Sleeping In My Own Bed!

“Don’t you simply love going to bed. To curl up warmly in a nice warm bed, in the lovely darkness. That is so restful and then gradually drift away into sleep…” 
~ C.S. Lewis

Ben and I arrived home from our little adventure last night. To the city house anyway.

Our flight into Brisbane was delayed. And then delayed again.

The luggage took forever to turn up on the carousel.

The line for a taxi was stupidly long.

We finally tumbled through the front door, dialled for some Chinese food, ate it in front of television in a sleepy blur.

And then, oh, meditation, a long hot shower, and bed.

Our own bed. With clean sheets.

Ben had thought me crazy making the bed with new linen at 3.30am on the morning we left home. I assured him he would thank me. Perhaps he would have too if he hadn’t fallen asleep as soon as his head hit the pillow.

I lay awake just a little longer, appreciating the perfectness of my own pillow, the softness of my bed, the scent of clean sheets, the familiarity of everything. And the quiet. It was heavenly.

We’re off to the farm this morning. I’m homesick for our dogs and the cows and for quiet country roads and big skies. I can’t wait to give Harry and Rufous the biggest cuddles. I hope they’re pleased to see us too!

It was only a short break, but we both feel renewed.

Much love, Nicole xx

Everything Or Nothing – Both Are Good!

“One of the greatest regrets in life is being what others would want you to be, rather than being yourself.” 
~ Shannon L. Alder

I have a delicious choice today.

I could go to the markets, hit the shops, check out a bookshop I haven’t explored yet, find an amazing cafe, catch a tram somewhere, take a stroll through town, do something cultural, meet up with friends. Everything. I could do everything!

Or…

I could do nothing.

Order room service and read the weekend newspapers in bed. Make the room dark and go back to sleep. Lie around all day and nap, sip tea and read a book or watch a movie in bed. Nothing. I could do nothing!

I’m not sure which one I’ll choose yet, or whether I might even do half a day of each.

Isn’t that fabulous? Well, I think it is! Having the power to choose and the freedom to do what I want is an incredible feeling.

I hope you find some time for yourself too this weekend,

Much love, Nicole xx

Retreat Success and Finally – a Day Off!


“ When you prepare for something big in your life and work towards it with such intensity, it takes confidence to take a day off and have peace with it. ” 

 J.R. Rim

Hi Everyone!

This is Chelsi and I am hijacking Nicole’s blog.

Kidding aside, I would like to tell everyone that after a very successful retreat (congratulations to everyone who finished Connect to Your Calling Retreat and Mentoring Program!), Nicole will be taking a day off today to sleep in and she is sending all her love to you!

Love Lots!
Cauldrons and Cupcakes Team

Nurse Bert Reports…

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“Hoping to get a head start on the next day, I eat breakfast the night before. That way I can sleep in until two in the afternoon.”
~ Jarod Kintz

 

Hello, Peoples!

It’s cold here at the farm this morning. Brrrrrrrrr!

Too frosty for paws just yet. There’s ice in my water bowl, and every breath is a fogged cloud.

We might stay abed a little longer. It’s warm in here and oh-so-snug. Perfect for a sleep-in.

It was a big day yesterday; clearing windblown timber, chainsawing wood for the fire and stacking the wood shed, and feeding out mixes of copra and minerals and molasses to all of the cows and their babies.

Also, my brother Harry and I needed baths because molasses sticks to dogs like nobody’s business. And dirt and grass and general filth sticks to the molasses.

I’m still so tired, and it’s early. The sun isn’t even properly up.

There’ll be time enough later for romps through the paddocks, and games with the new calves.

Turn the light off. Keep the curtains drawn. Let’s close our eyes and go back to sleep!

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