Month: October 2012

365 Grateful – Day 21

I’m grateful for Chelsea’s bath times when afterwards she has a burst of energy and we see a glimpse of the puppy of yesterday.  Chelsea is a 12 1/2 year old tri-colour Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.  Apart from when there is food around, these days she mostly sleeps […]

365 Grateful – Day 20

I’m grateful for weekend chill out time – away from the computer – reading by the pool!  This is where I spent a portion of this afternoon and it’s one of my favourite things to do.  Beautiful day here today in Brisbane!  Hmm do you notice that bit […]

365 Grateful – Day 19

I’m grateful for sisters!  Sisters are the best friends you could ever have.  Today one of my sisters and I went out to lunch and then a movie.  We went to see ‘Mental‘.  If you haven’t seen it – you must!  It was fantastic – one of the […]

We are all equal in value

I’ve always admired Maya Angelou.  She is a very wise woman.  If we were all the same, life would be so boring wouldn’t it?  I love this quote.  We are all different!  Our differences may be skin colour, hair colour, personality, height, weight, interests, humour, introverts, extroverts, many […]

365 Grateful – Day 18

I’m grateful for the rain we are getting in Brisbane today!  It’s been a long time since our last rainy day and everywhere you look is dry and brown.  There have been many gusty and windy days of late and high fire risk warnings, so this rain is […]

Meal Planning

One of the key aspects to losing weight, maintaining weight and good health is good nutrition and portion control.  I find that the best way to keep me on track to eating healthy is ‘Meal Planning’.  It’s become routine for me to sit down at the computer on […]

365 Grateful – Day 17

I’m grateful for my Nikon D3100 Digital SLR Camera.  It was a birthday present last May from MrMM and the kids.  Though I don’t yet know how to use it to its potential, on 21 October I’m attending a 4 hour SLR Course and plan to attend an […]

Wynnum Wading Pool

Locals are very proud of the Wynnum Wading Pool which is located on the Wynnum foreshore. The pool was built during the Depression in 1932, at a spot where there was a small indentation known as the saltpan.  This tidal pool can retain the seawater by closing valves […]

365 Grateful – Day 16

I’m grateful for Jacaranda trees!  They are currently in flower all over Brisbane and they are my favourite tree.  This tree was one I found in Manly when out and about today.  It looked so beautiful, I pulled over my car and took a photo.  Ok – several […]

Teenage Parties Gone Wild

I was a teenager through the late 1970’s and into the early 1980’s.  For my 15th birthday my parents allowed me to have a birthday party – with BOYS invited!   I was so excited! I decided it was to be a fancy dress party, a ‘P’ party.  I […]