Thursday, 24 May 2012

Living up to our Name!

You read it here first (well, actually, I have no idea where else you would read it)

We are on the move ...again.  As perennial renters, unfortunately we are subjected to the whims of house owners who seem to decide that once this little threesome have lived in there house, it is looked after so bloody well that they decide to put it on the market and sell.

And no, I can't afford to buy any of them.

So, the merry go round that we call renting continues and we are in the process if culling and chucking and packing once again.

Although this time we don't seem to have as many tears about it. We have lived in our current abode for 12 months - which seems to be the length of stay we only ever seem to do!  But the move to this place was a bit of a trial as we made the move into 'town'.

As part of our Country Gypsy experience when we left the Big Smoke, we decided we really wanted to experience country living (well, most of it anyway), so most of the places we lived in had a bit of space around them and we were out of town. But the last move so us moving into a little cottage pretty much smack bang in the middle of town.

And only three doors down from the local hospital, which, with our current track record, can be quite handy but let's face it, those pesky ambulances are noisy with their blaring sirens!

Besides the fact that it is a little little cottage where the back yard is the size of a postage stamp - literally. This is great when we have to mow as it only takes us about 2 1/2 minutes to do it but we are all feeling a little 'enclosed'!!!

And poor old Horse Girl lost the bet and got the smallest room and when you are a teenage girl, you like to spend time in your room but if she sneezed she managed to bag her head on the door even though she was at the other end of the room.

So when that annual phone call from the real estate agent came, we managed to find a property which suited us in almost record time.

So, we are on the move. Soon, we will be on the very edge of town, in a house with plenty of room (in fact I think this house we are currently in could fit on our new lounge room), a spare room, a little Mum cave off the main bedroom (oh, so many options for this) and enough outside room to have an outdoor concert  and the Melbourne Cup on at the same time.

I'll post some pics when we are in!

Meanwhile, back to packing...hi ho, hi ho, it's off to packing I go......

Lisa xox

Sunday, 20 May 2012

Post Number 100!!!

I know I know
Can you believe it?
This is actually my 100th piece of inane, insane, and completely ridiculous ranting about our life and other important things

I can't actually believe this is Number 100. I did think about taking a leisurely stroll down memory lane and reading them all again, but hey, I just didn't! Maybe one day.

I did actually try to put some thought into what witty, insightful, and just plain interesting topics I would write about in this milestone piece of writing.

And then I had another drink!  Actually, no, that's not quite true. I actually have not had a drink for some time now, not because O am doing dry July, or Feb fast, or sober October, or who gives a...January!

I injured my back and am still trying to recover. Oh, don't worry (as if you were) it is SLOOOOOOWWWWWWWLLLLLYYYYYY getting better. Nowhere near as fast as I had hoped or thought it would and at times it still hurts like hell. And considering the foreign substances I have put in my body over these past few weeks under the guise of helpful pain killers, I am actually thinking I may end up as a preserved cat instead of a human being! So, am juts staying away from a wee dram for the moment.

Life has been interesting in more ways than one. Not only have I never, ever, in my life dropped so many things on the floor since I have been unable to bend down but I have learnt some interesting things about human nature.

See, I actually thought that at the ripe old age of 35, 38, 40, 42 ok well anyway, I thought that I pretty much understood how human beings work.

Ah, I just had a light bulb moment (please insert dinging sound effect). Perhaps some of those I have had to deal with of late are not actually human beings???? Just a thought.

See, I am still of the belief that human beings are all nice, and want the best for others. I know, I know, that is not always the case and no doubt I have ruffled a few feathers in my time. But, I have been involved in yet another learning process these past few weeks. Not only has my medical knowledge expanded somewhat, but I have also been dealing with people who have now shown their true colours.

Of course, no names, no pack drill, but suffice to say that  I have been amazed. Just when you think you may know someone, their true colours come bursting out and my faith is human nature starts to waver.

However, even though I expect this behaviour to continue, I  believe that I now know where some of this comes from. Their complete and utter insecurity!

So, although I know that tomorrow may not always be a bed of roses (mmm, no one said anything about the prickly thorns) I know what is fundamentally right from wrong and I also know how to treat another human being.

This lesson in life is one that I have also been discussing a lot with Horse Girl and the Senior Sergeant. I do not want them to grow up thinking that people are mean, inconsiderate, and sometimes just complete and utter $#$@$%@&^^%'s!

But, I want them to realise that they should not allow others to push them around, both figuratively and physically, but also about
standing up for what is right and true.

That NO person has the right to mistreat others and to ALWAYS fight for what is true and DO NOT let others stand over you. And especially so called 'professionals'!!!!

Oh, and to then walk away and have a good old laugh at these dickheads as well!!!

And, I'll be back again soon with Post Number 101!  Guess what? We are moving again!!!!


Lisa xox

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Mr Almost Right!

No Mum, don't panic, I haven't married again!

But, I was interested to read the news the other day that the Catholic Church has advised women, particularly in the 25-34 age bracket (oh damn, I just miss out) to not wait too long to marry. For no other reason than they might run out of options.

Interestingly there were some very important statistics that were attached with the story.
In relation to this particular age group, once you take out those who are already married, in de facto relationships, gay, too interested in going to the pub with their mates, earning less than $60 000 and complete and utter nutters, there is basically five eligible men left.

So, it seems that all those eligible women now not only have to fight over the five eligible men left but it doesn't matter if they like them or not, let's not even suggest love, they should just hook up and marry them.

Because Mr Good Enough appears to be fine.

Mmmm, not sure about this.