Sense of humour is a funny thing ... boom-tish. Actually, I'm serious. It's weird how one person can think something is hilarious and another person can be all cat's bum about it. DD and I are a bit like this with our senses of humour ... There are some things that make us both... Continue Reading →
I’ve been nominated for a Liebster Award!
I've never been one of those people who scores first prize in the meat raffle every time they go to the pub. So I embrace my "wins" when they do come. The delightful Pinky Poinker has nominated me for a Liebster Award! OK, the Liebsters aren't so much awards as a chance for bloggers... Continue Reading →
My week: sick of it
I've had some pretty awesome weeks recently, but last week wasn't one of them. I got a call from my ex on Tuesday morning, asking if I could stay home and mind the poorly youngest ... nup, I was already at work. Then I spent Wednesday, Thursday and Friday juggling working from home with ministering... Continue Reading →
Flirting, freaky photos … and regret
Do you ever say - or do - things you regret? Things happened last week that I regret. I feel so tired and depleted by them - regret always keeps me up at night, then snatches me from sleep in the early hours of the morning. It's made me all maudlin and quotey ... “What’s... Continue Reading →
The Game of Life?
Ever played The Game of Life? I loved it when I was a kid ... the careers, the wedding, the kids, the houses ... It made being a grown-up seem so exciting - all those possibilities and all that MONEY. There's no divorce in The Game of Life or death or income tax. Actual grown-up... Continue Reading →
Not the girl you think you are
It's hard to explain to someone who's known you less than a year what you were like for the other 46. All those experiences that shaped you. All the ways you've grown. All the bad patterns that were formed. All the ones you're trying to break. Let's start with me in primary school. Way back... Continue Reading →
How do you say goodbye?
There's a lovely photograph of a dancer that hangs above my computer desk, watching over me as I work. It was taken by the father of one of my dearest friends. I scored it at a charity auction many years ago. The photographer lost his battle with cancer last Friday. My friend has spent the... Continue Reading →
What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger
My gawd my life was tumultous a year ago. It was four months after my husband left and I was starting to feel the veil of misery lift. According to Psych Central, there are the five stages of loss and grief after the loss of a close relationship, or to the death of a valued being, human... Continue Reading →
The Brazilian incident
You know how Bruce Willis looks pretty awesome bald ... and kinda weird with hair? I had my first Brazilian wax last week ... and ... well ... I'm no Bruce Willis. You're probably wondering why I got a Brazilian prior to the coldest weekend to hit NSW in five years. A weekend so cold,... Continue Reading →
My week: too many headaches
I spent most of last week popping Nurofen. News editing a parenting site is a pretty full-on job. It's also an expensive one if you stupidly get yourself two parking tickets after driving to work and parking in one-hour parking zones but only checking the tyres for chalk every hour and a half. Sigh. That... Continue Reading →