I now see why LIFE doesn't come with a manual....

on 07-Sep-2017

I remember when I gave birth to my first child my mother told me, 'They don't come with a manual.' You know what... Life doesn't come with one either. The last few months of my life have been challenging. It has been challenging for a myriad of reasons. I am at the pointy end of raising teenagers and that equates to two beautiful dependant souls becoming independent, they are forming their own personalities and is difficult to navigate at times. I feel I am in a strange place at the moment... I am so busy at times I don't know if I am Arthur or Martha. There are never enough hours in a day and there seems to be such mammoth obstacles put in front of me at random times of late.  Mornings can be a calm and happy place but by lunch all hell has broken loose! Then the calm follows before another major issues rears its ugly head. By night fall when I am tucked into bed and everyone is asleep I just sit and stare trying to wrap my head around the crazy day that just passed me by. Nothing seems to go according to plan these days no matter how hard I try, there is ALWAYS something that goes array. I have seriously had moments of 'Deer in the headlight," when I just look like a stunned mullet thinking to myself... WTF! 

This week has been a 'deer in the headlight' kind of week. Coming to work this morning I couldn't help but shake my head with pure WTF frustration... then this happened....


I am lucky enough to work with my Mum and sister, when I walked in the door they could obviously see how frustrated and flustered I looked. I worked away as usual then stopped for lunch. When I sat down for a moment to eat, our beautiful apprentice Maya had walked down town to 'Poppy's Garden' our new florist in town and the girls bought me these.

I burst into tears!

They smell absolutely divine. Flowers these days don't give off a scent but these sure do! They are so bright and brilliant after I cried I couldn't stop smiling. I can't thank them enough for this. Amongst the chaos there has been two more little lights of joy...


I saw this lovely lady for morning tea....and...


A wonderful client/friend called in and left this for me... the bag reads, 'To Tam , From Laurie, he said "Get Fat"' we were chatting about how much I love this chocolate the other day and to have him drop a block in was very special. There is always a little light amongst the chaos. These things are the things that counteract the shitty stuff today. 

Big Love to those special people x

Tx