Saturday, October 16, 2021
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Year in Review 2014

The lovely Robyn from Mrs D Plus 3 wrote a post reflecting on the past year which I really enjoyed reading and I thought I would do the same. It’s kind of like the Taking Stock blog posts that...
There are times in life when things don’t always go as planned or you have an unexpected tragedy occur that can knock you off your feet.   Life isn’t easy and trials are common place. If you look around, you will...
One of our biggest communication problems is we do not listen to understand, we listen to reply. I found that nugget of wisdom on Pinterest via LifeHack.Org. And I think this quote can relate to how we consume stories online. Many...
Have you ever spoken down about your competitors? It’s such an easy practice to get into if you are desperate for work, but I have found that it doesn’t provide positive results to your business. I remember my days as...
When I was studying a Diploma in Business Marketing at Martin College ten years ago, I remember going to the lunchroom first thing on a Monday morning and running into one of my class mates who stumbled back when...
When I started my last stage of Tafe for my apprenticeship, I remember surveying the blokes in my class and feeling nervous about spending 4 weeks with them in a classroom.   Most of them had been together in past classes...
At Christmas, I like to spend some quiet moments with my thoughts, reflecting on the season, and what it really means for me and my family. I’m not sure what kind of Christmas you will be waking up to tomorrow....
Yesterday was a good day. It was a day off from my work shifts after working 5 shifts straight since Saturday. It was a day to get the girls flu injections which has been on my list to get done since...
Tomorrow is my 28th Birthday. I have told friends and family that it’s just another day, but birthdays can be a really special day no matter what age you turn. What a blessing to reach another year when so few...
I haven’t posted an Inspiration from the Carpenter post since the end of October last year. These posts were meant to encourage you while cementing what I’ve learned in my faith. I kind of hit a wall with them...
Swearing is a way of life for tradespeople. It's a distinct language that is woven into normal conversation on work sites. For a plumbette like myself, it's a bad habit that occurs due to a startling circumstance. Like the time I...
Right now I am smiling. My heart is full of joy and I am so grateful for all the many blessings I have in my life. My heart is overwhelmed with gratitude to God for not only hearing my...
Sometimes it takes a weekend away to give you new perspective. As you know I have been struggling to give the best of me in all the roles I play. And from the comments and interactions on Facebook, I’m...
Whenever I hear a tragic accident involving a baby or child on the news, my heart skips a beat. I’ve had a few scares with my girls that have caused my heart to drop into my stomach and panic...
The opportunity to be filmed whether for TV or video is exciting. But when film day comes around, I question why I said yes in the first place. I converse and rehearse in my head possible answers to the questions...
A couple of weeks ago I had the privilege of dropping a meal to a mum who had had her second baby. I got to talk to this mum about our past and while she may have been blessed with...
Every year, I’m always grateful for the readers of my blog. What started as a diary of sorts sharing what happened on plumbing jobs, to now morphing into a lifestyle blog with a side of plumbing, I’m grateful for...
When people meet you for the first time, what do you think they see? I’ve seen a lot of quotes on Facebook and Twitter from well-meaning motivational speakers that say we shouldn’t care what other people think about us...
It’s interesting to reflect that this time last year I was not in a good way emotionally. It was hard for me to get into the Christmas spirit when I was worried about so many things: Not having work,...
When life gives you lemons, make lemonade, but what if you had the hope of receiving an apple but it was taken away from you. Like a child or a mother? I am currently writing this blog post due to...
This week was a week of nerves and tension headaches as I had my first experience on the phones taking customer calls. My new work role will have me on the phones for the entire shift when I work...
One of the jobs I have had on my list to do on school holidays was to do a bit of decluttering and organizing. My filing cabinet has started to get too full which has made it hard to put any...