Finally we’ve done it, we’ve bought our own home.
The first time a saw the for sale sign I got tears in my eyes, I really did and do feel like the weight of the world has been lifted off of my shoulders.
The last couple of weeks have been the most stressful of my life, most of you will know how stressful buying your first home can be. I was on my way to raid my Dads seaweed cracker box, when I Spotted a for sale sign out the front of a house just up from my Parents house. We hadn’t actually been planning to look at buying our own home until we came back from our outback 4wd adventure we have planned for next year, but when I spotted this house in the same street I grew up in, just up the street from my Parents place, my heart started doing all sorts of flips and I started dreaming about how wonderful it would be for my son to grow up in the same beautiful street where I did. I started having day dreams of Riley (a few years from now) walking down to Grandma and Grandad’s to raid the cookie jar (or seaweed crackers) and then returning home with Sassy in tow (Sassy is my parents dog).
Then the reality of buying a house set in and I started to freak. I was riddled with anxiety and was getting to the point of just saying no, lets forget about it, it’s too hard. Fear of the unknown has become a real problem with me since I became a mother, I don’t have the same to hell with the consequences, run flat out blindfolded attitude I used to.
But It’s going to be ours. I grew up at number 3 and will grow old at number 9. Since the loan was approved and the deposit was put down, all my unease and fear has gone away. After too many years of renting, living in no one’s home, I will have my own and I will be able to set my soul free. I will be able to fill this house with love for my son and make it my sanctuary.
In this world I have everything
But it just won’t do
Always left wanting more
As desire tries to break down the door
I can be so materialistic at times
That it makes me sick
Actually sometimes it causes me to act like a dick
Only to want more
I get so cranky while waiting to score
I have everything I need
But it’s never enough
My life is filled with cuddles and love
But it always seems that it’s never enough
What on earth else is needed to fill the void?
I thought once my son was born it’d be destroyed
This hidden hungry monster that lives in my brain
Before she excited life was much simpler
And I was happy with plain
How do I satisfy her?
When she’s in a world with everything
But it won’t do
So much pressure in my head
I feel so sleepy
and I miss my bed
I need a break to recharge my smile
Because I’ve lost it
It hasn’t be around for a while
These new drugs aren’t kicking in
My point of view is getting rather dim
I’m not sure which way is up
But it’s OK
I’m not giving up
You better think quick
Before you get bit
And blown away
How sad your life must be
To spend your time causing so much misery
Spinning your lies until the world dissolves to grey
The people that you mess with
Can only take so much
It’ll be worse than a bull rush
When karma comes to your town
The pain and suffering you’ve caused
Will beat down your doors
And you will get what’s coming to do
No matter how much you try to explain
It’ll all be in vain
As karma knows the truth
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Carter Griffin, enforcing officer for the Seattle Wolf Pack, has a problem. He’s been offered the promotion of his dreams…if he can find a wife to prove he’s over his playboy ways. But Carter’s already walked the matrimonial road and bought the stinkin’ T-shirt. Besides, a werewolf only gets one fated mate. Been there, done that.
All werewolf dog trainer Faith Hamilton wants to do is earn enough green stuff to put her younger brother through college. Okay, okay, so she also totally wants Carter, her sexy next-door neighbor, to look at her as more than a friend. It’s too bad size 12 and plain isn’t his type. At all.
The two friends strike a deal to help one another out. They must face a variety of challenges from a psycho ex-girlfriend to a Yorkie with a shoe fetish…and that pesky problem of only having one-fated mate in a lifetime. Will a relationship ruin their friendship…or spark a love neither anticipated?
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Let me first just say that this is the first book I’ve ever read my Kristin Miller and straight after finishing it I went out and bought another one of her paranormal romances! – Be it about dragons instead of werewolves – So I think that speaks for its self as to how impressed by her I was.
The book reads as a lovely sweet romance – girl (Faith) wants guy (Carter) who doesn’t see her as anything more than a friend, then he finally wakes up to himself but is too scared to do anything about it for fear of ruining the friendship – I was really enjoying reading it but got a shock when at about 67% through the book we get a steamy love scene between the pair. I wasn’t shocked that they hooked up as the story was building to that, but it’s obvious I don’t read many romances that aren’t considered YA, as you don’t come across such descriptive sex scenes in the material written for a younger audience, haha Well Darrrr, of cause not. Never the less It was a delicious and enjoyable addition to the already fun story that really propelled the desire to finish the book. At around the 85% mark Carter turned into a raving manic jerk-face and nearly ruined the whole book for me. I was saying to myself “Fuck him Faith you deserve better, leave that asshole for dust” but he redeemed himself via having an epiphany as to how much of an arse-wipe he had been.
And they lived happily ever after. I love happy endings. Books need to have happy ending because in reality things don’t play out the same way and all us girls that have been heartbroken need a happily ever after world to escape to.
Vaempires: Zombie Rising (The Evolutionary War #2)
by Thomas Winship
The tale of the Evolutionary War resumes in Væmpires: Zombie Rising.
Væmpires have taken control of twelve major cities. Their leader, Vielyn, seeks the atomic weapons that will bring the rest of the world to its knees.
Vampire forces are reeling. As Linq and Ray race to the royal estate to rendezvous with Cassandra and Daniel, the princess is captured and Daniel falls.
With the fate of world shifting to their teenage shoulders, Linq and Ray must deal with tremendous losses while battling a most unexpected—and undeadly—new foe.
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The Story starts within Vaempires: The Evolutionary War.
I really liked reading what was happening with Linq and Ray at the different points in the story.
In the first book, it was Daniel and Cassie’s heads through which we saw the world. Now don’t get me wrong, I quite enjoyed it that way, but it was a nice change and I think it added more depth to be in Linq’s mind (a refresher comes later when we get to cross back to Cassie’s any way).
My only qualm with this fast paced and exciting book is that it ended. It leaves us reeling with desire to find out what happens next. Please Mr Winship tell me that the final instalment will be out soon or at least another novella side story or prequel to tide me over.
So the first weekly challenge of the Michelle Bridges 12 Week Body Transformation is to do a MASSIVE cook up of some of the freezer friendly meals so when we are feeling lazy we’ve got a freezer full of meals ready so we are less temped to cheat with take-out etc.
So this weekend I’m going to set aside a couple of hours (yeah right it’ll probably take me all weekend) to prep, cook and package up meals to stock up my freezer with.
This is NECESSARY for my success as the only way I’ll eat properly and follow the plan is if it’s easy.
It was awesome when I first got home from the hospital with my son as my mum was making me freezer meals, so I was actually eating properly, because the only time I got to eat was zapping them in the microwave and whooshing them down before Riley woke up again.
I’d love to be able to afford something like Light & Easy home delivery or even better a personal chief LOL.
Anyway, so I’m going to attempt to cook up the following (list below) and hopefully the hubby will help me with the prep and cook. The meals are all less than 400cals per serve and I think I’m about to get a shock at how small the serves are.
# Baked Pasta with Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Spinach & Mozzarella
# Bean Nachos with Chilli Guacamole
# Broccoli & Zucchini Cheesy Bake
# Chicken, Pumpkin & Chickpea Korma
# Cottage Pie with Parmesan Potato Topping
# Cupcake Quiche
# Ricotta, Mushroom & Roasted Capsicum Cannelloni
# Spaghetti Bolognese with Lentils
# Spinach & Ricotta Cannelloni
# Not So Naughty Nachos
# Tuna & Vegie Lasagne