Monthly Archives: September 2011

The Big 3-0

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This is my 30th post!

To celebrate, I’m putting up a picture of my new car. Cos I can.

I picked it up today. Yay! It’s actually the same color as the one in the pic. And when the girl at QLD Transport was showing me the difference between the license plates, she let me pick the one that said MEH!!!! So now I’m going to be driving the MEH-Mobile.

Bleeugggggggggggggghhhhhhhh

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We are all sick!! And it’s all P’s fault!!

A few nights ago, K woke up throwing up in his bed. He was sick for the rest of the night, and the next day he had the runs. Not very nice. That day I was busy scrubbing blankets and sheets and airing out the room, and caring for a sick baby… Even though my tummy was feeling a little funky, too..

Then that night as I lay in bed, I couldn’t sleep, and finally thought to myself ‘Stuff it, I’m going to throw up’ and spent the next half hour bent over the toilet bowl.

The next morning K was still unwell and I was definitely unwell, but I bundled M off to school, got home, and set up camp on the couch. When M got home from school, he sat down on the couch and said ‘I don’t feel well.’ About 2 mins later he sat up suddenly and said ‘Whats the cure to not spew up?’ and promptly spewed all over the carpet. I said ‘Run to the bathroom!!’ which he did, spewing all the way. He got to the bathroom and decorated the walls, the door, and all over the toilet. Charming. After I made him take a bath he got in bed and fell asleep.

I made a pot of Miso soup in case anyone felt like eating, but none of us really did.

In the middle of the night I heard M calling out to me ‘MUM!’ I jumped up and ran out to see him and sure enough he was power chucking all through his bed. I got him up out of bed, changed his jammies, got him a glass of water and put him to bed in the spare room, while I stripped his bed, threw everything in the washer, then rushed to K who was by then wondering what all the bloody commotion was about.

So today M is camped out on the lounge in his jammies, K has eaten something finally, and I am madly trying to wash every soft furnishing in the house since nearly everything is covered in spew, all while attending to 2 whingy, sick kids. At least I am feeling a bit better today. I might even eat something.

Oh, and I got a new car, which I will pick up next week. Unfortunately the sickness has put a bit of a dampener on the excitement. Pics to come.

The point of my story?

IT’S ALL P’S FAULT!! At least she had blue frog cake.

Push The Little Daisies and Make Them Come Up!

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Today we sat in the backyard, warming up in the sun. K had some nappy-free time. While he was trying to eat leaves, I taught M how to make daisy chains. He very quickly bored of that and asked to go play with some of the other kids that live nearby. While he was away I took some pics of K wearing his crown of daisies. Aren’t they funny?!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yea Boiii!

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Well halle-fucking-lujah! I know I know, swear jar.

Sold my car yesterday! Yay! The buyer was a very hot, young german exchange student. She was very sweet, had just arrived in Oz, did not know a soul, and was very excited to have a car and be able to explore the Gold Coast a bit. I found myself crossing my fingers that the car behaves itself for her. As a student in a foreign country it would totally suck to break down on the side of the road. I showed her where the QLD Transport office was, where she could buy a SatNav, and helped her fill out the forms. She even friended me on FB.

Now for the mission of looking for a new car. Ugh. I swear all of a sudden there are like, no good cars for sale. Haha.

I did boxing yesterday! The first time I have actually worked out in about 6 years. And boy, can I feel it. It hurts to sit, stand, walk, practically talk. But it was awesome, and at the end, the instructor told me she was very impressed that I kept up with them, considering I have never boxed before. D did not accompany me, she ended up having to work, so I did it by myself and M did the kids class which he absolutely loved, so I’m def going to keep going. If my body stops aching before next Wednesday.

And K has finally decided that the other side of the room looks far more interesting than where he is and is no longer letting anything stop him! The heffalump has decided to crawl! Yaaaay. Now I have to re-arrange my house and hide all the cords, pick up all the random bobby pins and M’s toys that are small enough to be a worry. Yay me.

 

It looks like some things are finally starting to go my way. Now just cross your fingers that I get a decent car, an awesome deal, and maybe even some coin left over. Ha.

I will leave you all with a little vid of K and his new crawl.

It’s been an exciting 3 or 4 days! Makes a nice change from watching The View haha.

 

 

 

Spring has sprung! And I feel slightly murderous…

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Yesterday was the first day of spring for us Southern Hemispherians, and it felt like it couldn’t come fast enough. Could have something to do with the last 10 days or so of rain and clouds, give or take 1 or 2 in the middle. Can you say cabin fever?!

K and I decided to celebrate the new season by heading down to Currumbin Creek, and getting our toes wet.

Currumbin Creek, just around the corner from my house.

While we were there, we met up with a friend of mine, D, who had just bought herself a new toy.But first, let me give you the back story…

A few weeks ago, I called D, the convo went a little like this:

Me: Hey, let’s do stand up paddleboarding!

Her: Huh?

Me: You know, paddleboarding! I found a place that does lessons for around $15. It’s coming into spring, so the weather will be warming up, and it looks like fun. Plus, you like the beach and I think you would like it too. So you should do it with me!

Her: Ok, sounds interesting. Give me the info when I see you at the sports center opening, and I’ll check if I can fit it in to my schedule.

Me: Cool!

So the next time I saw her was at a school picnic (our boys are in the same year at the same school), and I told her the website, the cost, etc etc, and we sort of left it at that. She is doing a prep for uni course, works as a medical receptionist, and has 2 boys, so she had to check it would fit into her family/work/study life.

Fast forward 2 weeks, and she goes on a quick 3 day holiday with her hubby and kids to the sunny coast. While she was away, she posted some photo’s of them using the resort’s rental SUP’s. I commented, saying ‘Sa-weeeeeeeeeet! Is it AWESOME?!’ And she replied with ‘Hey, I forgot to check if I can fit in those classes! Lets sort it out when I get home.’

Fast forward a few more days, she has gotten home from her holiday, and tells me she has caught the bug. Her birthday is in a few weeks (from this point in the story. From today as I write this, it’s tomorrow), and she wants to get a SUP for her birthday prez.

So the last 3 weeks or so she has been sending me pictures and videos of various boards she has been looking at, and yesterday, after settling on one, she picked it up and we went paddleboarding with her. Only quickly, though, I went on it for about 15-20 mins, just in a little circle and out to the middle of the creek and back. I put K on it for a minute, as it is so wide he has no problem with balancing on it if he is sitting right in the middle. He seemed to really enjoy it, slapping the deck, peering over the edge, and looking around at the different view from the water as opposed to the water’s edge.

K on his first SUP experience

 

You are welcome to assume this is what I looked like on my first SUP experience

Ok so here’s where my big rant comes in…

I WANTED TO GO PADDLEBOARDING FIRST! I said ‘lets try it out’ so she goes and BUYS A BOARD. Just so you know, they’re not cheap. And the boards she was looking at? One of them had K’s name on it, as the brand name! His name is not exactly common. She sent me pictures of it, saying she was thinking of getting it, and isn’t that cool. Yes it’s cool. IF IT’S MY BOARD! The board she ended up getting was a different brand altogether, but it has a huge, beautiful turtle on it. And if you know me personally, then you know why that may get to me. I love turtles, and have them tattooed on me. And SHE picks out a turtle board! ARRRGH!

The turtle decal

I know it’s extremely childish of me to be irritated, and I should just be happy for her, but I can’t help but feel annoyed. I should be stoked that now I will have someone to do SUP with, but she is going to be killing it on her brand new, beautiful retro styled, wooden look, turtle decal SUP which is pretty much exactly MY dream board. While I am on a banged up rental. When I am the one who wanted to do it in the first place, and invited her to do it with me. She just had to go one better.

Le Siiiiiiiiiiiiigh…

Last week I called her and said I had found a place around the corner from us that does ‘boxing for parents’. They take the kids off and do an Active After School program with them for free while the parents do the boxing. And the classes are only $3!! Winning. We are hoping to go to our first class next week. She said she had to make sure it fit in with her schedule first, but I am wondering if she is just giving herself time to go and buy a boxing bag, gloves, and some private lessons with Danny Green first. You know. So she looks the best. As always.