Thursday, November 06, 2008

The final countdown.....................

Dear god I have the most painstakingly longest 3 weeks of my life ahead of me!!! That's right my due date is the 29th of November and I want it to be all over right now. The baby's head is engaged and I am in unbelievable amounts of pain. I am usually the type to not whinge about being uncomfortable but this pregnancy for some reason had been really painful for the last 4 months. I told Hubbin last night that we were having no more after this one as I can't handle being in this much pain for this amount of time for no immediate result. Selfish yes I am.

My 2 beautiful boys and cruising along just perfectly as I am a super lucky mumma. Sketti competed last Sunday in our annual Judo tournament and totally kicked arse winning all 5 of his fights, the last taking him only 5 seconds. I was blown away at how well he did, even when he copped a headbutt to his nose and the tears of pain flowed freely he soldiered on and won. Lumpy is 18 months old now and powering on. He is now at the 3 to 4 words in a row stage which is super cool as it's like having a conversation with a little human being. I missed out on most of Sketti going through these stages as I was working full time so it's really cool to be able to be around for this one.

Hubbin starts his 4th year at Tafe to qualify for his Electrical Apprenticeship in 2 weeks which is going to cut it mighty fine with the new arrival. He'll cope, fact is he has to. I just have to pull some super mum shit out of my arse until he finishes then I will have time to crumple into a blithering heap. We have had quite alot of hiccups along the path of our relationship but sometimes you need these to keep you alive. You don't necessarily want them but you need them.

Low and behold my mother got a job which in itself is somewhat comical (I'm being nasty). She is at the stage in life where she is driving me f*c*ing insane by always being around and not having a life of her own. My big sis constantly puts ideas into her head but they manage to float out the other side quicker that she can put them in. Hopefully though some will start sinking in as the employment one did. It's hard being a parent to your parent as well as your own children, now I finally get what my big sis means, and yes Miss Thing it does my head in just as much as it does yours. Well I'm off, I need a nap as I am old and may as well slip one in wherever I can as soon they will be non existent in my household...

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

spring glorious spring

Well thank god that winter is over! I am so slack only managing to blog once a month at best. No excuse just lazy! Poor Lumpy is cutting 3 teeth at once at the moment, top right molar, bottom left molar and 4th front bottom. Poor little fella, it must be hurting like hell. He is super clingy and super sick, the clingy part for me is good as it means lots more snuggles! Sketti is cruising along really well at school. Hubbin and I attended a parent teacher interview last week to be shocked by the fact that the is over a year ahead in both his reading and maths. Noice!!! Very proud of our biggest monkey! He had a funky hair day at school last week which resulted in my son looking like a member from the band The Living End.



Have been floating through my pregnancy with a small pang of worry butting in every once and a while. I am worried about how I will adjust to having two under 2 years old. It was such an easy transition having the two boys 6 years apart as Sketti is so independent but I worry now how Lumpy will cope with having to share mummy with Sketti and the new baby, I guess that time will tell....

We splurged and bought a new car after the Laser had a fight with a kangaroo and lost. One sparkly new Black Ford Territory now resides in our garage with a sizable debt residing in our bank balance. Oh well can't take it with you once your gone I suppose. Rather a lovely car to drive, still miss driving my trusty old Camry though. Hubbin has claimed it for his work car so whenever I can nick it to go to the shops I do as I love my car and would be just as happy to have it full time and he have the Territory. We decided on getting a 7 seater as we breed like rabbits and are hoping for 5 children thus the need for 7 seats!

Hubbin is getting excited about qualifying at the end of November, finally finishing his Electrical Apprenticeship. Funny part about it though is that once again we have a baby being welcomed into the world at the exact same time as he is due to do his last block of Tafe to qualify. I think that I am more nervous than what he is as it will be such a massive load for him to carry, finishing his exams, new baby, wife and 2 boys all contending for his time. Very lucky and blessed to have him as my best friend, husband and father of my children, even the bad is forgotten because of all of the good.

Can't wait until Christmas this year, having my family here instead of his family will be sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
wonderful for once. I have not spent Christmas with my family for the last 3 years so it will be a welcome change! My big Sis is having a birthday on Friday which we were supposed to be going to Brissy for but in a crappy turn of events we will be unable to make it, hopefully she has a magnificent day and gets spoilt rotten as she is definitely one lady who truly deserves it. Well I'm off as I am boring and need to finish my layout from last week- told you I was slack


Keep safe....

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Today is the first day of the rest of my life...



I woke up this morning and stuck on my nicotine patch. Day 1 for giving up smoking. Finally have got to the stage in my life where I am nearing 30 and need to start prioritising. My children are my world and I am a massive part of theirs and they need their mum around for as long as I can be, so after smoking for over half my life {which might I add is disgusting as I am only 27} I need to quit. Not only will the extra years on my life be wonderful but the new car that Hubbin and I are saving for will be even more enjoyable to drive knowing that I am that little bit healthier. I actually worked out that we were spending over $120 a week between us on cigarettes and that is a car payment. Sparkling new car for a job well done I reckon.

So I am also into the 20th week of my 8th pregnancy so I have started to relax. I have a bad track record with keeping babies where they need to be so 20 weeks is awesome! We have chosen the name Archer Patrick for our new bouncing baby boy due in November. Hubbin and Sketti don't know what sex the new baby is so I am doing remarkably well for keeping that secret. I keep throwing in a she or her remark when talking about the baby to keep Hubbin guessing. So far so good!


Lumpy had his first haircut a few weeks ago so now he actually looks like a male as opposed to a woolly mammoth lol! Sketti and Hubbin are due to be on television within two weeks in a show about Judo and our Judo club Noice! Sketti was so funny as they camera people were trying to prompt him with things to say but he just kept yabbering about what he wanted to. Very typical behaviour for a child of mine! Sketti did super well with his report card which Hubbin and I were stoked about.

Will be travelling to Brisvegas next weekend for a Judo competition, have told Sketti that if he tries his best then he will be geting a pet for his room, funny part is that he is thinking along the lines of a snake, guinea pig or rat { disgusting} but alas for him it will be a fish. He needs a bit of responsibility of his very own, and I have to let him have it. I have only just recently cut my umbilical cord with him and I have to let my baby grow up.


Have a splendid day, I need to keep busy as to avoid the dreaded failure of having a cigarette.....

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

A month later still tired!!!

I can not believe how much energy that this new baby is sucking out of me! I am so exhausted from doing nothing all the time. By 11am I need a nanny nap then if I had a choice I would have another one at 4pm! Damn those multivitamins that cost a fortune and do jack shit! I need a natural tonic to keep me with eyes open for the majority of the day, damn shame that I don't do vegie drinks etc they would probably help.

I have signed up for face book recently and am disgusted at how much time I actually spend on it. Apart from catching up with a crap load of friends that I haven't seen in years I love my Vampire! There is nothing better than turning off my computer knowing that I have beaten one of Hubbins friends who is 3 times more powerful than me and that I will get a message in my inbox tomorrow from him! HA HA my vampire kicks arse!

I NEED A LIFE AND MORE HOBBIES!!!!!



My Lumpy is being wonderful lately. He is now one millisecond off running, and is so very interactive. You can ask him a question and he will either nod yes or no to answer you. It's so cool! Sketti is missing a front tooth FINALLY!!! Took a lot of convincing to let Daddy tie dental floss around it and give it a yank, but after a visit to the doctors to confirm that it was severly infected as the next one was trying to come down he relented and out she came!! Lucky for him too as I was cracking the craps at him telling him that if I had to take him to the dentist to pay to get it extracted then he was so in for it! No money left in his bank account was the punishment he was not looking forward to. Nasty parents!!!
I am off to rest my weary head as I am getting the dreaded flu as my boys love to share, be good and be safe...

Friday, May 30, 2008

I AM SOOOOOOOOOOOOO TIRED........

I have come to the conclusion that there are simply not enough hours in the day and I am certain that somehow someone constantly tampers with all of the clocks in my house to make me lose even more precious minutes. Either that or I need to nap more frequently and breathe occassionally. What an exhausting week; thank god that tomorrow is Saturday and Hubbin is home from work to look after my beautiful angels so that I can have 5 minutes to myself.


In between baby sitting my Mamble, loving and nurturing my 2 beautiful angels and trying to rest I have managed to completely exhaust myself. Hubbin is rather self sufficient so he has floated through this week unaided. So much stress that good news is a total plus!!!


I have finally managed {hopefully} to keep my new baby where it should be, in my stomach to incubate. Fourteen weeks and counting, fingers crossed and I am totally reliant on nothing but Karma right now to pull me through. I have been doing lovely things and being nice so hopefully this will come back to me with a lovely 40 weeks of pregnancy. We had a scan and everything seems to be spot on, I think that this is the only time in my life that I have been looking forward to being overweight in the near future LOL!!!


Have had no time to scrap book which is shitting me to tears as I keep receiving parcels in the mail of all of the wonderful goodies that I have purchased off the Net but alas no time to enjoy them, enough to reduce any real woman to tears really!!! On the upside of it being half stressful in my household at the moment is that I have been talking to my fam a lot this week. Generally we have much more rivetting conversations about how our lives are going but all the same it's nice to just hear their voices sometimes. We would all visit more if they just moved closer to me ha ha ha ha ha....



Have a simply stunning day tomorrow, a new day with new adventures and no stress are my aims for Saturday...

Sunday, April 20, 2008

My baby is now a Toddler SOB SOB!!!

I am not coping. My beautiful baby Lumpy has now officially turned one!!! He had a lovely day and got totally spoilt. We had Hubbin's G'ma up from Brissy aswell as his parents so my day of celebrating my son turning old turned out to be a rather large event. Lumpy got some pretty cool toys and clothes, the coolest of all were his St George football and his leather jacket, he looks so shit hot in it too.

I haven't been doing as much scrapping as what I would have liked to be doing as we have had visitors continually in my house which makes quiet time impossible. {Tracey read my mind!!!} We got our new puppy Ziggy 2 Saturdays ago, he is soooo cute & fluffy. So far so good with the puppy, he has settled into his new home well and minimal whinging had been wonderful. Sketti was issued with a new roster for the fridge which includes doggy feeding and cleaning which he has so far stuck to with excellent results for me as I don't do cleaning up dog poo. It was so beautiful when we went up to get him as Sketti asked who the dog with the bow was for, my friend replied 2 very special little boys. He then asked who the 2 boys were, Hubbin replied that they only lived a few doors up, Sketti thought about it for a moment then had a guess that it was him. After we told him that it was for himself and his brother he literally burst into tears for no less than three minutes, my friend K and I both looked at eachother and both being pregnant tears welled up. It was one of the beautiful moments in life. Lets hope that he remembers how important that moment was when it comes to the poo cleaning...

Not much else has been happening in my world, am planning on scrapping today and telling everyone else to bite my bum when they try to interrupt me, I need some my time and my time I shall have Have a wonderful day I plan too...

Monday, March 31, 2008

Happy Birthday Sketti!!!


My son had the all time coolest birthday. We'll start with the day before his birthday. A really good friend of ours Lolly owns a plane so he rang and asked if he could take Sketti on a joy flight for his birthday. So up went Hubbin, Sketti & Lolly for an hour. Sketti had an absolute ball and informed me that he sat in the front seat and also go to actually fly the plane!!! How bloody cool is that for a 7 year old!!! So envious. So a big thank you to Lolly and have a safe extended holiday overseas...

Then we move forward to the birthday and the party...It was crapping down rain for the 2 days leading up to Sketti's party so Hubbin and I were panicking. Low and behold on the day a crystal blue sky, excellent!!! Sketti had a beaut day, scored way too many presents and slept like a log that night. I have seen nothing funnier though than 2 full grown men sitting under a trampoline playing pass the parcel with a bunch of kids. Nutters!!! The cake turned out o.k aswell, Sketti was stoked and it tasted yummo.

We are getting a puppy for the kids in 2 weeks. Sketti doesn't know yet as we are doing it as a combined birthday present for the boys, he will be rapt and Lumpy will probably try to eat it. I blatently refuse to clean up after it though and I am pretty sure that I have made that very clear to Hubbin...

Have a simply glorious day I am off to scrapbook...

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

I am sooo slack!!!

Well I have finally gotten off my lazy rump and made it to the computer. Had a lovely Easter weekend in Ballina with Hubbin's parents. The kids were spoilt rotten {of course} & the bestest part was I did no washing, cleaning or meal preparation for 4 whole days!!! Just what holidays should be about ALL THE TIME! Hubbin went surfing, Sketti had a crack at boogie boarding, Lumpy is now petrified of the ocean thanks to Hubbin and hell froze over as I actually got in the water. And might I add that I no longer look as good in a bikini as what I previously have LOL! Sitting in the middle of 2500 18 year olds with their non-existant childbearing hips and lack of meat on their bones actually made me smile when I realised that they were having a good old perve at my long haired very toned Hubbin, only for him to come out of the surf dripping wet and looking edible straight up to me and plant a big one on me!!! I would much rather have an arse and him than a bikini body anyday!!! A womans life is all about accessories ofcourse :-)
Sketti's birthday is this Saturday so I have been frantically trying to remember everything as he is having a small party. Spoilt rotten child might I add!!! As his grandparents won't be here for his birthday he received his gifts on Easter weekend instead. OMG what a haul!!! He got a scooter, loads of clothes, toys and to top it all off he got tickets to see the Crusty Demons when they comes in May!!! Might I add that a childs ticket is just shy of $60. Spoilt I think so, & we haven't even given him his gifts yet. And the icing on the cake for Sketti was getting to choose dinner, and what would my son choose if he had the choice and no-one could tell him no??? Why pancakes ofcourse!!! The most disgusting dinner that I have ever had apart from eating my mum's cooking!!!{ Yes sis you can stop laughing now}

Finally got my Victorian Tag album finished, it is my first OTP that I have tried and I might just be the first to say that it is shit!!! I tried but I know that I can do better...practice makes perfect. I have been buying a bunch of new papers etc on line so I'd better start scrapping my arse off to use some of them up!!!

Have a wonderful day and remember that life is a journey not a guided tour. I had to live by these words when I swam the ocean [however simple that may seem to others]...and ofcourse the magic number just for my big sis is 84 {I can see the irony in it now, sometimes you have just got to grin and bear it....I love you}










Sunday, March 02, 2008

it's a sunday kind of day...

What a beautiful day today is panning out to be. Hubbin has been hard at work in the yard since 7:30am and I have cruised through most of the morning. Finished my layouts, made a chocolate cake, did washing, made a fatty bacon and egg breakfast and now have parked my arse in front of the computer. NOICE!!! That will be all that I do for today.


Saw our puppy being born yesterday which was totally disgusting and will be now marked off my to do list in life. Hubbin and I are still deciding whether or not to get a dog, I see it as being a waste of money and time {probably as I will do most of the cleaning of the animal}, but I think that Hubbin deserves another dog and the boys would love a pet. I might actually enjoy it a tad bit more if I didn't see it as a money wasting long term exercise and more of a pet!!!


Went and saw a psychic on Friday which was rather unusual to say the least. She was rather accurate and gave me a lot of insight into a few things, so now I will have to wait and see. Apparently within 18 months I will give birth to a baby girl, rather annoying for me as I would prefer all boys & 18 months I am damn impatient!!! Lots of other stuff that she said was interesting to but yet again time will tell...
Am getting rather excited as we are going to Brissy next weekend for Hubbin & Sketti to compete in a Judo tournament. Hopefully Sketti isn't too tired from playing with his cousins the day/night before to give it his best shot. As long as he has fun and trys his best that is all that matters to me, but no doubt Hubbin will be pushing Sketti a little bit harder than me... nothing like living vicariously through your children LOL!!! I am just stoked to be in for a night of scrapbooking with my big sis!!! {And we both say NOICE!!!} The best part of her being so bloody talented {can you taste the envy LOL!} is that I get free lessons!*!*!*!*! See she is a best friend with a shit load of perks N*O*I*C*E!!!
Have a wonderful day and smile as it causes less wrinkles than frowning...

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

MY SON KICKS ARSE!!!

So we had a tournament for Judo last night and Sketti fought 3 times and won all three, then it got even better as he got awarded a trophey for Best Technique out of about 35 competetors. At the very least I was stoked. Had a rather shit hot day yesterday as it was with Hubbin giving me a lovely card telling me in his words how much he loves me, we are still in the honeymoon stage so I will suck these moments up for the next year or so before they start to dry up and I have to pre-purchase the cards for him to write in LOL!!!



Have been being rather slack on the home front with shit loads of power cleaning going on as I have been sitting on my rump too much, atleast I have got a few layouts done whilst I have been bludging. I should learn to look at my Big Sister's blog after I have uploaded mine then I won't sit there and say how shit my pages are. Never mind I am getting better, I just have to keep learning. Mind you I have a bloody awesome teacher I would just like to add!!!

So master Lumpy is now at the stage of free standing, he took one small step yesterday but then lost all confidence when I started carrying on like a porkchop so down he sat. He is super funny as when he lets go and is standing there he starts clapping at his effort and gets this magnificent face on as if to say "Look what I can do Mummy". It is truely remarkable being a mother and it is something that I wouldn't change for all of the money in the world.
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So that is the life of me short and sweet sort of like me apart from the sweet part. I need to feed Lumpy and aparently Sketti is brushing his teeth so I need to go and make him actually brush them. Have a truely magnificent day today, tomorrow and the next...

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

It's a 'to- do day' today in my house. Finally dropped off wedding photos that I took for my friend 3 weeks ago, no rush I live in the country!!! Decided to really get stuck in to the organising of my mother's group that I have been wanting to start for months. Have 10 ladies & 11 children all rearing to go next Tuesday. We have what is called an "up collar club" where I live, which consists of a few women who think that because their bank balance is larger that they are better. And to that I say F*CK THAT!!! Money does not make a person especially when we are all the same if we close our eyes. So I figured that I would start our own mother's group where there will be "no looking down their nose at anyone" policy for all that attend. Pretty sure though that with my group of friends that it will definately not happen as they are all feral like me LOL!!!



So 2 down only a kabillion to go. Have almost finished my page to upload but it has done my head in for a week so it is still sitting on the table whilst I procrastinate some more. Lumpy has finally returned to my precious angel after cross-cutting his first 4 teeth. Didn't realise that life was so hard for infants but apparently it is if you have been listening to my son for the last 2 weeks.


Valentines day has come and gone for another year, Hubbin was stoked with his gift. Cheap and effective is my motto. He on the other hand went to effort and I got perfume and better still Sketti got me a long stem red rose so I was floating for the day. I felt pretty crappy as I only gave Sketti a card and a Freddo frog from the fridge but he was rapt. Amazing how simple things like chocolate can make someones day!!!

Some days I wish that I lived around the corner from my family in Brisbane....one because I had to weed my pavers and my sister in law K so loves the outdoors LOL, and 2 because I would give my big sis a huge cuddle and tell her that I love her. Sometimes I miss her so much that I have the "moving talk" with Hubbin, but unfortunately we have to wait until he is finished his apprenticeship. So since you are reading this my big sis "I LOVE YOU", I am so blessed to have you in my life, as not only my sister but my best friend. The old saying goes 'you can't choose your family but you can choose your friend', in both instances I would choose you. And yes I am crying...


So that it is for today, boring yes but made you read it all LOL!!!

Thursday, February 07, 2008

I LOVE EBAY!!! Bad me... New jewellrey NOICE, new clothes NOICE, new clothes for the boys NOICE!!! Very very bad!!! Anywho, had a simply glorious time at the wedding of B & K on the weekend, took around 200 photos for them to pour through. Danced, ate & smiled what more could you possibly want from a wedding. Hubbin looked shit hot in his suit as he always does, smicked myself out in a dress, heals and oh my god I put on make up!!! Buggers me how to do it but I had a crack at it & it looked o.k so off we toddled. It was the first time since we had Lumpy that we had gone out as a couple & he is 11 months old next Tuesday. Was a bit scarred about leaving Nanny to babysit my 2 most precious possessions but she did a great job & I am grateful to her.




Had a wonderful day yesterday, Hubbin has been at Tafe doing his 3rd year block of exams for his electrical apprenticeship & he arrived home with a beautiful bunch of flowers and also another flashdrive for me, lovely fella he is. I am rather spoilt!!! Sketti started Judo again this year so he starts training this coming Monday, should be good for him to get back to it as he does ever so well at it. He is such a funny little bugger stating to me yesterday that we would have to get a larger trophey cabinet for his trophies that he is going to get this year, rather cocky for a 6 year old!!! Nevertheless I am glad that he is looking at it positively & hope that he achieves what he wants to through the sport.


Lumpy is walking along furniture now and using his walker so I presume that it won't be long before he is strolling around the house. Sketti is so excited at every new thing that his little brother is doing, he gets so very proud of him. He is the first to tell his Dad as soon as he walks hrough the door each day, little things like that make motherhood and all it's trials worth it...

Thursday, January 31, 2008

what a lovely weekend...



Such a wonderful time was had by all at my big sister's house on the long weekend, all except for the youngest member of my brood Lumpy. Poor little angel cross cut his second tooth so he was in quite a deal of pain for quite a few days but yeah!!! it is now through and my happy little monkey is back! Sketti went back to school on Tuesday, thought that I would be a tad bit happier about the situation but alas I miss my little friend. He was very brave indeed sucking back the tears that he was about to shed (with a few words of encouragement from mum of course). Then of course Hubbin dropped him off today and down rained the tears, typical men. After some consolling he toddled into his classroom.



Had a fabbo time at my sister's which consisted of a lovely swim in her lovely pool with my sis-in-law (who was bordering on being drunk), a very funny lady even without alcohol but add some rum and she is awesome fun aslong as she doesn't have a lead pencil (in house joke)!!! My sis scrapped & scrapped & scrapped and I watched and learnt occasionally stopping her to make her fix my page LOL!!! Poor woman would have got a shit load more done if I knew what I was doing....


Then we were of to home town when I so very stupidly suggested to the Hubbin that he could drive, so Gatton bypass here we come when I happened to notice the speedo sitting on 120km/hr, and casually mentioned that he should slow down as if he gets a speeding fine he will never hear the end of it from me, 500 metres later the speedo climbs back up & before I could rip his head off ZOOM through the speed camera we go. Then I went beserk at him for 45 seconds & the car went quite for the next hour. Stupid Men!!! Hope that he enjoys his extra overtime that he will be doing...


Anywho off to foodville I go as I am famished as I have been dieting for 2 weeks so that I can look shit hot in a dress for a wedding this weekend, but I am getting to the stage where I am like Nah!!! I'm married and really don't give a shit so I am aiming for something deep friend for lunch LOL!!! Have a glorious day...












Sunday, January 20, 2008

So tired..






And today we will have orange text. I just finished reading my big sista's blog OH MY GOD WOMAN 3.30am are you insane!!! I would literally collapse into a screaming mess by 9.30pm let alone 3.30am! I am 27 and you run circles around me... Had a lovely day today, glued the bench top down(a week after we started the kitchen renovations), went to a lovely little place in Highfields that contains fudge for the Hubbin and a scrap shop for me!! Sketti managed to walk out of the scrap shop purchasing more than what I did, I am either slipping with my spending or enjoying our "scrap days". Then ventured to our friends Lindsay's house and had lunch and the kids had a play and Sketti got covered in red dirt but had a fantastic time and we have Napisan I suppose. Got some really cool pictures of Sketti and a kick arse storm this week, still working out how to use it though. Lumpy got his first tooth last week and is standing up on furniture now so we have had a lot of spills in our house this week. Heading to Brissy this weekend to spend a few days with my big sis oh and that's right my Hubbin is going deep sea fishing with my brother, and did I mention that I am spending a few days with my big sis!!! Not half excited huh! Back to the kitchen, had a blast ripping off the tiles but now we have to replace them which is good for me as I get to choose the feature tiles this week and then watch my Hubbin painstakingly put them on. Poor guy!! We got the doors stained and hung and the laminex on so now for the flashing then the tiles then done. Anywho must away I am bludging and preparing the family pizza from Eagle Boys for dinner as 1.I am lazy & 2. they had roast pork last night & 3. I am lazy. Have a fabulous day.....