Challenge Accepted Day 17

Feeling a bit disheartened today with such sad events with the terrorist attacks in Brussels, Belgium. Hubby and I have already had numerous debates about the best way to deal with this on a global scale. Let’s put it this way, we both have different angles of approach. No further details necessary for this is not a blog to spark debate. 
I have been a tad despondent also because every single news piece I read today has been really depressing and making me lose faith in humanity and ask that big question of why! Why? Why do terrible things happen to good people? Why are there so many dark horrible people out there who feel the need to kill others in the name of anything? When did killing for the sake of killing become acceptable? Why is it that waking up to multiple terror attacks or a mass shooting is becoming the norm? 
I think the final straw for me was reading about this young woman in Colorado Springs whose mother was murdered in the shooting on Halloween in the Springs. According to her friends, she has really struggled with her loss and has turned to drinking heavily on a regular basis. At 2am this morning, local time, she was driving drunk and hit a pedestrian and made the terrible mistake to run from the scene! The pedestrian is in critical condition, this young lady has ruined her own life as well as someone else’s, It’s such a tragic situation, all stemming from one person taking multiple lives 5 months ago.! One has to wonder why such events happen! Now don’t get me wrong, this young woman was a bloody idiot for driving intoxicated, but there’s always more to every story and you just have to wonder why this chain of events occurred. 
Ok, back to this very small bit of the world that I and my family occupy; things aren’t looking so great here either. My body is tired, I actually put on weight! Boo! My skin feels tired (no amazing results seen by moi just yet unfortunately) and I’ve been drinking lots of water, I’ve stopped drinking wine for a few days, I’ve tried to cut down on my coffee (not cut out, just down) and yet here I am not feeling great. Just tired. I’m going to have to kick it up a notch for a couple of days. I think my body needs a little jumpstart; so for Thursday and Friday, I’m going to juice, (well sort of) I’m not going to strip the fruits and vegetables of all their goodness, so I’ll use my bullet and make myself a smoothie type thing. Those two days will be tough without caffeine but I just feel like something needs to happen and we’ve got plans for Saturday, and Sunday is Easter, so that’s not going to work. I’m all about good old fashioned healthy eating choices rather than dieting but unfortunately, I spent months making unhealthy food choices and not exercising and now I’m paying the price! Like I mentioned in an earlier blog, once you hit a certain age, everything slows down, except the aging process! 

One thing I did notice today, before coming to my dental appointment, is the happiness I feel when I see my husband and kids laughing and hanging out together, sounds a bit cliche, I know, but I watched them tonight as they were all talking about a dragon game laughing and joking with each other and I honestly thought, it’s the little moments like this we need to appreciate in order to truly live. Nothing else matters but your family. Not money, not how many things you have, just the people you love and those who love you. It has taken me a long time to realise that and this releasing myself of all this little crap I’ve gathered over the years helps reaffirm what’s important every single day. 
Just in case you didn’t read that day’s blog, I have had to get rid of so much stuff since moving here! We’ve moved into a house just over a third of the size of our last house with a yard smaller than the size of a volleyball court (just the court mind you, no boundaries included – but it’s better than no yard) and I brought way too much junk! I mean little crap and big crap alike! Not good! We got our household goods here and I had to start selling stuff just so we could unpack! And we’re going to get a bill from Uncle Sam for moving the crap here! Oh well, hopefully I’ve learnt a big lesson! But each and every day I am getting rid of something and each and every day, I actually feel good when I throw something away or give it away or put in in the yard sale pile (yes, we have a big yard sale pile already and yes, I am so looking forward to the day that all goes)! 
I have so much more to tell you about tonight’s happenings but that may all have to wait until tomorrow! 

I’m off to do my nightly Rodan + Fields regimen then it’s off to bed. Have an amazing day or night! 

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Aussie Mum’s Adventures

As a lover of so many things, I relish in sharing the diversity of my interests including, but definitely not limited to: writing about whatever catches my attention in the moment, sharing my love for travel through photography and stories, DIY projects that can be anything from curtain revamping to kitchen remodeling, painting, narratives about my children and tips and tidbits for anyone traveling through this thing called life. It’s definitely a journey and with three kids, two fur babies and being married to a military man, I always seem to find the crazy!

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