Day one of this blog......

Why am I doing this?????Well I'm finding that I'm fairly lonely, occassionally bored and very over facebook so here we go. What will I blog about, who knows probably random stuff. You will have to excuse my poor blogging skills, hopefully this will improve.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

No internet credit makes blogging difficult

Due to my current broke arse situation there is no credit at home so therefore the absence of blogging. My broke arse situation also led to a melt down on Sunday about the lack of clothing that is decent and/or fits correctly in my wardrobe. Beau just looked slightly puzzled when I said I had nothing to wear. On the plus side though for once the tax man is my friend and I'm getting some money back which means I'm definitely going to Bali. YEEEEEEEEEEHAAAAAAAAAAAA.
Dios for some reason has decided that his cot is not a good place to sleep during the day. Today for example he has slept in the car, on me after feeding and in the pram. The one time I did try to put him down in the cot all was silent and then after I finished then washing up I heard a cry and went in there to find him rolled over and with his legs stuck in the bars. Does anyone have any suggestion for encouraging sleep in the cot and preventing legs going through the bars. I need a solution as my legs are getting worn out and I'm worried his legs will get hurt.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Thank god its not raining anymore and the coolest grave stone ever

Finally its stopped raining, I was starting to get serious cabin fever and had only managed to leave the house three times in three days. And this was to take the dogs walking in the rain, they weren't too impressed. So as the sun was finally shining we headed out to Catherine Hill Bay to stare at waves, drink Moet (thanks Will and Em) and for me to explore the cemetary.

Moet at Catherine Hill Bay, its Sunday and not raining why not.

 I'm not sure  if its a bit weird to wander around cemetaries or not especially if taken photos of people's graves. Catherine Hill Bay cemetary has some interesting grave stones. The photo below is my favourite but there are other interesting ones. I found a grave with a picture of a dog but a persons name, so I'm still pondering whether it was a dog or the dog was the persons' most treasured item. Sadly there were quiet a few graves of babies, both from early 20th century and current dates.
Coolest grave stone ever


Sunday, July 17, 2011

Discovering new unexpected places

Today I went for a walk along the Glenworth track ( I think that's what its called) near Charlestown, it's part of the Fernleigh track . The walk takes you through ( I think) temperate rainforest down to the beach. I didn't even know there was anything like this in Newcastle, so I now have somewhere to take people if they don't mind a walk. I didn't take any photos but will go back and take some next time. The beach we got to also seems to be a favourite with surfers.

Being the thinker I am I have learnt that you cannot go out for wine or dessert when you are the only person at home with a sleeping baby. So the other night when I was craving something sweet I came up with this recipe made out of the rather stark contents of fridge and cupboard unfortunately I couldn't solve the lack of alcoholic beverage as easily.
Citrus self-saucing pudding
2 cups SR flour
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup marmalade
2 dessert spoons butter
1/2 cup sourcream
1/2 cup milk
Mix all of the above ingredients till the consistency of cake, add flour or liquid if too runny or liquidy. Place in cake tea. Juice any citrus ( I used ruby red grapefruit and mandarins) about 2 cups worth. I failed to add sugar to the juice and it was a bit tart so if you like your pudding sweet add sugar. Cook in 200 C overn for 30 mins add cream or icecream if you have any (I didn't).

I've decided that I would like to get a beach cruiser bike and a baby seat or trailer.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Wednesday- I love my friends

I am fortunate to have managed to catch up with most of my closest friends recently and it juat reminds me how much I love them (you) all. I hate the fact that we don't all live close to each other though.
As discussed when Bella, Em, Jem and I got together the other day perhaps we should all just relocate to Canada to live close to each and Em also wants to become a moose catcher. I reckon its a goer.

Tonight I am going to watch 'Hall Pass' and 'Black Swan'. Bit of an unusual mix but I also figure watching both those movies together will keep me up past 9pm and force me to get to sleep quicker, here's hoping anyway. Although at the moment its the cold that makes it hard to sleep.

Ellie (for some reason I can't respond to posts) your house is lust worthy also. You have a foal and a very comfy house plus gorgeous girls.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Visiting Chase the space man and lusting after inanimate objects

Chase and Kao
On Thursday I went to visit Kao and Chase in Surry Hills, the journey down wasn't too bad with Dios sleeping most of the way. Chase very kindly shared toys with Dios and demonstrated his awesome raspberry harley davidson skills. Kao and I went for a nice stroll around Centennial Park which had the added bonus of sleep most of the way for Dios and sleep on the way back for Chase.

Sharing toys on the great play mat, note only real men don't wear pants

So after visiting my gorgeous friends Ellie and Kao I am now lusting after other people's houses and furniture. Returning to the ghetto is no help as it just reminds me how crap the house is. Also watching Nick Sculli ads also makes me really want a new leather lounge, stuff that I'd handle a second hand leather or at least matching cloth couch. I know its bad to want material things and I should be happy with my lot but spending so much time in the ghetto makes me like it even less.

On the food front for Dios today he tried kiwi fruit which was a bit of a fail. No dice even with massive aeroplane action.
Beau has left for NZ so I'm home alonish.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Wednesday- Jem and Joel's birthday

Well today is Jem and Joel's birthday so happy birthday guys.
Em and Bella are coming to stay when Beau is away in NZ so that's a massive yay otherwise it was going to be an extremely lonely week. On that note Beau has gone out to Jem and Joel's and I'm staying at home with the baby. My life has become such a cliche. I just keep thinking just wait till I go to Bali, this is quiet nasty but will get me through to December I think.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Monday, spotlight adventures

Today I ventured to Spotlight to buy items to decorate Dios's room. Being a bit of a virgin to spotlight it was a slightly overwhelming experince but I came away with a few bits and pieces to start decorating with. I will add photo's as I complete the pieces. On leaving spotlight I went for a walk along Hunter St in Newcastle and found heaps of cool art, unfortunately I was minus my camera but will take it into Newcastle again soon.
The mail man delivered room stickers for Dios so he now has two elephants in his room. I've decided that the colours I will use for his room are blues, greys, browns and maroons (see below).

My first patchwork quilt (Ellie this is for you)- the quilt pictured was given to my mum when I was a baby. The picture is of the winter side, on the other side is summer fabrics. The quilt fits a queen size bed.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Not sure what day in terms of numbers but it is Sunday

OK so I've been away for awhile and not really kept up with the day blogging thing but I do have a reason, Dios and I took a road trip to Armidale.
It didn't start out too well as I headed north along the usual route to find out that mothernature wanted to add extra km's to my journey. I headed to Gloucester to visit a friend and then found out that a landslip had blocked Thunderbolt's way so I had to back track to Dungog then to Singleton and down the New England Highway. All in all the journey was twice as long by the time I got to Armidale. I stayed with beautiful Ellie, Paul and their lovely girls who were great entertainment for Dios. Armidale surprisingly wasn't as cold as expected and it was nice to hang out at Ellie's house and meet the foal that is out there.
The journey back wasn't as bad and I surprised to find out Uralla has a subway.
Dios has started blowing raspberries and squeeling which is a rather amusing way to wake up.
I have also decided that perhaps I was a bit ambitious to believe I could blog everyday so it will probably change to a couple times a week.
I received the pantsuit and have tried it on due to an unfortunate side effect of pregnancy (disappear glutes) the pantsuit doesn't look quiet right. So I will be looking for a new home for it if anyone wants a size 8 Jacqui E green pantsuit let me know.