About Me

I’m mother to 7, wife of almost 30 years, sister, aunt, godparent, daughter, friend, teacher. Do these define me? Well, yes, up to a point. You don’t do or be all these roles without being influenced by them and others defining you by them. But, I’m also just me. And ‘me’ sometimes becomes lost in all the other roles. My blog’s about letting a bit of me out.

348 thoughts on “About Me”

  1. scottishmomus, my sister, my best friend – loving your blogs soooooooo much, but love you more! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  2. Found them????!!! Do you any feckin idea how long it took me to find them???!!!! Don’t care………………………was worth it!!!!!!!!!!!!!! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  3. Hi,

    I want to start off by saying this is not spam unless you decide it is.

    You decided to follow my blog
    https://fortunateartist.wordpress.com/

    As a thank you for taking the time to read what I write, I would like to write a Photo Fable for you:

    https://fortunateartist.wordpress.com/category/photo-fables/

    I love meeting new people and discovering their stories, so if you’re up to it… send me a photo at finn.of.fortuna@gmail.com it could be of someone you love or know, a trip you took, anything.

    Here’s hoping to a new story,
    Finn.

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    1. I’ll certainly look out a photo of something. Don’t quite know what yet and it might take me a little time. I so rarely take them.
      That’s a kind offer. I enjoyed your last one and look forward to seeing what you come up with.x

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  4. Cou Cou!! SMILE you’ve been TAGGED! You have been nominated for 2 Awards: The WordPress Family Award & The Best Moment Award. Congratulations! Kindly check my page at for more information on accepting these awards. http://wp.me/p3ia4v-in Perhaps while the kids are in their HUGE tent you can do some more homework…hihihi:)
    Whispering Insights aka Oliana Kim xxx

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    1. I’ve had a visit over to yours to thank you so much for these lovely awards. Great acceptance speech. Homework will be tackled A.S.A.P.. I might go sit in the tent to do it when they all come in to breakfast and watch TV!x

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      1. I must write a blog on this…do you think, I should? OK is a pen name…very personal in my life but not my christened name. Due to my anonymous counselling line, I need to do this but wanted to use names which represent family to me . WI

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      2. I think it’s a great idea. And I love the name. I kept wondering, but after my last oops with WI, I did my own sleuthing! The more strings to your creative bow the merrier.x

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      3. I just elaborated on that “creative” bow…now I’m off to work in this mugginess but more importantly must get food for my Bette…I would hate to have to shave her for the rest of the summer…she is SO hot:( Have a good rest of your day. OK…sounds like Ok Corale…lol

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    1. Hi and thank you for this. They are indeed work and I’m behind already. But, I do love them. They remind me that people are reading and liking. So, thanks again and I’ll try to get my butt into gear to catch up.x
      P.S. Looking forward to the acropolis pics.x

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      1. I’m also behind. They’re exhausting, but I love every them every step of the way 😀 I’m excited for the acropolis pics, because I like them sooo much! Can’t wait to finish the post . Kisses!

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  5. 7 kids?!!!! Holy fuck!!!! Sorry, I shouldn’t have cursed since I don’t know you well enough to know if it’s over the top offensive. But seriously, holy shit!!! Good job, ma’am!

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  6. I have nominated you for the Very Inspired Blogger Award. That’s right, because your blog inspires me to write more and better…really! Congratulations. You can see the rules at http://wp.me/p3ia4v-uV, You are “exempt” of any rules, but I could not NOT nominate you for being a support and inspiration to me. Hugs, Oliana, Whispering Insights.

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      1. Ahh, that’s nice but I did have to change the amount of bloggers…I had chosen 8 rather than 10. So maybe you can choose just a few. You have plenty to do, I wanted to spare you but could NOT since I wanted you to know how much you inspire me writing:) hugs

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      2. I fully intend passing all the awards on. They matter too much not to. Just don’t know about all the homework. 🙂 I think it’s great how helpful everyone is to one another. It makes the journey so much more pleasant. Lots of affirmation and inspiration. Hugs.x

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  7. Hi! I look forward to your beautiful posts and true appreciate your style of writing! I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger award. Please have a look here – http://wp.me/BY9D! Love 🙂

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      1. It was done to give a fellow blogger a picture from which to write a story. I loved the story and I thought the pic fitted well with the subtitle of my blog. ‘What I See’. 🙂 x

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  8. Hi there scottishmomus! I found you from Harsh Reality, and from doing this Project O thing! I haven’t done mine yet. Love your answers! Also, so glad that I came over to your wonderful blog. As a mum of three (two grown sons who have ‘fledged’ and a 21 year old ‘Aspie’ daughter who still lives at home) I relate to so much that you share here, although obviously you have had your hands much fuller than mine with 7 delightful children… more power to you 🙂

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  9. Hi!!!! Thank you so much for the likes! And I see you write poems, too! (sorry, too many exclamation points, he he)…I will read them later when I am able to log in longer again. I tend to have less and less opportunities to go online lately…

    Have a great weekend!!! 🙂

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  10. I didn’t find a place to write to you without commenting on something so here is what I wanted to say. In watching a Dr. Who Marathon the other day Matt Smith actually said, “…and Bob’s your uncle.” I even rewound that part to make sure I heard it right, and sure enough it was there. I thought of you and felt I had to tell you even Dr. Who says “…and Bob’s your uncle.” You are in good company. LOL

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      1. See, I wasn’t fibbing. Sometimes, it’s finished off by saying ‘and Fanny’s your aunt’. As in, ‘Bob’s your uncle. And Fanny’s your aunt’. Most people just say the first part! x

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      2. Now you have totally confused me…that was easy, yes? I am coming to live next door to you when I move to Scotland so I can learn the lingo before I make an arse (see I got that right) of myself in public.

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    1. I am sure they will love the glorious scenery. And, fortunately, at the moment, the weather is holding up reasonably well. Although, sometimes, I think the mountains are more majestic when washed in rain and topped by darkest clouds. Very imposing.x

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      1. Lovely description: “I think the mountains are more majestic when washed in rain and topped by darkest clouds. Very imposing.”

        In this area, I was attracted to the fog, which makes silhouettes of things and shortens the distance one can see and thus it is more like we are in confined spaces, which is very romantic. Sometimes, I like being in my own world.

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  11. I once mentioned that Karl Marx said that in Scotland the wealthy imposed deer parks as a means to keep the people out of the country and off their land. So, as a byproduct, the lands are wide open. But, such beauty is made insidious by the exclusion. It is my understanding that many people in the towns were made to occupy small rooms in cramped homes that were cluttered together and they worked long hours often continuing their work at home. They crapped in the drawers of their chest of drawers in those days (circa 1848). “Deer have received extended ranges, while men have been hunted within a narrower and still narrower circle…”p. 893 in section known as “The Expropriation of the Agricultural Population.” Further, “The deer-forests of Scotland do not contain a single tree. The sheep are driven from, and then the deer driven to, the naked hills, and this is then called a deer-forest.” (Again, p. 893)

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    1. Karl Marx was, if memory serves, something of a prick at times. 🙂 Yes, Scotland suffered, as did so many countries at the hands of the wealthy who felt they had the God-given right to exploit and suppress the natives. The Highland Clearances is a blight on our history, a blight wrought by uncaring, greedy hands. Many of the land living folk had to flee to the cities where ‘industry’ was beginning to make ‘progress’. That, too, held horrors for workers forced to live and work in desperate conditions.
      The crapping in drawers I’ve never heard of. I do know that porridge was prepared in advance and stored in drawers to be consumed later. I happen to love porridge but maybe some people thought it tasted like crap and mistook what was in the drawers! 🙂 x

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  12. The citations were from Capital, Vol 1, and the crapping in drawers may have been done in another country. I wasn’t thinking specifically of Scotland when I read the passage relating to it. 1000 pages of detail starts to mix things up.

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  13. Hi! Thank you so much for following my blog. You are the first one who got in touch with me through my contact form and it took me a while to figure it out! Haha. But thank you for the kind words you left for me! :]

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  14. Hi Scottishmomus — in reading your “about”, I think I can relate. It gets crowded in here sometimes and a person can get a bit lost at times. Looking forward to learning more about your world. 🙂

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    1. The little things that go on inside my brain don’t always seem to find a place to fit in my world. 🙂 I am out there being me. Just maybe not as much me as others see. Do you know what I mean?x

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      1. Yes, but true “Happiness is when what you say, what you think and what you do are in harmony” – Gandhi
        It’s a great shift but I felt much happier after I took it.

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      2. I think my thoughts are manifest in my actions and words on a daily basis. Or, at least, I hope they are. 😉 But you have certainly given me food for thought. Perhaps the cogs need more oiling and a little more vociferous expression in everyday life. I will definitely give this more thought and reflection. You do realise you’ve given me more to think about? 😉 x

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    1. I’ve still not finished reading them all yet!
      It has been, and still is, a pleasure to have taken part in your wonderful idea.
      I will see it through to the end! It is my mission and goal to finish what I start. Except for when I give up which sometimes happens too. 😉
      But not on this occasion.
      Thank you, OM, for giving so many people the opportunity to share with one another in such a unique way, encompassing as it did, so many diverse nations and backgrounds.

      What’s next then? 😉 x

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      1. Well this was a test run, as projects go. I have decided I may invest in creating a “project” section of my blog and will work towards creating some collaborative projects in the future. 🙂 Hopefully some people will be interested in helping to organize some with me.

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      2. Organization? Is that not a four letter word?!
        You’ve always got something in mind, haven’t you? Covert operations has nothing on you. 😉
        Well, let me know. Let us all know. Collaboration is a favourite of mine. 🙂

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      3. Well that post will come soon, on the 1st, and I will be asking for issues people consider important enough to work on. The hard part will be finding people that are willing to put in “the work” and not expecting me to do it all I think. 😉

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      4. Touche. 😉
        Knew you would already have a plan afoot. I want you on my team for Risk.
        I’ll check out that post and see what’s what. Global domination. Mwaahhaha.
        Think maybe I should have had more than 3 hours sleep. Synapses obviously misfiring here. 🙂 x

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      5. Hah, now that was part of my cunning plan. To get you to admit to that. I knew it. Never actually played it myself but my kids love it. You’re just a big kid really. See. Cunning plans I’m quite good at. Got one of those in the pipeline?;)x

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  15. 7? you did say 7? I am presenting you with the Australian Medal of Patience. Looks like an interesting blog..glad I saw you on Daisy’s and LOVE that you write poetry 🙂 Now following (in a non stalker way) x

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