How you live your dash

Where do you stand on funerals? Have you made plans for your own? While I love planning so many areas of my life, my funeral isn’t one of them. I’m perfectly happy for there not to be one at all, since I’ll be dead and won’t notice. But the thing about funerals is that they’re […]

Now that’s love

The eldest was showing us photos of his tongue piercing recovery progress during dinner last night. They were gross … really, really gross. He’s been photographing the healing process daily and I didn’t see much improvement on day five, although he’s finally managing firmer foods after a steady diet of Weet-Bix. Two new plastic piercing […]

Go you good things

“I read recently that there is this obsession with ‘finding’ and ‘achieving’ happiness as a destination or some kind of permanent state and that idea sets us up for failure. Because happiness comes in moments that we pass through. Often fleetingly. The key is to notice them. I rarely do. I want to try to […]

Too many distractions

I am trying to keep my mother guilt in check, despite how appallingly I have neglected my children during the school holidays. They’ve been left to fend for themselves while I’ve been distracted by a gazillion different projects in my search for a new career groove. I was shocked to realize I didn’t even check […]

Fat & bubbles

OK, the fitness kick didn’t last long – the eldest and I went to a restaurant last night that specialises in fried chicken, champagne and sneakers (to wear, not eat). The youngest was at a sleepover, so we decided to try a new place called Butter. There are three Butters – one in Surry Hills, […]

Snake in the grass

The youngest sent me this scary photo yesterday morning with NO explanation. I texted back: “Where the hell is that?” She replied: “Outside the house near the side gate.” I texted: “Is it dead????” She replied: “Yes.” I texted: “How big is it?” And almost retched as I zoomed in and saw all the exposed […]

Frog in a sock

One of the fun things about the contracting work I’m currently doing – other than all the brainstorming – is that the audience I’m targeting is ME: women around the age of 40-60. I sit there each day thinking: what do I want to read about? It’s a big change from wondering: what do bottle […]

System crash

I only have one speed – full on – and my batteries went flat on Saturday. I didn’t sleep much last week between fretting about my mammogram, stressing over work and wrangling the logistics of having no kitchen or lounge room due to the floors being sanded. I should have said no when the youngest […]

So much chaos

It’s the third night that we’ve been without a kitchen or living room and I’m getting a bit jack of having to circumnavigate the house every time I need something. It’s also a bit of a bore having the fridge in the hallway with a toaster on the floor beside it as my only source […]

Rush job

Excuse the state of today’s blog post, it’s a bit of a half-arsed shambles. Life has been too hectic. I sweatily rushed around yesterday morning trying to erect barricades to keep the dogs off the floorboards while the new polish is drying. Then I hooned off to do a solid eight hours of contracting work, […]