Saturday, February 16, 2008

Theres a black rain cloud hanging over my head...

I have been in the foulest mood today - dunno why... but I made myself stay in the bedroom away from the kids most of the afternoon so i didnt snap at them for no reason.

Wish i could pinpoint the reasons for these bad moods though

Anyhoo - we got word from the Kindy that Cheeky has got a place now, we went to get the paperwork this afternoon and he starts next Tuesday! He is soooo excited but me is sad - what will I do for 10 hours all by myself every week? OMG I cant be just me - Im a mummy not a real person!


I start my Pilates course tomorrow - I am soo excited!! I have always wanted to do it.... I will prob be so sore but heck you only live/die once lol

Got a busy weekend - but I will do my best to get on and talk to you bloggie

sweet dreams xoxox

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentines Day! xoxoxoxo

Massive mind blank there... I was trying to think of a title - so i went for the corny Valentines one!!

So its been another 3 days since i blogged......... tsk tsk

Its been busy but mostly boring....... except for last night :)

DH went to see "Priscilla the musical" at The Regent Theatre in Melbourne.

I had bought tickets for DH for his birthday last month... he has always been a big Priscilla Queen of the Dessert fan!

What can I say about it? IT WAS AWESOME - we laughed and danced and laughed

We sat 8 rows from the front - could not have picked a more perfect spot!

I got showered in confetti and popped on the head by a ping pong ball. I also had one of the cast make a beeline for me and try get me upon stage NOOOOOOOOOOOO WAY!

I so wish I had the 'balls' so to speak to do things like that - but all I could think was OMG NO I AM WAY TO FAT - I felt like everyone in the theatre would be looking at me and think "Lay off the McDonalds woman"

Anyway, it was an awesome night and worth every penny - I just wish I could afford to take the kids - they would just love it.

Today I took The Actress and Ms Sarcasm to the Dentist - both will need braces ($$$$$$$$) but they are not urgent. So now we need x-rays etc and then we can get some costings and see where we can go from there.

Money money money

I am sooooooooooooooo sick of paying out money!!!!!!!!!!!!

I didnt get a menu plan done this week - need to do it but have so much else to get done - need to get the Football notes out for registration day next week, get more listed on ebay, catch up on housework and much much more

A mummies work is never done

OH I got flowers today from DH - he also gave each of the 3 girls a sngle red rose - so so sweet

Monday, February 11, 2008

And the worst mother award goes to..........



Oh... lets see........... Id like to thank...............

Oh hang on this isnt a GOOD thing....

I feel like sh*t

Sporty came up to me bout a month ago saying he had hurt his thumb at school - wrestling or some foolin around with his mates

I got him to move it, which he could no worries, so I said it aint broken so jut be careful and we will see how it goes.

A week later he mentions casually that its still feeling 'uncomfortable'

Mother (thats me) tells him he has prob bruised it - "You'll be right mate!"

2 weeks forward and in passing he asks "is it normal that it still hurts????"

Crap - ok I will get you to the docs mate and get it checked out

A few days later dh takes him off to docs

Doc says it looks fine but lets Xray just in case

Tonight we go back......................


Well 'fractured' in medical terms - just a very little chip - the doc assures me

I wanted the ground to swallow me up then and there - I felt SO BAD


Poor sporty - I hugged him and apologised - over and over and over - all the way home

SO NOW he has been diagnosed he has to wear a thumb/wrist splint for 3-4 weeks so it can get a chance to heal

Pity we are SO broke that he has to wait till thursday (payday) so we can afford the $29.95 for the splint (Geeez I am not doing very well this week eh)

So thats been my afternoon - need to sit down now and do my menu plan monday now (Thanks Ann for your nagging so I dont forget)

As always - me be back xoxo

Friday, February 8, 2008


Im sorry little bloggie - i have been neglecting you again :o(

I have re-opened my ebay account and have spent the past couple of days listing furiously. We so need the money or my 'get out of debt' plan wont get off the ground.

So my nice clean house looks like a messy shop once more - thats ONE thing that I didnt miss since I stopped ebaying! I wish so much I could just have a room to do all this in - somewhere I didnt have to worry about stuff being everywhere. I get so embarrassed when someone pops over and sees the house like this..... so the choice is clean house or money!

I really need to brainstorm a better way to organise it all I think

Not much else to report, we have 9 kids in the house tonight, and apart from the TV being up full volume and someones music blaring from one of the bedrooms its not that bad.

I need/want/am begging for a bigger house...........

I can only dream

I will be back tomorrow xoxoxoxo

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

The 'D' word

Ive been sitting here watching telly for the past 40 mins and gone through 4 chicken strips (cold, leftovers from previous meal), a piece of choc cake, and 2 small chocolate bars.....

Washed down with water (The ONLY thing I am proud of!)

What a piggy

No wonder me is fatty boombah

So tomorrow I have decided I am going to start a food diary!

I cant promise I will eat healthier but I am hoping it will make me more accountable and perhaps be the first step to a better diet.

One can only dream eh

I will report back tomorrow and let you know how I am going with it

Oh and btw it was D for Diet lol

Night (again) xoxo

Oh my aching body.....

Gawd I hate the Gym

Well actually I dont - I just hate being so unfit that a simple workout darn near kills me!!

The good news is I have lost 2.5 kilos (5.5lbs I think) in the past month, the bad news is I cant see where I lost it from and i have every confidence that i will find it again soon LOL

The menu planning has taken a little of the stress away - I made the meat pie today, well I actually decided to make mini individual pies to make dishing up dinner a lil easier.

The Actress was at work, the youngest two wanted fish fingers but wow all 4 of the other kids LOVED the pie! So did DH - he even finished mine off cos I couldnt finish it (It WAS yummy tho)

So theres another meal I can add to the 'make again' list!

It was a busy day here today, had a friend from the football club come by so we could work on some more details for getting this season underway and DH had his mate finally show up to do some yard work on his mini excavator. I must say just a couple hours of work and the yard looks SOOO much neater and nicer. We even threw some grass seed down so fingers crossed the birds dont eat it all and we get some grass soon!

Other than that I took Sporty and Drama Queen to the Dentist - both got told off for not brushing often enough - I felt like an irresponsible parent but there is only so much nagging you can do right? Cheeky has a dental appointment tomorrow afternoon about his 'Ouchy Mouth' - hopefully we can make that stop hurting for him... my poor lil man.

I was so excited to come online tonight and see all the lovely messages people have left for me in regards to my menu plan - there are so many nice people out here in bloggie land - If any of you are reading this - THANK YOU SO MUCH xoxo I intend to go and visit each and every one of your websites (I love blog visitig lol)

I need to go have a hot shower and curl up on the couch I think - my legs are KILLING me lol (Someone please tell me this will get easier hehe)

Cya xoxoxo

Monday, February 4, 2008

My first ever Menu Plan Monday

Monday: Spaghetti and Meatballs (Something very quick and easy as we have a football club meeting tonight)

Tuesday: Home made Meat pie, Potato patties and mixed vegetables

Wednesday: Chilli Con Carne, Mashed Potato (Chicken for the fussy girls)

Thursday: Tacos, with rice/mince filling and plenty of salad

Friday: Sausage casserole with baked potatos and mixed vegetables

Saturday: Lasagne and salad (Chicken again for the fussy girls)

Sunday: French country chicken and rice (Vege burgers for DH who hates chicken!)

There - my first attempt at menu planning... fingers crossed we stick to it! The best bit is that we have EVERYTHING we need here already so no excuses.

I havent bothered with dessert planning, some nights we have dessert, some we cant be
bothered :o)

Special thanks to Laura at for having such easy to use instructions on her website to make it so easy for twits like me to join in on this great idea (I hope I did everything right!)