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Getting my groove back


Well, it’s been an interesting ride moving to the this side of the country. In many ways it might as well have been the other side of the world, though actually that would have been great because it would have meant being close to my sister in London! Anyways, I’ve written a bit about it here on the MOPS Australia blog .

We’ve been here in Brisvegas for ten months, seven of which I’ve been attempting to blog.  I had the privilege to hang out with some bloggers in real life over the weekend. Check out these posts about it by the lovely (blogger event organiser extraordinaire) Danielle  and the bubbly Melissa  🙂

Feeling like I’ve experienced some of the lowest lows that I’ve ever felt recently, I’ve come to the realisation that I need to get more music (that I ENJOY, not just kids stuff) back into my life. As well as getting back into playing in the coming months I thought it would be good to go through our ridiculously large extensive cd collection. I think I’ll call it reDISCovering (pun intended :)). Yeah I know, some of you are thinking  “why don’t you just use I-tunes?” Well, part of the music listening experience for me is admiring the accompanying artwork, even if it is just a photo of the artist.

So while I’m wanting to reDISCover some old favourites, I’m hoping to find DISCover some new ones as well. (Ok, so perhaps I will have to make some use of the I-tunes Genius suggestions.) Want to join me on some auditory adventures?

Oh, and any ideas as to what might create some ecstasy for the ears are most welcome.

Life is Good award!


Wow…I’m a bit overwhelmed. Big thanks to the eccentric eclecticisms of elise for sharing the blog love.

I love how Elise shares what’s on her heart in her bubbly way. When I’m feeling a bit frayed around the edges I find that reading one of her posts picks me up.  Seeing Elise’s photos has also inspired me to take more photos myself. Good thing my wonderful husband bought us a good camera a couple of years ago. If only the camera on my phone was just as good!

As Peter Parker’s Uncle Ben says,”With great power comes great responsibility.” Ok, so I’m no superhero, but I hope that some of my reflections will encourage and inspire you wherever you find yourself.

The rules of the tag are:

1. Thank and link back to the person that gave you this award
2. Answer the 10 survey questions – please see below
3. Pass this award on to other bloggers whom you think are fantastic and notify them with a comment

So here goes..

1. If you blog anonymously, are you happy doing this? If you aren’t anonymous, do you wish you started out anonymously, so that you could be anonymous now?

Well I blog partly anonymously, as I do use my first name. In the post about my son I’ve used his first initial. I also have screen names for my precious munchkids (I keep making this typo, so I think I’ll keep using it!), and I am sure they will be the focus of many posts in the future. I’m planning to introduce them in the next few weeks. They are descriptive nicknames my husband and I have made for the three of them over the past few months , before I decided to start blogging.

2. Describe an incident that shows your inner stubborn side.

I think I should skip past this question…only one? Lots of moments where I have arrived late due to my lack of preparation, and fine ability to procrastinate. Last month I managed not to find a place, despite using a GPS and having a map handy. It was a new place, and I know that I should have asked someone, but I was too shy and proud. I ended up going back the next day.

3. What do you see when you really look at yourself in the mirror?

Someone who needs to be less judgmental of others, and who wants to connect and encourage others in whatever they’re going through.

4. What is your favourite summer cold drink?

Ice tea of any sort…mmmm

5. When you take time for yourself, what do you do?

– Have a cuppa

– check Facebook, though recently I’ve been looking more at Twitter

– play any of a number of percussion instruments that we have at our house (which my husband reminds me I should do more often!)

– look at photos of family and friends, and recently I’ve started to enjoy taking photos with the amazing camera that my husband bought a couple of years back.

6. Is there something that you still want to accomplish in your life?

Where do I start? To find the real me, and to find some balance with all the things that make up my life.

7. When you attended school, were you the class clown, the class overachiever, the shy person, or always ditching

At both primary schools I attended I think that most people thought I was a square. When I got to high school I was a muso, and probably considered a bit of a “square”.

8. If you close your eyes and want to visualize a very poignant moment in your life, what would you see?

My kids as adults being able to say, “thanks for letting me be me.” I have lots of letting go to do before then.

9. Is it easy for you to share your true self in your blog, or are you more comfortable writing posts about other people and events?

So far all I’ve done is share about myself and my perspective.

10. If you had the choice to sit down and read a book or talk on the phone, which would you choose and why?

Depends on which mood I’m in. If it’s been a hard day at home without any adult interaction then a chat on the phone with another  grown up is great. Sometimes the idea of reading a book when things are quiet is nice.

Now the lovely bloggers I would like to pass this award on to are:

Button Factory

my six kids and a dog

only halfway there

My Journey in the Far North

Shevaun B photography