This is my first link up with the girls from the #1 Word Blog LinkUp and my word for the week is "reality". It took me a moment to get my head around the concept of reality, but I think it comes back to is "what is real?" In this postmodern world we live in it seems to be about the image we project to others - "the wrapper is the reality" (in other words what is on show is what we want others to believe is our true self and our true life) As long as the wrapper appears pretty, it covers all the stuff happening on the inside.
Wednesday, 29 April 2015
Sunday, 26 April 2015
Friday, 24 April 2015
I could understand it more if they had a Passion that was wildly exciting or even better - an altruistic Passion like caring for a loved one, or sending money to refugee camps, or volunteering at their local hospital etc, but some of the Passions I've had friends go into raptures over include.....
Wednesday, 22 April 2015
Monday, 20 April 2015
Saturday, 18 April 2015
I'm not sure if I am the only midlifer stuck in a fairly monotonous job. I have been working in reception at an orthodontist's office for eight years. I've hung in there through thick and thin but I'm starting to feel like the time to move on is looming.
Tuesday, 14 April 2015
|mum, Erin and me ~ or as we refer to it ~ past, present, future|
Labels: family & friends
Saturday, 11 April 2015
I love this quote and particularly the part that reads......"where my heart is full, my body loved, and my soul is understood." I think this is the cry of every woman's heart. We long for a connection and a depth to our relationships. The sadness and pathos in this quote comes from that deep longing for one special person who will be our home.
Friday, 10 April 2015
As I mentioned a couple of days ago, my sorry saga of life as a gardener is the source of much hilarity within my family. I have the unenviable skill of killing most plants I come in contact with. I start off with great enthusiasm but seem to kill them either with kindness or neglect.
My husband is somewhat better in the horticulture department - although there is the family legend of the native bush out the front of our last house that wasn't thriving, so he set fire to it......
Wednesday, 8 April 2015
|my good husband using his talents|
I'm not known for my gardening skills (I'll follow this post with one about my legendary lack of horticultural and animal husbandry skills). Fortunately I married a man who is remarkably useful and he has bitten the Easter holiday bullet and is tackling our side garden.
Monday, 6 April 2015
Besides all the chocolate and church of Easter (not to mention those delicious hot cross buns that I can never get enough of!), the other bonus Easter brings is a longer holiday break and the chance for the 'grown and flown' children to come back to the family nest for a visit.
As a mum this is just the best bit ever - all the catching up and hanging out and eating and talking.....
Labels: family & friends
Sunday, 5 April 2015
Saturday, 4 April 2015
Thursday, 2 April 2015
In anticipation of Easter's imminent approach, I went looking for a picture to herald its arrival. I am a sucker for kittens and saw this little guy being the Easter bunny and couldn't help myself.
He linked to a youtube video that showed him frolicking around among the Easter eggs - so kitten + chocolate........what was not to like? I've linked to the video below if you want some Easter cuteness. Once Easter is actually here I'll be linking to a few "deeper" video clips that are special to me.
Happy Easter time! I'm really looking forward to the break and time with my visiting children.