Saturday, August 1, 2015

Day 2124 - The disappearance of Saturday

What happened to Saturday?

It was here when I woke up.

I am pretty sure it was here while I was working on the cheer comp program.

I thought it was here when the kids and I were doing our cardio and toning session.

It felt like Saturday as I chatted to my cousin on the phone.

It was definitely here when I did the soccer mum thing.

But then suddenly it disappeared.

The sun is going down, the day is coming to an end, and I hardly even got to spend time with it.

I think Saturday was actually Satur-half-a-day.  

Ripped off! 

Don't leave me Saturday ...

Friday, July 31, 2015

Day 2123 - Perspective

Sometimes I get tired, really really tired ...

And then I put things into perspective.

I'm not tired because I'm terminally ill, nor am I tired because I'm working four jobs to keep my family alive, nor am I tired because I have no nutritious food, nor am I tired because I have newborn triplets with reflux.

I'm not tired because I'm pregnant with one child while my toddler is fighting a life threatening disease.

I'm tired because of choices I'm making about how to go through my day. I'm tired because I choose to do too much.  I'm tired because it's winter and I live in a cold place.  I'm tired because I wake up before dawn.   I'm tired because I'm tired!

Plain and simple.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Day 2122 - Hug your children

Next time you hug, really HUG ....

There are so many people in the world with kids who are sick. Really, really sick.  The kind of sick that means life is hanging in the balance.

So next time you hug your kids, really, really hug them ... like their life depends on it.

A hug is a sign of safety, hope and a deep never ending love. For some people, that's all they've got to cling to.


Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Day 2121 - My Insta Week

Wednesday is the day I often share my insta-week.

So here's what the last ten days or so looked like from a Deep Fried point of view!  Fashion, author stuff, food and relaxation.  Follow me at @DeepFriedFruit

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Day 2120 - Facebook Cleansing

Do you ever feel the need to cleanse your Facebook friends?

For a while now I've been thinking I should do a bit of a Facebook friend stock-take.

Not in a "I don't like you anymore" kind of way (although that may well be true at times), but more of a "I don't know you very well" sort of fashion.

My personal Facebook page is kind of like a second home. I'm letting people look inside my windows and while my Facebook list if full of amazing people, they're not necessarily people I know well enough to have camp permanently outside my home.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Day 2119 - Natural remedies for sagging skin

Do your jowls hang low? 

(Do they wiggle to and fro?)

Screenshot from the movie Turner and Hooch
Now that's a great set of jowls ...
Recently I've noticed just how saggy I'm becoming.

I remember a line in the movie "Notting Hill" where one of the guys says something like "I used to be handsome but now I'm kind of squidgy around the edges". Or words to that effect.

Well, I hear that!

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Day 2118 - How to create an Aussie bush themed party

My book release party was all about the Australian bush.

Yesterday I officially released "Above and Beyond" book number 7 of the Cheer Chick Charlie series.

The release of this book took a little longer than normal.  A combination of personal challenges and a change in business direction had me fall behind.

So as we neared release day, I decided it needed to be celebrated.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Day 2117 - Blog Closed

The blog is closed today!

Well, kind of.

I'm still posting.

I mean, this IS a post.

But I'm not posting much.

Really I'm just posting about not posting.

Which IS still a post.

Got it?


Friday, July 24, 2015

Day 2116 - Embrace winter with layering and boots

Welcome to the Deep Fried Style File.

One way to fight the winter blues is to embrace the winter fashion.

For me at the moment, it's all about showing off the layers and the boots.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Day 2115 - Aches and Pains Creams - Product Review #Weleda

Got aches and pains?

There are aches and pains going right through my family right now.

Between Darby's "Severs Disease" (feet), Derek's back problems, my fibromyalgia and the bar in Tahlia's chest hurting, we've all been feeling a little bit "fragile" over the last few months.

But never fear! We've got creams for that.