Saturday, 31 July 2010

Life Struggles and Zumba

About two months ago, I thought I must get back on my blogging horse. Unfortunately, life seems to always get in the way. I find it difficult to get "me time" these days and when I do take a moment, I'm usually exhausted.

However, a couple of friends are trying to get me out and about a bit more, so I can get back a bit of my own space and time. Thank you!
Last Thursday night, three chubby middle-aged women went to their first Zumba class. The result - hilarious! We were all somewhat unco-ordinated and found it hard to keep up with our teacher who was probably half our age and fed on jumping beans. But we had lots of fun and hopefully we'll all get a bit fitter.

So, I'll be trying to get back to the blog and hope to see many of you again soon.

love and light

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Now That's Frugal Living ....

Just had to share this joke with you all ...


Four brothers left home for college, and they became successful doctors and lawyers and they prospered. Some years later, they chatted after having dinner together. They discussed the gifts they were able to give their elderly mother who lived far away in another city.

The first said, "I had a big house built for Mama."

The second said, "I had a hundred thousand dollar theater built in the house."

The third said, "I had my Mercedes dealer deliver an SL600 to her."

The fourth said, "You know how Mama loved reading the Bible and you know she can't read anymore because she can't see very well. I met this preacher who told me about a parrot that can recite the entire Bible. It took 20 preachers 12 years to teach him. I had to pledge to contribute $100,000 a year for twenty years to the church, but it was worth it. Mama just has to name the chapter and verse and the parrot will recite it." The other brothers were truly impressed.

After the holidays their mother sent out her thank you notes.

She wrote: "Milton, the house you built is so huge. I live in only one room, but I have to clean the whole house. Thanks anyway."

"Marvin, I am too old to travel. I stay home. I have my groceries delivered, so I never use the Mercedes. The thought was good. Thanks."

"Michael, you gave me an expensive theatre with Dolby sound. It could hold 50 people, but all my friends are dead, I've lost my hearing and I'm nearly blind. I'll never use it. Thank you for the gesture just the same."

"Dearest Melvin, you were the only son to have the good sense to give a little thought to your gift. The chicken was delicious. Thank you."

Still laughing....

love and light

Sunday, 30 May 2010

Coming out of Hibernation

Been silent for just a little too long, mainly because life has just become so very busy...

In the past year, both of my partner's children have moved in with us, which has meant an incredible increase in the amount of housework, as well as my continual juggle with both work and study.

But in all the busy-ness, I've left part of me behind, so am starting to make a concerted effort to regain it.

Dixiebelle arranged a lovely outing for some of us yesterday, so we got face to face and had a lovely chat about sharing some of our skills. This, and interesting conversations with the crone and a fellow student recently, have helped to pull me out of my hibernation and I'll get back to blogging real soon.

Just an exam tomorrow and three more assignments and I'll be done for the semester ...

love and light