Friday, 25 January 2008

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Well its been a few weeks since I posted on my blog, after all its school holidays - that bain of every parent's life!!! How's yours been - mine has been weird, different, not sure how to describe it - this year!!!

Firstly, its the first Christmas break we have been home for in a few - we have been away to Bali twice, and in between the U.S.A - all of them I loved; the teenager well what can I say - the different lifestyle and culture of the Balinese the first time was enlightening with a teenager who had never travelled overseas!!! (Mind you we BOTH love the place now, the people are beautiful, the country is beautiful etc etc)

So being home for these holidays has felt so wrong!! (I miss my best friend - she lives in Perth!) Then of course introduce the fact that it is the first year the teenager has worked, the first Christmas holidays we have had a resident boyfriend in our lives, who has made life interesting!!! Young love, what can I say, don't think I remember it being so all over the place!!!

Then to top it all, I have started changing my life within the home, by introducing my business to the home - this brings with it a new set of boundaries within our home!! and just to ensure that life is not dull at our modest home, we have something you would think had occurred due to a bomb being dropped from a great height, landing in our backyard!!! We open windows - we eat dirt, we open doors - we eat dirt... Jamie Durie I challenge you to figure this one out for me!!!

So is life interesting?? Oh for sure.... teenager thinks that now she is 16, starting Year 12 this year, and working, she should be able to have her first car for starting back at school.... Me, I don't ever remember life being so easy as to work away at my parents and convince them that this is the ONLY right and JUST thing to do for this poor teenager, after all, god forbid we should make her catch a bus, or even worse WALK!!!!

Obviously, I am old fashioned and stuck in a time warp, cause I remember my parents telling me should I so desire a car I could save up for one, you know WORK for one, and purchase it myself. That it wasn't a god given right of mine to have my own car when I deemed it should be, and that should that be a problem with me getting to school I could always walk, or catch the bus!!!

So what has happened to this generation Y - oh is it Y can't I have it, Y shouldn't I have it, Y is my life so tough!!! So and so has one so I should be able to!! Curse those parents who give their kids everything, and forget to teach them the value of the almighty dollar!!!

And in the meantime this blogger is watching the stock market and wondering if she will have anything left at this rate?!

So, school holidays have been VERY INTERESTING this year, and we have certainly had our moments, but the last two weeks have been particularly pleasant (for reasons I will keep to myself) and we have been back to our old Mum, Daughter fun relationship even amid all the working away at Mum regarding THE car!!!

So, there I sit in the bathroom the other day, with said darling daughter doing my hair for me, and us having a big laugh, when said teenager comes toward me with scissors in hand "Mum your fringe is a bit long!!!" - Well, end of beginning, cause before I know it said teenager has cut my fringe - only in doing so when wetting it, she forgot that wet stretches the hair - so now I am sporting a good 5 yr old's fringe just about to start school, and Mum has taken them out the back and given them a home done hairdressing job!!!! EEEKKKK what to do? Take to said teens hair with scissors to ensure she never comes near me again, praise her so as to not upset and hurt her feelings (after all it wouldn't be good for self-esteem, I might get blamed for mental and emotional cruelty!!!), or ??? So here I sit with a fringe to the top of my forehead having not looked like this for many a year, and as far as I am concerned..........

BRING ON SCHOOL TERM!!! Someone save me from the dreaded hormonal years of a teenager!!!

Wednesday, 9 January 2008

What am I PASSIONATE about?!

How passionate are you??
Posted: 06 Jan 2008 02:19 AM CST
Hello everyone... Got a question for you: how passionate are you about the things you do in your life? How much do you enjoy, and I really mean enjoy, the things that occupy many hours of your life, for example,... -
This was a question posted on one of the blogs I read - "Aspirations Plus Blog"**Don't forget if you click on this it will take you to this blog, so come back and see me huh?!"

So - it got me thinking about the question - I mean after all how passionate am I really, what does occupy and take up the many hours of my life? What keeps me busy every day, what do I love about life, to want to keep pushing on? After all I am only young still, I have many years ahead of me to keep me busy and happy. I mean this kind of question gets me to thinking about "The Meaning Of..... (or is that like "The Life of Brian"?) Are you religious, does it get you thinking about the world from an existential point of view, that you think of it from the view - "we come, we see, we do, we create and then we are gone and there is nothing after all that hard work"? **Don't forget people these links will take you away from my blog, still haven't figured it!**

Me, I am a firm believer in there is a something else, but having been raised in a fairly (that's an understatement!) strict religious household, I find it hard just accepting that side of the belief tree!! I can't believe that we come, we live, we die and that is it I would have to wonder about the futility of life if that was all we did!! After all, there are so many people out in the world who REALLY STRUGGLE thru' life, they do it so hard and if the futility of life amounted to nothing it would be the cruelest thing. And then there are people who go thru life in constant pain, suffering every day and if they got to the end having put up with the constant pain to leave this life, and never get a chance to do it again in a better state?! So, I believe there is a higher power, that we do each time around as a learning exercise, and each time around we do it with more knowledge, and life gets easier!!!

What is your take on it?
So, having said all that, what am I passionate about? I am passionate about my new business - being a virtual administrative assistant. I am passionate about technology and its constant advances and learning about them all!

I am passionate about chocolate!!! I luv the brown stuff! Especially Lindt chocolates, and Club Dark Chocolate mmmmmmmm.......

I am passionate about the ocean and the changing faces of it with the changes in weather - I have seen it from below at depths of 30mtrs plus, as well as from above. I have had a shark swim with me, and alternately I have had just a scallop dance around me! It is a beautiful world!

I love to read too, although I don't get the opportunity as much as I would like - too busy getting my business up and running - but I am loving the book you can see just here - "eat, pray, love" - by Elizabeth Gilbert. As I read about what she chose to do puts me more in touch with where I am at in my life!! I will do what she did!! MY DREAM

I am passionate about being a Mum to a teenager and surviving it! I am passionate about travel - I LOVE IT! I am passionate about this- my blog!

What about you? Tell me what you find passionate about your life! Would love to hear about your passions.

Thursday, 3 January 2008

Generation Y, New Years Resolutions and where do I fit?!

Generation Y are coming from a different place than we did at this age. (We wish we could have the life they have but keep the knowledge of what we know now!) - Sound like a familiar catch-cry in your house?

My question for tonight is: How do we as official "BABY BOOMERS" survive this Generation Y that live under the same roof as us? What is the official take on what

So I thought I would find out if there were many blogs devoted to Generation Y and sure enough there was - a blog called "Generation Y" blog - go figure a whole blog devoted to showing us Baby Boomers just how they are "poised to make a huge impact on society in the future" according to this blog!

Of course, in making my New Years Resolutions this year, one of them was to find out how to survive this Generation Y teenager living under this humble roof and come out the other end not being carried away wearing a little white jacket with padlocks, (and to ensure I spend Generation Y's inheritance), after all if the blog is to be believed:

"FINANCIAL PLANNING: Gen-Y beats parents on work-savvy, drive"

However, I could also have some good news for those of us who have been raised to believe we are of the "Baby Boomers" Generation, classified in Wikipedia as "an American-English term to describe a person born between 1946 and 1964." So me thinks am I really a "Baby Boomer"?

If I listen to a lot of the people I know, who are slightly older, they are always amazed at the amount of current technology in my life, at my age. (never quite sure what they mean by that!)

So off I go, looking for a little more information on Baby Boomers, and are there any blogs out there written that classify this mother who isn't quite sure where she fits in the "big picture"?

I found one that reflects I am actually younger than my birth certificate says! So if there are any parents out there who really want to know where you fit go to this blog by "The Brazen Careerist"!

According to the test it has, I AM CLASSIFIED AS GENERATION-Y!!! So watch out Generation Y there are some of us out here who might be old in age, according to encyclopedias, and according to our bodies, but guess what our brains and our daily lives show we fit into your Generation too (just we have years of experience on you!) (By the way - my test result was 16!) and take the test - you could be pleasantly surprised (just as I was!)
**Just a small note - this Gen Y in a Baby Boomer body hasn't quite figured out how to put links that you can see without being taken away from my page. So when you click on these links, you will be able to see the appropriate blogs. Thanks heaps folks (and I promise I will sort it out!)**