Friday, June 29, 2007

Feeling heaps better today

Hooray for Vit C, throat not sore and head feeling clearer :)
Lauren is still whingey/whiney prone to screaming tantrum/meltdowns as its taking her a bit to recover from being sick.

I am sooooore, my hip and back are giving me pain, one more week till I see my orthobionomist/massage therapist too *woe*

Y (my midwife) is coming around soon yay :D Hoping Bubs plays nice and doesn't sit posterior so I can hear the heartbeat clearly (Y uses a fetascope thingy)

Ook she is here! Will update later

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Yay Sore Throat

Im in a FABULOUS mood today, cranky little girl getting over being sick, cranky mummy who is getting sick. (and is tired, sore yada yada yada)

Lauren went to mums for 4 hours yesterday, but silly me didn't do any relaxing, spent some time walking around shops and doing some errands etc By the time I went to pick Lauren up I was wishing I had a nap. Lauren fell asleep on the way home from mums and I was hoping she would stay asleep (she has done before) but she woke at 5pm, so didn't go to sleep till 9.15ish, and I followed not long after, so there went my night.

*whinge complain*
I'm hoping today is not going to be shitty, but I have very low tolerance today wahhhh Need to go get some mega- vit c for me, some iron (im out of it probably contributing to shittyness), and some bits and pieces to get the fish tank up and running again. Of course I *really* feel like going out today, maybe I can crawl into a hole somewhere.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007


Going down the GC today to catch up with the lovely Stacey & Kira, and to meet the also lovely Shae & Tannah! Very exciting :D
Haven't decided what I am going to make yet .. I still have an hour or so .. lol
Hanging out for some of Stacey's Walnut Slice it sounds sooooo good.

Had a pretty busy weekend, all my half-sisters & brothers were over from NZ (or up from Melb in one case) for one of my sisters 40th birthday. She was over here (at the Gold Coast) with her partner for a holiday so it was decided everyone would join her to celebrate! So we headed down the GC friday night, Lauren had a sleep in the car, was super hyper girl all night (it was exhausting) dinner was ordered late, so we didn't get home till after 1am (Lauren fell asleep as soon as we hit the road at almost 12) Come Saturday morning we were exhausted! I felt hungover (which of course I wasn't!)

So we headed back down on Saturday (in time for lunch) had a lovely afternoon just hanging out by the pool chatting, Damien & Lauren had a blast swimming in the heated pool & spa (I have no photos as my cameras batteries are dead (need to buy new ones)) but there were so many people there, I have requested copies on CD.

So yeah, nice quiet day on sunday! (well apart from the groceries, and housework ;))

Ooh I have a LO to share too :)
Credit is here

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Yay Me!

So the wonderfully talented Chris Turnbull over at PBP put out a CT call a week or so again ... and I applied .. and


Very excited to be working with Chris' gorgeous stuff, yay :D Now lets hope my pregnancy scatterbrainess lets me do some decent LOs!!

Oh I have one! lol

Check out the other lucky ladies over @ Chris' blog (in my links to the left)

Monday, June 11, 2007

White Choc & Pecan Brownies

Got this recipe from MIL, I haven't made them yet, but she had .. mmmmmm good!

White Choc & Pecan Brownies

150g Butter
200g dark couverture choc (no idea what this is exactly lol)
100g caster sugar
2 lightly beaten eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup plain flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
100g white chocolate chopped (i reckon just use melts)
100g pecans chopped

Microwave butter & dark choc together in 1min bursts on medium in a microwave. Stir until smooth

Add caster sugar, lightly beaten eggs & vanilla extract, combine well.

Stir in flour, baking powder, white choc & pecans.
Spread mixture into a greased/lined 20cm baking tin.
Bake at 180 for 25min

Friday, June 08, 2007

Update on yesterdays list

So didn't get as much done as I would have liked, had a shitty afternoon.
Got a phone call from mum that my Great Aunty Rhoda had passed away (mums aunt) she was like a nana to me, so I think I was repressing a lot of grief over her death so was very stressed/cranky all afternoon and it seemed like Lauren was really pushing my buttons.

Aunty Rhoda was 91 and such a firecracker, she lived in NZ so it has been a while since I have seen her, the last 6months to a year she has been suffering a lot from ill health, so although her death wasn't all that much of a surprise, its still very sad, she was the last of her generation.

I did a LO yesterday which helped me process I think :)

Ok the list:
- Tidy up computer desks, file important documents, recycle/shred others, put 'stuff' away/throwout Have sorted stuff into piles, everything still looks really messy as I haven't done the filing, or shredding, and Damiens desk is covered in stuff that he needs to sort out
-Tidy up bookcase, pack books away that don't get read, and empty box of books that is sitting on the floor on to the shelf.Again waiting on Damien to go through the HUGE pile of books I pulled out that he needs to decide if he wants to keep, or we give to St Vinnies
- Clean top of dresser up, put stuff away/throwout
- Clean out wire baskets that are beside desk, relocate everything/throw out, put wire baskets somewhere elseBaskets are gone, they are temporarily in our bedroom till I find somewhere better, they have nappies & newborn clothes in them atm, all the stuff that was in them is in a washing basket waiting to be relocated, the washing basket is FULL of stuff .. not looking forward to that job!
- Put baby clothes/nappies/homebirth supplies .. somewhere :S Maybe in wire baskets.

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Operation Declutter Computer Room - Again

So I am SICK of the computer room being such a mess with 'stuff' so my mission over the next 2 days is to declutter it, throw out stuff, reorganise 'stuff' I think this room is what people call a 'hotspot' seems to attract .... STUFF!!

Ok so maybe being 6 months pregnant some nesting has kicked in, but I *need* this room tidy and decluttered darnit!!

So I will put a list here so I can see how I'm doing too:

- Tidy up computer desks, file important documents, recycle/shred others, put 'stuff' away/throwout
-Tidy up bookcase, pack books away that don't get read, and empty box of books that is sitting on the floor on to the shelf.
- Clean top of dresser up, put stuff away/throwout
- Clean our wire baskets that are beside desk, relocate everything/throw out, put wire baskets somewhere else
- Put baby clothes/nappies/homebirth supplies .. somewhere :S Maybe in wire baskets.

I think that will do it :S :S .. babysteps ... think I will tackle the computer desks first.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007


*whinge complain*

My poor monkey had a temp of 39 all day yesterday, so we had a day of cuddles and lots of tv.
Which was ok, nice, quiet .. low maintenance.
She had a really unsettled night, so I am so exhausted right now. She was in with us last night so thats something, but she woke lots, needing cuddles to go back to sleep.

But today .. omg .. she is so much better, the fever (left to naturally run its course) obviously knocked whatever it was on the head, I have been giving her vit c tablets to help keep it away, well .. yesterday she had the same tablets but I am guessing she was feeling so rotten she wasn't affected by them ... today .. different story. She is sensitive to flavourings/colourings, they didn't have the usual ones we get (which she doesn't seem to react too badly too) well .. she has been hyper LOUD girl ALL day, going to take her a while to wind down for sleep tonight, I think it will probably involve a meltdown or two.

I so hope bedtime isn't a drama, I'm just too tired to have the patience to deal with it.

Sunday, June 03, 2007

Cinnamon Cookies

Had a hankering for cinnamon cookies so I googled and found these.
They are yummmy.

Cinnamon Cookies
2/3 cup butter (150gm)
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour (I used wholemeal)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup pecans or walnuts
2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons granulated sugar

Cream butter & sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg & vanilla. Sift flour with baking powder and 1 teaspoon cinnamon; add to butter mixture and blend well. Chill dough for 30 minutes.

In a wide shallow bowl (i just used a dinner plate) combine chopped nuts with 2 tablespoons cinnamon and 2 tablespoons sugar.
Formed chilled cinnamon cookie dough into small balls; roll each ball in the cinnamon sugar nut mixture then place onto greased/baking papered cookie trays about 2 to 3 inches apart.
Bake at 180 for about 10-12 minutes.

My Notes:

I didn't have any nuts so didn't use them
I think 2 tablespoons of cinnamon in the last bit was too much as it leaves that sort of 'dry' feeling in your mouth when you eat the cookies, so next time I am going to reduce it to one tablespoon.
Dough definitely needs chilling in the fridge to get rid of the stickyness.
The balls do not need flattening when on the tray, they sort of flop into a perfect circle when cooking.
I put my oven at 160c (fanforced) and cooked for about 11minutes.
They are light and yummy :D