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Sunday, June 15, 2008      1 comments

(Cartoon by Michael Leunig. Printed in the Age newspaper, Sat 24 May 2008)... Read more
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

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