Monday, 31 May 2010

weekend round-up

I made Canelloni on Friday for the first time ever. Glad I decided to start early otherwise everyone would have been eating super duper late. They were fiddlier than I thought but really quite delicious. Filling the tubes with the goo really did feel obscene though. Remind me when I get home to link to the recipe.

Saturday was Settlers of Catan-a-thon at lovely warcrack chums' house. We played, we ate, we giggled at the gorgeous 10mth old baby. Was a hoot and must be done again.
Where was Torby while all this hooting was going on I hear you ask...well.. he was at a sleepover in the mounatins with the beloved Noodle. rejoice! rejoice!
Megzz n Smurg had taken him up the mounatins on Saturday morning and Meg & Jamie brought him back home again on Sunday
Yay for home-delivered munchkin! Yay for lovely Spyd & Gordy who fed and watered and entertained him for 24hrs! yay for a sleep-in for both of us.
M&J and the girls loitered around our house on Sunday(hiding out from their renovations) and I made the kids shell peas for their lunch. It's like the salt mines I tells ya. Salt mines with far too much giggling and demands for more peas!

A dinner at 'The Restaurant' (aka The Newington Inn and all it's family friendly glory) rounded out a very pleasant weekend. Torby fell asleep about 2seconds after lights out. Not at all tired you understand. noooooo.
Mind you, I made it to about 9:30 before trundling myself off to bed as well.

Sunday, 30 May 2010

Tuesday, 25 May 2010


There is an escalator that is wide enough for two people, the people on the lefthand side are standing still, the people on the the righthand side are walking up.
It's peakhour at the the train station and there are a billionty people funnelling their way onto the escalator in two lines depending on wether they want to walk or stand.
Why on earth would you then step onto the righthand side (where people are walking) and stop??
Why aren't we allowed to carry tasers to deal swift justice to these annoying people??

Monday, 24 May 2010

update that i know you've all been waiting for...don't try to deny it..

I have been a neglectful little sausage of late haven't I?
I do apologise.

Hmm what is there to say...

oo I know....

Torby has asthma. This was diagnosed after we trotted off to emergency on a Friday night a few weeks ago because he had been extra wheezy all week and it seemed to be getting worse. We arrived, they popped an oxygen mask on and kept giving him ventolin. Soon after midnight, they popped us in a bed on the kids short stay ward (well, Torby got the bed, I got the fold out chairbed thing and Nw got sent home.)
Hourly ventolin ensued for the next 24hrs.
Wee hours of Sunday morning he came off the oxygen mask.
Sunday afternoon we were allowed back out into the world again laden down with various medications and an action plan.
Was not an ideal way to get it diagnosed but is good that it was and now we can manage it all better.
I was super proud of the way he behaved and how okay he was/is with everything. He's a great kid (not that I'm biased you understand) The only tears (from him at least) were when we thought that the nasal prongs would be better for him than the mask - more freedom and whatnot. We were wrong. So very wrong.

That weekend also saw Nw with a swollen and painful wrist (after a specialist appointment later it has been diagnosed as possibly rheomatoid arthritis or psoriasis - weirdness) and Nw's mum also unwell.
Our grand and lovely plans for that weekend were shot (including any notion of Mothers Day) although I did get to go out to the pub on Sunday night with a chum visiting from Melbourne and a few other warcrack nerds. Was kinda awesome and just what I needed after the weekend o'doom.

Mothers Day happened for us all the following weekend and it was very pleasant indeed. Brekkie in bed and markets and lots of pleasant chats.

Nw's mum and dad have organised for the entire clan to go to Norfolk Island in September. Tickets and accomodation have been booked and I'm ever so excited. Will be nice to hang out for a week with family we don't see very often and I think Torby will have a hoot with the other cousins.
The island also looks gorgous and I've never been there before so I'm looking forward to exploring.

Okay, I think you're now caught up on the major things. My synapses only seem to fire in short bursts these days. More facebook status update than blog post. Sorry 'bout that.