Monday, September 9, 2013

Krispy Kreme For MS!

Who feels like some Krispy Kreme Doughnut love in Perth?

I am beginning my fundraising efforts for 2014's Step Up For MS Challenge, right now, with a Krispy Kreme fundraiser.

Orders can be made now until September 27th, via email or through my On Sparkling Wings Facebook Page.  Just send me a message with what you desire, and I will respond to confirm your order and send you my bank details or Paypal details so that you can pay.  All payments must be made by September 27th.

Your delicious, delectable, doughy love bombs will be delivered via airplane to Perth on October 13th, where we will arrange for you to collect or us to drop off! :-)

So exciting!!!

One dozen of Krispy Kreme's Classic Doughnuts cost $21 or One dozen Mixed Krispy Kreme's cost $25.

All money raised go to my Step Up For MS Challenge fundraising efforts.  :-)

Yes, I'll be climbing Central Park again next year!  1103 stairs await me... May 4th 2014!  Bring it on!  I have a lofty goal of $3000 to raise this year!  Please help me do this and support people with MS!

Of course, if you are not in Perth, Western Australia, and can not partake in my yummy Krispy Kreme Fundraiser, please feel free to support me by making a donate directly to my Step Up For MS page.

All of your support is greatly appreciated.  It would be wonderful to see a world free of MS sometime very soon!

Now get your order in!

Saturday, September 7, 2013

My Week In Review!

The Weekend...

The best laid plans can sometimes go pear-shaped.  We were going on a day trip to Busselton, but delays caused us to reschedule. We did have a busy weekend though, nonetheless.
  • Talked to my daddy on the phone.
  • Went to Kmart - bought bicycle locks and kids clothes
  • Went to Coles - bought plastic containers for the kitchen
  • Went to Gosnells Markets - got eyebrows waxed and bought fresh fruit and veg
  • Went to Bunnings - bought casters, plants and the kids had a play!  Drooled a lot.
  • Cleaned out the bunny cages
  • Reorganised our pantry!
  • Caught up on washing
  • Dyed my hair
  • Enjoyed the kids giving their Papa, Father's Day gifts in bed
  • Woke up to find a missing bunny! I guess I didn't close the cage properly, so after some hunting, we found him.  Then after some coaxing, I caught him and returned him to his hutch.
  • Got ready to go to Busselton
  • Started driving and realised I'd left a bag of gear behind that we needed & one child had no shoes! Decided to reschedule.
  • Came home and had bacon and eggs
  • Enjoyed a nap
  • Spent some time researching bicycle accessories
  • Went for a ride with the family
  • Went out for dinner
The Week
  • Took the Daisybug on a bus and train journey to the city to collect some important papers
  • Caught up with the folding
  • Went to belly dancing class
  • Did a ton of online browsing for bike gear, belly dancing gear, boots, candles etc
  • Took a hot lunch to school for the boy people whilst letting the Daisybug jump in muddy puddles!
  • Did my e-learning for Lifeline, Mental Health
  • Did some stair climbing at the train station while waiting for a friend! <puff puff>
  • Bought shoes online
  • Went to Lifeline for face to face training
  • Slept a lot
  • My bike trailer arrived!!!
  • Spent an afternoon with my brother and his family at the park!
  • Had coffee and biscuits with my Jenfriend
  • Took hot lunch to the boy-people at school again - 10 mins on the bike!
  • Voted
  • Posted letters
  • The children had friends over after school
  • Took the kids to the shop on the bikes - NOT DOING THAT AGAIN ANY TIME SOON!
  • Home made fast food - chips and nuggets!
  • Wrote this post because I couldn't sleep
Hopes for this weekend...
  • Clean up the house
  • Clean up the patio
  • Do some study
  • Get casters on the rabbit hutches
  • Do some blogging

Sunday, September 1, 2013

My Week In Review

My Weekend... Nice!
  • Slept in until MIDDAY on Saturday
  • Posted My Week in Review
  • Wrote Day 18 and Day 19 posts for the 30 Day Blog Challenge
  • Ate bacon and eggs with grilled tomato - delish
  • Collected the new bunny and got all 3 settled in a new location on the patio
  • Played the mean-mummy card on my naughty boys. Will they get the xbox back?
My Week
  • Got swamped in the laundry department, still floundering!
  • Blogged Day 20 of the 30 Day Blog Challenge
  • Had coffee with my brother and sister-in-law
  • Belly dancing class - SHIMMY!!!  Happiness is, a new coin belt!
  • Penned a post for Day 21 of the 30 Day Blog Challenge even though there was no set topic
  • Enjoyed coffee with my Jenfriend! <3
  • Had a bit of an emotional meltdown over hormones and life
  • Spent an afternoon talking and snuggling with one of my boys
  • Baked cookies from my freezer dough stash
  • Moved the bunny houses out of the rain - 2nd relocation this week!
  • Completed the e-training for my Lifeline course - topic, addiction
  • Wrote Day 22 and Day 23 posts for the 30 Day Blog Challenge
  • Bought new containers for my kitchen reorganisation!
  • Got back into the school baking swing of things with a double batch of pikelets and a single batch of white choc-chip pikelets. 
  • Baked pizza scrolls for lunch.
  • Walked an extra school run to deliver forgotten library books to the big boy
  • Became the proud owner of a bicycle for the first time in 18 years!
  • Had a parent teacher meeting
  • Watched my little boy's class host the school assembly!
Hopes for the weekend...
  • A trip to Rainbow Farm for photos in the flowers
  • Get my eyebrows done
  • Organise my kitchen
  • Get some sleep!

Secure Home and Adventurous Trips

Eeek, I've very quickly fallen behind.  That was NOT my intention but somehow time just slipped between my fingers.  Oh well... Catch up time! :-)  I'm not skipping any of this section, because I want to explore it fully.

Today's prompt... Or Day 23's...

What is your level of location independence and your Nomadic Quotient?

When I wrote about my perfect day I was surrounded by comforts of a home, family, friends, security of work, community and a hint of freedom each day.  I did not envision a day travelling as 'perfect', although it so easily could be.

I could have written about waking up in a chalet somewhere in Europe, riding my bicycle to a bakery to buy fresh bread and cheese to eat by the river or a canal.  I could have imagined riding a horse to the edge of Lake Louise and enjoying a picnic in the autumn sunshine.  I could have envisioned walking through markets in India, or Brazil, or Vietnam...  Focusing on a visit to the bubbling mud of Rotorua, Disneyland in Florida, or Lapland to visit Santa!  An elephant ride in Thailand, watching giraffes in the wild somewhere in Africa...

All of these could and would be perfect.

But I surprised myself with a story of contentment at home.  :-)

This does not mean anything when it comes to my urge to travel, find adventure and see the world.  It simply means I want a secure home base to return to.

Ideally, I think I would travel 2 or 3 times a year, a month or two at a time - returning "home" in between to nest and work and recharge for the next destination.

I know that when I have travelled before, I LOVED it.  I felt like a different person on my own and away from ome.  I didn't have to 'be' who everyone knew me to be.  I could BE anyone I liked, do anything I wanted and no one around me would question if it was out of character.  I was free to experiment, to take risks, to manage the fall out if things went pear-shaped and to grow in new directions.

Just talking about it makes me feel giddy.

Some of the best experiences I had whilst travelling where the pear-shaped ones. Certainly, at the time those moments were emotion charged and often chaotic.  But in the softer vision of hindsight, those same experiences were enriching, hilarious and I wouldn't change them.  Every one had a silver lining. And silver linings foster gratitude.

So what is my Nomadic Quotient?  My Propensity for Adventure?

I think in years gone by, although I was experimenting with who I was when I was free, travelling solo...  I was not as courageous with the boundaries as I could have been.  In the past 2 or 3 years I feel I have had a big leap into daringness.  I think its something to do with getting older, wiser, and over giving a shit what people might think.  Although it felt I was free when I travelled in my mid 20's, I wasn't as brave as I feel now.

So with that in mind... I see myself far more adventurous than I was before.  Where in the past I'd have turned down the opportunity to swim with dolphins because I might look silly in a wet suit and I am not an athletic swimmer, today I'd get in there without the damn wetsuit if I had to!  Where I'd have shied away from climbing a tower or a bridge or riding a bike or a horse to see something unmissable, because I don't do exercise...  Well now I'd just do it and be focused on the sight and see the strenuous part as good for me.  Where I'd hesitate to talk to strangers then, I'd just do now.  What's the worst that can happen?  Making a fool of yourself can be funny!  Making friends can be priceless.  You'll either come out with one of the two outcomes... :-)

I can feel my feet itching!

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