A lovely Family Holiday

Just after Christmas we went away for a short family holiday. We took my Mother in Law along, where she got to spend time with her sister who lives on the way to our destination.

Oh dear, the road trip Macca’s pull. Why do we go there for??

I love these hills. They remind me of velvet

yellow, brown velvet hills. I think it’s a potential poem.

We then drove on to where my brother lives at Batlow.

This is his awesome house

Here’s another shot

It’s so good to see that things have worked out great for my brother and his family. They love the town and it looks like the town may love them. In the past couple of years its been tough as we lost my mum to a terrible illness, on this visit it was obvious that life is falling into place for them in a positive way.  You can read about their adventures through My brothers partner, Funken Wagnel.

Besides spending some time with my family we did a little exploring of the place and walked through this glorious hallway of trees, the Sugar Pine Walk.

After spending two days in lovely Batlow it was time to make a move to where my husbands aunty lives. Our son did nothing but cry for the next hour because he wanted to visit Uncle and cousins and go back to Batlow.

He liked that visit.

While we were at my husbands aunties place (where his mum was), we spontaneously decided to buy chickens!!

You can’t see them all but we got four. Their names are Mr Bean (chosen and named by my son), Gandalf, Audrey and Georgia. They are sooooooooo cute!!!!!!

Now that we are home I feel very refreshed and content. Holidays are good for your soul and I’ve just decided, so are baby chickens.

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Oh Dear!! A late submission

I have just completed and sent an assignment that was supposed to be sent last night and I’m a little dissapointed with myself but not devastated. My brain just hasn’t been able to get the information that I’ve read out of my head and into a format that is ready for marking.

Oh well, life could be worse!!

It has been a distracting couple of weeks as my husband went on a mission to India. You can read about his adventures on his blog called  Deeper Cries Out. It has also been school holidays and when the young lad is home every day it is very hard to concentrate on writing, so my studies kind of went blah!!!!

I really didn’t care to be honest as I decided that this holidays were going to be fun and if my studies fall by the way side for two weeks then so be it. This holidays we went to the garden where I actually did some gardening for once lol. (usually I’ve been skipping around the garden like a little kid). I also took my son to free holiday activities for those  who live in the post code 2523.

I’m not sure about my son but I had fun. I even made an awesome percussion instrument

This is me rocking it out at the homestead!!

Please ignore the mess of my abode.

Any hoo, back to school next week and then I can get on with my studies and hope for the life of me I don’t fail 🙂

Off loading my crap to the girl at Gloria Jeans!!!!

This Christmas holiday break has not felt like a break at all!!! I, in my greatness of wisdom decided to do a study period consisting of two subjects smack bang in the middle of a BLOODY HOLIDAY!!!! Seriously who studies at this time of year???? Not only have I been stressed out to my eyeballs studying, sadly my Father-in-law passed away just before Christmas. I tell you now, it’s very hard to concentrate when you are faced with all of this going on.

I want to be strong, I want to excel like some freaky Wonder women (does she even exist??) I want to be a mum to my son and a wife to my husband who just lost his dad and I want to be happy and have my sanity to remain intact. But let me inform you all, I’m losing  it, I’m not strong at the moment and I’ll never be a freaky wonder women and my Son and husband deserve a mum and wife who’s sanity is in tact.

Today I went for coffee but I ordered a chi latte instead (gosh they’re nice) and before you know it I’m offloading all my crap to the girl who works at Gloria Jeans. I was explaining how next study period I will drop a subject so that I can recover my sanity. She said “no way! get it all over and done with as soon as you can” I said “NO!! noooooo waaaaay” I then commenced to give her a monologue of Tamar philosophy of why one must not try to get things over and done with.

I was on a roll I expressed with passion that “it’s not worth it, what’s  the point of getting there quickly when you haven’t enjoyed the journey. getting a degree doesn’t define who I am. For goodness sake I’m 39 and it took me this long to finally begin to study. what’s the rush??? I value my happiness. What kind of mum can I be to my child who has a disability if I’m stressed out bawling my eyes out every day??? It’s the tortoise that got there first!! Slow and steady wins the race. Being healthy isn’t just physical but mental too. This society puts too much pressure for people to rush. Everyone’s rushing and not taking the time to just enjoy their life. I am not that person, I need holidays, I need my heart to be restful, I need to go a slower pace, I need to enjoy the journey and that’s what I intend to do”

So!!! that’s me, just offloading my crap to the girl at Gloria Jeans!!!!!