Thursday, January 20, 2011

Oh, I'm sorry I thought we lived in the 21st century

I'm sure by now you've seen the picture of Miranda Kerr and her little bub Flynn... no?

I think it's a  posed photo, (after all she's a model and can't be seen without makeup or ratty hair) 
but beautiful and natural none the less.

I was just checking out the picture and comments on SMH in regards to the picture Miranda Kerr released.

I am so shocked that things like:
Have some decorum, cover up.

What an exhibitionist! Is it really necessary for the general public to see this photo

THAT is GROSS. why do we have to be subjected to a picture of someone breast feeding!!!! On the opening page of the SMH website that is not what I need to be seeing! YUK.

are being said in the year 2011. (I'm sure there were more stupid things said, I couldn't read anymore)

Is anyone else sick of the stigma attached to breast feeding and breast feeding in public?
While I know that BF is hard and difficult and not for everyone I feel like we're still living in the dark ages when I read comments like this.

Breasts are for babies, not play things for males.
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I love a good give away

Which is why I thought I'd mention a few lovelies that have giveaways at the moment....

Hip Little One They have a Moo said the cow giveaway where you can win a very funky sleeping bag... I want ;)

Amy is giving away a $60 quickflix voucher. I love the idea of this. No late fees, return the movies when you're ready. My baby is so unpredictable that I can't guarantee I'll watch a movie when I hire it. This fixes that problem. I would enter myself but I'll be away (and without the internet) when she draws the winner.

The Dalli Cottage is giving one one very gorgeous 'shabby chich' apron.

Hip Little One are also giving away a playon crayon set thanks to giggle and grow.

So head on over and check out these blogs. Some very cool things up for grabs.


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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Feeling like shit

I've been feeling down lately and just not loving life.

Things are getting on top of me and I'm snapping over the silliest things.

I have no support network here.

My mother's group is falling apart and my marriage is slowly turning to shit.

I think I have PND and I feel like shit. I feel like a failure.

I've already been through depression, anxiety and PTSD in my teens and now this.

I just took that depression test on beyond blue and scored 20. I don't want to go through this again.

I feel stupid. I don't want to go to the GP and be told I'm failing.

I called hubby today and said I felt sad for no reason. I hate life at the moment and he didn't help at all.

Im sick of my baby crying and whinging.

I guess him only sleeping for an hour out of 12 will do that to a Mum.

I've been so grumpy and I even yelled at him.

Hubby was with me when I went through the depression and everything before and I don't know whether he could handle it again.

I know I need to get help. Thought of self harm are coming back and I don't know what to do.
SHIT!!!!

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That was my thinking yesterday. It's not quite as bad today.
The beautiful Amy wrote some very kind words to me. 

It was a kick in the arse and I've gotten the ball rolling.

I made an appointment with a new GP, as mine is away.

I rang work and asked if I could return earlier and also just one day a week at the moment.

My manager, who is a twit, is more than willing to accomodate me.

And for that I'm so very grateful.

I rang and spoke to someone from PANDA who was so kind and a massive help. She emailed me contact details for a few psychologists and spoke about getting a mental health plan in place.

I know I have a long way to go.

But I have everything crossed that I will win.

I will beat this.

I know I will.

So forgive my lack of blogging.

I've got to get myself happy and healthy again.
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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Paying it forward baby

EEKKKK deep breath.....here goes nothing.......

Cate from Keep Cate Busy has taken up the pay-it-forward challenge (from LJ at with my own two hands)...and *I* have taken up the challenge from Cate... with me so far??

"I promise something handmade to the FIRST 5 people who leave a comment here.
However, to be eligible, you must repost this message, offering something handmade to 5 other people. The rules are that it must be handmade by you, and it must be sent to your 5 giftees sometime in 2011. Ready, set, GO!"

Please don't be intimidated by this idea...I'm craftily challenged - but I will do my best. The 5 recipients will receive something that will genuinely be made with love and care...that much I can promise.

I'm unsure what it will be at this stage, at least I have 11 and a half months to think and make. This should keep me occupied for the year 2011.
I'm nervous. Oh boy am I nervous!! I can't even sew on a button.
But I'm taking up the challenge...... who's with me?? If you are just leave a comment with the URL address of you paying it forward.
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Words Don't Seem Enough

Unless you've been living under a rock you'll realise that 75% of QLD is now a disaster zone.

My Mum, who lives in Toowoomba sent me a text message the morning the tsunami like water hit the town. She said she'd never seen so much water. I thought she was just exaggerating. Then I had a look at the Ninemsn website and couldn't believe my eyes.

My hometown. The place I'd grown up in, the place where I'd lived for 18 years was rocked to it's core by a massive amount of rain. Flash flooding in the centre of town. All my family and friends are safe and well, unfortunately this rain has claimed lives.

My sister's boyfriend saw a family trapped in a car. While others watched on helplessly he tried to save a Mum and her son... unfortunately he couldn't and both were swept to their deaths. Little Jordan Rice, 13 died because he asked rescuers to save his younger brother first.

The city centre looks like a bomb has gone off.

My Dad is on a property in Condamine and they are trying to sandbag his wife's house. Crops are holding water back but once the water goes over the crops, a lot of water will be heading towards her house.

Please pray that no more lives are lost, and that those missing are found safe and well.

Chalk Drive in Toowoomba

This was taken yesterday. Apparently the sign is now under water

Laidley

One of the main streets of Toowoomba

Images from here
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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Loving pretty little things

There are some really amazingly talented people in the world... excluding me!!

I did manage to make some name canvas's for some special little girls for Christmas.....






But that's as far as my crafty-ness goes. Hubby thinks I could sell the canvas's, but I'm not so sure. I really wish I was blessed with more crafty goodness, but alas it wasn't meant to be. I can't even sew on a button. I bought some curtains last week that need unhemming... fingers crossed I don't destroy them in the process.

I have recently discovered Dalli Cottage and they are giving away one gorgeous apron. Check out this pretty little thing.


So head on over, say hi and you could be in the running to win one.
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