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!)


Grocery shop........

Yay we went grocery shopping today - its been like FOREVER since we did a proper shop.

We must have spent a fortune going to the shops every day to find something for dinner that night........ so to aid our new budget/get out of debt plan I put my foot down and demanded (asked - pleaded - begged) DH to go shopping with me this morning.

I EVEN planned a menu for the next 2 weeks AND made a shopping list AFTER checking our pantry and fridge/freezer! WOW Man I am GOOD hehe

Anyway the best bit?

We spent ONLY $280 All up - for 2 weeks worth of food for all 9 of us! (I say ONLY cos we were spending $30-$50 each trip to the store and we were going daily!)

This amount is all fruits and vege, meats and grocery and cleaning items - even catfood!!

I am soooo proud of us (espec myself lol)

I will need to go get milk and bread each 2 days but I will get DH to pick that up and only give him enough money to buy those items alone - he is better disciplined than i am in that respect. (Let him loose in a hardware store and thats a different matter!)

So now I am just going to finalise what meals we will have this week and then i might even be very brave and try link it to Lauras Menu Plan Monday (

Wish me luck!!


Sunday, February 3, 2008

Busy little bees...

Its been a busy busy day here, although i still didnt get as much done as I was planning/hoping/wanting to. (I am my own worst critic)

I guess the fact that DH and I didnt roll out of bed till half past ten wasnt exactly a roaring start LOL

But the bed was soooo warm and comfy :o)

I did manage to find the dining table again (It WAS under that big pile of crap in the middle of the dining room like I guessed)

We loaded heaps more stuff into the trailer ready for the tip run tomorrow and the pile out the back ready to take to the charity shop is getting bigger by the minute.

We bought a small cupboard from The Reject shop to serve as a games cupboard and The Actress kindly went through all our board games and worked out which ones were complete - we threw the incomplete ones away. That in itself was a major achievement for me as normally i would have kept them - yep you guessed it - just in case!

Tomorrow I need to do our bedroom - I cheated a little today and put piles of stuff in there that I just couldnt decide what to do with - so I need to work some more storage solutions out I think.

DH's mate should be here tomorrow with his dingo mini excavater and I am sooo excited to see something being done around the yard. I just wish we had stacks more money so we could get it all fixed up nice. I know it upsets DH a LOT that we have been in the house for 4 1/4 years and the place still looks like it does.

Tomorrow I also want to do a menu plan, do some grocery shopping, start eating healthy, get my budget up and running properly and continue with the housecleaning.

I have an appt to go back to the gym tomorrow afternoon - that is SO gonna KILL me but I know I need to do it.

Well its getting late so I will say goodnight and hopefully have good news to report tomorrow (as in YAY I got off my butt and actually did some things on my to do list!!)

Night lil bloggie xoxox

Saturday, February 2, 2008

They want more WHAT??

The following is a true story lol

Over the summer months the majority of our meals are light and very casual. Sandwiches are very common as are BBQ'd meat and salad. Sometimes we have cold meats (Ham, Devon etc) with salad or even just toasted sandwiches (jaffles)........ all in all anything that requires little cooking and is easy and quick to put together.

This summer has been no different....... until tonight........ DH is at work and I was TRYING to get our room cleaned up so I just popped some chicken tenders (strips) and fish fingers in the oven and got totally lazy and decided to go get some hot chips from the takeaway shop to go with them. (Bad bad mummy)

So I dish up the kids dinners.......... they come a'runnin........

They stop.............

and look...........

A collective "oh"

Me: Wassup? You guys not hungry?

The Actress "Oh its ok, I was just hoping for veges with it"

Sporty "Yeh me too"

Ms Sarcasm: "At least some Peas..."

Drama Queen: "And some Brocolli and Beans..."


Oh talk about making mum feel 2" tall!

My children are asking me where their veges are - NO ONE warned me about this...... in fact no one I know has ever been faced with this problem.

Me: "Umm sorry kids - we will have veges tomorrow - I promise"

So I spoke to DH on his dinner break at work and told him about my parental failures........ he laughed and said we will have to make sure they get their vege fix over the next couple of weeks.

They say that the apple doesnt usually fall far from the tree........ but remembering my anti-vege days as a young girl........... these apples have rolled all the way into the next field!

Oh well - guess I cant complain lol

(But I think I just did!!)

More news on the house make-over - DH offered to take me to IKEA tomorrow and I was soooo excited but then I remembered that The Actress has to work from 12-4pm so there goes that idea. He also told me he has arranged for a mate from work to come by on Monday with his Mini Dingo Excavator to FINALLY level out the dirt in our back yard and hopefully do something with the front yard........... My first thought was OMG I have just tomorrow to clean the house before he comes by. (I hate people seeing our home for the first time in a big mess!)

SO I better snuggle down and get some rest - BIG day tomorrow

Night night my lil bloggie

Moody B*tch

Am I allowed to say that word here?

My blog so I say I can................

Who am I talking about? Why its ME!

Last night cheeky climbed into our bed and I tossed and turned for a while and thought if I stay here I am not getting ANY sleep tonight so I got up and went out to the boys room. There was no way I was climbing up into Cheekys bed (Top Bunk) - I had visions of it collapsing under my weight and poor Skinny Boy would be squashed. So I climbed into the bottom bunk with Skinny Boy and tried to go to sleep.

Problem was - we were at opposite ends of the bed so I ended up being half awake all night trying to make sure I didnt kick him in the head or squash his little legs.

So after all that I got stuff all sleep anyway...................... and man I woke up G R U M P Y !

I had so many plans for today, things I wanted to get done before DH went to work at 1.30pm... NONE of it was done - or even started.

Poor DH - he is so sweet.... he laid next to me on the bed and tried to cuddle me and cheer me up and all I could do was cry and glare at him.

I felt all "stereotypical" woman........... You know the drill........

DH "Whats the matter honey?"


DH "So cheer up baby"

ME "I CANT, Im too UPSET!!!"

DH "So there must be something wrong. Tell me, what is it?"

ME "I dont KNOW!!!"

DH "Tell me what I can do to fix it and make you happy then"

ME "Oh you just DONT UNDERSTAND!!"

Poor guy lol

Looking back its almost comical... but the truth is I just felt so overwhelmed and I prob couldnt tell anyone exactly what was wrong. He asked me if he did anything wrong........ and I couldnt think of anything he had done or said that upset me........ yet I was feeling mad as heck at him...... Wheres the logic?

I feel so frustrated at the state of the house, that my get out of debt plan is not coming along as quick as I would like, I feel annoyed and frustrated at my weight........

And so I take it out on DH...................... Womans logic! Go Figure!

He starts holidays tomorrow for 2 weeks, he has worked the last 2 1/2 weeks straight so that may have something to do with it...... I am just telling myself to have a rest today (a rest from doing nothing - thats funny) and we can get stuck into the house and everything else over the next 2 weeks....

Sorry my little blog, I had to rant and rave and get those feelings out - maybe I can come back this afternoon and be much more positive and happy.....

bbl xoxoxo

Friday, February 1, 2008

Who trashed my house?

Okay 'fess up'

Who done it?

My house looks like a bomb has hit it and i want an explanation!

I'm not fooling you am I........

Ok..... twas me..........

I have been re-organising

Well TRYING to :o)

I went and bought some tubs today at Big W and a $2 store and came home and got stuck in....

They are not the ones I REALLY WANTED but there are two reasons for that;

1. I wanted IKEA ( I LURVE IKEA) but IKEA is over an hours drive away
2. I couldnt afford anything better

I paid $2-$4 each for these ones so not too bad and they will do for now (famous last words)

The problem is I have pulled everything out of my linen cupboard and organised half of it......... then I started on our large Welsh Dresser........ pulled it all out and havent got far with that one either.......... then I started pulling everything off the bookshelves in the computer area........... can you see a pattern here? Yep thats right........ Im a 'starter' but I dont finish things before I start the next one LOL

Tsk Tsk - Im terrble!

But I promise over the next few days I will have it all cleaned up and take pictures to show you

Pressures on now........

Talk soon xxooxo