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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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Life behind the Thin Blue Line – a novella :)

I think the first time I had a glimmer of what I was getting in to was about six months after Mr Point Five and I had met. He had just started at the academy and I had just handed my driver’s licence in for three months as I had accumulated one point too many. Aherm. It was the first Saturday afterwards and I grabbed my keys to duck down to our local Coles which were literally 200m at the bottom of our street.  Hubby looked at me, dumbstruck. What on earth do you think you are doing? he asked. I explained...
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"Equality" doesn’t equal "Same"

This picture has been floating around the internet for a while now. I am guessing it is being purported by Labor Supporters in the hope of inflaming all the feminists out there on the PC sexism Bandwagon. And its working because all the comments I see wherever it is posted are all like “that’s terrible”, “how dare he”, “so sexist”, “such a misogynist” .  Predictable yadda yadda yadda. I think its hilarious, because I actually agree with Tony. You can actually substitute the word Women for Men in his statement and it would be just as true. In fact,...
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Get out the tissues and Hug your Children.

So yesterday I sat down to write a post about the Sleep War and how the husband always wins it. I was going to regale you with a tale of woe, and moan and bitch how us wives always have to beg and grovel for that elusive lie-in that our husbands simply expect every morning.  Its amazing how shocked they can look when we bring up the possibility that perhaps THEY could arise at sparrows fart with the kids… Nobody can feign ignorance like the male species, I swear…. I was going to write about how Mr Point Five...
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A photo can tell a thousand stories….

Do you remember in English class in school, being given a photo/picture to look at and then having to make up a story as to what happened? To look at a millisecond snapshot and be able to assume the story behind it, with no thread of conversation, no inkling of the surroundings of the photo or the lead-up to its existence? You don’t know the main characters in it, their history, what is being said. You cant even see the expression on the face of one of them. And yet you are asked to tell the story of what...
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Why I gave up the bubbles…..

NB: Before I write this, I want you to know I understand the seriousness of being an alcoholic. I am not belittling it or underestimating it. I also want to state that I am not, nor ever have been an alcoholic. I am not in denial. That’s a river in Egypt, don’t you know.   So this year I turn 40. This means that I have been of legal drinking age for 22 years. Out of those 22 years I worked in hospitality for 15 of them. Out of those 15 years I worked 5 days a week, 48...
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If love is blind, marriage is certainly an eye-opener!

Marriage can be effing hard some days. The past few months or so, Mr Point Five and I have been butting heads. A LOT. Nothing major, just niggles all over the shop. A constant pea in our bed, if you will. I think it mostly has to do with stress, and it takes its toll. There are three major ones for us: First – Hubby has applied for a promotion for work and with a few stages to go through and each stage being upwards of six weeks, it is a long and drawn out process. What we do,...
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Today I left my Husband….

I left Mr Point Five today. For an hour. If I hadn’t, I would have picked the fight from hell and he didn’t deserve that. I left an hour early for school pick up and sat in the car. I had a magazine to read, one that I hadn’t managed to do more than skim through the headlines for the past two months, but to be honest I just sat there. I sat with the windows down and breathed in the sunshine and the gum trees. I gazed at the wisps of clouds in the sky and watched the branches dance in the light...
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Linky Blog – Brave

Linking up with Fi from My Mummy Daze for Stories of Me. This weeks Topic – Brave.   When I was a little girl, about 10 or so I think, I remember writing a poem. I still have it, in a box in storage, but one line from it (sort of from memory) reads “sitting inside, looking through my bedroom window. All my friends windows are bright and sparkly, but mine is frosted. Opaque. Smeared in dirt with cracks that I cannot stop from spreading” Or something like that anyway. You see, my Mum has been sick as long as I can remember...
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Linky Blog – First Day

Linking up with Fi from My Mummy Daze for    Stories of Me.   This weeks Topic – First Day.     Deviating from the comical whimsy for a glimpse into a window of my life before Point Five came along.   My First Day after my (ex) husband left.   The story of how we got to that day is a long and windy one, but it was in Ayers Rock where we were living  and working that we decided to end our three year marriage. Somehow we had managed to get right back to where we were 18 months earlier, when...
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