Before they go back in the box: Cee’s Odd Ball Challenge

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This week I always find is a week of reflection. What the year has been, what I have achieved, what I haven’t achieved, the smiles and the tears. But on top of this is my belief that I will enter the New Year full of hope, with plans of things I will do, a list of things that I will achieve, my purpose will be renewed and revitalised. I have lived long enough to know that not all these things I plan to do will happen. Perhaps few of them will. But still I have this feeling of excitement building.

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Santa has been and gone surfing. He’ll soon be hibernating in a box somewhere or being renewed into another character.

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Something will come along and fill this spot.

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And as time marches on so too will my decorations. Back into their box awaiting Christmas 2016.

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Time moves ever more quickly and Christmas 2016 is just around the corner.

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Thank you Cee for hosting the Odd Ball Challenge. I have enjoyed having a purpose and a home for those pointless, odd ball photos that I have taken throughout the year. I look forward to joining you again in 2016.

 

About Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist

I began my working career as a reluctant potato peeler whilst waiting to commence my training as a student nurse. On completion I worked mainly in intensive care/coronary care; finishing my hospital career as clinical nurse educator in intensive care. A life changing period as a resort owner/manager on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu was followed by recovery time as a farmer at Bucca Wauka. Having discovered I was no farmer and vowing never again to own an animal bigger than myself I took on the Barrington General Store. Here we also ran a five star restaurant. Working the shop of a day 7am - 6pm followed by the restaurant until late was surprisingly more stressful than Tanna. On the sale we decided to retire and renovate our house with the help of a builder friend. Now believing we knew everything about building we set to constructing our own house. Just finished a coal mine decided to set up in our backyard. Definitely time to retire we moved to Queensland. I had been writing a manuscript for some time. In the desire to complete this I enrolled in a post grad certificate in creative Industries which I completed 2013. Commenced a masters by research in 2014.
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13 Responses to Before they go back in the box: Cee’s Odd Ball Challenge

  1. Were they out all year, you’d have little affection for them.
    Irene, best to you at achieving all your endeavors in 2016.

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    • That is true. I only took the last one of the tree outside the Japanese restaurant yesterday and already it is gone, presumably back in its box.
      Thanks for New Years wishes Sharon. I hope that you too have a happy,healthy and safe year 2016, and some of your dreams (if not all) happen.

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  2. vannillarock says:

    Those Lego sculptures are amazing!

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  3. Love the Legos, Irene. We saw an exhibition of Legos at Morton Arboretum this year and it was spectacular. I enjoyed seeing some of your ornaments as well. Mine will definitely not be put away for at least the better part of this week and then it might only be those on the tree, as we’ll have company for New Years Eve and Day. I’ve often left my decorations up until almost the end of January, the more to enjoy them.

    janet

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    • Mine will last until New Year and then go, or perhaps, like you, we’ll enjoy them longer — until we have a Chrismas dinner with my sister in law and her husband who are coming out to visit from Germany early January. Have a Happy New Year Janet.
      All the best in 2016. Irene

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  4. Cee Neuner says:

    Such a fun post for Christmas time. Great odd balls Irene. 😀

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  5. Norah says:

    Happy New Year, Irene. You have many plans. I wish you pleasure and success in achieving them.

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  6. Great photos. all the best for 2016 too

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  7. Charli Mills says:

    Beautiful decorations. I can’t imagine how long it took to make Lego surfing santa!

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