Monday, July 30, 2007

Since posting nice embarrassing pictures from the beyond seem to be the order of the day I thought I would share my own - my sister and I aaalloonng time ago. How sad at such a young age I managed to have a considerable sized bouffant - noice. My mums excuse for not growing my hair until I was thirteen was " your face was too small" - excellent work, I just loved being mistaken for a boy. Especially went I would be sent down on my malvern star to the local milkbar to get my dads cigarettes - or even better - just some tally-ho's. The milkbar man would always hand over the packet of fags saying "there you go son". No issues there.

Anyhoo things that have been happening in my world lately -

1. Stupid f#@%ing doctors who LOST my daughters test results and we now have to have them alllllll re-done. So looking forward to that trip into the Royal Children's hospital.NOT. And then having to wait a-n-o-t-h-e-r 6-8 weeks to get the results.

2. Getting pulled over by the police at 8.55am (rushing to school) because I turned into a street that had a big sign saying "no right hand turn between 7am & 9am".oops. (guess I got away with it for half the year..)and Violet crying in the back seat thinking they were going to put me into jail.

3.My husband getting back from Bangkok with some Victoria Beckham Knock off jeans for moi. (Now all I need is anorexia for Christmas ... just joking)

4. Getting lots of cards done for some of my new customers - here is a peek -

Off to do more cutting and pasting..

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Latte anyone???

I decided to post this picture of my five year old daughter .... just because I liked it.

Its my blog so I can post what I like.

Ofcourse I like my kids.... ( sometimes)

I liked it because I am soooooo crap at taking photos that I wasnt shocked by the outcome.I liked it because I cannot say that I am super crafty and knitted her beret come beanie. I can say thank you Target circa 2006. I love that my constantly growing daughter can still fit her noggin into that noice acrylic beanie. ( However now that I read so many crafty blogs I will ofcourse purchase a hand knitted delight for her next winter... promise)

I mostly love the picture because it captures her cheekiness and ofcourse her cubby which is her favourite french chic cafe that she sells her pretend lattes,pancakes and sausages?? from. I also love it because she posed so quickly and naturally that I could have sworn she had been watching Americas Top Model and secretly practicing in her bedroom. I kind of also hate that because she is only five.

And there is no way that she gets the posing from me... maybe the odd cheekiness but I swear the rest is natural born hoochiness.

Cannot wait for the teenage years.

Happy weekend all.

Sunday, July 15, 2007


Firstly I need to write this before I forget (I don't have Alzheimer's just kids so brain mush,you know the feeling?) when you go to the Blogger dashboard and it flashes up names of blogs (so you can have an insight into all the blogs on blogger) there was one that flashed up "personal Lapdance". I am now assuming that some dirty porn link sneaked its way into blogger.I didn't actually click on it so if you have a knitting blog and its called personal lapdance I apologise now but if you don't and you are just some dirty perv making money on nudey sites,trying to infiltrate wherever you can, I am telling you politely to bugger off ( and I am only being polite because my Mum and dad read my blog!!!!)
Gee do you think they are scared??
Anyhoo - I have some great personal news,my youngest daughter who has gross motor development delay (we think?? such an unknown hole of darkness but that is for another post)has started crawling. Yippppeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.
This is soo wonderful because at our fortnightly physio ( new nice physio who isn't going to give up on Saffy like the last cow who we paid $85 bucks a pop to see Saffy and tell me how something was sooooooo wrong with her....blah blah wont go off on that tangent) we have been focusing on getting her to stand as we thought she had bypassed crawling due to her bumshuffling.
This is wonderful because she has done it out of the blue.
This is also wonderful because it means she is strengthening her arms (which have little muscle tone)
Triple wonderful because it is a natural stepping stone for eventually walking.
Quadruple wonderful because when she does it it she says "cccaaawwwllliiinnnnggg" and then stops and claps her hands. Oh so cute!

Now I am not going to get all hippy alternative on you but I contribute alot of this new found skill to a new therapy we have been trying.
It is called Craniosacral therapy.
A very non intrusive therapy that was recommended to me for children with developmental delay.
Then there is a very caring attentive physio that believes whole heartedly in is patient. A million dollars cannot buy that. I believe we are finally ( after six weeks)reaping the rewards of a therapy that just maybe helping Saf reach her potential. We shall keep our fingers and toes crossed for a good while yet but its nice to see a little bit of progress!!!!

I have also being trying my hand at some gocco printing. Definitely hasn't been too successful - SOME may even say I have been a pain in the ass trying to teach to get it right..... After a few attempts I have ended up with one print that I want to use on some baby cards. Still a little unsure.... feedback...anyone?????

Anyhoo back to school this week. Oh well no more pyjama days (sniff sniff) no more trips to the Nail bar and getting a pedicure while my five year old gets her nails and toes painted at the same time.( Hope social services dont read this) No more rip off PAID ENTERTAINMENT ( really used my trump cards way to early in the school hols) and thank god I didnt have toLINE UP on our one visit to an indoor playcentre.(snot and brats galore).

I am sure I will survive.

Thursday, July 05, 2007

The new Tag

Well I have been tagged by the lovely EM

here goes. But First there are rules.

A. Each player lists 8 facts/habits about themselves.

B. The rules of the game are posted at the beginning before those facts/habits are listed.

C. At the end of the post, the player then tags 8 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know that they have been tagged and asking them to read your blog

1. I eat atleast one chocolate bar a day.

2. My best friend and I had the exact same due dates with our first child - we married best friends and we still talk on the phone once a day.

3. I often gargle before brushing

4. I only started liking my first child when she was about 13 weeks old.

5. I love waking up before my husband and kids and having a very strong sweet cup of tea on my own.

6. I have an addiction to trashy magazines.

7. My dream meal would be spaghetti blognese with a side of chicken schnitzel washed down with a coke - I am very classy.

8. I wish I was about 3kg lighter - may have something to do with the daily intake of chocolate.

I am tagging