Saturday, July 28, 2007

Some scrapping...

After 4 weeks I have finally felt a little bit like scrapping and here are the results. The first one is for the local scrap shop $5 challenge - it took ages and is nothing like I started out doing. The next two are for the Scrapbook Divas CC. I think perhaps that all this stress over TG's paed visits and no poos must be getting to me as I really had a bit of a cry while I was looking for quotes for the handprint one. Oh well, I'll live...

And the third one is from my little scrapper. She cottoned on to doodling pretty quickly as you can see. Oh well, it is a slightly less expensive hobby than horseriding I suppose... lol

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Getting there

Well, couldn't get hold of the paed today but I put the tablets in some ice cream - it was still very bitter but she was much better about it. She hasn't gone yet but I am assured it is only a matter of They have a special unit for this problem at the Children's so that will be my next port of call I think if this doesn't work.

And thanks for the messages ladies - unfortunately we are well and truly past prune juice.

Almost the weekend!!!!!

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

What a day!

Well, I am sure you are all on tenterhooks to see how we got on at the paed....

He was a nice bloke who checked her over (she of course wouldn't even look at him let alone speak to him!) and she is apparently ok. So he put her on a stronger laxative and said to keep her on that until it was all a matter of course and no dramas. Apparently I am doing the right thing food wise and so on.

So we go and buy the tablets at the pharmacy. Everyone says, oh just crush them, they'll be fine. What everyone neglected to tell me is that they are bitter and have a coating that doesn't crush. Grrrrrrrrr. And it turns out that it is an adult medication. How do they go from drops for infants to 3 year olds straight to tablets????????????????? Do these people have no idea?????????

Of course I almost choked her getting the thing down becuase she decided to chew it (as they do - 3yo do not follow simple instructions, well, mine doesn't!) and so of course won't put it in her mouth again. Not even with the promise of Bob the builder and chocolate afterwards.

And she is supposed to have 2 of these a day!!! : O

Wish me luck!

BTW, this is my 100th post - just thought you might like to know....

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Winter Day!

Yes, I know I know, I haven't blogged for a week or so! Here is a photo that I have had up my sleeve since last Wednesday's playgroup from our Winter Day. The kids really loved playing in fake snow and wearing their winter gear. TG loved it cause she doesn't get to wear hers very often. She took to wearing her gumboots in the house for a few days before; she was so very excited about it.

As you can see I finally finished her hat and a couple of items for Jarmie Bear (that don't really fit but that's what you get when you are in a rush and don't plan properly!)

Since then we have had a whirlwind trip to Melbourne for my Dad's 65th birthday - which was unfortunately the same day as the release of HP#7. A a result I am still getting through it as I am too tired to read it jsut before bed. Might get a bit more read tomorrow - who knows? A new Bob the Builder DVD might be a good bribe to sit still

We are off to the paediatrician tomorrow to see about food, behaviour and related problems. She still won't eat anything fruit or vegie-wise (or much else either) so it is time to DO something about it as it is causing other problems. Also TG has a little rash too so might as well get him to check it while I'm paying him!

Knitting-wise, I am still in the middle of my scarf for KOGO. It is very uninspiring so I am going to cast on for a cardigan this evening and then alternate between the two. I have never made anythign I have to block and sew up before so wish me luck!

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Saturday at home...mostly

Well, today we went out for breakfast because I couldn't be bothered cooking! Mind you, it ended up being 9.30 before we got out the door! After visiting the newsagent, the scrapbook shop and the furniture shop (where I paid for my new sofa bed - chocolate brown and an innerspring mattress) we came home and did 'the backlumin'... I think that's how you spell it...

After that we had lunch and TG even made her sandwich - actually, make that bread with philly cheese spread on it.
I convinced her (enventually) to at least have a lie down on the couch - she slept for a fair while. Can't wait till she isn't grumpy if she doesn't have a sleep! These late sleeps are very annoying!

Did a bit more knitting today - I have finished the swatch for TG's cardigan/jacket. I will post it soon. I think the tension is pretty right so when I am finished the current project I will get a start on it. Of course, she is like me and will need longer sleeves than the pattern calls for...

And finally, here is a photo of being on the phone to Daddy. What a cosmopolitan chick!

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Friday, July 13, 2007


Well, we had a busy week with a quick trip away to visit some babies. A little girl born 4 weeks prem (4 weeks ago) and a little boy born right on time... TG was a bit underwhelmed by them - I'm not sure she really got the idea... still she's only 3!

We also caught up with relatives. I *think* they enjoyed seeing us too.

And here we are back home tonight enjoying a "sticky bun" and a warm chocolate... :)
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Monday, July 09, 2007


Here are some photos of what I have been knitting. I have done these all in the last couple of weeks...

Here is the beginning of my socks - let's hope I get to wear them next

And here is the beanie I knitted for KOGO - get involved!!!! I have one beanie and a scarf to do... I am going to start the scarf this week.

And here is the beanie I knitted for TG - not made up as yet. I had to enlarge it as her head is 2 inches bigger than the pattern allows for. And of course I ran out of wool with about 10 rows to go so I had to run out and buy that today. Luckily the wool shop had one left still. I am waiting for another order to come in so that I can do the accompanying poncho. Oh, and the pom-poms - I am not allowed to forget those! :O

And here are a couple of photos of The Girlie herself...

Oh, and a small note to add - my friend Fleurie thinks I am a Torchwood-tragic... but goodness gracious why wouldn't there be a time-space rift running through the middle of Cardiff?? And why wouldn't such a lovely man as Captain Jack be running the fight against all the nasty riff raff coming out of it....???? (yes, i *do* know that the actor is gay - but that doesn't mean he doesn't look good!!! LOL)

:P Bllpppt to you my dear

Sunday, July 01, 2007

I'm sure the glass is half full .... somewhere

We had a sudden visit to the hospital today when TG woke up with a barky cough and quite distressed. Having heard this MANY times before I rang the hospital straight away and was there in 10 minutes. (TG barking, crying and complaining all the way!) Of course, we got seen by the nurse almost immediately (gotta love crying kids sometimes!) but had to wait almost an hour longer for the doctor. I suppose at least we were able to see a doctor - it would have been another story a year ago! And of course, by the time we saw him, she was so much better. Oh well, that's how it usually goes....

While we were waiting, TG decided she needed to go to the loo. She's been having a bit of a problem recently with overshooting so she was quite careful in her positioning. Unfortunately she needed to sneeze (a HUGE one!) mid-stream and so all her good work was undone. You would be surprised where sneezy wee can end up.... lol

Oh, and where was I, you might ask??? I was holding her dressing gown up "so it wouldn't get wet", and so, you guessed it! - I was right in the firing line.......

TG used to be very good at all this hospital stuff but seems to have lost her mojo where being examined is concerned. we saw a new doctor today who was very patient with her. Lovely man, and very straightforward, (and also happy to examine Jarmie bear first!). Thankfully there was only a slight reddening in one ear and her temp was up but the chest is clear and she seems to be breathing ok. On the way home in the car she said "was it fun to go to the hospital???" I of course assured her that it was and said "the doctor was nice" and she replied "Yes, he was... and he had a brown face"... I was wondering if she had noticed....

So tomorrow it is off to the doctor to check out my ears (which are still full and a bit dizziness-causing) and to check out her croup as well as all the not-going-to-the-loo problems we seem to be having recently. It is all very frustrating. Let's hope he is in a sensible mood and sends me somewhere useful...

On a lighter note, TG and her cousin have been scrapping today. There has been a cybercrop on at Scrapbook Divas and they did the kids challenge. Sadly I have not felt like scrapping this weekend and so I have nothing but half a beanie to show for myself... but more about that later in the week.