Monday, February 28, 2011

You gotta walk before you can run

As a rule I don't generally make new years resolutions, but this year I really wanted to get off my butt and do all the activities I've made excuses not to do for the last few years.
One of these was to enter a fun run/walk, and I am happy to report I am now in 'training' for the Mothers Day Classic. OK, so I am starting on the bottom rung - the 4k walk, but having been really lazy excersise wise for the last 6 months didn't think I could commit to anything more gruelling. I used to be able to get on a treadmill and just run... (those were the days!) I am following the blog of the official fitness trainer for the MDC, so who knows, maybe next year I will be 'up and running' again!

Friday, February 25, 2011

A mouse in the house!!

Wanted; one brown furry ball of fluff that is currently using my house as a hide out!
Two days ago our cat Tabitha brought a mouse into the house. This is not unusual, however the mice are usually well and truly in mouse heaven - this one is not!! It has evaded capture for 48 hours, despite sightings in the bathroom, under the tv cabinet, the study, and most recently the master bedroom (eeeww). Who would think that something so small could be so darn frustrating.
I am trying to capture it without resorting to bait but every time I think I have it cornered it disappears again. Just picture Warren and I running about the house like the Benny Hill theme is playing and you will have some idea of how rediculous this is getting!
So for now we have an extra 'pet' in the house, but can't say I like the idea of it being a permanent addition!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

It's the end of the world as we know it, and maybethe start of a new one...

With all the recent earthquake/flood/volcano activity and recent political unrest it really makes you wonder if the the world is trying to tell us something. It sounds totally rediculous to me now, but a few months ago I got really terrified by the whole 21.12.2012 theories - I spent more than a few nights lying awake pondering what is humankinds (and closer to home -  myself and my family's) fate?
I came to a conclusion one day which was; who the hell knows? I realised that the only thing I have control over is how I choose to live my life, so I stopped searching for proof/disproof of what could happen in the future and started giving thanks that I have the opportunity to live today........
To all who have been affected by the tragedy in Christchurch, you are in my thoughts, and may we all recognize the true heroes and role models of this world - the men and women of the SES, search and rescue etc, who put their lives on the line for total strangers everyday.
If we can all, just for a small moment once in a while, stop and appreciate what a miracle it is we are all here, we may start to live a more peaceful life.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Friends with water.....

Of the many wonderful friends I have, I need to say a big thank you to Karen; for the last year or so she has been patiently trying to teach my girls the basics of swimming and water awareness. Today was a doozy!! Both girls seemed to be in the worst mood and the big one decided that Broadmeadows pool was the perfect setting for a screaming tantrum.....
Ashlee is my water baby, she loves our time in the pool and is already paddling confidently by herself in only her "back bubble'. Shannyn on the other hand is vary wary of having her face wet, and can be quite hesitant to try anything new. If it were not for Karen, she wouldn't be familiar with the water at all.
So today is my day to feel grateful that I have such a selfless friend, and the opportunity to share with my girls what is an important (and for the most part-) enjoyable skill to learn!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Mothers group rocks!

We don't see each other much any more, but I love to catch up with the ladies from my mothers group. Our eldest children are now all five (where have the years gone??) We all met when they were tiny (in Shannyns case, just 8 weeks old) and I think just the remedy for the "first time parent' jitters. Today, it was a party for one of the 'original members! We've witnessed new babies, first words and steps, and now first days at school. Even though on the surface we would seem to have fairly little in common, I feel a special affinity with these women with whom I shared so much of Shannyns first few years with, and look forward to the journey of motherhood with them.
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