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Friday, December 9, 2011

..Did I tell you Baby....you are the joy of My life....

First time that I saw you,

Ooh...you took my breath away....

I might not get to heaven,

but I walked with the angels that day..
You take me by the hand...

And I am the luckiest one alive...

And did I tell you baby....

You are the joy of my life.......(John Fogerty.)




Yesterday I sat outside and watched my kids play under the sprinkler .....

No big deal...right?

....but...it was......

......for me.

....As I watched them splashing about.....

I realized something I guess  we all tend to forget at times.....

...we all get busy....

...we all have a million things to do...

..especially at this crazy, busy Christmas period.....

As I watched them play I realized just how lucky I really am....

...I really am blessed.....

...and it's the little things in life that make us happy.....



playing with the garden sprinklers




checking out where the water is coming from








it's the simple things that make us so happy





...well for most of us anyway...the water was too cold!


So...as Christmas get nearer.....

...and we all get busier and busier....

...don't forget to take time out for the little things...

...It's the little things that make the most wonderful memories!

xxxx

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Comes A Time........

 ooh....this old world keeps spinning round.....

It's a wonder tall tree's aint layin' down......

There comes a time.......(Neil Young)






Have you ever had something niggling away at the back of your mind for long time?....




Something that you don't really want to think too much about?


To deal with?

To be bothered with?

Nothing major.....but there just the same?


So you put it on the back shelf in your mind......and you leave it there......


........for years.......


If you have.....then you will also know that these things have a way of rearing their heads every now and again....


....they re-surface.....


.....and you have to deal with it all over again.


So....I think it's time for me to take it of the shelf and put it in the bin....




....where it belongs.......


I have put this off long enough......


hoping that things might magically right themselves.....


....but ....I think it's time to face some facts......


....comes a time.....

......to deal with things.......


....to say goodbye.......


....to accept things for the way they are......

....to accept and love myself for who I am.....

....there comes a time...

....the time is now.


xxxx

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Who are you?.....who, who.....who who........

So.........

As the song asks.....Who are you?....Who?, who?.........Who?, who?

I really wanna know.

So.......who am I ?

I really feel that I have lived a hundred different life's.....that I have many, many sides.

Do you?



I have been a best friend.............

Binny and Me. Best friends until late high school when our boyfriends had a falling out......so we did too. Don't know where she is now....such a pity.




I have been the gawky, awkward school girl..........

Me..grade 3.



I have been the slightly rebellious teenager....

Me...aged 15. Love the blue eye make up and the blonde steaks down the sides of my mullet!




I have been a bride.............


Don't you just love all those ruffles! lol



I have been the young Mum........

Me, aged 23....with my second child, Tayla, 5 days old.

I have been the singer in many bands....rock'roll....cabaret...country...duos....







Then there was some acting in the theater......

Me...Columbia in the Rocky Horror  Picture Show.




....Throw in some Belly Dancing......

That's me in the red.   

.....Some solo singing.......






.........Throw in a heap of work in various fields.....Occupational therapy.....Youth worker....Mental Health rehabilitation officer....blah, blah,blah......





An older Mum............



Me, Kai and Piper.


All these things are parts of me......my past.....


They help to make me who I am today........









....and....thats ok.

So.........

WHO ARE YOU?....who? who?....who? who?........I really wanna know........


Blongs xx

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Princess Piper........8 Months.

Dear Piper,

I can't believe you are 8 months old already! Where has the time gone?

What a beautiful baby you are ......so happy. 

You always have a smile on your face.....from the moment you wake.

 You have a cheeky little personality starting to develop....you love to grab all the things your not 

supposed to have.....especially your brothers toys! 

You pull some really funny faces sometimes, and you know they make us laugh so you do it 

more.....

....your such a dag.

"The Green Lantern!"


You are sitting up by yourself now.

You are also on the move!....not crawling as such....but rolling everywhere. It's so funny to 

watch....you can roll so fast! 

Just in the last few days you have started to get up on your knees and toes, while using your 

arms comando style to get things that are out of your reach....so I'm sure it wont be long until you 

are crawling properly.

You idolize your big brother.......

You wait for him to notice you so you can give him smiles that almost break your face!

You love to snuggle up with him in his bed when the bed time story is being read.......and 

although you get a little impatient about the page turning, he is patient with you.

Swimming at Cairns.

You LOVE food!

Any food....it doesn't matter what!

You have just worked out that the stuff Mum and Dad have on their plates is food....and it tastes 

yummier  than your bland old baby food! 

You love to taste everything.


Piper tasting her first won-ton.


You do have a temper hidden under all those smiles and it only usually comes out when food 

doesn't  arrive fast enough....or God forbid......food is taken away from you. 

Then you let rip with lots of yelling and leg kicking..

....but most of the time you are happy.


Tasting her first spaghetti.

You have started talking.....

You can say "Ga-Ga"....the name you gave your dolly.....

You can say "Dad-Dad"....much to Daddy's delight....

You can say "Bub-Bub"......

And today....for the first time...you said "MUM-MUM"!! 

It melted my heart.


As my last baby, I had planned on keeping you a baby forever.......

........I wasn't going to teach you to talk.........

....or sit.....or crawl......

...but.......there is no stopping you.

You are a darling girl and we love you so very much. You are so very special.


"Oh Mum...please...no more photos!"


Love Mum xx

Monday, May 23, 2011

Today....I am Perfect!


Today I am PERFECT!

Today I have slept in but still managed to get Master 4 to kinda on time......with no yelling HURRY UP AND EAT!.......

Today I managed to find the "Murray" skivvy for him to wear to kinda....(red)...it was washed and folded and waiting in his drawer.......

Today I sprayed his hair with a smelly, natural nit deterrent and prayed to the nit God that he doesn't get any of the horrid things in his hair as they are currently doing the rounds of kinda...... (much to his disgust!)

Today I drove to kinda without breaking the speed limit.........

Today I smiled nicely to other kinda mums and made conversation....even though I still had bed hair and was wearing yesterdays clothes.......

Ready for kinda
Today I have fed a hungry girl.....such a messy eater!.....

Today I sung songs for princess 6 months.....just to see her smile.......

Today I have played peek-a-boo and "clap hands clap hands" 100 times .....just to hear her laugh.......

Today we have read "where is baby?".......just once...... before she chewed the edges......

Today I have sat with her and patted her to sleep......

Today......I watched her little face as she slept in my arms.......

Today.......I am Perfect.

Such a messy eater!

I have put a load of washing on......
Made the beds........
And even remembered to get meat out of the freezer for tea.....
I have only been out of bed 2 and a half hours!

Today.....I am Perfect....


Blongs. xx

Sunday, May 22, 2011

living next door to Alice....part 2

I'm still trying to find my way around this blogging thing....it's not as easy as you think.
Part 1 of "living next door to Alice" got interrupted last night when I clicked on the wrong thing......

......I had lots to say about the magical heart of Australia, Uluru.........but maybe I'm just supposed to post pictures.....I know how to do that!! lol.........lets see how this one goes.....

Walking around the base of Uluru...me with red dirt all over my face

Uluru had changed alot since I was there last, way back when I was in year 11.....many lifetimes ago it seems now.
It is no longer the right thing to do to climb the rock....although thousands of tourists still do.....It is frowned upon by the traditional owners of the land.....and they are trying to pass a law to say that you can't, although it hasn't gone through yet.

We walked around the base of the rock....well most of it anyway....it's a big rock after all and we had a 2 1/2 year old with us. I don't know how we did it but we managed to be the only people there when we explored the rock....it seemed to make it more magical....like the rock was ours.
It was beautiful.....peaceful and quiet.
All alone in the Centre of Australia....except for the 50million flies!

We found the secrets women's business "fertility cave" and after having two misscarridges during the past year, we made sure we stopped at this special place and rubbed the red dirt into our skin. It's supposed to increase your fertility........and although we felt rather silly at the time, we did it anyway....just in case.

Waterhole at the base of Uluru
Although it was more tourist driven  than I remembered, there was still a feeling of being alone. Maybe it's because it's in the middle of no-where!

I'm hoping this blog works and I've worked out how to post it properly ......and that the settings have gone back to normal and people can now "follow" me.
Thanks for reading.

Blongs. xx

Travelling through Australia, part 1..........Living Next Door To Alice.......

I have been in the mood to write another blog for a few days now, but.....hmm what to write about?
Usually I write letters to my children, but with Steve away on tour I'm a solo mum at the moment.....It's a struggle to find positive things to say about them........except, I'm glad they are both finally in bed asleep!

With Steve touring much of Australia each year for his work, we are blessed to be able to join him at some of the most beautiful places this country has to offer.
Uluru has to be near the top of the list!!
What a magic feel the whole place has.....so majestic, standing there like the beating heart of Australia, looming out of  red dirt that goes on forever......you can't help but feel reverence and just a bit awestruck by the power of the rock......now that sounds soppy and a bit sentimental....but it's true.



Full Moon Over Uluru





They say that once you feel the red dirt between your toes, you get a love for the land that stays with you forever

 
Footprints in the red dirt
Rock Art On Uluru

Fertility cave...Secret Women's Business.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

My Little Drummer Boy.....

Dear Kai;

Today you went for your first "official" drum lesson. You were so excited, 

clutching your new manuscript book and your beloved stick bag, you 

couldn't wait to get going!


You are 4 years old.


I guess it comes as no surprise that the love of drumming flows through 

you.....just like your Daddy.

Daddy and you, playing hand drums....you were only 10 days old but you loved it even then.




It feels like you have always played the drums.....Daddy gave you your first 

lesson when you were 10 days old....you were still that new-born yellow 

colour and you were so tiny....but you looked Daddy straight in the eye and 

grabbed hold of his finger and played along....you enjoyed it from the very start.




You got your first drum kit at Christmas....you were 11 months old....You 

loved it! .........and from then on, there has been no stopping you!

Christmas Day 2007....your first Drum Kit.



You have helped out Daddy in his drums shows............You have played 

your Kit at a few festivals........you have played in a huge drum circle at 

Townsville........you have even played drums at the percussion show in 

Alice Springs.....although you were a bit shy and sat on Dad's lap,....well 

you were only 2 after all!

All ready to play at Boolara Folk Festival....2011.



You play Drums ALL the time at home and you are getting very 

good.....you can now play a rock beat and a samba! You practised and 

practised untill you got it right.....you are so proud of yourself because you 

worked very hard and now you can do it!



I am very proud of you also! 



I love to watch you play when you think I'm not looking.....you have such a

passion inside of you for such a little boy.......My wish for you, is that you 

have that passion always, no matter what you choose to do or be when 

you grow up......weather it be a drummer, butcher, plumber or 

superhero......don't ever loose it!

Your first "official" Drum lesson.

I wonder whats in store for my special little man.

Love Mummy. xx

Monday, March 28, 2011

So far away.....

Your so far away...

Doesn't anybody stay in one place anymore...

It would be so fine to see your face at my door....

Doesn't help to know, that your just time away....

Long ago I reached for you and there you stood....

Holding you again could only do me good.....

How I wish I could....

But...your so far away............Carol King


Piper loves her new cot

 Piper......
...............today I moved you into your own room. 
You are 5 months old and are now too big for your bassinet beside my bed.  

You just love your big girl bed....all warm and snug....complete with a musical "hey diddle diddle" mobile and your big brother Kai's teeth marks on the side, from when it used to be his.


I feel lost without you in my room.  


Your room is at the other end of the house.....but you could be anywhere in the world right now....the feeling would be the same for me. You seem so far away.
It's the start......Only 5 months old, but it is the start of you growing up.......

I'm sure this feeling will pass and I will be happy to have my room back....I can read in bed again!........

...but.....just for tonight.....just for this moment.....I will feel like this.....all soppy and silly and just a bit sad.......and I will write about it,so, in years to come, I don't ever forget that this is how I felt on this day.
Sweet dreams Piper


Sweet Dreams Princess,

Love Mummy. xx

Friday, March 25, 2011

Do you buy a tit-sling or do you buy a brassire?

BRAS!.....

I hate them!

Who was the person that came up with this idea? Lets take one of the most sensitive parts on a woman.....bind it up tightly.....add some hard wire to the  binding garment ....design it so the wire pokes out and stabs the skin at random times.......make sure all brands of  such garments are sized differently, so comfort is always an issue.....make sure the straps dig into the shoulders and leave life long indentations.......package them up and sell them for a fortune....then make the woman feel that she is really terrible if she doesn't wear one!

ARE YOU FOR REAL?!


And some men wonder why their wives are so cranky by the time they get home from work in the evening!
I wonder how they would feel if we bound up their nut-bag tightly.....added some some nice "supportive" underwire to their most sensitive area? Lets see how happy they would be by the end of the day.

 Free the girls, I say!

I would dearly love to live on a hippy commune....where my girls could run free without the disapproval and judgement of society.





Well there is my vent for the day.....what are your views?



Blongs xx

P.S......(when I die, if anyone dresses me in a bra .....I will come back and haunt you....and your children........and your children's children......and...well, you get the point! lol)

Saturday, January 8, 2011

A letter to my son for your 4th Birthday.

Dear Kai;

I can't believe how quickly time flies.....you are almost four.
Traveling around Australia at the time, we found you in beautiful Airlee Beach......

We grew you in Mission Beach, Cairns and Darwin....just to name a few.

While growing inside my tummy you went scuba diving on the great barrier reef.........

Rode a camel along  Cable Beach at Broome.......

Rode in a boat up the great Katherine Gorge........

and swam in the beautiful waters of Monkey Mia......all the while playing in Daddy's drum shows.

We knew you were going to be a special boy. How could you not?

 As you grow and head off to kinda, I pray that you will remain the same sweet 
boy that you are today.



My wishes for you as you grow:



........May your love of  travel take you always to wonderful places, and don't forget to phone your Mum when your gone........






....Never be scared to take a really good look at things, ask heaps of  questions,...be amazed by the little things that nature provides........









.........Always wear your superman cape and baseball cap when you play kazoo at festivals...............





....always close your eyes when you play guitar........
.....play with passion but most importantly ....
.......play because it's fun...........






.....NEVER let anyone tell you who you can love.......



.







.....Don't let your ego  trip you over when you are playing with the "big boys"....don't give in to peer pressure....stand up for yourself.....







                           .........Be100% sure before you get any tattoo's.......They are there for life..........






...Take time to be silly......especially when no-one's watching.....
....always do the bumble bee dance.....







......Always remember....you will NEVER be too big for Mum's lap.....not even when your 6ft 3inches!.......






......and don't forget the little people and the importance they have  played in your life.....





These are a few wishes I have for you, my wonderful, special little boy as you approach your 4th birthday.

I'm so glad you are my little boy. I love you very much

.Happy Birthday.

Love Mum xxx

Monday, January 3, 2011

The Times They Are 'a' Changin'

As I say goodbye to 2010, I reflect back to what a full year it has been.

It's been a year of sadness......a year of loss.......A year of joy....A year of Happiness......A year of travel......A year of meeting new people and making new friends.....A year of laughter....A year of tears.......

 






............A year of new life..........








........A year of new family members.......


........A year of new beginnings. ..................





Welcome 2011.