Saturday, January 12, 2013

Time flies...when you're not blogging

Two years and no posts, quite the record! Life has moved forward. Our daughter Cordelia was born in March 2012 and with two small children time to think and write is scarce. My day to day routine seems boring compared to the days when I lived overseas - what to even write about? But the desire to write burns deep, and when I come back to read old posts I generally don't feel embarrassed by my words. It's time to start writing again.

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Friday, December 31, 2010

2010 in review

Once again, an appalling year when measured by blog posts. A single post here, a few more on Edward's blog, thats it. Oh well, maybe 2011 is the year to get back to it. 

As per last year I thought I'd post a few bests and worsts of the year, and then a few goals for the new year.

Best of 2010
- Edward; his birth and watching him grow from tiny helpless baby to an increasingly mobile and independent toddler.
- Two great vacations, one in Brisbane and the other in NZ.
- One paper published an a second under review (fingers crossed!)

Worst of 2010
- Complete lack of sleep.
- A massive reduction in blocks of time available to think, read and write.

Some goals for 2011
- More reading. More writing.
- Get up to date on a number of long overdue tasks (Edward's blog and baby thank you cards are the worst offenders).
- Get back to learning French.
- More time spent cooking interesting things.
- Get back to making yoga a habit.


Friday, March 19, 2010

New baby!

Our beautiful son Edward was born in March 2010! He is a delightful baby, very gentle and calm, and much loved by his parents and family. I've started a new blog for him, but for his privacy you need to be invited to view it - if you would like to read about his progress please email me, and let me know which email address you use for google services (you will need to be logged in to google to see the blog). If you're not sure where to email me, use julie AT thegreendragonfly DOT com

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Thursday, December 31, 2009

2009: The year that was...

2009 is already almost over, can you believe it? It's been a dreadful year for me in terms of posting here, but in reality life has been overwhelmingly good. After almost six years living overseas it's been a relief to be home in Australia, not dealing with visas or the general dramas of being a foreigner. The flip side is that even though we're living in a different part of Sydney to where I grew up, everyday life seems more mundane and less interesting to write about than it has been over the past few years.

I thought I'd end the year summarising a few of the standout moments, and of course the best and worst of the last 12 months. Here's to a great 2010!

Best of the year
- Being home in Sydney.
- Living by the beach.
- Seeing family and friends at a normal pace, not jammed into a two week visit.
- Weekday lunches, often spent catching up with people.
- Matt's chocolate classes (especially the massive amounts of hand-made chocolates he brings home).
- No shoveling snow, no slipping on ice, no parka, no hat, no gloves.

Worst of the year
- No rockies, no camping, no vacation.
- No French classes (mostly due to my own inertia).
- Swapping countries with my sister - it seems we are never on the same continent for more than a few weeks.
- The worst year ever for updating greendragonfly.

The standouts
- Finally having a home of our own, not shared with anyone!
- Being calm and settled for a while. I haven't even been on a plane this year....
- Two lines on a stick - actually this was one of the most memorable moments of my life, and an even more memorable one should follow in March 2010.

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Saturday, June 20, 2009

Not lost... not missing...

I'm sure that all my readers have long since decided that I've dropped off the face of the planet, but in reality, life has just been busy and blogging has been a victim of the lack of time. Hopefully I'll be back to the normal posting schedule very soon!