making friends part 2

making friends part 2

  o0o So after talking about how difficult making friends is – and how bloody rubbish I am at it – a strange thing happened the week before last… I had two ‘coffee dates’!! One Friday – one the following Monday. The one on Friday was the second time I… Continue reading »

rough week

rough week

  o0o Its been a rough week, and in all honestly I am still not feeling thoroughly fabulous as I’m still getting over the whole dental debacle and the eventual outcome of same… Its a bit of a dismal day here today which isn’t helping my mood any, and I… Continue reading »

groovy gadgets

groovy gadgets

  o0o Hows this for a groovy gadget?!?? Today a friend posted a picture of something his wife had made at a Simple Living class that she had attended, and I thought it was soooo awesome that I’m wanting to make one too!! Now I just need to carve out… Continue reading »

glad you asked!

glad you asked

    Smoking you ask? Are you still smoking? Wellllll – I’m glad you asked!! It’s a month in (well, 4 weeks lol) – in case you’ve been keeping track – and still she doesn’t smoke! That’s right folks. I’m a month clean!! But what I’m even more incredibly proud… Continue reading »

making friends

friends

  o0o Friends – thats todays subject! Is it just me, or do others find it incredibly hard to make super-close friends? I have a lot of people that I know that I can go have a cuppa, a meal, a wine etc with, or that I chat to with… Continue reading »

the mummas nightmare

Mummas Nightmare

    This morning started in the way no Mothers ever want it to. A missed call on my phone before 7am, and a voice message. Checked the voice message, and it was someone I didn’t know, telling us that our second youngest son had been in a motorbike accident…. Continue reading »

progress

    I’ve spent my “free-time Friday” this week, moving furniture around a bit within our little home. I’ve now made room for my writing desk to go into our living room space so that it will front on to the big glass doors, which means I’ll now have a… Continue reading »

you’re not a burden

. The fact that you’re struggling doesn’t make you a burden. It doesn’t make you unlovable or undesirable or undeserving of care. It doesn’t make you too much or too sensitive or too needy…It makes you human. Everyone struggles. Everyone has a difficult time coping, and at times, we all… Continue reading »

the smoking gun

.   I am a smoker. I won’t be in a weeks time – but today – I am. I had my first ‘serious’ cigarette somewhere around the age of 12, and we’ve been close companions for most of the last 40+ years. I’ve had a few times when I… Continue reading »

opinion piece: bullying?

. There has (rightfully!!) been a lot going on in the media of late – about bullying, which has been particularly spurred on by the tragic suicide of a young country girl, after being horrifically bullied by her peers. Also in the media of late – there has much much… Continue reading »

15 nuggets

.   1. You are not your body and your body is not you but you best look after each other anyway. You might be together for a while. 2. You’ll never have more potential than you do right now, so find a way to use more of what you’ve… Continue reading »

gettin’ closer

.   Its a year on from my “one step at a time” post – and I’m reflecting a bit about where I am now as opposed to this time last year. Some things haven’t yet changed. I am still at my job as a Manager, I am still working… Continue reading »

: strength :

    Strength doesn’t come from what you can do; it comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn’t do. When you are at your lowest point, you are open to the greatest positive change. Happiness is not the absence of problems, but the strength to deal with… Continue reading »

i did it again!

.   It was a bit of a shit ending to 2017 for me… I somehow managed to put my back out again – whilst getting up from the toilet. How does that even happen!?!? I spent that day being pretty damn teary and miserable – I didn’t feel like… Continue reading »

the murky depths [2]

.   In Part 2 we’re ready to talk more about those other things on the list in my previous post, namely: clothing, takeaways (food/coffee), cigarettes/alcohol, car expenses, meals, hairdresser / hair products / mani-pedis, social events and growing-your-own. So – lets get into it!!