The best bit was coming home and flaking on the couch under the aircon. The kids and I, all in the same room but all on different media. I nodded off while watching Star Trek Movie, Ethan was watching youtube clips about NERF Gun assault tactics when killing zombies on my laptop with the headphones on and Alex was busy exploring her iPod Touch. Didn't speak much but we were all in the same room which was the best bit :o) Today I will do more relaxing, read the instructions and recipe books for my George Foreman haul (as I've got big plans for a healthier eating plan for both myself and the kids for 2010 and beyond) and get a cardio workout in this evening. Perfect!
Saturday, December 26, 2009
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
I got the ideas from Em and Ali after their comments on a post about my new gym a while back. Have been too lazy to put them up.I hope everyone's Christmas prep is going well . I finished the last of my Christmas shopping yesterday but still waiting on one of the boys presents to arrive from the UK..not holding out for that one. Might print up a photo of the present and wrap that instead.Well I'm being badgered to get off here 'cos someone wants to go onto Second Life and into his Tardis he created. I'm going to have a lie down and watch a movie...ahh.....holidays....x
Friday, December 18, 2009
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009
EDIT - for those of you reading this out of context, the drugs in question were anti-anxiety meds I'd been on for 8 years.
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
I met him on RSVP, thought his profile was interesting and sent him a 'kiss'.
He replied to my kiss via email and we continued with half a dozen emails over a couple of days. We seem to be very compatible and things were going nicely. Then out of the blue he sends me an email saying something like "look, you're not really what I'm looking for, I won't waste anymore of your time".
O...k...... (fuck fuck fuck fuck!!! I really liked this one!!)
Being, ME, I couldn't let that one go and obsessed about it for about...5 minutes, before I wrote back (like a loooozer) saying that 'I hoped it wasn't 'blah blah blah' because I was only joking and I think it may have given you the wrong impression".
He actually replied saying that it was not 'blah blah blah', it was 'this other thing' I'd said. I'm not going to go into what I said. It was a stoopid and irrelevant thing to say but there was no malicious intent behind it...he thought there was.
So..again, me being ME, I had to reply and tell him that I had meant no offence. At this stage I realised I had to pretty much pull something out of the hat to get him back onside. I didn't want to risk another 'rejection' email though so I ended my email with what amounted to an invitation, an insult and a challenge, all rolled into one sentence...ending with my mobile number.
And what do you know?...it worked!
He texted me a barrage of abuse. I insulted him back...text...text..text and then he called.
We had a bit of a laugh about my dirty tactics (he knew EXACTLY what I was trying to get him to do) and then chatted for an hour.
I quite like him. He's a Social Worker. He's also a single dad, having brought up his 17 year old son on his own. He's got a great sense of humour, he's totally politically incorrect and incredibly passionate about what he does for a living.The conversation finished up with "I enjoyed our chat" (me) "Me too" (him).
I have no idea if I will hear from him again or if I'm still in the rejection basket. I did very well to not text him yesterday and will just suck it up and try not to analyse the crap out of it like I usually do. But of course I am really really hoping to hear from him before the weekend.
Meanwhile 6'5" 'wall o' man' still wants to take me out for coffee and I kinda promised him I'd get back to him after exams with a definite day/time we could meet....but all I can think about is Social Worker Guy.
I don't know what's happened to Oil Rig Guy. He's a bit of a worry...always online on RSVP, a bit of a player I think. He popped up to say hi the other day and I don't even think he remembered 'which one' I was. He may be slightly senile I think.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
What? Yeah I know this isn't the personal ads, but I'm just saying.
(call me: 555-C-O-U-G-A-R)
What? Yeah I know this isn't the personal ads, but I'm just saying.
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
So I FINALLY got the garage unpacked and sorted. Fuck I'm tired and sore.
But I can start training again now thank g.a.w.d. 'cos I'm in so much pain at the moment I need to start getting my body moving again or everything is going to sieze up.
That's the garage and I LOVE it. It's double car length, opens up at both ends and it's under the house. We had a 37C day here a couple of weeks ago and it was SO cool under there.
I can open either the western or eastern end, depending where the sun is but it's wonderful when I can open both ends and let the breeze through. Just can't do that at night in case there are perves walking past the house (on a main road).
Here are some photos.
Yes, that is indeed a wall of firefighters....
Monday, November 9, 2009
Thanks Kerry! You've snapped me out of it.
Been trying to pull my finger out but have not been totally committed to the cause.
Hmm..lose another 15kg - great for my health, my fitness, my strength, my fibromyalgia and my mental health. ALL of that was still not working for me.
But, to get my arse into gear to become A SEXY BITCH - has done it! Just like that!
I am sexual being. I want to flirt, I want to get the boobies out, I want to hairflick, I want to wear sexy clothes - I WANT MANFLESH DAMMIT!!!!
Going to get down to the 60's by Christmas (or near enough) via my low carb plan and then up the carbs/cals and hit the weights just in time for the silly season. I need more muscle!
That is all.
Friday, November 6, 2009
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Monday, November 2, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Yeah it's a rental...yeah it's not perfect. But, it's lifted my mood like nothing else has lately and been quite instrumental in my decision to change EVERYTHING. I just spent half an hour pruning 10 Bird of Paradise plants out on the front. No, we haven't got daylight savings...don't need it as because we are on a main road (only really busy in rush hour) we have huge orange streetlights right outside our house ALL night. It's kinda comforting and I feel quite secure with them on. The house has one less room than the other place, ie no big utility room out the back for the kids PC, xbox, ironing board...blah blah, but the rest of the house is so big and spacious (even the entrance hall and passageways) that we can fit more stuff in the rooms. I really do feel happy here. It's only a couple of hundred metres down the road from major shopping complex/cinema. Only 300m walk to primary school and 100m to the high school. It's on a hill so the yard is split level with stairs and awesome old fashioned plants like wisteria, hibiscus, money plants (squashed pea plants) roses, an umbrella tree and camellias but there's no lawn to look after (yays!) It also has front and back verandahs that are just begging for someone to be sitting and having a cuppa in the morning or a wine in the evening. Perfect for summer! So, yes. Happy. Calm too. Had a bit of an incident tonight when I usually would have lost the plot but I handled it well. And as well as coming off the meds I'm also PMS'ing..and I still didn't snap. Hmmmm...interesting.
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Things came to a head when I left my husband in 2001. I had a little brain snap and could not sleep for nearly 3 weeks. My well meaning doctor at the time put me on anti-depressants to help me sleep, he also told me it was help with my anxiety, which it did after a couple of weeks.