Tuesday, 27 November 2007

oh the words and the counting and the growing up!

The munchkin is learning words so fast.. constructing very short sentences and everything. (oops, dropped cracker)

He is learning peoples names.

I now get 'byebye see you mum'

He recognises numbers - will point them out and everything. (still gets 6 and 9 mixed up)

Loves colours and is esp. fond of traffic lights.

Copies songs and actions off Playschool and Pocoyo (Don't Touch is the esp favourite)

my little lumpling is becoming a person!!!

My Life in 4's

Four jobs I have had in my life
1. Hungry Jacks
2. Theatre Tech and lighting monkey
3. Retail
4. boring Admin

Four places I have lived:
1. Cairns, QLD
2. Brisbane, QLD
3. Sydney, NSW
4. umm, nowhere else really. how boring

Four Popular Places I have been on vacation:
1. San Francisco, USA
2. Hamilton Island, QLD
3. Sydney, NSW (before I lived here)
4. Melbourne, VIC

Four of my favorite foods:
1. Icecream
2. Ducky goodness
3. Sweet chili jam stiryfry
4. Pastries

Four places I would rather be right now:
1. Melbourne, VIC
2. France
3. San Francisco
4. England

4 things I would buy if I won the lotto
1. A house (for me and few others)
2. A hobby farm somewhere in the Southern Highlands
3. A really long holiday somewhere
4. A pony!

(from a chum on Facebook)

What are your answers???

Who doesn't love a Charlottes Web reference???

If only I could knit, then I could make myself one of these scarves

Monday, 26 November 2007

TD 07

I wrote about turkey day over at ForBattle

Sunday, 25 November 2007

why can't a woman be more like a man?

......because then we wouldn't have hateful periods/menstrual cycles/painters and decorators come for a visit/whichever name you use and the associated first day death!!!!

All I can say is....

About Frickin Time

oh and


Saturday, 24 November 2007

a well done day

I went
I voted
I ate turkey

when my tummy is not so very round and solid from amount of turkey consumed, i may even write more...for now it's a well deserved sleeptime

goodnight lovely peoples and may your dreams of a world without johnny be proved true in the morning.

ah the indoctrination starts early around here..

Me: Torby, do we vote for Liberal?
T: No, No, No

Me: Do we vote for Labour?
T: Yup

Who's a good little munchkin!

Friday, 23 November 2007


Exactly how wrong is it that my son is playing with a box of these and gleefully telling me all the colours. Who knew that a box of tampons could keep a child entertained for so long.

Thursday, 22 November 2007


well, the munchkin just got his first real lesson in what Hot is.

I'd out a hot oven rack outside on the lawn to get it out of the way (you'd think by now I'd remember to remove it BEFORE I turn the oven on want I want to use the big dutch oven)

Didn't quite notice Oliver going outside soon after.

The scream was heartbreaking to say the least.

Trying to make your almost 2yr old understand that he has to hold his hand under the running water to help make it better is a bit of a challenge. The icypole and icecubes and a bottle helped.

Luckily it wasn't a huge burn but still not an experience I ever want to repeat.

Monday, 19 November 2007

my weekend..

the story of 'mums gone wild: roadtrip 'o7' will soon be documented here..needless to say it was fun and Finn and I were swept away by the excitement of 2 nights away from babies and in exotic dubbo. Okay dubbio isn't very exotic (sorry dubbo-ites) but the people we met were lovely and a good time was had by all.

the full story come to a blog near you....


I hate my mobile phone company because;

They use the stpid voice activated service that makes me start saying rude words after about 2 seconds
They keep trabsferring me between departments...and telling me that my phone should be working now. yes yes it should but it isn't you great big ijeets!

Okay off to go dream about a large vodka lime and soda and wait till the homicidal rage passes

Wednesday, 14 November 2007

...and I'll form the head!

Just watched the first few episodes on Voltron: Defender of the Universe!

Oh the fabulousness of it all
Oh the bad voices

Oh the strange plot lines
Oh the crush I had on the characters as a child

Tuesday, 13 November 2007

thanks for it all

To the one who reminded me the other day that it's not all about me and people have lives that don't revolve around my own, thanks

To the one who told me I should vent more and that that's why I have friends, thanks

To the one who told me that I was weird and that's why he loved me, thanks

To the one who actually wrote 'DV is t'riffic' in latin on a pendant for me, thanks

To the one who once gave me the best present ever in the form of a night away from the munchkin, thanks

To the one who hugs me and gives me a kiss on the head everytime I see her, thanks

To the one I am about to have a girly road trip adventure with, thanks

To the ones who laugh at me when I'm being a dumby, thanks

To the ones who look after my son, thanks

To the ones who cheerfully let me have 'cunning plans' at their house, thanks

To the ones who lets me look after their children, thanks

To the ones who remind me in small and varied ways that I am loved and cared for and part of a clan, thanks

argh more music that's in my head...putting it down here helps

This time it's the Barenaked Ladies

Call and Answer


Lovers in a Dangerous Time

less bouncy and squee-y, more sad and thoughtful

squee and bounce and girl angst ...it's my favourite


I'm in love with her eyebrows :)

my new motto

Cyanide and Happiness, a daily webcomic
Cyanide & Happiness @ Explosm.net

oh cthulu, how the mighty have fallen!

Sunday, 11 November 2007

a moment in time

I quickly ran into the local mega shopping centre today on the way to Crankmaster J's 1st birthday party.

As I entered the mall, i noticed that it was oddly quiet and there was familiar music playing over the speakers..Yup, it was 11am on Remembrance Day and this was the minute of silence.

It was quite beautiful and serene and spooky to see a large number of people standing still and silent and remembering to be grateful for what has gone before and be mindful of the way the world is now.

Thursday, 8 November 2007


These boots are made for shuffling up and down the hallway and that's just what they'll do..one of these mornings these boots are going to shuffle all over you

Woe, woe is me

You can tell that it's going to be one of those days when it takes you about 3mins to peel an eye open despite the hear starting wail coming from the munchkin's room.

As I now lie on the couch desperately trying to summon enough energy to go get some panadol in the hopes that this will help combat the stuffy head and sore throat, I'm very, very, very glad of Playschool and Pocoyo and Bob the Builder DVD's. Between them and lashings of paper and pens, I may be able to keep Torby distracted enough to cope with the day....Oh yes, I rock as a mum :)

Tuesday, 6 November 2007


This is why dolphin hugging, crystal sucking homeopathic wankers should be castrated the moment the start to believe that water that someone has washed some herbs in is actually a cure for anything!!!!

Okay. I've calmed down now. Mostly...


also from last night

The shiny new hat from daycare..oh how we love daycare

At last the usurper went to sleep and Stampy could get comfy :)

Oh the ergonomics

Yup, this is how I usually play Warcrack...

Yup, I do sometimes wonder why my back is so manky....

Yup, I really am quite smrt sometimes...

(this was taken last night when our little group was running a big instance called Karazhan and we one-shotted Attumen, Moroes (at last) killed the R&J Opera Event after our first ever 3 tries and got The Curator down to 3% on our first go. Oh and I got some delightfully phat lewtzzzzzz these and these)

Yup, I'm a nerd....

But you all love me anway

Sunday, 4 November 2007

my weekend by Miss DV aged 30 and a half

I've had a lovely, lovely, oh so tiring weekend.
There's been the getting Finn drunk and then getting to spend quality time with Miss P in the morning despite my hungoveredness, there was the going Yay for Megzz's birthday, Snerg finishing the final step to becoming Master of all he surveys and spring holidays, the catching up with old friends and seeing some lovely, lovely new friends in an environment that wasn't Warcrack and there has been the all important taking visitors up to make sure that The Three Sisters hasn't been stolen :)

Oh the fun!

Oh the liver complaints!

Oh the sleepiness!

Saturday, 3 November 2007


evil (yet safe) baby, originally uploaded by Miss DV.