About

A veteran of almost 15 years in the trenches of motherhood.  A failed yummy mummy who instead embraces the frumpy mummy world.

Have survived the stay-at-home years (10 in all), done all the options of working – from home, full-time, part-time – and can confidently say that NONE are perfect options.

Ticked off a number of career paths – secretary, researcher, radio producer, direct sales, publicist, teacher.

Determined to enter my 44th year with a clear focus and finish it with a list of achievements.

Currently living in our almost-finished, owner built home with a desperate dream to finally finish the bloody thing!

Documenting my attempts to create order out of the chaos of the daily life of two adults, two kids and two dogs.

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  1. Janine Fitzpatrick, a wannabe blogger with an untidy house, imperfect children and no celebrity friends.

    Love love that one. Describes me too. Hihi. I do know a TV soap opera writer though.

  2. I have been nominated the Very Inspiring Blogger Award.

    WOW, that came out of the blue.

    Is great to know that my doodles inspire others. I hope I won’t disappoint you.

    The Award comes with these rules:

    1. Thank the person who nominated you

    Thank you Annette for the nomination you were the first blog I started following.

    2. Share 7 things about yourself

    -I am addicted to coffee

    -My favorite cars were made in the 1970’s

    -I am an actor and director, studied photography, video production, graphic design and a little bit of anthropology.

    -I have had 5 pretty serious motorcycle accidents and came out walking and without a scratch.

    -I am from Costa Rica

    -When I hear a song I like, I listen to it when I need inspiration.

    -Orange is my favorite color.

    3. Pass the award to 7 nominees

    So, “tagged” you are it.

    Since I am new at this, you have probably been nominated before, in that event, double the blessing.

    https://shambolicliving.wordpress.com/

    http://3rdculturechildren.com/

    http://theideasofastudent.com

    http://ohdaphnepaints.wordpress.com

    http://hopestatestyle.wordpress.com/

    http://implicado.wordpress.com

    http://ayearinmyshoes.wordpress.com

    I follow you guys for a reason. Keep up the good work(fun)

  3. Hi Janine,
    I’ve been nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award http://willshegetaway.wordpress.com by http://elladeewords.wordpress.com/
    I have posted the award details at http://willshegetaway.wordpress.com/2012/03/15/versatile-blogger/
    The rules for accepting this award are:
    1. Thank the award-givers and link back to them in your post.
    2. Share 7 things about yourself.
    3. Pass this award along 15 or 20 bloggers you read & admire.
    4. Contact your chosen bloggers to let them know about the award.
    Your blog is amongst the 15 that have inspired, amused, entertained and informed me as I’ve taken my first steps in blogging, so as a token of appreciation, I’d like to nominate you for an award.
    Keep up the good work!
    The rules for accepting this award are as follows:
    1. Thank the award-givers and link back to them in your post.
    2. Share 7 things about yourself.
    3. Pass this award along 15 or 20 bloggers you read & admire.
    4. Contact your chosen bloggers to let them know about the award.
    Your blog is amongst the 15 that have inspired, amused, entertained and informed me as I’ve taken my first steps in blogging, so as a token of appreciation, I’d like to nominate you for an award.
    Keep up the good work!

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