I’ve just got to tell you all about one of my besties……………………

I love this woman – she is a real gem.

We met a number of years ago at a conference in Wodonga and one of the first things that interested me about her was her intellect. After hours of discussion over the weekend I could tell she was someone I wanted to stay in touch with. Her willingness to share her knowledge in a completely selfless, non judgemental and down to earth manner was totally refreshing.

As the months went on our friendship developed at a fairly fast pace, quickly getting to the place it’s at now. She is someone I admire and have a lot of time for. She is intelligent, selfless, humorous, beautiful, quick thinking and totally devoted to her children. She knows how to really have fun even though the constraints of her family rarely allow her the luxury of letting her hair down. She is a wonderful mother, brilliant at planning and executing the best parties, and always there for advice, concern and support. She has never, and I mean never, let me down.

Who is this fabulous woman full of patience, honesty, strength, quick wit and coffee??

Most of you know her as Magneto Bold Too – but to me she’s Kelley.

‘The Almighty Mummy’  is a title she definitely deserves and I am honoured to be her friend.

Love ya babe xox

I’ve been tagged for my second Meme by Ree over at Hot Fessional – thanks Ree. Am I meant to get excited by these things? Or does it wear off?!? Anyway, here’s the rules:

  1. Link to the person that tagged you.
  2. Post the rules on your blog.
  3. Share six non-important things/habits/quirks about yourself.
  4. Tag six random people at the end of your post by linking to their blogs.
  5. Let each random person know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their website.

So without further ado:

  1. I have a small lump at the top of my left ear.  It could very well be a callous from too much time on the phone (it is my preferred ear) but I like to think it’s my testicle from listening to too many dickheads!
  2. I bite my nails – real bad *sob*  I have had beautiful nails on and off over the years, but then something happens and biting is one of the first things I turn to without even realising initially.  Maybe I should find someone something else to bite!!  Could get into trouble for that one though…………………
  3. I’ve only just realised I have an unusual placement in my family. I am the oldest child alive, which makes me the middle child, unless my mum and dad stopped after me coz they only wanted 2 kids, which would’ve made me the youngest.  I know, I know, I’m strange and slow 🙂
  4. Both my parents got re-married two weeks apart and my brother and I went from being 1 of 2 to 1 of 9 between the two families!!
  5. I can burp like a bloke! No. Really. I. Can. I won a burping competition against one of hubby’s friends years ago. How’s that for a claim to fame?!?
  6. I have a totally sick sense of humour – especially when my family (mum’s side) gets together. Meal times generally end up with major toilet humour discussions.  I never stood a chance did I *sigh*.

And here are my tags.

Kelley at Magneto Bold Too

Tiff at Three Ring Circus

Bettina at Dances To The Beet of Her Own Drum

Riayn at Like Dancing about Architecture

Kin at Kin’s Home of Slightly Cracked Dreams

Sue at Blogging Sueblimely

Have fun 🙂

OK, some of you are a bit concerned by my nickname. You’re finding it hard to get your minds out of the gutter and see me for what I am – a TROMBONE playing gal 🙂

Soooooo…………………….I’m coming clean!!!!!

Hi, my name is Anita (known as A over Kelley’s way).  I have 2 boys (both with Aspergers), a wonderful husband (also unofficially ‘married’ to Kelley) and a St. Bernard dog.  I have nearly completed my diploma in Transpersonal Art Therapy which means I will be a qualified counsellor, trained to use different creative/artistic mediums to help people. I have an administration background, some advertising experience and an avid interest in the Autism world for obvious reasons. I can play the Trombone, Flute, Alto Sax and basic keyboard. I no longer play in any bands, but love music just as much as I ever did.

So there you go – how the hell am I going to write my 100 Things post now????? 🙂

I guess I better come clean over at Aussie Bloggers too so people stop avoiding eye contact while slowly backing away………..

Howdy gang. I’ve been so damn busy the last few days – even out at night time!!!!! Then when I finally get the chance to come back to all you wonderful people, I notice I haven’t posted since Saturday!! Where on earth does the time go?????

So I’m sitting here in hog heaven!!! Let’s see if you can guess why…………. House is quiet, I mean really, really quiet. Going to be this way for a number of days. I can watch what I want on tellie. Eat whenever & whatever I want. No schedule to stick to. No screaming. No fighting. No electronic ‘noise’ coming from various games throughout the house – unless I’m the one making it. No four legged friend to worry about. No time restraints. No fighting for the loo. No bitching about what’s being served for dinner. No hassles. Yep, you guessed it – Home. Alone. For. Six. Glorious. Days. 🙂

Jealous????

I would be!!!!!!

After they left I went and had a sleep – guilt free!!!!

What? I didn’t hear you properly? It sounded like you told me to shut up!?! Oh, you did? Sorry – not! LOL

No, really, I wish you could all come and enjoy this with me – God knows, some of you really need it!!! I will endeavor to bask in the luxury of it for you all……………..& I’ll be back later 🙂

Thanks for breaking my Meme virginity Riayn!!!! 🙂

I have been tagged by Riayn to complete the Favourite Five Meme.

This meme’s rules are;

1. Post 5 links to 5 of your previously written posts. The posts have to relate to the 5 key words : family, friend, yourself, your love, anything you like.

2. Tag 5 other friends to do this meme. Try to tag at least 2 new acquaintances so that you get to know them each a little bit better.

Family:  The Matriarch describes the DNA coursing through my veins that I am constantly fighting – I will not be like her, I will not be like her, I will not be like her…………………..

Friends:  Umm… friends??? 3D or 2D? I haven’t really blogged about my friends yet & I’ve only just met you guys…….. will this do???? Say Hello………..

Yourself:  I guess that could be Hello outside world!

Your Love:  I have been blogging since 27th December 2007 and haven’t really posted anything about my DH but this post will let you know how supportive he is Say goodbye……. 

Anything You Like:   I love the irony or stupidity in normal everyday things so I think this post kinda sums that up You’ve got to be kidding!!! 

Boy that was hard!! Not a lot of material to pick from yet…………Now, who to tag:

Kin

LouCeel

Marlee

Witchypoo

Kelley

41° day, wife preserver (DH’s term for the air-conditioner) working a treat – after cleaning the filters for the first time since installation in 2003! Apparently they need their filters cleaned every 6-12 months to work properly – who would’ve guessed??!! Anyway, as I said – wife preserver working a treat, kids happy, house cool, on the couch watching tellie, power goes out……………yep, you heard me – power goes out. WTF!! Check the fuse box – everything fine there, sweaty palms, deep breath, change the phone over to OMG an old push button phone and call the electricity company. Recording – trees over power lines in our area – expected restoration time 5pm. What! Hysteria sets in. 5pm! It’s. Only. 3:20. How the hell are we going to survive without the wife preserver?!?!?!?! I know, I’ll put the fan on – duurrrrrrrrr – NO ELECTRICITY!!! Everything in our house is electric – water, stove, everything! Shit!!!!

Call DH in hysterics nearly hyperventilating to tell him the situation at home coz he’s god and he can fix this!!!! And you know what he suggests? Go to the pool!!! What’s with that? Go. To. The. Pool. Heeelllllllloooooooooo – major bush city happening downstairs!! Bathers – I don’t think so!! Then he asks what other choice do I have and after frantically running through my options (all my nearby friends are out!!!!) I numbly realise he’s right.

In the bathroom, shower running (no hot water coz there’s no electricity), trying to convince myself I can get in there – I’m strong, I’ve had babies for gods sake!!! OMG – major nipple erectus happening, quick soap up, quick shave (boy am I going to suffer for that one) and out. Dry off, bathers on, nooooooooooooooo! Wouldn’t you know it – didn’t clean up enough!!!! Shit. Shit. Shit. Moisturiser, more shaving (god am I going to suffer for that!). Thoughts of numerous discussions over Brazilians etc enter my mind – oh shut up! Too late now!

Bag packed, boys ready, time to put shoes on, phone rings, DH home in half an hour if we want to wait. Great, half an hour to think about the fact that I’m about to go out in public in my bathers – not a pretty thought!! Get to the pool, boys straight in, suntan lotion DH’s back, he does mine and he gets in. Me? Sitting there smooth talking myself out of my shorts, boys screaming mum! Mum! Muuuuuuummmmmm! Come on mum! Heads turning to find the awful mother neglecting her children. Guilty walk to the pool and into the water – after carefully determining there wasn’t anyone I knew there.

Lovely time in the pool, get out looking like a prune, towel around my waist, turn around to find the skinniest mum of my mothers group arriving with her family, haven’t seen each other for more than 12 months, me with bat-wing arms flapping in the breeze and her in her current fashion bikini!!!!! Life can be cruel. Console self with take-away for dinner!!!!

On a more meaningful note – the boys loved the fact that I had joined the three of them at the pool for the first time in probably 2 years. It was really nice to do something together. I was reminded how much I love the water and the boys were really happy. That my friends, has to outweigh all the other crap 🙂

You know what I hate? I hate it when it’s that time of the month and you’re around someone’s dog who can’t keep his nose out of your crotch!! What’s with that?! I know I’m a bitch and I might be ‘on heat’, but puuleeeeasssee – I’m not your kind of bitch!! Get. A. Life.

You know what else I hate? I hate it when it’s hot and you don’t wear those little pluggy thingys! The chafing in the heat is unbearable – you know the kind I mean!! You try and do the right thing by your body, steering clear of that toxic shock thing and you get rubbed red raw for it!! You know I’m right.

The other thing I hate is the cost of these little necessities……….all the while knowing if it was men being ‘visited’ on a monthly basis they’d be free!!!!!!!!!!!! What’s with that!?!