Friday, 30 May 2008

Sometimes he knows the right thing to do.

I stupidly was reading a blog about a woman who suffered multiple miscarriages.
Yeah I know, cheery reading for a Friday morning.
I may have got a little bit teary.
Yeah okay, sobbing.
Really, why do I push that bruise so often???
Then the fabulous, gorgeous, wonderful creature I have for a son came up and gave me a kiss and a hug and managed to smear some peanut butter on my glasses.

The world ain't such a bad place anymore.

Thursday, 29 May 2008

plans afoot

So, have a hot date lined up to go see Fiona Hall at MCA tomorrow afternoon with Miss Megzz.
This serves the double purpose of catching up with megzzzz and because I'm meeting someone I will actually go and thus not whine when it closes and I missed it.


Monday, 26 May 2008

The Roundup

The Good

Girly Roadtrip Adventures - Pip, Hunnyydddd, Meg and I went down to Flametree Ball on Saturday. There was much giggling and and general carousing and I had an absolute hoot. Was very nice to see a funky woman get her laurel, see Adora become an official shire and catch up with friends.

Playing games and eating food and chatting with chums - always good.

Photos - Getting a new batch of photos of my my niece and nephew who live in Shanghai. Oh they are gorgeous.

Date night - We dropped Torby off at M&J's and we went to dinner and had some wine and an early night and lots of sleep. Was really quite delightful and refreshing.

Pony Rides - The following morning we all traipsed down the road to Addison Rd markets and got yummy food, the kiddlings went on the jumping castle and Isoble and Oliver had a pony ride. Oh the glee! Oh the wonderment! Oh the cries of 'more horsey, more horsey'!

Wine O'clock - How could it ever be bad??

The Park - Thursday mornings in Burwood Park, they have a playgroup. We go for the painting, we stay for the squashy (play-doh)

Eurovision - the frocks, trhe singing, the dancing, the bad taste of it all. Love it!

Fambily - Seeing brother and sister-in-law a little while ago. Seeing one sister and bro-in-law a lot. Occasionally getting emails from the other sister confirming that they are all alive and well. We may all be crap at communicating, but it happens occasionally. Even seeing Dad over Christmas was better than expected. Made me realise that I really don't need him in my life but that it's nice to see him occasionally.

The Bad

Pill-popping child - Discovering that Torby had found my sleeping tablets and eaten up to 8 of them. Poisons Info line was called, fretting was done, hospitals were visited, all was fine in the end but not an experience I ever want to go through again. (n.b. Temazapam is fairly mild and he would have had to have eaten a lot of them to kill himself. biggest dabnger was him falling asleep and forgetting to breathe. Instead he was effectively drunk for a few hours, stumling, slurring etc - must confess, we did laugh at him a few times)

Retch - Subsequent upset tummy resulting in a lot of vomit. so very very very much vomit. So very very very little sleep had that day. So very very very very muchly needed wine o'clock to cheer us up.

The Plague - Having your child replaced by a snot monster. Having yourself turn into a snot monster. The fact that Nw has escaped ther rampage of the snot monster thus far is a miracle.

This is where The Ugly would go but I couldn't think of anything

Thursday, 22 May 2008

why I don't cook for a living...

I am incapable of following a recipe.

I ahve just gotten in-touch with my innerdomestic earth-mother housewife self and made some chicken sausage rolls.

I started with this recipe.
I had every intention of following it to the letter.
I truly did.
But what I made involves mince egg, breadcrumbs, cooked garlic and onion, bbq and sweet chili sauce, peas, corn, smidgen of carrot and some salt and pepper.

It's a sickness I tells ya!

Friday, 16 May 2008

the innocence of the babies

Picture the scene.

Last Saturday, Megzz and Snergses house.

M&J and Isoble and Zoe are also there.

It's bedtime for the babies.

Zoe and Oliver get put in the same room.

I finish giving Oliver his bttlebed and complete the complicated kissing ritual (ten kisses with the light on then 3 currant bun kisses then kisses each from bear, ratty and sluggy).

About 10 minutes later we hear giggling and random noises.

15minutes later the giggling and the noises have become louder.

We attempt to open the door to see what's going on.

Hard to open a door whenthe handle doesn't turn properly.

Daen uses his mighty engineering boy powers to fix it

Giggling has contiued through this

Open door

Look in

Both of them are lying perfectly still in their cots, blankets pulled up to their chins, looking perfectly innocent.

Oliver assures me that everything is okay. Giggling? what giggling? No giggling happening here

Close door.

Giggling starts up again

Hehehehe, we fooled 'em!

Thursday, 15 May 2008

haircut+lollipop+balloon+park+painting = v v v happy torbyboy

His first real haircut in about two years.

Then there was painting etc in the park. I think he was just trying to give himself purple and green highlights

A very good morning was had by all.

Wednesday, 14 May 2008

Q. What is your wallpaper on your computer?

Q. How many televisions do you have in your house?

Q. Are you right-handed or left-handed?
Right handed

Q. Have you ever had anything removed from your body?
a baby

Q. What is the last heavy item you lifted?
My niece

Q. Have you ever been knocked out?

Q. If it were possible, would you want to know the day you were going to die?
nope. want it to be a surprise

Q. If you could change your name, what would you change it to?
Arabella Huntington-Smythe

Q. What color do you think looks best on you?
Umm most

Q. Have you ever swallowed a non-food item?
yes. sme accidebnally, some purposely

Q. Would you kiss a member of the same sex for $100?
what? you can get money for doing that?

Q. Would you allow one of your little fingers to be cut off for $200,000?
would there be a lot of anaesthetic involved?

Q. Would you never blog again for $50,000?

Q. Would you pose naked in a magazine for $250,000?

Q. Would you drink an entire bottle of hot sauce for $1000?
Nah..I'd start throwing up too quickly

Q. Would you, without fear of punishment, take a human life for $1,000,000?
depends on the life.

Q: What is in your left pocket?
not wearing pants so have no pockets

Q: Is Napoleon Dynamite actually a good movie?
have no idea

Q: Do you have hardwood or carpet in your house?

Q: Do you sit or stand in the shower?

Q: How many pairs of thongs (I changed it from flip-flops) do you own?
2 pairs

Q: Last person who texted you?
umm...can't remember and too lazy to go check

Q: Last person who called you?
brother-in-law to invite munchkin and I out to feed ducks and swamp monsters.

Q: Last person you hugged?
my son

Friday, 9 May 2008

Tuesday, 6 May 2008

porcupine, porcupine, porcupine racetrack


Deviant Art

teh music on teh interwebs

I have just spent far too much time using Seeqpod.

You type in band/song/whateer and it finds what's available on the internet and then you can play it.
I go squee!!

Friday, 2 May 2008


shayxpeer, originally uploaded by peironaut.

It's all Mr Snerg's fault

To Do List

Buy some slippers so I don't lose my toes to frostbite.

That is all

edit - DONE (and I gots a bathrobe as well) mmm the snuggli warmness)

Thursday, 1 May 2008

nummy num nums

The joy of making very slow cooked lamb shanks in this wetaher is that it gives you an excuse to have the oven on for a long time.

I am 'sperimenting.
Lamb shankses
Onion (lots)
White wine (Voigner)
Tomato Paste
Dried Thyme
Bay Leaves
(oh and a smidge of ground coriander seeds thanks to Torby)

I'll let you know how it goes.
I plan on eating it on Friday night.
Tonight is cheatypants Chicken Cacciatore (*cough* Leggos *cough*)

I think I'm releasing my inner squirrel and harvesting for winter. Our freezer will soon be full again!