Saturday, March 28, 2009

All That Is Yet To Come

It has been almost 16 years now since our essomenic beginnings but for every difficult and predictable happening, there have been three times as many wonderful surprises. We have grown: up as we age, within as we learn the lessons of every day and together as we get to know one another better than anyone else that has been in either of our lives. Nothing worthwhile ever comes easy, and even now things are far from totally cruisey, but they are certainly worthwhile.

So, today, on my 12,467 day of life, I celebrate my blessings and walk in gratitude for all that I have experienced and all that is yet to come.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Essomenic Beginnings

Because Lisa was inspired by Anja and Anja was inspired by Jayne, I have also adopted a word.

My word is Essomenic:

adj. Showing things as they will be in the future.

E.g. Tea leaves have essomenic properties and if you boil them in water, they are quite delicious as well.

Here's my lovely Certificate of Adoption; yes, I am so proud:

So, the first thing I have done to support the 'Save the Word' cause for my new addition, is to actually add it to my Firefox dictionary so it doesn't keep coming up with the little red dots indicating it is a non-word. I believe that this an essomenic act of great hope for all spell checking tools.

If you, too, would like to enjoy the warm and fuzzy feeling that comes with adoption, click here to adopt your own word. I strongly urge you to at least consider this worthy cause.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Skeletons In The Closet

It's not even Samhain but it seems that it is time for skeletons to be coming out of the closet. One happened recently for one of my best friends but I only learned of it yesterday; the other happened yesterday for The Starchild, although I believe this one should have come out a very long time ago. Both of these skeletons are causing great pain for all involved; although for my friend the skeleton is likely to remain on the outskirts of her life while for The Starchild it is one that will be a big part of all of our lives here, as it should have been all along. I wonder if there have been other little nasties from long ago poking their heads up in other peoples lives recently...

To be clear, we didn't put our skeleton in the closet, but we let it stay there when we should have been trying to find the key. I know that there has been so much happening in our lives, more than we can deal with a lot of the time already, and we were all just doing the best we could for the time, but it shouldn't have been the way it was. At least out skeleton appears to be wearing a smile, but you never can tell with bones, can you?

Well, like I say, it should have been out long ago and the reality that it has been so long causes further shame and regret but it is better late than never. If it had have been sooner than our lives would have all been very different for sure, some ways good and some ways bad, as most of life is. I do believe that part of the reason why it has been this way is to allow us to get to where we are now as we have never been more capable of dealing with these sorts of things than we are these days. This, as I see it, is a blessing and for that I am grateful.

As for everything else, well, we just have to get on with it, don't we?

Everything Old Is New Again

I bought a USB turntable today - how exciting. I've already made a start and have converted both sides of one 45 to mp3 files. It's all very easy but it will still take a huge amount of time to get through all of the old vinyl that we still have, even though there are quite a few that I don't think I'll bother with.

I knew we kept all of our old records for a reason!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Purple Lovers Unite

Do you love purple?

I do!

Have you been to The Purple Store, yet?

I could easily spend all of my pocket money plus the money from between the couch cushions as well as all of the coinage in the car ash tray in this place.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

A Real Blessing

Had a bit of a disappointing day today, but only because I let myself end up feeling that way. A very good friend from a previous life (high school and a few years after but it still feels like several lifetimes ago now) and her dad who I was also really close to throughout our friendship had driven about 5 hours to be within half an hour of my home and was going to stop by but didn't. It ended up being a lot of preparation to ensure the house was respectable and everything was done so I could sit down with her and enjoy a good catch up after rearranging and postponing several things that I had planned followed by hours of waiting around until I finally get an email saying she's not coming.

Being me who tends to tell things like they are and doesn't feign pleasantries as a rule, I am inclined to just sever all ties but I know that would mean holding onto the negative feelings that I have been experiencing this afternoon, including reliving the many issues and hurts that have happened between us over the years for various reason. The only problem is, I can't see myself like that any more and find that I no longer have the energy to sustain those kinds of feelings.

There is actually another person in my life who does this to me quite a lot and now I just no longer make plans with them but am happy to talk on the phone, txt and chat online. And if she were to ever turn up here or if we were out and bumped into each other, we would absolutely have a wonderful time together. I just don't make plans with her because I have found her to be so repeatedly unreliable.

Once I got over the disappointment, frustration and old angers, I was really proud to find that I was thinking about the good things that are possible as a result: my house is really, really shiny and there is absolutely no housework to do for a few days at least; I completed the tidy up of my lair (study) that I had been labouring through for so long and the end result is still an entirely manageable in tray, I got to paint my nails which I love doing but so rarely have the time to do, I can finish my detox before eating the yummy snacks I bought for my expected guests, and I can keep working on a few other areas in my life that I am disappointed in that seeing people from the past reinforces.

In other news, things have been falling over here today for no apparent reasons and there are a few other things happening so I am going to do some space cleansing tomorrow. Perfect timing with the house so tidy, too (that's glass-half-full-girl pipping up there).

Before I go, I'd just like to leave you with this little blessing:

Early To Bed, Early To Rise...

Or so they say.

Perhaps 11pm doesn't really count as early to bed, but if I look at it comparatively then it sure does.

Am up, dressed, tidied and have started the mopping.

I do feel healthy though. The Detox process is tough but fair, me thinks.

Now I'll just have to keep working on the wealthy and wise parts.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Open To Receive

Have just been in contact with a younger cousin of mine that I haven't really had a lot to do with and who started a chat with me on facebook out of the blue. Serendipity is at work as we are both in almost the same stages of starting companies with our partners. So, we are going to network and keep each other updated on everything we do in order to swap ideas and also to motivate and inspire one another. After spending three hours with my accountant this morning setting up and learning MYOB, this is absolutely perfect!

In gratitude to the universe for being the provider of all we will ever need every day.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

The New, The Renovated and The Progressive

This weekend has brought many new things. Firstly, a playlist for my blog. Not very exciting and probably old hat to many of you but it is purple and I am very impressed with myself to have made it fit in the sidebar when it was born into blogland with a stubborn insistence that it was bigger and better than the limitations my sidebar wanted to place on it. Again, this is probably small fries for all you html speakers out there but for little old wing-my-way-through-stuff me I thought it was kinda awesome.

Other new things are three new laying pullets which I am hoping dearly that our dog will not eat. I've been clipping wings and re-running the chicken wire on the now renovated chook area so touch wood that they all remain in one piece. The kids have claimed one of the new chooks each (no one cares much about the existing two now the new ones are here) with the Kman naming his Bridgette, the impossible princess naming hers Fairy Dust and the smiley monster naming his 'and then it went crash and all with what it bit some more to drive out with Tali and bring it back in the box' and various other nonsense stories that he tells with such animation these days. Here's a photo of Fairy Dust:

Another new thing is the ability to utilise my new fishtank filter to assist with the water changes. I thought it was theoretically possible but now I have proven it and am very pleased with the result. Much less time, much less spillage and much less stress on the fish. So that's win, win, win, me thinks.

New location for the nine live cat with clipped wings as well. That will be harder to visit - now over four hours away. Have written a letter tonight and The Starchild is planning on an early yet still very long day trip next Saturday but it will all work out.

Ok, so, not that many new things, and still plenty of old things, like the mess on the kitchen table and in the lair particularly. I mentioned the renovations to the chook area and that's not exactly a new thing but it is really great. We used to have two chook pens, a big one for the laying pullets and a small one for the bantams and chinese silky but when we got down to one non-laying pullet and the silky, we put them in the same pen. Now we have the swing set and have set up an area for the trampoline, we decided to merge the two pens completely and move two of the fences. We (read: The Starchild doing the manual labour and me coming up with the brilliant ideas and giving much moral support) have also pulled apart one of the sheds as the other one is newer, easier to access and big enough for as many chickens as we are likely to ever have at any given time and then we have an open under cover area where the other shed was so we now have shelter for the water dishes and just a bit more shade in general. I'm thinking about growing passionfruit or something similar to regulate the heat over the top of the roof there as well but that will happen a bit down the track.

We also had a wonderful picnic lunch yesterday and it was really lovely day for it. I love the changing seasons and it's great to sneak in a few more family days outside before the weather really starts to turn.

Oh, and the other lovely thing was that The Starchild was helping the next door neighbours to move and they also gave us some really good pool furniture so I spent some time on that while the widdies had a swim.

Meeting with Mrs P to talk figures and continue progressing the company. Am almost there and have done so much while feeling like nothing has been done and there is so much more to go!