a survival kit … just for you


I apologise for going AWOL last week. Sadly, we had a family funeral to attend and the week just got away from me. And truthfully, I just wanted to curl up with my own thoughts and avoid jumping back into the world. Classic introvert behaviour!

But this post, which has been brewing for a while, becomes even more pertinent.

I first came across  the survival kit idea at a team-building exercise for work. A Google search shows they are quite common and can be tailored for teachers, students, friends and colleagues.

But of course the blogger in me also thought, what a lovely thing to share.

  • A feather  ~ to remind you that you can fly … and sometimes you just need to wing it!
  • A penny ~ for your thoughts.
  • A marble ~ to replace the ones you lose.
  • A rubber band ~ to remind you to be flexible.
  • A paper clip ~ to remind you that you are an important link in others lives.
  • A lollipop ~ to remind you that you can lick all your problems.
  • An eraser ~ to remind you that everyone makes mistakes.
  • A Band-Aid ~ to fix hurt feelings.
  • A roll of tape ~ to help you stick with it when things are rough.
  • A crayon ~ to help colour your day.
  • A match ~ to light up your day.


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  • I’m finding it harder and harder to get going on a Monday. And it’s only February. And it’s not like we’ve had a busy weekend. I’ve done an ample Sunday preparation session [laundry – tick, groceries – tick, cooking for lunches – tick] but getting out of bed on a Monday is extraordinarily hard. Is it just me?
  • I finally gave my study a cursory clean on the weekend [it was on the holiday list] so at least I can move around and type comfortably at my desk. I still haven’t found my favourite pen though.
  • So far, this year, I’m doing OK with all the small stuff but struggling to get to the big stuff. Hence, my camera gear is languishing in a pile in said study.
  • The eldest, now in high school, is quickly becoming a Sunday-night-I-haven’t-done-my-homework kind of child. I’m actually a little surprised at this. It will be my mission this weekend to turn that tide around.
  • Did you get anything for Valentine’s Day? I wished the Mr a “Happy Valentine’s Day” to which he replied “Is that today?”. Not surprisingly, one of his mates when asked a similar question replied “What day was that?” Birds of a feather and all that.  I will not be holding out hope for floral deliveries in the future.
  • It’s the middle of summer and I’m on a soup bandwagon. I’ve been making a batch on a Sunday afternoon for the week’s lunches. It’s crazy but what can I say, I love soup.
  • I get to meet some pretty cool people in my line of work. This week it will be the Governor-General.

Wishing you a wonderful week!

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Get into the groove like these burrowing owls with some zesty reading for your weekend.



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