Saturday, April 30, 2011

Official Royal Wedding Portraits

Just came across these official portraits from the royal wedding. You can find them here. Wasn't it just the most sublime spectacle we've ever seen on television? Loved every minute of it.

So great to have a good news story in the media. This happy, beautiful event will be long remembered.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Royal Wedding fever.

I can't help it.....I am just so excited over the royal wedding today. I am such a sucker for romance - the handsome prince marries his beautiful princess. Can't wait to see the dress, the bridesmaids, the vows, the kiss.......aaahhhhh, don't you just love a fairytale? Hope this wedding really does end in "happily ever after". Good luck William and Kate.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Easter picnic

 We were at home this year for Easter, just the four of us. The day started off with the exciting discovery of lots of chocolate Easter eggs left by the Easter Bunny. Needless to say the kids had chocolate for breakfast!

It was a beautiful day so we decided to spend it having an adventure at Maroondah Dam, near Healesville. We packed a picnic lunch and made the short drive (~20 mins) up to the beautiful gardens at the foot of the dam wall. Here are some pics of our day. I'm really hoping to get these scrapbooked shortly; it was such a lovely day that I'm inspired to scrapbook it so I don't forget!

Hope you had a lovely Easter. See you again soon. xxx

Monday, April 11, 2011

Rollercoaster ride

That's the best way to describe my life so far this year. There have been some wonderful highs and some dreadful lows. In short:

Highs: Started my course in Children's Services. A positive move. Planning for the future. Feeling like I'm achieving something finally. But it hasn't been easy (see the "lows")

Going to see Keith Urban in concert on Saturday night with my sister. Fantastic performer. We danced all night.

Seeing My Mr (and my Dad and brother-in-law) enjoy their V8 racing experience so much on March 5th.

Seeing C play football at half-time at and AFL match at Etihad Stadium.

My kids are happy and healthy, loving school, doing well. I am really lucky.

Lows: My grandmother passed away on March 12th, after battling on for 8 long weeks at Wangaratta Hospital. The only upside is an end to the suffering she experienced thanks to 25-odd years of crippling Rhuematoid Arthritis. She will be missed.

My sister's father-in-law is seriously unwell. A really tough time for their family with a pretty poor prognosis unfortunately.

Realising that I had bitten off way more than I could chew taking on full time study. Having to admit that after just one week was demoralising. Switched to part-time, which is much better, but on my "bad days" I still wonder if I'm up for it (the course and the job to follow).

I have been seriously "overdoing it" in terms of my fibromyalgia - ie. family outings, four trips to my home town, going to TAFE, the usual weekly running around for kids sport etc. 

My health seems to be on a downhill slide at the moment (see all of the above). Not sure when or how it's going to stop sliding and start building again.

Have hardly caught up with my dear girlfriends at all in 2011 (see all of the above).

I know this isn't much of a blog post, but it might help to explain why I've been so absent, and such a lousy friend these last few months. The wheels have fallen off a bit I'm sorry to say. I know that I'll bounce back. I always manage to - thanks to my amazing supports.

I did manage to have a little art therapy last month. I finished a mixed media canvas that was a lot of fun to do. I'll finish on that happy note and show you a pic of my canvas "Birdsong". Love to you all.