Monday, December 28, 2009

101 in 1001

Looking at my 101 in 1001 list today I realised my goals have changed a lot and I have achieved all the ones I now actually want to achieve and there are many other goals I have instead. Would it be cheating to make a new list?

Sunday, December 27, 2009

What does my middle name say about me?

You Are Energetic and Unpredictable

You're the type of person who likes to stay active, especially physically active.

You have an adventurous spirit, and you feel like you have to do as much as possible in order to understand the world.

You crave novelty and variety. You like traveling to new places, meeting new people, and trying new things.

You try not to over think much in life. You feel like indecisiveness is a waste of time.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Christmas Take 2 is done

I was surprised by the people I saw and gifts I received. Very spoilt.Hurting badly physically and feeling crap so gotta go.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas

Christmas Graphics

Have a great new year too!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Night before Christmas Aussie Style

'Twas the night before christmas;
there wasn't a sound.
Not a possum was stirring; no-one was around.
We'd left on the table
some tucker and beer,
Hoping that Santa Claus
soon would be here;
We children were snuggled up safe in our beds,
While dreams of pavlova danced 'round in our heads;
And Mum in her nightie,
and Dad in his shorts,
Had just settled down to watch TV sports.
When outside the house
a mad ruckus arose;
Loud squeaking and banging
woke us from our doze.
We ran to the screen door,
peeked cautiously out,
snuck onto the deck,
then let out a shout.
Guess what had woken us up from our snooze,
But a rusty old ute
pulled by eight mighty 'roos.
The cheerful man driving
was giggling with glee,
And we both knew at once
who this plump bloke must be.
Now, I'm telling the truth
it's all dinki-di,
Those eight kangaroos fairly soared through the sky.
Santa leaned out the window
to pull at the reins,
And encouraged the 'roos,
by calling their names.
'Now, Kylie! Now, Kirsty!
Now, Shazza and Shane!
On Kipper! On, Skipper!
On, Bazza and Wayne!
Park up on that water tank.
Grab a quick drink,
I'll scoot down the gum tree.
Be back in a wink!'
So up to the tank those eight kangaroos flew,
With the ute full of toys,
and Santa Claus too.
He slid down the gum tree
and jumped to the ground,
Then in through the window
he sprang with a bound.
He had bright sunburned cheeks
and a milky white beard.
A jolly old joker
was how he appeared.
He wore red stubby shorts
and old thongs on his feet,
And a hat of deep crimson
as shade from the heat.
His eyes - bright as opals -
Oh! how they twinkled!
And, like a goanna,
his skin was quite wrinkled!
His shirt was stretched over
a round bulging belly
Which shook when he moved,
like a plate full of jelly.
A fat stack of prezzies
he flung from his back,
And he looked like a swaggie
unfastening his pack.
He spoke not a word,
but bent down on one knee,
To position our goodies
beneath the yule tree.
Surfboard and footy-ball shapes
for us two.
And for Dad, tongs to use
on the new barbeque.
A mysterious package
he left for our Mum,
Then he turned and he winked
and he held up his thumb;
He strolled out on deck and his 'roos
came on cue;
Flung his sack in the back and prepared to shoot through.
He bellowed out loud
as they swooped past the gates-
and goodonya, MATES!'

An Aussie Night Before Christmas Written by Yvonne Morrison

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

writing a novel again

Last week I started writing a novel. I have an outline and about 2000 words of the story done so far. Hoping by writing about it here it will push me to complete a full draft.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Christmas Take 1

Christmas take 1 is at my Aunties House tonight. By splitting everything into at least 2 if not more Christmases I will get to see most of my family and I am very happy about that.

Monday, December 21, 2009


Another 101 in 1001 goal has been completed- get seasons 7 & 8 of Mcleoads daughters.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

More 101 in 1001 goals completed

Today I completed. 92. watch ncis dvds and 45. Watch the movies I own that I haven’t watched yet.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

naughty or nice

Stolen from Renee...Are YOU on Santa's Naughty or Nice list?! You can click here and put in your name to find out. Careful though, those elves are brutal!

Here is what I got.

Has been nice most of the year (not just near Christmas)! Makes others happy. Could share a little more, however. Politeness is sometimes very good. Can be great listener.

Goal 90 of 101 in 1001 completed

90. write to 3 famous people. Today I wrote to
Adam Brand
Garth Tander and
Stephanie Myer.

I do not expect to hear from them but I had fun and its another goal completed.

Friday, December 18, 2009

christmas spirit

Your Christmas Sprit Level: 35%

You definitely have some Christmas spirit, and you enjoy the holidays as much as the average person.

You don't go over the top celebrating, and by December 26th, you're ready to pack away your decorations.

You have your own special Christmas traditions, and you tend to pick and choose what you like about Christmas.

The holidays are important to you, but you don't let them take over your life.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Health or lack of

I am not doing great health wise at the moment and there are big changes and conflicts ahead in the new year. I don't cope well with change either so hoping I'll come out the other side okay. I'm not really into religion so not sure about the whole prayer thing but I know I'm strong and will get through it.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Baby steps

The balance of the savings account I set up the other day is now $100. It is a very small step to my $10,000 goal but it is a start and I will add to it whenever I am paid for my Divine articles.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Society will never dream like me

The Sanctity of Dreams-Live
Paint a moustache on the Mona Lisa
Ride a Harley through the heart of danger
Pick up a pen and fight a war for the right to dream
I was seventeen
Give up my house, sleep for nights on concrete
Meditate with all the bums on Vine Street
No more running, no more hiding in the house of the dead
I think I’ll grow some dreads
I believe in the sanctity of dreams
No more running from these masqueraders
I believe that society will never dream like me
I dream of loving, of the empty graveyard
I dream of Vegas and the transcendental wildcard
A place where noone waits to die before they go into the light
And just the blind have sight
I follow nothing but the compass of my instinct
No matter where it leads, I know it will take me to the brink
And leave me there by myself and all alone with my dreams
Can you hear my scream?
I believe in the sanctity of dreams
No more running from these masqueraders
I believe that society will never dream like me
Never dream like me
Society will never dream like me
Never dream like me
Ooh ooh ooh
I believe in the sanctity of dreams
No more running from these masqueraders
I believe that society will never dream like me
I believe in the sanctity of dreams
No more running from these masqueraders
I believe that society will never dream like me
Never dream like me
Society will never dream like me
Society will never dream like me
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This song by Live is one I have recently rediscovered. Dreams are something that are important to me and I have many goals for the future (some of which I have written about on this blog but many I haven’t). I believe that many of my dreams are different to those who aren’t blessed enough to be differently abled but even the ones that are the same I might have to work a little harder to get there and thus Society will never dream like me.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Quotes to live by

"To love is to risk not being loved in return. To hope is to risk pain. To try is to risk failure, but risk must be taken because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing.” Author unknown

"It hurts to love someone and not be loved in return, but what is the most painful is to love someone and never find the courage to let the person know how you feel.” Author unknown

“The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, the education, the money, than circumstances, than failure, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company... a church... a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past... we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. And so it is with you... we are in charge of our Attitudes.” Charles R. Swindoll

Sunday, December 13, 2009


As a young child, I used to be so frugal with my money and really save and weigh up each purchase before I made it. As an adult I am almost the exact opposite. I have no savings and this is a situation I really want to change but I am struggling to do so especially on the small disability pension I get. I guess I need to have the mindset that every dollar counts and start from there but I'm not really sure how to budget etc.

I've been looking at blogs of people who live a frugal live and those who have managed to save in order to get inspiration but I am still a bit lost. I just opened an online savings account with my bank so I guess that is a start. I want it to have a $10,000 balance by the end of 2010 so I guess that is my goal right now. How to achieve it? More later as I ponder this.

Saturday, December 12, 2009


You Need Success to Be Happy

You are a responsible and serious person. You like to do things well.

Reaching your goals is very important to you, and you don't like getting sidetracked.

You feel great when you are mastering new tasks and solving problems. You believe in hard work.

Nothing makes you feel worse than feeling like you are doing a back job.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Crazy busy

The next few days will be flat out with a ton of homework and medical stuff going on. So I'm not sure that you'll get quality posts from me but I guess the point of NABLOPOMO is to post each day whether quality or not. I am also discovering I need to be so much more organised than I actually am so I need to look at ways of doing that. Any suggestions?

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Bah Humbug

Yesterday I finished my Christmas shopping. As usual I spent way too much on people who I don't think will appreciate their gifts. I don't mind the gift giving (and in fact love buying gifts for people) but hate the fact that in my family the gifts are never seen as good enough. Can't I just fast forward and skip Christmas this year?

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

I'm Me

I am a butterfly,
I am a bee,
I’m a dragon,
I’m me

I’m twisted,
I’m tortured,
I’m trapped yet I’m strong,
I’m me.

I’m a human being,
With thoughts and feelings too,
I cry & laugh just like you,
Because I am me.

(c) Karen Peatt 2009

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Not Special

I am not special,
I’m just being me.
Doing the best I can,
The best to be free.
I’m not different,
I’m not unique,
I’m no more important than the next person.
Yet you seem to see me as something special
Something neat,
Something to hold on a pedestal,
As something great.

You think because I face challenges,
But do it with a smile,
That I am better than most,
Yet I am just being me.
Nothing special, yet everything to some,
I am light, yet I am dark,
With many faces, yet I am just,
Another branch on this tree of life.
(C) Karen Peatt 2009

Monday, December 7, 2009

Hell of a Ride Adam Brand

I guess you could say we've been through a lot
And we stuck with each other like it or not
But there's nothing like friends to make you feel alive
We didn't win every battle but God knows we tried

Here's to the sinners here's to the saints
Here's to the people who I'd like to thank
You drink to me I'll drink to you
Let's drink together but before we do...
If we die tonight that'd be alright
Coz we had one hell of a ride

We kicked up some dust and we sure made some noise
But girls will be girls and us boys will be boys
They called us crazy we proved em wrong
They'll be talking 'bout us long after we're gone
We've all done some things we'd rather not tell but we lifted each other when one of us fell

This song means a lot to me at the moment. It has become a bit of an anthem for my life right now. I am struggling g in many ways right now but the one thing I hope I can say is that my life has been one hell of a ride and that I’ve made the most of the opportunities I’ve had.

Sunday, December 6, 2009


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Saturday, December 5, 2009


Congratulations to my online friends the Garcia family who finally get to bring Kellsey home. I have always wanted to adopt a child and they have inspired me to consider international adoption one day.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Jacob or Edward

Your Dream Guy is Jacob

You are a warm, friendly, loving person ... and you're attracted to the same qualities in a guy.

For you, love is an organic process. It happens naturally, and it sometimes takes years.

You love being with a guy who has a wild streak like Jacob, even if he's a little unpredictable at times.

You love fun and adventure. You're likely to fall in love with a young soul.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

What kind of Vampire am I?

You Are Edward Cullen

In general, you are an upstanding, ethical, and compassionate person. You aren't a stereotypical vampire.

Of course, you're only undead, so you can't help but be tempted occasionally. You do a good job keeping your cravings in check.

You are a true romantic, and you live to take care of your sweetheart. You couldn't go on if you hurt the one you love.

You have many worries and conflicts deep in your heart. You may seem distant or cold, but it's only because you care so much.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

A to Z ofThankful

I know we don't have thanksgiving here in Australia but I thought this was a cool idea. Here's my A to Z of thankful.

A is for all my online friends
B is for Blake my eldest nephew and the joy he brings me
C is for chocolate
D is for downloadable audiobooks and music
E is for Everyone in my family.
F is for food in my belly
G is for green grass
H is for my health which will hopefully improve in 2010
I is for Internet and the world it opens up 2 me
J is for joking around with friends
K is for Kayden my youngest nephew and the light of my life right now
L is for love and those who love me
M is for music and its ability to distract me
N is for Nana and Pa my grandparents are big part of my world
O is for opportunities my abilities have given me like bowling and writing 4 DeVine
P is for people accepting me for who I am
Q is for quiet time alone
R is for reading a really good book.
S is for studying and learning something new every day
T is for TAFE and my friends there
U is for understanding and acceptance of my abilities by community members
V is for veggies and my other favourite foods
W is for writing and the enjoyment I get from it
X is for X rays and other medical tests that unravel the mystery that is my health
Y is for you the people who read my blog and leave comments (hint hint)
Z is forzzzzzzzzz's and the nights I actually get to sleep

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Help Wanted

If anyone is out there reading this can you please tell me what your favourite "classic" novel is and why? I need to compile a summer reading list.