Tuesday, 30 November 2010

So it’s the last day of NaBloPoMo for November 2010

I can’t say that I’m not glad it’s over but I’m glad that I did it again.  It will be nice to go back to blogging when I think I have something interesting to say or have something to vent about.

Congratulations to all those who participated and especially those who managed to post every day.  Congratulations to those NaNoWriMo participants.  I hope you have survived and managed to get to your word count.

I have another 2 days worth of antibiotics and I think I’m feeling slightly better now, although Boy Child’s paed did ask me how long I’d been sick and what antibiotics I was given.  So maybe I do still sound bad.  Boy had his check up today and is growing like a weed.  He may hit 180cm by the time he is 13!  Wow. 

Our wonderful Dr is unwell and will be taking a least 6 (probably more like 9 or 12) months off  in the new year to hopefully get well.  He is such a great man and he was there when Boy child was born.  It was sad saying goodbye to him today.  I hope his treatment works. 

Monday, 29 November 2010

Look! It’s new and pretty!

Thanks to Melissa and Carly I have a new look blog. I really love the rainbow because it’s bright, colourful and happy. 

I am very grateful to have been given the opportunity to have a real blog makeover. The professional touch gives a much nicer look, don’t you think?  Much better than my dodgy efforts. LOL. I hope if I accidently stuff it up Carly can show me how to fix it again. 

How cool is it now? What do you think of the changes?

Sunday, 28 November 2010

Day 15 of Op Self Actualisation

Today’s task is to set my playlist on random and share the first ten that play.

First up we have Pink ‘Cuz I can from the album I’m Not Dead. I’ve actually had this as my phone ring tune for a while.

Then we have The Radiators - You. I think this song is on here from when my MP3 player belonged to Mr E.  The Radiators are an Australian Band which has been around fro 30 years.  The song they may be best known for is Gimme Head.

For number 3 we have another Mr E. band TISM. This song is X-Treme Sports Can Kiss My Arse. It’s from the album De RigeurMortis which also has other such life enhancing songs like If You're Not Famous At Fourteen, You're Finished

Aha, another one of mine.  Ben Folds Five – Missing the War from the Whatever and Ever Amen.  This is the only Ben Folds Album I have.  I think think I should remedy that.

Number 5 is Blink 182 – Aliens Exist.  It is from the album Enema of the State. Another song courtesy of Mr E. but I’m enjoy listening to Blink 182. Those of you in Australia and have watched Foxtel may have heard a remake of this song as the SciFi Channel theme for a while.

So much for random.  The next song is another Blink 182 song  - What’s My Age Again? It is also from the Enema of the state Album (that’s the only Blink 182 I have on my MP3Player).

Okay now this is interesting. Currently playing we now have Slim Forever for Women.  Which I should listen to more frequently and then maybe it would help. 

Number 8 is The Whitlam's  - You Don’t Even Know My Name.

I actually just skipped another Blink 182 song to give you at Number 9 What you Feel (reprise) from Buffy the Vampire Slayer Once More with Feeling soundtrack.

The last song is PINK - Please Don’t Leave Me from Funhouse.

So what have we learnt here today?

  • Apparently the MP3 player likes Blink 182.
  • I should have deleted more of Mr E’s  music when I got the MP3 Player than I did.
  • Apart from PINK it seems like we don’t have any albums in this house that were released after 2001. This is not true, just the more recent stuff didn't show up.

What are you listening to at the moment?

Saturday, 27 November 2010

NaBloPoMo Day 27

Well November is drawing to a close, rather rapidly it seems. I’ve been busy today with Girl Child’s swimming lesson, someone dropping by and then going to a birthday party an hour and a quarter’s drive away.

I’m tired and will be going to bed soon. I just had to wait up long enough to take my antibiotic as I took the previous one a little later than I should have.  Plus I suddenly remembered that I hadn’t blogged as yet. So I’m blogging now and very briefly.

Oh, remember when I won the blog makeover run by Melissa over at Suger Coat It? Carly has been working on the new look and it should be unveiled shortly.  Everything I have seen so far looks great.  I hope that you think so, too.

Friday, 26 November 2010

Today I’m thankful for…

So, I live in Australia. We don't have Thanksgiving or pumpkin  pie or Black Friday Sales. Despite this I thought I should do a thankful post.

Today I am thankful for:

  • A medical system that provides access to Doctors…who can diagnose illness;
  • Antibiotics…to treat those illnesses as required;
  • Friends..to share and celebrate things with;
  • The ability to talk freely….and tell Girl Child’s school why we are considering moving her. The issues here aren't the only ones – I’m frustrated about lack of communication, the schools inability to actually walk the talk, etc;
  • Boy Child…who is apparently awesome.  I was told this by no less than 3 people this afternoon. 
  • The lovely lady who found Smiley Dog and took him to the vet on Monday after he ran away from home.
  • Serious Dog…who didn't run away. 
  • Hardware stores so I could fix the fence where Smiley Dog escaped. Still not sure why the fence into the neighbours yard was missing two palings, I suspect the boy next door had a bit to do with it.
  • Mr E. having work until at least June next year. 6 monthly contracts are not that great for forward planning.

If you haven’t already done a thankful post, what are you thankful for today?

Thursday, 25 November 2010

Fit to Fat 25 Nov 2010

Time for the Fat to Fit Blog Hop, again.


Last time my goals were:

  1. To finish tidying the family room. Partially achieved
  2. Keep the caffeinated beverages down to 3 a day. Most days
  3. Try to walk to school or use the treadmill for 20 plus minutes 4 days of the week. Well at least twice for the walking but no tread milling. The children and I are still sick that has stopped some of the exercise.
  4. Ensure I’m getting enough sleep and water. I had a nap yesterday, does that count?  Have the water thing down pat.  Mostly because mouth breathing makes me thirsty.
  5. Try to eat less processed food.  I bought tomatoes and cucumber today.  I can see that with tuna or cheese or ham and carrots as lunch a few days in the next week.  I’ll aim for 3 days and celebrate any more than that. Definitely ate less processed food for lunch.  Had salad wraps twice and to be honest I can’t think any further back.

I do seem to have lost about 300gms.  Is that worth celebrating?

My aims for this week are:

  1. To finish tidying the family room, yes again!
  2. Try to walk to school or use the treadmill for 20 plus minutes 4 days of the week, if well enough.
  3. Go to bed before 10.30 pm at least 3 nights of the week.
  4. Try to eat less processed food. Have salad stuff to eat for lunch and will aim for at least 3 days for that.
  5. If I still feel like crud, seek medical advice.  I was told by 3 different people this morning to go to the Dr as I have now been sick for about 3 weeks and apparently sound just as bad as I did last Friday

How are you planning to look after yourself this week?

Oops, I forgot the linky.

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Why Blog?

It seems that some of my favourite bloggers are thinking about or spilling the beans on why they blog.  Corrine over at the Daze of My Life did this yesterday. Ratz was pondering whether she was a writer here. Over at The World According to Mel she was thinking about why she started blogging and the relevance now.
So these posts have actually made me do some navel gazing, again. Why did I start this blog? Was it to be one of the in crowd? Was it to put my thoughts out there and get other opinions? Was it to it make friends and influence people?  Now if this sounds familiar I think I’ve written on this topic before but I can’t find it to link to it.
Anyway these questions above bring me to even more…. what kind of blogger am I?  I’m not really a mummy blogger (although maybe you think I am), or a crafty, homemaker blogger.  I think I’m just a general blogger.
I think deep down I really wanted to get back into the habit of writing.  I used to write all the time but haven’t done it properly or with enthusiasm for what seems like a long time.  I like connecting with others and seeing into other people’s lives and worlds and maybe, just maybe lowering a few of my walls and letting others in to my world.
I have discovered that doing NaBloPoMo too often can make me feel burnt out and like everything I write is superficial and to some extent meaningless.  However, I guess it does get me into the habit of writing every day which would be very useful if I do participate in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) next year.
I hope that once this NaBloPoMo is over I will get back to writing some  more deeper topics rather than just whatever I can think of in order to meet the post every day commitment.
Anyone else want to do some blogger navel gazing?  Or tell me that I really am a Mummy Blogger? Go on…you know you want to.

Monday, 22 November 2010

Day 14 of Operation Self Actualisation

The task for today is to post a picture of my family. So given we have just had family photo’s I thought I would post one of those.  Now given my need for anonymity I have edited the photo so it looks cool (okay that is debateable) and you would probably not recognise us.  So without further  ado, here are my beautiful Husband and children. Oh yes, that person on the left is me.

Family1 pencil

Sunday, 21 November 2010

Sweet Sunday Blog Hop 21 Nov 2010

Tonight I am back on the bandwagon.  I’m joining back into Jaded Vixen’s Blog Hop.  Today’s theme is Literature.

  1. What is your favourite picture story book? Bilby Moon by Margaret Spurling and illustrated by Danny Snell
  2. What is the first novel you remember being really engrossed in? I think it was probably The Hobbit
  3. The book you read, but hated every minute of? Sleepers by Lorenzo Carcaterra.  I read in pretty much in one sitting because I needed to know how it ended.
  4. Favourite Young Adult/Teenage/Adolescent novel? The Changeover by Margaret Mahy.  I really loved it when I first read it and often re-read it when I’m feeling nostalgic.
  5. Top three novel recommendations? My favourite novels really depend on my mood.  So while I l really enjoy Lord of the Rings, The Cider House Rules, The Talisman by Stephen King and Peter Straub I’ve really been on a Romance / Romantic Suspense kick for quite a while so I’ve also enjoyed Tami Hoag, Beverly Barton, Iris Johansen, Linda Howard etc.  So tonight I’d probably recommend Linda Howard: Kiss Me While I Sleep, maybe a Nora Roberts Paranormal Trilogy, and I guess I’d add of the ones above.
  6. What are you currently reading and what is it about? I’m currently reading Ruby Beach Mindnight at Ruby Bayou (oops) by Elizabeth Lowell. It’s about a jewellery designer who is tasked with making a necklace for her friends wedding gift but the rubies she was given to use are very valuable and it appears everyone is trying to get them.  It’s one of a series but they also can stand alone.

So what is your favourite novel?  Or why don’t you play along with Jaded Vixen?

sweet bloghop

Saturday, 20 November 2010

Dancing Mum - Fail

Tap shoes

Tomorrow is the Dance Dress Rehearsal.  I think I may have the make up okay after 3 years but tonight I was sewing on 3 big sequins. Only 3!  It took a long time.  And then they were crooked. So I moved two of the three sequins and now I need to move the only one I haven’t moved yet. Arghhh! Oh well, at least I tried. 

There are no professional photo’s this year as some people apparently complained that they were too expensive last year.  While it does make things cheaper it means it’s left to my less than adequate photography skills.  But it does mean there will be no professional evidence if I do manage to make Girl Child up to look like the Joker as I did the first year – well so Boy Child likes to tell me (and she really did, a little).

This may be the last year for dance for Girl Child as she was crying tonight that she doesn't know her dance (one of them) and the she hates it and she is going to mess up.  The most interesting comment was “I want to do dance but not the concert ever again!” Said in only the way a 7 year old girl apparently having a life crisis can.

We know it’s just nerves, she was the same last year too, but that wasn’t until concert day.  I think she is getting in early this year just because she is tired and sick.  Oh well we will see how she goes.  If she wants to give it up that’s fine by me.  No more make up, no high pony tails with curls, etc,etc.

Thanks for all comments about my comments post and for the well wishes about the illnesses and the migraine.  I will hopefully get time to reply tomorrow – after dance!

Friday, 19 November 2010

My head hurts…

I think I might be having my first ever migraine.  Umm it seems like an odd thought to jump to but this afternoon my peripheral vision went all wavy for about 15 minutes even with alternate eyes closed.  So when Boy had a check up at the Dr this afternoon I asked him about it and he said if it did it even with different eyes being closed (which it did) then it could be the suggestive of a migraine.  My response: Oh, so that explains why my head hurts!

I’ve since taken painkillers but I think I need to go to bed.  Luckily, if it is a migraine, it’s not a of those lie in a dark room and try not to throw up type.

Thursday, 18 November 2010

Comments – how do you respond to them?

I really like getting comments so to everyone who comments on my blog a HUGE thank you! Today I was wondering is there some sort of blogger etiquette for responding to comments?

I’ve mostly been just replying to my comments as a comment itself (and generally about 2 days later) but I have noticed that a number of you actually send me a message about any comments I have left you.  And I really love that idea too.  Of course that only works when the person who has commented actually has a usable email address and not noreply@blogger.com for example.

So is there a rule, or a way of doing this that is right? Is there some thing some one does with comments that you think is really great? Or really poor form?  Ideas please people.  I really hope I’m not offending people by not replying straight away and not emailing you all individually.

Does anyone else do what I do and keep checking back (or subscribe to comments) to see if there is any response to something you have said?  Or am I just taking the blogging gig a little too seriously?

Maybe I should get Melissa to make me another button that says will comment for chocolate…

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Day 13 of my Self Actualisation Project

The job for today is to write a letter to someone who has hurt me. There are a few letters which could fit this description but I think I’ll actually write the one that has been simmering away for a number of years.  Of course I really hope I never see this individual again so this is a lovely way to state my feelings, don’t you think?

Dear Moron,

I’m not sure that you or your actions actually hurt me, but I figure this is as good a time as any to write down how I feel.

I understand that terminal illness, funerals and weddings bring out the worst in people.  But generally hitting the terminally ill person (no matter how annoying that person is) is disgusting.  In fact, given that was only a small part of your bad behaviour at the time and the following months. Blaming your issues and behaviour on the terminally ill person was poor form. I’d like to say that you behaved appallingly.

In the days prior to the death of the terminally ill person you started to threaten us.  In fact your threats to harm myself and my family have left scars on my children.  All this time later they still have issues answering the phone. I resent that fact that as a supposed adult you behaved worse than my children did.  And they had a much longer and better relationship with the deceased person than you.

Your complete and utter disrespect for others and the legal system showed how juvenile and self centred you are.  I’m not sure why you think you are the centre of the universe. 

Well, perhaps I do.  You may have a mental illness triggered by events almost 40 years ago. If you do, it doesn’t give you the right to behave badly for the rest of you life.  Of course if you took the medications prescribed for you and didn’t self medicate with alcohol (especially in the amounts you did) things may improve for you.

A diagnosis of a mental illness does not excuse bad behaviour.  Bad behaviour is bad behaviour.  Especially when you chose to flaunt the medical advice and medications that you are given.

So, in short, you behaved badly, you injured a terminally ill person, you threatened my family and you broke the law several times.  If I never,ever see you again it will be too soon.



Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Post It Note, Tuesday #13!

Wow, anotehr week and it’s once again time for PINT! 


PINT #13a

PINT #13b


PINT #13c

PINT #13d


 PINT #13e


 PINT #13f



Monday, 15 November 2010

Day 12 of Op Self Actualisation

For today’s post I have to share a photo of someone I miss.

Now this was a very easy one for me.  While I miss a fair few people, whether it’s because we live in different cities or because we have drifted apart, the person I miss is my Dad.  Now this is probably more at the front of my mind at the moment as a fellow blogger posted today that her father died recently.




So here is a photo of my Dad.  Oh, that’s Boy Child with him.  Dad died when Boy child was five and a half months old but I actually don’t remember how old he was when this photo was taken, maybe 4 months?  Boy Child was the absolute light of Dad’s life.  He loved him so very much.

I was very lucky to have my Dad and I have lots of good memories. The very few photo’s I have of Dad and Boy Child are so bittersweet. 

Sunday, 14 November 2010

Day 11 of my Self Actualisation Project

The task today is to share of photo of my and my friends. Given I don’t do photo’s here I thought I’d do some descriptions. Actually I already did that here.

The friend I have had the longest is J.  So here is a photo of us. It’s  from about 16 or 17 years ago.  Gee, we are so young. 



How’s that? Are you proud that I actually managed to post a pic?

Saturday, 13 November 2010

Watched Julie and Julia today

I do NOT want to learn how to de-bone a duck.  And the amount of butter used made me feel ill. Of course it’s probably the butter that makes the food taste so great but I could almost feel my arteries clogging just watching!

I’m thinking perhaps I should have watched it tomorrow just before or after Junior MasterChef Australia.  Seriously, have you seen how brilliantly these kids can cook? The oldest are 12!

Of course because I watched the movie today and Junior MasterChef is on tomorrow and then Monday night as well, so I get to have 3 days feeling inadequate in the cooking stakes. Luckily, I have some redeeming characteristics (suggestions, anyone?) but cooking is so not my forte.

Actually I didn't even have to think about cooking tonight as today is McHappy Day so we had McDonalds for dinner. I know a few people who have stayed at a Ronald McDonald House so it’s a cause close to my heart. 

I hope you had a nice Saturday. What did you do today? Or what are you planning to do?

Friday, 12 November 2010

Sickness…again and still!

It’s weird that it’s spring and many people I know are sick or getting over being sick.  Boy Child has had a virus which according to the GP was going to last 10 days.  Of course given his asthma and medical history he almost always ends up with a post viral cough.  So he has now been coughing for over 2 weeks but he managed to stay at school everyday this week.  Last week he only managed two and a half days.  Both Girl Child and I have gotten the virus and we too are coughing, having headaches etc.  Plus we have both suffering with hay fever which resulted in my having to pick her up from school about 2.15 on Tuesday afternoon as one of her eyes was all red and swollen.

Today Girl Child stayed home from school.  She was whining that she was sick and she was tried and grumpy (okay so was I!) so we kept her at home. She actually slept until 10.45  and we are hoping that having a good rest will help her recover from this illness.  I had a sleep in too and felt a bit better but still sound very croaky and am coughing but hopefully we will all be well soon. 

It seems that the cold and flu season has come late to us here let’s hope it (or whatever is causing us to be sick) goes away soon!

Thursday, 11 November 2010

Day 11 of NaBloPoMo

So it’s that time again. Time for the Fat to Fit Blog Hop.
Last week my goals were:
  1. To tidy the family room It was attempted but did not get very far.
  2. Finish folding the current clean washing (it’s much smaller than it was) and put it (or have it put in the respective rooms Washing all folded.  Mine and Boy Child’s put in the respective rooms.  Mr E. and Girl Child seemed to not listen to the instructions. Can I count this as a half?
  3. Start cutting back on the caffeine (yes again!) 3 cups per day is plenty.  And probably more than enough. Only 2 today but the trip interstate meant lots of caffeine was imbibed (interesting word there..LOL).  I was doing well with this though.  another half maybe?
  4. Do some more exercise.  At least 4 days in the week walk to / from school or use the treadmill for 20 – 30 minutes. Zero treadmill time.  Did walk home from school at least once but it has been raining a lot here. And Boy Child shared a cold virus with Girl child and I.  Apparently I sound awful. 
  5. Go to bed before 10.30 on 3 nights. Oh yeah,  I did it!
Other things that happened this week:
I shipped off two shopping bags full of clothes Girl Child has outgrown to my cousin’s daughter.
I weighed myself and was pleasantly surprised.
My aims for this week are:
  1. To finish tidying the family room.
  2. Keep the caffeinated beverages down to 3 a day.
  3. Try to walk to school or use the treadmill for 20 plus minutes 4 days of the week.
  4. Ensure I’m getting enough sleep and water.
  5. Try to eat less processed food.  I bought tomatoes and cucumber today.  I can see that with tuna or cheese or ham and carrots as lunch a few days in the next week.  I’ll aim for 3 days and celebrate any more than that.
What are you doing for yourself this week?

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Lessons I learned today

Some members of the extended family will always call you by the nickname that you yourself stopped using as a child (in fact when I was 11).

Apparently it’s not just my grandmother who calls me by my mother's name… it’s very disconcerting.  However, according to Girl Child I don't look how she remembers my mother.  Girl Child was only 3 when Mum died so I’m not really relying on her memory.

Those camouflage a muffin top undies really do suck your stomach in and give you a nice waist BUT are not comfortable.

Some Funeral Directors have their own branded bottled water and they give out them out at funerals.

Thankfully, I can drive further with the low fuel warning light on than I expected. I did have to put 5 litres more in the petrol tank than I thought it held so those last few kilometres may have been driven on not much more than petrol fumes.

That’s all folks!

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Post It Note Tuesday #13

Without the post its. Sorry, I’m currently using free WIFI at the golden arches half way to me destination.

Yesterday’s post was a rambling one. I was NOT posting under the influence!

Thank you McDonalds for free WIFI.  I’d not be able to post today without you.

Rain, I know we need you but can you please stay away until I get where I am going?  Thanks!

Suddenly realising that you have no GF food for breakfast tomorrow is not ideal.  I’m going to hope my grandmother has some fruit for me in the morning.

Family, I love you and I will see you sometime tomorrow evening.

I better get going before the rain starts again. Happy PINT everyone!

Monday, 8 November 2010

Another random post

Things have been going calmly, swimmingly even, and then things suddenly get complicated. Last week I had a phone call saying that a member of the extended family was ill. My grandmother was going to see this relative on Saturday but unfortunately our relative passed away on Friday afternoon. The funeral is on Wednesday morning interstate; about three and a half hours drive away (with no stops). So I will be driving down on Tuesday evening once Mr E. gets home from work. I have a busy day tomorrow with a work meeting and doing the work that I would normally do on Wednesday while I’m away.

I will stay Tuesday night at my grandmothers and take her to the funeral. Once the formalities are over I will take my Grandmother back to her place and then drive home. I won’t be s tired as I would be if I drove up and back in one day especially as I would have to leave home about 6 am so staying overnight with my grandmother is the best option for my fatigue and also to support my grandmother. I think it will be hard for her to see her baby brother’s wife laid to rest.

I know my aunt and uncle will be there but I will be the only of my grandmother’s grandchildren there. I guess that is fitting as I was the only one who lived with these people as a child. Not that I remember it at all. I was very young. Apparently there was even the possibility of my being adopted by these extended family members. Scary, really. Mr E. sometimes likes to look on the bright side so in his world if I had been adopted by them I wouldn’t have become an orphan until Friday instead of almost 4 years ago. Of course that had happened then I wouldn't have met him because I would have never been in the same place as him and I wouldn’t have fallen asleep on him in a nightclub.

Umm, I’m tired and rambling so good night, all.  Sleep well and for those of you just getting about your day, have a nice one.

Sunday, 7 November 2010

Operation Self Actualisation Day 10

Today is about music. What do I listen to depending on my mood?   I need to give an example song for Happy, Sad, Bored, Hyped and Mad.

So we are turning on my trusty MP3 player to give you a tour of my moods by music. Enjoy!

When I’m happy I like to listen to almost anything.  Okay, maybe not Death Metal or Country but I’m generally okay with most music.

The songs I listen to when I’m sad are often:

Ben Folds Five - Brick

The Whitlams – Buy Now Pay Later



The Doors – Pretty much anything on their Greatest Hits album


Buffy the Vampire Slayer – Once More with Feeling Soundtrack

Mad or angry

Pink – So what

Rogue Traders – I never Liked You

So there you go.  I’m a very complex character, don’t you think?

Saturday, 6 November 2010

Day 9 of Operation Self Actualisation

The task for Day 9 is to share something I’ve been proud of in the past few days. Now I’m guessing that I am supposed to post things that I have done that I am proud of but first I’ll tell you about someone else.

I am proud that Boy Child had a blood test (the first one that he remembers) on Thursday and he coped really well.  Yes, he is 12 but he has lots of sensory issues and used to scream pretty much at the sight of a needle so this was wonderful.  Also he ate a hot dog last weekend and then asked for another!  I know hot dogs are not a great food choice but it’s not chicken.  Now we can add frankfurts to his list of acceptable (aka safe) foods.

Now on to me.  I am proud of the fact that I so far have not failed NaBloPoMo as yet.  Day 6 and I’ve posted every day.  Okay, last night I had forgotten and did have to get out of bed to post (does that excuse the short and sweet post?) but I did it.

I am proud that I have started tidying the family room as I planned to here. I haven't reduced my caffeine intake as yet but I am on track with the other stuff I guess. 

Who or what are you proud of?  I need to say that I’m proud of the other NaBoPoMo-ers .

Nov 2010 NaBloPoMo badge

Anna, Stacey, Jenn, and Solnushka are the ones on my Blog roll who I know are NaBloPoMo-ing this month. Why don’t you drop by and say hello?

Friday, 5 November 2010

200 posts!

So, I’m not prolific but I have managed to make it to 200 posts.  Thanks for sharing the journey with me.

I’m sure there will be lots more things to share but here are a few of my favourites, enjoy!


dreamstimefree_74362 - coffee & chocolate cake





Thursday, 4 November 2010

Day 4 of November NaBloPoMo

So do I join Lucy’s Fat to Fit Blog Hop?


Do I do Day 8 of the Self Actualisation Project? It’s about my short term goals.

Or do I say stuff it and go to bed?  After all it is 10.30pm and I’m tired.

Actually, I think I’m going to do the first two followed very quickly by the third.

So here we go.

Remember this post about my bad habits? Where I let everyone know how much I procrastinate and explains why the house is a mess and I failed dismally at Op Anniversary…

Well, I remember.  And I’m going to make a change.  I was looking thought some old photo’s and can see how tidy the house was when Boy Child was a baby and how much better I looked too.  So I am going to focus on cleaning up.  My house, my head and my body.  I am planning on spending tomorrow making the family room a welcoming place for people (not stuff!) and I hope that that will help the get into the head space for kick starting Op Anniversary again.  At this point I am hoping to be back fitter and healthier before Christmas. 

Every week on her blog, Adalita lists the things she did in the previous week and the things she plans to do and change in the upcoming week.I think that’s a great idea and it may even help me be more accountable.  Actually,Listen to teh  even vaguely accountable would be good.

My aims for this week are:

  1. To tidy the family room
  2. Finish folding the current clean washing (it’s much smaller than it was) and put it (or have it put in the respective rooms
  3. Start cutting back on the caffeine (yes again!) 3 cups per day is plenty.  And probably more than enough.
  4. Do some more exercise.  At least 4 days in the week walk to / from school or use the treadmill for 20 – 30 minutes.
  5. Go to bed before 10.30 on 3 nights.

So what do you think about those as short term goals?

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Op Self Actualisation Day 7

Today’s assignment is to share a picture of someone that has the biggest impact on you.

So I’m going to be quite maternalistic here and say these two:


Boy Child and Girl Child have changed my life.  Yes, I know it’s a stereotypical thing to say but it’s true.  The arrival of Boy child had a huge impact on us.  Going from a carefree couple to being responsible for another human being is a massive change even when it is anticipated.  And going from one to two children is another significant change. So Girl Child also made a huge impact in my life.

I think this quote says it best:

Making the decision to have a child is momentous.
It is to decide forever to have your heart
go walking around outside your body.

~Elizabeth Stone

My children have both taught me things. I hope when they are adults they will think that I taught them things too.  I really, really hope that they remember these things positively.

Who has had the biggest impact on your life?

Monday, 1 November 2010

So it’s NaBloPoMo time again!

I think perhaps I’m a glutton for punishment, but I’m doing it again.  I think this is the third NaBloPoMo I’ve done this year. But it is on my Day Zero list so I’m going full steam ahead.

Now there is no Theme for this month and I’m not sure if this is going to help or hinder me in this.  But I still have some (the majority) of Op Self Act to go so that will help.  And I may actually get myself organised enough to have posts ready to go as well, how cool would that be? Anyone got any ideas for things I can write about?

So who else is a sucker? Any other NaPoBloPosters out there?


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