It’s taken all day but the study is finally clean and tidy. The door to the art cupboard closes, I can actually see the desk top, and I’ve even thrown out a pile of things I saved ‘just in case’. It feels so good. It feels like a fresh start, like anything is possible. I […]
Keep It Simple Series!
Lately I’ve been feeling a little ho-hum about all the ‘stuff’ I need to do to keep this house and family running. The lists of things that need to be done seem to get longer every day and the time to accomplish them gets shorter. Add to the fact that it is a never ending […]
Things I just Don’t Understand.
I just don’t understand… How can my small child sleep in his own bed all week, but suddenly need to be in mine last night? How can my small child take up so much space in one very big bed? How can my small child produce so much pee that it totally floods that very […]
EReaders: Love em or Hate em?
I have a love hate relationship with my kindle. I love my kindle because… I love that I can read in the dark. I love that it tells me how many more hours I have left in a book. I love that is light and I can take it anywhere. I love I can buy […]
My poor girl was bitten by something over the weekend and by Monday morning the bite was swollen, red, hot and sore – obviously infected. We’ve speculated all week about what might have bitten Izzy. Was it just a mozzie bite that she scratched and let some nasty bugs in? Or maybe a white tail […]
“Oh you are renovating… still” She said as she arrived, unannounced. She hadn’t gotten any further than our front steps, but the drop-saw, the pile of wood, the bucket of electrical wires and the cans of paint that ‘decorate’ our front veranda gave us away. “Yes, we are renovating… still.” “When will it be finished?” […]
Perfectly Imperfect Me – The Last Real Life Wednesday
I always have filthy dirty nails, no matter how hard I try to keep them clean, but at least I don’t bite them anymore. I lose my cool with the kids often, but I always apologise. I have wrinkles and pimples, it seems so unfair, but I’m taking it as a sign of youthfulness mixed […]
Real Life Wednesday – Reasons My House Will Never be in Home Beautiful Magazine
I used to read Home Beautiful magazine and hope that one day I would have a house like the ones on those glossy pages. It’s only quite recently that I’ve wised up and realised that a house that is livable and lived in is what I really want, not a perfectly beautiful home. But that […]
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