Thursday, August 28, 2014

Original.

I read that there are approximately 155 million blogs in the world. That's a lot of bloggers. That's a whole lot of posts on a whole lot of topics. It makes me think how many other people are posting about it what I am. Right now.

It makes it hard to be original. That post you thought was so original because you wouldn't have thought about it if that thing didn't happen. Yeah, I bet a hundred people already posted about it. Maybe even today.

I'm not saying that having your own voice isn't being original. It is. Especially if it's your authentic voice. If not then yeah not so original, sorry. I am saying that topics, ones you thought were 'omg so random' most likely aren't 'omg so random'.
Is that a bad thing? No, not if you're authentic. Authenticity is hard to fake even on the internet. People call others out on their bullshit all the time. Rightfully so, I think. Bullshitting others is like a smack in the face, a 'I think you're too stupid to realise I'm bullshitting you because I'm obviously a lot smarter than you'. How. Rude. You. Asshole.

So what to do? Keep posting about whatever YOU want in YOUR voice. Be yourself. Fuck whatever everyone else is doing, focus on yourself. If you think a topic is great post about it YOUR way. If you think someone's voice is great then read or listen to them but don't try and be them. That isn't being original and you could piss people off including yourself.

So to those others that may have posted or posting about originality and being original, good topic choice. Please link below, I'd love to read it!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Weekend.

The winter flu has hit our household. It may be tonsillitis or teething regardless it's not fun. 
The week before exam week too. Of course.
It does mean lots of sleep and cuddles which make up for the snot and vomit. It's so hard seeing your kids unhappy. Thankfully they've both been fantastic taking medicine which definitely helps.
I made a cake with the help of the kids. Lufflump chose the colour of the cake. It feels like every cake we make is blue. I managed to convince them that white icing is 'fancy' and we can have sprinkles to make it pretty.

There's a reason why I don't bake or cook often. This photo is of the best piece, the only piece that didn't fall apart. The falling apart started when I took it out of the tin. This isn't a one off disaster, this is very common. It's a miracle when it doesn't happen.

An ugly cake can be delicious though and this is a photo of a delicious cake. The mister managed to consume most of it in one sitting and the kids have asked for more so it must be delicious.
We moved into this house about a month ago and know how long we are going to be here, roughly. We have never lived in a house knowing how long we would be here. We were living in limbo as we didn't know when the mister would be leaving for the airforce. Now that we are here for a certain period of time, give or take a few months, we have decided to make this house our home.
I have a desk nook which is a work in progress and probably will be forever. I like it though, it's cute and functional. My dream is to fix up the table and chairs. They previously lived in my Opa's kitchen and were known as the casual or kids table. I fell in love and when he died they became mine. They deserve to be in good condition.

The kids have their paintings up in their rooms. We need to buy some bits and pieces for their art wall in the toy room and then that will be done too.
I am a hater of bright lights like the ones we have outside. Not only are they too bright but they flicker slightly. I cannot stand it so I got my handyman on and put up fairy lights. It's still too cold at night to be outside but it's a start. 
I have a remote on my phone! Yes, this is an exciting part of my weekend. I fell asleep trying to get sesame asleep on Saturday night. At 5pm. So yes this is now my exciting life.

Getting this remote app on my phone means we don't have to click through the ten or so home shopping channels just to get to a good channel, that probably doesn't have anything worth watching anyway.

What is with all this AFL on all the channels, Victoria?! We get it, you like AFL. We also understand that we suck at being Victorians. We don't need it rubbed in our face all the time. Is there an off season for this madness?

The rest of my weekend included reading, studying, eating, watching many TV series; The Office, House of Lies, Mindy Project and Parks and Recreation.

Please tell me your exciting weekend so I can live through you. Alternatively, please tell me your stay at home weekend so we can be in solidarity.
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Friday, August 22, 2014

Sick Children. Inspirational Quotes.

I have a sick child. Not sick sick just flu sick.

It's made me think about how lucky we are and how strong parents can be. Fur parents too. Before children I was a mum to a cat and seeing her after she was hit by a car was one of the hardest things I've ever done. Wall-E is my third child and I'm more over protective of him at times than I am of my own children. Wow, that sounds bad. I'm not saying I'm not over protective of my children, I'm just saying that I care for my cat too and I'm not undermining any parents, fur or otherwise.

Lucky may be the wrong word. I don't know what the right word is. Maybe, fortunate is the word. We are very fortunate that we haven't had to deal with a very sick child. Every night I hug my children thanking the universe that they are healthy and happy.

Well, maybe I don't do that every night but I should. I should be more thankful, more grateful for my life. I really need to print off more inspirational posters to put around my desk which I am not sitting at. Maybe not.

I have a slight obsession with inspirational quotes and posters. In fact, I have one as my phone background. This one;
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I don't know if they work but I like the thought and look of them. I don't have them posted all over my bathroom mirror though. The mister would not like that. I also don't have that many anywhere except for my Pinterest boards. Which, I don't really visit as much as I should. Wow, I fail at inspirational posters. How is that even a thing?

I can't leave this post on that crappiness. Maybe I don't fail so much and if I do then all I need to do is read and pin more inspirational quotes. Quotes that remind me to be more thankful and grateful for the health of my children and family. In the meantime here's one of my favourite quotes from one of my favourite inspirational people.
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Monday, May 27, 2013

Procrastinating.

Day twenty-four: Your top 3 worst traits.

One: Procrastinating. I am a professional procrastinator. Not something I'm proud of although I'm good at it.

Two: Short attention span. Seriously short. I cannot do just one thing. If I'm watching a movie or TV I'll also be reading, playing games or on social media on my phone. It drives the mister crazy.

Three: Lack of confidence. I write myself off before I attempt new things. I still attempt it but my mind usually is right and I suck. I need to be kinder to myself but after 27 years of beating myself up it's hard to be nice. I'm working on it.

School Didn't Teach Me.

Day twenty-three: Things you've learned that school won't teach you.

School didn't teach me:

  • What it's like to work 9-5 because you have bills to pay. 
  • Responsibility. Real responsibility.
  • How to raise children. I'm still learning and will be until the day I die. Anyone who says they are an expert is lying. 
  • What to expect at university. 
  • How to keep in contact with your friends now you don't see each other every day.
  • How to prepare nutritional meals for lunch. All we ate and drank was sausage rolls and coke. 
  • That punishment in school is relative to in real life. I've never gotten into trouble for wearing nail polish or make-up like I was in school. 
  • Having a day off at work means you have triple the workload when you get back. 
A lot.

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