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  4. Wow! Big week Kat! Congrats on finishing the review report! xx

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  5. Would love the recipe for that salad, it sounds wonderful

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  6. congrats on finishing your big report! must feel super!
    xo

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  7. I am grateful for Blogtoberfest as it has helped a potentially difficult time travel by very quickly. A little daily reflection has helped me see it all from a slightly different perspective and the wonderful comments have truly spurred me on to get through it. Thanks for visiting!
    Your salad sounds a cracker!

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  8. Oh Kat! Thanks so much for stopping by with your encouraging words! I've loved joining in with Blogtoberfest 12 when I could! xxx

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  9. Thank you for stopping by, and your words of encouragement. With Blogtoberfest nearly over, I am grateful that this experiences has made me think about my blog routine/habits.

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  10. Wonderful to read your list of gratitude. :) Thanks for stopping by my blog and helping me out with the questions. :))

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  11. hmm, #3 sounds like a great reason to be grateful :) hope you share that recipe one day :)

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  12. We are having crazy weather as well, from turn the fireplace on to T shirts one and from get your umbrella to get your sunglasses in less than 24 hours.
    Your sister´s recipe sounds delicious. Yay for #7 and intrigued by #10

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  13. Oh best of luck with the decluttering. Well done on getting the storage boxes - I need to purchase more shelving to implement my plans! Love to you Kat. xx

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  14. You always give such good grateful, Kat. I'm really glad you liked the 'drum' post like I did. I can't stop hearing a corny little 'ratatattat' in my head since reading it... groan, trust me!! x

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  15. I love the sound of the salad. Sounds so fresh and yummy!

    PS: I'd like to invite to join the Bosisto's giveaway at my blog, I have 4 lavender packs up for grabs here: http://www.underlockandkeyblog.com/2012/10/bosistos-lavender-giveaway.html

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  16. That mango salad sounds AMAZING. I might just throw that together very soon, perhaps with haloumi instad of feta (can't have soft cheese right now). So much to be grateful for :)

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