• My cousin Rosae posted this on my Facebook yesterday, Hes having a dig up of all his old family albums I’m guessing and this popped up, hope its the only one of me..lol. Im so thankful that what friends post on my page is locked and only my eyes can see coz this photo (thats me in the red) just brings back those memories where my sister Johanna and I were never properly cared for, Look at how hori (rugged) and scruffy I look :-(, looking back on this picture really saddens me. Guarantee all that hair on my head was full of kutus (headlice).

  • I missed out on the magic bullet I ordered and paid for yesterday, I received a message today from the seller on eBay that they don’t deliver to my area and had refunded my funds so now I’ve found this one here for similar price, I quite like the sheek look of this George Foreman.

  • I have decided along with a friend to enter this Woolhandling competition in October down in Esperance, back in my younger, slimmer and fitter days I used to follow the shearing shows around NZ entering the Woolhandling circuit I loved it but that was before kids. Hope I can still move it like I used to. Should be fun.

  • This is my Toa saying karakia (grace) before dinner

  • Look what I’ve just purchased off eBay, usually these are around the $100-$200 mark so I jumped on this score…I’m looking forward to making some yummy and healthy smoothies in here, I seriously need to start losing some weight, like seriously.

  • The kids and I attended our 2nd meeting down at the Kingdom Hall together today, my boys get a bit wriggly after an hour of sitting there being quiet but for a new and different environment for them they are awesome, I’m so proud of them and how they kept quiet today, next Sunday Aaron is on days off so I’ll give the boys the day off attending the meeting and just take my Taimana with me, she enjoys learning more about Jehovah as much as I do. This afternoon however we had family photos, so after our meeting which finished at 11:30ish we come home and I made some sandwiches for lunch, woke Aaron up (coz he’s on nights) and get to the other side of our big town, nah not really by 1:20pm. One of my friends has been raising money to go towards her total hip replacement so another friend of ours offered up her time to do family/kids portraits for a cheap price that goes towards her fundraising. $20 for 10 shots but she does wayyyy more than 10 and the editing she does from what I’ve seen are amazing, she’s not an accredited photographer but she loves it and it shows in her work. Can’t wait to see them. It’s been a busy day for me today so here I am still awake at blinkin 10pm…geez

  • Always gotta be one friggen egg that wants to stay stuck to the carton!!! Frustrates the shit outta me maaaaan.

  • Excuse the spare tyre round my waist, this is taken the night if my 35th birthday here at home having a couple quiet one with my very good friend Renae, well at the time we were besties, to the extent that we were together everyday, even more than once a day we were together, were still friends but now that I’ve given up the smoking and toking we don’t see nearly as much as each other anymore, Renaes given up the ciggys but not the weed, and see the beautiful little girl here, her name is bailie, I forget if Ive mentioned her here before, she’s definitely and angel in disguise, such a pretty kid but her attitude is horrible! She’s one if those kids who solves everything with her fist, she swears like full on in sentences like she knows what she’s saying so if she wants something one of my boys have she’ll try to snatch and if she don’t get it it’s a straight punch to their face and her mother does nothing and when she does bailie pretty much laughs at her so when I tell her to cut it out she looks at me as if to say ‘what the heck are you on about’, never stopped my boys being nice to her though because I’m raising them to be good kids so theyre always excited to see her only to have her turn her nose up at them unless they have something she wants then the bitchy hands come out and when it comes to part ways my boys are always like bye bailie and she’ll spit back ‘fuck you’ so my boys have put up with this behaviour from her for a good 11 months now and a lot has changed, I don’t see bugger all of renae anymore 1) because she has a job working at a cafe and 2) because I’m not smoking weed anymore (we were the bestest stoner buddies) 3) I’ve stepped right back from our friendship because of her daughter.
    My boys are on the full on defence whenever they’re round Bailie now which is really sad, she’s the same age as Potiki and she’s always picking on him and Tuera but my boys don’t put up with her now nor do they like playing with her which is fine by me, I don’t want her crappy ways rubble
    G iff on my babies..more to come I. That subject.

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  • Mauiui (Sick)

    I have my Taimana home from school today. She woke up unable to keep anything down my poor hunny, shes still the same too, she laid up in the lounge watching TV with the bucket right next to her. Hope she feels better for Sunday when we go to our meeting then we have family photos in the afternoon.

  • Keeping it honest

    So after the centerlink debacle I got a letter saying that Im still owing the system over 3k and they want payment by 21st August so I just got off the phone and explained to them that I can’t pay that amount in one hit and if I can set up a payment plan. The guy on the other end was very friendly and helpful. I’m a bit pissed that this has even happened, I just didn’t think that the redundancy payout would go down as income, it didn’t once cross my mind to report it to them. Well at least I know not to make that mistake again and when I sort out employment details with Jackie and Joe (Her Mum) this afternoon I’ll be ringing centerlink straight away. Bugger screwing up like this again!

  • Don’t miss it

    I don’t miss smoking and I don’t miss weed which really but happily surprises me coz there was a time not long ago either that I couldn’t imagine myself not depending on getting through the day with one or the other, I thank Jehovah God for the strength he has given me throughout this journey, I can so feel my spiritual being growing more and more everyday, I can also feel my friends slipping away from me too which is cool, it say in he bible that we’d lose some in order to follow that narrow path to everlasting life. All goods my eye is on the prize. To live forever with my whanau.

  • I know a few people who like to talk crap to me just to make conversation yah know, even when it’s leaving their lips I’m looking at them as if to say shut the eff up already it really pisses me off. One chick around here who is actually my half little sisters 1st cousin through marriage, does that make sense?, I’ll explain a little better, so my sisters mother my step mothers nephew lives here in the same town as me and his missus has a tendency to talk shit…lol…just to make herself look good which doesn’t work but anyways for ages now she’s been saying that she’s gonna come pick Toa put to go play with her sons, hasn’t happened yet and I knew every time she said it that it wouldn’t, no time for people like that, related through distant marriage or not, pity that coz I get on well her other half, my step cuzzie Riwai. Even when I first gave birth to my boys yah know, everyone be like ohhh I’m coming to pinch him and so on…never happened…kaka

  • Maori Language

  • Possible employment

    So I was chatting with Jackie Church through messenger tonight, she can’t talk well so messenger chat is way easier although if I listen hard enough I can understand what she’s trying to say, I was chatting to her tonight about meeting up with her and her mother to discuss her routine, what food she’s able to eat, her cleaning and what ever else. We are meeting up on Friday so it’s looking like I definitely have this job which I am soooo thankful for, it can’t have come at a better time when we are needing the extra funds building up to Xmas plus getting to know Jacz on a different level, she’s a cool chick and really quite independent so the more time I spend with her the easier it’ll be for me to understand her and plus the kids will get to know her better as well.

  • 13 INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT ME…

    Because I liked Raes 12 interesting facts that she posted about herself she forwarded the number 13 to me so here I am racking my brain for 13 interesting facts about myself…Like for a number yo :-)

    1) I was hit by a car when I was 2 years old coz I had no taringa (ears) and run across the road, don’t remember the actual accident but I do remember being in hospital.

    2) My Mum died when I was 6 years old and I was totally parentless by the time I was 18.

    3) 3 of my older sisters and a cuzzie raised me and my older sister by 4 years Johanna, oh and Dad too when he wasn’t fluffing around his girlfriend.

    4) I did my 5th form on Correspondence coz I hated teachers and the feeling was ever so mutual

    5) I went back to school for 6th form but then got the boot for been accused of dealing weed (I wasn’t but I wished…lol)

    6) My first proper pay cheque was at 10 years old, well not cheque but cashed up working in the sheds with my sister Rena.

    7) I’ve kissed a girl and I liked iiiit…haha

    8) I loved travelling all over NZ working in the sheds and entering woolhandling shows, wish I had of kept at it.

    9)  I consider Woolhandling to be my profession and the Shearing Shed to be my office even after been outta the game for 8 years now.

    10)  I am a Mother of 4, I had my first child at 25 and last at 32 or 33, I forget

    11)  I miss working

    12)  I strive to raise my kids to be the total opposite to how I was raised, a loving stable family/enviroment.

    13) I love brushing my daughters hair every morning for school, its something I wish I had growing up, a Mum who took pride in how her kids left the house, I know if she was to live I would of had the bestest Mama ever.

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