Tuesday, July 27, 2021


 I've started something. Just woke up one day and decided that this is what I was going to do each morning. Toast toppers. Tomorrow's one is going to be great.

Saturday, July 17, 2021

Week 1 down

I’ve done it again. I’ve gone and over-loved another baby and now she’s obsessed. She cries when I leave the room, even though there are other people in the room aka her brothers and Aunty Hubs. She follows me to the bathroom and observes like a psychopath and this … this is how she must go to sleep when she stays over otherwise, she’s not going to sleep.
She kicks her brother when we’re all in bed. He’s not allowed to be near me. So we hold hands secretly.
Uncle Jasiah arrived from the big smoke today to spent his second week of school holidays with The Livian’s. 
A date with Hubs at our spot in town. The closest thing to a diner with comfort food that Hastings has to offer.
The boy asked Nan Nan for a tent to make a hut. She granted his wish.
Dreamy Dumplings the food truck .. the best tasting I’ve had ever, but 6 pieces for $10. 
Tonight I have 4 kids. All I wanted to do was watch the rugby in peace. 
It wasn’t meant to be.

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

End of Term 2

A whole school term has gone by and I didn't cave and go beg for my job back. There were a few times where I missed the place and there were nights when I dreamed of being back there, but I didn't pay it any attention because I know that mentally, I am better off. I just miss my work peeps.

I have spent my days considering what to do next. I've paid more attention to the world and what's going on around us. I've put a lot of time into building up our food storage and I wait for Hubs to come home from school like how Forest Gump waited for his kid. It's been a little like that. 

Hub's has said several times that she loves coming home after school. For 6 years our lives consisted of her going somewhere else after school, waiting for me to pick her up, having dinner and spending maybe an hour together before it was time for her to go to bed just to do it all again the next day. 

Family matters more than anything Internets. I calculated that, while I was working, in 24 hours we only spent an hour quality time together. It made me a little sad, so when she made that comment one day I wanted to look for something suitable for us. Something that allowed us to determine our own time together and not a reward-less job that took all my time and energy away from what matters most. Can't say I've found that something yet, but it's a work in progress.

In the last 10 weeks I finally found Salsa Verde locally. It's not the best, but it'll do Donkey, it'll do. We found new places to eat and went on dates. We found the mug for 2021. We laughed. The baby became an expert at crawling and will probably be walking before the month ends .. and we dressed fantastic, didn't we Avi.

Summer part 2

Nessa envisioned this shoot with my nephew Ellis. They pulled it all together very well. Hubs was supposed to be in it, but got stage fright...