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Woe-Is-Me

So I was surfing facebook this morning and a status by Kerri Sackville  popped into my feed. “Research question for an article I’m writing: If someone wants to be your friend but you don’t wish to pursue the friendship, do you feel a bit guilty? Do you say ‘no thanks’ or do the whole ‘sure, let’s catch up’ and then never follow up thing????“ See their answers #8230; All of a sudden I felt like crying. THIS was what was happening to me, I was sure of it. We moved to this town five months ago and yesterday I was...
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For Sale; wedding dress, worn once by mistake.

SO by now most of you would have cottoned on to the fact that I was married before Mr Point Five came along. In fact I was still married WHEN he came along 😉 Nothing naughty going on; I had been separated for just over six months before we met but had to wait until the 12 month mark to apply for a divorce. I have done a previous post about my first day being physically single as part of a linky blog, entitled First Day which kind of tells you how we separated, but I thought to write about...
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RUOK? How my job might affect someone you love.

    I seem to be on a Community Service Post roll at the moment…. I want to take a minute of your time to let you know what I do as a job at the moment and how it could affect someone you love. Do you have a relative, perhaps elderly or down on their luck, who owns their own home, perhaps with a mortgage? Are they struggling with their bills? Would they tell you if they were? I think we all know what happens if we don’t pay our gas bill; the gas company cuts off our gas....
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Public Service Announcement – please read.

  F is for Facebook; where you share intimate photos of your family and friends to…well, hopefully your family and friends.   P is for Paedophiles; who trawl facebook for intimate photos of family and friends. I am writing this because yesterday I had pop up in my newsfeed ticker in facebook that one of my friends had “become friends” with another person. I was bored, nosey curious so I clicked on the link to this person and my stomach fell through the floor. I wont repost the picture as it would entirely defeat the purpose of this post,...
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Our No Cry Sleep Solution

  This is our G Man, one day old. There is no baby manual that you get handed at the hospital when you become a Mother. Your friends who already have kids tell you that you really should do nothing but sleep in your last trimester as when you have your baby, there will be no more. (I actually tell my  expecting friends to get lots of sleep and sex, cos once you have a baby they both go out the window.) You laugh, and think it cant be THAT bad, surely? I mean, I’ve pulled a few all...
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If Peter Pan was a Mother…..

Before I was a mother I used to eat chocolate for breakfast chased down with three coffees. I used to have a cleaning lady because hubby and I both worked full time and we could afford it. Before I had kids I never used to take pride in my car – I prided myself on the fact I could spend an impromptu night at a friends and have everything I needed already with me. Now I am a Mother, with being grown-up a vital requisition, I am sometimes afraid I am not good enough, not worthy of being a parent....
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Losing my Tradition

As the Australia Day long weekend finishes, I am thinking that one of the things I miss most about moving house all the time , is not having any traditions anymore. It really does suck.   When I was a little girl, we lived in the same house until I was thirteen and my parents split up. Even though it all changed that year, I have such beautiful and fond memories of our family traditions until then.   Our Christmas tree that we had selected fresh each year always stood in the same spot. We celebrated Christmas with the same people...
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Rape doesn’t happen in Utopia.

Unless you have been living under a cyber rock today you would have read this article by Mia Freedman, which basically says that women going out and getting drunk puts them at a greater risk of being raped. And then this in reply by Kerri Sackville which disagrees with the above article by saying alcohol doesn’t cause rape, rapists do and that there shouldn’t even be a link between the two. I have to say whilst I can see Kerri’s point that a woman is never responsible for her own rape, I also agree with Mia that there are certain factors...
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The worst day of my life….

See this little boy?? This is my Master J. He melts my heart every day when he sneaks into my bed for early morning cuddles or lets me into his bed for snuggles. He says “I wuff you Mummy”!!! with complete abandon and his little arms around my neck are more precious than the most expensive jewels. He has the cheekiest grin and is one of the happiest little boys you could ever meet, followed very closely by his big brother. I have tears in my eyes writing this as last Saturday I lost this little boy. I turned...
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The Secret Ingredient to Motherhood…..

I think one of the biggest negative over-riding feelings of motherhood that nobody ever tells you about is  RESENTMENT. The feeling that you cannot do ANYTHING on your own timetable. Your life is not your own any longer – it is dictated to by a small person who cannot be reasoned with and whose needs are primal. I know I have certainly fallen victim to resenting my children, my husband and basically my life as a whole simply because my own needs were not being met. I wouldn’t say I was ever depressed. but I can certainly see how,...
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