Silent Sunday: in my lap

Lap dogs and Love Bug.   

A perfect Sunday morning.  

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Funny pre-wash puppy

i was stacking the dishwasher last night and in between trips from the kitchen bench to the dishwasher {which is in our laundry} I thought I was going mad because I lost a bowl.

Then I noticed that the pre-wash {aka Bella} was also missing.

One look out on the back deck solved the mystery: not happy with my suggestion that the dishwasher could do its own job, Bella had absconded with the bowl to clean it in peace!


Funny pre-wash puppy.

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Someone fuzzy to watch over me

48 hours in bed.

Blinding headache. Sinus pain. Sore throat. Zero energy. It hurt to open my eyes. But when I did …

I realised that no matter how long I had been asleep for, there was always someone fuzzy watching over me.

Lucky me.

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It made my ovaries hurt

Love Bug and I met a friend’s gorgeous new baby boy. To say Love Bug was mesmerised would be an understatement.

She asked to hold him almost as soon as we got there. She sat and held him with such confidence, as if it were second nature to her.

I reached for him when he started to cry but she wouldn’t have a bar of it. Instead she held him a little tighter, gave him a kiss then gently patted his cheek. Looking very proud of herself 30 seconds later she smiled at us he’s stopped crying now

 It made my ovaries hurt 
Watching her holding him made my ovaries hurt and wish I’d been able to give her a sibling of her own. As we were getting in the car to leave she said I wish we could have a bubba, mumma.

Twinge went my ovaries again. 

She has an instant photo of the two of us with the bubba that has taken pride of place on her bedside table. Each night so far she has told me how much she wishes we could have a bubba like that. Twinge twinge twinge.

I wish we could have too Love Bug.

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Day 1

Just as an aside before I start on today’s topic, in WordPress edit mode {where I am right now} the tech gremlins have made the top of the page a rainbow. Love it! #LoveWins

So I’m doing it again. I’m cleansing. Today is Day 1.

I can’t believe it’s almost two years since I did it last time. The far reaching benefits of that cleanse and the change in my eating habits lasted for so long post-cleanse, but over the past few months I’ve been eating my emotions {apparently, they are very sweet!} and, like all good addicts, have become a little too fond of sugar once more.

I feel like crap. I literally felt nauseous the other night from eating too much sugar in a day. And I’ve really been noticing the effect dairy has on my tummy when I eat it. Ain’t nobody got time fo dat, right?

So I had my last chocolate {like all good addicts: needed one last hit!}, my last coffee, my last glass of Pinot and my last hot chip. The good thing about having done this cleanse before is that although I know I’ll be very happy to have a Pinot at the end of the month, it will probably be quite a while before I crave the other three.

I’m tired. I don’t have much energy. I have been through the emotional wringer of late. So it’s time to help my body change for the better again … from the inside out.

Day 1

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What Ricky said


I believe the greatest privilege in this world is to use your freedom of speech for those who have no voice. Ricky Gervais, June 2015

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Love Wins

I’m going to join the millions writing about and sharing today’s US Supreme Court Ruling to legalise gay marriage in all States.

Congratulations for recognising that you fall in love with who you fall in love with – and if you are lucky enough to find that person, you should hold onto them with all your might and be legally recognised as a couple no matter your sexual persuasion, race or religion.


To my own Australian government: our legal stance on marriage equality is antiquated, utterly ridiculous and shameful. #AustraliaItsTime #LoveIsLove #LoveWins

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