Sunday, May 01, 2011

Throw out time!

Well its raining and everywhere I look there is mess, mess and more mess!  So in an effort to get my house under control I have decided to spend my birthday month creating the environment I would love to come home to everyday.  Now, I'm not saying I will actually achieve it but it has to be better than living in a mess I despise and blaming everyone else but me for it lol.  I mean seriously I have 11 wine glasses.  The hilarious thing is that I hate the taste of wine, I just wanted nice glasses to drink my OJ out of at the christmas dinner, so Briscoes had a sale and I bought a set of 6.  Then i went to a friends house for dinner and she had a set of glasses that were just lovely to drink out of and I HAD to have some.  So off to Mitre 10 I went and bought a set of six.  How sad is that!  Add to that an uneven set of pasta plates (5) which don't match my white dinner set, throw in two brown cereal bowls because you know, the cereal doesn't taste as nice out of square ones *rolls eyes*.  Then add about 10 different plastic bowl thingees for the kidlets to take playlunch in, never mind the fact that they both have a sandwich keeper plus each and a sandwich holder and I guess you can understand my dilema.  A hoarder?????? Mmm one must consider the obvious, I obviously have too good a taste for my kitchen cuboards to handle LOL. 

And so I venture into my closet where my nice shoes are.  Yes my vice - shoes and handbags!  I can actually blame this obsession on my mother as she has the most fabulous collection of shoes EVER!  It is indeed in my genes - according to my father.  My dearest husband of course simply cannot understand a womans need for matching shoes and handbags.  One day my dear I shall have you graduating with a masters in the perfect pair of shoes to complete a look.  And so I have vowed to list at least 10 items for the month of May that I successfully get rid of.  Wish me luck!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Wowsers she's been muggy!

Well along with a new year has come the wonderful discovery of prepaid broadband and an ipad.  Living out in the whops does have its disadvantages with no broadband at all available apart from the good old t stick and telecom.  So I am back in the world of blogging until all my mbs are eaten up.  I have soldiered on with the deluttering and my promise to throw out for every item I bring in soooo

1 pair of op shop sandals $3 (I so love these!)
1 jacket from the op shop
1 ipad - courtesy of hubby claus :)

2 pairs of sandals
1 jacket
3 handbags
1 highchair thingee
1 pair of scissors (desperate I know)lol
1 old laptop
1 PC donated to my older brother whilst DS learns that Mama has the final say on when he can and can't use the computer.
2 pairs of the boys pants
2 boys jerseys
1 pair of hardly worn shoes
1 secondhand pushbike.

And although I was sorely tempted after the constant bickering this morning, these were not in the out pile....yet......

Friday, January 07, 2011

A wee reflection and a bright year ahead

Hey y'all!
Well yes I have been  rather slack on the blog at the moment.  I have been extremely busy of late and made a few life changing decisions for me and mine.  First up - I chose to resign from my position as Principal of a School.  Although a scary decision it was one made by choice.  No 2 I turned down the opportunity of another teaching position which would mean we would have to move.  No 3 - I decided along with my significant other that I did not want to leave grandma so we are staying put for another year.  We had planned to pick up and move to where Dh is from but after g'ma had a wee fall I decided to stay as she is getting on in her years and we are really close to her.  So I am at this point in time a  SAHM.  It is so interesting to see just how much the dynamics of our household have changed and how much happier we all are!

  A few reflective piccies for 2010

Will have to work on adding more photos as I haven't managed to sync the iPad yet lol

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

30 day challenge - better late than never!

A Piccy of me and my daughter - Very hard to find one of just me lol.
Righto 15 interesting facts about me:

1. I am a mama of 2 little dinkies.
2. I love to craft, knit, sew, spin, scrapbook - not good at anything but ya know jack of all trades, master of none.

3. My family and I live on a farm in Hawkes Bay.
4. I can't cook although I try really hard lol.
5. I love learning new things.
6. I am one of 4 children, I am the second eldest.
7. My husband and I are the exact opposite and get on so well its scary.
8. I don't know what I want to be when I grow up.
9. I have a great sense of humour.
10. I am grandmummy to 10 little piglets.  Nuggs and Pere had babies.
11. I am a bit of a craft supply hoarder, but I fully intend to change that.
12. I love shoes and handbags.
13. A great moccachino can fix anything.
14. Spring cleaning is something you do when you can no longer stand the mess.
15. For all I am, and all I receive, may I be truly thankful. :)

Challenge for the next 30 days

Well after browsing my friends blog  I came across this wee challenge over at Paws Purls.

Day 01- A recent picture of you and 15 interesting facts about yourself.
Day 02- The meaning behind your Blog name.
Day 03- A picture of you and your friends.
Day 04- A habit that you wish you didn’t have
Day 05- A picture of somewhere you’ve been to
Day 06- Favorite super hero and why
Day 07- A picture of someone/something that has the biggest impact on you
Day 08- Short term goals for this month and why.
Day 09- Something you’re proud of in the past few days
Day 10- Songs you listen to when you are Happy, Sad, Bored, Hyped, Mad
Day 11- Another picture of you and your friends
Day 12- How you found out about Blogger and why you made one
Day 13- A letter to someone who has hurt you recently
Day 14- A picture of you and your family
Day 15- Put your iPod on shuffle: First 10 songs that play
Day 16- Another picture of yourself
Day 17- Someone you would want to switch lives with for one day and why
Day 18- Plans/dreams/goals you have
Day 19- Nicknames you have; why do you have them
Day 20- Someone you see yourself marrying/being with in the future
Day 21- A picture of something that makes you happy
Day 22- What makes you different from everyone else
Day 23- Something you crave for a lot
Day 24- A letter to your parents
Day 25- What I would find in your bag
Day 26- What you think about your friends
Day 27- Why are you doing this 30 day challenge
Day 28- A picture of you last year and now, how have you changed since then?
Day 29- In this past month, what have you learned
Day 30- Your favorite song.

Now will be back soon.  Have to go hang out washing and then time to play yippeeeee

Monday, October 18, 2010

Everything has gone south!

So here I sit in all my evening glory, jammies with thick woolen socks, pink dressing gown, hair looking like i got an electric shock, perched at the laptop with the fire roaring in the background.  Ah yes thats why hubby married me I'm sure!  To come inside after a hard days work and be greeted by this vision of beauty LOL.  I am a little down in the dumps this evening, mainly brought on by the fact that I have gone down a bra size.  Whilst I am ecstatic at losing weight, I seem to have lost it from the most important bits that fill majority of my tops.  THis was highlighted in a recent trip to town to purchase some new scaffholding required to 'lift' those that needed lifting.  The pure indecency of trying on bra after bra after bra was not for the faint hearted!  Determined as hell I pursued my quest to find that one item that would make me feel 'perky' once again.  I then had a brilliant idea that I should try a push up bra - the inventors of these are such LIARS! Yes they pushed up but then they looked all saggy and old womanly - not the look I was going for to wow the hubby.  So one foot in front of the other I slowly trudged out the door and along with my 'goods' dragging on the floor sweeping the path before them was my lips.