Friday, January 15, 2010

Really big ouch!

I took the kids to the beach today and in typical parent fashion I covered them with sunscreen a few times and myself only once.

I didn't really do my back properly and should have got one of the kids to do it for me - but you live and learn unfortunately.

Please excuse the feral expression but that's how sunburn makes me feel sad.gif

Monday, January 11, 2010

What a wake up call.

This morning I woke to sirens blazing outside my bedroom window. Being still half asleep, I was really hoping to open my curtains and find this:

But no. Instead I was surprised to find 4 fire engines and 2 police cars right out the front. Being the nerd that I am, I quickly jumped on the CFA incident summary site to see what the deal was and found it was a hazmat incident. Hmmm, could be anything. The kids were begging me to go outside, so instead I let them push their faces up against my bedroom windows to watch it all unfold. It was excitement plus according to my kids today in this house.

After hanging around a small drain for at least an hour with every Tom, Dick and Harry in a uniform having a look-see, they decided it was a false alarm and all headed off.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

I'm going to throw my laptop out the window one day

Grrrr bloody laptop.

I've had it "fixed" twice now as it wasn't charging. And it still won't bloody charge. Battery is almost flat now and I've got a heap of wedding invitations to print.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Sweet potato, chicken & ricotta cannelloni

Ok, ok so I stole the pic from here but I did actually make this recipe. It really did look as good as that as well but with 3 hungry children (4 if your count Brian *rolls eyes*) I didn't get time to take a pic.

You can find the recipe in an old Notes post here.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Love this playground

Today we ventured out to join Michelle, Elijah, Sandra, Hayden, Millie, Andrea and Joshua at Play Hut indoor playground.

Was lovely to finally meet Andrea & Joshua. He's such a gorgeous little man.

The kids ran riot as per usual and run was held by all.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

OMG we have doors

Our doors for our reno got delivered this morning. I knew they were coming this morning, but I sure as hell didn't know they were coming at 7.15am.
Bright and early - I was in bed still LOL
Poor delivery guy had to endure a big afro haired crazy sleep deprived woman in pyjamas.

Could have been worse. At least I didn't tell him "We all do our own things in the morning." *snort* You know who you are, and yes I still laugh about it.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Wanting to be like Hank Moody

Damn I love Californication.

Come on, you've gotta admit that deep down inside all of us there is a little bit of Hank Moody trying to get out. In light of that I thought I'd share some of my favorite Hankisms.

[about a painting]
Hank Moody: What the fuck is that?
Bill Lewis: Oh, you like it? I could have bought a car instead.
Hank Moody: I think you should still buy the car and then run over whoever created that turd.

Hank Moody: Sorry, I'm late. I just, uh...
Charlie Runkle: You just what?
Hank Moody: Nah, that's all I got.

Charlie Runkle: I'm sorry about your old man. You know, he was a good guy.
Hank Moody: No he was not. He used to say you looked like a walking penis.
Charlie Runkle: Well, that's not very nice.

[Hank went to the doctor because he has a lump on his penis]
Dr. Riess: So what are you working on these days?
Hank Moody: What am I working on? I'm working on trying to figure out what that fucking lump in my junk is. That's what I'm working on.

Now I'm laughing just typing this out. I'd like just for one twenty-four hour period to be able to be as blunt as good old Hank. Would make for an interesting day.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

How do you define friendship?

Would you say that someone you only see a handful of times a year when you live locally to each other is a friend or an acquaintance?

I had a question similar to this posed to me when I'd mentioned that Kathy and her daughter Aysha had come for a visit today. So it got me thinking. Yeah Kathy and I really only live 10-15 minutes away from each other, but life if is busy ya know? She's a single Mum working fulltime days, I do school runs and race around after a toddler all day and work most nights. So catching up is usually a logistical nightmare.

But you know what? When we catch up, it's just like picking up where we left off. Like no time has passed. It's not awkward. It's not weird. It's just....the same. And that's what defines our friendship. And that's what makes it great.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Another day, another birthday

Happy Birthday to my beautiful grandmother. xx I'll decline to mention her age and instead opt to remind her that I can still call her Aunty Gran if she wishes.

I forgot to take my camera with me today, so I trawled through some old photos looking for a nice one of the two of us together. There are some nice recent ones, but I couldn't go past this blast from the past. This is me and her together on my second birthday.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Big little brother turns 32

Well not only do I want to welcome in the new year but I want to wish a fantastic day to my little brother who turned 33 today.

Was a great relaxing way to bring in the new year. The kids ran around and most of the adults sat around chatting while nursing their hangovers. The kids had a ball - as evidenced by Jack. What a pig. Funny, I remember his Uncle being exactly the same.

Project Life - can it really be done?

To begin with let me say that for continuities sake I do actually know that today is Monday March 15th, 2010 but if you know me, you know that if I'm going to do things they're going to be done right. So if I should have started this on Jan 1st, 2010 - well then this is now dated Jan 1st.

So anyway, Project Life Brodrick style....I love the concept, but I'm the ethereal procrastinator. I'm also one of those crazy entrepreneur people who has all these "brilliant ideas" but get bored after about 10 minutes of putting the plan in action.

So what is Project Life - Here's a glimpse:

In layman's terms, it's pretty much a folder that you can put photos and captions in that chronicles 12 months of your life.

So my question is, can I do this for 12 months? I highly doubt it. And I know that Brian will say that there is no way in hell that I will. He will probably say that I won't even last 2 months. So instead I'm challenging myself to a project life blog. 365 days of Brodrick madness.

So for the next few weeks all I'll be doing is backdating. I'm not crazy enough to post every single day, but then again I might be - who knows. Let's just see what happens when I catch up.

Wish me luck.