365 Days of Us: Day 34

Monday. 25th April 2016.

ANZAC Day.

I spent most of the day with Colby. We were up at 4am to watch the dawn service in Altona. I couldn’t choose one photo from today, so there are four. We then headed into the city to watch the ANZAC Day AFL match, Collingwood V Essendon at the MCG.

Our country is steeped in war history. More than once I welled up for not just ‘ours’ but the entire ‘worlds’ fallen; all those who have served, and those who are currently serving. My thoughts too for all the innocent lives marred, stopped short and forever damaged by war and its footprints it left behind. Enduring horrors that will continue to exist while we are tucked up in our beds.

For me it’s a time to reflect not just on the past and what we need to be thankful for, but also to reflect on the fickle balance of humanity and protection. You cannot have one without the other, and the loss and anguish that protection can force upon us while maintaining our humanity is what I believe makes us so fragile. There is always something to be learned from war, from the outcome of war, from the ongoing damage it does to every living thing on this Earth.

Honour. Courage. Fortitude. Pride. Heritage.

Lest we Forget.

 

 

 

365 Days of Us: Day 33

Sunday. 24th April 2016.

Today is my Dad’s birthday, so a big cheerio to Dad and “Happy Birthday”.

U17C  Vikings v Wyndham Suns. Stopping for a minute silence before the match begins. It’s humbling to see young men on a field understanding the gravity of ANZAC.

Reflect and Respect.

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365 Days of Us: Day 31

Friday. 22nd April 2016.

I’ve had a huge week. Just day to day stuff, choc-a-block full of work, footy, work, hair, kids, hubby, work, more hair, dogs and it goes on and on.

Tonight was all about Noodles, Footy and Chianti. Feet up and not thinking about anything else.

I sometimes forget to stop. It’s my life lesson I think.

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365 Days of Us: Day 30

Thursday. 21st April 2016.

AFL player Marcus Bontempelli from the Western Bulldogs joined us at footy training tonight. The weather was cold, wet and miserable but it didn’t stop any of the kids. They hung off him, they threw questions at him, and posed for dozens and dozens of pics. He was only too happy to sign everything you could think of. I have to say he was super obliging even when I asked him to sign the six training tops and football I had waiting.

He’s a great sport and ‘Good For Footy’… as the promotion he is linked to claims.

I couldn’t really use a pic of any of the kids in my blog because they’re not my kiddo’s and Colby wasn’t keen on lining up for a pic himself.

I love footy. I love what footy represents. I love how footy unites people. I love the excitement footy brings to the people around me.

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365 Days of Us: Day 28

Tuesday. 19th April 2016.

Highlight of my day, discovering they make shorts in a pouch. Initial thought, ‘Huh?” then “why?” followed by, “geez that’s a bargain $5 a pair!”

Quick text to Ben to find out how many he wanted and that then led to a little amount of confusion in my head trying to work out if his two pairs is four, or two pairs is two?

Mumma Mia!

I bought two pairs… so was that four pairs of two pairs do you think?

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365 Days of Us: Day 27

Monday. 18th April 2016.

Seriously didn’t take a picture today, but I took this one in two days time on Wednesday 20th so you’re kinda seeing the future here ha ha.

Hot air balloons in the morning sun over the South Melbourne skyline while I was sitting on the Kings Way off ramp in traffic.

Gob smacking morning, blue, pink, orange and purple hues. Spectacular. Autumn in Melbourne can be quite beautiful, when it’s not cold and blowing a gale.

You just have to stop to take a look around sometime, or you will bloody miss it, right? Appreciate just breathing.

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