14 results for 'LifeCherries'
As you can probably all tell, I have not been blogging much lately. Not to mention that I sit down almost everyday and try to write, and nothing comes out. I just cannot write.
The fact is that I have been going through a few personal issues and because I have not been able to speak about these publicly, I have not been able to write anything. Anything I do write about just seems trivial.
We all have to make certain decisions in life which are life changing. And I have recently had to make some of these life changing decisions.
I suppose a few decisions fall into this... (more)
I recently watched one of the new episodes of Glee where they feature Billy Joel (See YouTube video). The cast have just sung Honesty and it has touched a nerve.I have been thinking about the importance of honesty just recently. We all fall into the habit of sacrificing ourselves to the people we love rather than being open and honest and telling people what we want or what we think. As a result we find that life runs away and we end up doing things we don't like or being in situations we don't want to be in. Or perhaps just ending up being someone we don't want to be.
There is a... (more)
I read 2 posts this week that had a major impact on how I have been feeling lately. The first was by Beth from Writer B Is Me and her post was titled: A Stiptease for You. She knocked it on the head for me when she said "But when I don’t write the heavy shit out, I get stuck." And it suddenly dawned on me why I am struggling to write just recently.
You see I have not been able to actually sit and write about me for quite a few weeks now. I seem to have lost my sense of humor and hidden the real me behind a false facade.
I have been going through a few personal challenges. Some... (more)
As an almost middle aged woman, brought up with old school values, I have had to stand up and take notice of younger woman who have taken life by the balls and run with it. For instance - the reason I started my blog is because I attended a social networking workshop and felt rather threatened that all the younger women sitting next to me all had their own blogs - I didn't even know what a blog was until that day. I walked out that evening knowing that I had to change my way of thinking. If I was to survive in a modern world, I needed to start doing things for myself.
I found out today that I am going to be a Grandma. Firstly I must stress that I still have quite a few years to go before I'm 50. I feel 38! The news is still sinking in.
I am suffering from shell shock.
I knew Son no 1 and his wife were trying for a baby. They have been trying for quite a few months now. In fact I made a comment to Hubby after dance class on Tuesday that I had a gut feel she was pregnant. So none of this should come as a surprise for me.
I cried when they told me earlier today. I cried with joy. It is amazing news. The best news ever! I am THE... (more)
As you all know by now, I recently took up Belly Dancing. My teacher sent out a letter shortly before our show last month that she received from one of her other students and I could not have said it better. Although I have only been doing Belly Dancing for a mere 7 months, it has changed my life dramatically.
I too have felt like this woman has in the past and can identify with so many of her feelings. It has helped me to embrace my body and accept it for what it is. I no longer look in the mirror and see a dreary middle aged woman, mother of 4. I see one of the most beautiful... (more)
As the mother of 4 boys, I am most definitely the thorn amongst the roses. And I quite possibly have myself to blame.You see, when I got married, I was young and innocent and had a lot to prove. I wanted to be able to stand up on my own 2 feet and never feel dependent on a man. I made a point of trying to do it all - including any DIY tasks. So over the years if anything needed to be fixed or cabled up or programmed, I was the go to person. I am the technical one in the family. I like to know how things work and I also pick things up very easily. I can do anything and I am a true Jack... (more)
A few fellow bloggers have picked up on something I have mentioned in passing on the odd occasion and have specifically requested that I do a post on it. To be perfectly honest it is not something I really wanted to blog about but perhaps it is time to tell the story.
I am typically a glass is half full type of person and I always believe there is good in everyone. I also don't believe in the death penalty, but after the incident I am telling you about below, I am a strong believer that some people should be put against a wall and shot - and I am happy to pull the trigger. So enough... (more)
I was complaining to a fellow blogger the other day about the fact that I just cannot seem to sit and write a post at the moment.
I can think of titles for posts. I start writing the first sentence...... and then nothing. I have no more words. I have had this problem for the last 2 weeks. One of the reasons for my Bananas post last week - and that went down very well just by the way.......
So we then started debating whether we were entitled to use the term "Writer" and in turn if we were entitled to use the term "Writer's Block".
To be quite honest, I actually don't... (more)
One of hubby's favorite sayings is that children are the worlds greatest contraception. And he is so right. Hubby is always complaining he doesn't get enough "stress relief" as he calls it. And this is why:
I got pregnant with Son no 1 during our first year of marriage. We were married for 11 weeks when morning sickness kicked in and all I wanted to do was throw up or eat pancakes. And then feeling like a waddling elephant does nothing for ones libido. I am also one of those woman who looked like I was 6 months pregnant at 6 weeks so I really did feel fat and ugly during my pregnancy.Then... (more)