Cheating is a choice, not a mistake, and not an excuse.
If you decide to cheat, and you succeed in cheating someone out of something, don’t think that this person is a fool. Realize that this person trusted you much more than you ever deserved, and they learned a lesson about who you really are.
The above is something I saw somewhere, don’t remember where but thought it was so true I would save it and use it as a blog post so that is what I am doing today.
So here is the question for today, have you ever cheated?
I had to give this a lot of thought because to be honest I don’t remember ever cheating, but I am sure at some point in my 51yrs of life I have in fact cheated, I never cheated at school there was no point as I was often the smartest kid in the class and I have never cheated on Tim that is just not who I am. But I am sure I must have cheated at something at some point in time.
Although I have never seen the point in cheating maybe if I was one of the dumbest kids in class I might have felt different and as for cheating on Tim well I love him so much and have never met anyone who has even tempted me to do so.
I really don’t understand why some people cheat on a spouse or girl/boyfriend, if you are in love with someone why would you want someone else.
As for cheating on exams well you really are the one who is going to end up behind the 8 ball because as some point you are going to have to know the answers you copied so doesn’t it make more sense to learn the stuff and not cheat.
I have wondered at times how a cheater teaches their children that cheating is wrong, for them it is “do as I say not as I do”……………………..
I am sure my own mum could relate to this, she is 73yrs old but she is still driving kids to school and day care and minding babies and toddlers 5 or 6 days a week, and cleaning up after them. Would she have it any other way, NO, she loves doing it yes there are days when she is so exhausted and wonders why she is still doing these things at 73yrs of age.
Now I may not be a mother in-law yet although Kathy-Lee is in a serious relationship and is hoping it is a till death relationship but still I do not think Michael think of me as a mother in-law but that is neither here nor there in my opinion I think of him like a son in-law and I treat him like one too.
Tim is very close to his mum in-law in fact God help you if you say anything against him or does anything to harm him because my mum will attack you fiercely as if he was her own child. The same can be said about how Tim feels about mum, in many ways he has been closer to her than he was to his own mother.
I have often wondered how he is going to support me when the time comes that I lose mum, as I will be a wreck and so will he be………………………………….lol
Tim has called my parents mum & dad since before we were married and he has said many times that my parents have treated him better than his own parents did, Tim wasn’t used to a close knit family like how my family is, he has also said many times that he hopes he is as good a parent as my dad is. A long time ago he said he wanted his daughters to think of him the way me and my siblings think of our dad, it is my dad he strives to be alike.
My mum has always treated her son in-laws and her daughter in-law like family and would never say a bad thing about them, even if she didn’t like them much, she would keep her thoughts to herself saying if they make my child happy than I am happy.
I can’t say I had the same relationship with my mother in-law, for a number of reasons; the big one being that I only saw her once or twice a year and the second one was she gave me the creeps. It is hard to explain why she did there was just something about her that gave me the creeps maybe it had to do with how she smelt or how disgusting her house was I don’t know I just didn’t look forward to visiting her. This rubbed off on my children they also didn’t like visiting her, in fact when we went for a visit before getting to her place we would have to stop at Macca’s to use the toilet and then when we left we would go straight to Macca’s for another toilet visit………………….lol
So do you have in-laws? Do you get along with them? How do they treat you?
If you read these words how would you feel?
I’m pathetic, I have no job, no hope of getting a job and I need a job, I am barely scrapping by on what the government pays me now and that is going to be reduced next year by around $350 and I am terrified. I can’t sleep because I can’t stop thinking. I need a job and I am never going to get one. I don’t have resume, I don’t know how to write one and I don’t know how to do an interview. I don’t know how to do anything but stupid things that have no real world application. I’m pathetic………………….
I can’t stop thinking about this so I can’t sleep, I am so terrified I want to cry but I can’t cry because I am to tired too, every time I close my eyes I don’t know where I will be or what is going to happen to me in only a few months times.
To top it off I am a horrible mother to my son and I have no discipline and I can’t stick to my guns, even if I had them. I don’t know what I am doing, with anything. My life, his life, a job my house, my dogs, I am failing everywhere and I am Terrified and so tired but to terrified to sleep………….
This is a transcript of a couple of text messages I received this morning and I can tell you they left me so sad and feeling helpless, as a mother I want to be able to fix things and make my daughters feel safe and secure and well happy and protected and this makes me feel like I have failed. There is little to nothing I can do to make things better.
Well the time has arrived for me to decorate my house for the Christmas season, I do love this time of year, and love to have the house decorated. I don’t go overboard with the decorations, well I don’t think I do but Tim might think differently but he doesn’t say anything about the decorations he should know what I am like after 30 yrs together. In past years I would have Christmas decorations hanging on things around the rooms now I use the decorations that stick to the walls and windows a lot I prefer them now so much easier. I even decorate my car with those stickers that go on the windows.
Now you would think growing up in a house that has lots of Christmas decorations up, you would decorate your own home when you move out but I have three daughters and none of them have been big on decorating but they are getting better. I have told my girls you don’t have to do it for yourself do it for your child, as Christmas is all about children in my opinion but not just children there are adults like me who love Christmas as well.
When I have finished my decorations I will take photos and post them on my blogs like I did last year, and yeah I know I didn’t have this blog last year…………………
So here is the question for this post are you a Christmas decorator, or do you prefer to not have many or any decorations up at all, maybe you are not a Christian and don’t do Christmas I get that, I know we are all not Christians and there are religions that don’t do Christmas that is fine we are all different and all so alike at the same time.
For those who don’t know I recently had a birthday and turned 51, I went around telling people that I am now just over half a century old, I had a great birthday got some great presents, such as jewellery and clothes and flowers and a new tattoo……………see……………. it matches Jessica’s little hand on her right hand but mine is bigger and I added Leo to it……………..I love it……………
However this post isn’t really about my birthday it is more about birthdays in general, so here is my question how do you feel about birthdays?
Do you have a problem with telling people how old you are?
My nan wouldn’t tell anyone how old she was, she would say that you are only as old as you think you are and your age is just a number. I get that in my head I still feel 20-22 but I have no problem telling people I am 51.
I think I look my age, I don’t think I look younger than my age or older than my age I look like a 51yr old woman, I have no wrinkles but I do have grey hair which I dye so I do not feel older than I am. I am wearing a new dress in the above photo which was given to me by my niece Kelli for my birthday.
I know some people who look older than their age (my sister Sue), it is no fault of her own it is just the way it is it is a family joke that Sue looks older than she is, the same can be said for my sister Jeannie she thinks she looks older than she is too……………Sue is only 44 and Jeannie is 45.
Do you look forward to your birthday each year or have you reached an age where you are no longer interested in your birthday?
Do you think it is just another day and nothing to get excited about?
I love my birthday and get real excited about each every year, yes there may come a time when I don’t but then again maybe not, my dad is 71 and he still gets excited about his birthday. I feel our birthdays are special days and should be embraced and enjoyed.
When I saw this on Facebook I though oh so true, I know without my kids my life would feel empty. Everyone knows my family are so important to me and that my life revolves around my family.
I could leave this post at that but that would be boring and I don’t do boring, well I try not to do boring, I hope I don’t do boring…………………ok Jo-Anne get to the point…………….lol
If a person doesn’t have children is their lives any less full, any less exciting, or any less stressful.
I think not, their lives are just different from mine they have different stressing in life and different things that make their lives full and exciting.
I don’t understand why people have to be so bloody judgemental of those who do not have children, why do some people feel that the reason they don’t have children is because they can’t have children, maybe they have decided not to have children and if that is the case then so be it as long as they are happy with their decision no one else has the right to tell them they are missing out.
Maybe they don’t feel they are missing out, maybe they are happy with being just a couple of a single person without any attachments.
Children are not for everyone one, not every single woman on the planet wants to be a mother nor does every single man wants to be a father.
Hi there everyone, now that sounds like someone from the “Simpsons” TV show………………………lol
Anyway I have not dropped off the face of the earth; I have just gone to Queensland instead, why you ask well for a short break away also to visit family, Tim’s cousin Christine who he hadn’t seen in close to 30yrs and our nieces Kirsty and Kelli and nephew Daemon. Now all them have been seen we are on the way home, should be home sometime tomorrow, have to be home by Wednesday for Tim to go to work and me to watch baby Summer.
The trip away has been relaxing and tense in parts, tense because of no real reason it is just that as I get tired and get headachy I get tense and bit short tempered. I had wanted to do a few things in Brisbane like visit a couple of museums but by the time we got to Brisbane everything was closed and so we pushed on to the Gold Coast which is where we spent last night.
The caravan parks we have stayed in have been nice but this one has a rundown feel to it and was the most expensive of the lot so far, the only good thing about it was that KFC was right across the road so that is what we had for tea last night.
We had a little excitement the motor home stopped on the motorway on our way to the Gold Coast it looked like we would have to call road side assistance and be towed but after Tim spent about half an hour trying to find out who to ring he finally told me to turn the motor home right off as in shut down the GPS but instead I tried it and it kicked over.
Sometimes I think it would be col if I could sit at the computer and type a question and have the true answer just appear, then I could either hit delete or save if I save then I will remember the answer if I delete I will forget the answer after 24hrs.
Now you maybe wondering what type of questions I would ask well one would be what really happened to Howard Holt, the 17th Prime Minister who disappeared while swimming in 1967.
However I would also like to know things like how many grandchildren I will have, will I ever be slimmer again. And of course what do certain people really think of me these types of things would interest me.
What about you what type of questions would you ask…………..
When I read this it made me think of my sister Sue, who I have written about before but since it is her birthday today, she is turning 44 I thought I would write about her again.
Sue seems to me to worry about what others think of her and her decisions in life more then what is good for one. On our journey thru life we all will have times when we will wonder what others think that is normal but with Sue she seems to at times really feel she needs the approval of others in order to be happy.
She will at times dwell on the past, worrying about past mistakes, worrying she will make the same mistake again all this has done is make her look older then her years.
As I have mentioned before I am not a worrier, I like that my parents love Tim like he is a son but if any member of my family was to have a problem with him then it would be their problem it would in no way change how I feel about him or them. Yes you read that right it would not change how I feel about them because they are allowed to have their own opinion about things including Tim. Maybe this is because I know my husband better then anyone else and I love him heaps more then words can express.
But this post is about Sue not me so let’s go back to her, as I have may have mentioned she is a bloody strong woman because she hasn’t had the easiest life and yeah most of the mistakes she made herself but that doesn’t change the fact that her life has been hardish.
Sometimes she has implied she is not happy with her life but there is nothing anyone else can do about that, she has times when she feels why do I bother to get out of bed. I can’t say I really understand, it is like I do understand but I don’t because I don’t have time to stay in bed. I have children and grandchildren who need me to do stuff for them along with all my online friends.
I do feel at times that if she was to get up and dressed and did stuff she might feel happier, ok I get that she has no car but she does have working legs so she can get around maybe if she was to get up and help mum with the housework every day she wouldn’t feel so down and miserable all the time.
I feel like can be to short too be miserable so get up, dress and do stuff………
Sue has 4 wonderful children and 4 wonderful grandchildren and she always says she misses them and doesn’t see them enough but sometimes sis you have to make an effort to see them.
Are you a worrier?
Do you lay awake at night worrying over things that have happened during the day?
I am not a worrier, I can’t see the point in it, I have never laid awake worrying about things I have no control over, hell I don’t even worry about things I do have control over. At the end of the day I go to bed and I leave my worries out in the lounge room.
Worrying will not change anything so I try not to do it, of course I do worry about my children but not unduly, I have raised them to the best of my ability and now I can only trust that I have in fact done a good job and they will continue to make wise decisions.
I also worry about my niece Kelli and great nephew Daemon not having a proper home, but there is nothing I can do to change it, so I do not spend my nights worrying about them.
I do pray and ask God to watch over them and keep the safe and to give the guidance as they face each day.
Life is to be lived and enjoyed and worrying over things that a person is unable to change or do anything about is silly, trust in God to guide you and your love ones down the right path in life.
Well that is what I do.