Wednesday, June 27, 2007

practising/practicing hehehe...

this is a test post using windows live writer. I may or may not keep using it.

S'ok so far, but it might help me be a bit more consistent at posting as I don't have to log in and be online.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Hubble,Bubble, Toil and Trouble!

Ya know the old saying "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" this is also true for baby formula.

Bubble's formula was replaced with a you beaut new version by the manufacturer. It's caused such a severe reaction in her tummy that she's now lactose intolerant and is on Soy formula. We're hoping it's a temporary thing though. Yes, she's genetically disposed towards it as all of my kids were dairy/lactose intolerant but she'd been tolerating the formula quite well until this new stuff was added. Fuckwits.

They should be made to look after a screaming projectile chucky farty baby with really BAD nappies and excema for 72 hours straight and see if they still think their improvements are improvements. Dickheads.

Anyhoo, Youngest daughters formal arrangements are working out. No 2 daughter has strted having tests to determine what caused her seizure and No 1 daughter got sent to bed to get some sleep and I had 8 hours all alone with Bubbles [ who loves her Nana and we spent most of that time poking tongues at each other] She's funny though as she hates the Nana with glasses but then gives me big smiles when I take them off and realises it's me LOL So cute!

I've been so busy that I haven't had time to paint :-( and yes, it causes me to go nuts. I can't even go to the bathroom by myself as even the cat won't leave me alone! I'm starting to feel like the little old lady who lived in a shoe!

I have to paint [as in a commission piece] this weekend and next week so I should be less in the mood of ripping people's heads off shoulders and inserting elsewhere then. I've been asked to teach gilding as well for a class,so better get my butt into gear.

Yes, I'm also going to be changing the site/blog design, so that won't be a shock to anyone now *g* I really, really like it too.

Did anyone see the crash between Haga and Max last weekend? Holy Shit! I think I actually stopped breathing. It's the worst off I've ever seen Max have. Stone chucking? hmmmmm, I thought that was a bit rude of Haga. From what I saw it looked like he turned in as Max was going through, sooo.....people in glass houses and all that.

Anyway. Neither were injured seriously and did the 2nd race and both got on the podium. I bet they're sore now though. Tumbling through gravel at 260 kmh is not gonna be pain free.

Ok, I'm done rambling. Nite!

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Handbaskets from Hades

I have had the day from hell. Everything I've touched has turned to shit GRRRRRRRR
I am so freaking frustrated. It is absolutely unbelievable that my love has turned on me with a vengeance today. I am talking about technology of course! I even resorted to threats of purchasing new stuff rather than deal with the crap anything digital was giving me today. Yes, including my beloved desktop.

So, I think before I start throwing things out the window [ Yes, Ipod, I am talking to you!] I will spend some time reading a book and watching State of Origin
[Go the Canetoads!] catch up on some sleep and burrp the grandaughter LOL

Bubbles is driving her Mum nuts. heh. She won't burp or sleep except if Nana does it.
So eldest is staying longer now. Hmmmm, I smell a conspiracy.

2nd eldest is okay, hasn't had another seizure, we saw her boss today and let him know. She's still a bit sore muscle wise though.

Youngest daughter is on track with arrangements for her formal, hair and nails are organised, we got her jewellery today and her dress is nearly finished. Phew! and to think I did all of this in a week. Her formal is the 22nd June, who has a formal in the middle of the school year? I ask you! especially during VCE.

Son is fine, he's playing Sofcrosse [ kids version of La Crosse ] but I don't even want to think about it LOL It's one of those Look the other way Mum type of things.
I've always tried really hard not to be over protective of him and let him do stuff, but sometimes I wish he'd give me a small break. He's pretty good though about what he can do and knows he can't play any full contact sports. So, I shouldn't whinge.

Part of my angsty bitchiness lately though is I've been let down repeatedly by a friend. I don't know whether it's because I'm too easygoing or what. It's the 2nd time this year it's happened [ someone else this time ] and I am really, really po'd. I've given way more leeway this time especially, hoping they would get their shit together but it has gotten worse. It's gotten to the point where I can't ignore it though. I have given them several *outs* but then they've told me it's ok. And then done it again. I'm tired of making excuses so I might have to just cut the strings.

Arrgh. Enough of the whiny baby stuff! I'm off to cuddle a baby*! Nite.

* Yes, it is really cool being the Nana instead. I only get the good bits!

Sunday, June 10, 2007

high apple pie in the sky hopes

I had high hopes for this year. Then little things started to go downhill, stuff you get pissed off about but move along. Sometimes though, I get awfully tired of dealing and being the strong calm one during this sort of thing...

Today though our 2nd eldest daughter was out and about with her BF. They went to St Kilda for the day by train, leaving his car at the station. At 3.50 pm we got a phone call from him, she'd fainted and could we drive in and pick them up. Ok. So off we go, finally find them and no, she hadn't fainted at all. She looked horrible and I said to husband, this is not good. She tried to walk towards us and nearly fell over, then threw up. [ Good girl, she threw up all over her Dad. heh. see, I have trained them well! ]

Luckily for her, an off duty neuro nurse had been there and stayed with them until we got there as it turns out she had a tonic-clonic seizure [ Grand Mal seizure ] and she told me what had actually happened, which was a bit scary. D2 was freezing literally, so we tossed them in the car with the heater and jackets on. We spent 8 hours at Emergency as they kept her there to observe her and make sure she was ok. When she'd started to seize, she fell and hit the shelves in the shop so has some cuts and bruises on her face & neck. She's ok now but still a bit off with a headache and feeling slightly sick still.

I told her shelf surfing is not an olympic sport but could become an official extreme sport if she kept it up, just think of the numerous endorsements she could get deals for! Yes, I know, I react calmly and efficiently to drama while it's occuring but once I know everything is under control I revert to my natural smartass tendency, so that I don't become a hysterical quivering mess. Which you know, child in pain/hurt/sick tends to set off rage and all sorts of reactions in Mothers. As you will note below with the followig extra added info I found out once we got there..

I won't even mention the fact that someone wouldn't let anyone there call an ambulance as neither of the 2 totally fully grown adults don't freaking have ambo cover, and ya know, it would cost too much money to call one. They'll have it on Tuesday or they won't ever need any kind of coverage again, because I will kill them! So, in the interim we've told both of them that if it happens again in the meantime, just call it and we'll pay. I couldn't believe it. In Qld ambulance cover is paid by everyone via compulsory subscriptions in Electricity bills. I'm not quite sure WHY they don't have cover but Mummy nagging will fix that pdq.

She's got to have some more tests and an MRI which they'll probably have to knock her out for. I have no doubt that she can also stop an MRI machine dead in it's tracks. Then they can organise a treatment plan, I'm hoping they are wrong and this is a one off, but if it's not, we'll deal.

On a brighter note, I had a pretty good birthday on Friday but wasn't one of the lucky 10 finalists to try to win a plasma tv in a competition I got down to 50 people only. Bummer. We didn't go out for dinner though as we were supposed to do that tonight. I still had dinner out tonight though. Maccas that hubby went and got for me and I ate in the Emergency Dept.That counts, right? LOL I did get an Ipod, a watch and 2 books and 2 bunches of flowers and lots of hugs and kisses from grandkidlets.

Anyway, I am done for now. I'm sure I'll be able to get to sleep now. As the Aussie govt graciously gives me a long weekend holiday for my birthday I am off to enjoy it! Avagoodweekend mateys!

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Cyclones 'n' Bubbles

Sorry! Been busy with the new grandaughter [ who shall be known as Bubbles from now on] and working. Haven't had time to scratch myself. Bubbles is a very placid baby and everyone here is completely smitten. I also just finished this site for Lesley
Vintage Pretty and Pink

I helped Yoda with his science project, a model of a cyclone, 2 bottles with hole drilled in each cap, stuck together with silicone, when you turn it upside down the vortex forms as it goes into the empty bottle. Luckily for me,it didn't explode and cover everyone in red food dyed water. I jumped every time the phone rang thinking it was the school LOL

Hubby left on Thursday on a Drivers Course, just in case they break down, he follows them around to do repairs. It's a family joke, every time there's something on or a kid is sick, he's away. This is the reason he's retiring in Nov after 21.5 years, we've both had enough of it. I have to say though, that this lot is the worst I've ever had to deal with in terms of planning to have any kind of family life. Couldn't plan their way out of a paper bag with a knife and map.

I have had some fun with it though, telling everyone he's going to be a pensioner. heh

Anyway, here's a pic of Bubbles and I... She has my smartass personality already. Fake burps too ROFL