Sunday, July 28, 2013

It is nearly AUGUST!

Can you believe I haven't posted for that long?
Can you believe the year is nearly over?

Can you believe that I am going to leave you with those thoughts while I cook dinner and stoke up the fire?


Friday, June 7, 2013

If it's not one thing, it is another

I don't usually do a FFS Friday like Baby G does, but today calls for the release of frustration.

I rang up my cellphone provider last September to talk to them about my cell plan.

They were getting rid of my plan and wanted me to change to a data plan.

I have a simple Nokia phone that texts and calls so don't need the data plan on it.

They gave me a free smartphone on a contract. I was ok with that.

I rang them up 3 days later to return the phone and get released from the contract.

THEY DIDN"T CANCEL THE CONTRACT

I talked to someone yesterday who then investigated and released me from the contract NINE MONTHS LATER.

They then emailed me to say Looking at your usage I think the Open Smartphone $29 plan would be a good choice for you to change to. This would also save you $20.00 each month just for your mobile rentals!

I emailed them back to say "great, but what about the past nine months of a contract for a phone I didn't have?" to be told,  Secondly, there are no monthly charges incurred for a mobile contract as such. Even if you are not on a contract, you still pay a monthly mobile rental for using the phone- so we aren't able to provide any credits that you've asked for.

So really WTF is a monthly contract paying for?

I am not a happy camper...I have no refund, no phone and am getting charged for something I don't have or am using.

GAH!

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Wet Wednesday

Today I am.....

  • Playing on the laptop
  • Watching re runs of old Shortland Street I recorded on the My Sky
  • Lighting the fire
  • Washing the dishes
  • Stripping and making the beds
  • Waiting for mum to bring her vacuum up
  • Picking the kids up from school

What about you?

Friday, May 24, 2013

2 birthdays in 10 days

John and I had awesome timing with our boys.
They are 3 years 10 days apart!

In our house for the past 5 (almost 6) years, Andrew has had the cake, party (joint mind you) and present.

This year, Andrew got his OWN party and now Declans birthday has snuck up on me once again.

I have realised that next Monday is in 3 sleeps and I have NOTHING planned for Declan again.
I have a family dinner for 1 June where my brother and his family will be here to do the present thing for the boys and that is it.

Poor Declan

On top of all that, we have just gotten a diagnosis for Mr Dec of ADHD and we are day 3 into medication for him and he is not taking that very well.

The first day he took his top up pill, he thunder chucked outside his classroom.
The second day, he was too scared to take his morning pill in the fear that he would be sick again.
This is the third day and so far, he seems ok.

I hate that I have to medicate him and hate how he is feeling in that little body of his.
Not only does he feel sick and is scared of taking his pill in the fear of hurling it back up, his brain is still going 100km and his body wont let him do what his brain says to.

So on top of the birthday guilts, I feel awful for doing this to him.
I know that with his diagnosis he NEEDS the medication, but as a parent I don't want to do it.

I better go before I start babbling and then I will probably cry all over the lap top.

I hope you all had a fab week and have a great weekend.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Round Two! 12wbt

Today marks the first day of the first week of ROUND TWO!

I started today with 84.9kg on the scales, 3cm off my waist and in a size 16 pair of skinny jeans (that may be a size too big!)
I did my C25K program and got my DVD in the post from my friend in Australia!

I am all set (apart from my Polar) and ready to go this round. I know what to expect, what to eat and what to do. I know how I will feel, what to do if I don't feel too great and not too push myself to hard.

I am tired and need a shower and want John to come home from work...so I might just pop in the shower and read my book and pray that John is home before 2am lol

NIGHT!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

#blogeverydayinmay and #FMSphotoaday

Day 2, Thursday: Educate us on something you know alot about or are good at. Take any approach you'd like (serious and educational or funny and sarcastic)

I am really good at 

PROCRASTINATING!

Not just "sit on the couch and waste the day away", but actual "leave it to the last possible minute and then do it"

I am not a morning person by any means...so when my alarm goes off at 7am (which is PLENTY of time for anything), I hit the snooze button until roughly 7.45am and then rush rush rush. I don't have to rush myself though as I have enough time to do what I need to do without any extras thrown in or a temper tantrum from one of the kids.
So while the kids are dressed and eating breakfast....I am making their lunch, my coffee, prompting them to pack their bags etc and getting myself dressed ready to get out the door by 8.25 to get them to school by 8.30am.

Never (and I mean NEVER) have I actually managed to get them school any earlier as Declan is just a royal PITA to get out the door and always has been.

Poor Andrew!

That doesn't sound too much of procrastinating, but really that is how my day starts and usually ends in me doing the dishes while cooking dinner and setting the table for dinner.

I think I am the type of person who loves the rush rush rush of getting something done.

Never a dull day here in the land of me....

Do not ever drop in for a cuppa, give me a 5min pre text and the house will shine before you get here.


I am also doing Photo A Day May through Fat Mum Slim
Today is Day 2!


Wednesday, May 1, 2013

BLOG EVERYDAY IN MAY : A CHALLENGE

Look what I found in my travels over at Life As We Know It

Here are the rules:

1. There really aren't any rules. If you miss a day, you can make it up or skip it. The blog police will not come knocking.

2. There will be a link up over at Story of My Life

3. You can still post other things every day, too. 

4. I'd seriously love you if you also include the "blog every day in May" button (from Story of My Life link above or clicky on the button) either on your sidebar or at the end of your posts, but again, the blog police will not come knocking. My main goal here is to get us all back to the basics of blogging, not to gain a million new readers (though I wouldn't mind that).  There is a hashtag to add at the end of your posts #BlogEveryDayInMay

5. Here are the topics. You can be as creative and awesome or as boring and bland as you like with these. Take 'em and run with it. Use creative post titles. Interpret each "prompt" however you like. There's no wrong way to do it. Have fun.


Day 1, Wednesday: The story of your life in 250 words or less (or one paragraph... no one will be counting your words... probably)
Day 2, Thursday: Educate us on something you know alot about or are good at. Take any approach you'd like (serious and educational or funny and sarcastic)
Day 3, Friday: Things that make you uncomfortable
Day 4, Saturday: Favorite quote (from a person, from a book, etc) and why you love it
Day 5, Sunday: Publicly profess your love and devotion for one of your blogger friends. What makes them great? Why do you love them? If you don't have blogger friends, talk about a real-life friend or even a family member
Day 6, Monday: If you couldn't answer with your job, how would you answer the question, 'what do you do'?
Day 7, Tuesday: The thing(s) you're most afraid of
Day 8, Wednesday: A piece of advice you have for others. Anything at all.
Day 9, Thursday: A moment in your day (this can be just a photo or both a photo and words)
Day 10, Friday: Most embarrassing moment (s). Spill. 
Day 11, Saturday: Sell yourself in 10 words or less
Day 12, Sunday: What do you miss? (a person, a thing, a place, a time of your life...)
Day 13, Monday: Issue a public apology. This can be as funny or as serious or as creative as you want it to be.
Day 14, Tuesday: Ten things that make you really happy
Day 15, Wednesday: A Day in the life (include photos from throughout your typical day - this could be "a photo an hour" if you'd like)
Day 16, Thursday: Something difficult about your "lot in life" and how you're working to overcome it
Day 17, Friday: A favorite photo of yourself and why
Day 18, Saturday: Tell a story from your childhood. Dig deep and try to be descriptive about what you remember and how you felt.
Day 19, Sunday: Five of your favorite blogs and what you love about them
Day 20, Monday: Get real. Share something you're struggling with right now.
Day 21, Tuesday: A list of links to your favorite posts in your archives
Day 22, Wednesday: Rant about something. Get up on your soapbox and tell us how you really feel. (a pet peeve, a current event, a controversial topic, something your husband or roommate or neighbor or boss does that really ticks you off)
Day 23, Thursday: Things you've learned that school won't teach you
Day 24, Friday: Your top 3 worst traits
Day 25, Saturday: Something someone told you about yourself that you'll never forget (good or bad)
Day 26, Sunday: Something you read online. Leave a link and discuss, if you'd like.
Day 27, Monday: A letter to your readers
Day 28, Tuesday: Only pictures
Day 29, Wednesday: Five songs or pieces of music that speak to you or bring back memories. Use Grooveshark or YouTube to include them in the post
Day 30, Thursday: React to this term: Letting Go
Day 31, Friday: A vivid memory

So, I guess I will be trying my best to blog every day in May! Starting tomorrow :-)