Monday, March 31, 2008

Fantastic Blog

I've found this wonderrful fantastic blog.

I was looking for a home made washing liquid recipie for the laundry and stumbled upon Rhondah's blog. She's a aussie, which makes it all the more relevent to me.

Friday, March 28, 2008

We live a very privileged life here in Australia. Life is good. Ok we have our bad days, days where we would rather roll back into bed, days where only a good cry will do and days where you wonder what is the point. But on the whole life is good. We have access to beautiful homes, freedom, opportunities and clean drinking water.

And it's also easy to forget just how good we all have it. It's easy to indulge (because that is what it is) in self pity, in why me-isms, and sometimes it takes far more effort to be happy with what we have, rather than bemoan what we don't have.

Remember, nothing last forever, what goes around comes around and God will never give you more than you can handle. And if your not a God person then, replace God with whatever you believe in, or just have faith in yourself that you are like a willow branch in that in a strong wind you will bend and creak, but you will not snap.

And when you do start feeling sorry for yourself, or you aren't appreciating the life you have, take a look around you, I promise you, you will find someone worse off. If you want to find that someone and feel good about lending a hand check out

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Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
Margaret Mead

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

10 Things to be Thankful for

For March

1. Feeling my baby kick and move.

2. Hearing my baby girl say, "Help mama please"

3. A beautiful sewing machine.

4. Great podcasts.

5. A safe community in that I can walk the dog in the evening and not feel unsafe.

6. Communtiy events like fireworks and live bands put on free by my local council.

7. Juicy sweet apples.

8. Support of family when I really need them.

9. My son's love of board games

10. Autumn and it's releif that comes after a long hot summer.

#28 Progress report

My husband is not lazy. Just terribly unmotivated. So when I put on my list of 101 things in 1001 days, get the decking done between the shed and vegie patch, I was prepared to have to nag to get it done. I was even prepared to nag a lot.

I'm happy to say it's half done, the deck timber just has to go on top now, and I didn't have to nag, well not very much anyway.

And even though my husband and I have differing ideas on how much should be decked (me: whole lot, husband: pave the patch where that red rocker is in the picture), it at least has been started.

#10 Random Act of Kindness

A girl I don't really know needed to sell 83 boxes of chocololates. So I offered to buy to whole boxes from her :)

#5 Go see a band

Go see a band.

Have seen a couple now, all free. Yay!

Monday, March 10, 2008

Wednesday, March 5, 2008


Paid an extra $30 on the morgage today. From little things big things grow. :)