Thursday, March 31, 2011

Born in the USA

Argh we have no download left on our internet for this month!
So not a big post from me... I just wanted to ask if there's anyone out there who knows a good app to download onto the iPhone for blogger??

This week feels like we may be digging ourselves out of the hole we are in a little bit, with money. It tears at my soul to know I'm not living the lifestyle I wish to live, where money isn't important and life is somewhat simplified. Unfortunately, after building our first home in a 'boom' area of australia, now faced with a housing market crash, two part-time working part-time studying incomes, we just can't make that mortgage repayment each month. When we decided to buy the land and build a house it was like a dream come true... no more renting with 2 dogs and 2 cats.. hiding the cats everytime we had an inspection, and I dwelled on that indescribable feeling of owning some of the earth, somewhere to finally call our own.. somewhere we could get chooks, build a vege patch, have a baby and build a life together. In my head I was like Scarlet O'Hara when she goes back to Tara in the Civil War.. holding the dirt in my hands... ha ha.

But it ain't all what I thought it would be, and it may just be that we chose the wrong place. I would love to be able to sell, move down south where things are cheaper, buy a little 1950's house and live in a small little town, hopefully by the end of the year we can do this. Right now, it's knuckling down and selling off assets, including my little car that I won last year, which sold this week. So that's why we are digging ourselves out. So it's good right?

Consequently the circumstances of late have found me listening to loads and loads of the Boss, the ol' Brucie baby. Moreso than usual, which is alot with us anyway. I think alot of people miss the point with Springsteen, they think it's all stadium rock and tight jeans. His jeans do look great on, but he has albums and albums of melancholy suburbia, of hardship and feeling beaten down. Of workin for the man you know? I'm feelin it. One of my favourite albums is Nebraska, a dark affair. Recently we saw Justin Townes Earle again at a little venue up here on the coast, and he played "some of his favourite" songs in the encore, including Racing In The Street.. which may have also ignited this Springsteen phase..

$4 chairs for my front deck to replace the ones that were stolen when we moved in. Aren't they just the cutest?

Oh and I almost forgot, my 27th birthday present... my banjo tattoo!

The weekend we spent lying low, as we so often do nowadays. Saturday night was a 21st birthday party of a friend from uni, the dress code avant-garde with a splash of red/purple. Nikki had a selection of her childhood toys out on display and I found myself playing with this for ages.. a little wooden dress me girl, you lift the top up and just put whatever material you want underneath... so much fun!

My outfit for the party, it was a bit last minute but I think it worked!
Finally got to wear my $5 thrifted fascinator


  1. well i am wishing you the best of energies and luck when it comes to digging out financially. good for you for having dreams for yourself and working toward making them true; that's a good feeling no matter how hard it gets. i love the boss and nebraska is my favorite album too. i can't even see him in the "rock n roll star" vision.

    and i LOVE your new tattoo. my friend lesley just got her first tattoo which she was kind of shy and nervous about. she got her grandmother's commemorative california collectible spoon. the shape and placement reminds me of yours, lovely and delicate while still having that edgy ink feeling. i love tattoos and hope to someday have the guts to get one!

  2. Hang in there honeybunch. I think Nowra would be great for you. It's just such a good location with so many beautiful beaches whether you drive north or south. I hope it works out for you. I really think you could have the life you want down our way. It sounds like things have been tough for you lately but there's just somethiing in the air this year. I could feel it on New Years Eve...
    I ended up deleting the old blog. Things are changing for me right now and it just didn't fit anymore, you know? I'll hopefully start posting from my new blog soon.
    Big kiss
    (ex what i would have worn)

  3. You're beautiful and caring and strong! Love you loads xxxx