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ButterflyFebruary 24, 2014

  • Going shopping with Mum & Sarah (Window shopping for me).
  • Catching up with Leila and going out for tea.
  • Cuddles with Chris on the couch. 1 month ago

ButterflyFebruary 23, 2014

  • Going over to Sarah’s the next day to help eat leftovers. Sitting in the garden with Mum, Sarah, James & Auntie Anna.
  • Auntie Anna made me a really cute apron. 1 month ago

ButterflyFebruary 22, 2014

  • Sarah’s 21st party! Talking to lots of people, eating lots of yummy food and having some drinks. 1 month ago

ButterflyFebruary 21, 2014

  • One of the Year 1 children I’d had the day before completely turned her behaviour around. I rewarded her with praise and a sticker, she was smiling the whole day. 1 month ago

ButterflyFebruary 20, 2014

  • Going out to see a Fringe show that one of Chris’s work friends was in. Very dark, unique and well performed. Maddy played a ghost and did a fantastic job. 1 month ago

ButterflyFebruary 19, 2014

  • Being booked tomorrow, the next day and Friday next week!! :D That’s incredibly good for Term 1. I also had to turn down a request to work at a school tomorrow as I’d already been asked to teach at another one. 2 months ago

ButterflyWent and had

x-rays this morning. I need to wait to go over them with my chiro, but from what I can see, I’ve improved! 2 months ago

ButterflyFebruary 18, 2014

  • Going for a walk with Chris to look at second hand shops.
  • Ribs, corn & coleslaw for lunch. 2 months ago


I spent a few hours on this tonight. I have goals relating to self, Chris, family, career, friends and finances. The author of the guide I followed also suggested completing a weekly review so I’ll try that as well. 2 months ago

ButterflyThank you


We are very close now, I think we got the fighting out of the way when we were younger! Mostly physical, funnily enough.

I’m glad you’re back posting more actively, I’ve missed you.2 months ago


Went and got a blood test done today. The nurse got my vein straight away, I was so relieved. My veins are very tiny. 2 months ago


All written and ready to go. Just need to print and present. The tricky bit.

Hi, I’m Butterfly and for those who don’t know, I’m Sarah’s older sister.
Growing up, Sarah used to drive me absolutely nuts. She was always in my room, or following me around, copying what I did. I also couldn’t understand how someone could talk quite so much. I made up a game: “Who can be quiet the longest.” I won.

As most of you will know, Sarah still talks a lot. But she also listens, is incredibly generous and just wants everyone to be happy. And this makes her very special. I guess at this point, some of you are expecting to hear some embarrassing stories about my little sister. But even though I’ve been saying I will for years, which is kind of a shame as there are many, I won’t. Instead, I’d like to share a quote I read recently.

Keep people in your life that truly love you, motivate you, encourage you, inspire you, enhance you and make you happy.
And I’m sure that all of you are here tonight and are in Sarah’s life because you fulfil all of these things.
Please raise your glasses to my sister to wish her Happy Birthday. Happy 21st Sarah, love you.
2 months ago

Butterflyyou're most welcome

I’m glad I could help :)

I think if you do manage it, you’ll look even more forward to the weekends! 2 months ago

ButterflyFebruary 17, 2014

  • Receiving an email saying that I’ve been matched with a teacher mentor. Perfect timing as I’m feeling very frustrated, a little lost and considering a Master of Education. 2 months ago


It is too! Hopefully they’re good luck. 2 months ago

ButterflyDear JWillow,

Happy Birthday!

I hope your day was filled with much joy and your year is filled with re-arranging and that you find your long-lost mojo. 2 months ago


Roast lamb. 2 months ago


Wandered over to the park where they were playing “Despicable Me 2.” Stayed for a little while, but then it started drizzling and I’ve seen the movie before. Walked back home. 2 months ago

ButterflyFrustrating setbacks

Was all set to put a deposit on the venue and then opened the mail to find an incredibly large gas bill. That we will need to dip into our savings to pay. I am so annoyed. I’m also worried because I’m hardly working at the moment. That’s nothing to do with me, it’s just so quiet at this time of year for teaching. While I’m incredibly good at budgeting so that we’re able to survive and I’m still able to attend chiro appointments, I want to be able to contribute to our account. 2 months ago

ButterflyFebruary 16, 2014

  • Roast lamb for lunch
  • Finding a modular couch in hard rubbish! We carried it back to our place and I spent most of the afternoon getting it through the door and working out how it fits together
  • Going to the library and then reading in the sunshine 2 months ago


My account if anyone is interested in what the site is about :) I’ve recently been getting into ‘Epic Battle Fantasy’. I’m so impressed that people have made these games and that they’re free to play. 2 months ago

ButterflyValentine's date

Met up with Liani in the city for lunch. Shared a plate of dips and chips, accompanied by a glass of wine each. We’re both quiet, used to being with someone who dominates the conversation I think, so it was a little stilted at first. Got a lot better though. I asked her to be one of my bridesmaids :) 2 months ago


Done. Completed 2 sessions in a row tonight so I could complete the course. Doing 15 minutes or so of Yoga a day seems to be really helping my adjustments. 2 months ago


My iron count was really good! (130) Having suffered Anaemia in earlier years, I’m always concerned about this. I have very tiny veins and it was unseasonably cold, so they were harder to find. I mentioned this and one of the nurses went to get me a heatpack. I had no idea that was an option. Helped a little. The nurse who drew blood actually said to me that I shouldn’t donate in Winter at all. They do such an amazing job and make such a fuss of you. I have to admit I kind of like it. 2 months ago

ButterflyFebruary 15, 2014

ButterflyDon't be so hard on yourself

JWillow. Both substances that you’re trying to give up are incredibly addictive. Caffeine withdrawals are well known and there’s research that suggests that sugar has a similar effect on the brain as cocaine. Have you tried swapping the sweet treat for fruit? I often use dried fruit for this (I’m a definite sugar addict), my recently found favourite being dried mango. And maybe a nice tea instead of the coffee?

I don’t think they’re a wipe-out at all, I think you can still change your habits :) 2 months ago

ButterflyFebruary 14, 2014

  • Donating blood. Not the actual donating but the feel-good factor afterwards
  • Valentine’s “date” with Liani
  • Going in to see Chris at work. Him sneaking a kiss and the people he works with being warm and lovely towards me. 2 months ago

ButterflyFebruary 13, 2014

  • Waking up to the smell of rain. 2 months ago


Earlier tonight I experimented with a messy up-do and now I’m sitting here with a Katniss-inspired braid. I need more practice with braiding, but I’m getting better. I actually just need more practice with controlling my thick, wavy hair. 2 months ago

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