11th July 2014 Life and the Single Christian Girl

11th July 2014 Life and the Single Christian Girl

11th July 2014

Life and the Single Christian Girl……………

Today I have been sorting and going through all my paperwork. I have quite a lot.

It is all good though and I have heaps of resources to draw on.

I had to take another trip to Officeworks, I am beginning to know where everything is kept.

 

 

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Hoping that this is a good thing.

So I am now taking a break from sorting out items and just looking at what I have achieved. It also reminds me of some of the things that I have been involved in during the last few years.

There has been heaps of throwing out things which I find quite a good thing.

Tomorrow my goal is to finish most of it off.

Oops that is a big ask but I will try my best.

Then hopefully I can go to one of my other favourite stores IKEA to buy some items to store all my new folders and art work.

I don’t think that you can ever have enough art items.

I love being surrounded by art items.

I find that during the school holidays it is a great time to go through items in my house. I think that it is great to have the space to create.

Will share more tomorrow.

Loves and Hugs

Traceyxx

10th July 2014 Life and the Single Christian Girl

10th July 2014 Life and the Single Christian Girl

10th July 2014

Life and the Single Christian Girl…………..

Today wait for it ……………. I had my sleep in, loved it.

I also decided that I was going to go through my resources and re file them.
I went to Officeworks love that place and brought some folder to start off the process.

Then I went to my sister in laws to see her and my nieces and nephew. It was so lovely.

As I walk through the door, I am greeted with sequels of delight and excitement.

Then I am shown all their new toys.

My nephew brings out his sword and shield.

Then my nieces show me their new toys Sylvanian Families and Frankie from Monster High.

 

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I love spending time with them, love creating memories.

We had such a nice time and then we took some photos.

 

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I am really enjoying taking photos, I love experimenting with all the multimedia that is available.

This afternoon I have spent some time going through all my files and sorting them into my new folders that I purchased this morning.

It is only the beginning and it is a good start.

Will share more tomorrow.

Loves and Hugs

Traceyxx

9th July 2014 Life and the Single Christian Girl

9th July 2014 Life and the Single Christian Girl

9th July 2014

Life and the Single Christian Girl…………….

 

This morning once again started with me waking up to a noise and then realising that it was my alarm.

Oh I could have just slept in this morning, I am looking forward to sleeping in tomorrow.

 

Today was my last day working on the holiday program for the July holiday.

 

Today we had a drama workshop and it was so much fun. I really like how the children can explore  and develop their creativity.

 

I had the children for the whole day which was great because we didn’t have to rush through the activities and the children could take their time.

 

I must say that I have really enjoyed the activities that I had planned and the way the children really enjoyed them.

 

Each child at the end of the Drama Workshop received a certificate, which I had placed some stickers on it and a pencil.

 

 

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I love it when I hand out the pencils because they are new and today one of the children said this is not a pencil. I had to laugh because one of the other children said you have to sharpen it.

 

 

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So now I am on holidays and I am really looking forward to organising my house.

 

I am really looking forward to just spending some days taking it slowly.

 

I am looking forward to reading, being creative, journaling, blogging and just taking the day as it comes.

 

I also love to have days where I don’t have to be anywhere at a certain time.

 

I also want to have days where I can be spontaneous and have an adventure.

 

Will share more tomorrow.

 

Loves and Hugs

 

 

 

Traceyxx

8th July 2014 Life and the Single Christian Girl

8th July 2014 Life and the Single Christian Girl

8th July 2014

Life and the Single Christian Girl………..

I found it so hard to get up this morning. I could have slept in, I think because it was of the how the weather was.

Today was the second day of the holiday progam and it was so much fun.

This morning I had a clay and playdough session. It was so much fun and the children where amazing. I love their imagination and how pleased they were about what they had created.

 

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In the afternoon I had canvass art and the children drew with textas on a canvas and then they used edicol dye to wash over their pictures.

I really enjoy the creative activities that I am able to do.

So now I am home feeling a little bit exhausted but it is all good.

I am so looking forward to having a sleep in soon, very soon cannot wait.

I am also looking forward to organising my house and especially working on an office area and continuing with the craft area. It is getting there, I just need to be patient and pace myself.

I do really just need to work on things one day at a time and to see what I am able to achieve during the holidays.

Also I need to be a bit realistic.

I am really enjoying the time to be creative and to share creativity with others.

It is so exciting and I am passionate about others developing their own style.

Will share more tomorrow.

Loves and Hugs

Traceyxx

7th July 2014 Life and the Single Christian Girl

7th July 2014 Life and the Single Christian Girl

7th July 2014

Life and the Single Christian Girl……………

Today was the first day of the Holiday Program.

My activities where teddy bears and card making, oh my goodness they had so much fun.

I just like letting the children come up with their own ideas. I will buy a variety of items then let the children come up with their own ideas.

I love being able to share creativity with the children. The older children really enjoyed the card making they could make as many as they wanted and their designs where amazing.

I think that it is good to not really have a limit for when they are creating.

Tonight I have made 3 batches of playdough for tomorrow’s activities. I am ready and prepared.

I have a clay and playdough program in the morning which is booked out. I cannot wait to see what they are going to make.

This afternoon I caught up with a lovely friend that now lives in Adelaide.

It was so nice to catch up with her. We haven’t seen each other for a while but it didn’t matter. It was like we had just caught up last week.

We met at a coffee shop that I had not been to for a while. It was nice though.

I know that it was pleasant to be inside because the weather was wet, wild and windy.

We need the rain and it was nice drinking hot coffee and chatting.

I have competed all my to do list now. Yeah!!

I hope that you are having a nice day.

Enjoy.

Will share more tomorrow.

Loves and Hugs

Traceyxx

5th July Life and the Single Christian Girl

5th July Life and the Single Christian Girl

6th July 2014

Life and the Single Christian Girl………….

Beautiful Sunday.

I am in one of those moods where I want to redecorate my place.

Today I did sort out some of my craft items, my shoes and some other items.

I have decided that I need some bookshelves where I can have all my resources in one, my books in another and then craft items will be stored in another one.

I am a visual person and really like to be able to see what I need and to be able to get to it quickly.

I have found myself quite organised in how I would like to keep all of my work resources and ideas.

I think that during the holidays there is definitely going to have to be a trip to IKEA.

Yes definitely.

I am all prepared for my school holiday program tomorrow and everything is waiting at the door. That way I am sure not to forget it.

So today has been lovely this morning I went to church and I love church.

Then I came home and sorted through some art items and then I have just rested.

I think that it is good to have some down time.

I have had quite a busy term and I do need to remind myself to slow down a bit.

I need to take some time out just to do some fun things and to go on an adventure.

I don’t know what that will look like it’s an adventure.

So for now I am going to just take today easy.

Enjoy it.

So let’s go on an adventure.

Will share more tomorrow.

Loves and Hugs

Traceyxx

5th July 2014 Life and the Single Christian Girl

5th July 2014 Life and the Single Christian Girl

5th July 2014
Life and the Single Christian Girl…………..

I have had such a productive day.

This morning I have brought everything that I need for the holiday program. It was so much fun going into the art stores and looking around at what I could buy. I also find myself being inspired by all the items in the shop. Ideas, ideas and more ideas.

This afternoon I have been preparing for the holiday program. I have been cutting out teddy bears, cutting up wool and sorting out the items.

I have each activity into a separate box so I know that I have everything that I need for that day.

I also went this morning to one of my favourite stationary shops and brought some large letters.

They spell out the word DREAM and I have placed them in my creative space area.

The creative space is taking shape which is very exciting.

I am enjoying this amazing beautiful sunny day.

What a way to start the holidays.

I am going to take the opportunity to enjoy the holidays to take some time out just to be.

Will share more tomorrow.

Loves and Hugs

Traceyxx

4th July 2014 Life and the Single Christian Girl

4th July 2014 Life and the Single Christian Girl

4th July 2014

Life and the Single Christian Girl……………

Yeah!
I am on school holidays, although saying that I am still working next week for three days.

I do love being a Chaplain.

I also have a very packed first week of the holidays.

That is okay because the second week is much more relaxed and I will be working on my creative projects. Oh and of course having those lovely sleep in mornings.

I am also really looking forward to going to the SPARC Conference which isn’t that long to go. I am really looking forward to the conference and cannot wait to see what happens there.

Today I have realised a change in myself I speak up for things and also I don’t let the small things worry me.

I don’t know when this happened but it makes me feel free.

I think now that I speak up when there is injustice when I look around the community I am in I want to make a difference.

I am interested in hearing what others are doing and love hearing their journeys.

I love how people see a need and then make the difference.

I know that I have for some time wanted to set up a support group for women who are recovering from and eating disorder. I think that this will happen quite soon.

I feel that I have learnt so much in my work and all the studying that I have been able to do, that now is the time to make a difference.

I know that being able to attend the Seasons of Growth Course has really equipped me with the passion and desire to make the group happen.

It is all good.

Looking forward to making a difference.

I am also going to take some time to recharge during the holidays.

Will share more tomorrow.

Loves and Hugs

Traceyxx

3rd of July 2014 Life and the Single Christian Girl

3rd of July 2014 Life and the Single Christian Girl

3rd July 2014
Life and the Single Christian Girl…………

I have had such an amazing day.

Today was the last day of my Course it was such an encouraging and inspiring PD (Professional Development).

I met people who are all very passionate about helping students. The course was on grief and loss, the facilitators that delivered the course where just so passionate.

There were two other Chaplains there and also a person whose child I looked after when I managed the Crèche.
It was so lovely to see her and to learn how old her child was now.

They had so many creative ideas for the program and I really liked that. I was thinking that I have quite a bit of recourses already which is great.
Next I need to work on when I can implement the course. It will all work out.

The food was also amazing and so much of it. For lunch they had made a huge pot of minestrone soup and oh my goodness it was go nice. We could have had pastries for morning tea and of course they had coffee.

On the way home I had to stop at Officeworks to buy some supplies for the holiday program. I went there to buy large white cardboard, which I did and alsooooooooooo I happened to find a really nice notebook. I will probably use it for when I go to the conference in Sydney.

So now I am home and reflecting on the day.

One more day of school and then school holidays.
I am really looking forward to seeing the students tomorrow.

I will be working on some of the activities tonight, which I really do enjoy.
I find it really relaxing.

How do you like to relax?

Will share more tomorrow.

Loves and Hugs

Traceyxx