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WARNING tears ahead …

This isn’t going to be one of my funny blogs #sorrynotsorry as I wanted to share with you all that sometimes the happy smiling funny person you think you know might actually be dealing with a lot more in the background but they choose not to share with others … #thatnotme

So some of you would be aware that I thought last year I had found a man that I thought could possibly be someone in my life for a very long time … unfortunately that didn’t happen due to not only my own issues but his as well … and look I am not one to place blame or guilt we are not perfect and I think once we start to realise that then we can let go of some of the issues we have with ourselves …

And even though my #2019 ended with a heavy heart that was filled with sadness from the lose of a relationship but it was also filled with hope and belief that #2020 was going to be a better year … Although if you ask a champagne drinker #2008 was a great year lol …

I started this year funny enough with seeing a psychologist on new years day I know right who the f%&K sees a psychologist on 1 January 2020 #seemsiwasnttheonlyperson lol … I guess the reason being is that I wanted to start this year on a positive note I wanted the negativity of last year to be gone … and so with that I had my first session and wow did I cry, I cried so much I that I thought I was going to fill up the swimming pool next door #mustremembertobuystocksinkleenex …. but it felt so good to get all this sadness out of me I guess for too long I was holding it back hiding it and it was slowly eating me away …

I walked out of that session feeling like I had some direction again in my life and that what I had been hiding and holding onto it was ok to let go and it was ok not to have to hide it anymore … then I started to read and I read all in one go #sadiknow Brene Brown’s book The Gifts of Imperfection and I could relate so much to the book and how I viewed myself …

‘Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are’

That has really hit home for me and so with that I looked at who I was engaging with and who I wanted in my life and how I wanted to live my life because for too long I was living a life that everyone else wanted for me and was being made to feel guilty for not doing what others wanted of me … this is the year that I get to say NO instead of always thinking I have to say YES … if I want to spend my Friday night at home eating ice cream drinking champagne in my PJs while binge watching #shameless then the f#&k I will b@tch #megsisback …

So yes #2020 is going to be a wonderful year and yes I am sure there are still going to be days when I fall to my knees and want to cry but I think those days are going to be very limited this year … but I know that I have an amazing group of friends and my wonderful family that I am blessed to have … and yes I will be getting back onto the Champagne Dating #newappidea unless the man of my dreams comes out of my dreams and into my life so I look forward to bringing you all along on the journey as well as my everyday life …

On that note I better go and put a bottle of champagne into the Fridge to ensure that it will be cold enough for Champagne O’clock Thirsty Thursday …. M x

 

 

Oh look it is Thirsty Thursday ….

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So on this Thursday morning I’m still in my pj’s and it is 8 am and do you really think that I give a f#$k … of course not because it is bloody cold outside for Queensland standards and if I can keep on wearing my Kmart flannelette pj’s for a little longer then shit yes I am … but I am going to be productive today like most working mums and I’m going to do a few online training sessions in my flannelette pj’s while I put on a few loads of washing #yesyoureadthatright …. It could be worse I could be in my active wear pretending that I’m actually being active or have been active …. #dontwishforthat

This week I’m surprised I have made it this far with some of the shit that has gone down with not only work but being a mum to two teenagers #helpmenow … I actually feel sorry for my own mum if I was ever as moody as my two are with me #sorrymumifyouarereadingthis … the back chatting the attitude in the voice and the care factor that gives me a run for my money #ithoughtiwasthequeenatnotcaring …. Not to mention the whinging over what are we having for dinner tonight and the usual reply once I tell them ‘oh really I don’t feel like that can we do takeaway instead’ …. No we can’t and while we are on this topic do you really think I feel like cooking when I can just open a bottle of champagne and consume my daily calories that way #donttellmypt oops ….

It doesn’t even stop there we have towels that seem to just fall on the ground after they have been hung up I swear mum #not …. And how long does it take to have a shower I mean by the time my two have finished having their showers I feel like I could of filled up a kids blow up swimming pool … actually maybe I should and then inform them that from now on we are only take baths outside in the cold …. I’m thinking that would encourage them to have a quick bath lol …

So this week like most weeks there is usually something that is thrown at me at the last minute and this week Miss S didn’t miss a beat when she informs me on Wednesday morning at 6.30 am that has her French play and that she will need to bring into school with her not only ice cream but French fries as their play is set in a restaurant #helpmeknow … so like any mother I know that MacDonald’s does some sort of all day menu so I drive down in my pjs #yesdontjudgeme to go through the drive thru and order a large family fries for this French play …. Next stop was the local IGA to send Miss S in to collect her ice cream that she needed for this play …. Let me just say when I got home from this quick dash to collect the above mentioned I was hoping that my cold coffee had turned into a nice cold glass of champagne … unfortunately the champagne fairies must have been still asleep at 7 am #dontblamethem ….

I did have a slight win this week though with Mr R although it did involve a slight bribe to get my somewhat small back yard mowed … well mowed isn’t the correct word I would use on the small patch of weeds and prickles that try to pretend that they are grass … so after asking not once or twice or three times but on the fourth try and a little money incentive Mr R agreed to get out my electric whipper snipper and spend the greatest of 3 mins to eliminate the weeds and prickles from my back area … all for the grand cost of $5 dollars and some much needed time on his Nintendo switch #definitelyCEOmaterialinthemaking …. At this point in the week now I have to ask it must be Champagne O’Clock time on this thirsty Thursday …

 

Welcome Back Ms M …

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Its 2.30 am on a Sunday morning and after losing my 5 lives on Candy Crush on three different devices because seriously I need to get through level #2843 …. I’m still wide awake so what does one do … Blog of course #seriously …. So it has been a while I know since my last encounter with you all and oh boy a lot has happened …. So get comfortable as I bring you up to speed ….

I have been seeing a lot of Mr Qantas over the last few months and he has been keeping my 2A seat warm for me or was that the previous passenger #oops but on a good note and maybe because I have been over spending quality time in Western Australia I’ve been lucky enough to not have to endure the non-washing business travellers which I am so use to having to share my breathing air with when I head up north in QLD …. #soapisessential

But I do have a funny encounter which I am sure you will all have a giggle about … so recently after spending 4 weeks away for work I was so happy to be heading home to Mr 12 and Miss 10 and it not be a 48 hour stop over only … So I am sitting in the Qantas Club enjoying of course a glass of bubbles when I get informed that my 4 pm on a Friday afternoon flight home has been cancelled …. #areyoushittingme

As I walk up to the counter and I ask what is happening and I get told that if you are from Brisbane then you will be on the next flight so with that I am handed my lovely new boarding pass for now the 7.30 pm flight home …. So with my #goldenticket I head back to my seat and enjoy a few more glasses of bubbles before boarding …. As we are boarding I notice that the gentlemen #notsureaboutthat in 1A was very efficient in using colourful words as people walked pass him to get to their seats on the plane …. I just sat there thinking no way what have I done to deserve this on a Friday night flight home …. This flight should be about more bubbles no interruptions unless you are filling my glass back up again with bubbles … but instead the #dickhead in 1A wants to let us all know in Business class that he is fluent in not only English but Colourful English …. #seriouslysomepeople

So in go my earphones and the volume on my IPad is as far as it can go …. Lucky for us surrounding him he actually falls asleep as we are taking off and doesn’t resurface till we land #thereisagod …. Now this is the funny part the poor gentlemen sitting next to him is travelling Business class for the first time and when we land he mentioned to 1A that he definitely made his first time an experience he won’t forget in which 1A asked what do you mean ? We then inform him of his behaviour and he unfortunately doesn’t remember any of it as he had been drinking since lunch time …. The funny thing was he couldn’t get off that plane quick enough and as we all watched him walk quickly away from us at the airport I couldn’t help but laugh …. #runforrestrun

It amazes me watching some people when they board that plane how they react and what they expect … I really feel like the airlines should put the more experienced flyers at the front of the plane at all times and the go down each row based on your experience …. Now I say this because with each flight over to Perth I seem to have gotten the first timer and even though #yesimwatchingashow they will tap you on the shoulder and ask questions every 15 mins …. I had one first timer ask me do we get feed what is the food like …. #seriously it is food not a 5 star restaurant …. This same first timer then complained when he noticed that I had been given a different meal to everyone around us …. I had to politely inform him that I had previously updated my dietary requirements prior to flying …. #hellonospecialtreatmenthere

Perth was beautiful and I did enjoy the wonderful Hyatt Executive lounge again with my favourite people and no Mr 65 from last year wasn’t there this time around …. But I have been given a new title for work as the #upgradequeen as I seem to be able to get my work people upgraded to the executive level which is to my benefit really because nobody wants to be seen having a glass or two of bubbles on their own …. #whatareyoulookingat

It has been nice to be home with Mr 12 and Miss 10 over the last couple of weeks although I will be leaving them again on Monday to head up North for two weeks of work and the no soap workforce but have promised them when I head back again in June School Holidays that they can come up with me #browniepointsformum ….

As my Sunday starts to rear its head I better put a bottle of bubbles in the fridge to ensure that it will be cold enough for later this afternoon when it is Sunday Funday Champagne O’Clock time ….

Hello Tipsy Tuesday …

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Well hello tipsy Tuesday and hello to back to school for my somewhat hormonal butter definitely melts in their mouth children …. I think that today after school drop off this morning I wasn’t the only parent making my way to the bottle shop at 9 am … #doesnteveryonehavechampagneforbreakfast …

So last term of school and Mr 12 was over the moon to not have to put on a tie this morning while Miss 10 was more obsessed with ensuring her Jojo bow was perfect …. #creatingafashionista … but as I packed the mundane lunches with a very large skim latte (only because 6 am isn’t a good time to open a bottle of champagne unless I’m still drinking from the night before #tooldforthat) I wondered how I survived the last two weeks of school holidays …

So this year was my first time camping with my two on my own #nomotheroftheyearawardshere … this is where I need to insert a small confession that maybe my idea of camping and the average person’s idea of camping might be a slight variation ….. ok ok so maybe I didn’t do it that rough I mean I have to take the bar fridge with me to keep our champagne cold and of course the coffee machine doesn’t everyone #oksoitwasglamping ….

So even though we had electricity and working showers and toilets and a fridge full of beer and champagne that’s as glamourise as it got for my week of school holiday camping … the four digit code to enter the community bathrooms and showers has now been engraved into my brain until I die … #9631 …. all I can say if you wanted to go to the toilet or have a shower in peace it was like I was a Mum of small children all over again … and boy was I happy to have packed my double pluggers aka thongs for those shower cubicles #germcentral #notineahere ….

I learnt earlier on in the week to have an early shower as the hot water and water pressure seems to subside to a trickle after the children of the park having all taken their showers after breakfast … but even trying to catch the early worm I had my beloved Ms 10 knock daily on my shower door asking some sort of question that involved me having to actually provide an answer … I was like seriously you don’t do this when we are at home ….. and the toilets and lack of toilet paper at 5 am in the morning … #seriouslyimawomanineedpaper there was one morning where I had to try three different toilets before the toilet paper god delivered …

Now something that I myself was shocked by during this week is the apparently when you camp you drink beer and not champagne all the time … so you could imagine my horror at knowing that I had to find a low carb beer that was acceptable without being to girlie … thankfully a good friend of mine and experienced beer drinker #over25yearsexperience introduced me to #Bighead a no carb beer that tasted great at lunch time and all the way up to champagne time …

And there was a reason why the parents would have a beer mid afternoon and continue till dark because it seemed the later in the day it got the louder and more energetic the children got …. Aren’t they met to be winding down did I miss that memo …. And it would seem my two usually have a bed time of 8 pm well that went of the window along with any chance that I might have of relaxing and enjoying a glass of champagne ….

But as I now pick up Ms 10 and Mr 12 from their first day back from holidays you can be reassured that this mum will be enjoying a well earned glass of champagne as it is tipsy Tuesday and that means it must be champagne oclock time ….