Tuesday, January 24, 2012

its not you its me

so...its the new year. 
and  I have been analyzing, reevaluating and rethinking my life.
I'm waaaay past new year resolutions,  its  ridiculous. 
I have been thinking...do I really want another 2011?
Don't get me wrong, in most respects it was a great year. 
But in other aspects...a tad unfulfilled. 
Unfulfilled because I spent most of it looking a screen instead of into real peoples eyes. 
Unfulfilled because instead of waking in the morning and meeting with my creator...I log onto Facebook.
Unfulfilled because instead of being a great mother and wife, I am distracted by gadgets and social media. 
Unfulfilled because I haven't put any effort into my career, my housework or community. 
And its not you...its me. 
I like reading about you and what you are up to. 
But I do this a lot. All day in fact.
I am well and truly out of balance when I count up MY screen time.
I do it out of boredom. 
I read about your lives...inspired...excited for you...amazed by you...
But I read about you and forget to get out of the house and live my life. 
Forgive me while I go through a purging process.
I will still read about you, because you are still cool. 
but...I may be cutting down. 

Thursday, January 19, 2012

beware of the shark

Beware of the shark that lurks. 
He prays on silly woman like me who know nothing about cars. 
This silly woman may not know much about cars...but she sure knows how to read people. 
The mechanic who checked over my car...someone I don't normally go to, reckoned he can't give me a Warrant of Fittness (WoF), because I need to fix my "rear shocks".
That'll be $330 thank you ma'am.
Yeah..I think I'll have to chat to my husband about this first.
Meanwhile I decide to go and get my car checked for a warrant at my usual spot...just for a second opinion.
And hey-presto
It passed.
I may not know much about cars
But I know a trustworthy person when I see one.
Always get a second opinion folks...for your health...and your car.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

big kids day out

Dadda had Friday off so we ditched the toddler at Grandmas and headed out of town for some big kids fun. First to Albany for some minigolf and then back to Waiwera hotpools

We were all a bit hit and miss (pun intended ;) with our shots...but I was quite chuffed about this shot. Oh yeah!
This was the first time the kids had played so it was a bit frustrating trying to  teach them with other players behind us waiting their turn.

Waiwera Hotpools

 I had a little play with a photoscape feature using the continuous shooting feature on the camera. Quite cool really. This was the kids favourite spot to be.

The last few times we have been to Waiwera I have been pregnant and not allowed to go on the slides. This time different story! They have lost two of the choobs ( the belly buster...and another one), but have added the twister and the speedslide. Its been a long time since I went down the slide. That along with the extra weight I'm carrying, meant it was super scary how fast I went! Good times!A great day out!