Monday, August 31, 2009

><>..Like A Fish Out Of Water..<><

Feeling a little like a fish out of water lately.
or should that read still?

I'm sure it's still Sunday somewhere in the world.
I vowed to post a SOOC shot this weekend...if it killed me.
{{{ok...perhaps THAT is exaggerating a little}}}
Better late than never is my mantra at the moment...

...that and...
'I'm in my place of Zen. I am calm, I am in control, I am f@cking kidding myself AND it is working for me at this present moment in time!'
'I'm in my place of Zen. I am calm, I am in control, I am f@cking kidding myself AND it is working for me at this present moment in time!'
'I'm in my place of Zen. I am calm, I am in control, I am f@cking kidding myself AND it is working for me at this present moment in time!'

Repeat mantra to self whilst focusing on calming image (See above photo)
(It helps at this point, if you can lock any distractions such as children, pets and partners on the other side of a door!)

In my case they were all INSIDE the house, I was OUTSIDE and the patio door was locked!
The sun was setting over my back fence and...

I was drawn to this fish windchime and the way it looked against the setting sun.

Do you know,
that if you put your iPod(or whateva you have!)headphones in,
and turn suitably chosen music up,
That you can go just about anywhere your imagination can take you!

I am this fish out of water presently,
out of my comfortable safe water,
swimming against the current of resistance,
but I know the strong, tumultuous current shall ease eventually
and the calm still waters will return.
I shall take respite in that calm when it comes, knowing it will change again only too soon.
I shall be grateful for the changing waters
because we all know that still water eventually becomes stagnant.
I will no longer swim against the current of change.
I will go with the flow.
With less resistance comes the ability to lift ones eyes to look around for the positives that the change brings.

From my current iPod Playlist

This takes me to a cruisey, mellow place

This makes me wanna get up and groove, it lifts my spirit.
Why does it lift my spirit?

.....because it makes me think of this AWESOME wedding entrance.
If my husband could dance, he'd almost be perfect....
(I said ALMOST ~winks~)

To be brief~HA me brief~ ROTFLMAO

I have a house dripping with teenage hormones.
The teenagers are revolting!
Obnoxious, selfish, self~centred, disrespectful...I could go on BUT!
Add to the mix the 'run-a-way' from home moments
AND the truant from school moments
ADD the smoking moments
AND the jump out the window to meet my mates moments....
.....and you pretty much have my life at the moment!

♥Little messages like this help♥

Lisa said...

So the other day I woke up and my hands started to get real know the kind of shakes when you really know you need a low fat, double espresso, no whip, no foam, venti caramel macchiato? Then I realized it wasn't the was just that I was missing you (:

How have you been,
miss you,

This woman is AMAZING!
Thinking about the trials she and her family have had to, and do, endure
sends me to the kitchen to serve myself
a large cup of
'Shut the F@ck up'
and a plate of ' Remember what she's got going on'!

Pop on over to Lisa's Place
She participates in SOOC Weekends also.

You can also drop by Melody's, who hosts SOOC Weekends at her place,

Slurping Life

Pictures Straight Out Of Camera
xxx No Editing Allowed xxx

Leave a comment or even a little Bloggy L♥VE if you drop by their places!

Thanks for dropping by my place too, by the way

xXx Jewelz xXx

Sunday, August 16, 2009

♡This is a Happy 50th SOOC Celebratory Post For JB♡

This is my good friend JB (on the right) and I.
(SOOC shot taken with my ♥MacNotebook♥ using 'Photobooth')

These are the cute a$$ Chocolate dipped Cupcake-Pops
I made as a treat for her.

I took a plate of pops, made with L♡VE,
along last night, to her early birthday celebration
Hedland Style@ the Bowling Club.
She is off on a well deserved break
to celebrate her 'actual birthday date' with a group of good friends and family
on the Australian Gold Coast.
Party Your Precious Heart Out JB
Talking of pops....PoP
to check out a whole lot of awesome SOOC shots
(NO EDITING_Straight Out Of Camera_PHOTOS)
Slurping Life
Just click on the link to follow the cyber path to the sites of the individual contributors.
Hey.......don't forget to leave a little love.
Bloggers L♡VE getting comments and reactions (the little tick-a-boxes)!
Thanks for dropping by

Friday, August 14, 2009

✫✫✫✫A Little Fun On Friday✫✫✫✫

Yes, he's an artistic/dramatic kinda guy....

...and Sometime NO words are necessary :0)


...........It's just enough to know you are L♡VED
Just the way you are,
for just the kind of person you are,
XxXxXby many many peopleXxXxX

Peace, right back at you Mitch
♡♡All the L♡VE in the world♡♡
xXxMummay J

......Friday Morning Randomness....

I've awoken in the early early hours of the morning.
I had a draining day yesterday.
An intense day, dealing with other people's children with attitude,
which, by the way normally does NOT phase me.
HOWEVER, team it with the trials I am having with the He-Devil presently,
A chair tossing, table kicking, box throwing, window punching, profanity rich verbal tyrade
from an eleven year old who is NOT my own flesh and blood,
did not start my day off on a super huge high note!!!
{{spending till 7pm at work making sure everything for my day was finished and put away and and an incident report written and filed before the end of my day was NOT my idea of a ✫GREAT✫ day at work!!!}}
Lucky we can start each day a fresh I say.

Hello Friday
Please be gentle with me!


Monday, August 10, 2009

SOOC Sunday Fisheye perspective :0)

ok ok ok...maybe I'm cheating a little making this a triptych :0)
However, I think they needed to be put up together.

Before I go any further I'd like to thank Melody over at Slurping Life.
She is the host of our SOOC Weekends.
She had needed to retreat from blogging to deal with some complicated family issues.
I just want to send her strength and support along with my thanks for being an awesome hostess :0)
Slurping Life

Why don't you click on Melody's link so you can check out the awesome SOOC shots of other photographers!
(Straight Out Of Camera~No editing at all)
Now the shots........
We went off to Adelaide in South Australia over the holidays
to visit with Justin's family.
Whilst there, we visited the Adelaide Zoo.
A bit of a disappointment...lots of renovations happening so there
were many exhibits we could not visit :0(
I did have fun playing with my LOMO fisheye film camera.
These murals adorn the walls of the entrance to the zoo.
I love them.
That was enough for me to want to share them with you all.

Hope you are all having a great weekend.
Till next time :0)
Cheers All
and thanks for dropping by.

Monday, August 3, 2009


Sorry everyone, for my bloggy pause :0)
Needed to 'catch-up' around here upon our return from holidays!
Does anyone else feel like they need a holiday to get over their holidays?
I did this time.
I think the fact that my body has been working against me
compounded the 'stress' I've been experiencing.
I think the fact that
I HAVE been tackling the 'issues' that
I have had hovering over me is also why I've felt so exhausted.
I am beginning to feel a little more invigorated,
a little more enthused.

I think the weekend
P.H.otography workshop
had a lot to do with it.

I shall return shortly to fill you in.
Thanks for your patience.