Today I’m thinking about what I could do to make the world a better place. This isn’t the sort of thing I usually think about when I’m making kids’ lunches (usually then I’m thinking about why I didn’t go to bed earlier). Or when I’m driving the girls to town (contemplating then why I didn’t … Continue reading What could you do to make the world a better place?
An ex-boyfriend once accused me of tiring of things quickly. ‘You get sick of cutting your fingernails,’ he said. ‘And there are only ten of them.’ (He was right in a way, I did get tired of him quickly.) I thanked him very much. It was one of the nicest things anyone had ever said … Continue reading Talking about things isn’t actually getting them done
I read something somewhere about -- do I start all my conversations like that? I think I do -- allowing more time to do the things you want to do, and how it makes you happy. Or happier. Or something. Today I was making lunches for school and kinder and checking the cuff of Elsie’s … Continue reading This is as good as it gets
Sometimes when I’m pulling out another load of tangled, wet clothes, I want to turn my head to the side and slam it onto the top of the washing machine. But I don’t. I carry the basket out to the clothes line and start trying to figure out which things can share pegs because the … Continue reading Anyone else had a bad day this week?
Eight years ago I learned that I wasn’t the most important thing in the world. In the days to follow, I learned that premature babies aren’t just small. That a birth can be celebrated and grieved. In the months to follow, I learned that my vision of perfect was appallingly naive; medical staff warn of … Continue reading Eight years of lessons I didn’t know I needed
I got a ukulele for my birthday. Since then I’ve been spending more time trying to learn how to spell it than I have how to play it. Source: Pinterest I’d never touched a ukulele before my birthday but the week before the big day, I went into a music shop and announced to the … Continue reading 2 reasons I’m smiling this week
How do you know if someone is a vegan? Don't worry, they'll tell you. I don't know any vegans and I don't have a problem with anyone's food choices, so I probably shouldn't have smiled at that joke. I thought that the joke would be just as true if it asked 'How do you know … Continue reading Why I didn’t smile at you in the supermarket this week
On our way to the Bruce Springsteen concert, we remembered our tickets were still on top the fridge back home. Another time I went to Bendigo for the day, and my handbag was still on the kitchen table. Aside from incidences like those, I’m usually pretty organised and reliable. Like this morning. We slept in. … Continue reading 3 mistakes already and it was only 8.30am
I have this really bad habit. I let the surfaces in the living area of our house (lounge room floor, coffee table, kitchen table and kitchen bench (actually add the top of the microwave and the top of the fridge)) get really messy. We all know roughly where something is when we want it, but … Continue reading I need to break a bad habit – what do you need to work on?