Wednesday, 27 June 2007

Tuesday, 26 June 2007

I haven't forgotten you!

I have lots of pretty pictures and interesting stories to tell, but photobucket hates me today. :(

Instead, I will regale you with humorous quotes:

ATTORNEY: Doctor, before you performed the autopsy, did you check for a pulse?
ATTORNEY: Did you check for blood pressure?
ATTORNEY: Did you check for breathing?
ATTORNEY: So, then it is possible that the patient was alive when you began the autopsy?
ATTORNEY: How can you be so sure, Doctor?
WITNESS: Because his brain was sitting on my desk in a jar.
ATTORNEY: But could the patient have still been alive, nevertheless?
WITNESS: Yes, it is possible that he could have been alive and
practicing law.

These quotes are all over the net, but I found this one here.

Have fun, I'll see you soon! *mwah*

Tuesday, 19 June 2007

Good luck, sucka!

I got a call yesterday from a competition company, to "Wish me luck!!!11!".

I don't want your wishes of luck, dude, I want to WIN! I got all excited when he called, thinking I had actually won two grand, but no. Total disappointment.

I think that maybe he was calling on his lunch break, and laughing at my dejected tone of voice after I hung up. The jerk.

Tuesday, 12 June 2007

Baby Child and Sleep

The baby is five months old, and I've finally started a routine with her. Before, she would just fall asleep while I watched TV at night, and one of us would put her up to bed eventually. It was nice to cuddle with her and everything, but she needs a better routine now.

So we've started to do a bath, massage, feed, and into bed while still awake routine. She wasn't too happy about it the first few nights, I have to say. I let her cry for a while, hoping she would soothe herself, but I ended up going in there and holding her until she dropped off. Last night, she moaned for about a minute. Tonight, nothing.

Bliss! It looks like my evenings will be free sooner than I expected. The poor dear gets shuttled around all day and never gets a proper daytime nap routine, so at least I can get her to bed at a decent hour and she can sleep for long stretches of time.

Happiness is a house full of sleeping kids. Time to party!

Wednesday, 6 June 2007

freecycle knocks my socks off!

Seriously, freecycle freaking RULES! I've only been a member for a week or so, and have managed to procure a couple of book shelves (to spread the junk thinly), a baby bath seat so Baby Child can sit up and splash, a rabbit hutch (more on that another day) and a froggy sandpit with a lid to keep cats away. These generous people have saved me shedloads of money, and I am very grateful.

Plus, I now have a way to offload a bunch of my unwanted stuff, without dumping it and wasting perfectly good items that I just don't need anymore. I'm in love with this system, I really am.

I'm a big believer in the saying, "What goes around, comes around," so the idea of giving stuff away to help someone else out really appeals to me. For example, I've been given so many baby clothes and assorted paraphernalia that one needs to care for a baby, that it's my policy to give away as much of my unneeded baby stuff as possible. Anything that has sentimental value stays, but everything else is leaving my house!

Don't get me wrong, it's still a cluttered mess in here, but I'm starting to resign myself to the fact that it always will be a cluttered mess in my home. Embrace the clutter, release some stress....? We'll see. I may just be freecycling my entire home contents instead. Watch this space!

Sunday, 3 June 2007

Beach Girls and Boy

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We went to the seaside the other day, and had a blast. It was a perfect day, not too hot and sunny, but warm enough for the older ones to splash around in the water. They ate the sand, dug in the sand, and sat in the sand. We are still finding sand in surprising places!

It was a good experience, and I definitely plan on making more trips to the seaside with the kids.