• Getting out of bed in the morning

    Saturday, April 30, 2016 Permalink

    I’ve talked here often of my insomnia. But no matter how tired I’ve been I can usually drag myself out of bed in the morning because the black fizzy goodness that is Vanilla Diet Coke awaited me on the other side of slumber.

    I’m not a tea or coffee drinker (and dislike hot drinks in general) so diet coke in various forms has been my go-to morning drink for decades.

    I gave it up for about 3mths back in 2011, and have attempted to do so again and again since.

  • Duckhead

    Thursday, April 28, 2016 Permalink

    I was babysitting Pickle, my favourite 4yr old recently. I’ve mentioned before that I’m a sucker at bedtime… always extending the agreed 2 books into 3 or 4 and perhaps a made-up story or two.

    I’d already heard about that week’s daycare incident. My friend had been unhappy at the events but mentioned she had to try not to laugh when Pickle went into detail. So I should have been prepared….

  • Buyer’s remorse

    Saturday, April 23, 2016 Permalink

    I’ve talked a bit here about the fact I’ve been contemplating putting my place on the market and moving.

    It’s been a bittersweet decision as I currently live right opposite the beach with one of the best views in my seachange town.

    But last week I put in an offer on another place – which wasn’t accepted – but was (nevertheless) the catalyst for me to go ahead and list my place for sale.

  • Martyrdom

    Friday, April 22, 2016 Permalink

    My last two Friday posts have referenced an interview between Elizabeth Gilbert and Brene Brown. As I’ve mentioned, I find both women inspiring in terms of their outlook(s) and approaches to life and creativity.

    And I swear this will be the last time I mention that podcast but I couldn’t let it go without mentioning yet another point of discussion… related to martyrdom.

  • Wordless Wednesday – Work tripping

    Wednesday, April 20, 2016 Permalink

    I’ve mentioned a few times that I started a new part-time job in February. It’s only 5 days a fortnight so leaves me plenty of time for other stuff. It’s a regional position of sorts so has – however – required some travel.

    And unlike some of my previous careers requiring overseas travel, this has involved lengthy lone drives to various parts of the region.

  • My biggest roadblock

    Monday, April 18, 2016 Permalink

    Kirsty’s prompt for this week’s confessional asks us to share our biggest roadblock.

    I had a post all planned – about my writing – and the fact that I don’t even try. I blithered about my fear of failure and my apathy but… the post wallowed in my drafts folder and I didn’t get it finished before heading off on a long long work trip yesterday.

    It gave me time to think however… and I realised, if I’m really being honest, my biggest roadblock – when it comes to life in general – is my weight.

  • Just call me Goldilocks

    Wednesday, April 13, 2016 Permalink

    Once upon a time there were three bears. And a girl. The mother, father and baby bear went out… ummm… somewhere-or-other… and the girl – Goldilocks – wandered past and found their door unlocked. Or something….

  • On being an imposter

    Monday, April 11, 2016 Permalink

    I thought I’d continue with a couple of themes I’ve raised recently on the blog.

    I almost ventured onto this topic when I wrote about adulting… and the fact that – at 48yrs of age – I tend to look around for the adult in the room when things get too complicated.

    And then there was last week’s post about failure.