Monday, September 26, 2011

It's on like Donkey Kong!

So I did a mad trip down to Melbourne on Friday to look at houses for our move. I flew back home on Saturday night and I was absolutely knackered!!!  I saw so many houses I've lost count.  But we've got an application in for a place that would be perfect for us - so fingers crossed!!

Going back down to Melbourne only reaffirmed why we think it's a great idea....

1.  It just looks so much nicer than Sydney

2.  The roads "work" there and actually look like they've been laid out with some foresight in mind.

3.  Most main roads are 80kph - as they should be in Sydney, but are not.

4.  The people are lovely and very welcoming (except for one property manager I met who was "one of those" who are totally full of their own self-importance - I haven't applied for that property out of principle).

5.  The airport is easier to figure out than Sydney's airport.

6.  The houses are just so much cheaper!!

7.  What can I say? I just love it down there.

I can't wait until we're there. We're starting countdown mode with ONE MONTH exactly until our move.

Bring it on!!!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Zits, Babies and Stuff

Pure laziness personified :D

Fuck I hate these freeze frames.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

I'm a princess about toilet paper

I consider myself a pretty down to earth kinda person. I'm not all about frills and flowers and girly things. I don't mind things being a bit rough and ready.

Except when it comes to toilet paper, dunny rolls, loo paper, TP - whatever you want to call it (just don't call it "toilet tissue" - cause that's just weird)

I hate cheap and nasty toilet paper and hate wiping my bum with anything that resembles sand paper.

So when I was given the opportunity to review Kleenex's Cottonelle Toilet Tissue (it's not "tissue" dammit, it's just paper!) I jumped at it.  I'd do anything to feel that silky softness on my nether regions.

Now, I'm not going to regale you with my toileting habits - I have slightly more class than that.

Let's just say, it's pretty awesome - strong (nothing worse than when you get a finger that pops through - YOU know what I mean), smells pretty and it's nice and cushy so I found you need less squares than some other brands (so it lasts longer too).

Funny though that even though it's so awesome, no one else in this house will change the roll when it's empty.  Soooo wish it could automatically do that for me.

But anyway, when I received our parcel I actually READ the packet first - does anyone actually do that?  I don't. But I did.

The first thing I noticed (after the super-cute puppy dog) was the World Wildlife Fund logo. On the back it tells me that it's "sourced from sustainably managed forests and plantations".

I think that's pretty good - I'd like to know WHERE from though (I can be a bit of a fair-trade nazi, so I like to know where things come from and that the workers are well-treated).

I also noticed that they have a little mention about their contributions to Guide Dogs Australia and it gives instructions on how to make a donation.  I like that :).

After my perusal of the packet while drinking my morning coffee I thought it was time to rip this sucker open and see what we could do with it, other than the usual use for toilet paper.

So I enlisted the help of Miss 3 and we got to work.

First we built a tower. The pack had 8 rolls in it so I assumed we could make a pretty good tower.

It lasted about 10 seconds before it fell over.  Safe to say, don't use toilet paper as building supplies.

Then we set it up as a bit of a bowling game.

That didn't quite work either - unless we used a bigger ball. And I just don't let big balls in the house (I'm the only one with big balls allowed).

Brainwave! Use it as a pillow like that kid does in the TV ad!

Doesn't she look comfortable?  Erm, maybe not.

So I tried a suggestion that was on the pack and wrapped Miss 3 up like a Mummy.  As I wrapped it around and around her I started having visions of how this could be the perfect restraint device in keeping Miss 3 under control so she doesn't break all my stuff.  How could it fail?

Um, it did.  So, no, you can't use this toilet paper as a restraint device either.

And it made a heck of a mess to clean up.

To sum up, Kleenex Cottonelle toilet paper is pretty darn awesome as toilet paper, but it sucks at building towers, pillow substitutes or restraining 3 year old girls.

This post is part of Product Talk by Nuffnang and I was not paid for this post. I was sent the product in exchange for a review.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Wordless Wednesday - I fell for it, again

He said he emptied the dishwasher.

He didn't.

Did he think I wouldn't find out?

I'm linking up with Trish at My Little Drummer Boys for Wordless Wednesdays :)

My Little Drummer Boys

Monday, September 12, 2011

The weekend wrap-up

Ok, so I didn't post on Friday.  It was a crazy day where I was desperately trying not to pick my fingernails off one by one in my anxiousness of meeting my big boss.

I'm happy to say though, I SURVIVED!!!  She was lovely and it was fantastic to meet her.  There's now some great ideas floating around for Birth and we're hoping they can make it an even better place than it already is :).

Saturday - The Husband took the kids off to the School Fete for a short time where they loaded up on lollies and showbags and then he brought them home and dumped them on me to deal with the sugar-induced hyperactivity.  We also got changed around the sleeping arrangements and I finally have my bedroom back!!!

So Miss 3 and Master 22mths are sharing a room, and Master 8 and Miss 6mths are sharing a room.  They're kinda shoe-horned in there, but it will do for now until we move at the end of next month.

Because of the move around, Miss 6mths is now in a cot - finally!!  She took to it really well. This week's plan is to start on Operation Un-Wrap.  Fingers crossed it goes well.

Saturday night - THE SWANS WON!!!!!!!!!!!  (Can't say I feel quite as confident for this Friday's game against Hawthorn - but I'll be waving my flag anyway!!)

Sunday - The kids and I spent the day with my parents while The Husband stayed home and studied for his Big Test at TAFE tonight.

All in all, a quiet weekend for us.  Trying to enjoy it while I can, because it's usually around this time of year that our weekends get REALLY busy.

How was your weekend? Do anything interesting?

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Putting it in perspective

Sometimes life might get you down. You fall down, feel like shit and can't get back up again.

Well from now on, when I feel like that, I'm gonna look at this guy. Just to remember that I haven't got it so bad after all.

Borrowed from a friend's FB :)

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Wordless Wednesday....I didn't see it coming

The Offender....yes, butter wouldn't melt in his mouth

The weapon of choice

My subsequent injury

This happened last night when Master 22mths was going to bed. He stealthily snuck up on me, quietly picked up the remote and THWACK!!! Right on my nose.

I cried like a big baby.

Now I'm going to look even more "special" for my scary meeting on Friday *sigh*.

But, I'm going to be rocking this outfit for the rest of the week.....


I'm linking up with Trish at My Little Drummer Boys for Wordless Wednesday. Check out the other pics this week!!

My Little Drummer Boys

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

If you have to watch a vlog....make it this one!

So I've done another vagina log.

And no, it's really not as important as I've made it out to be....but heck, just watch it anyway, will ya?

You just gotta love those freeze-frames, don't you?  Sheesh!!

NB: To those I know in real life, don't freak out, the christening is not this week... it will be early October, but I'm organising it this week, so don't get all huffy thinking I didn't invite you :).

Monday, September 5, 2011

Cherish Your Cherubs: Interview

I'm linking up with Seven Cherubs and Cherish Your Cherubs. This week we were asked to interview our kids.  I knew this could be interesting!

Master 8

What do you love?
I love the Wii. I love Mum. I love AFL.

What makes you happy?
Playing with my friends.  I was happy when I made pro in table tennis on the wii.

What makes you sad?
When Miss 3 hits me.  When you ban me off the wii, the playstation, the DS and the computer all at the same time. When my friends tease me.

What makes you angry?
When Miss 3 takes the ball off me and runs away with it.

What makes you scared?
When I had a nightmare like I did last night (I asked him if he wanted to talk about it, but he said he didn't and he was ok now).

How do you think I'm going, being your mum?
You're doing pretty ok, I think.

Is there anything you think I should change or could do better?
Nah, I wouldn't change anything.

Miss 3

What do you love?
I love mummy, I love Miss 6mths, I love Master 8, I love lollipops, I love Dad, I love teddy bear and owl, I love Master 22mths, I love tickling.  (and she said all of that in one breath!)

What makes you happy?
Buddy (our dog). Dad. Being silly.

What makes you sad?
When you don't let me have more milk.

What makes you angry?
TV (when I asked her again she just started naming random things she was seeing on the TV and saying they made her angry. By this point I knew our interview would soon be over).

What makes you scared?
When Master 8 says BOO! When the dog barks.

How do you think I'm going, being your mum?
You're a good mum.

Is there anything you would change?
[blank stare]

Master 22mths

What do you love?
[giggle] ah-eeeeee (and points at me)

What makes you happy?
[giggle] oh ba ba shocks

What makes you sad?
[giggle] oooooh mmmm

What makes you angry?
[giggle] wassat? wassat? wassat? (points at some random object on the other side of the room)

What makes you scared?
[giggle] [some more giggling] [starts clapping along to a song on the TV]

How do you think I'm going, being your mum?
[giggle] [blows me a kiss] DOH!!!

Would you change anything?
[giggle] akee akee, go way go way!

Miss 6mths

Ok, so I didn't interview her for obvious reasons.  I just wanted to gloat that my little smooshy is 6 months old today.  I just love her to pieces xoxox.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Things I know - I used to be hot, once

I used to be totally smokin' hot, once upon a time.

And then I had children.

I know my vajayjay will never, ever be the same again. I think I need to call these guys and make an appointment.

I know that giving birth and going through the challenges of raising children, has given me an even more filthy mouth than I did before.

Maybe not, but fuck it, I don't give a shit.

I know that my ass is now pushing for its own postcode.

I know that since breastfeeding my boobs are now following the laws of gravity a little too closely.

And I know that I have about another 15-20 years of lack of sleep ahead of me and these bags under my eyes will soon be a permanent feature of my face.

I found this when searching for remedies for baggy eyes....WTF????

I'm linking up with Shae from Yay For Home! for Things I Know.  Check out the link to see what everyone else knows this week!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Brain Dump

I've got so much stuff floating through my head right now!!! ARGH!!!!!

The Husband is struggling with his boss at work who's making his life difficult and being a general pain in the ass.

We're supposed to be moving to Melbourne soon and we still don't have a set date from The Husband's work.  They can't decide when they want him to go.  We really want to go down there but now we're not sure whether to keep waiting it out or just leave and The Husband gets a new job down there.

We're still trying to save money for our move but things keep popping up that need our money NOW.

We're trying to sell our car that's sitting idle and unregistered. People keep saying they want to come look at it and then never show up. I just want her gone!

Any one want to buy a car??? Please????

I've just been asked to come to a work meeting next week and it's something I can't really get out of, but I have no idea who I'm going to get to look after the kids.

Also work-related, there's a lot of pressure at the moment to "make things better" and I just don't know how I'm going to do that.

Master 8 told me at the last minute (read: in the car on the way to school this morning) that today they had to dress up for Book Week.  So I turned the car around, went home and made him wear mufti clothes. We were late for school so I had to lug everyone in to the office to sign him in.

Miss 3 is acting out something shocking at the moment.  Sneaking food away and then lying about it. She bashed Master 8 up with a plastic chair yesterday and scrunched up his homework. I just don't know what to do with her.

Master 22mths is starting to get really whingy and I don't know why.

Miss nearly-6mths is starting to teethe but there's no teeth showing yet, but she's carrying on like a little pork chop.

We've got a skip bin in my driveway that forces me to park down the bottom of the hill and lugging everyone up and down to the car and back is doing my head in. It isn't going until Saturday.

My car insurance is due - enough said.

I need to go out again because I'm about to run out of nappies for Master 22mths.

I found a hole in the back of my pants and my undies are showing.

Miss nearly-6mths is still sleeping in my room and I'm really starting to hate it.  She's too big for the bassinette but I have no room for her cot and I just don't know what I'm going to do with her.

I had no idea what I was going to blog about today and this was the only thing I could do - and I know it's totally lame and no-one is going to care about all the crap that's going on in my head.

I think that's it, for now......
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