Monday, May 23, 2011

What's in a name...

Starting off on my Dating Quest (see previous post for all the details), and having been kindly directed to a "really good site" from a former colleague I was stuck. What on earth would I call myself? Initially I mulled over the use of "skymum", but thought (in the interests of the experiment) the sheer name "mum" might hamper me from carrying out my investigation fully. I then considered my derby name, but visualised being shunned from the site with a pen-name such as Betzilla. Finally I settled on: skydancer. I believe it makes me sound goddess-like (as I most certainly am) and gives me an air of mystique. That name was taken. My supreme intellect however, prevailed. I tacked an "nz" to the end, and now I am off on my journey!

Guess who's back, back again...

Okay, so again it has been a while since my last post.. but tardiness is now a thing of the past! I am feeling totally proud of my tech-savviness at the moment, as I have finally cottoned on to the fact that I am able to use my iPhone as a modem. I know, apparently it is common knowledge... but I am proud nonetheless! As promised, please find below a couple of photos of my sweet new 'digs'. I think it is pretty darned choice, really!

From this deck I have the sweetest view of snowy mountains. (That's right, I have TWO decks!)

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

A brief hello...

I am still alive - hoorah! The move is complete and I couldn't be happier! It is a little strange updating this via my phone, but I shall strive to stay on top of it.. I am still trying to find my way around everything, and I am sure the transition won't happen overnight, but good things take time. I am talking about my life now, however the updating via iPhone thing is still relevant here! I am trying to work out how to upload images, and when I discover this amazing technology I will share my journey with you all in glorious technicolour... But for now I am afraid you will have to make do with my stilted desriptions instead...

The house is just beautiful. I am so glad I made the decision to budget a bit harder so I can afford somewhere nice! I cannot think of anything worse than coming home to a derelict hovel at the end of the day; and settling into a 'poor me, fml pity- fest'! I have inherited a cat through the move too, which is fab most of the time. I only say 'most' as we are still trying to find our way around the hierarchy system here. I currently look like a failed-suicide victim due to the deep gouges on my wrists... But I am sure (unlike my scars) this clash of personalities cannot be long-lived!

Anyway, that is all the touch-screen action I have time for this evening.. I shall attempt more soon!

Over & Out.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Over, but not Out...

This will be my last post for a wee while, until we're all settled in the new place. Have managed to wangle moving a couple of days earlier than previously planned, so am rather excited about that to say the least! I cannot wait to get out of this house, for reasons that should be obvious (without going into explicit details or lists).

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

A quick update...

I am not afraid of tomorrow, for I have seen yesterday and I love today” - William Allen White

Following on from my mammoth post (you can thank Renee for that!), I thought a brief update was in order. I'm doing great! Most of my things are now packed, and I'm on 'countdown to new house' mode (1 week to go!). Initially I was very sad, yes; and I'm sure those moments of angst will continue for quite some time. The main reason for my sadness, I have found was guilt.

The longest post in the history of blogging... My bad...

I am thrilled (and honoured) to have been nominated for this award by Renee @ Butterfly Kisses & Fairy Wishes.  I'm a tad overwhelmed by this, so will try and keep it brief and minimise rambling where possible!  Renee is an amazing photographer, and has two of the most delightful girls you could ever hope to meet. Her blog is inspiring and filled with mummy moments and magic, so please take the time to go and have a read through. One of my absolute favourite posts of hers is entitled "The week of the vexatious vagina", and I think I will leave the rest to your imagination... It is well worth a read though and I highly recommend having a look!

Monday, May 9, 2011

“I know that you believe you understand what you think I said, but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.” - Robert McCloskey

The quality is a bit shocking, but unfortunately one of the only pictures we snapped!

I was going to update my blog last night, but I didn't get back from The Mount until relatively late and a long hot soak in the tub was more of a priority at the time! I seriously feel like I am about 80. Not a single part of my body isn't sore, but it is a good pain. A happy pain. I realise I'm starting to sound a little masochistic right now, but I don't care!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Mother's Day

Today bears mixed emotions for me. I am struggling with shared custody. On one hand I love having "time out", on the other I spend the majority of this "time out" missing my darling wee man like crazy. Today is Mother's Day in New Zealand, and I don't even get to cuddle him & tell him how much I love him.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Change is in the air...

Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending. 
- Maria Robinson
Due to my recent change in circumstance, I figure it's time to give this blog a shake-up. This will still follow me on my quest for happiness (hey, I'm getting there!) but it will also become somewhat of a 'how-to guide' for Solo Mums. I'm not promising everything in here will be upbeat and joyous, as we all have bad days, but I will strive to turn everything into a positive (as I am currently attempting in my life also).

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

"Justice that love gives is a surrender, justice that law gives is a punishment." - Gandhi

"I mourn the loss of thousands of precious lives, but I will not rejoice in the death of one, not even an enemy. Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that." Martin Luther King, Jr.

My whole facebook world has been bombarded with celebration of Osama Bin Laden's death. While I do find all the Osama/Obama mix-ups amusing, I do find myself wondering about the state of the world today. We are living in a world where it is justifiable to kill thousands of human beings, and label it "justice" and "retribution".

Monday, May 2, 2011

Full of broken thoughts, I cannot repair. Beneath the stains of time, The feelings disappear.

"I hurt myself today
To see if I still feel
I focus on the pain
The only thing that's real"

If I had listened to this only a week ago, it would have rendered me a mess. I have always found it deeply moving, but for some strange reason this cover of NIN's "hurt" is my inspiration for the day. No matter the relationship between his father and I, I will not let it affect my son. He will always grow up knowing that both his mummy & daddy love him to pieces. 

Sunday, May 1, 2011

“Friends are angels who lift our feet when our own wings have trouble remembering how to fly.”

As I'm relatively 'new' to this blogging world, I'm not too familiar with things such as "linking", but I am going to give it a shot! I am linking up to Maxabella loves with (hopefully) a slightly more positive blog than my life-update yesterday!