Monday, April 24, 2006

What's washing???

Woohoo! I scrapped!! It's been so long since I actually finished something I'd almost forgotten what it was like!

I have tomorrow and Wednesday off so I will catch up with all my washing and housework then... or we'll be underfed and running naked... :)

Friday, April 21, 2006


Why are teenagers such toerags on rainy days??? Is it because they are kept inside at school and at home so that pent up energy has to go somewhere??????

At least it is now the weekend and DH will be home tomorrow and there is an impromptu cybercrop on this weekend! YAY!

And I even got to go out tonight for a progressive dinner. It was fun. I love going out with just ladies - we can talk about so much stuff that men just find boring (or don't get - one of the two!) It was also nice just to get out and not to have to worry if my child was hurting herself, someone else, or destroying something!!!

Well, my scrapping magazine finally came today after I have been eyeing it off in the shops for a week so I am going to go to bed and read it.

New words today: baby (instead of wahwah) and dog (instead of woofwoof). Woohoo!!

Thursday, April 20, 2006

The rain is STILL here!

Tonight the girlie discovered her birthday clothes that I have yet to put away. She got very excited to find some new pants and tops in a bag, but even more excited to find a new hat!!! It fits okay when her hair is done like a palm tree but it is too big otherwise. Still she loves it.

It is still wet and windy. Most of us at work wished we could be back at home in our pyjamas but we soldiered on regardless. Mostly without complaining. Unless you count all the times (which was every time I met someone) we complained about the cold, the wet, and the wind.

Parent/teacher interviews today. Thank goodness I could get home early and not stay for the evening session! Knew I had a baby for a reason! :)

New words today: "car" and "t-shirt" - both without prompting and used to name things.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Rain Rain go away...

And fall up north where they need it!!!

It hasn't stopped raining today. If it hasn't been pouring then it has been spitting. I suppose at least it hasn't been hailing.

Despite having an undercover washing line I think my washing is all still almost as wet as it was when I put it out there. Hopefully it will dry tomorrow because otherwise we will be left with wearing oversized trakky pants and t-shirts with strange designs emblazoned thereon... Not really suitable attire for even leaving the house in - let alone going to work.

The girlie woke up a couple of times last night and then thankfully slept in until 7.45. Unfortunately today was the day that S. rang at 8 am and said "should we go out for a latte before playgroup?" Who am I to pass up coffee?? Even if, although upright, I am still asleep while making the decision...

We did drawing at playgroup today. The girlie usually loves to pplay with all the toys while the others do craft, but today she eventually decided that she wanted to draw too. Maybe she will like it after all.

She also wouldn't go to sleep for ages this afternoon - and when she finally did it was a bit late and she slept til after 5pm! Too late to let her sleep I know - but I had heaps of washing to do. Then of course the milk is after its date so we have to go out and get some more after tea - so she didn't get to bed until well after 8 so I suppose that made up for it.

DH is in town for training again this week so I did all the washing up and made lunches so I am set for the morning. I even made the shepherd for tea tomorrow night! How organised is that! I haven't done the potato yet though - would have liked to have gotten it done so I could just pop it in the oven but it was just not going to happen tonight.

Here's to dry washing a a full night's sleep.

Tuesday, April 18, 2006


Between shelving, book club, reading classes and NOISY kids the day went pretty quickly. I don't feel like I got much work done however.

I still have a cold - not quite a terrible one though so I don't feel amazingly bad, just slightly bad. Full nose and a bit tired and a few sneezes and coughs. Must remember to drink more fluid tomorrow.

Got a parcel in the post today. Is nice to have some new stuff to play with!

I had planned to eke the girlie's birthday pressies out over a few weeks but unfortunately I didn't put them away quickly enough. She saw the Weebles box so I had to get it out and set it up. It plays the most annoying music. My sister (who bought it) should look forward to a noisy toy coming her daughter's way sometime soon... :) :) *evil grin* The girlie does enjoy it though. She wanted to put it away in the box when she'd finished. Thankfully she let me convince her that it didn't really need to go back! I must remember to hide the box tonight because I really don't want to have to put it away and pull it all out again every time. It requires assembly so it would be a bit of a pain.

Grandma sent some new puzzles home with us too so we have had some fun with them tonight.

The girlie also ate 3 servings of pasta, a tub of yoghurt and most of a rye cruskit. I have no idea where she is putting it all!

Day off tomorrow - I am looking forward to putting my feet up when the girlie goes to bed!

Monday, April 17, 2006

Traveling here, traveling there...

Finally home!!!!! After 5 hours (3 of which the girlie slept! Woohoo!) of driving to a Wiggles soundtrack - we made it.

Only to find that it is blowing a gale, the hot water is just warm, and the cat has not only slept in the girlie's cot and on her couch, but has thrown up on my stitching chair!!! Still, I suppose that's what you get if we go away and leave him for 5 days - we might as well have been gone FOREVER!

Busy day yesterday - being Easter and all that. Went to church (which finished early) had lunch and then put the girlie down for a 'sleep'. Took her at least an hour to get there!!! Then we had to wake her up to go to my sister's for tea (which was late due to dough rising difficulties) and she was not impressed. Still, she got a pressie so she shouldn't grumble too much! :)

Talking about pressies - she has certainly go the hang of them now after three separate celebrations! Knows all the easily torn spots to get it open in the shortest time possible! And she likes the innards more than the wrapping now!

Anyway, it has been a long and tiring day so I am going to go to bed.


Saturday, April 15, 2006

Long time... no see...

Well, so much for my resolution to blog every day! Here I am almost a month inbetween entries! (Not that anyone but me and taximan read this but that is not the point - it is the principle of the thing... plus my memory is not what it once was (ie. pre-child) so I really ought to write things down.)

So, what has happened this month? I was going to say "not much", but really, the everyday things do add up to something.

  • Went to Horsham to visit friends via Halls Gap. We thought it was a good time to inject some funds into the local economy after the January fires. It was so eerie to travel through the area with the skinny black tree trunks looming on each side of the road.
  • The girlie got croup the day we left.
  • Spending time in Horsham was good even though DH had to go home early. The girlie and I stayed so that I could go to a scrapping class but it was cancelled at the last minute. Damn and Blast.
  • Got home on the Wednesday and DH and I took each other out for our anniversary. The girlie came too and was surprisingly well bhaved. I say surprisingly for, while the meal was excellent, it certainly took its time coming to the table!!! Maybe they had to kill the beef on site...
  • The rest of the week was a flurry of cleaning up (or not), adn then DH went off for training again.
  • Single-parenting is not fun. But it is nice to know that it will be over at the end of the week.
  • I read Julie and Julia (by Julie Powell) and thought it was a pretty good read. Was interesting to see how blogging had led to writing a book. And how it had led to a whole new career of cooking a writing - even though Julie Powell has no formal qualifications in food! Mind you, cooking one's way through Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking, while utter madness (or leading to it), would probably be an ad hoc qual in anyone's book.
  • I haven't scrapped or stitched - even though I have gotten things out several times to start. This annoys me.
  • My parents have visited. As usual it had its ups and downs, but was generally good. Especially the food.
  • The girlie turned two!! How did that happen! And managed to get a cold all on the same day. Poor thing still has it. The vapouriser has been working overtime.

So now it is Easter Saturday and we are in the Big City and I have finally been able to SHOP! We bought coolant and sneakers and coffee and presents and looked at mobile phones and kittens and puppies and fish and a parrot. And I even spent money on MYSELF! I bought myself a Xyron Create-A-Sticker. I so rarely do this that it is an EVENT that will go down in my personal history. And it wasn't nearly so expensive as I thought it would be so I don't feel bad about buying it at all.

What I do feel bad about buying is the stuff I bought in the scrapping shop I went to this afternoon. You know when you go somewhere sometimes and you feel really uncomfortable but you stay and buy something out of politeness?? Why do I do that???? I bought some nice stuff, that I will even most likely use, but the place just felt wrong. Hmmmm.....

While we were shopping we met very unexpectedly with one of my best friends from uni. It was so wierd. We haven't seen or heard from each other in at least 5 or 6 years. It was wonderful to see him but I had forgotten how much presence he has!

No piccies today - we haven't taken any.

New words: They are legion... :) 'Puzzle' is one that is getting a good workout at them moment. And my mother taught her how to sing 'The Wheels on the bus'. She just loves to imitate so we will have to be very careful from now on!