Monday, April 30, 2012


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( > )>o I was going to give you this cookie
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o<(  <) But then I was like...
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(>o<) IT'S MY COOKIE!!!
 U   U

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(>  )>o Then i said sharing is caring....
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o<(  <) But then I was like... 'Sharing is caring....' But...
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 (>o<) I LIKE COOKIES!!!
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(>  <) So then I ate it...

What is your time sucker?

For me, it's Facebook. Who's messaged me, who's commented on my last status, who liked my photos, who's uploaded new photos, who's posted that awesome link, who's blog post pops up in my feed, who's having a crappy day that I can talk to... it's constant.

People go to the shop, then update their status "Just went to the shop, now I'm home and will be relaxing". Yup, great. I could totally have gone all day without knowing that but for some reason Facebook encourages sharing of the silly things. These silly things are taking up my time.

I do some study, then check Facebook.
I put some washing on, then check Facebook.
I stack the dishwasher, then check Facebook.
I read the kids a book, then check Facebook.

You get the picture?

So as of today I am no longer on Facebook. Sure, I could stay on Facebook but I lack the self control to stop checking it every 10 seconds.

You know what else I miss. The text messages, the phone calls, the cups of coffee with friends. These things stop happening once you're connected on Facebook. Because suddenly I know that Freddie has a new tooth, and you know that Elijah started sleeping all night. There is no need to call up for a chat and catch up because you already know the ins and outs of everyone's lives.

Today I've had no Facebook. I've managed to walk the kids to school, day care, take a stroll to the shop and home, clean my house, do washing, play with Elijah, study and even watched an hour of TV. All before 1pm.

One step towards improving our lives.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Meet Lily

So last night I had not one, but two cats delivered to my door. I will introduce you to the smallest one first. 

Last night I was trawling through the local buy and sell pages on facebook when a cute little face jumped out at me. The ad was for 3 little kittens, one of them was this fluffy ball of prettiness. Now I am not at all a cat person. In fact, I've always kind of disliked cats, but there was something about this cat that made me go "naawwwww" and say "I will take her!" to the owners. We called her Lily. 

Elijah has really taken a shine to Miss Lily and has taken to carrying her everywhere like she's a stuffed toy. Lucky for him, Miss Lily is very placid and takes his manhandling quite well. I have a feeling they are going to grow up to be very close. 

She has spent all day in my face while I've been trying to study. It annoyed me at first because she was walking on the keyboard pressing buttons and sitting in the way, but look at this face! How could you be mad with that fluffy cuteness? So I gave her some loving and then passed her onto Elijah. 

Here they are watching Dinosaur Train. I'm pretty certain she was sitting here waiting for the right moment to make a run for it. 

Saturday, April 28, 2012


Everyone has them! Sometimes you agree, other times you don't. I'm a pretty opinionated person and I voice it all the time. That's just the way I am. Some things I am super passionate about and others I don't voice a whole lot. 

  • Labor or Liberal – Labor
  • Carbon tax – Yes
  • Mining tax [Kevin Rudds version] – Yes
  • Uranium export – NO!!!!
  • Climate change – Not really sure on this one. History shows us that there have been some crazy things happen with the environment so I'm not overly sure that humans are the cause of it all. 
  • Wind farms – Great! 
  • Marriage equality - YES!!!!
  • Abortion – Unless for medical reasons or sexual assault reasons, I say no. 
  • Death penalty – Yes. 
  • Organ donation – Is wonderful! 
  • Contraception - Yes.
  • Controlled crying – No. Way.
  • Sleep training – No. Way.
  • Smacking – No. I have smacked in the past, and I sometimes do when I lose control, but I am against it in every way. 
  • Swearing – Online I do it all the time, in person not so much. 
  • North or south of the river - Say what? 
  • Life after death – Yes. 
  • Football code - The one where I run around with the kids kicking a footy
  • Football team – Bleh. 
  • Netball or basketball – Netball to play, neither to watch. 
So are YOU going to be game and put your opinions out there? If you do, head on over to this blog and leave your link for others to see :) 

Friday, April 27, 2012

Lose Your Shit Friday

So today is Friday, and I've been reading my good friends blog and decided I would do LYSF too.

So today I'm going to lose my shit about my whole week.

First it started with my car breaking down, not once, but twice this week. The first time it happened it was raining, so I got stuck 30 minutes from home in shit weather, by the time I got home I was so cranky at my bomb of a car I almost thought of ditching it to the scrap heap. Mechanics got it going again only for it to break down again yesterday. So I am now without car and with 4 kids for a week so this will be interesting.

The next thing I'm going to bitch about is my stupid unit at Uni I'm doing at the moment. Algebra was never my strong point, and this week I really struggled to learn the harder stuff. To make matters worse, I did not pass my first test, or my second one. Luckily I get to retake it and I now feel I know how to do it enough to pass. Unluckily, it took me so long to 'get it' that I missed out on doing the optional project for extra marks. 

Lastly I am going to have a bitch about asthma. My poor little 3.5 year old monster child has asthma. He's always had a touch of it but this week he's been really bad, on steroids, preventers and relievers via nebuliser and spacer. Poor little dude. He didn't have much hope though since I have severe asthma and have since I was a kid, and his father sperm donor is much the same. 

The Awesome: 

  1. My boys now have a big roomy bedroom, and the toys are in order! Mammoth effort but worth it.
  2. My laundry basket is empty. With 4 kids, that doesn't happen very often. 
  3. Dinner tonight was a hit. 4 kids polished off their home made spinach, feta and ricotta cannelloni. 
  4. The lack of car has made me have to get off my ass and walk and I feel AWESOME for it! 
  5. I can now say I know how to do complex algebra. Because that's something to put on the resume. 

It seems Friday is the day a lot of people lose their shit. It's true you know, look on Facebook or Twitter and I bet someone has had a shit day and lost their shit. 

So here's the deal. 

  1. Grab the "Lose Your Shit Friday" button from the SMOM sidebar and stick it in your sidebar or blog post. 
  2. Have a tanty blog about what made you lose your shit today/this week. Feel free to let it all out. Swearing, using CAPS and bold help you feel better when you're using them. 
  3. At the end of your tanty post, find 5 things that were A.W.E.S.O.M.E about your day/week. With crappy days, there is good. Trust me. 
  4. Link up your "Lose Your Shit Friday" post url via the linky at the end of this post.
  5. Visit the other blogs who've linked up and share the love.

    Saturday, April 7, 2012

    Passing thoughts

    Had the strangest moment today. Was sweeping the floors, like I do every day (usually more than once) and I suddenly thought that I'm so sick of it. Life in general. And that I can't wait to die.

    It was totally a passing thought, literally 2 seconds and then I was a little shocked that I even thought that.

    Any one else have those moments? Or am I totally mental.

    I had a good day today, took the boys to town, got some nice photos, spent a couple of hours playing at the park which was nice. Cooked with them, did craft with them, ate a yummy dinner and got everything ready for Easter tomorrow. They were so good today too, I don't think I had to raise my voice even once. So I don't know why it even crossed my mind. It's really shaken me though. Made me think. I really AM sick of it. Getting up the same time every day, doing the same stuff from morning till bed time, sick of the same walls, the same trees, the same mess and the same clutter. Every. Damn. Day.

    I know, I should make the change. Blah. Blah. Blah. There is only so much you can do when money is tight and schedules are full. Oh well. Life goes on.