Sultanas up a nose and my obsession over Winter

So yesterday was eventful!   It began with me turning into a lingering coffee shop/ typing away on my laptop annoyance waiting for Big D to finish work when all I really wanted to do was flop into bed after an insane vinyassa yoga session at Power Living early that morning – oh my goodness talk about a work out and a half, but alas i couldn’t because I  locked myself out of the house. AGAIN. It’s times like these when I really miss not having close friends round the corner so I could  just rock up and flop into their beds!  And the day ended with a $90 trip to an out of hours doctor to remove a sultana that Ralph had managed to lodge so far up his nose we couldn’t even see it anymore…..ah the joys!! Continue reading

Hair raising Saturday!

The Saturday just past we eventually made it to Winterland which is currently taking place in Fremantle (I wanted to go the weekend before but the rain put a stop to that plan).  I personally never need an excuse to venture to good old Freo, quite simply I adore the place even on a busy sunny Saturday afternoon; The streets are bustling, the cafes are spilling out onto the pavement and  the market is jam packed with locals and tourists – Big D on the other hand, well this is his nightmare.  But still, off we went with the most prettiest take out coffee cups in our paws and on the very loose promise that i was sure that i had read somewhere there was going to be a snow machine….. Continue reading

Ralph’s most favourite toys (at two years old)

This week started with some super soggy stay indoors kind of weather which always makes me anxious. What are we going to do ALL day? Ralph and I are both the stay outdoors all day long kind of people and the rain really buggers that up- there is only so many wet puddles you can jump in before your socks get soggy and you want to go home (that’s usually me!)
Anyways i’m getting slightly off track….being nearly 2 and a half its fair to say Ralph definatly knows what he likes when it comes to toys and it turns out that some of his favourites are some of the toys he’s had for ages!!

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happy birthday Big D!

We love you so much! Yesterday, we celebrated your 39th birthday and it was the 7th one I got to share with you- wow all that time has flown by- it’s crazy! You are ace and the bestest friend a gal could wish for.

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I love you for being a super star daddy to Ralph – he thinks you are absolutely the most awesome footie player (you’ve got another year before he realises that your not, so enjoy the moment!)

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I love you because you support me and my ideas and my passions (and don’t complain too much if potential hobbies are still in the box unopened from Christmas).

I love you because you understand that if there is ANY chocolate in the house it is always rightfully mine, even if it was yours to begin with……

I love you because you are sensitive and caring and kind and thoughtful, when a lot of the time I can be the opposite of these.

I love you because you have awesome taste in tv shows- oh hello Mad Men marathons!!!

I love you because each and every day we laugh.

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Sorry i didn’t post this up yesterday i was too busy making what was supposed to be an awesome birthday cake….

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^^^the flat as a pancake birthday cake…..^^^

Happy Birthday to you xxxxx

what i missed the most

Uurrghh what a night. Ralph has been full of the flu which by automatic default gains him all night access to the big bed…..and no one got a decent sleep until this morning, after Big D left for work Ralph decided he was ready for sleep and as i’m typing to you now Ralph is snoring his little flu filled head off which he should have been doing during the night instead of asking for storybooks/ trains/ diggers every 30 minutes or so.

But here i am getting off track, i havent spoken to you in such a long time and the first thing i tell you is about our rotten night’s sleep! To be honest i’ve been spending the past few days recovering; I finished my first month long teaching prac on Friday- hurrah! Continue reading

Winter is here

 

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oh my! last time i wrote ramblings on my blog the sun was still hot, hot, hot, i was in my twenties, i was wearing my saltwater sandals to death, (if you don’t own a pair i seriously recommend you buy some-they are THE most comfy sandal in the world, but i do think it has cemented my transition to generic mama-form?!!) my coconut oil wasn’t a solidified rock in the pantry, we didn’t have the winter blankets on our beds and I’m pretty sure my brain had space somewhere amongst all the daily crap i think about to take on more than one thought at once.

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my mama mantra

its fair to say i have had zilch time for myself during March and i dread to think, but probably for the rest of April too. i struggle at the best of times to focus on me, but in-between Ralph, pre-service teacher assignments, lectures, school visits, readings (there is lots and lots and lots of readings to be done!) and hosting a bloody suspected parasite in my intestine I’ve really struggled to keep my equilibrium/sanity in check, thus Big D has officially renamed me ‘cranky pants.’

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^^^too cool for the Easter egg hunt^^^ Continue reading