Monday, 30 June 2008

for hunnyyyddddd

This boot was made for walking..

I am now the proud owner of a 'Walking Boot'
It's like a nice knee-high boot, but uglier.

Does mean I can take it off in the shower though...Oh the joy of having a clean leg.

Mmmm clean....

Saturday, 28 June 2008

The Phaaaaantom of The Opera

The Lovely Hunnyyydddd bought JD and I tickets to go see Phantom of The Opera for our birthdays. (Yay for Miss H)
The tickets were for the matinee today - Hunnyyyddd realised on Friday that she would be workng today. Sucky.
Luckily Miss Sharon was able to come along insted. Sad that H couldn't come with us but was nice to see iss Sharon.

The production was gorgeous!! Visually stunning.

Always wanted to see Phantom just for the staging and this was well worth it. The pretty, the fabrics, the everything!

Also was first major outing as Gimpy McHopalong...pleased to say I survived with the help of the girls.

Have now taken some painkillers and am awaiting the onset of the surprise nap.... zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Thursday, 26 June 2008

wanted: stuff

Stuff to watch
Stuff to read
Stuff to handsew
I will be spending alot of time sitting doing sod all...I get bored far too easily, provide me with stuff that I can do/watch/read and I'll love you forever.


The surprise naps are extra surprising....I take a painkiller then about 30minutes later, my eyes close. I don't remember it being this bad after the C-Section.

Wednesday, 25 June 2008

because it needed to get worse...

... I also have my period.

(insert really big sad face here)


painkillers are my friend
crutches are not

the pain and uselessness of it all

Leaving Meg and Jamies' on Tuesday night, my foot rolled on the pavement and I tok a tumble. I was holding Torby at the time and he got dropped and cut his head open. We went back inside to deal with that (Yay for Miss Pip being there and using her nurse powers for good). My foot was still a bit sore and getting a bit swollen so we grabbed an icepack.

Got home, foot still sore. put Torby into bed and hobbled to couch to watch some tv (yay Gilmore Girls S.5). Still sore
Went to bed and slept badly due to, you guessed it, the sore foot.

Woke up this morning to a very very sore and swollen foot. Wisely decided that we would drop Torby back at Meg & Jamies and go to the hospital to get it checked out.
We folowed Meg's suggestion of going to Balmain Hospital rather than RPA. Blamian have a Casualty department but don't take Ambulances. It was a cunning plan. Relatively quick and nice people.

So..long ramble short..I have broken my 5th metatarsel and have a cast on my foot and crutches. Have appointmemt at fracture clinic at RPA on Monday for a further look and they will decide if I get a more permanent cast or some pins or something else. Oh the giddy anticipation.

Also still a bit upset about the 'dropping my son on his head onto rough asphalt' thing. The lovely MrNw is tending to my every need as I'm particularly useless now. Poor poor MrNw shall be even more exhausted by this than I will be I suspect.

Sunday, 22 June 2008

Sesame St Party anyone?

I shall make this..

Instructions are here

Thanks to Boing Boing

Friday, 20 June 2008


Our morning adventure was to go to the Sydney Opera House to see 'What does Red do on Thursday?' with Mouse and J. (good pictures here)
It was fabulous!

I would have loved to have been allowed to get photos at the end of each chapter.
The evolution of the painting was fascinating to watch, birds became ships which then became part of a tree. The way the simple story was told through music and paint . The way the kids were entranced. Loved it all.

Oliver seemed to enjoy it. He slowly moved closer and closer to the painting through the kiddie mosh pit until he was really close to the front. I was unsure wether it would keep his attention (having no idea what the show was about) but he liked it a lot.

Yay for Torby's first kulcha experience. May we have many more.

my photos are here


Reasons why women get angry.
Courtesy of The Park Bench

Thursday, 19 June 2008

This is my haul of flannie fabric that I purchased yesterday (the blue tinge is thanks to the camera).
It shall soon become two quilts for two babies.
They shall look kinda like this (but without Oliver's name embroidered on them)

It shall be fun

Wednesday, 18 June 2008

Dinner tonight...

Cut vegies (sweet potato, beetroot, baby carrotses in this case) kinda small
throw in oven (about 200c) with some wee little bit of sesame oil, normal oil, salt and pepper
Dry fry some pine-nuts and then throw in a bowl
Slice red onion wafer thin and cook v v v slowly with a smidge of butter and some balsamic vinegar. I do mean slowly.
Cook some squished chicken halves on grill pan and when they have some colour throw them in oven still on the pan
Fiddle with the vegies occasionally
Check on chicken and remove from oven when done, wait till a bit cool (or burn your fingers off if you're impatient like me) and shred. Throw in bowl with pine nuts.
Make a packet of Ainsley Harriots moroccon cous-cous. Add to bowl
Vegies should be about done now so scrape them off the pan and add to the bowl. add some of the chicken juices

Stir everything together and scoffle.

Tuesday, 17 June 2008

Rambling woman

There's something very strange about reading the archives of your own blog.

It brings back memories which is kinda what I wanted it to do.

My little Torby is so big now.
He talks and counts and draws and walks and runs and goes backwards and jumps and bounces and makes me laugh and makes me cry and imitates me and Nw and other kids. He loves to be hugged and squeezed and kissed. Loves the kissy monster game. You can tell this by him pressing his cheek to your mouth and squealing 'no kisses, no kisses'. One day he shall learn about mixed messages.
There are days I would cheerfully sell him to the gypsies and there are days that I wonder how I lived before he was around. Often they are the same day.
My little family amazes me and makes me very happy. I think we'll do okay.

suggestions needed

I need suggestions for the following;

a frock for the bad garb feast this weekend. Last time it was my v-neck that I covered with sparkly bits. Hopefully the proposed Friday night drinking inspiration evening will help

a place to go campling when it gets sunnier. The topic keeps coming up with Meg but I figure that anything involving at least 4 adults and three kids (more if we can convince others to come along) will take ages to plan. Where's a nice camping spot with water and tress and stuff for kids to get interested in..dirt for instance?. where??

new book? am just re-reading the Anne of Green Gables books. What next?

I think that's all for now.

help me my winged monkeys. help!!

sooky cat

Stampy has spent the whole day following me around. She's happy I'm now on the couch and has been lying on my lap purrring happily for the last thirty minutes.

Sookiness, thy name is Stampy

Monday, 16 June 2008

hooray for the Pig Of Happiness

Go look at his other stuff over here

Proud mother moment

clever nerd boy, originally uploaded by Miss DV.

he writes 10's and 11's now. We're working on an 8 next :)

Sunday, 15 June 2008

shh don't tell Nw


As a 1930s wife, I am
Very Poor (Failure)

Take the test!

my weekend..

Delicous ninners with chums (mains were really really good but desserts lacked a little something and service was ummm interesting) and markets and making a date with my sister to get drunk on the 20th anniversary of our mum dying (July 4th).

There will now be Thai for dinner (despite buying stuff for dinner at markets, I now can't be arsed cooking) and an early night. I maaaay have stayed up late and had a few wee little beverages at dinner.

All up, kinda good

Friday, 13 June 2008

Giraffes and Elephants and Seals, Oh My!

A delightful morning was had traipsing around the zoo with Mouse and J.

We restricted ourselves to seeing the new Asian Rainforest and the Great Southern Oceans bits.

Giraffes, Elephants, Otters, Seals, Gibbons (I thought of you, Wenchi), Fishing Cats, Penguins were all admired.

Nothing quite beat the Skyway thing for the children though. Whenever they were in sight, there was stopping and pointing. I think the highlight for them was sitting on one to get back to the top and being able to see more of them. Oh the excitement!

Wednesday, 11 June 2008

Monday, 9 June 2008

....and a delightful weekend was had by all

I have thoroughly enjoyed my long weekend.
Friday night was dinner at Mugzz and Smergzz house..mmm stew.... Torby likes it for the piggies and the chance to flip over the mats and pretend they're lillypads.
Saturday there was sunshone and feeding of swamp monsters and burger and really good chips and lovely roast cooked by Miss Jimmy. The fact that Torby decided it was too loud to sleep was the only bad thing. I think we put him down in the other room next time.
Sunday was markets and petting of the ponies and naps and then dinner and games at Meg & Jamies.
Today was a big sleep-in for me (Nw must love me lots!) and then a delightfully relaxed bbq at Mouse and Tops' house. Watching the kids play together and interact is alwyas amusing. Isobel and Alex like to go of and be 'big kids' together. Torby occasionally tries to join them but is mostly happy in the sandpit. The other kids form groups randomly. It all somehow works.

In summary, I got lots of rest, got to see lots of friends and feel all refreshed.

Now to kill things in warcrack-land and sleep and manky work tomorrow.

At least I get to trudge to the station in the morning wearing the socks Mugzz knitted or me..

Saturday, 7 June 2008

It's normal to be this excited by a line full of clean clothes drying.

oh the socialness

For three nights in a row, we will not being eating at home. Add to that a BBQ on Monday and I truly do feel like a social butterfly :)

Wednesday, 4 June 2008

O.M.G. ...

...... it's not rummaging through people's's Freegan!

Ya know, sometimes I really do think the only option is to fall back and nuke us from orbit!