Monday 28 October 2013

to confess

This week over at My Home Truths Kirsty has asked us to share some advice or words of wisdom.... I love my Monday link up - don't really have to think!

If you have been reading my whinge fest blog lately you'll know that it's been a bit cray cray around here lately and when things get cray cray in the life of me I turn to some of my closest friends for advice. So given my current state of mind, I am not sure that I the best person to be giving out advice but what I will confess is that...

I am an adviceaholic.....

yep, there I said it!

When I am stuck in a bind, not sure what to do, have a decision to make, have something weighing on my mind I will talk to as many people as I can get to listen about it and get their advice and their perspective. I am blessed to have so many wonderful friends in my life, many of who I know I can call/text/facebook/skype at the drop of a hat and that they will be there to answer with wonderful words of wisdom.

Problem is.. (that was pointed out to me during a recent deep and meaningful conversation full of wonderful advice with my bestie) is that sometimes I ask too many people for advice, get too many opinions and then talk myself out of making the decision on my own and then do nothing or confuse myself even more.

Image source
Perhaps this is why??? lol....

What's the best advice someone has given you? Are you an adviceaholic like me? Head over the My Home Truths and make your confession today!

Friday 18 October 2013

to talk about the things I know this week...

....I am totally hooked on my new CD which is the soundtrack to 'Nashville' a TV show that I am also totally hooked on...problem is it is Volume 2, so now I am in search for where I can find Volume 1!

....I am soooo tired of being soooo tired.

....dealing with insurance companies is beyond frustrating but it's one of those necessary evils.

....sometimes you just have to have a day off.

....I went to a travel agent last excited about what might be on the horizon. :-)

....working with some of these teenagers has made me realise that I was a relatively 'normal' teenager (whatever that is!)

....I really really want Taylor (or Dami) to win XFactor.

....I am reading 2 books at the moment that are providing me with plenty of thoughts.... One is called The Happiness Trap.

....One thing that stood out for me in one part of the chapter is Myth no.4. You should be able to control what you think and feel. It's a myth because truth be known we have less control over our thoughts and feelings than we would like. Interesting reading..

....being the only non-pregnant female at antenatal classes is kinda awkies! lol...

....that I am not sure 'everything happens for a reason' because I can't think of a reason a mother would have to lose her son in such a horrible accident :-('s been a week since my last post and I hate that when I am tired/busy it's my blog that is the first to suffer. :-(

....I should quit my day job and become a plumber! $77 for a 5 minute plunger job!!! wtf?? (and apparently that was 'mates rates!')

....that things are a little haywire in my life at the moment but it's nothing compared to what those poor people in the NSW bushfires have had to face

....that we all have our own demons to deal with.

 ...that I am teaming up with Rhianna over at A Parenting Life with other people who know stuff!!

What do you know this week???
A Parenting Life Things I Know 

and With Some Grace for FYBF!

Friday 11 October 2013

for another FFS edition

I don't/didn't intend for my blog to become and whingy whiney place where I poured out all my life's problems and dilemmas for the world to read (and probably roll their eyes at and say 'get over it woman') but there are times when you just have to throw your arms in the air and say
(trust me if I could make this bigger I would!)

So thank god for Dear Baby G's FFS link up!

On a scale of 1 to Sucks Arse (which is a legitimate scale of comparison - I said so!) 2013 is shaping up to being pretty close to the Sucks Arse end of the scale. 

There has been so much going on, especially in the last couple of months, that it really has gone beyond a joke! It seems (and I know it's a slight exaggeration) that with just about every phone call I take or envelope I open it brings more FFS news! 

Now some of these FFS moments I can't even write about on my own blog because I decided, in my wisdom, to tell the world (my real world) about my blog. That was something I have regretted every now and then, I even did a blog post about that! 

Recent FFS moments include;
  • having to evict the tenants from my rental property
  • finding that they lived like disgusting pigs for the past 4 years
  • having to spend countless $$$$ fixing up their feralness
  • arguing with the Real Estate and Insurance Company
  • receiving an unexpected $600 bill
  • receiving my new lease and finding out my landlord is increase the rent by $30 a week! 
  • now having to find somewhere else to live because F him!
  • a parent making a formal complaint about my Principal and I that was so full of BS it was laughable....was!
  • finding out I don't have to have an interview for my job (no FFS) but that it will take approximately another 6 weeks for them to decide what I'll be doing next year
  • .................................... and the list goes on........
I swear if another teenager walks into my office and whinges that 'school sux' or has a cry that 'Biology is too hard' or 'Mrs So-and-So is picking on me!' I may just lose my shit at them!

I know that I need to to focus on the positives in my life and that things aren't all bad and that things will get better and blah blah blah, but for right now you'll find me sulking in the corner stomping my foot saying F YOU Universe! It's probably best you leave me there for now!  

 Dear Baby G


Monday 7 October 2013

for the soundtrack of my life..

 This week over at My Home Truths, Kirsty asked us to confess the soundtrack of our lives... so here goes... short and sweet and the first song that always come to mind!!!!

The soundtrack of my life in 1:53..... <--- click there!

Which song best describes you and/or your life...?

Wednesday 2 October 2013

to ROCK!

On Saturday my friend and I went to CMC Rocks North Queensland!!! The day was unreal for this little country music tragic! Some of the biggest Australian country music artists were there as well as some awesome international acts! Here's some piccies for this Wordless Wednesday!

Ready to ROCK!!
Just a little bit excited!

Jasmine Rae
McAlister Kemp (one of my FAVE Aussie bands!!)

Was SO excited to meet the boys after their performance!
They were SO lovely and even remembered seeing me rocking out
and thanked me for coming to see them! haha...
Corb Lund

Morgan Evans

Sara Evans

The Wolfe Brothers

Alan Jackson!... dirty feet after standing on them for over 12 hours
but it was soooo worth every minute!!!!

Linking up with other Wordless Wednesdayers!

Twinkle In The Eye    My Little Drummer Boys