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. Just happened to run into your blog. You have got a beautiful space running here. Loved your write-ups. Its very subtle . I guess I will be hanging around here a lot. 🙂 Happy blogging.

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    1. Thank you so much for such a lovely comment. I am not always positive by any stretch of the imagination. But I do find this whole experience here a very positive and affirming one. I’m really touched by your words and thank you kindly for the award.x

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  2. Hi scottishmomus, of course I nominated you for this award, I have found your site to be an amazing place and have appreciated it for what it has given me as an enjoyable, learning and heartfelt place. For that I would like to present you with the Versatile Bloggers Award. To accept this award please click on my link in this comment and go to the Awards post on the Home page. At the bottom of the post it will give you instructions on how to accept the award. I have checked to make sure you did not have instructions that you were no longer accepting awards but if I have missed this please accept my apologies. Otherwise thank you again for the sharing of your site, I follow it as I like and relate to the gift of your writing very much. Namaste

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    1. Thank you, Mark. It’s always lovely to be nominated for an award. I’m always so delighted people are reading never mind anything else. I am so far behind in posting awards to my page. But I will get on it. It’s all this writing malarkey keeping me up to all sorts of weird hours. Or waking me at all sorts of strange ones.
      Thank you once more. I pass these on to others as and when I feel an ‘aha’ moment. Usually, new bloggers (newer than me!) or new to me. Namaste.

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  3. Quite a blog you have here, the eye really looks deep inside. Hmm, yep it’s still there watching me. 🙂
    Laurie.

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      1. I have made the mistake of becoming the person I am not just to play a role! I am now on the journey of rediscovering myself and to live to my fullest potential. It doesn’t mean I do not fulfill my duties, but like what you said, I do not let others define who I am.

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  4. hi scottishmomus, , WP won’t allow me to ‘like’ anything today, so i’ll just tell you i ‘loved’ the 4 poems i’ve read, i enjoyed them immensely. and ty for the compliments and wonderful conversation this morning, you have a new friend as well!

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  5. Hello. I found your blog because you were nice enough to throw a ‘like’ my way for a photo / haiku today. Your username fascinates me-implying that you are from Scotland and now live in the USA. Is my guess true? If so-wow! I am also a Scot who chose to emigrate here to the States. Now I love both countries. I am proud of both.

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      1. I am from Stonehaven, now I live in Milwaukee. It’s been 17 years. I intended to travel the 7 Continents in 7 years, fell in love here and the rest is Geography.

        I also have a site with a kind of diary if you are interested. mylifeinchunks.wirdpress.com

        Just delete this post if it is too spammy to mention another blog. I’m still unsure of WordPress etiquette.

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      2. I’ll have a wee look in there, get to grip with a few chunks. 🙂
        So you’re a fair while out that way then. Best laid plans when love stops you in your tracks. ;)x

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  6. Hi Scottishmomous,
    I just wanted to say a huge thank you for submitting your wonderful poetry to The Paperbook Collective this year. It was an absolute honour to publish your incredible work, and I hope you will have the chance to submit something in 2014.
    Have a wonderful festive season.
    Best wishes,
    Jayde.

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  7. Spread the word…’The Bardess’ has been recognised for her brilliance! It won’t be long now before we will have to visit you at your chateau in France or mansion in the Maldives. I’m telling the world that I knew her at her discovery! Your genius has been found and will now be spreading far! Go momus! 🙂

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  8. What do you mean, ‘not a biggy’? The population of wordpress is about a gazillion, the magazine covers a dozen people per week. That’s like, you have to be the Queen or the Rolling Stones to even get into the thing! No, you can’t change my mind, plus you forget, I’ve now read heaps of your stuff and I’m still here…along with a million others…I await your recognition…and the book…dvd…and interview on 60 minutes…or I’ll protest on the lawns of parliament house in Canberra if I have to. Keep them rolling out momus!

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      1. Like? As in…am I a wizard or 2 foot high zombie or am I Hugh Jackman’s twin? (Yes…well, maybe after a bottle of Bourbon! 🙂 ). I’m just your average 5′ 11′, average build, No:1 haircut kind of guy! I think!…Mind you, my blog expresses that a little differently eh? 🙂 Ok, drum roll….after I come back from up north on Tuesday I’ll put my picture up in the Gallery for…let’s say…10 minutes! That should frighten a few followers 🙂 And yes, I will definitely keep reading, how could I not!

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  9. Ah so! I can hide the picture then! Would have scared everyone for miles around. Right, time for me to sleep, I need all the beauty I can get 🙂 Enjoy the rest of your day, may they finally discover your genius! Night!

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  10. Life becomes so much better when you let it all out! its something easier said than done, I’m glad you were brave enough to take a step 😀
    Keep inspiring us! Yay!

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    1. Right, Suzie, I’m having a problem with this. I can’t think of any of your posts that I haven’t enjoyed. But I started looking through again to pick out some favourites. And I can’t. What I would say is I have favourite types of post. I love your photography; I’m in awe at the photos you take. And on your phone no less. The posts where you are travelling home to your mum’s and recount your train journeys I thoroughly enjoy. I feel I am there with you, while we p*** ourselves laughing at the antics of fellow travellers. Or your own for that matter – I remember that post! I also enjoy the ones that are your everyday life. There’s something quite magical having a glimpse into someone else’s typical day that is so alike and yet unlike our own. Your school posts I love too. And when you go off on one about something you feel strongly about like the one where you had a go at the inequality in legislation for same sex couples.
      What else? Hmmm….oh yeah, when you talk about your family relationships and you and your bloke. Why so many I like? well, I think it’s because I like who you come across as, who you appear to me to be. And so all sorts of different aspects of your blog appeal. I feel like a stalker now! Oh, that was another good one about the guy that you kept seeing everywhere. And so are your film reviews. I can’t separate them out, Suzie. Sorry. 😉 I don’t know if that’s been any help in identifying types of post even because I didn’t even narrow them down. But I do enjoy them all. What can I say? 🙂 x

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      1. Thanks for visiting my blog. Truly appreciate your comments. However, I noticed that you visited my old blog. That old blog has not been updated since May 2013. I’d love to welcome you to my new blog at http://shirleymaya.com/
        Would love to get your feedback and comments on it. Thanks again and have a wonderful day 🙂

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      2. Thank you for pointing that out to me, Shirley. I’ve popped over and absolutely had to follow. From what I have read so far I know I’m going to enjoy seeing your name pop up in my inbox. I would have been annoyed with myself if I had missed that. The link I originally pressed was the one attached to your name in the comments here. Glad to be onboard. 🙂 x

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    1. I don’t know Helena nearly as well as I should. Although I certainly know her much better after her post. It tore at me as I’m sure it will anyone who reads. Adults who make children suffer so and may never count the consequences.
      I’m so glad you popped in and thank you for your kind words. Welcome too. I hope we get to know each other. I intend to get to know Helena more too. x

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  11. Hi. You may have noticed that I have just ‘re-followed’ you. I’ve been having a few issues with my Reader and notifications, and, it would appear, one or two of my ‘followed’ sites have disappeared! I will endeavour to catch up on missed posts! My apologies, Chris.

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    1. Don’t worry about catching up, Chris. It’s difficult enough at times to keep up with life, writing, reading, etc. I’ve unfollowed at times without realising or it’s been done for me. One very recently. No sweat. Lovely to hear from you though.:) x

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  12. No question about it. Being the best “me” you can be, turns out to be an absolutely wonderful thing, as I’m sure all your family,friends and online friends will agree. 🙂 xo

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  13. hi scottishmomus, i just wanted to ty for taking the time to read parts 1 and 2
    of my recent story, encouragement like yours inspires me to continue writing prose.
    i nearly abandoned storytelling after discovering poetry, hope you have a wonderful day!

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    1. I thoroughly enjoyed them. Your gran sounds like a hoot! I had to laugh at the characters you built so well and am waiting to find out what happens to the poor parrot. And who was respnsible for his learning of obscenities.
      I know what you mean about giving up on one form over another. I didn’t jon WP with a view to writing poetry although I always have done. It’s a shame to give up on one over the other when the two may be explored equally. I’ll have to consider that myself.x

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      1. heh, unfortunately the obscenities weren’t taught, Pretty Boy just heard that line so much when mom thought she was ‘alone”, he just memorized what he heard..lol!

        and i had no intention to write poetry when i started my blog either, i only wrote short stories then. but on a lark i submitted a little poem to a poetry site during NAPOMO a year ago.and it changed my life. i’ve actually found that writing both poetry and prose benefit each other.

        my stories tended to be ‘wordy’, thinking more was…well, more. the economy of poetry especially the syllable discipline of Haiku has taught me otherwise, even in my prose i write as though every word is essential. and writing stories now will remind me of words i wouldn’t normally use in my poetry. so i’m grateful i discovered i didn’t have to give up up one discipline in favor of the other.

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      2. Just as well that parrot didn’t live here. 😉
        I’m glad you found the outlet for both and it’s so true they are mutually beneficient. I sometimes write a poem to encapsulate the essence of a story and then expand from there. Only thing being that sometimes the poem goes where I hadn’t intended. I’ve been very negligent of other than poems but you’ve inspired me to get back on to some shorts. 🙂 x

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