Wednesday, March 23, 2011

haircut & a birthday...

I did promise Bonnie that I wouldn't cut my hair until the Easter school holidays. It was soooooo 'long' (for me) & thick & heavy & frustrating & made me feel frustrated!!! Yesterday I was in a lot of joint pain (Lupus?) & in the shower this morning as I struggled to wash my thick hair & looked in the mirror I decided that enough was enough & I had to break that promise...she will be sad but I am feeling so much happier. AND since we are camping very soon this will be much easier to take care of in & out of the water...can you see the sparkle back in my eyes again?

Today my little boy has turned SEVEN!!

Can't believe it...this little one that was so prayed for, & hoped for is parents were right, the years DO go fast...

Thursday, March 17, 2011

* watching * hoping * praying *

Struggling to think today...

My head feels "fluffy" & I feel sore & weak today. I am finding this year quite hard...I feel really sucked dry of energy. Perhaps the last few years is catching up with me...

In the face of what is happening around the world of course it is nothing & I hesitate to even write about it, but it recently took me ages to get over a simple flu - a week of feeling ok & then it seems to have come back. Perhaps the Lupus is not as under control as I thought it was...

But I have life & breath, I have a house, a husband, sweet children to hug & hold me. I am blessed more that I ever dreamed I could be...but a day is hard with a fluffy brain :-)

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

A beautiful prayer for Japan...

Can't believe my SIL was living right near where the epicenter glad she's back in Australia, but so heartbroken for all the people in the middle of so much heartache over there...

Thursday, March 3, 2011


Guess what today is?
A special birthday!
Although I still have this dreadful flu/sore throat I am so blessed. This morning I got breakfast in bed with big hugs from my two precious children - who I didn't know that I would have at one stage. They are my little miracles. I got hugs from my amazing husband who is still here - alive - after such illness & horror. I am surrounded by blessings every glad to be heading into this decade of my life. The body isn't as good as it used to be, but the brain has learnt so much over the years...
Hippo Birdy 2 mee!

Found this on a website somewhere...many of these aren't in my top 40 is too short & precious to be petty...but I thought I'd throw it up here...
1.) Peace of mind (and a piece of property).
2.) A will.
3.) Willpower.
4.) A savings account in your own name (and an IRA in the name of your future security).
5.) A mammogram.
6.) A manicure (not to mention a pedicure, a facial and a massage--all on the same day).
7.) A set of matching luggage.
8.) A ticket to some exotic place to unpack it.
9.) A great hairdresser, gynecologist and stockbroker.
10.) A passionate, fiery, unforgettable love affair.
11.) A little black dress that makes you look five pounds thinner.
12.) A sense of humor, style and purpose.
13.) A selfish streak.
14.) A spiritual foundation that gets you through a very bad night without going crazy.
15.) A facial foundation that gets you through a very long day without going ashy.
16.) A good bra.
17.) A good spa.
18.) A library card (used often).
19.) A credit card (used sparingly).
20.) At least one person in your life who says: "You call, I come."
21.) Good body language (multilingual!).
22.) A broken heart and the knowledge you can survive it.
23.) A cause celebre (domestic violence, infant mortality, save the whales--your choice).
24.) A personal relationship with God.
25.) A personal trainer.
26.) Selective amnesia ("What Saturday morning meeting?").
27.) Gall.
28.) A good skin-care regimen.
29.) The ability to converse on any subject without benefit of concrete knowledge or access to facts.
30.) A shocking secret.
31.) A pair of silk pajamas.
32.) A lifetime membership in at least one organization dedicated to uplifting Black folks (e.g., National Council of Negro Women, the NAACP).
33.) The phone number of someone who is good with their hands.
34.) At least one drop-dead, don't-speak-to-me-because-you-know-you-don't-know-me gorgeous photo of yourself.
35.) A friendship that has stood the test of time.
36.) One last chance to tell the guy you were crazy about in your 20s who treated you like cigarette ashes on the floor what you were too dumb to know when he walked out with your heart in his hands: "Thank you, thank you, thank you."
37.) A soul mate.
38.) Faith, hope and a good fantasy.
39.) A dream.
40.) A plan to make it come true.
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