Monday, 16 September 2013

Happy 40th Birthday

My brother would have been 40 today.  Wow, where does the time go?  Wasn't it only yesterday he was throwing footballs at my head, scribbling on the walls and telling mum I did it, or hiding my Dolly magazines so I couldn't find them.

Of course I say "would have been" because as many of you know he passed away over 3 years ago now after a brief but seriously strong bout of depression that caused him to end his life.

So apologies while I hi-jack the blog today to be a little self-indulgent and a little bit sad and a little bit nostalgic.......Happy Birthday Damien.  We miss you every day.


And while I'm being self-indulgent let me also take a moment to give a couple of organisations out there a plug (and a thank you) for all the wonderful work they do.

Beyond Blue and R U OK Foundation.

Thanks, and remember, you don't have to wait till National R U OK Day, ask someone every day R U Ok?

Amanda

Friday, 13 September 2013

Diary of Teenage Garbage Disposal Unit

Those of you that follow our Facebook page will be well aware of the goings-on when it comes to my children.  The hot topic this week was "where do you hide the snacks?".  This was brought on by my sheer and utter frustration at coming home with bags full of groceries only to find that half the school snacks are gone a day after I buy them!!!!!

It's bad enough that all the 2-minute noodles, meat pies, pizza snacks, and apples are gone - but not the school snacks too.  Honestly, what's a mum to do. Drink?

Yet, from that little question came a wonderful world full of information about some seriously cool hiding spots - none better than the Vege Crisper.  Because really, what child is going to look in the vege crisper?  Why hadn't I thought of that?  No honestly, why?  All these months of hiding things on top of the fridge (found that one), in the cupboard above the stove (found that one), in the back of the pantry (hah, he found that one in 5min flat)........but the vege crisper......he'll never think to look in there.



So to those mums out there that are much smarter more cunning than me, from the bottom of my heart - I THANK YOU.  My days are now filled watching my tween hang off the fridge/pantry/cupboard doors whining that there is nothing to eat while I quietly smile to myself thinking, yep, ain't mum's great.

Amanda

PS - Got an even better hiding spot?  Don't hold out on me - share it please.

Thursday, 12 September 2013

I'm Back

After being MIA for quite a few months I thought it was high time I picked up the pen keyboard and started writing some stuff.  Mainly because I'm kind of in the mood again.


Random cute photo of a couple of hippo's hanging out just coz it made me smile

Without boring you all together with the sad and sorry story of my life over the last few months, lets just say, a mini melt-down, a heart issue, a stay in the cardiac ward in hospital for a few days (which included a dead body, tourettes, the police, and a lunatic - hey, there's another blog post in itself), letting myself get far too stressed and trying to do far too much.....I'm back baby!!!!!

Okay, that was said typed with lots of gusto, but have to admit, probably not quite feeling all that gusto, but hey,a girls gotta start somewhere right!!!

So, tell me what I've missed out there in blogging world.  What's been happening?  

Amanda


photo credit: Smile via Photopin