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took took took (chicken noises)
Thursday, June 12, 2008      10 comments

Ah, my new family. Finally got them into their new home. Cost less than $10 to build, using a broken trampoline frame. Had lots of fun, great company (and wine) while building it. Great functional exercise too! We call it a chook tractor, a... Read more
Take a breath, Jen
Tuesday, June 03, 2008      7 comments

I have woken up this morning and reluctantly got my act together for the day. Where has my tigger bounce gone? I was thinking over a few things last night, and realised that I am juggling too many plates and a few are starting to waver. My ea... Read more
My son reminds me...
Tuesday, June 03, 2008      8 comments

I wrote this poem tonight for the portfolio I have to produce as part of my application procedure. If anyone can think of a title for it I would be grateful. It is from my 3 year old son Crusoe, to me. ************** (Who... Read more
One yummy recipe...
Monday, June 02, 2008      5 comments

Courtesy of my favorite cookbook, Vegan Planet CUBAN STYLE BLACK BEANS 1 tab olive oil 1 med red onion, finely chopped 1 med carrot, finely chopped 1 small red bell pepper (capsicum), finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, minced 1.... Read more
Sunday is RUN day
Sunday, June 01, 2008      6 comments

I had some friends over for tea last night. We had a lovely vegan meal with a yummy red wine (grenache) and much laughter. 2 of my friends, Erin and her partner are looking after their health and really enjoying their new fitness routine. The... Read more
simply living simply
Wednesday, May 28, 2008      3 comments

When I am premenstrual my head gets really chaotic...but yesterday I was conscious enough! to choose to let Crusoe be our general time-keeper for the day. I had worked out that one of the things that triggers PMS crazy rage during this time is ... Read more
passing, failing, and reaching our goals
Sunday, May 25, 2008      3 comments

I have a very close friend who I consider a sister. We live a 1000km apart but everyday have great conversations - usually by text! Today was no exception as we shared the things that were affecting us in our day. For me, big decisions bring ... Read more
A beautiful day...
Friday, May 23, 2008      6 comments

Actually, I don't think my life has ever been this CONSISTENTLY satisfying, fulfilling, challenging, loving, vibrant, and just plain positive...ever. ( Iam going to have to start studying my thesaurus - don't have enough positive type words in... Read more
Having fat days and Opening up arms of love
Wednesday, May 21, 2008      5 comments

Crusoe and I got our hair cut today. For Crusoe, it was an adventure as he had never been before (I usually do the deed); but for me it produces anxiety. I got through it. My hair looked nice but not what I am used to. Mary blowdried it str... Read more
Baggy pants are in, aren't they?
Monday, May 19, 2008      6 comments

This sounds trivial, but it was one of those little things where you both learn about yourself and celebrate! Yes the weight loss is going well! I am about halfway, which is something I never thought I would see - me below the 90kg mark ag... Read more
My favorite Jenna blog
Friday, May 16, 2008      2 comments

Below is one of Jenna's blogs. I am taking a page from stacy's book and posting something of Jenna's that meant a lot to me. Thanks Jenna! ****************************
*** Life is a balancing act. We want to lose weight but we don... Read more
Many sad hearts at spark today
Wednesday, May 14, 2008      5 comments

One of the most inspirational spark friends I have known passed away this week. Jenna JENNA2007CANADA was spirited, cheeky, loving, challenging, open and honest. She was beautiful, inside and out. I will miss her very much. My heart goes to ... Read more
Community - a sense of belonging
Monday, May 12, 2008      5 comments

I realised on Saturday, while watching 10 beautiful adults and 8 children working, laughing and playing in MY garden, that I belong. I have a circle of friends who care about me and enjoy me being part of their lives. I had a working bee... Read more
More energy to live!!
Monday, April 28, 2008      4 comments

Wow! 6 months ago I would have wanted to lie down after not completing even one job outside...(sometimes I was exhausted just thinking about it! Now I get something finished to a hugely exciting sense of achievement, and then look around for th... Read more
Dropping my defences
Thursday, April 03, 2008      2 comments

I have had another penny drop this morning. Unfortunately it was at 4.30am. Oh well. Dropping the emotional eating is learning to drop some of my defences - in terms of FEELING my emotions. LIVING my emotions is another thing all to... Read more

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