Sunday, September 30, 2007

I can't believe it

I can't believe that in just one short week's time this beautiful baby boy:

- my beautiful baby boy - who now looks like this:

will be 3 years old. Baby days are gone. Just big kids 'round here now. *sob*

Other news:
  • I'm feeling as free as a bird this week - I've packed in my study. The guilt is gone. I don't have the time, the money or the motivation to keep studying. The reality is I will never be a teacher - so I was relieved to give it away. I started doing Education because I felt like I had no options. Those days are gone. I'm feeling fabulous with the decision.
  • We've decided to spend Christmas at Noosa. We've booked a week at a 'family friendly resort'. God help us.
  • Max has decided on a Wiggles' party for next weekend. He's also announced that daddy will be making the birthday cake - which must be blue and must feature all of the main Wiggles characters. The cake making will be fun to watch. ;) Mark's never made a cake.
  • I'm heading to Wollongong and Canberra for work this week. Amazingly, I haven't travelled for nearly 7 or 8 weeks.
  • It's Mark's birthday this week too. We're planning something special because for the last few years his birthday has been overshadowed by Max's - which is just 2 days later.
  • Ruby has become *very* observant of body flaws. Big bottoms, baldness, fatness, skinniness, double chins, moustaches on women.......nothing escapes her critical attention. Sadly. Mark and I haven't fared too well under the spotlight. :(
  • I've lost 3 kilos! Hooray for me. Only 7 to go and I might look a bit more like the person I was before I had babies.

Be happy and calm. peace and love to you. xxxx

Sunday, September 23, 2007

"I don't want you to choke and die.....

cause you're my best friend" said Ruby to Max today. Phew, good thing.

Hope you're enjoying the beautiful Spring weather as much as we are.
peace and love

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Today we....

went for an adventure to Daisy Hill Koala Centre.

We saw 3 koalas. 2 were sleeping and the other one was madly jumping from tree to tree. Ruby and Max were impressed.

There were some fun things to explore,

Lots of space for running and playing

And we made some new friends.

Max was convinced the baby wallaby wanted his dummy so he left it in my bag. Ruby wasn't convinced the baby animals might want to suck her thumb. ;)

We'll definitely go back - next time we'll take a picnic.

peace and love

Thursday, September 06, 2007


Anticipation is a crazy emotion. I usually feel sick to the stomach when I'm really working myself up for something - whether it be good or bad.

On a single day last week, there were 2 separate events I'd been anticipating:

1. reading Hemingway's "The Old Man and The Sea" and
2. going to the dentist for root canal therapy.

I had been meaning to read Hemingway for a very long time, so finally put it on hold at the library. When I got the notice it was at the library, it was 5 days before I could pick it up. I thought about it a lot - I love reading and "The Old Man and The Sea" is a classic, isn't it? Classic schmassic. I was bored witless reading it. All that anticipated pleasure quickly disappeared.

And the dentist. Well that was anticipated pain. Apparently the everyday dental anaesthesia isn't strong enough for me. Little wonder I've always found visits to the dentist excruciating. But it seemed doubly so when the dentist was working on the nerve in a tooth. Anyway, after 6 visits to the dentist in 8 days the team of dentists at the clinic finally figured it out and I was booked in for root canal. I was terrified. I anticipated unbearable pain. I expected to tough it out to just fix the bloody tooth. I anticipated fainting. I took Mark with me to share all this. But the dentist worked some magic (6 different lots of anaesthetic) and there was no pain. Unbelievable.

Apparently anticipation is a basic emotion in psycho evolutionary theory. I believe it. It's amazing how we (or is it just me?) can build things up in our mind to be far bigger and much greater than they are in real life.

peace and love

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

2 seconds after this

Max turned to me and said "I love her you know, she's a beautiful sister". Very sweet.

I'm on 2 weeks holiday. Lots to say. Will post more later.
peace and love yada yada