To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you like everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting. ~e.e. cummings, 1955
Gidday, my name is Angie and I’m a 1977 baby. I’m a public servant who dreamed of being Humphrey from Yes, Prime Minister as a young lass, so followed her dream to Canberra. I have the attention span of a gnat.
I fell in love with the man in the cubicle next to mine and we were married in 2005. It’s the best decision I ever made. (Just don’t tell him that!)
I’m a flaming hypochondriac. I love to travel but only went overseas for the first time in July 2006 (Thailand and Singapore). I was convinced I was going to be abducted, falsely accused of smuggling drugs, suffer food poisoning so bad I wouldn’t be able to fly back home and get a third degree sunburn all while butchering the Thai language. (Got the food poisoning and sunburn – thankfully no run in’s with customs!)
I’m a backsliding Presbyterian who constantly thinks of her faith but does nothing to nourish it. I have a killer appetite for anything highly preserved, enhanced with additives and bound to make me diabetic just by looking at it. My weight became such an issue in my life that I opted to have 80% of my stomach removed to try and extend my life. It’s the second best decision I’ve ever made.
I’m a total clutz. If you can trip over it, fall down it, break it or be impaled on it – I’ll do it. I think exercise is a form of taxation. I constantly prove that Newton’s Three Laws of Motion are based in sound proven fact.
I have Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome and Endometriosis. In April 2009 I had an ovarian cyst removed that was the size of an American football and weighed 2.5kg. It’s the biggest thing I’ve ever grown! But I’m hoping that I’ll be able to top that with a pumpkin from our veggie patch one day. In 2010 we started down the path of IVF in an attempt to have our own children. It’s been painful, heart breaking, frustrating and at times downright amusing.
In June 2012, after 5 embryo transfers, we were blessed with our own little miracle. He’s the best thing I’ve ever had a hand in making. Parenthood is my new adventure.
I love anything to do with paper supplies, fabric or craft goods. I love my camera. I start things and don’t finish them. I read like a mad women. I read romance in secret and love it more then literature. I have a hidden collection of pop music that I keep stashed in the back room with my street cred music up the front of the house.
I’m a wanna be geek. I know nothing about computers, but I love my mac and my ipod. I rely on my husband to fix things when they’re broken. I’m a slut for interior design. I want to build my dream home. I dream of a big lotto win.
I’m nothing without my spell checker. I love my life, my family, my friends, my messed up mutts, my teddy bear, my husband and my little man. I rant and rave and talk about nothing in particular. This is my corner of the internet.