Sunday, March 11

Moving on, getting done and heading forward.

I have lost count of how many times I have come back to this post.  For some reason I just can't pick up the feel of my original post.  For some other reason I also can't seem to just delete and move on from it.

The past few days have been tough.  Growling, yelling and impatient kind of tough.  I hate it when I yell. It seems to come in bursts.  Perhaps it just builds up? I don't know.  (shaking head and hanging it in shame)  To me yelling is pointless.  Rarely does it achieve what is actually needed and everyone is always left feeling rather awful about it all.

What I don't get is that I can go weeks without the need to yell and screech like a banshee.  Then bang.  All of a sudden it feels like there are days where my ears are ringing from the sound of my own voice.  Not to mention how my poor throat feels about all of this.

(deep sigh)  Hold on be right back (again)

Righto, where was I?

That's right, the grumpy, yelling banshee that appears to have possessed my body.

I can't even locate a valid reason for my frustration and pent up anger.  In fact if anything I should be feeling quite the opposite.  There have been many little sparkling gems that lit up the week just gone.  Unexpected monetary gains, spur of the moment coffee and shopping, to name but a few.  On top of all of that my birthday is just around the corner...which is a post all of it's own so I will change direction now.

Blogwise it has been a tough week as well.  I managed an iBOT post with birthday girl Jess but that was about it.  Wordless Wednesday doesn't really count in terms of writing but I sure had fun putting them all together.

I have been thinking a lot lately about where I want APL to go.  The response to the end of the Making IT Matter meme gave me a lot of food for thought.  I still haven't reached a decision but I think I have come up with a few changes to implement over the coming weeks.  So stay tuned, get subscribed and stay up to date with all my exciting happenings.

In the meantime though this is how this post started

That is pretty much the best way to describe how I feel right now.  Not nice I know.  The worst part is I don't even really have a valid excuse for my dismal perspective on the world at large.  In fact if I actually take the time to stop and think about the manner in which the world the world at large treats me I come out fairing pretty well.  Pretty darn well actually.

Sure if I looked hard enough I could find something to complain about but is treating me more than wonderfully.  In fact sometimes life treats me so wonderfully that I feel terrible even entertaining the thought of complaining about something.  I would hate to be seen as ungrateful or greedy because honestly, if this is as good as life gets then I am a happy woman.

I have a husband, who just happens to be the man of my dreams, who also helps me to be the best me I can be.  He knows my strengths and weaknesses and can play and protect them as needed often more than I can myself.  In fact he knows me so well he knows when to pretend he has no idea what is going on.

I have three wonderful children.  All special and unique in their own wonderful ways.  They can unite and fight, both together as a team and internally against one another.  Mostly they are incredibly awesome.  Occasionally they make me feel out of my depth.  Lately that feels like it is on the increase.

It's been three days or something since I actually started this post.  Sadly writing is back to being a struggle of late.

In local news an elderly couple were found dead in their lounge rooms the same night as I started this.  They could almost have been considered neighbours.  It happened in the complex next to ours.  It was a tragic loss of life.

Fairy wishes and butterfly kisses for the week ahead


  1. Oh sweety :( This post has so much sadness to it.

    Feeling that you *have* to write might be the issue. Instead of letting your mind create when it's in the zone. I know I've had the same thoughts of late about myself.I ended up walking away from the computer, and found myself creating when I didn't even realise I was!

    Your neighbours. So very very sad. It's really close to home, and it's obvious it's affected you.

    Big love hunny xxx

  2. very honest post. I am sure it will touch a chord with many a parent. I know there are times when I hear my voice and stop and think - why am I so grouchy today? - for me it often a lack of sleep, but I should be able to manage it so my loving family don't bare the brunt.

    love to you and yours

  3. We all go through those periods when we're off our best game. It's hard, but I believe we just have to pick ourselves up and start again tomorrow.

    I been writing a lot lest lately too. I'm trying to learn to write because I want to instead of because I have to do. There are all these "rules" about how we should write, when we should write, how often we should write. For me, I'm trying to get back to my basics and hopefully the words will start to flow again. I just trust that those who I believe are in my engaged community, will keep coming back as the words do too.

    Hang in there! Be yourself.


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