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I work, I study, I play, I laugh, I sing out loud, I skip, I drink too much coffee, I love great food, I bake, I write, I try and be a good mum and wife, I sometimes do housework!!!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Virus voices

virus / vaieres/ n. : any of numerous kinds of  very simple organisms smaller than bacteria, often able to cause diseases; fig. poison, source of disease (L, = poison)

My M is home from school.....again. He came back from his weekend at dad's very underpar and has got worse since. This seems to be an all too familiar story in our house. Last night I spent most of the night up with M as he was sick everywhere and naturally enough today I have had barely a spark out of him.

So off we go again to the doctor for a 'check up' and again I am told.....'its a virus!!!' Script for getting my M better: rest, rest, rest, liquids, keep temp down blah blah blah.

As a mum I feel so helpless watching my little M continually be unwell and yet we try and keep him warm, rug him up, feed him nutritious foods, don't allow too much junk to be consumed......I am really at my wits end.

We have just started work with a tutor for him and here I am in week 2 having to cancel it - this frustrates me beyond belief.  M canot really afford to miss time from school, he has issues with learning and this just exacerbates the problem.

He is due to commence 3 weeks school holidays at the end of this week, I question myself as to why we can't just get through to the end of term but here we are plugging through this final week.

Am I missing something here???? Am I failing him as a mum, should I be trying to do more, should I be demanding we see someone else ( I have tried several doctors).......

Here's hoping that tomorrow my M and I can do some phonics work at least...

TK xx

Monday, June 27, 2011

Monday Musings....

on the theme of LOVE...

" Forget love - I'd rather fall in chocolate"

~Sandra J Dykes~
Wishing you hearts this Monday
TK xx

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Grateful....for movies that make me think

I love my local....library that is....
things are FREE and thats a huge bonus....
I stumbled upon this movie....
and it was EXCELLENT
it really made me think
about my values
its definitely worth a look

I always take a visit with other posies of grateful
TK xx

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Things to love

You know when you find those homes you just love...
and you want something just like it for yourself
I think that is envy in a good way, isn't it???

Well here is a home that belongs to 2 rather sophisticated men with stylish tastes....I love so many elements here...
whats not to love!!

(all pics courtesy of apartmentherapy)

Now that I have procrastinated from my studies for a good half hour its time I went and did some work!!

Have a fab day!
TK xx

Monday, June 20, 2011

Monday Musings....with Melissa

I have been a long time fan of Melissa Etheridge
and am listening to her strong sexy voice as I tackle this messy house!!

Happy Monday peoples,
TK xx

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Grateful.....for warmth

Its certainly cold and wintery here in Adelaide this weekend and as I snuggle up and read (well thats reading study notes, you can't have it all!!!!) I am so grateful for beautiful warmth in my home.

( courtesy of picfoto)

I hope whatever you are doing you are keeping warm and having fun!
Remember there is always a host of gratefuls here.

TK xx

Friday, June 17, 2011

Things My Son Has Taught Me

Our theme this week for Writing Group has been 'teacher' and this is my piece from that session. It still is raw and needs fiddling around with but it is a work in progress and may sit like this for a while.


the magic
of a thousand firsts
the whispers
of baby breaths
on my cheek
when I held you
as you slept
the delights
of a child's
world view
the serenade
of simple
nursery rhymes
the happiness
of your
cheeky deep chuckles
the freedom
of skipping
through leaves
the warmth
of a
million cuddles
the simplicity
of loving
without demand
the possibility
of infinite patience
the best in me
the very worst in me
this love
will never

TK xx

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Life's Little Mysteries

It truly is one of the oracles of life that I can twist myself into knots trying to do and to prove myself in so many ways yet just 20 minutes spent producing a batch of these....

....has the whole tribe declaring I am the bestest ever!!!!

Go figure!!!
TK xx

Monday, June 13, 2011

Monday Musings.....Jealousy

Jealousy comes from the root word for zeal and means "to burn with an intense fire." It is one of the strongest drives known to man.


O jealous heart
be still, be still
and let not your
anger rise
to overwhelm
devouring all
that seeks
what is good,
what is kind

your liquid
spills across
my breast
and causes
me to be
of spirit
of mind

your lust
for another's
doth only tarnish
my decorative
and makes my
lips sour
tasting only
bitter rind.

Happy Musings my friends, TK xx

Thursday, June 9, 2011

I am dancing.....a happy little jig.....

and here's the reason why......look what is winging its way towards me!!!

it comes from the rather talented Wendy at http://thetexturedleaf.blogspot.com/

She is one very clever lady.......and I feel rather special knowing this dress is just for me!!

Thankyou so much Wendy for all your work on this,
this is what makes supporting home grown individual businesses so worth it,
TK xx

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

What Am I Doing??

Its Wednesday, middle of the week day, and I wonder where the time has gone.......today I am:


Making a luscious pork dinner

Having a conversation with Shaun (we are currently like ships passing in the night)

Trying to get on top of the washing

Making biscuits for school lunches

Phoning my nan

Writing to a friend

Attempting to watch a movie that is way past due at the library

Walking in the crisp winter air


Taking my M to football training

Cleaning my floors

........I wonder what are you planning to do today??

TK xx

Monday, June 6, 2011

Monday Musings....

I am taking my musings today from another blog I follow. Her post has me thinking...Heather over at Raining Silence linked the following video on her recent post...please take a couple of minutes out to watch it...

My dad keeps a journal and has been on at me for a while to record what happens in my life. My response has always been 'Well nothing exciting happens in my life' why on earth would anyone be interested in that!

BUT.....I am so interested in my grandpa's journalling (I only have faint memories of my grandpa as he died when I was 8) and the diaries my dad keeps....is that any more interesting??

Why do we so value what others do/experience/write but tend to diminish our own existence?

Will my M be interested in reading my notes and scribbles when he is older and want to have something to pass on to his children?

Will my life be interesting in 100 years???

I would love to hear your thoughts. Do you keep a journal? Do you like the idea??

Happy Musings, TK xx

Sunday, June 5, 2011


for quiet moments of worship and praise this morning...
I needed it today....

I am lagging in joining in with Maxabella, but I made it!!!
TK xx

Thursday, June 2, 2011

New Years Day In A Cafe

this piece was written with so much hurt......a little piece of my heart never recuperated from this affair......but time has made it kinder on my heart, my mind and my soul.....


you sat there
long legs
under the table
across the floor
touching my chair
wanted you to
touch my hair
whisper in my ear
that New Years Day

you sat there
face smiling
eyes smiling
slow easy grin
wanted you to
touch my lips
caress my lips
kiss with
finger tips
that New Years Day

we sat there
drank coffee
spoke riddles free
told you things
private things
previously only known
to me
weakened resolve
I knew I wanted you
that New Years Day.

Joining in with Imperfect Prose

TK xx

Wednesday, June 1, 2011


A cracked lip; raw skin.

I pined for orange flickers

Dancing off a cheery fire.

A gelid blast of arctic air

Had caught me unawares –

Reinforcing my desire.

Turning down an avenue,

I froze; suspicious trees –

Likely destined for a pyre –

Were laughing off the icy chill

Of callous winter nights.

And I? Simply to retire

Snug, inside a balmy chair

Of warming solitude:

Ah! my carol, my festive choir.

~Mark R Slaughter~

TK xx