Wednesday, January 26, 2011

early birthday celebrations...

The best part about having a hangover is the journey you took to get it!!

Celebrated my birthday early last night - in style. Friends hire a limo to drive us to the restaurant as a surprise for me. Was such a gorgeous and generous, and unexpected gift.

I had such a brilliant time last night. Was what I needed to do - be frivolous and silly, and misbehave.... are feeling rather ordinary right now... but it was oh so worth it!!

 the only way to travel ... limo with a glass of bubbles!!

 well have to see if I get a copy of the matching one of this... the one anna is taking a photo of!

 rosy drunken grins...

 have absolutely no idea what this was - some fruit slushy cocktail thing which was very delish!

well ... don't really need to say anything do I.... :-)

Monday, January 24, 2011

42 before 42... revisited..

So, its a new year, and my birthday is less then a week away. thought I would revisit my "bucket list", and update what may have been done - in the process of doing - or have changed my mind about...

1. finish the teachers aide course and have a job ( are rethinking this one - not sure I want to do the teacher's aide course... the job thing I still want to do though)

2. sold some of my paintings.

3 get divorced (that process has been started officially today. before I can get divorced I have to have children's orders in place. Today I went and started the mediation process that will get the children's orders completed - which then means I can file for divorce!!)

4 sorted out my health (I had blood tests late last year - and sugars were good, iron levels crap, and cholestrol levels too high - but at least I have something to work with. I have a doctor's appoitnemnet tomorrow to review my medication, and discuss my increased anxiety at the moment)

5. be exercising on the Wii at least 3 times a week

6. Learn how to dance at dance classes

7. have a firm stomache

8. grown my hair (this is a work in progress - I have been to the hairdressers, and as hard as it was I just got a trim - didn't get it all cut off!!)

9. be wearing contacts lenses again

10 at least once a month be doing something that is all about me - massage, live theatre, etc etc

11. gone on holiday somewhere by myself

12. gone on holiday with the kids (are in the process of booking a holiday for the september school holidays to day dream island!!!!)

13 fallen in love with someone who values, respects, adores me (well... um... have met someone, who I like ALOT... guess we will have to wait and see where it goes from here....)

14 saved $2000

15 have my tattoo on my wrist finished.(Booked in for this wednesday!!!) Its done!! and I love it! check out here to see the finished work.

16. had my tattoo on my side added to

17. culled all the unwanted, un-needed "things" in my life OUT

18. have a vege and herb garden productive

19. learn how to crochet re-enrolled in uni tattoo on base of spine.

22. have finished all the unfinished projects that I have - or gotten rid of them

23. get a new bed

24. get a dresser

25. double bed for laura

26. nose pierced

27.make all christmas and birthday presents for this year

28 reduce internet/phone/mobile/electricity costs and save the difference

29. gone to dreamworld/seaworld/wet'n'wild with the kids on a mini holiday (I brought the VIP for myself and the kids for christmas - which doesn't expire until 30 June. So far we have been to Movieworld, and Seaworld, and L and N went to wet'n'wild with friends. I going to let N take a "mental health day" and him and I are going to head to Movieworld and have a day together.)

30. looked into getting a new to me car

31 learn to salsa

32 start zumba classes

33 water colour painting classes

34 Mosiac classes

35 Art workshops. (have THREE booked!! One this coming Saturday - working with mixed media, and two more in February!!)

36 Go whale watching this season

37 climb Mt Cooroora ( I recently got half way up... and will get to the top!!)

38 learnt a natural alternative to get, and keep my anxiety under control

39 by the end of the year moved house.

40 re-enrolled into uni to finish my teaching degree

41 started writing "my story", possibily in collorboration with my therapist.

42 have a big party for my 42nd birthday!!!
Still have a few to think of ..........

Sunday, January 23, 2011

end of the school holidays...

I can't believe that I haven't posted for weeks... I realised that the last time I posted was the beginning of the school holidays. so it's only fitting that I post at the end...

its been an interesting time in my house over the last six weeks. L and N were both so tired after the end of the school year that for the first week we just read and read and read... and hung around the house. helped that it was raining non - stop.

Then my mum arrived on the 20th December for christmas, and is still here, til the first week in February... I thiknk... I HOPE!! Its been good having her here, but I'm very ready to have my house back!!!

the rain hasn't stopped, and caused flooding to 75% of the state - including me. we were flooded in for nearly a week, lost power for 3.5 days, and phone and net access for a week and half. mild compared to what alot of other experienced ... but nearly sent me nuts!!

in amongst the drama of the flooding and rain, we have managed to do several things - movies, movieworld, seaworld, picnics....

moving onto my list of 42 things... starting with getting my tattoo finished, and doing art classes in February...

lots more to tell.. but are so tired that i dont have the energy....


Blog Design by Sommerfugl Design