Demob Happy

— adj
1. feeling elated and carefree in anticipation of the end of any onerous or unpleasant period

It’s less than 4 weeks to go and I’m more busy than ever. But I’m smiling.
The end is nigh. And the future is bright.

Kill it. Kill it with fire!

We’ve had kids for 8.5 years and today is the first time we’ve encountered headlice. I’m writing this as my pretty awesome husband is dragging a comb through my now tea tree conditioner coated hair (so much for dying it tonight!).

I’m possibly overreacting a little. This isn’t an infestation, it’s not even headlice, it’s a head louse. One. And we squished it. Then flushed it down the loo.

But even so, I’m quite ready to rock up to the bathroom with buckets of DDT and a blowtorch. (I’m wondering if bleaching my roots might help fend them off a bit too… )

A bit extreme?

Fair enough. Well what has happened instead is now nearly 2 hours of hair combing with a conditioner formula. And despite no more evidence of any further life forms, I’m itching. This could of course be because I have lots of fine hair which makes it thick and wavy and it’s been brushed with the tiniest comb imaginable.


I have everything crossed that we have won both the battle and the war, but if not, hear this crawly little bastards, I will win, oh yes, even if I have to shave the head of everyone in this house, you shall not pass!

30 Days of Happiness – Day 1 #imahappster

I’ve signed up for the challenge. The first step was to declare that I am indeed a happster, I did this officially online at
Then a lovely lady sent me a stack of cards all the way from the US with a little thank you note! These cards are called happy notes and have the happster logo on them and just enough room to leave a short message.

Now, the 30 day challenge is this:

What’s better than spreading happiness and brightening someone else’s day? For the month of June, I am challenging you to write a note to someone every day letting that person know how much you appreciate him or her. You can write the note to the same people or you can mix it up. The notes can be given to friends, family members, co-workers, acquaintances, strangers, etc. Post a picture or write a comment on the challenge page on ChallengeLoop every time you write a note. This is a great way for us all to connect, share ideas and spread the happiness! If you miss a few days, no big deal. The winner only has to post 8 times to be eligible to win.

So my first note? It was to a couple who made my youngest very happy today after inviting her to a party and letting the girls be their unique wacky selves.

I left this for them to find:


I’m not sure if they found it, but it’s a good start 🙂