Friday, March 27, 2009

What a great week!

In general I have had a great week! Last Friday my husband went away for a couple of nights with his mates. I was super excited for him as he has been working 14-16 hour days, 7 days a week for the past 6 months! So I was excited he was taking some time off for himself and to be able to see his mates who we moved many hours away from. I was also excited for me as I got a night to myself (I love being home alone every now and then!) and then on the Saturday night I had a girlfriend coming to stay. So we had a great weekend and on the Friday night I put Oscar to bed at 8.30 and then stayed up and made my first Taggie. It's not perfect as you would expect from a beginner but I am quite proud and think I did a pretty good job for my first time....

Here it is...

My girlfriend coming over was great! We haven't caught up in ages... so stayed up late catching up on goss and watched the infamous Dark Knight! Sunday once my husband got home we went back to where we we used to live for a few days to catch up with friends and family! We had a great few days and was nice to relax and get away from all the stress of the business.

Here is a photo of Oscar with my brothers new bird...

After our few days of bliss we of course had to return to reality! Yesterday was a bit of a wipeout... I was so tired and had no motivation at all. So I say around for the day and once night came I was very annoyed at myself for being so lazy!

So today I decided to change that and I had an awesome day! The past couple of mornings I have been up at 7am. I love being up at that time of day, it just doesn't happen very often! So today when I got up I organised my list of jobs and got through most of them by 9am. The house is now pretty much spotless and all clean, I did the food shopping, have just finished cooking Sticky Date (Mmmm mmmm!!) and will be cooking Scotch fillet, Brocollini and Potatoes for my husband and I for dinner!! I also got some paperwork done and actually sat down for 1 WHOLE house while Oscar was asleep and watched a TV show! Just goes to show how being organised can give you soo much more time to relax! I find that I can't sit down while I know that I have things that need doing and it does my head in! That is my little Woo Hoo for the day!

I need to organise a bath for Oscar but will leave you with my 24 week belly pic...

Bye x

Friday, March 13, 2009

The week that was!

Since I posted Monday I have found my house-cleaning mojo again which is always fantastic! I am proud to say that my house has been pretty clean and tidy all week!

My week has taken a few twists and turns... I have been quite up and down with things but yesterday I had a fantastic day and thought I was getting somewhere! In the morning I dropped Oscar off at daycare and I went to Spotlight and bought some gorgeous material!! After that I went and had a massage by a gorgeous lady Clare who is a Midwife, Massage Therapist and Lactation Consultant and soon to be Calmbirth Practitioner!! So I am waiting until she has finished her theory and will then be booking straight in to learn all about it in order to prepare for the birth of this little bubba happily kicking away! So after my "feel good" day yesterday I woke up this morning an absolute mess. I don't know if it is just my PND that is making life hard for me or if I knew it was going to be one horrible Friday the 13th. My poor husband came home to find me crying and not really knowing why. He was amazing and calmed me down and not long after had to go back to work. He returned not even 5 minutes later with some horrible news that our friend that I have previously posted about was having his life support machine switched off today. So of course I was a blubbering mess again but only for a few minutes and then I became strangely calm and I think that was when I went into shock.

At approx 1.30pm today our gorgeous friend "Tex" lost his battle to cancer. He is in a much nicer place now which we are thankful for but it still doesn't make it any easier.

On a lighter note.... I made my first bag today! I can't believe how easy it was!
Here is a photo of it....
My husband was very proud which was nice to see! Now to make another one in a different material I guess!

I should get a move on and tidy up my sewing area and get something organised for dinner!
I will be back hopefully later on with an updated belly pic!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Where has my energy and motivation gone?!

A bit of a ramble from me....

For the past week I have been feeling quite blah! A few days I have been so tired I can barely keep my eyes open but most days only my body has felt plain exhausted. I don't think it helps that I have PND and it does make me want to just "sit" a lot of the time but I have been so motivated lately that I just don't know where my motivation went!?! I have been making sure that pretty much all the housework is done and that dinner is organised each day but I am struggling to get it all done by midday. My plan was to get it all done so I can have some time for me during the day but I seem to get stuck sitting and wanting to get things done. My goal is very achievable and I'm not setting a ridiculous goal. I honestly don't have that much housework and it would take me an absolute maximum of 1.5hrs to get through it. Ahh... the joys of the 3 P's!! Pregnancy, PND & Procrastination!

Anyway... on to my day so far! Start off this morning quite nicely... get dressed, put on some basic war paint and get my gorgeous little man out of bed. We get breakfast out start eating and Oscar's Cornflakes are soon EVERYWHERE!! So we clean them up and I give him some small snacky things instead. We head over to the shop to see Shane where Oscar throws a few tantrums because we won't let him have a bag of lollies or a drink. So I pick him up off the floor and we head off to the supermarket where it was actually quite good for once. Oscar only tried to climb out of the trolley twice and we got out of the supermarket having spent only $125 for the week!! Woo Hoo!!! So I come home and put Oscar down for his snooze and he doesn't want to sleep, just play. So I leave him in there quite happily. I have big plans to get the shopping packed away, dinner organised and to tidy the house. I STILL haven't unpacked all of the shopping (2 bags to go), none of the housework has been done BUT I am happy to report that I have started to organise dinner!! Shane has shut the shop early today so we are heading down to the park with Oscar for a BBQ and some cricket this afternoon which will be great! So I have made a potato salad and I have a cake baking... so the house is smelling delicious!! I have just cut up and made the kebabs and I think I only need to organise the sausages and ice the cake when ready! Very boring BBQ!

My kitchen is STILL a mess, I STILL have toys on the loungeroom floor, I STILL have washing that needs to be hung out and some to be brought in and I STILL have a few other things to tidy up but instead I am sitting here eating cake mix!!

On that note I'm off to cruise the web for a few more minutes before my little cherub wakes up!!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

A couple of creations!

I picked up my machine on Thursday and have been having a play and have thrown myself in the deep end. I believe that with many things it is the only way to learn!

The first night I made a little owl. I handstitched his eyes on but I did it a little late and they are a bit wonky but I think he is a bit cute anyway.... Here he is!

My next project was a pair of pants for Oscar. I had a number of hiccups along the way and they still aren't perfect!! I need to lengthen the crotch (I have a bit of room to play with still) and they are a bit short but overall they don't look as bad as they could!
Here is a pic of my gorgeous little man in them!
That's all from me at the moment! I am one very tired Mummy and think I might make the most of the peace and quiet while I can.... mmm nope.. it's already been ruined! *sigh*

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

My new hobby and a quick update!

I am now 20+6wks and had my Ultrasound last week! The sonographer said everything looked great for my dates which was a relief but I get the "official" results today at my Dr's appt. Here is my updated belly pic!

We have had quite a number of Drs visits of late which isn't cheap but the Medicare rebate is always great! Yesterday I got close to $400 back which went straight towards my next topic....


A couple of gorgeous friends have got me on to it and I can't wait to start. I put a deposit down on my new machine yesterday which is a Janome CS995. RRP is $1299 but I got it on sale for $899. I am going for a lesson Thursday morning when I pick it up so I can learn all about the machine and get back in the swing of things (I haven't done any sewing for about 10 years!) Then there will be no stopping me! I went to one of the local Op-Shops yesterday and picked up some placemats and 2 pillow cases which I will turn into something. I have a few projects lined up for the weekend and I can't wait! I will add a photo of my Oppy purchases as soon as I get my computer working properly again (it's having a bad day!) I am really looking forward to doing something that I want to do. I barely done anything for myself for the past couple of years and I think this will be great for me to have some "me time" and to feel like I have achieved something!

I better head off as I have an appt shortly! Have a great day!