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Tradegy and happiness

June 9, 2015

There is tradegy all around me at the moment. Since December last year 3 marriages have spilt up within my family circle. There has been death, job loss, family severance and sickness within my wider cirle. Frankly it has been a tough few months, and I am not the one experiencing it first hand, but we have been on the phone chatting, dissecting, disscussing it all quite a lot.
I feel like I am making light of all the issues – but I am not. Just trying to write about them all basically, for going into it all further is both long winded and not my place to do so.

Due to the tradegies, it makes you realise how very lucky you are to not be experiencing them first hand, to have a loving partner who is on the same page as you and to have family members who still want to be around you. For that I am hugely thankful.

So with that there is also happiness around me.

My small family are all healthy and happy, my marriage is the best it has ever been and my home life is busy and fun. The girls are enjoying being in Scouting and Guiding, and are happy to head off to school each day.
We are still moving house and have made a decision on where we wish to move to, we are heading off out of the city limits to a smaller town about 35km away in the Adelaide Hills, a place called Birdwood. We are very excited to be making this move and are looking at it like a big adventure. Sure there are things that will be very different, school/weather/driving more, but we feel confident that we will enjoy the move out of the city and begin to settle into the rhythm of the town quickly. And…if we don’t like it…well we can always just move back to the city.
There are several reasons for us moving from this house – and Birdwood fits them all – with the added bonus of fresh air and adventure!
The girls are excited too about moving up there, having toured the school and wandered up and down the main street – they talk of being to either walk or ride their bikes to school, be able to walk to friends houses and the local shop/bakery and spend more hours playing in a big back yard. They have fears too – being the new kids in a class and being further away from family, but we are confidant that the school will be welcoming and family are only a 25 min drive away.
Our current house is almost ready to be on the market to sell, we still have a few more jobs to do – but we are hoping that by the end of June there will be open inspections occuring {that will probably drive us crazy!}. We do not have a house that we have bought yet, which kinda surprises me, but we are trying to wait and have our place sold before we get purchase. We have been looking and have found a few that we like and would have put an offer in if our place was closer  at the time to being ready, but it wasn’t. Now that we have almost finished I am feel better now that if the right place comes up, we can go for it.
Exciting times ahead.


The only slightly dark cloud about me is my health or my healthyness. Or lack of.

I have been so busy running around looking after others and enjoying myself at the same time, that I have let the things that keep me feeling healthy and fit slide away. I have not properly exercised for a month. Nor weighed in at WW, nor eaten a days worth of food that does not contain excess sugar, chocolate, bread and biscuits.
And I feel absolutely bloody awful. Bloated, frumpy, tired, thirsty and overweight. Generally, gross.

I need to get back on track. To begin doing those things that make me feel good – drinking water, moving more, eating less sugar, fat, salt and planning and packing my food.

I cannot go on like this. Otherwise I will be pushing 90kgs… and that scares the crap out of me.

Today, I walked. I walked for exercise, rather than just because I was busy. And it was lovely. The walk was not as long as I wanted, but I also just needed to begin, to get out and start. And now I have, there is no stopping me.

Tomorrow I plan on walking early in the morning. This may be tricky, as the past few weeks lazyness has led to sleeping in and struggling to get up.But I need to begin getting up earlier again, so tomorrow is the day.

So now, I need to go to bed, to press publish and shut down the computer and go to bed so I can get up early and walk.


Right, catch up done. G’night.

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