Being Me

This afternoon I have been going through my photo archives and remembering. I have held back tears upon finding photos and realising that I am the onlyย  person still living in some of them. I have laughed with joy at the expressions on the faces of those captured by the moment in others.
I have gazed at photos of the Garden Gnome and myself taken oh-so-long-ago and marvelled at how much 20 years can change a person. I have grimaced at the fashions of the 80’s and marvelled that in one photo I modelled a plastic bag and managed to make it look good! lol
But every photo tells a story. Each photo is a part of me and who I am. Continue reading

Today I will….

When we went road tripping last year with our friends, we made a comfort stop in a little town called Blackbutt at the top of the range.
Whilst the men headed across the road to purchase drinks, my friend and I wandered the street looking in the stores.
I found a little house that was brightly painted and converted into a shop. I was drawn in by the brightly coloured dresses hanging on the porch. Inside was filled with crystals, knick knacks, candles, books and other assorted items. In a basket marked ‘To Clear’ was a little red book entitled “Today I will….” by Carmen Warrington. Continue reading

One Luxury Item

This morning’s post is prompted by a recent episode of the Australian version of I’m a Celebrity – Get Me Out of Here” currently screening on Channel 10 in this part of the world.
Now, I wasn’t really going to get involved in this show but succumbed to all the advertising hype and tuned in on the first night to see which celebs they were planning on dropping into the African jungle.
I must admit that even as an Aussie, I only recognised a small handful of these ‘celebrities’. We even have a ring-in from the good old U.S. of A – Maureen McCormack (Marcia of Brady Bunch fame). Continue reading

The Faceless Generation

I read an article the other day that was quite enlightening.
It was about the number of photos that are taken in this digital age and what the future may hold for them. It went on to examine the reasons that this generation may well become the ‘faceless’ generation.
As someone who cherishes the photos that she has from long ago and even from today, I shudder to think of a life without memories. Yet that is what is being predicted for most of the photos taken in this day and age. Continue reading

Stay safe coastal Queensland

As I write this, Tropical Cyclone Marcia has just crossed the coast of Queensland.
Where I am, it is safe. By the time it reaches us, it will have blown out and we will only have some strong wind gusts and heavy rain.
It’s already raining here and has been most of the night however.

I have friends in the cyclone’s path and I am concerned for their safety though. Schools have been closed and people are being evacuated in the immediate storm path. Our area does suffer from localised flooding so we are being told to prepare. Thankfully, we live on the side of a hill and the Teen’s school texted me this morning to advise that they are still open today.
In other news, I am well. Extremely busy and I have the best intentions to write a blog post and then life happens. I have many comments on my last post to answer however this morning, I have other commitments so will get to answering them when I can. Perhaps later this afternoon or possibly tomorrow.
We have to travel into Brisbane in this rain this morning. I’m not looking forward to it but I’m pleased that the Garden Gnome is an excellent driver.
We should be home before the worst of the weather arrives.

Funny how the world is in extremes right now isn’t it? I’m thinking of all of you in the Northern Hemisphere who are snowbound whilst we are anticipating flooding.

Take care all. Be safe.
Many blessings.

Happiness is…..

Joey at Joeyfullystated did a post last week (after she was tagged to do so) about happiness. I loved Joey’s approach to this in breaking it into sections. I also loved the things that make her happy. She sounds like a pretty alright-kind-of lady to me. ๐Ÿ™‚
Joey broke her happiness post down into things that bring/brought her joy, bliss, happiness and contentment. I think that this was an awesome idea and so I’m going to follow suit. Continue reading

50 Shades of Emotional Abuse

Truly, I am not understanding the hype generated by this movie (or the books for that matter).
I’m not speaking without knowledge of it at all. I’ve read the books – all three of them.
Borrowed from a friend on the proviso that I not tell anyone else who had loaned them to me (was she ashamed that she was reading them?), I worked my way quickly through all three of them. It wasn’t hard to get through them at a fast pace when I began skipping the pages and pages of sex contained between the covers. I had to wonder at the stamina of Christian Grey. But then I guess when you get off on dominating someone else, it might just give you more energy than that battery operated rabbit on television that keeps going, and going, and going….. Continue reading