Monday, July 16, 2012

The Times They are a - Changin'*

Thanks for Journeying with me this far. 

It's not you it's me! 
I have changed! 

Please come and visit me at my new residence Becoming Liberamente

Come writers and critics
Who prophesize with your pen
And keep your eyes wide
The chance won't come again
And don't speak too soon
For the wheel's still in spin
And there's no tellin' who
That it's namin'
For the loser now
Will be later to win
For the times they are a-changin'.
*The Times They Are A-Changin' - Bob Dylan

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Sunday Morning Coming Down* - Sunday Snippets

joining in Sunday Snippets with Tinniegirl

Well, I woke up Sunday morning
With no way to hold my head that didn't hurt.
And the beer I had for breakfast wasn't bad,
So I had one more for dessert.
Then I fumbled in my closet through my clothes
And found my cleanest dirty shirt.
Then I washed my face and combed my hair
And stumbled down the stairs to meet the day. 
*Sunday Morning Coming Down - Johnny Cash

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Sunday Bloody Sunday* - Sunday Snippets

Joining in with Sunday Snippets today. Happy weekend!

How long...
How long must we sing this song
How long, how long...
'cause tonight...we can be as one

Sunday, Bloody Sunday
Sunday, Bloody Sunday
*Sunday Bloody Sunday - U2

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Be Prepared*

It's Australia Day today, a public holiday and for me, a good day for some introspection.
Next week I begin full time work for the first time in 2 and a bit years. It is a scary and exciting thought and definitely feels like a new chapter for me.

In preparation I am:



and visioning...

I can't wait to create MY Awesome Year!
It's going to be a goodie :)

So prepare for a chance of a lifetime
Be prepared for sensational news
A shining new era
Is tiptoeing nearer
And where do we feature?
Just listen to teacher
I know it sounds sordid
But you'll be rewarded
When at last I am given my dues
And injustice deliciously squared
Be prepared!
*Be Prepared - from Disney's The Lion King

Friday, January 20, 2012

I have Confidence*

Once again my poor little blog has been neglected since this year began. I ahve been doing lots of shift work and that has thrown me out of whack a little. I have three shifts left before I begin my full time 9 - 5 job that I am very much looking forward to. 

Happy New Year everybody. I hope this year is fantastic. Which brings me to the point of this post...

 It's time for word of the year!
You may have guessed what mine is, but I would like to take a moment to reflect on last year's word which was Acceptance

2011 was my first year choosing a guiding word for the year and in many ways, my chosen word was prophetic. I chose this word in relation to continuing to accept my illness and in doing so, make my life a whole lot more liveable and fun.

From the list of seven areas I was striving for acceptance in, I am well on the way with most of them and as a result I have ended up with more fun, family, clarity, patience, health, peace, tolerance, love and happiness!  A good result I would say.

I bought myself a bracelet to remind me of my word, and interestingly on the 13th Dec, it fell off my arm while I was walking. Perhaps a sign!

Moving forward to 2012, an apparently auspicious year, when the world may end!?!, I am making plans to have a fantastic year. It is for this reason I have chosen my word for the year ...


It came to me the other day when i was out riding. 
I love riding and get this fantastic feeling of confidence and that all is right with the world when I am out there riding along. I realised I wanted to try and translate this feeling into other areas of my life - hence ...

At first I thought the word was confidence, but then I realised that I wanted my word to reflect an outcome, thus an adjective, not a noun.

So onward into 2012. I will become increasingly CONFIDENT in the areas of:


This will lead me to experience increased:


I'll drink to that!

I have confidence in confidence alone
Besides which you see I have confidence in me!
*I have Confidence -  Rodgers and Hammerstein (From the Sound of Music)

Saturday, December 31, 2011

The Book Of Love* - Part XII

This is my last Book List post for the year. It has been a year of ups and downs reading wise, but with an average of 4 books a month, I am pretty pleased with my efforts. I began this project with a view to seeing how much I was reading. It has been a lovely thing to do and I think I will continue next year. 
So ... the final list for 2011...

46. Flight Lessons - Patricia Gaffney

source - google images

47. Light On Snow - Anita Shreve

 source - google images

48. I'll Walk Alone - Mary Higgins Clark

  source - google images

 I have not enjoyed all the books I've read, but I do so enjoy reading that it is not really important.

I am excited to see what the new year brings. I think it unlikely I will be able to reach these dizzy heights with my reading, but let's see shall we. Thanks for reading along.

 The book of love is long and boring
No one can lift the damn thing
It's full of charts and facts and figures and instructions for dancing
But I
I love it when you read to me
And you
You can read me anything
The book of love has music in it
In fact that's where music comes from
Some of it is just transcendental
Some of it is just really dumb
But I
I love it when you sing to me
And you
You can sing me anything
The book of love is long and boring
And written very long ago
It's full of flowers and heart-shaped boxes
And things we're all too young to know
But I
I love it when you give me things
And you
You ought to give me wedding rings
And I
I love it when you give me things
And you
You ought to give me wedding rings
And I
I love it when you give me things
And you
You ought to give me wedding rings
You ought to give me wedding rings
*The Book Of Love - Peter Gabriel

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Do They Know It's Christmas*


December has been a full on month. This is my first post. I have been working a lot and of course as Christmas approaches things get busy - both socially and at work, so I have not prioritised blogging.
I plan to schedule my blogging frequency for next year so I can gain some momentum. I was flying in October for Blogtoberfest, but I lost my mojo after that.
Best Wishes for the festive season, I hope you had/are having a relaxing time with lots of food friends and family - or whatever floats your boat.

As an aside, apparently Yes they do know it's Christmas!
And there won't be snow in Africa this Christmastime
The greatest gift they'll get this year is life

Where nothing ever grows
No rain nor rivers flow

Do they know it's Christmastime at all?
*Do They know It's Christmas - Band Aid