Friday, 30 August 2013

Until death do you part

It's a romantic idea, isn't it?

That line in wedding vows about how the couple will stay together until death parts them?

Isn't that what we all hope for on that fairytale day?

With current divorce statistics estimating around 1 in 3 marriages end in divorce, are there really people who stick it out? Is it really a fairytale?

But here's the clincher for the fairytale.

You are married for 65 years. Just days before your 66th wedding anniversary, your husband passes away. 11 hours later, you join him.

But it's not a fairytale. It's real life. This is what happened to Harold and Ruth Knapke. You can read their story here.

I have to admit, it made me warm and fuzzy to read their story. It makes me want their story.

It makes me think about how they made it work that long.

Did they fight? Did they argue? How mad did they get with each other?

Did they say, "I love you?" every night? Did they ever want to throttle to other out of pure frustration?

But most of all.... Did they still get that kick in the heart they got the first time they realised that the other was The One.

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Reliving the Dream

Today for the very first time, I'm going to link up with My Little Drummer Boys for Wordless Wednesday. And it's time warp time back to 2011 with my favourite honeymoon photos!

Huon River, Huon Valley, Tasmania

The Nut, Stanley, Tasmania - the weather is why we couldn't do a seal boat cruise

Melbourne, prior to the start of GP 2011

One of the only photos of DH and myself, somewhere on the Great Ocean Road, taken by a lovely fellow tourist

Huh? Where do we leave? Sovereign Hill

Yep, he's alive - previously had been lying flat like he'd been run over!

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Why can't I eat what I want?

Lightbulb moment...

One of my muse ideas decided to pop up.

The other day, I was reading this article and by the end I was rolling my eyes.

It seems we are told what to eat, when to eat and how to eat these days.

What happened to being responsible for your own actions?

I'm guilty of eating most of these items, on occasion and in moderation. Isn't that the key? Moderation?

It's like Cookie Monster - it's a sometimes food.

It got me thinking though. We all know there are foods that are bad for us. But what foods are bad for you as an individual? What foods do you avoid because you just cannot stand them?

MY top 5 foods to avoid are:

1. Cucumber. Not sure what it is about it, but it tastes absolutely horrible to me!

2. Bananas. This possibly stems from a really bad immune system as a kid so there were a few cases of antibiotics.

3. Custard. Ugh, the texture and flavour just doesn't do it for me.

4. Mangoes. Meh. Just don't like 'em. 

5. Old school cheese sticks. You know, the fake cheese? It's bad enough in slices, let alone chunks. Bleh. 

But seriously, do we have to be told constantly what to do? Are we not adults? Do we not have brains? Just because there is an obesity "epidemic" across the world, why must we all be made to feel like crap because we have healthy balanced diets and enjoy a variety of foods?

Today I'm linking up with Essentially Jess for IBOT

Digital Parents Blog Carnival

Monday, 26 August 2013

Lost and Found....And Lost Again


Blogger tells me my last post was quite a long time ago.

For this I apologise. My brain has not been my own and has not been functioning correctly for some time.

Sickness has been rife in our household. No excuses though.

I've now been back at work for almost 2 months. Granted it's only two days a week so it isn't that long at all.

My muse has been gone for a fair while. 

Then last week, I had a pearler of an idea for a blog post.

While I was at work.

Where I can't do anything about it.

Ten minutes later, the exact same thing. This happens for about an hour and I'm brimming with fantastic ideas. I can't wait to put "pen to paper" so to speak and share everything with you.

I get home, bath DD, have dinner, put DD to bed. 

I don't feel like grabbing the laptop from the office. I might wake DD.

My eyes hurt from 8 hours straight of looking at a computer.

I'm too lazy.

I'll do it tomorrow night. Same thing happens.

So today, in a moment of peace while DD settles for her nap and DH is at work, I decide to get these ideas out. Tell the world! 

But you know what?

My muse is gone again.


You tell me. 

What is it about the atmosphere at work? Is it because I can't do anything about it? Is it the adult contact and conversation? Is it the type of work I'm doing?

I'm going to try and set aside some time each week to blog, and hopefully I will have a few posts in reserve. Eventually.

But for now, this little tidbit is going to be it. 

I apologise to anyone who is following me. I know I'm slack. But I promise to at least try harder.