Sunday, March 30, 2008

Oh Now There Is.....

A real market for these!


Don't you love it?

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Right or Wrong I feel mad!

So Easter morning and all is dark at 6am when the girls get up (daylight savings please end!!!) They complete the required Easter Egg hunt and we are allowed to silently slip back into bed for a couple more hours of zzzz's (the benefit of OLDER children).

Before we go back to bed, I tell the girls to have cereal as normal and when I get up we will all have hot cross buns together.

Sam gets up earlier than I, nothing unusual about that.

When I get up I ask the girls to do a couple of minor chores (clean up cereal mess, pack up easter egg mess, all the normal) and then say well ok, lets get these hot cross buns cooking. And with that the girls start cooking them in the George Foreman Grill which I must add does the BEST hot cross bun!

Well DH Sam then says can you leave some for me? And I am like well I thought we where eating them all together as a family? And he is like I am going to do weights. And I am like, fine stop cooking them girls we will wait. And he is like, no don't be stupid they cant stop now and I am like fine cook yours girls and put the others away, and he gives a melodramtic sigh and says oh well I will have them know then and I am like don't bother wouldn't want to eat hot cross buns with you if there was only one hot cross bun left in the world, and he laughs at me and I am like don't laugh at me and he says your being ridiculous and I am like somedays I hate you so much.

Okay I acknowledge that there may be some level of PMTish style hormones speaking on my side of this conversation as Sam is so eager to point out BUT let me ask the two obvious questions:

WHY couldn't he have done his weights before I got up, why wait until the moment we start cooking the damn buns and then decide you are going to do them.

WHY argue with someone you believe is suffering from extreme PMT anyway?


Saturday, March 22, 2008


Oh where to start with this girl! Amazingly since she has been pregnant she has been quite level headed and dare I say 'normal'.

Also more suprisingly she acknowledges that prior to these amazing hormones running through her body that things certainly where not ok.

I have heard 'Your so right mum' on far too many occasions over the last month and to be honest its a little bit scary. Me? Right?

Aren't I really the meddlesome, troublesome annoying mother that knows nothing?

The pain in the butt mother that insists on a abnormally clean house and even cleaner grandchild?

Aren't I the one who doesn't know what I am talking about and clearly shouldn't have an opinion because it really is none of my business?

Hmmmmmmm a lot has happened in the last month.

I turned 36.

I finally conquered the job application/job interview process.

My eldest daughter finally says 'Your right mum'

Does it get any better than that????

Oh Bethany is walking by the way, yes the late bloomer has waited till the ripe old age of 14 months to get of her tooshy and toddle - VERY cute. Now she comes toddling up to me arms outstretched chanting 'Nan, Nan, Nan'

Yes heart melting stuff!

Friday, March 21, 2008

A Bit Blah

Yes I am very quiet. Feeling a bit funky and blah. On a bright note I dont go back to work till the 31st - yeah AND when I do go back I go back as Team Leader for three weeks - double YAY!

Next week I am of to Hobart for a couple of days, I have two days training in 'Effective Coaching' now that will be fun.

Fortunately one of my friends from work is coming with me, she is on holidays and planning to shop while I study and then party the night away, I am guessing I will be feeling pretty ordinary on Day 2 of the course.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

And More Curious Quizzes

You Are Basil

You are quite popular and loved by post people.

You have a mild temperament, but your style is definitely distinctive.

You are sweet, attractive, and you often smell good.

What Your Shamrock Says About You

You are good at making decisions and getting things done. You don't procrastinate.

At times, people are put off by your ambition. You don't really take a lot of time to relax.

You don't really consider yourself a lucky person. In your view, people create their own luck.

You are creative, innovative, and complicated. You definitely have a unique spin on the world.

A bit of something to amuse

You Are a Dash

Your life is fast paced and varied. You are realistic, down to earth, and very honest.

You're often busy doing something interesting, and what you do changes quickly.

You have many facets to your personality, and you connect them together well.

You have a ton of interests. While some of them are a bit offbeat, they all tie together well.

You friends rely on you to bring novelty and excitement to their lives.

(And while you're the most interesting person they know, they can't help feeling like they don't know you well.)

You excel in: Anything to do with money

You get along best with: the Exclamation Point

Tuesday, March 11, 2008


From the gorgeous Therese.

I love this! Imagine only ONE person in the US with my name....who would have thought....
LogoThere is
person with my name
in the U.S.A.

How many have your name?

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Love The New Doctor

Oh I have been busy! First of all I went to see a new Dr a few weeks ago, and to say he was sensational is an understatement. First of all he listened, just quietly listened, no interruptions, nu hurrying on, just quiet listening. And then he told me I wasn't going crazy (huge bonus right?!?!) I was most certainly suffering from PMDD ( Premenstrual dysphoric disorder )

Now the symptoms of PMDD are:

* feelings of sadness or despair
* feelings of tension or anxiety
* panic attacks
* mood swings, crying
* lasting irritability or anger that affects other people
* disinterest in daily activities and relationships
* trouble thinking or focusing
* tiredness or low energy
* food cravings or binge eating
* having trouble sleeping
* feeling out of control
* physical symptoms, such as bloating, breast tenderness, headaches, and joint or
muscle pain

Well I had nearly ALL of those which increased in intensity over the two week period leading up to my period and then vanished within 24 hours once my period started.

Crazy huh! Who can live like that?

So far this month I feel entirely normal, in fact I feel better than I have in YEARS.

Sure there is probably another 8-10 days or so for the medication to be tested but usually Id be a bit of a nut by now so fingers crossed.

I am taking 1000mg of Evening Primrose Oil three times a day AND 50mg of Zoloft from Day 14 of my cycle up to the start of my period only.

I can tell you the initial start on Zoloft was foul, strange brain crawly sensations and constant nausea - just revolting!

I also seem to be suffering from mild insomnia or maybe more an inability to get to sleep at night.

BUT my mood swings are non existent so far, Sam and the girls can really see a huge difference.


Monday, March 3, 2008

Job Interview

Well not really, more a promotional, expression of interest type of interview but it comes with all the same nervousness and the 'what ifs'

I have always struggled with job interviews, and my lack of confidence I am sure displays at the interview. No one was more than surprised than me when I got my dream job 18 months ago, and then through pure bluff and false bravado managed a temporary promotion within the first year.

Today I had an interview to be a relief on and off over the year for a position several levels higher than I currently work and much to my amusement the interview went really well.

I had no doubt when I walked out that I had done ok, there was nothing that I would change.

So I have done it, finally after some 18 years or so of applications and interviews I have MASTERED the process.

Now I probably wont get the job, in fact the chances of me doing so are very slim BUT I was happy with just being happy with it.