Archive for May, 2007

I’m horrible….

or at least it feels like it atm….

I have been soo busy lately and Tuesday was the day from hell.

IT started with the kids trying to give my keys to complete strangers (to them at least) – thankfully they couldn’t get the front door opened. It was the plumber coming to redo my gutters wanting my car moved. Ok so a chat to the kids about not opening the front door.

Then all ready for kinder drove out the driveway -not paying attention – not looking….yup backed into the plumbers assistants car! the kids were ratty and I was feeling crappy with left overs of stomach gripes from some not so good food on Saturday and the makings of a cold. So I growled most of the afternoon got the kids into bed and then was in bed myself by 8.30pm….

but it was Eriq’s birthday – and I forgot to send a card and I forgot to ring – not good enough Eriq – I’m sorry. I hope you had a great bday and I hope you liked your present.

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May 18, 2007 at 12:06 am 1 comment

Have you ever

Have you ever

I just found this while blog surfing

Have You Ever Done…
highlight the ones you have done.

1. Bought everyone in the bar a drink
2. Swam with dolphins
3. Climbed a mountain
4. Taken a Ferrari for a test drive
5. Been inside the Great Pyramid
6. Held a tarantula
7. Taken a candlelit bath with someone
8. Said “I love you” and meant it
9. Hugged a tree
10. Bungee jumped
11. Visited Paris
12. Watched a lightning storm at sea
13. Stayed up all night long and saw the sun rise
14. Seen the Northern Lights
15. Gone to a huge sports game
16. Walked the stairs to the top of the leaning Tower of Pisa
17. Grown and eaten your own vegetables
18. Touched an iceberg
19. Slept under the stars
20. Changed a baby’s nappy
21. Taken a trip in a hot air balloon
22. Watched a meteor shower
23. Gotten drunk on champagne
24. Given more than you can afford to charity
25. Looked up at the night sky through a telescope
26. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment
27. Had a food fight
28. Bet on a winning horse
29. Asked out a stranger
30. Had a snowball fight
31. Screamed as loudly as you possibly can
32. Held a lamb
33. Seen a total eclipse
34. Ridden a roller coaster
35. Hit a home run
36. Danced like a fool and not cared who was looking
37. Adopted an accent for an entire day
38. Actually felt happy about your life, even for just a moment
39. Had two hard drives for your computer
40. Visited all 8 states/Territories
41. Taken care of someone who was **** faced
42. Had amazing friends
43. Danced with a stranger in a foreign country
44. Watched wild whales
45. Stolen a sign
46. Backpacked in Europe
47. Taken a road-trip
48. Gone rock climbing
49. Midnight walk on the beach
50. Gone sky diving
51. Visited Ireland
52. Been heartbroken longer than you were actually in love
53. In a restaurant, sat at a stranger’s table and had a meal with them
54. Visited Japan
55. Milked a cow
56. Alphabetized your CDs
57. Pretended to be a superhero
58. Sung karaoke
59. Lounged around in bed all day

60. Posed nude in front of strangers
61. Gone scuba diving
62. Kissed in the rain
63. Played in the mud
64. Played in the rain
65. Gone to a drive-in theater

66. Visited the Great Wall of China
67. Started a business
68. Fallen in love and not had your heart broken
69. Toured ancient sites
70. Taken a martial arts class
71. Played D&D for more than 6 hours straight
72. Gotten married
73. Been in a movie
74. Crashed a party
75. Gotten divorced – ok not yet but working on it
76. Gone without food for 5 days
77. Made cookies from scratch
78. Won first prize in a costume contest
79. Ridden a gondola in Venice
80. Gotten a tattoo
81. Rafted the Snake River (any river will do)
82. Been on television news programs as an expert
83. Got flowers for no reason
84. Performed on stage
85. Been to Las Vegas
86. Recorded music
87. Eaten shark
88. Eaten fugu (pufferfish)
89. Had a one-night stand
90. Gone to Thailand
91. Bought a house
92. Been in a combat zone
93. Buried one/both of your parents
94. Been on a cruise ship
95. Spoken more than one language fluently
96. Performed in Rocky Horror Picture Show
97. Raised children – well it’s a work in progress
98. Followed your favorite band/singer on tour
99. Taken an exotic bicycle tour in a foreign country
100. Picked up and moved to another city to just start over
101. Walked the Golden Gate Bridge
102. Sang loudly in the car, and didn’t stop when you knew someone was looking
103. Had plastic surgery
104. Survived an accident that you shouldn’t have survived
105. Wrote articles for a large publication
106. Lost over 100 pounds (45.5 kilograms)
107. Held someone while they were having a flashback
108. Piloted an airplane
109. Petted a stingray
110. Broken someone’s heart
111. Ridden a bike
112. Won money on a T.V. game show
113. Broken a bone
114. Gone on an African photo safari
115. Had a body part of yours below the neck pierced
116. Fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol
117. Eaten mushrooms that were gathered in the wild
118. Ridden a horse
119. Had surgery
120. Had a snake as a pet
121. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon
122. Slept for more than 30 hours over the course of 48 hours
123. Visited more foreign countries than U.S. states
124. Visited all 7 continents
125. Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days
126. Eaten kangaroo meat – blah
127. Eaten sushi
128. Had your picture in the newspaper
129. Changed someone’s mind about something you care deeply about
130. Gone back to school
131. Parasailed
132. Petted a cockroach
133. Eaten fried green tomatoes
134. Read The Iliad and The Odyssey
135. Selected one important author who you missed in school, and read
136. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
137. Skipped all your school reunions
138. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language
139. Been elected to public office
140. Written your own computer language
141. Thought to yourself that you’re living your dream
142. Had to put someone you love into hospice care
143. Built your own PC from parts
144. Sold your own artwork to someone who didn’t know you
145. Had a booth at a street fair
146. Dyed your hair
147. Been a DJ
148. Shaved your head
149. Caused a car accident
150. Saved someone’s life

and on that note – I’m going to bed….but first I will leave you with a handy hint….

flies on the computer monitor will not be ‘shoo’d away’ by moving the mouse.

May 13, 2007 at 12:32 am 2 comments

I love my family

I really do. Honest (and not just because big sis might read it)!

I kinda lost them a bit for a while – no their fault at all – mine. They tried to reach to me but….anyway since the whole separation thing I realised how distant we had sorta become – as I said my fault. I had put up walls. Anyway the rambling point I’m dancing around is that I love having my family back! I rang my Mum the other night and we just chatted for a bit and it was nice…it was great actually. And did I mention that my big sis ROCKS!

I came home from kinder today – Owen ran ahead up the driveway and waves a parcel in the air singing Mummy look what we got – a parcel!

Now I wasn’t expecting a parcel at all – and ok so I often do expect parcels but I usually know more or less what I’m expecting so am not ‘surprised’ too often! This one floored me! Sue (and Mum) sent me a mothers day parcel with a beautiful handmade card with even more beautiful words inside it. AND not just a pressie for me (in fact TWO for me – and I was good and didn’t open them – told the boys we had to wait for Mothers Day)…but also one each for the kids (and some egg cups for me – have you noticed how hard it is to get egg cups lately?)

see I told you …..my family ROCK!

hope everyone has a lovely Mum’s day on Sunday – depending on the weather I’m thinking we might take a train ride into the city and walk through the Fitzroy gardens – see if we can’t pile up a heap of leaves to jump in and have a picnic.

May 10, 2007 at 11:14 pm 2 comments

Life goes on….

no matter how much we may want to pause it for a little while…

I took a long drive today to help a friend farewell her dh – not just her dh but the love of her life. It hurt just to watch – my heart aches to see her pain and my mind cries out why? And yet what good would it do to know why? Would it hurt anyone any less? Sometimes we spend so much time thinking about what we can do to help – and yet all we can really do is just be there. So Deb – just as the hurt doesn’t go away with the funeral over – neither will your friends go away. We will be there for you when you need us.

and meanwhile as if to prove that God meant the world to go on…another friend will be meeting her newest addition very soon….life goes on..

Tomorrow I’m going to play at being a kinder mum – I’m helping the kids to make scones for a mothers day morning tea. Life goes on….and we must make the most of every second of every day for as long as life goes on.

May 10, 2007 at 12:50 am 1 comment

A kiss goodbye

There are some things you learn without ever realising that you learnt them or appreciating them.

As a child I always remember that when Mum or Dad was leaving the house there would always be a kiss goodbye – off to work or wherever, it didn’t matter. It just happened…I thought it was normal.

Moving on….in my ‘marriage’ it never happened – hell half the time I wouldn’t even know he HAD left the house til he came back.

I just found out today that a friend lost her dh tragically, unexpectedly (totally unfair the world just sucks sometimes) and it occurred to me that that lesson of my parents – and I’m sure they don’t even realise they taught it – really does matter. If we always pass with a kiss or a hug from our loved ones then if/when something happens we will have parted with love and affection…I’m rambling….but do me a favour and if you have someone in your life who you love – remember to tell them you love them.

May 3, 2007 at 11:49 pm 1 comment


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