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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Tag. You're It

I loved doing these tag games way back when I was in high school. We would write out a list of ridiculous questions and pass it around during class time. It was fun way to get to know people, even better if you had your eye on a particular boy.

Anyhoo, the lovely Cherie over at A Baby Called Max tagged me in her 'Tag. You're It' post. What a brill way to learn a little bit about each other and revisit some old times.

Describe yourself in 7 words:
Cheeky. Loving. Perfectionist. Sometimes Chef. Sometimes Deep.

What keeps you up at night?
Apart from the wee children calling out for their over tired parents, oh and Keith's snoring. But that doesn't wake me all the time, sometimes I resort to ear plugs. Best. Sleep. Ever. 

Anyway, back on track. I am a constant worrier. Now this is not new to me, I come from a long line of worriers, my mother, my grandmother, my great grandmother, and probably my great great grandmother. We are all incredibly strong women but we worry about every little minuscule possible thing. I have had to learn to master the art of keeping the worry at bay. If I let it seep in, then it's all over red rover, I am in a pile of worry on the floor. So what do I worry about you say? Well, let's see now... Tonight it was, will Olivia sleep, what do I have to to tomorrow, will I remember to do everything I need to do, will the kids LET me do everything I need to do? I worry about not having time to relax with my husband, those precious moments after the dinner is eaten, the kitchen packed up, the kids sleeping in their beds. That hour or three that we might have, uninterrupted, chatting, drinking tea and catching up on IQ'd episodes of Home and Away. It is the only time when we are both relaxed, the only time (other than weekends) where we get to plan future activities, the only time we get to indulge in our very own hobbies - Keith plays his guitar or watches the Sci-fi channel, I like to write and edit photos. These past few months Olivia has been somewhat of a nightmare, she will wake every hour or so between 7pm and 12am. Bloody teeth!

Who would you like to be?
I don't really know who I would like to be. I am still trying to figure that out. To be honest, I wish I could be everything that I dream to be. I wish I could take bits from each and every person that I look up to and apply them to my life. I want to be the best wife and mother that I can possibly be. I want to look back on this time of my life and have no regrets, I want my children to look back on this time and have happy memories. I want to keep learning and keep improving every single day, like they say, its about the journey not the destination. 

What are you wearing right now?
It's a warm night here in Adelaide, so I have my comfy denim shorts on and a red Country Road T-shirt. 

What scares you?
That I will miss out on the great moments of my life, my worrying nature and anxiety can often get the best of me and I hate it when it consumes a beautiful day and a beautiful moment.

What are the best and worst things about blogging?  
Well I have only just started on my blogging journey but so far so good. There are so many positives and negatives involved with blogging.

First and foremost, the network I have already created. Some of you may have read my story and know that I have a pretty small support network when it comes to child minding and female support. I absolutely love each and every one of you for stopping by and reading my ramblings and even taking the time to leave me a comment or two. That seriously is the best. I am so humbled that people actually want to know about me and my little life. I feel so connected to other mothers but also other women (as individuals), sometimes I do not really know how to be a grown up woman and I need some of your guidance and advice. 

There are only two negatives I can think of when it comes to blogging. Once you start you won't want to stop, I love the idea of blogging. I want to blog every day, I have a thousand things I want to blog about. This leads me into the other negative...time. When you are starting out, blogging can be quite time consuming and take up a large portion of thought. I have found once I let go of my own expectation, the words seem to flow. 

What was the last website you visited?
Ummm so I have something I would like to share....I love celebrity gossip. I know, it is dirty and horrible but I love it. I refuse to buy the magazines (unless it has been a particularly bad week) as they are far too expensive so the next best thing is........


What is one thing you would like to change about yourself?
OK, so as soon as I read this question the first things that popped into my head were - thighs, arms and stomach.
But as the shallowness dissolves somewhat, and look within, I really wish that I could loose my anxiety issues. They have pretty much plagued me all of my life and these past couple of years have been the worst. When I think of my very first memories they are anxious thoughts, I was an anxious kid, an anxious teen and now an anxious adult. When I fell pregnant with Olivia, I made a pact with myself, I had to get a grip on this shit. I just needed to understand how and why is operates within my psyche. I am still learning, but so very grateful that I began this journey.

Slankets – yes or no?
Definite NO.

Tell us something about the person who tagged you? 
Cherie is the most gorgeous and genuine lady. Her honesty is so very refreshing and love for her family shines through her blog. 

The fun part continues! Now I get to tag five bloggers so they in turn can share ten things about themselves. 

I tag;
Gabrielle from Neck Of The Woods
Lauren from Sunshine And Green Tea
Sam from Good Mum Hunting
Kesh from Our House On This Hill
Tamara from Tamara Erbacher


  1. We are just so very alike.

    Sometimes not knowing how to be a grown up woman hit me like a sonic boom. Let's just say, I completely relate.

    But you're right, the blogging community has aided in me taking little bits & pieces from people who inspire me to be the kind of grown up woman I want to be :)

    ... you've been one of those women :)

  2. Lovely answers! And thanks Cherie for tagging us both in the game, so I could find this lovely blog :)

    It's funny to see how the same themes run through many of the answers. I wonder if that's because bloggers are similar types of people?!

    Look forward to reading more of your blog soon.

  3. Yep, a big thanks to Cherie for tagging us all, so I could discover you both!

    We do all seem like similar types of people... not only our names! :)
    And I totally love gossip too... guilty pleasure. Oh so shallow, but oh so worth it!! :)

    You're so right - it is about the journey, not the destination.

    I love discovering your blog xx

  4. WOO!

    I just posted mine. We have so much in common!!


  5. I read your comment on 'what would you change about yourself' and it was like looking in the mirror. There are a few of us around...soft cuddly mummas who are very strong and yet very anxious....goodluck with your journey.

  6. I love reading this and finding out a little more about you!

    xx jody

    {ps. did i tell you i mentioned you in a post the other day? http://lemonrhodes.blogspot.com.au/2012/02/blog-love-five.html}

  7. I love finding out more about you, it's such a funny thing this blogging caper - thinking you feel like you know someone from their posts, and then something like this appears and you get another few pieces to the puzzle. Tagging and awards going round everywhere, I passed an award to you over at mine last night x


Thank you so much for your comments. I am touched by every single one of them :)