Category Archives: Family

Done – Finally

Last night, I spoke briefly about Eden, and her journey to Niger on behalf of World Vision Australia.  I promised I would sponsor the child I have spoken of sponsoring for years now.  And then I went to bed.  Today, amongst the running around with the kids, getting washing done and finishing sewing orders – I kept thinking about the child I hadn’t sponsored yet.  But I kept getting busy, and forgetting.  So tonight when I read Eden’s latest post, I walked over … Continue Reading »

So much

So much going on in my little world at present.  I don’t even know where to begin.  But I’ll make a start…. It’s school holidays.  Half way through the first week, and I’ve confirmed that starting on some sort of medication for my sanity is a very good idea.  Enough said on that…..for now. I worked my first full 3 day weekend last week, probably since the start of the year.  It was not easy.  Though, it was not hard.  I am continually … Continue Reading »

A whole lot of randomness

Lots of thoughts running through my head today.  Not unusual. Why is it that when little boys play video games, they feel the need the continually commentate every move, jump up and down and act like complete fools?  Yet girls will just sit there quietly playing… Why is it that my husband (is it only my husband?) is so very capable of tidying and cleaning the kitchen after dinner – yet the pots/pans seem to always be left sitting in the sink? Why … Continue Reading »

I had to say “Yes” didn’t I?

My gorgeous husband came up with the genius idea to purchase a PS3.  Sort of a pressie for himself, for starting his new job.  I begrudgingly agreed to said purchase because: a)  He works ridiculously hard and long hours to provide us with a great life b)  He is a “gamer” at heart and since we got the iMac and iPad – apparently the games you can get on them just aren’t the same as what he got on normal PC c)  He … Continue Reading »

A quick Holiday post!

Hello to you all from the sunny Gold Coast!  I have been MIA……and to be perfectly honest, this is the first time this year I have popped in to my blog!  I thought I would give you a quick update on our holiday adventure….. It didn’t start off so well – our 12.20pm flight was cancelled at approximately 12.10pm!  Thanks Jetstar!  We got on to a 3.40pm flight….but that was also then delayed for over an hour.  So our 1.20pm arrival on the … Continue Reading »

The Year That Was…

As I’m madly thinking of everything we I need to pack for all six of us to jump on a jet plane tomorrow, I wisely thought I should sit down and reflect on 2011.  So, here are some highlights…… *  I muddled through a very tough situation with the ex-husband.  I managed to come to a peaceful resolution in terms of where my eldest son wanted to spend his time, and how he wanted to spend it, and was very relieved that I was … Continue Reading »

Merry Merry Christmas!

With Christmas Day 2011 almost coming to an end, I just wanted to take the opportunity to say Merry Christmas!  Thank you all for checking in every now and then, reading, sharing and taking an interest in my sometimes very mediocre life! I wish you all much joy, stuffed bellies and over-loaded rubbish bins.  That’s exactly what today has brought to my beautiful family. It has also brought the priceless looks on my children’s faces when they read their little letters (Dr Seuss … Continue Reading »

I need Dr Phil – Part Two

Last week I sort of went somewhere I didn’t really plan on going…..but now that I have, I guess I have to continue… Addiction, in my opinion, is genetic.  It doesn’t have to be the same kind of addiction, for instance – just because I’m addicted to buying fabric – it doesn’t mean my children will be addicted to fabric!  But I really think that if there is a long line of family members, through the generations, whom have struggled with an addiction, then … Continue Reading »

I need Dr Phil – Part one….

**  I started writing this post two weeks ago….but it was all too hard, so I’m trying again today…. c/o Not for me….well, I guess it is in a round about way for me.  I was watching yet another amazing Intervention on Dr Phil today, and I stood there crying and feeling the torture this poor family was going through, watching their family member literally killing themselves in front of their own eyes.  And there was nothing they could do about it. … Continue Reading »