Monday, October 1, 2012

And another 5 months down

Wow am I slack.

I recontracted and got an iPhone so switched from android to apple. I have only just thought to download a blogger app. Whoops.

So, life is busy of course. I'm feeling more settled taking care of 4 Children. To be honest it was a tough gig for a long time and I've never felt quite so mentally unstable in my life!! My Mum is fantastic and has been my saving grace and I also have to admit here that my hubby has been brilliant too. They got me through some precarious times.
All this led me to learning to take care of myself. And by this I mean doing things I enjoy. At times it's hard to justify when I have so many things to do and so little time, it's so tempting to just drop the things I had planned to myself.
I have been lucky enough to score a teaching contract from July until the end of the school year. It's brilliant because it is just one day a week. I am teaching Grade 4/5 (10/11 year olds) which is a huge challenge for me. I am much more comfortable with 5-8 year olds! Add to that it is a challenging class anyway makes for some stressful times but it is worth it.
I also took it upon myself to begin going to the gym. Of course I have a few kgs I would like to shift but mostly it was to own my body again. I felt really cumbersome and awkward. I needed to get that athletic feel back. Plus some headspace time is always a bonus. It has worked wonders for me mentally, just having the freedom to listen to my music and connect with it is something I had lost, and missed more than I realised.
So, that's me and where I'm at. 😃

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Another year down the track

Meet Ellie. 10 months old and cute to boot!
I found the Blogger app for my phone, so stay tuned!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Get with it woman!!

Yes I'm busy, bloody hell do I know that. My last post I intended to be the beginning of blogging again....ermm......yes....that went well.

In 16 days, give or take, Little Miss will be here. Holy Hell. That excites me and scares me all at once. I am ready, well let me correct that, I have everything ready to go. Just need her. We still can't agree on a name, so that will be decided when we see her, hopefully then it will just come to us.

I am finding in these last weeks I am very anti-social. I don't want to go out. Taking the kids to school is a real chore, and I find myself trying to put my head down to avoid conversations....which are always the same "still on deck?? how long to go? you must be over it?" I just want to live in my little bubble a little longer......

I'm a little worried I'm not going to cope so well with scares me so much. Not too long ago I was feeling really unbalanced, feeling sure I had some sort of pre-natal depression, it did clear up by itself, but only after an incredibly dificult month or so. I'm worried if I'm not coping so well I'll end up with PND this time around, which isn't to say that PND is wrong....but you know what I mean, of course it's not something I want to deal with by choice. Hopefully Little Miss will arriv and just be perfect and fit into our lives easily. In my world she will feed beautifully, sleep beautifully and never do more than whimper.

16 days to go......

Sunday, March 13, 2011

It's been a year!!

So's been a year (almost) since I posted on here. Jake is about to turn three!!

Lots has happened, biggest of all is that we have a little Miss due in July :) We are very excited an impressed!!

Life has given me personally so many ups and downs in the last year. I went to work, got my first contract for .4 (two days a week). It was tough, a tough school but I plugged on for two terms, only to be told I wasn't needed for the third. This put a spanner in the works.

Just the day after discovering I was pregnant, my much loved Uncle passed away suddenly, shocking us all. The worst part for me was telling the kids, and having them understand it. He was like a Grandfather to them since we moved back down south, and it's the first person they have really lost. That killed me inside, and their heart wrenching sobs just broke my heart even more than it already was. It's easy for me to go a day or so not thinking about it, but then I catch myself going to say something about him or thinking I need to ask him something, and I realise I can't.

A wonderful inspirational online friend of mine passed away suddenly, in tragic circumstances....this hit home a few realities too. I still miss her, she was fabulously unperfect ;)

I also recently lost another friend, who just chose to count me out without even giving me the chance to tell my side of things. This still bugs me a lot. I am upset to think that someone I would consider a close friend thinks so little of me. I can't and won't say too much, only that I did do her wrong in the first place, I will admit that. She saw me painting her badly, when I really thought I was helping her out and saving her a little. I did come clean about it, but I never got the chance to say so. *sigh* anyway, no point dwelling on the past huh?

Things just trundle along here.....we have bad weekends, and others are great. For now things are going well, little Miss is proving to be a settler in our family, at least so far.

I will update some pictures later on, kids have grown so much of course :) Ben and Chloe are both in full-time school and I enjoy spending special time with Jake. Life is busy, and hard financially, but good.


Thursday, March 18, 2010

Jake turns 2!!!

 Yes it's come and gone. As of 7:50am this morning, my baby was officially TWO!!

It's not MY birthday, it's Judy's!!

For some unknown reason Jake is certain it's Aunty Judy's birthday and not his. So on the eve of his 2nd birthday, this is what he had to say.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

A pearl from my TV viewing last night

I intermittently watch Brothers and Sisters. I like it but often forget it's on. Last night after ironing I sat to watch the end of it and amongst my tears (yes I'm a TV sook), this pearl of wisdom was heard.

"Sometimes I look at everyone and the things they have accomplished in their lives and I haven't.

And then I look at one of my kids and I know not a single day has been wasted, and what's important are the days still to come." Nora Walker - Brothers and Sisters.

So very true. I often look particularly at Facebook and all the people I grew up with and went to school with and feel a little envious that they are travelling or have built their dream homes or been successful in their careers.But what I'm doing now, where I am now was my dream. And still is my dream. Since I was young all I wanted to be was a Mum, and then a Teacher ;) But a Mum first. And it's my job to make all the days to come count, each one more than the last.