Thursday, October 21, 2010

“When it rains, it pours!”

These last two weeks have been crazy here weather wiseLast week was unseasonably wet after torrential rain showers, flooding and strong winds hit the region. Most of the dams around our state are now bulging with water so concerns have been raised about the prospect of mass flooding this Summer. On top of that, about 15 tropical cyclones are predicted to form in Australian waters this year, with seven or eight likely to cross the coast. It looks like we are going to be in for a wild and wet Summer!

Our house flooded last week due to the enormous amount of rain we received so I have been cleaning up and throwing away anything that was damaged. I decided to use this opportunity to Spring Clean and re-organize the whole house in preparation for the Holidays. So, I dragged out my water-logged boxes full of decorations, wrapping paper, ribbons and cards and I attacked everything!

I found this gorgeous old vintage suitcase in our storage area under the stairs.

The suitcase used to belong to Mr Attorney's Grandmother! I LOVE it!

I cleaned up the suitcase and decided that I would use it to store all of my everyday giftwrap, cards, scissors, tape and ribbons.

It feels so good to be organised!

I then found a larger suitcase to store all of my Christmas goodies.

Finally, I added a scented Crabtree and Evelyn fragrance pillow so that when I open my suitcase next month everything will smell Christmassy and festive!

It felt so good to turn what could have been a bad situation to turn it into something good! I realized that it would have been totally pointless to be worried, angry or upset about our house being flooded.  "None of us is immune to bad luck or tough times." However, we always have opportunities to turn something bad into something good, if we are willing to learn from adversity, and deal with it productively. With a positive attitude we can turn bad situations into great ones!

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Before I go I just want to thank you for visiting me today but I also want to say a very big thank you to the kind folks who left such sweet messages about my poor old flooded home! Things are getting back to normal now and when we compare the amount of damage we had to the terrible damage that many others had we really are so very blessed.

Best wishes and happy weekend,
Natasha In Oz 
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