Thursday, September 29, 2011

Thankful Thursday- my children

This thursday I am thankful for my two children.

The other day a friend said to me

"I feel sorry for you having to deal with your two all day. It is hard enough that I have mine of a night"

I was dumbstruck, what do you say to that.

Yes my two have issues and at times are hard work
They are what makes me a mum
They are little special people who help me to stop and smell the flowers
To help me notice the little things of life
They make me laugh everyday.

And they are only little for such a little time

I am one of those mothers who cant imagine a day without seeing their smiling faces.

I may love their day care days, but I do miss them and cant wait to pick them up.

So this Thursday I am thankful for just having my two children.
They make my world go round.

This week Thankful Thursday is over at Diary of a SAHM so go check it out

Sarah xx

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Wordless Wednesday, Fiji flowers

Fiji flowers

Just some pics of the beautiful flowers I snapped while we were in Fiji last month.

Joining in for Wordless Wednesday Go over to My Little Drummer Boys for more great Wordless Wednesdays

Sarah xx

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Thankful Thursday- R U OK

So today is RUOK? Day
It is also a Thankful Thursday so I thought I would blend the two

So I am thankful for great organisations such as RUOK? to help promote and encourage people to say to each other R U OK?
In our society there is such a stigma around depression, mental health and suicide. That many people prefer to think we all live in that happy land.
Well you know what we dont all live in that happy land and it is just so important that we check in with each other and say
Hey are you ok?

Currently today I can  say
Yes I think I am ok. 
I suffer from depression and have a mental illness but today I am doing ok.

As part of todays RUOK? Day I looked at myself to check that I was ok. And I think it is something we all need to do. We need to take 5 minutes and question ourselves honestly  and ask Am I Ok?

So on this Thankful Thursday I am thankful for RUOK? Day

I am thankful for Bunnings in getting some plants in to help my garden grow and improve my own mental health.

But I am NOT thankful to whichever dog is sitting next to me with REALLY bad wind. Which is not good for my health in general.

For more thankful thursdays go over and see Kate Says Stuff (and see some cute photos)


For really great, touching honest stories go over to My Big Nutshell for the RUOK? blog hop

Sarah xx

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Things I know- a drs visit

This week I know a few things from my previously mentioned impending Drs visit

I know
On Thursday I went to the Drs with 2 little people in tow.
The Dr (who on a good day runs at an hour late) was only about 20 min late
The Princess without fail does the most horrid clear the room poo in her nappy just 5 minutes before been called in
The mother (me) without fail left the nappy bag in the car.
The Princess does this WITHOUT FAIL at EVERY Drs appt.
The Mother (me again)  WITHOUT FAIL leaves the nappy bag in the car
On that rare occasion I feel like been a pack horse and taking the nappy bag with me. She does nothing.

I also know from that Drs visit, that
I have suspected Carpal tunnel syndrome
That the splints I am hopefully picking up today cosy $45 each
I maybe should have gone to the Drs about this pins and needles in my hands when it first started happening (ummmm well over 12 moths ago)

I also know I got a lot of pieces of paper for vaious more tests to be done
So I know I need a medical $$$$$ tree.

I also know excitedly that I got the letter to go see my gyno/ivf specalist/ob
So we can go for baby number 3 next year
I know that some days I am crazy to think about having a 3rd
But most days I know it is just so exciting that I just cant wait!!!!!

Wow I know a lot of ramblings this week, just from a drs visit.
For more Things people know go over and see Shae from Yay for Home

Sarah xx

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Thankful Thursday- Other mothers

Other Mothers

This morning was one of thise mornings.
Mr Magoo wasnt feeling well (a result of sensory overload from our Sydney trip)
The Princess told me she wasnt sick but didnt want to go to school (day-care)

So the result ment no OT or day-care for the day. So out the window goes my oh so busy day of food shopping, cleaning and catch up stuff. And come later today I will have to drag these 2 to my Drs appt that I have needed to wait for weeks for.

I grumbled to my SIL, she offers to come and look after the kids so I can go alone to the Drs and to do the shopping. She lives over 2 hours away.  How fantastic is that sort of offer.  Of course I told her no. But somehow it made me feel a bit better that someone would come to my aid. (Did I mention she has 6 kids and a super busy life)

Then taking 5 minutes out to catch up on a few blogs I found this post It is from the wonderful Naomi from Seven Cherubs
Please go read it. It is one of those posts that make you feel like a normal mother. All mothers have those moments of pure exhaustion and we all cry. Plus read the comments. More reminders of how all mothers have our moments.

So today on this Thankful Thursday I am thankful to other mothers and helping me to feel normal.

For more thankful thursdays go over and check out Kate's link up.

Sarah xx

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Thursday Thursday

In all honestly I will be so thankful if this post gets posted.

Yes I have been quiet,
 the reason is

I live in the 2% of Australia that has CRAP Internet service. And for the last two weeks it has been excelling itself in the crap-o-meter.

Officially I dont live in that 2% but due to a hill somewhere over there ????? it causes us to have crap internet.
Oh and mobile phone service is crap too. (I am one of those people who walks around the house texting people and between messages waving the phone round in the air trying to get it sent and please dont all in winter as it is so cold standing outside to talk)
sad but true.

Oh and it is the first day of SPRING   YAY so that is enought reason in itself to be

Go over and see Kate (she has exciting news) and also see what others have to be thankful for on this fine Thursday.

Just adding that I am thankful for uploading a pic for this post yay (huge step forward in putting out a post)

Sarah xx