Monday, May 24, 2010

Daybook Monday

Outside My Window...Grey skies, wet ground, fallen leaves

I am thinking...that I really should stop my children climbing on their fathers desk...but they seem to be having so much fun, they can't hurt anything and they are keeping out of my hair while I do this blog entry.
I am thankful for...early nights, also known here as the reverse sleep in.

From the kitchen...The most delicious party pies EVER!! The first fundraiser from my daughters kinder that has been worthwhile for me.

I am a common occurrence for me.

I am creating...a card for the proud parents of a baby girl, born Saturday night. I just knew the baby would arrive before her quilt was finished...what can I excuses, just been a little slack lately. It's very close...

I am visit above mentioned new baby girl tonight...can't wait to meet her.

I am reading...I'm not reading (excepting of course the more than occasional story book for the pixies)...too tired to read.

I am hoping...that my sewing mojo returns very soon...I have so many projects that need to be finished and many thought knocking on my head trying to escape, unable to find release.

I am hearing...Thomas the Tank Engine...sigh...I am waiting for the day when I can play some music that I want to listen to.

Around the house...ughh!! mess. I've had an atrocious head cold since Wednesday...thanks to to the littlest pixie...feeling completely drained and unable to even contemplate the housework...poor Mr Pixies comes home to a disaster zone every night.

One of my favourite things...catching up with friends...we don't get to do that nearly as often as I would like these days...we all have our own lives and it's difficult to coordinate schedules...but it's worth it when it happens.

A few plans for the rest of the week...finish that quilt (absolute priority), dentist checkup (ughh!!!), ring the gas fitter about my on again off again oven (frustrating), taking the girls to Happy Jacks (I'm sure they'll LOVE it), try to get enough rest to get over this damn head cold that is bugging me. 

A photo to share... Can you believe this "baby" will be 18 months old in 2 weeks?
  Well that's another daybook they continue at least for this week.
It's really become a habit now and I will probably keep going with it for a while yet. It is however the only blogging I seem to be doing. Perhaps due to a serious lack of good photos to share...It seems that ALL my creative mojo has left the building. Very Sad!!
Hope everyone else has a productive week...I'll be back next Monday with more completely boring information about my life :)

Monday, May 17, 2010

Daybook Monday

Outside My Window...Dark, Cold...

I am thinking...that I should put a jumper on...I'm really cold, but the kidlet is asleep in our bed as usual and I don't want to disturb her...could be a fatal error.

I am thankful for...the fact that I managed to get tickets to Metallica's Death Magnetic tour...not the exact tickets I wanted, but tickets none the less. 

From the kitchen...Bacon, pea and potato soup...and chocolate and chips. Oh and an oven that is driving me up the wall with it's poor reliability.

I am usual.

I am creating...a better looking home...I hope.

I am think about not continuing with daybook monday...I am struggling to think of things to write. In fact this blog could be soon abandoned...

I am reading...I have been avoiding my usual perusal of I'm not reading much at all.

I am hoping...that Miss C's snotty nose doesn't turn into a full blown cold. She struggled to feed tonight and it took some time to get her to go to sleep. No fun.

I am hearing...Politicians arguing on my television. It's not interesting enough to attract my full attention, but not so bad that I want to get up and change the channel.

Around the house...We have had a few changes...moved some furniture, bought some new furniture...I'm quite pleased with how it looks...just need a new lounge suite now.

One of my favourite things...Having an afternnon nap with C, while S watches a dvd.

A few plans for the rest of the week...Swimming on Wednesday, I need to get out of town for a day trip, am feeling a bit restless.

A photo to share...
I'm not exactly sure what they are watching here...but it's so nice to see them spending some quiet time together...and gives me the slightest of breaks.

Hope everyone has a lovely week...until next Monday.


Monday, May 10, 2010

Is it Monday again already...Daybook

FOR TODAY...10th of May 2010

Outside My Window...Is my desperate need of a wash and vacuum. No matter how many times I say the kids aren't allowed to eat in the car, inevitably they do...and they ALWAYS make a mess...that's the nature of children I guess.

I am thinking...that I should have taken photos yesterday on Mothers Day...again no photos of the girls and I together...will have to put the camera remote to use soon.

I am thankful for...little sleep ins...8:15 is so much better than 6:00. I almost feel alive today. Pity I didn't get a sleep in for Mothers Day yesterday...but I knew it was never going to happen.

From the kitchen...Possibly an orange and almond cake...I got a new cookbook for Mothers Day, and I'm itching to make something...It seems like the least labour intensive at the moment.

I am oldest and comfiest pair of track pants.

I am creating...a curry from scratch later in the week...wish me luck finding the ingredients in this town.

I am go and eat a chocolate brownie as soon as I finish this post...who cares!

I am reading...Food Safari by Maeve O'Meara...notice a theme here.

I am get the the Mill Market sometime this week...have been trying to get there for about 3 weeks now...I am after some vintage linens.

I am hearing...Dirt Girl World...a show which really freaks me out for some reason...I know it has a great message and all, but Dirt Girl and Grubby are just WAY too enthusiastic for my liking.

Around the house...C is asleep, S is watching TV...the cats are asleep and the clock is ticking.

One of my favourite things...Chocolate Brownie...which obviously couldn't wait until I finished this post...why have all my favourite things been food for the last 3 weeks?

A few plans for the rest of the week...Some child free time on Wednesday morning, hopefully. Continue to search for a new low line TV unit that we both like. Visitors coming on Saturday for lunch.

A photo to share...
She thought her frizzy pigtails where so cool that they warranted a photo...


Friday, May 7, 2010

I'm on Rations...

Blog rations that is...I must carefully look through my list of favourites every day and choose wisely which ones I REALLY want to take a peek at. I'm trying so so hard to avoid photo heavy sites...but that's what I LOVE...I love to look, to take a glimpse into the lives of others, to know that there are others out there with the same struggles and joys.
Why the rationing?
...because there is absolutely no way I want to suffer through even one day of Internet at dial up speed...It's TORTUROUS...
I just hope I can maintain the little glimpses for another week...

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Happy Birthday Nanna B

My Nanna turned 90 last Friday...we had a little get together for her. Just close family.
I think she was wondering what all the fuss was about...and looked like she really wanted to be at home curled up in a comfy chair.

I am ashamed to say that I have lost touch with her and the rest of the family in recent years...I haven't really taken the time to visit her and I know that I should really make the effort.

I haven't been to my grandparents house since my Pa passed away just over 5 years ago...I half expected to see him walk in the door at the Party on Saturday...I miss him more with each passing year.
It saddens me that my girls never got the opportunity to meet him. I have so many great memories of him from my childhood...he was a hardworking man and a fun Grandfather.
I remember games of cricket in the backyard, the smell of his shed ( a mixture of oil and dirt floor), his homegrown he always took me down to the garden to pick veggies (especially peas, my favourite) to take home with me whenever I visited.
I remember my Nanna making us cheese and tomato sandwiches and tall glasses of Activite. Nut Loaf and Milo biscuits, popping snapdragons in the garden along the driveway and her trying to teach me to play the piano...without success.
I remember sitting around the laminex table in the dining room and wandering out to the shed to see Pa's vintage engines working...yabbying in the dams, watching while the sheep were shorn

Time get caught up in your own life and your own family and your own struggles. You lose track of the years and before you know it 5 years have passed...and your Nanna turns 90.

Happy Birthday Nanna B


Monday, May 3, 2010

Daybook Monday

FOR TODAY...3rd of May 2010

Outside My Window...The grass is green and the leaves are falling...I love Autumn, although it is taking me a while to adjust to the cooler weather and the need to have the heater on.

I am thinking...that I am really going to have to start seriously thinking of moving the not so little, little one out of our bed and into her own. It really is becoming a ridiculous situation...she will be 17 months old in 5 more days. NOT GOOD!

I am thankful for...I know I really shouldn't struggle with the why am I? So many little things to be thankful for...just not feeling the love at the moment for some reason.

From the kitchen...I was a bit naughty at the supermarket this morning and bought a little too much junk and overspent...feeling a bit of buyers remorse while I eat my chocolate mint slice biscuit.

I am my feet are cold.

I am many things all at once...unfortunately most of them are only in my head. I want to get my etsy shop up and running but I just can't find the time. Miss C has been a sleeping terror, or should that be non-sleeping terror.

I am buy Miss S a night light. She has developed a sudden fear of the dark, and has been asking her dad to leave the door open so it isn't so dark in her room at bedtime.

I am reading...who has time to read?

I am hoping...that Peanut (our cat) doesn't EVER feel the desire to bring another live mouse into the house...we had to chase it around and throw it out...I guess we should have actually killed it, but it was bad enough having to catch it.

I am hearing...What else would I be hearing except the incessant voice of my firstborn. Some days I wish I could just put some earplugs in and take a break. Love her to bits, but she could talk the leg off an iron pot.  

Around the house...Half finished projects...barely started projects...desperately need to be started projects. Do I need to say BATHROOM!

One of my favourite things...sesame prawn toasts...YUM!!

A few plans for the rest of the week...I need to send the girls shopping with Mr Pixies to buy Mothers Day presents. Ring the plumber about getting a new toilet. Paint the sheet of MDF I bought to make a chalkboard with. Make some stuff for etsy. List said stuff on etsy. sigh...

A photo to share...hmmm! still no recent photos...what am I doing with my days?
These little guys are from Easter...made for my girls using a tutorial from Revoluzza.
I never expected them to become absolute favourites...but they are. They go almost everywhere with my girls. The blue one has even been to the hospital with Miss C to watch her have stitches put in...I think he's slightly traumatised by the whole experience.
They are certainly not looking so pristine now, what with Easter chocolate and blood and dirt...must be almost time for them to have a bath...and they have been loaned some dresses...they do look awfully cute in them...

Hope everyone has a fruitful week...Be back next Monday...perhaps sooner, no guarantees!