Thursday, March 16, 2006


I have pink toes!! Went and got my holiday pedicure today. So nice to have someone else trim your toenails for you!

Not much has been happening the last couple of days - except that I haven't been doing as much housework as I had hoped to do. I'm probably recovering from work and it's just taking a bit more time!! :) Maybe I should ask if they can extend the holidays...

The girlie was really good yesterday - there was not palygroup so we went and had a coffee and she sat in a big chair! She was so good while we were there - not so good afterwards but she was tired and I kept her out a bit longer than I had intended.

Sent her off to daycare today - might as well use it if I'm paying for it! She has fun there though, so I'm gradually getting over my guilt!

So tomorrow is clean up day in readiness for our trip away. Washing, washing up and packing... urgh.... gotta be done though.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

A parcel came in the post!

After 11 days my parcel has finally made it here! Woohoo! And the really good thing about it taking so long to get here is that I'd forgotten some of what I ordered so I got a nice surprise!! Haven't played with it yet, just taken it out of the box and gloated.

Took the girlie to the chemist today to get her photo taken. She was so giggly in the car that I thought finally we'd be fine once we got there, but no! Put her on that platform and she clams up with a big frown. I thought her eyebrows were going to disappear!! But between us all we got some smiles out of her so hopefully they will come out on film. I took her off to daycare after that as I needed to get some stuff done and I figure I'll have her all day tomorrow and most of next week when we go away so I will put her in for her normal days this week.

I didn't get heaps done around the house but it was nice to be able to get tea ready without a toddler pulling me away from my chopping board - not that she ate any of my absolutely marvellous Tuna Pasta Bake! I hope she sleeps tonight and isn't too hungry. I expect that she will eat all of her porridge tomorrow morning... :) I managed to clean the bath (it has been annoying me for a week now!) and to sweep the kitchen floor, as well as most of the washing up. And I could make as much noise as I liked!!! Not that I did - it was just nice to know that I could. :p

Waa-waa (doll) had to get in the bath too tonight - it took a lot of work to convince the girlie that doll had to have her clothes off too. I really didn't want to have to dry a cardigan and the doll's bikini in time for going to bed. Apart from that it would have been pretty nigh impossible.

The girlie still loves her 'new' sheets - wonder how long that will last! She was so tired tonight that she read two books with me and hardly even interacted with the story. I asked her if she wanted to go to bed or lie on the couch with Mummy and she smiled and me, yawned and said "Mum" and cuddled in to watch 'Dancing with the Stars'. It was so nice and gave me that lovely warm fuzzy feeling. :)

No new words today (none that I noticed anyway!) just lots of practice of ones she already has. Walking home from daycare took three times as long today, not only because we stopped to talk to people working in their gardens, but also because she had to name everything she could on the way home!!

Monday, March 13, 2006

Snug as a bug

Labour day to day. Usually it's just a day off (and a well-needed one at that) so it is very weird to think that I don't have to go to work tomorrow. Instead I get to go to the chemist and have Tamsyn's photo taken in front of what looks like a cot sheet. Light blue with Easter chicks on it. Goodness knows what I'll get her to wear that even remotely co-ordinates. Still, it will be nice have a good photo of her.

It was also nice to have DH home today. It's amazing how much easier it is to deal with your child when she has two parents to bounce off!! We ad a pyjama morning as it was so blowy outside. Also I just wanted a lazy morning - especially considering I was the one supposed to be still asleep!! Still, someone's gotta get up to them and it might as well be the porridge maker :)

We made the girlie's bed up today with sheets and a quilt made by DH's Great Aunt. Such beautiful colours and craftmanship - a truly lovely piece. And durable enough to go in a toddler's cot! The girlie 'helped' me make the cot up - I used Winnie the Pooh sheets so I think that helped. She was so excited she wanted to get in straight away - and then wouldn't get out again! I was so worried that she wouldn't take to sleeping without a sleeping bag but there seem to be no problems so far - let's hope there are not too many midnight wake-up calls! :)

I did some cross stitching today for the first time in what seems ages. I'm still working on my fairy and it is exciting to see it coming slowly together. I do enjoy it, but I am hoping the eventual arrival of my parcel will snap me back into my scrapping groove because there are some things I really want to do with my album - I just don't feel like doing them. And it's no good forcing the issue because I will just be unhappy with the result.

DH seems to have come down with a horrible cough - I hope he (and I) manage to sleep alright tonight. Might have to resort to Benadryl soon if it doesn't let up.

New words: Bird is getting clearer and clearer, and I am almost sure she knows when to use please! I got "peacemum" several times today - after prompting, of course!

So late!!

So late tonight - so just a quick one from me!

A stinking hot day today! We decided not to go to church but went and had a coffee instead and then played at the park. Didn't stay long there as it was so hot! The girlie was NOT impressed but she came quite gracefully when I mentioned fish and chips!

Cybercropped tonight - didn't get my paper one done but managed to do a digital LO. Some of the stuff the other scrappers come up with is amazing! I really should practice more so I actually know what I am doing!

New words: "Oh dear!" - sometimes it even means what it says!!! Most of the time is just a song to accompany her around the house... :)

Saturday, March 11, 2006

Odd socks

Well scrapping is not coming easy tonight so I will update here and see how I feel afterwards.

Had an excellent coffee this morning and then went off to the Dahlia festival with a friend and her two kids. We had a great time - even though her DH had taken the pram out the back of her car and forgotten to replace it. Oooops!!!!!!

The kids loved the park afterwards even though we had to cut it short cause the wind coming off the water was very cold.

Had a windfall today at the Thrift Shop - even better since I wasn't intending to go there at all today! Tamsyn and I found one of those Tupperware-type shape sorter balls - with ALL its shapes - for just $2! She's been playing with it on and off ever since.

DH came home about 2.15 and I must say it is nice to have him home. He is pretty tired from all his gallavanting about but he was awake enough to bath the girlie so at least I didn't get soaked tonight! She was so happy to see him!

Have not done ANY of the scrapping challenges this weekend yet - hope I have enough inspiration to have a go tomorrow. Have done the non-scrapping challenge however, which was to upload a pic of you in you pyjamas. Couldn't find my Bananas in Pyjamas pjs so my bright green crazy cat ones will have to do. Plus the cat socks as an added bonus. :)

New words today: 'boo' [Brooke].

Friday, March 10, 2006

I'm on holidays!!!!

It's a bit sad when the mature age student thinks that they're way older than you - even though I know I only look half my age it would be nice to be thought older than 27! Still, as everyone keeps reminding me - it will be nice to be thought younger when I am older.

So, off for two weeks now - not sure exactly what I'll be doing. This is the first holidays for a few years that DH hasn't been able to just leave whenever he wanted to so I will have to leave him here with the cat if I want to go away. I wonder if they'll both survive?? :)

Looking forward to having a little bit of time to myself really - but of course I will want to use it to clean the house. And when I don't clean the house I will get upset that I 'wasted' my time. Why do women do that?? Why do we beat ourselves up for not using the time we've earned for ourselves for its intended purpose??

'Cause we like living in a clean environment and no-one else is going to do it so we might as well...


Cybercrop on tonight - am not inspired to scrap one iota so may end up in bed very soon reading Poroit to find out just exactly how much they tweaked the plot in the David Suchet version. He's a great Poirot, I just wish they'd stick to the book! Mind you, Agatha does sometimes use far too many characters for easy television viewing.

STILL no parcel... hmph!!

New words today: "in" (grin) when I want to take a photo. Very handy that!

Thursday, March 09, 2006

One day more...

Only one more day until the holidays!!!!


A six week term is nice - unfortunately we have a 12 week one next to make up for it. Thanks Mr Bracks.

No parcel today :( I shall be really peeved if it isn't here tomorrow. How long does Australia Post need???

New words today: 'gla gla' = glasses (of the spectacles variety) and 'gla' (the type you drink out of).

Oh, and corn chips go down very well, thank you :)

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Before & after

Don't you hate it when you wash up late at night (cause you can't bear to get up to it in the morning) only to find that when you are putting it away you have to re-wash half of it again because you were to tired to wash it properly the first time??

So what happened today??
  1. 6.30 wake up call on my day off...
  2. 7 am - finally gave in and got her up
  3. 7.30 breakfast (bobbiye!!! [porridge])
  4. 8 am - looked in my purse and realised that the hairdresser was coming at 9 and neither of us were dressed and I only had $5. ARGH!!!!!
  5. 8.15 off to ANZ
  6. 8.30 Why do more people use the ATM at this time in the morning??? There's a queue!
  7. 8.40 home. Let's clean up before she gets here...
  8. 9 am - hairdresser arrives, cuts my hair and then spends ages cutting the girlie's. It looks good though.

Playgroup was very noisy but she seemed to enjoy it.

No mail today :( Maybe my parcel will arrive tomorrow.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Oh no!!!

It's begun - the great race to see who can get there first. Now nowhere is sacred... my bag will never be safe again.

Not to mention that seeing the girlie on the table wasn't a double take moment by itself.

Never again will anyone be able to tell me that kids don't reason under the age of eight - it takes logic to realise that if you move the chair to a certain point and make this sequence of movements you can climb on to the table. And go through Mum's bag - the prize of prizes.

She did some great things today - she worked out how to do a particular modular puzzle, it was so popular that dinner was very short and the bath nearly didn't happen. She's picked up a few new words (thank goodness!) - Eehah (Leah), Pa, bo bo (box), and a couple of signs are getting a bit of a workout - chicken and book. It's so funny to watch her make up sentences using both forms of language - especially when she makes up either the word or the sign herself and you have to work out what she means. Currently the favoruite sentence is Do-Dah (bear) [or insert noun of choice here] is asleep, using the sign for sleep. Usually occurs after she has thrown the toy to the ground in disgust. At what I am yet to discover. Perhaps they were rude??

My day at work was again busy in the morning and realtively relaxed in the afternoon. I love quiet afternoons - we can get so much done when there are no interruptions. I even managed to pick up my parcel from teh post office. So now I have my photos and my scrapping magazine (and some bills but we won't talk about them!) and now all I need is for my new goodies order to arrive and my cup will runneth over.

Monday, March 06, 2006

An ordinary day...

Was woken up this morning by the cat. No, he doesn't jump up and put a wet nose in my ear, or paw at my face, or walk all over the bed...

...he stands in the shower and meows... ...loudly

and it reverberates.

I'm not quite sure why he does it, but I'm glad he did today because, although my alarm went off, the sound was turned down and there was no way I would have woken up otherwise.

So, thank you cat...
And today was an ordinary day - busy, no hectic, morning, relatively relaxed afternoon. I got to take the smelly chicken back and get a refund, but didn't make it to the post office on time to collect my parcel (why is it that that always happens?? The one time you get a parcel you don't get there on time.)
You win some you lose some every day - nothing special about today. But it was a good day.
And of course it wouldn't be an ordinary day without a messy child at the end of it - I expect that that means she enjoyed her day too.

Sunday, March 05, 2006


Well, I have decided to start a blog. They say it helps with scrapbook journalling, but I also want to let people know what we're doing... So here I am, typing away.

Today we went to church, as per normal, and then we went off to the park. I had forgotten that it was the arrival of the baton relay here so I was very glad that I had the camera with me.

We caught up with a friend while we were there so we ended up having a really good time. It is always nice to spend time with people you haven't seen for a while. J- was looking after three children who kept Tamsyn entertained. They also got to sit on the seat of a police motorcycle - this went down very well! We saw the baton come down to the foreshore on the tram - a great spectacle - while the children waved like mad!

Tamsyn was such a good girl today and the new behaviour technique (a la Supernanny!) seems to be working very well - let's hope it continues! She is so much fun it is hard to be cross with her for long.