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Calling all working mums!

Posted By loctitious ~ May 7, 2011 2:26PM

 

Hi hope you will be gentle with me and welcome me to this new blog thing. Thought I would start with giving you some background to why I decided to start this thing. Well as I write this my 5 year old, looking at the picture asks " mummy can you do those two things... at once?" made me laugh, felt like saying aren't I doing that now!?!? Seems it goes unnoticed unless it's in a picture I guess. Well my hubby told me about the lady who has written a blog about the secrecy of breaking virginity and how successful it is, not that I want to go into those sorts of things but realising that her blog became a great book, made me think about the opportunity!!! Yes I hear you... so you think that will happen to you?...err, noo, not exactly, wouldn't be a bad thing though!

It's just that I figure I would write and air my views, complaints, frustrations, loves and laughs here and share it, might end up being quite therapeutic, save my hubby's ears and who knows...

 

So it all kicked off with my work you see, being an assistant headteacher in a secondary school has its challenges, but not the school kids... no, more like that work-life balance thing, so if you've cracked it pleeease, let me know. How can I want to spend time with my sick child, who has chicken pox and in spite of this be asked to still come into work 'as it is the worst time I could be off'!!! Helloooooo!!! which part of sick child did you not read???

Let me see, sick child... work... sick child... work... sick child... yes, that's the one that resonates with me. Nevertheless, the bit about being one of the most able and reliable members of the team did have a bit of an influence on me if I'm honest, so off I went the very next day to work, in spite of a night of broken sleep and about 3 hours in total of any sleep and extremely tired, not to mention menstrually challenged.

It was time for our team also at the end of the week to have  residential and of course, good ole hubby has already taken time off to be with our kids so I can pursue my work yet again but in spite of this, I was again given emails making it clear that my wanting to be at home with sick child was not good enough in favour of spending quality time and 'bonding' time with my colleagues ( by the way who I see in total of 40 hours at least per week! - while I see my sons possibly ... wait for it.... 40  hours a week, on a good week ( not counting sleeping - eyes are closed so not seeing them!!! Just in case you wanted to be pedantic)

 

Just made me mad! But being the good soldier I am, I did everything in good stead, result, work carries on... implication, hubby's life is not important enough or even considered nevermind the kids. But then again, why should anyone else care but me? So I need to make a stand...

 

I don't know how I will keep this up, hope I will but this has been great! See you in the next instalement until then....

 

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El viaje continua.....

Posted By loctitious ~ Apr 7, 2014 8:00PM

prueba...

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El viaje continua.....

Posted By loctitious ~ Apr 7, 2014 7:49PM

a ver si llega en mi facebook

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Posted By loctitious ~ Jan 18, 2014 10:37AM
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And with that I say to myself

Posted By loctitious ~ Mar 16, 2013 9:42AM
And with that I say to myself
Always been natural, I think I experimented with the 'jerry curl' (lol) way back, lasted about 6 months... Maybe, aged 12 or 13, then back to natural. Then came the second experiment 'the relaxer'! Oh dear... Talk about maintenance, suits some but was t for me. I love the elasticity I feel in the natural fibres of my hair. However, some may consider locs not quite the same... Well, at least I don't melt, in the rain... Keep calm... And go natural
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EW-B... Nurture it, pray purposefully, we need prayer the most when we least have the time to pray, however...

Posted By loctitious ~ Feb 6, 2013 9:05PM

http://motorcitymoxie.com/nurturing-your-emotional-well-being-lifejuice/ 

I didnt feel like prayer today... silence can be a golden tool sometimes...it's better to have a heart without words than words without heart

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Test

Posted By loctitious ~ Jan 5, 2013 6:57AM

Test

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Totally awesome!!! That's what I call SINGIN UNTO THE LORD WOW!

Posted By loctitious ~ Dec 1, 2012 2:10PM
https://fbcdn-video-a.akamaihd.net/cfs-ak-snc7/v/432862/319/435692747624...


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I must really love my Spanish students..... Have just cooked them a tortilla española!

Posted By loctitious ~ Nov 30, 2012 4:55PM



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For Black History home learning, courtesy of Rahsaan Manderson, age 7, too cute

Posted By loctitious ~ Nov 30, 2012 4:20PM



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Sunday Best FINALE!! - Joshua Rogers aka Young Buck - "I'm Still Standing" - Season 5

Posted By loctitious ~ Nov 26, 2012 7:15PM
Loved it!!!!!
A well deserved win Joshua and at only 18 years if age. You and Alexis showed the world what truly blessed viices can do.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXfWpz-iIxk&feature=youtube_gdata_player
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The 'Martyr'trap? Let's bit give in

Posted By loctitious ~ Nov 21, 2012 7:58PM
The 'Martyr'trap? Let's bit give in
The Wrong Kind of 'Martyr' I can so relate to this. Often feel this way in times of stress when 'me time' is minimal but need to give thanks for those in my life to serve! I prayed this prayer and will remind myself too. I hate seeing this in others too so maybe I'll share this one. We all know what a martyr is. We've all heard heartrending stories of heroic men and women who have died for Christ. But there's another kind of martyr who isn't courageous and noble, a great and constant sufferer who's always willing to share their pain with anyone who will listen. This martyr wants everyone around to know what sacrifices they're making in their life. The "martyr trap" is such an easy one to fall into. We start out serving our families and friends and loving it. But after awhile, our hearts begin to change and we begin to expect something in return. Eventually, we no longer have the heart of a servant. Our attitude sours, and we soon find out we've become mired in self-pity. We've become a martyr. The Bible says to give without letting "your left hand know what your right hand is doing." In other words, God wants us to serve and give without caring if people notice or recognize us. Have you fallen into the 'martyr trap'? If so, ask God to give you His heart so that you can give selflessly without a concern for recognition. Prayer Starter: Holy Spirit, show me if I've fallen into the martyr trap. I want to have Your heart for service so that I can give to others the way You want me to, selflessly and with Your joy. Matthew 6:3 NKJV 3 But when you do a charitable deed, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing
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Churrrch!!!! My faithful phrase for today... Don't let your Christianity be based on man but in God. Don't let man be the judge

Posted By loctitious ~ Nov 11, 2012 12:10PM



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Esperanza Spalding - Black Gold (OFFICIAL)

Posted By loctitious ~ Nov 2, 2012 8:10PM
Check out this video on YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nppb01xhfe0&feature=youtube_gdata_player


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Things that make you go 'Mmmmmm'... A lie-in!

Posted By loctitious ~ Oct 30, 2012 10:21AM
Things that make you go 'Mmmmmm'... A lie-in!
Wonderful feeling, I love my bed!
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Half term? Half the time!

Posted By loctitious ~ Oct 28, 2012 5:57PM

Always start this supposed break with the feeling of how can I fit it all in! Quality time with just my family but also catch up with key friends and family. You know, the friends you have had text ping pong with arranging when you will get together and for the 8 weeks of school term it hasn't happened. Then there is the family you ought to see, special mates and lastly... Time for you! Feels like the half term is already cut short with all this and need to return to work not feeling like haven't had a chance to tie up lose ends!
Ok, talk to self, speak unto yourself, encourage yourself, I can do all things through Christ and I will accommodate what is a priority without guilt, full stop

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Forced to take pic of lil man's Lego model for competition, mother's duties love it

Posted By loctitious ~ Oct 20, 2012 11:45AM



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Now with long coat?!??? What the..?!?!??

Posted By loctitious ~ Oct 13, 2012 9:45PM



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Omg! What is this world coming too! I am NOT old, I'm RETRO with class but this is traumatising me as I sit with my friend's lit

Posted By loctitious ~ Oct 13, 2012 9:45PM



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Wow what a week! It's been hectic and the blood pressure has said 'whoa' but I made it through. I love the fact that on FB my ma

Posted By loctitious ~ Sep 29, 2012 1:22PM



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Reclaiming my home

Posted By loctitious ~ Sep 5, 2012 10:58PM

Having one of those times when I just have to have a tidy house. Upon reading this it was good to see that I am employing some ideas anyway so I'm not doing so bad! But there are still little things.... So maybe it's time for reclaiming your marriage after arguing with HSBD for the XXth time about where to leave socks, papers, routines, kids clothes on floor, filing stuff, leaving shoes in lobby tidy etc... Amongst other things.

http://www.netmums.com/lifestyle/house-and-home/reclaiming-your-home

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The Last supper.... Mmmmm

Posted By loctitious ~ Aug 25, 2012 9:40AM



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...and I agree! What a nice show to see on TV, Ottawa 2012

Posted By loctitious ~ Aug 25, 2012 9:30AM



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Weather call!

Posted By loctitious ~ Aug 25, 2012 9:20AM
Weather call!
So, seriously... Which would you rather? Now look carefully at the temperatures, oh and the cloud is still interspersed with REAL blue sky. I guess it's welcome back to London grey eh?! Looks deceiving cos London shows a sum at the top... Just means its daytime here cos I can see no sun, trust me! Whilst it is still dawn in the other three so the day hasn't even started yet proper. I do think I get SAD from lack of sun and but D so I'm gonna hold onto those nice green, blue and sunny visions in my head for as long as I can. I know the kids will too as one just said 'mummy it's grey'... All I said was 'uh huh, it sure is'. And with this mad jet lag it's not helping things! Why us it that HB can just snore so instantly and I cannot sleep at the right times! Aaaaaargh, annoying.
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Just pics

Posted By loctitious ~ Aug 25, 2012 9:14AM

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