September 2009


I want to blog about this..  tricky right?

So in that spirit, I’m writing a post without you know what, such a difficult task but good as inspiration for my lazy blog with no posts for too long, bad girl!

So, what to say? It’s still cold, snowy too, but I bought wood from Mr local wood guy so that is good, I was down to my last log. Sun is shining now though, It’s a glorious day in Kingston, and with daylight savings on Sunday, my days last past six pm.

I was a bit down, but today I’m happy.. day by day right? Lots of books and TV shows on DVD and sitting by our window looking at our mountains.. can’t complain about that!

Got my thinksport in my PO Box – no nasty BPA’s. Yay for that! So long you nasty Sigg!

I did finally apply to uni.. a BA at a school in Australia, just waiting to find out if loan guys will pay, if not, plan b, which is? A class that I can’t say without words that contain you know what. Book publishing, proofing, that kind of thing. Should find out this month.

Hubby is having fun at work, got a bit of a pay bump, thank god for that! Too poor for too long! Our savings could not support us without it.

Anyway, my brain hurts from this lack of you know whats so I will go now.

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After doing yesterday’s up challenge I found myself seeing the world from a different perspective today.. as a result, I stumbled across this shot and I just couldn’t resist taking the pic for you to see..

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Today was a good day, it’s warming up here finally which means we were able to sit by the lake and have some lunch without our lips turning blue. We took a drive into Queenstown for my Bowen Therapy appointment, normally the drive takes 30 minutes but we were on the road for much longer than that today because we were stuck behind thousands of sheep! What an experience that was! I never quite understood just how ‘rural’ we were until then! Luckily we had some Ani DiFranco rocking in the car and a really incredible view to look at so we didn’t mind the wait!

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We got some take away pizza and had lunch by the lake in town. I only really get the chance to head into Queenstown once a week so it’s always a bit strange to go from not really seeing anyone all week and then being surrounded by holidaymakers. I quite like it though and I like feeling each week like I am becoming more and more of a local.

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I had my third Bowen Therapy appointment this afternoon. I feel very strange about the whole thing, I always thought it would make a difference in how I felt but I wasn’t quite prepared for just how intensely I would feel ‘different’ after each therapy. At first it really was just an avoidance technique. I didn’t want to have to go and see a “real” doctor about this fertility stuff, and I didn’t like the idea of having to take prescription drugs to get things in order so I figured I would see an alternative practitioner, not really because I thought they would suddenly make me fertile but because it would give me more time for my body to fix itself, without me feeling like I was in denial and not doing anything about the problem.. Anyway, the Bowen has been amazing, I am still shocked each time I leave Jan’s house at how affected I feel by it. Now, I’m really beginning to think that it might actually work, but even if it doesn’t work for that particular problem it has already made a huge difference in my moods – I’m like Zen Master calm now – and my sleeping patterns and the neck aches I was having, my digestion is better, and best of all, I come out of that place feeling like I’m on cloud nine.. and yet somehow, it’s drug free! I’d highly recommend it! And Jan, the Bowen Practitioner, is like this middle aged hippie angel woman, so calm and serene and beautiful, just walking in her house makes me feel at peace.. I want to adopt her as my NZ mother!

I hope my actual mother doesn’t read that and get offended..

Okay, I’m off to light the fire, I just thought it was about time I actually updated this blog instead of just sticking photos in it!

The next challenge on the sh1ft.org website is a Quick Snap challenge.. and this week the challenge is : UP

This is the full moon through one of the windows in my loungeroom on Saturday night:

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What about you, T & J? Continuing on with the Sh1ft.org challenges with me?

Friday night for me is a quiet time. Luke works and I generally curl up by the fire with a good book or with a DVD playing on my laptop (we don’t have a TV).. this is where you’ll find me:

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My husband:

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Have you seen my SOUP?

Do you have one? If so, I’d love to see it!

This one was an easy one for me, it’s not like I have hundreds of pairs of shoes in my closet all competing for the title of my favourite. In fact I have 5 pairs, which is more than I’ve had in my life. I have a pair of docs which I bought to replace my old pair which were literally falling off my feet after 7 years of wear and aren’t quite into comfy stages of broken-in-ness. I have my black tevos which I wore for an entire six months while backpacking through Asia and only come out in summertime. I have a pair of brown flat sandals which are my happy summer sandals and always remind me of buying summer fruits at the farmers market because I wore them every Saturday through summer last year, I have a pair of black runners which were my work shoes and which now I wear when I am heading out to get fire wood – because I can put them on by just shoving my feet inside.

Last but not least, the shoes which hold the title.. my absolute favourite.. my purple cons. I’ve never had a comfier pair of shoes than cons.. you don’t have to wear them in or worry about blisters, they just fit and are comfy from the first time you ever put them on. When I bought these I agonised over the colour.. and although I was very close to getting black – like practically everything else I own – I decided that I needed some colour in my life and I’m so happy I went with purple.. I feel so festive every time I put them on. They are my every day shoe, my happy shoe, my celebration shoe. They are other people’s celebration shoe too. In town a couple of weeks ago, I was stopped in the street by a bunch of scavenger hunting canadian boys (the snowfields were closed that day) who were so excited because they had on their list “a person with dreadlocks and purple shoes” they couldn’t believe their luck to find me! Anyway, without further ado, my favourite shoes:

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And, while we’re sh1fting, don’t forget to check out T and J as they work their way through the Q & A.. loving the pics girls 🙂

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