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Amongst other things, this is a love story.... the theme changes occasionally... this year it is fitness and learning to love yourself.

28 November 2013

It's time to move on.

Thanks happiness coach

Hi Gary,

I have been totally stuck on my dream board post.  I was sure it would be of great benefit to many people. I have been keeping busy.  I have started working part time in the local pub, and writing a blog for a business in Melbourne, it's a little naughty as well as a whole lot of nice, and we have agreed that I need to remain anon. on  that one.  I have also been crocheting a lot, people seem to really like all those little knots raveled together.

Christmas is around the corner, I can hear the souls of restless people making shifts in one direction, or another.  I myself, am preparing to travel Downunder for the warm solstice season, and some bonding with the nuclear family and rest of my tribe.

I completely avoided Nanowrimo this year, I couldn't bear the disappointment of another unfinished manuscript. I've decided I might try my hand at songwriting - I used to do that a lot as a kid, on the back step in the rain, when I was too upset to talk. Perhaps I'll start with a song a day for the A to Z challenge in April.

Your blog, and your It's all about this post, inspired me to put fingers to keyboard, mostly because I knew you would stop in for a visit, and I figured this would at least make you smile...It's no Sinead v's Miley, but it's my public letter to you (one of many I imagine)....  the gratitude circle keeps spinning.


Ida C


  1. I love that Gratefulness Circle.
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

    1. Hi Munir, I googled gratitude circle and this popped up. I love it too. We don't celebrate thanksgiving in Australia but I am forever grateful. I remember hearing once that there is no word for thank you in the Aboriginal languages because it is simply implied by the way they live... even if it's not true I love the idea of it.

  2. Hi Ida! Nice to hear from you and thanks for this lovely post! May the festive season bring you joy and creativity, good health and creativity, rest and creativity ....

    1. Thanks Susan, sometimes you just have to go with those little fluff balls of inspiration that come our way. I'm glad it found you, many happy returns and I hope you hand is much better

  3. Hi Ida,

    I am blessed and honoured to have you speak to me and thus, to all who understand of the circles of gratitude that emanate and create circles, like ripples of hope that spread outward and extend the warmth of compassion you have shared.

    Your fingers have danced upon thine keyboards. Southern climes await you. Australia and your nuclear family, a profound reunion of hearts and souls.

    Thank you for being YOU. In gratitude and sincerity.

    Your friend,

    Gary :)

    1. you did it to me again Gary, I was thinking of circles within a circle and saw only the circles getting smaller and smaller... that ended in a kaleidoscope. Your image of ripples extends it in a whole 'nother direction.
      I find it difficult to describe the profound relationship that occurs in a family that grows up as mine did, with no relatives on the same continent. A rippling kaleidoscope perhaps :)
      Thanks for your visit G, keep on spinning :)

  4. I do quite agree with that gratefulness circle!

    1. I wrote the last line and thought I need an image to match that... Grateful for all you do to William.

  5. Such a beautiful post, Ida.
    I've lost track of you. Hope all is well.

  6. Aloha Ida and thanks for the return follow :)

    PS: As soon as I saw "Gary", I knew who you meant and you describe the man perfectly :)

    Thanks for sharing and I'm glad the man with the moustache has already seen your post :)

    Merry Christmas :)

    1. *reads* "Gary has seen your post it's time to move on again" - Aloha and thank you Mark, even if motivating me to do another blog post was not your intention, that is now the case. Mark I feel like I have been 'following' you forever well at least since last April... but I may have just seen you around the 'sphere' - hope to see more :)

  7. How sweet! If anyone deserves a lovely letter such as this, it's Gary. Have fun with your family!

    The Warrior Muse