Archive for April, 2020

This madness…

Posted by Amy Aquilini

Procrastination is a B&^ch with a capital B on this glorious Friday. Yes – some of you may think “well, she’s lazy isn’t she, Aquo hasn’t posted in forever!” But honestly… my life is bat shit crazy… EVEN in ISO! Erin cut my hair yesterday, so I can at least tie it up again and we were talking about how I’m busier in ISO than I was before all this madness!

I surprised myself yesterday by sorting out all of my completed assessment and making sure that my first four modules of my certificate 3 in fitness were… drum roll please… COMPLETE! OMG! In four months to the date that I signed up with the Fitness Institute to start my ‘self-made’ journey – or whatever you want to call it. So there’s my study, two… um, let’s call them beautiful little angels… 🙄There’s TRYING TO maintain a household… see what I did there? 🤔working out – because if I don’t, I may die! anddd all the rest that comes with being THE QUEEN OF THIS CASTLE. I seriously don’t even know how everything gets done.

I’m currently listening to a few lectures and taking notes while I’m trying to write this piece. I just came across this question – what are five absolute and five relative contradictions to fitness appraisals, one of the answers for the relative contradictions is mental or physical impairments… Um hellooooooo – haha! I win. Me. Amy.

And my confidence gets boosted to the next level (um is there even a next level?) yes, yes there is! Just like most people, we carry those things that we are self-conscious about… and if you say you don’t – YOUR FULL OF SHIT! I so need to get back to this assessment… rrrrooooaaarrrr! That’s right – my ROAR is getting more and more powerful! I’M SOOOO FREAKING EXCITED TO GET TO WHERE I’M GOING! I’m that excited and I feel so empowered and strong it’s not funny. That much so, my energy is rubbing off on the boys. I saw a massive shift in Jack’s behavior yesterday, that was a freaking miracle in itself! OMG! last night he dressed himself in his jarmies, he’s trying to start a trend – he will always put his pants on backwards and tells you ‘I BUST YOU’ if you make him put them on properly. He wanted to wear jocks to bed so I told him ‘if you drink your milkey bottle in front of the TV then go for a pee,’ he could try wearing jocks to bed.

Andrew upped me saying I’m pushing him, dude – he asked! I WILL NEVER BE THAT PARENT WHO TELLS MY KIDS THEY CAN’T DO SOMETHING (UNLESS IT’S BAD)… I thought that was pretty clear… just saying… I knew he would wake up through the night and the sleepless nights that are ahead AND I’M COOL WITH IT! 9pm comes and I’m still up, he woke up, was sorted went back to bed… DONE! My alarm clock (hARRY HAD A CRAPPY START TO THE NIGHT) slept in till 7.30 setting us back an hour, but it’s all good… It’s 1pm and I’ve still got so much to do today but it’s all good… I haven’t exercised yet today – AND THAT’S NOT GOOD! 3pm I’ll do a half hour sesh with my fitbands, that can be my relax before I go pick up both kids and the madness is full on until 7pm! I’m so lucky I made the transition to not drinking or I would probs be a raging alcoholic…

IT TOOK ME THREE HOURS FROM THE START TO END OF MAKING THIS PIECE LIVE…

I HAVE TO GO STUDY!

Aquo Xx

My first ever professional interview…

Posted by Amy Aquilini

For more than 10 years Australians have turned to Kidspot to help them solve their parenting problems. I was so excited when Carrol Baker contacted me and asked if I would be interested in being featured for a story with a reach of 3.6 million people! Without question, I agreed and lost lots of sleep over the weekend thinking about it, waiting for the phone to ring Monday morning.

Writing – Annaliese Dent

I would like to thank Carrol Baker from Kidspot for contacting me to do a story on being a mum with a brain injury. Thanks for the laughs! I had fun chatting and discussing how far I have come in seven years.

If you would like to have a read, you can do so by clicking here

It is NEVER too late to be what you might have been, – George Eliot.

Aquo Xx

Easter 2020…

Posted by Amy Aquilini

Wow – isn’t this Easter quite different!

But – you know what? It wasn’t so bad… Getting closer for our little family of 4 is something I wanted before I had my second child. It’s nice to look out the window and see Jack helping his father unload all the fencing, carrying fence posts that are 3 times his size, he’s definitely a little machine… Look out Herbert River Crushers a new front rower in the making!

Some of the things I am greatful for this Easter are how wonderful some of our small businesses are in the Hinchinbrook Shire. I had a knock at my door the other day – it was Karen Venables, owner of JK’s delicatessen in Herbert Street, Ingham 4850. This beautiful soul dropped off a wonderful fruit and veggie box with some of the most amazing chocolate I’ve ever tasted in my life! I am super greatful to Karen, Jared and their three beautiful daughter’s for that lovely gesture this Easter, I don’t know whether Jack was more excited for the broccoli or chocolate haha.

I’m greatful that we ate like kings today – the lasagne, chicken and spaghetti, prawns, garlic prawns, salad (which I ate none of by the way for the first time ever) crumbed and battered fish and the list goes on. It’s safe to say I had the best nap ever today!

I think through all of this COVID-19 drama we could possibly come out of this stronger, collectively and as individuals. That’s usually what happens – you know, a massive shock to the system will usually make or break a person… It will take ages for the world to get back to exactly the same as it was but maybe having to live simply will make us appreciate the finer things more.

And on that note my nearly 3 year old is trying to go all WWE on his 11 month old brother’s ass. 🤦‍♀️ things are getting hectic! Remember – stay home, stay well, we will all get through this together!

Aquo Xx

Being a mum and wanting more in life…

Posted by Amy Aquilini

There is literally so much involved with being a stay-at-home mum, especially for those who don’t have much support day to day, that those people without kids and even some dad’s just don’t seem to understand.

One thing I need to get more on top of is my house cleaning. I’m barely getting a hot meal on the table , usually in the morning I will get out a meal I have made previously – it’s still a meal… It’s just not the same!

My impulse and my need for being a perfectionist will kill me one day I swear! It doesn’t matter if one of the boys have had a bad night – I have a list everyday and if I don’t complete every task to the best of my ability, I find it hard to sleep until everything is complete.

Today, Humpty Dumpty died, I mean, I ate him! I swear I’m eating just to stay awake and study! I’ve completed two assessments for my module today so I’m on top… for once!

I just wanted people to know I’m not dead!

Aquo Xx

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