I currently have a daughter lying in bed.
It is late and she should be going to sleep.
But I am constantly hearing "mum, come here please".
When I arrive comments like "I can't wait" and "I am so excited" greet me.
You see tomorrow is a very special day in our house.
Tomorrow is June 4th.
Tomorrow is Amelia's 9th Birthday.
Thank you to our beautiful friends that came on Saturday for a quiet celebration.
It was a memorable experience that Amelia loved.
Amelia has already received her present from the whole family.
Honey our new puppy.
I can honestly say that she has fitted into our home and family extremely well.
She has also found a way into all of our hearts.
Honey is gentle and quiet with Amelia and has great fun running and playing with Tom.
There has been no crying for her siblings or distress overnight.
It is almost a spiritual calling (if you believe in that).
I saw her at the exact time that we were ready to welcome her.
Honey's personality and nature are perfect for what our family needs at this point in our lives.
And the final HAPPY straw is our other dog, Scamp, loves her.
He has a new lease on life.
He waits for her to wake up and plays excitedly.
Very happy with our decision.
Tomorrow there will be a few "necessary" presents (think One Direction !) and a special celebration at Amelia's special school.
We will finish with a family dinner.
Then I will begin the reinactment of Amelia's birth 9 years ago.
Tickets are $10.
(That last bit was a joke!).
This week I decided to take a short sabatical / hiatis from Facebook for a while.
I have logged out everywhere.
The account still exists, I just do not check it.
I love a good challenge and this definately began as one.
The first two days was like quitting smoking.
I was lost and didn't know what to do.
I was coming up with awesome status updates and only had myself to laugh at it !!
Now it is easy.
My reason for the challenge?
Recently there had had been disagreements that had been directed at me or that I became involved in.
I did not enjoy the side of me that obsessively argued back.
Other people can happily participate but that is not me anymore.
I do not need to waste my time defending myself or opinion over anything.
So if anyone wants to contact me email
Finally I would like to describe the way I was woken at 7am on this Sunday morning......
It was dark in the house.
Not a creature was stirring,
not even a mouse (or Honey, Scamp, Annie or Tessa!).
When a little 5 year old boy woke up.
He decided to turn on his mummy's phone to check the AFL footy scores from the night before.
(he has downloaded his own app from itunes!).
Poor little boy, his Melbourne Demon Footy Team has not won a game this season.
Yesterday they were 18th on the ladder.
That is last.
Last night they played the team 2nd on the ladder.
This morning I woke up to a VERY LOUD whisper.
"mum, mum, MUM. They won, they won".
I looked at the phone sympathetically thinking "he has read the numbers wrong. Melbourne couldn't beat Essendon".
But sure enough they had won by one goal.
Tom was sooooo happy ALL day.
And what a beautiful way to wake up.
Tomorrow it will be a little girl turning 9, so best I sleep.......