Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Life right now is all about....

Mon Ouvrage (My work)..an old French needlework magazine.

Yes, lots of work to do at the moment, and a bit of a struggle is erupting with how to balance work/life more successfully...it is all 'Mon Ouvrage' right now. I posted this image today, as it is something that I see each day as I wake, propped up on the fireplace mantle in my bedroom...I got it for ten euros in a Paris flea market a few years ago, and it is wonderful to see a full magazine with all the old needle work projects still in tact..such beauty. So now the wonderful cover lives in a frame....(while the rest is snoozing in acid free tissue in a box)!

To help with my stress levels and my general well-being (still feeling a bit ill and generally guff every few days or so...) I am thinking of starting a Tai Chi class, which would hopefully be a good way to devote some time to me each day (practice) and a nice thing to learn as well. I am not getting outdoors as much as I should either (as my journey to work is bedroom to study!) , so maybe time to factor in taking a walk each day as well for some nice fresh air.

Oh, but hey..I can't tell you how good it sounds to my ears to be able to say, from this day on...I am going to Paris next month! Here are some shoes I am lusting over so I can have comfy feet while pootering around the streets of Paris....these little tariners and these moccasins . Also here are some images to soothe your soul, Mav's new Card for March and the new image from Camilla's calendar . I have to say..looking through the blogs certainly is one of the loveliest parts of my day, and really is a great de-stresser for me when I see so much beauty wherever the mouse doth take me :)

Have a good day all...Spring is coming, the crocus' are up, rejoice! xox



13 comments:

Abigail said...

Bugger html....it worked when I checked the post! When you are directed to the toast site, go to the footwear section, and you will see a the petersham moccasins..it is those I am lusting after (in green I think!?) Sorry about that....xox

posy press said...

abigail...you definitley need to treat yourself to those cute cons! A girl must have comfy walking shoes, correct? A treat for all of your hard work. have a good day! :)amy

Ulla said...

Lovely image, and yes, do treat yourself, and get some air too... It will clear your head and allow you to move forward. Paris sound dreamy.,.,

Shari said...

sorry to hear work is stressing you out...daily walks and tai chi sound like a fabulous cure to me! and like you said, paris is right around the corner...those shoes are darling. go ahead and indulge :) all the best to you xx s.

natalie said...

oh - love the chrysanthemums (hard to spell that!) on the cover

take care and pamper yourself!

lisa s said...

yes! those mums are so so pretty! love love love...

yes! take a tai chi or yoga or something.... stress is no good [take it from me~!]

thinking of you and wishing we could have a walk and some tea...
xo
[yay! about paris!!]

Abigail said...

Thanks so much everyone!! I am in definate need of some nice shoes as a treat and a neccesity.. (as all my old one are in holes and loking very art schooly!)

Lisa..I wish that too! I hope one day.. :)

Think I will take a walk and go look into that class tommorow! Xx

gracia said...

Tai Chi sounds like a most cunning plan... if LJ & I didn't drag our over worked corpses off to yoga three or so times a week we'd completely stiffen up. Somedays you merely shuffle from bed to your workstation and maybe, just maybe, to the bathroom & kitchen area of the house! If I didn't go to yoga, aside from the physical benefits of stretching out all those muscles, I fear my head would explode. It's wonderful to think of nothing other than what you are doing for a whole hour - stops all the whirling. Anyway, enough rambling, enjoy the PARIS COUNTDOWN! Cheers, g

Karen said...

I hate the work/stress/life tango. Someone needs to teach me how to dance it also!

Reading blogs is definitely my "treat" - if there is something that I don't like doing that is on my list of things to do, I'll tell myself that I am allowed a blog read if I do it. It's a great motivator.

abbytrysagain said...

oh...tai chi sounds like a good plan ;) I work all day in a basement and let me tell ya-fresh air does work wonders for your spirit-goo luck!
I am sooo excited for your trip-I'm just in love with France, what can I say?! by the way...I saw your earings on Natalie's flickr stream and they are super gorgeous!

Abigail said...

Gracia...sounds like a plan egh! Kitchen, Bathroom???? :DD

Karen..Yes, maybe dance lessons would do the ticket (lol)..so hard right!?

Abby..hope it's a nice basement! yes..heading out today for some air.and I loved the photo natalie posted of her wearing the earrings, but I think it's gone now? So nice to see though..really glad everyone likes them :)

Take care everyone..till tonight xox

mav said...

hi girl ... there is definitely a work thing going on right now. so much work!! treat yourself ... take at least an hour each day to sit with nothing to do {if you can} and get good sleep ... these are my strategies anyway.
hugs, mav

IMEDAGOZE said...

you seems to know all the places to find treasures, I should go shopping with you one day ;-)

I've been spreading this around lately, have you tried camomile tea? it helps to relieve stress. of course, plus the yoga/tai chi/morning walk. A combination of yoga, camomile tea and a dose of Playhouse Disney Channel works wonders for me. Really.

Paris is a definite treat! I envy you... :) anyway, pls take care.