The Problem With Housework!


The Happy Suburban Chick must come face to face with her reality of housework. It certainly does not fit into the area of domestic bliss. Here is a list of 5 housework problems that every Happy Suburban Chick must come to terms with. They are as follows:

Housework is like Groundhog day, same thing day after day. I empty the wash basket, and the next day it is full and I start all over again. I make the beds and the next day I make them again. I do the dishes and the next day I do them again.

The biggest problem is nobody really appreciates it especially when it is done well, things run smoothly everyone is happy and life just goes well.

When it not done, you soon hear the complaints, the inconvenience is well and truly noticed. Like where are my jocks, did you buy me my deodorant, post my letter, and I am hungry what is for dinner tonight

I don’t get paid to do it, even though I work hard and put a lot of hours into it.

It doesn’t require much skill, but rather takes up a lot of time. I can not develop my skill and knowledge.

Being distracted by housework when I could be doing something more interesting, challenging and fun. Yet somehow that housework is very persuasive because I find myself doing it.

So what’s a Happy Suburban Chick to do! Put on the music and get stuck into for a start. Acknowledge that it will never be complete it simply and ongoing project with no end date. If no one appreciates your work you must be doing a magnificent job. They can sack you, and give your job to someone else. Funny thing is I have never been given the sack from doing housework even when I suck at it. That’s right it’s unpaid work. Finally when you find yourself being sucked in by the persuasiveness of housework, set boundaries and give it definite time frames, and say no when it demands more.

A Happy Suburban Chick must learn to control the times she spends on housework so she can spend more time doing what makes her happy.

How do you cope with housework? Please share your thoughts in the comments.


Wishing you a wonderful day!



Christmas Time Musings!


The Shopping Centre was immersed in the sound of Christmas carols, and swamped in a visual display of Christmas decorations. It really looked and felt like Christmas time. Whilst there was a business as people rushed around buying gifts with great excitement and enthusiasm. For me I was in search of Grimlock, some Transformer toy. Finally I found it. The Christmas shopping is now completed.

The Christmas cards have been posted out, I spent Sunday night with a glass of wine, my Christmas cards, and penned out best wishes to family and friends.

Finally keeping with tradition we finally completed making the Christmas piñata this year, a Christmas Reindeer piñata, packed with lollies ready to be busted open Christmas afternoon


All the food is brought, now all there is too do is prepare for Christmas dinner, which will be celebrated with family at home this year.

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and may your big dreams come true in 2015!


My Darling Boy Lays In His Bed.



It has been some time since I last blogged, because I have been busy being Mum to my son who has just recently been to hospital for surgery. My poor little Mighty Mouse has been requiring lots of extra loving tender care from his family as he recovers at home. As Mum I have been required to just drop everything and be there for him.

Gone to Hospital

So I wrote a Poem called :My Darling Boy Lays In His Bed.

Bruised and battered is his face.

Quiet and limp his body has become.

Unable to laugh.

Unable to cry.

My darling boy lay in his bed.

His medicine he takes.

Blood pressure, pulse,temperature he allows chirpy nurses to take.

The uncomfortable blood stain tape on his face he allows to remain.

The doctors prodding inside his tender sore swollen mouth he allows,

without a single complaint.

My darling boy lay in his bed.

He dose not complain.

He dose not cry.

The pain and discomfort he takes in his stride.

He has proven to be a strong little man.

My darling boy lay in his bed.

I am no good at poetry, however that was just the easiest way to explain it. Now he is at home recovering. Eating lots of soup and custard, and playing with his beloved Devil teddy.

Wishing you all a wonderful day!


Bookshelf Review~Chooks in Stilettos

Lovely Melbourne weather one day sunny and warm, next day raining and cold. Well today is one of those days where its cold and raining, and doesn’t look like stopping raining. A lovely day to stay at home, curl up in a chair and read a book. So today I thought I would do a book review. I love reading books and usually read a book a week. I read a little bit here and there, at home when I have a spare moment or whilst waiting in the car to pick kids up. Sometimes when having a coffee/tea break. All those little moments of reading add up to one completed book in about a week.

Book Review: Chooks in Stilettos by Carolyn Donovan

Walked into a book store, picked this book up and decided this was the book I needed to read. I wasn’t looking for it. It is normally not the type of book I would read. Yet it screamed read me, read me, so I went with my intuition and read it. Wow it was just what I needed.

Carolyn is a model and mother. She gives the reader insight into the everyday modelling world and everyday life. Her book is witty and funny. It is full of short stories about herself and friends. The author of this book writes a very girly read, it full of hilarious moments in her work as a model and also moments in daily life. In fact Carolyn writes about those moments in life that all women can relate to no matter what our jobs or roles in life are. What delighted me about this book was it made me smile and laugh. Some parts of this book made me laugh so much I had tears running down my cheeks and curious onlookers wanting to know what was so funny. The book’s message was loud and clear it is good to love who we are, even the embarrassing bits, and laugh. A good laugh fixes everything. This book left me feeling so uplifted . So if you like a girly read, need your spirit uplifted or simple are in need of a good laugh then I recommend you read this book.