Shabby Miss Jenn

Monday, 28 June 2010

school holidays...

have officially started and i've enjoyed every part of day one. today lance and i managed righteous pups now that we have our new car and can actually get there and back without any drama's whatsoever and that felt good.....really really good!!!

yep last thursday we purchased a 2008 holden commodore omega and last saturday morning we brought our new baby home. friday morning it went in to have the windows tinted to suit our needs and to keep all things legal and saturday morning just before pick up a complete car care package (fifth dimension) was done on both outside and inside of the car and the car looks simply fab.u.lous!!!!

pictures will arrive on the blog of our new car over the next couple of days i promise as i truly have been busy even though now the stress of having a reliable car has been sorted out my situation is still very very busy....but somewhat busy in a very new way and in a very new role and something i will share with you real soon i promise. in the mean time i am trying to find my feet a little and seems like i've taken the plunge and dived straight in but all for a very worthwhile and amazing cause.

school holidays have started as i mentioned a little earlier and the very title of this blog post and i really have enjoyed day one so far. things have gone really well today and that is really good. living the life we do means everyday is predictably unpredictable and we take the bad with the good, the good with the bad and try to manage moment by by day as best we can given the fact that hubby and i really are only human with no super powers or extraterrestrial gifts of any sort.

sometimes life throws some real curve balls our way...i could simply walk away and not deal with them and therefore not try but if i did that it would mean setting my children up to fail and i'm not like that.....or i can learn to catch them and use them positively and for good reason and for good cause. remember you can't fail if you keep trying...once you stop trying, you start failing and life is far too precious to give up on your loved ones or more importantly yourself.

i've walked a very painful journey my whole life, i've been bullied not only as a child but as a grown woman in my 30's and 40's and seeing as i'm 43 now, that bullying has left deep irreversible damage with agonising results. the impact has been horrendous but for the past 3 to 4 weeks i've stood tall and i've stood strong because my husband and my family mean the world to me and because they are worth every bit of it. i will no longer listen to those that thought they new best, i will no longer deal with "their" issues because they feel like telling me how things should be even though they have no idea what life for us is like, i will no longer allow these people to stand over me and treat me like i'm the lowest form of life in this world and they think i don't matter. well guess what this time i've taken back control and this time i've made a stand. if loving my husband and my children and wanting the best for them in every way possible is a problem to certain people then that's just's your problem and not mine and we don't need it or you in our lives.

sometimes you just gotta take the bull by the horns and do what you have to do and that's what tim and i have done recently. not an easy decision to make and one that in itself was incredibly stressful for both tim and i although prior to making it, it was causing us stress and unrest beyond imaginable measure and although i prefer not to delve to deep into what tim and i have gone through for many  years...lets just say we are learning to breathe once again for ourselves.

life sure does through a range of challenges at us....learning to weigh them up and balance them is something we all need to learn. work through the priorities, work through what's right and best for you and your loved ones, listen to advice but only advice that is worth taking onboard and remember to always listen to your heart!!!

till next time take care and stay true to yourself. for those of you on school holidays, stay calm, stay sane and above all....enjoy life. remember when things are getting tough, there is always someone out there, yep another person, couple or family that are doing it even tougher. hugs xoxo

Friday, 25 June 2010

poor poor neglected blog

it's so sad i know....i can't even keep up with blogging these days and i had every intention to do so at least weekly. anyhoo sad thing is i haven't and as much i've written an entire book on excuses and very good ones at that for why i haven't been able to keep up....who's gonna read

life is plodding along for us here one day at a time....yep we're no different to anyone else but it's up and down like a yo-yo either spinning out of control or completed knotted and stuck in a rut.

there is heaps to say but man i won't bore you with the finer details however i will mention that we're finally getting a new car....yep the ford has to go and it's time to replace it with something more reliable and capable of actually starting, driving, staying on the road and getting us to and tomorrow morning we take ownership of a new car....well a 2008 commodore and i simply can't fact none of us can but we have one more sleep to get through and then we bring our new baby home in the morning.

what else is news with the dudes holidays have officially started and i am so looking forward to 2 weeks of no school runs....there are still appointments but no school runs and i ♥ that!!! sleep in's, wintery days, rain, boredom, kids fighting, kids nagging.....yep gonna enjoy the lot....hehehehe and when it all get's too much i'll be able to jump in the car and go for a drive.

actually tim and i are going to spend some of the school holiday's ripping up carpet, lino, tiles and revealing the awesome floor boards that sit underneath all that in very good condition ready to sand and seal. we hope to repair the plaster walls in grace's room and prepare it for painting as soon as the warmer weather appears, look at some new bathroom goodies like shower and handbasin and paint colours to redo the inside of the house and do part of the back yard and garden and front yard with stones, pavers and a little of this and that....yep we're on a mission.

anyhoo quick and simple tonight just to touch base and say hey yep i am in the land of the living even if it's in zombie mode. oki doki signing off for now and i'll post pics of the new car asap....ahhh i can't wait but of course i have to....only one more sleep though.

for all those parents out there ready to embark on 2 weeks of school holidays...stay strong, stay calm and remember to breathe. hugs chris xoxo