Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Pregnancy update

Eldest had a biometric scan and baby is perfect. The cyst in her brain has gone and she's above the weight they thought. No sign of anything wrong. She's already engaged. She turned her back to them, so we didn't get a pic this time.

My Mum is coming down at the end of next month for a conference, then Dad is coming down in mid July because Mum is going to another one in Darwin then.


Hmmm, I guess for the money we pay, we didn't get monkeys working for peanuts, we got Great Apes instead.

Let's see, would I rather my tax dollars were spent on
a/ Politicians given a blanket $175 - $190 per night, no matter how much the actual cost to stay in Canberrra. Public Servants get $209 - $333 per night.


b/ Tell a family whose son is blind from cancer surgery she should only be paid $7 per day and she'll have to work at night then be up all day with her son while hubby works to support the family.

I'd say they were claiming from Centrelink already, so why the Government car pickup to take them to the Dr's appt? Can we say media hype from Centrelink? Look!!! They are really good, they Care! They should have donated the money it cost for the show pony car to the family.

Politicians seem to have lost sight of the fact that they work for us, the great unwashed masses. We don't work for them.

Billy Thorpe - Most People I Know

Vale another Legend

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Ok then.

So, who tilted the earth? Put it back. I can only remain optimistic for a certain period of time before I lose it and I am this >< close to going off my brain.

Hearin' - Phantom of the Opera - Nightwish
Feelin' - PO'd

Crazy Cow - I Like To Muh

I know exactly how the cow feels.

Monday, February 26, 2007


I think I just imploded.

Not happy.

Saturday, February 24, 2007

The Universe is laughing at me

Where on your body do you have a scar, and what caused it?

Top of my left foot. When I was 10 I was making a costume for a fancy dress party and couldn't find scissors, so I used a razorblade.
I missed the string but got my foot. Got 5 stitches but didn't get to show off my fantabulous costume.

What is something that has happened to you that you would consider a miracle?

I went into labour at 20 weeks with the youngest, waters broke at 22 weeks and managed to stay pregnant till 27 weeks. He turned 12 on Wednesday :-)

Name a television personality who really gets on your nerves.

The woman in the APIA ads. Who the hell is she anyway?

Main Course
What was a funny word you said as a child (such as "pasketti" for "spaghetti")?

Ermmm, nope. never mispronounced words even as a child.

Fill in the blank: I have always thought ______ was ______.

I have always thought I was adopted.

Fridays Feast 132

Hearin' - A hard rains a'gonna fall - Bryan Ferry
Feelin' - like the crankiest bitch in the universe

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Emjoi your day

Does anyone else remember Emjoi coming out sometime in the 80's? The ads promised so much, painfree chemical free hair removal? Well, I guess it was pain free if you'd already removed the hair beforehand cos if you didn't it was excruciating. I mean eyewatering, sailor swearing, hunt down the designer and thump them pain. Anyway, it's back and being sold as a NEW pain free hair removal system.

Really? Do they think the Emjoi is like childbirth, you forget? Do they really think we won't tell our daughters? Plus it's more expensive than the first go round.

I have the whole family hooked on playing Bubble Shooter. First off hubby beat my score but now I am the Queen! I have beaten my first high score. Let's see how long it takes for them to knock me off my throne *G*

Feelin' - still cranky
Listenin' - Puff the Magic Dragon : Peter, Paul & Mary

Not a happy little vegemite!

Well, we unexpectedly have nowhere to stay at Phillip Island next weekend for Superbikes. I am so pissed off.

Only options are
a/ Don't go
b/ Drive down and back each day

Everywhere is pretty much booked out at this late stage unless we pay megabucks. I would normally just camp at the campgrounds but I've had a really bad year so far PA wise and there's no way I could cope sleeping in a bag for 4 days on the ground.

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Pa, get off the dang roof!

I just had the weirdest dream, so much for Nanny naps LOL

Hubby climbed up on the roof to try and fix the loose tile [heat/drought/winds/whatever] that caused the rain last month to come streaming in through the chandelier and also sheeting down the window like we'd installed water features. LOL, then I had to slash the smaller screen in our bedroom so he coud slither back through head first when he realisd he couldn't get to it from where he'd climbed up. I resisted the temptation to remove the soft chair *g* Anyway, that didn't work.

So yesterday, I heeded the dire warnings of BOM tellimg me we were about to be flash flooded, hailstoned and drenched so I enlisted 4/6's BF and success! the offending tile was put back in it's place. We got 2 raindrops.

It's so hot today the AC is just an expensive fan. I'm off to join the cats on the dining room tiles. Much cooler.

Feelin' - hot and tired
Listenin' - The Black Parade : My Chemical Romance

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Bad hair day

Ok,well,you know how you roll your eyes when someone says you shouldn't have liquid near a computer? [ I'm an adult, I won't spill anything LOL] There's a damn good reason for it, especially when you also have a cold as I found out. I inhaled coffee while writing an email and coughed it back out all over my laptop keyboard. Which is why it's taking so bloody long to type this out as I have to keep backing up to separate the words. My space bar is sticking at one end. Strangely the end I obviously hit a lot. sigh.

Luckily the keyboard is pretty much a sealed unit, so only a tiny droplet got underneath it and no damage except for the space bar. Phew.

Better get back to painting!

Feelin' - Relieved
Listenin' - Nemo : Nightwish

Monday, February 12, 2007


This one is platinum [the silvery disc,stars and rays] and gold [horse bridles etc] gilding with gouache on Arches Smooth cotton watercolour paper. No, none of it is finished yet :-) Pebbles keeps trying to help out.

Feelin' - busy
Hearin' - Phantom of the Opera : Nightwish

Simba guard cat

Simba otoh guards what he and the other males in the house consider the most important equipment in the house. You should try getting it back off him!

On Guard Duty!

Pebbles lets noone but me touch my brushes and paints. LOL

Monday, February 05, 2007

Help an Aussie farmer fight the drought

I thought I'd repost this as Alice now has a blog as well where you can keep up with what's happening at the farm. She's also appeared in the media now and you can read her story here

Please buy a photo if you can, everything helps. As I said, I don't know her personally but you have to give her credit for not sitting around waiting.

Saturday, February 03, 2007

Friday's Feast

What was one of the fashion fads when you were a teenager?

boots - knee high with stiletto heels. I think my feet still hurt.

Name one thing you think people assume about you when they first meet you.

Shit. She doesn't look like she sounds on the phone [apparently I sound like a 20 yr old bimbo! How ruuuuude]

On a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being highest, how hard do you work?

15. heh

Main Course
If you were given a free 30-second commercial during the Super Bowl to sell anything you currently own, what would you advertise?

Television Remote, so the resident caveman can't surf channels. I don't care if it does resemble flickering fire. Bet the Scientist that decided that theory was a male too.

Fill in the blank: I love to *read* when it is *raining*

Thursday, February 01, 2007


I am torn between ripping someone's head off or making them invisible to me.

Hmmmm. decisions,decisions.