setting myself new challenges for the next 7 weeks...(birthday goal)
(pic is Crusoe on top of the mulch mountain in my driveway...anyone need some mulch?)
Before I start this topic I just got a phone call to say that Jerika's mama passed away yesterday...poor little thing.
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cough cough cough
The dreaded chest infection is back again...Not enough sleep, I would say, that has run my bod down enough to get this once more. Oh well, I guess I need to face another lesson in looking after myself...
It is not getting to sleep that is ... Read more
Losing dependence on others, gaining trust in ourselves...
Leelyn, that was the second time today i heard the encouragement to TRUST myself. Thank you.
The anxiety attack is now over. Reasonable calm is back. I did not realise how much food and cigarettes had numbed out my fears along with ever... Read more
openness, warmth, sponteneity, trust
Anxiety can damage all this. What was it I have been allowing to come between me and those I care about?
I realised I have had some pretty high walls up all over the place...which others have been working real hard to scale and I have be... Read more
Slowing down to make sure needs are met...
If that is at all possible...
What I mean is, slowing down on the INSIDE. I really am not THAT busy; it is just that I get so busy in my head and have the subsequent chaotic thinking and ensuing stress, that I FEEL so busy I am overwhelmed... Read more
(Cartoon by Michael Leunig. Printed in the Age newspaper, Sat 24 May 2008)... Read more
took took took (chicken noises)
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
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...
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...
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
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Sunday is RUN day
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
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
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...
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
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
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