Okay Jacqui ...might lighten things up a bit for me to thing of the lighter side...
"Jacqui said...You have been tagged: 8 funny anecdotes or factoids about yourself."
1. On the day I was born (high summer Australia...no air con nor even electric fans) my exhausted mum went to sleep feeding me, and I only survived when a nurse found me blue in the face... baptised me (fully revived and no brain damage (HM)...wonder did they revive me before they baptised me?
Lesson...life can be short!
2. At nine after spending all the summer holidays in hospital with Pneumonia and released just as school started I faked being sick so successfully I was re hospitalised and only recovered (quickly too I might add...it hurt) when they took out my tonsils which they said were poisoning my whole system ( easily fooled by a 9 yr old). An my poor mum never knew all our lives together what I had done...she was so grateful that they save my life.
Lesson...sorry mum but every kid has to have the summer holidays reimbursed if they lose them.
3. At 14 I was the first escapee from Lochinvar Boarding school to not get caught until they reached their destination. I made it home... some 100kms...but as I crossed the road, I could see the shadow of nun's veils on our front verandah. Mum was glad to see me anyway...I was alive (had hitchhiked) Dad was not so easily impressed.
Lesson... Why go to boarding school when there is a perfectly good school close by... home is good and kids need to live in their own homes if possible.
4. At 17 I found my self with mt feet dangling over a cliff at Mereweather Newcastle...over some relationship...can't remember what he looked like now. My dad had recently been killed and I was really down. The world was black and could see no future. What stopped me was thoughts of how this would devastate my mother who had already suffered too much. I met Don the next year and never looked back...never got that down again.
Lesson...There is always a light at the end of every tunnel...even now. And there are consequences of our every action which we have to consider. But also I know how my mind was working at that time and would never judge anyone because of it.
5. Might lose some mates here, but I believe in a Divine plan, not God as such...but a power for good which we are all part of. But part of that divine plan is that all sentient beings have free will, otherwise we are all just robots and there is no point at all. There is a point to life, and believe that what heaven is is knowledge of truth, without sloppy emotionalism or our own baggage cluttering the aisles. Works for me and is my own church...does no harm to anyone else.
Lesson... Shit happens... its not personal. And when it is its okay to get revenge...
6. Many times my husband and I...he in his electric wheelchair and me "disguised" with grey wig and old ladies shoes and clothes and his mum's old walking stick would print up flyers about whatever was annoying the shit out of us, and go all round the CBD sticking these under shop doors, on windows (no damage) and making sure people could not ignore what was going on... He would wait at the end of each street, because everyone knew who he was, and I would do the street and get more "supplies" off him at the end...what a hoot. Together we would do anything because "there were no rules".
Lesson...there are no rules as long as you tell truth and don't hurt anyone who doesn't deserve it.
7. No surprises here...some people think we were unlucky or unfortunate, because Don was so sick during our adult lives for so long... but we didn't think like that. We were lucky because we found each other, we found our two kids who are scarily like us, and in our little corner of the world we were complete. We didn't need to look outside for pleasures other that a trip to the TAB for him, and the bookstore for me... while we were together we knew we had found the only one ever for us. How lucky is that? After Don died a woman said to me "You must be so relieved"... and another "You are a free woman now" Free from what?
Lesson... you can never know what other people's lives are like... we too often assume too easily.
8. Almost forgot... the "system" by which our world works is buggered... too many bureaucrats in bed with corporations pretending they are doing it all for us.
Lesson... when we finally acknowledge how bad they really are...then maybe we can begin to change things...one person at a time... not too sure I still believe that either.
Thanks Jackie...you stopped me from cleaning out our shed... there's rats down there...big ones from out of the creek...redbacks also