Huntsman season is upon us.

Adam and the kids were in the lounge room watching The Two Towers tonight while I hid in the study. There comes a call summoning me, daddy is no good, this is a job for mum. What job would that be I hear you ask? Huntsman spider removal of course. Adam does cockroaches, I do the spiders in this family. And here comes the good part, I now know I’m a real blogger because I made Adam get the camera and document the event. First huntsman of the season Aside from pest control duties, today I have bought birthday presents … Continue reading Huntsman season is upon us.

My treadmill is trying to escape

As I walk it creeps backwards because the floor is slightly uneven. Tonight it added to its repertoire by taking a turn to the left and attempting to break out through the back door. I’m not sure what to do about this as it’s bound to get worse as I start walking faster, using the incline more and who knows maybe even running eventually. Maybe we need to chain it to the wall or something. I have visions of it as a pathetic tormented figure struggling in vain to break free from oppression, either that or it figures as an … Continue reading My treadmill is trying to escape

First, find the DVD…

It took me nearly 45 minutes to find the bloody DVD for the resistance workout I’d planned to do today, I found several other long-missing objects in the process, and in the end it was Adam who found it – in a pile of stuff I’d only gone through twice. Then I did the workout and some extra sit-ups and reverse crunches too 😀 Walking the kids to school went well, David and Tom were only pissed off at me for the first 5 or so minutes. I went out for lunch with Jen today, we were supposed to be … Continue reading First, find the DVD…

Exercise Challenge

Ok, here’s my version of this coming week’s Yodaobi’s Whacky Weekly Challenge. I’m not up to doing a virtual climb of the Skytower (don’t ask, it’s in New Zealand somewhere…) so I’m setting myself the more realistic challenge of coming up with an exercise plan and, you know, actually doing it. MondayWalk kids to school in the morning – 40minWW Move DVD workout plus extra abs in the afternoon – 30minTuesdayUpper body weights in the morning – 20minWalk on treadmill in afternoon/evening – 40minWednesdayWalk kids to school in the morning, take long way home – 60minThursdayWalk kids to school in … Continue reading Exercise Challenge

Got lurgi, brain not work right

WWC Wk2 Day4, 5, 6 & 7Let’s see, Thursday I walked for 30 minutes on my usual outdoor route, Friday was a disaster points-wise and Saturday was worse, plus no exercise either day, but today I went to the grounds working bee at the school and raked mulch till the world started spinning at which point it became apparent that my slight cold was turning into a full-on lurgi. So I came home and went to bed. Why am I up now blogging I hear you ask? Well, I’ve snoozed on and off since 4pm, so I’m functioning again, sort … Continue reading Got lurgi, brain not work right

Art Gallery and Botanic Gardens

I went along as a parent helper on a year 3 – Caitlin’s year – excursion to the Art Gallery and Botanic gardens today. It was a beautiful day and all-round very pleasant experience. The kids were angelic and I really enjoyed wandering around the Aboriginal collection at the Art Gallery with one of the volunteer guides (who was lovely I must say, and great with the kids). The tour was 1 hour, just right for the attention span of the kids. Next was an early lunch in the gardens and the all important caffeine hit from a little cafe … Continue reading Art Gallery and Botanic Gardens

The Unfinished Spelling Errors of Bolkien

It’s stuck in my head and the kids are singing it non-stop, it’s clever, it’s funny and I can’t believe it’s been in my house for months without me getting around to so much as unwrapping the plastic on the cd. Tolkien as a musical! Bwahahahahahah 😀 Many thanks to ZB for such a brilliant gift. Check it out for yourself here. WWC Wk2 Day1This week is focused on exercise, I’ve committed to walking at least 30 minutes every day. I’m off to a good start, went for a 35 minute walk on a route that used to take me … Continue reading The Unfinished Spelling Errors of Bolkien

Owwww, my feet hurt!

I started my “walk the kids to school” campaign this week…again:P It takes about 25mins to get there and just over 15mins for me to get home again and I’ve decided we’ll be walking even if I have somewhere to be first thing. So on Tuesday, instead of dropping the kids off and driving straight the shops with half an hour to spare before Weight Watchers, I did the walk, got home, changed my clothes, did some laundry, packed the dishwasher and made it to the meeting with 30 seconds to spare. I had a loss of 0.3kg which, to … Continue reading Owwww, my feet hurt!