Thursday, October 29, 2009

How much of life's expectations, requests, obligations...etc... is worth it???
I'm fed up with expectations of others... it's like I'm expected to be Superwoman, but other people can take off their capes... while I would love to take off my cape, others have no idea how much it takes to keep it on in the first place.

So I'm about to make some changes. I'm getting ready to take off my cape. I can't afford to worry about how people will react, because I know it is the right thing to do. It may not have been right 6-12 months ago, but it is right now.

I'm trading the Superwoman cape for something better. When (and if) the time is right to pick up that cape, I will know. For now, my turn as Superwoman (in the wrong areas) is done.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

"Look at the time!" :p

4 weeks???? 4 WEEKS????
Ok, it's 4 weeks... that means I have some 'admin' to do! 4 weeks to change my passport... or forfeit the current one... with about 6 years left of use... Time has gone so fast!

This time last year I was finalising our wedding.... taking time off work to make sure I had the energy for a wedding... getting my dress altered, picking up decorations....stressing over the invitations... wearing in my shoes... it was a LOT of work....but the memories are warm :)
Let's do it all again! hahahaha!!!!!

I wish we had the money to be able to use my passport again...but even if we did, it's probably invalid anyway...the name is wrong... I will just go overseas in my dreams and memories.... come to think of it, I WAS overseas this time 3 years ago...THREE years??? Did I already say, time has flown???! hahaha!

Ok, I will stop rambling now... as usual, so much is happening in the life of Robyn... September is a good month:)

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Job!!!

WooHoo!!! I finally have a permanent job!!!
3 days a week, with a 4th day contracted til March. I can work 5 days if there is casual work available :)

Things are looking good :)
Actually, I've had a lot of good and bad things happen, which suggests I'm doing something right ;)

Sunday, June 28, 2009

You know you're loved when...

...you leave home at 6.30am on Saturday for a day visit to a camp with the girls and arrive home 12 hours later....to a nice cooked dinner and a new DVD I wanted to see, but didn't want to buy... (Twilight)

...your husband not only buys you the girly DVD but watches it with you!

...you drop your earring down the sink and he gets out of bed to find it for you... when he'd rather be sleeping...

...he makes enough coffee for you without asking if you want any....because you usually do :p

...he pushes you to use the phone when you'd rather not...just to make you more confident

...he helps you write a top cover letter for a job application, then sits in bed editing it when again, he'd rather be sleeping

...he's proud when you get an interview, and after you are told you are what they want, except for one character aspect...which they want to help build on....

...he handles PMS well...

He loves you for who you are, and encourages you to be who you can be :)

Love You David!!!!!!!!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Guys and Cars...

This morning on the radio they discussed the topic of guys trying to impress girls with their cars...the conclusion was that a guy should save the money he'd spend on a fancy car and spend it on the girl instead...because she doesn't want the car; she wants the family man.

It got me thinking... when my husband and I first met, we had the same car!
The only difference was his was about 2yrs newer and the sporty model. Mine was the Luxury model...and even though both were hatches, neither of our "hatch latches" worked so we were required to use the key to open the hatch.

Then we both got rid of our cars before they died... I bought a newer model of the same car (with a working latch and many other cool things), and he bought the "chick magnet" - but he already had me! Hehehe!

Gotta go. Just some thoughts for the day...

Sunday, June 21, 2009

New shoes

I just thought I'd let the world know I have some cute new purple heels! I was in Doncaster looking for some shoes and ended up with these...not what I planned to get! David came and said they looked good and encouraged me to buy them...so I did! haha!
I had no shoes to wear with skirts so I was feeling desperate...still looking for a comfy stylish pair...but it's taken me all this season so far to find nothing that fits BOTH my feet!

No photos... my laptop is lacking memory :(

Friday, June 5, 2009

Story of the Two Frogs

Two young frogs fell into a bucket of milk. Both tried to jump to freedom, but the sides of the bucket were steep and no foundation was to be had on the surface of the liquid.

Seeing little chance of escape, the first frog soon despaired and stopped jumping. After a short while he sunk to the bottom of the bucket and drowned.

The second frog also saw no likelihood of success, but he never stopped trying. Even though each jump seemed to reach the same inadequate height, he kept on struggling. Eventually, his persistent efforts churned some milk into butter. From the now hardened surface of the milk, he managed to leap out of the bucket.

The moral of this little inspiring story:

–Those who don’t give up and persevere may be in for a pleasant surprise! –
– Energy is often rewarded with success from unexpected sources. –

From a teaching story by Paramahansa Yogananda

Written by HelenMarie
Copied from: http://outrageousenergyliving.com/2008/01/07/two-frogs-a-lesson-in-energy/

Jumping out

Wow...3 months have passed...this has definitely been a year of change!
So much to write, so little time to to WRITE it... life is busy, but that's not such a bad thing...unless you realise your priorities need to change and you're running yourself down again...

I have had a good year, health-wise, but every so often, like this week, I wear myself out ...to the point I haven't been to the gym in a week... I've learned there's no point in working out when you're already worn out...

Life is good, but I do need to cut out a few commitments...
I'm at a point where I feel like the frog in that story about being stuck in a bucket. The frog can't jump out because the bucket is too high, but it's uncomfortable being stuck in the milk in the bucket....so instead of feeling sorry for itself and dying in the milk, it starts swimming...and eventually churns up the milk to make cream....and jumps out of the bucket.

I'm at the "churning" point. I'm not happy being in the bucket, but whether or not I jump out now, or later, I AM going to jump out!
I've been in this bucket for a long time, and tried to jump out many times, but God has kept me there, and I've learned a lot, gained skills...but it's not the bucket of my life. It's the bucket for the season.

Ok, it's the end of a week, and the beginning of a long weekend! I am going to catch up on sleep I've missed out on this week...being stressed by a deadline and having to write an application in a short amount of time...but I've done it! That is the first point of jumping out of the bucket. It could be the key to the jump, or a stepping stone forward, but it's still MOVING.

That's what my theme is at the moment.... "Moving" - big or little, as long as it's something, I'm moving forward:)

I will try to blog more often...

Saturday, March 7, 2009

March already!?! Earth Tremour

Wow...obviously I have a life and have been too busy to blog...or at least I hope that's what you think! :p Haha! I have been busy...so busy I've had to cut back on some commitments...

Well, this is just a "yes, I'm still alive" post.
One piece of news...last night our house shook from an earth tremour!
I've never experienced that before.

David said his computer desk and monitor shook, and I was watching tv and the couch shook... and the outside blinds on the windows rattled crazily like the wind was attacking them... Initially we both thought I'd stuffed up the washing machine, but no :) It was just a tremour. It only lasted about 10-30seconds, but it was unexpected and strange.

The news has reported people being scared... I wasn't scared. I was just a bit confused until I realised what it was. It started in Korrumburra - a few hours away!
So, that's a bit of excitement for March :p

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Anniversary of the rollercoaster of Glandular fever

This week is my one year anniversary of the nightmare of glandular fever! This time last year I was being misdiagnosed and wrongly medicated... feeling afraid of suffocating while I slept... living on yoghurt & jelly... lying around feeling awful... treating an awful sore throat... returning to an imcompetent doctor... taking awful antibiotics...in liquid form because I nearly choked on the tablets...and finally being treated like a person from my usual doctor who initailly was unavailable.

THEN my body reacted to wrong medication from the first doctor... but I felt better knowing I was being treated by competent doctors who don't rush you out the door, but spend time carrying out precautionary tests... and then it took nearly a year to get over it...

2008 was a rollercoaster year, testing my limits, restricting my social life due to fatigue...but full of good things and learning experiences. One thing I learned was to slow down...that was a hard lesson ;)
2009 is already a better year!!! :) :) :)