Sunday, January 6, 2008

An Angel In The Garden

My little Little Angel.......Ruby Alice

Thursday, January 3, 2008

A Little Town Called Kandanga

This month of December 2007 has brought many a surprise to me. Firstly my little Ruby has become quite ill with severe neutropenia and has had many tests, trips to the hospitals and countless amounts of anti-biotics. Now the poor little thing is on daily injections to help with her white blood count.

Some exciting news is that we have 'out of the blue' purchased a house in a little town called Kandanga, about 20 mintutes south of Gympie. This little house is ac
tually the original chapel for the tiny community that is nestled in the heart of the Mary River Valley. The grass is lush, the trees are ample and the water is flowing generously. Excited about moving from Brisbane (the urban jungle) to my the place where my dreams of 'peace & tranquility' can be accomplished, well excited in not quite the right word, 'life changing' is getting closer. The house is situated in the main township on 1012 sq metres of land and is close to schools, parks, shops & amenities (even if they are basic). We are living in the country, but the coast is only 30 minutes away (my home town of Noosa).

It seems 2008 is going to bring us some real happiness,

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

My Celtic Horoscope

You Are A Maple Tree

There's not anyone in this world quite like you.
You are full of imagination, ambition, and originality.
Shy but confident, you hunger for new experiences.
You have a good memory and learn easily.
You are sometimes nervous and always complex (especially in love).

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

A Little Getaway

Its the end of a busy working week and I can't help but feel little sad that there is not many weeks of this part time working business left. In January I return to full time work.

Becoming a mother to Ruby was a life long dream. As long as I can remmber, having a family was the most inspiring feeling of all. It was a long process and with a little bit of help my little Ruby was born on the 31st of July 2006. Her birth was
silent, it was the most amazingly serene experience I have ever had. I thought giving birth came with screaming and shouting and lots of pain, in fact I was so scared of giving birth I had booked a c-section. It was Ruby who decided to come early and forced the whole 'natural delivery' on me that gave me no other option but to do this whole giving birth process the 'natural way'.

So here I am 16 months later and contemplating my future. I need to return full time for financial reasons....... I have been at my job for ove
r 8 years and long service is looming....but on the other hand I don't want to miss out on my daughters the dilemma is a big one.

Today marks the start of 5 days off and Ruby and I are packing up the car and heading north to Tewantin for some desevred R&R and to catch up with my family.

My parents place is one place that I totally feel th
at tranquility that I crave for. Its set on the Noosa river tucked away in the 'inlet'. With nature at your doorstep, a cool river breeze and the amazing river for your pleasure, its hard not to relax and wish that once again the Noosa region was my home.

I desperately want to leave Brisbane, not that I hate the city, but I need a change of scenery and to slow down on the full paced life that I currently lead. I want to live near the ocean or live move into a rural community that we
can 'breathe' more easily in.

So I am looking forward to my little getway and spening the next few days enjoying the company of my little daughter and my family.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Full Throttle

The past few weeks have been lived at full throttle with no time spare. I sometimes feel like a machine. Amongst the unpacking, sorting, cleaning & organising has been a non stop tralil of friends and family visiting us, I really don't know how we came about having so many good friends. Along with all of the above I am trying to cram a full time job into three days so I forever seem to be a little behind on everything.

Things are good though, I just have to remind myself that I sh
ould appreciate having such a good life and that I need to enjoy these precious moments with loved ones and that in time I will be able to squeeze in a little bit more of 'me time'.

Tomorrow I will post my 'to do' list which will give me inspiration to get in and get it all done. But tonight, I have put some beautiful Lavender in the oil burner and will retreat early to bed ready for tomorrow's hectic day.

Still dreaming of that serenity and peace.....

Thursday, October 25, 2007

At Last

We moved from our old place into our lovely new home last week. Its just such a huge thing to pack up all of your belongings and move them to another dwelling. Then you have all the cleaning at the old place and all the cleaning at the new place, the unpacking, the organisation of where all your furniture, belongings & trinkets will be placed, the new routines and figuring out all the shortcuts to work/kindy/family.

It has been a long journey and along the way Adam and I have forgotten all the things that we love about each other and just focussed on all the things we don't like about each other. For example, his lack of domesticity, he fondness for the Simpsons every night at 6.00pm when its peak time in our house with dinner, bathing baby and getting her to bed, his ability to sit down and have a beer while I am cleaning up and trying to keep our house in order. These are the things I have been focussing on lately.

This afternoon, I had a reminder as to why I love this man. His good friend that he has known since childhood made some comments about me that Adam thought inappropriate. Without hesitation, he jumped to my defence (in my absence). When I had a moment to go through these events in my mind, I realised this is one of his strongest assests - loyalty to his family. No matter what (even if I am wrong) he will totally support me, he encourages every little hobby or interest I might have (taking an interest himself) and he always will defend me with his life. I must always try and remember that amogst the things that irritate me, when it comes to the big things - he is 100% rock solid. I love you Ads and thank you for putting me first in your life.

Monday, October 15, 2007

A New House For My Family

Well finally we have approval to move into our new little rental house. I am very excited. Our current place is just 'unwelcoming' and not kid friendly, and hot, and not at all a very nice place to live. The new house has this homely feeling with such a gorgeous garden and play area for our little girl to explore in.

So we move in tomorrow, it has been worth the wait.

We are in desperate need of a new beginning and hopefully this just what my little family needs to get back motivated and start living that peaceful, serene life that I dream about.