Thursday, November 20, 2008

Just Read!

So I've been reading a lot lately (OK I am a librarian so not really a biggie!) But stuff that's been really affecting me. And I wonder if chose to read these things because I need too, or if its just luck. Tim Winton's Breath - which I hated by the way - but cannot stop thinking about. That first chapter hit me so hard I cried in the cafe and couldn't go on.
Now Jenny Downham's Before I die. Again a first chapter, a first paragraph even.About a boy who looks at her 'as if I'm beautiful' oh so poignant. And isn't that such a feeling. (ok getting mushy sorry)
And also the 19th wife which is a fascinating read -about the latter day saints and the polygamy and how it affects the women (and the men) Great read if you are looking for one!
Ok so I guess the point is - just read what you like, and even if you don't like it, it may still reach out to you or change the way you see the world.
And we all need someone to look at us as if we are beautiful!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Sunday, November 9, 2008

My favourite quotes!

Don't compromise yourself. You are all you've got.
Janis Joplin
There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease to worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.

These are my favourite quotes. Oh, and
Keep the Faith!

(my Dad! Usually related to AFL!)

Thanks to for todays theme.

Basketball, Discoballs Harry and Basil

This w/e one child played lots of

The other danced under a
And we all came home and watched

And laughed to


Thursday, November 6, 2008


This is what my daughters bedroom is like

A bit of a mess but liveable

This is what her father wants her room to be like

Its highly unlikey he will ever get that result, especially since he doesn't bloody live here and stuff like that is not hugely important to us. But I will try (sigh) If only to keep him from yelling at her.

Did her ask her about the cake she made for my friends birthday? No or the scones she made or the sewing she's been doing NO just why her room was a mess. I wonder why we're not together? hmmmm

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

It's a great day!!

After MONTHS of lurking on many many blogs, getting up the courage to comment, today my ramblings begin! I'm very loose on what the nature of this blog will be. Hopefully lots of craft will be created and displayed, opinions will be aired, the problems of the world will be solved! If not, maybe I'll just post a pretty image!

So today is a super good day to start. They voted for Barack and hopefully change will start in the free world!

So, to borrow from (I will learn how to link properly tomor - its 10.32pm!)

My nearly 15 yr old boy talks to me (mostly) happy

I had the whole day off and no children til 4.30 happy

My daughter got measured for a new Irish Dancing dress she's very happy

Spent late afternoon drinking champagne and laughing with my best friend very happy and a little tipsy

More Softies arrived for me at the bookshop and Amy Butler's In Stitches arrived in the post (with some beautiful fabric) thanks to happy happy days.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008