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When do you know?

When do you begin to believe you are ready to have children or how do you come by the decision to start trying.  I know there are the accidental “bundles of joy”, but for those of you that planned your families when did you believe you:

 ·         Had enough money.

·         Were responsible enough.

·         Would actually be able to do it.

·         Wanted to bring a child into this world.

·         Had the time to offer a child (children)

·         Would be able to cope with screaming baby, the tantrum-ing two year old or the hormonal teenagers


Or am I over thinking this? 

Did you just think: “Ok been married a while now, it is the next step, we will manage when it happens.” and get down to business??

There was an article in our paper yesterday about this father that rescued his family and dog from the raging seas.  He lived in a shack behind some buildings on the shore front and when the huge swells and waves came crashing they all had to make mad dash and their shack and possessions got washed away.  This man has two very young children.  How did he feel that he has enough to offer?  We have a decent house, my husband and I both have decent jobs (even if I complain about mine at times), we are both in our thirties, we have been married for over a year and yet we both feel too irresponsible, too immature, too young?  When do you get over this? 


Or if we are asking these questions does it mean we are ready – or alternatively does it mean we are not???


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Don’t piss off Mother Nature

I have not managed to go around and have good look – dratted work gets in the way – but I went down to the beachfront and drove along the freeway and wow.  Nature sure has a way of letting you know who is boss.


Normally the beach where we do the triathlons is sandy and the sea flat.  Not today. There is basically no sand and the waves are still rolling in.  Not as big as the pictures from Monday but still rolling.


All along the highway you can see some of the damage.  The sea wall is in pieces and most of it is on the railway line.  No leaves on the track here, it is huge big boulders and chunks of concrete. 


I think PE was still quite lucky when you compare it to other places but still, it leaves you in awe at what Mother Nature can get up to when you piss her off a bit.  I think also we in PE are usually pretty lucky weather wise and don’t usually have any extremes, so when we do it is quite something.  Besides the floods we have every 20 years or so and the odd bit of wind we are left pretty unscathed.  And I must admit – that’s just the way I like