September 29, 2010

Reality Blogging

I am excited to participate in a meme hosted by Bad Mummy about reality blogging.

It's all about, you know, the "real" face behind the glitz, the glamour and the perfection of blogging..

I am proud and slightly frustrated to bring you my reality of blogging....

As some of you know, we are living in a shed...while building our dream home. Our living arrangements are crappy at best...a big shed, with temporary dongas as accommodation while we build this:-

My reality is, we are living next to this beautiful unfinished Money Pit, and we get to look at it every day.

My reality is, my shed and dongas look like this:




My reality is that we get wet if it's raining and we have to go to the bathroom.

My reality is that we sit eating dinner in the shed and count the number of frogs that hop across the cement floor.

My reality is that everything is dusty, my things are packed away in storage and we only have one cup and one plate for each family member....we are living simply until it's time to unpack our goodies in our new home......

My reality is that the kids can ride their bikes and play basketball in the shed and there is plenty of room for them to play.

My reality is that we all sleep in the same room, which does nothing for our sex life.

My reality is that I never thought I could do it...to live like this, while having a dream and working towards it...

We have grown closer as a family, and will appreciate our beautiful new home......when we finally finish it.

10 comments:

Rachel said...

We have more in common than you know! And you are so right - you will appreciate all those things when you are moved in!

Tina said...

How awesome that you can see your dream coming alive right before your eyes :) While it may be hard now, I'm sure it will be SO worth it xx

Bec @ Bad Mummy said...

I think I like this post best so far. Thank you for sharing it can't be easy and I hope your beautiful home is finished soon.

Liz said...

Doesn't it seem like a harsh reality when you put it in words though?! Bitter sweet, on the upside, you new home looks amazing and you will cherish it all the more!

Sarah at The Stroller Ballet said...

I love reading about this. And you will appreciate it so much once you are done. Sometimes it's the difficult things in life that end up being so special :). Have a great weekend.

Kakka said...

You my dear are simply awesome, I admire that you and your family are living and working towards this dream. I can not wait to see the Money Pit finished as it looks amazing and in a strange way I think you may miss the Shed. xxx

ModernMom said...

Your reality sounds like an adventure! One day you will look back and be thankful you did it all to get your dream:)

•´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥.Trish.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• said...

Oh my ...we are moving into a shed on a farm but have no plans underway to build. Our mini renovations are stalled but we have one comfy room.
I've been meaning to post on it ...love the reality blogging theme.

Megan said...

Wow! Wow!

I love the look of that house - the verandah all around, just beautiful. It will all be so worth it, but my gosh it must be hard right now.

xx

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