what an amazing Blogosphere

InJulz response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Recently Acquired.” I started this blog only a few short months ago, it seems hardly possible. I did it for various reasons, none of which seem important or even relevant now. I was not fully prepared for the amount of people who would be interested in any…

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All Grown Up

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “All Grown Up.”

I don’t really know when it happened (I think it has, but not completely), I guess the first time I really felt like a grown up was when I had my first child. The feel of sheer joy and wonder at the look, feel and smell of your first child is an amazing and terrifying experience all at once. Ask any new parent, they know what I am talking about, you’ll be able to pick them out, they are sleep deprived and wild around the eyes. They startle easily, and usually have some spit up on at least one shoulder.

I guess then came child number 2, the house in the suburbs, the bills…..it all sort of just sneaks up on you. It’s not like you wake up on your 18 birthday and say, well that’s it I am now a grown up. In many ways I feel the same as I did when I was 20, 30 or even 40, sure there are muscles that hurt in all the wrong places, a few more lumps and bumps and some body parts don’t quite work they way they used to, but I still feel the same inside. Infact I guess the older I get the more I dream and play, getting closer to that used by date, makes you want to be less of a grown up and more of a kid, youth is wasted on the young.

So now I guess I am seen as a grown up, I just dont want to be seen as old. Old can come later, for now I’ll just take the big kid tag and live with that.

Sing a Song

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Make Me Smile.”

There is one thing that will usually make me smile, apart from my animals, and that is good music. Especially in the car, it doesn’t matter if the traffic is atrocious, as long as I have some good tunes! I’m that person you see in the traffic, waving her arms around, nodding her head in time, tapping the steering wheel and singing at the top of her lungs (badly I might add!) – yes that is me. I love to sing, I cannot carry a tune, but I do so love to sing, in the car, in the shower, in the garden. So for all of us who cannot carry a tune………..unite – there is a lot of us, and Smile!

– Julz

Hippo Dance Disasters

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Another Trio.”

Write about any topic you wish, but make sure your post features a bookcase, something cracked, and a song you love.

As I was dancing around my lounge room the other day as a deranged hippo, I was listening to my current favorite song on the radio; You + Me, by You+Me (You know Pink), anyway I managed to trip over the dog…….damn mutt is always under my feet. I fell heavily on the old bookcase, something cracked and then the whole top shelf fell on me. Managed to find the missing paperwork from from holiday we have coming up. Win Win? Possibly, however the bruised forearm from hitting the bookshelf doesn’t seem to think so.

Getting Seasonal

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Getting Seasonal.”

This year we went all out, Tree, decorations, lights out the back (Moth wont do lights out the front or roof………too much of competition with the neighbors!), we had all the festivities here as well. A week long parade of BBQs, Picnics, Roasts, BYO and everything in between. Normally we are the ones who travel all over the place, so for once it was so nice to have it here. I just wish perhaps the kids and hubby weren’t working do much at this time of year to lend a hand. I have to admit, it was more work than I originally anticipated. I think I spent more time on my feet as host, regardless of how prepared I thought I was!

Next year it can be someone else turn again, OR it can be split between all of us?

New Years Resolutions

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “To Be Resolved.”

To be honest I don’t really make Resolutions, I know I will always break them before the week is out. Mind you in saying that, I did quit smoking this year…………who knows maybe I might actually manage to loose some weight next year?

I will definitely enjoy my self more! 2015 is already shaping up to be a very big year and I am pretty well booked up for the first few months; New Zealand holiday, I am going to two music concerts, I have a few friends turning 50, My youngest daughter is graduating from University in April, we have a 21st to attend, as well as many photographic shoots talked about if not already organized, plus I have been asked to do a portrait shoot for a family member as well…………an actual paid gig! Fancy that, although I admit I feel funny taking money for it, considering I am not a professional, just an enthusiastic amateur……….but the shoot will be fun. They want me to do a kids portrait with her dog and pet snake, apparently most photographers are not that interested. You know the whole kids and animals thing, I figure if nothing else it will be funny. Might even get some great candid shots!

So here is to 2015…………Happy New Year Everyone

The Birthday Moth Didn’t want – Pt.3

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Hindsight.”

Not quite Hindsight as put in the daily prompt, however I guess it is fitting in my own strange way. As I wrote about in Pts 1 & 2, Moth had his birthday party a week ago. As predicted by Moth, it was a lot of fuss and bother for very little return. However he did get to spend the day with his immediate and extended family, ate way too much food, possible drank just a little too much, got some pressies and had chocolate cake………..we even managed to sing Happy Birthday (mostly off key) to his annoyance. So all round a good day. However in Hindsight, less food and perhaps a little more control over what present he got from his sisters; he only got half of what we all put in for their presents on their previous birthdays. A little bit hypocritical,  considering he is the only brother they have, and the baby of the family to boot…………but what can you do? Nothing, besides it’s the thought that counts right?

Tight Corner

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Tight Corner.” It seems that I am playing catch up with the daily prompt, so I shall make them brief! Have you ever managed to paint yourself into the proverbial corner because of your words? What did you do while waiting for them “to dry”? Everyday of my…

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