Adrenalin nightcap

Earlier this evening I was suddenly seized with a craving for serious chocolate. I had no luck with my attempt to send Adam on a mission to the Guylian Cafe before he came home so when he got here, after 11pm, I decided to head out to the supermarket myself. Look, I wouldn’t have gone if we hadn’t also been in dire need of sandwich meat and fruit so it’s not quite as bad as it sounds. My hunt for serious chocolate was a success, I now have a box of fancy Lindt morsels and they were even on sale. … Continue reading Adrenalin nightcap

Well, that was extraordinarily frustrating

Santa brought Guitar Hero World Tour for the kids this year. It was unpacked and set up with much excitement…and then nothing, the game wouldn’t start up, we couldn’t get the PS2 to read the disc. Great. We know it’s not the player, all the other games still work just fine. Rather naively, as it turns out, we assumed that we could simply take the disc back and have it swapped for one that worked. HA! Oh foolish ones! We took the disc in to EB Games at Hornsby and explained the situation. We were told that no, they couldn’t … Continue reading Well, that was extraordinarily frustrating

Status report

Lego pistol – retrieved, the friend admitted his mistake without any need to produce the evidence. Laundry – Mostly folded but not ironed and at least 3 loads waiting to be done. Kitchen – pantry and tupperware cupboard exploded several weeks ago, it’s been a losing battle ever since. Groceries – I am so not adjusting to not being able to do the shopping when the kids are at school, we are out of most of the basics and used up the last of the frozen left-overs last night. Looks like I’ll be shopping this evening. Kid’s homework – I’m … Continue reading Status report

Kids and animals are a bugger to photograph

I started out this morning with the intent of having a decent photo of each of the kids and pets with which to illustrate the ever so fascinating story of my Sunday. I should know better than to make plans that depend on kids and animals behaving for a camera. The short version of my day goes like this: Get out of bed several hours later than intended (must have needed that sleep-in). Flail ineffectually at the chaos in the house (Adam has done wonders with it today as I came and went). Take Clara to dog park, forget to … Continue reading Kids and animals are a bugger to photograph

Good day

The beginning of my day: Adam has been making me awesome breakfasts for almost 20 years, this morning I said I was craving pancakes and bacon and eggs. I got up, had my shower, got dressed…et voilà! The middle of my day: I took Caitlin shopping. She ended up with FOUR pairs of shoes. They were: school shoes which cost a bloody fortune, long black boots at 25% off bought slightly big in the hope they’ll be good for next winter and 2 pairs of crappy flats from Kmart which cost $5.60 a pair and will probably do horrible things … Continue reading Good day

Me and Dave day

I did something today that I used to think I never would. I let David stay home from the school swimming carnival even though he was in perfect health and hadn’t actually asked to not go. In past years I’ve been well aware that Dave didn’t really want to go. He was certainly never going to do anything so radical as enter an event, or, you know, get into the water or anything like that. But I was never much bothered by the idea of him sitting around all day doing nothing, not even able to talk to his friends … Continue reading Me and Dave day

No more mindless consumerism

Just before Christmas I was driving somewhere with the kids in the car and I began to talk to them about some thoughts I’d been having on the subject of stuff. The endless stuff we accumulate, buy, covet and horde. The stuff that takes over our home and gets in the way of living. The stuff that we don’t need, don’t use and wouldn’t miss if it wasn’t there. I said to the kids that it was time for us to stop spending money at the drop of a hat, that we really need to get out of the habit … Continue reading No more mindless consumerism

Random stuff

Tonight I hand fed the possum a slice of watermelon. A possum eating watermelon with great enthusiasm is a) noisy and b) so very cute. I spent $400 on groceries today, I’d been buying only what we needed to get through the next day or so for the last 3 weeks and we were running out of just about everything. Now I shouldn’t need to shop for non-perishables for another 3 weeks! BBQ dinner on the front deck is a very nice way to spend the evening. Must do more often. Caitlin is entering the school talent quest in the … Continue reading Random stuff

Beware, content free post ahead

Ok, I’m not claiming that makes this one different in any way. I just couldn’t think of a title 😛 Hey, it’s the 15th today! That means I’m half-way through NaBloPoMo. Have I bored you all to death yet? (Fishing for compliments? Never! Don’t know what you mean….) I took the kids shopping for shoes tonight. After Caitlin’s ballet lesson. Which finishes at 6:45pm. And then we had dinner out. And got home at 9:30. I’m typing while they get changed for bed. Tomorrow is going to be interesting. Kisses, cuddles and tucking in time, here I come! Continue reading Beware, content free post ahead

It’s too EARLY!!!!

My kids have taken to wandering around the house singing Christmas carols and when I got home last night Tom and Caitlin had dug out the animated music playing stuffed reindeer and Santa. I made them put them back in the cupboard till December because I’m mean like that. Besides, I have an unreasonable desire to hang on to my sanity for just a little bit longer and a dozen repetitions of “We wish you a merry Christmas” while I’m trying to make lunches and get the kids to eat breakfast is guaranteed to drive me barmy! Other signs that … Continue reading It’s too EARLY!!!!