Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Sunday, June 28, 2009
*Got my delivery of Tuppaware goodies from my party (my mother in law bought me some biscuit containers as my birthday present which i was thrilled to receive) and started to notice i was getting a sore throat.
*Head to Bunnings to collect our chosen door paint. Change mind, I start looking at orange and red shades, husband gets annoyed with me and we agree upn a browny-purply colour called 'coffee house'. Get home, look at the colour again and decide to rename the colour 'choclate yogo'. IK! Apply first coat and hate it.
*Caught up with some friends over dinner at Little Italy at Blacktown. I had high expectations and was kind of let down. By the service mainly. And i thought it a little pricey for pasta at Blacktown. Wont return.
*Woke up to the worst cold in history. I think it may even be worse than man flu (NO! i hear you all say), aching back, temp of 38.1, stuffed head. Feel. Really. Awful.
*This has now ended any chance of any baking i had planned, retire to lounge and stay there while the husband collects dinner and makes a pretty good nurse.
*Husband continues to paint door. Still hate it.
*No work, couldnt possibly make the drive into Parramatta in one piece. Back to bed to watch infomercials on the "Sham-WOW" and consider ordering 1 (would have been 2, because i would have gotten 1 for free!) Did you know it holds 12 times it weight in water!
*Back to work because the thought of sitting in a medical centre's dirty waiting room to declare my symptoms to my GP so he could tell me to go home and rest and keep up my fluids for the sake of a medical certificate is too much to bear (this work place policy really grinds my gears, having 2 consecutive days off for having a common cold should be mandatory and shouldnt be accompanied by a medical certificate. Maybe if its an employee who constantly takes time off, but i have a mountain of sick leave i have accumulated over the 9 years, yes 9!, i have been with the company. Doesnt that count for anything? ok rant over)
*Witness the demise of the NSW origin team. Shame, shame, shame. In bed before full time.
*Do you know i couldnt even tell you what i did.... Can tell you i still hate my door.
*May have passed on my cold to the Husband, oops.
*Wake to the news that Farrah Fawcett has lost her battle with cancer.
*Reverse out of my driveway and slam the brakes when i am told Michael Jackson has passed away. What?
*TGIF! But for me and another lady i work with its a late finish (10pm) as we try to get our office in order for another financial year. This is re-occur for many Friday nights to come....
*Sleep in, oh lovelly sleep. Skip house work. Get stuck into baking! Karen Martinis salted peanuts and chocolate chip biscuits. (I now use the unsalted peanutes as husband couldnt warm to the salt and chocolate combo)
Monday, June 22, 2009
What do you have in your handbag right now?
Wallet, keys, phone, lip gloss, some pens, my last shopping list. The usual.
What was it about your husband that attracted you to him... and what keeps you with him?
He makes me laugh, we laugh often, which i love. I couldn't live without him so i keep him around.
Who was the last person you received a text from, and what did it say?
My friend L, after i told her i couldnt bring around her tupperware order.
When was the last time you travelled on public transport?
I caught the bus after doing some errands for work. There was a sign in the bus on "cough etiquette". Shudder.
What's the best party you've ever been to?
My 21st. It was a fancy dress and we were all so silly, it was a great night.
What makes you angry?
People throwing cigarette butts out the window or a car, on the street, in a garden bed. It makes my blood boil.
When were you happiest?
In the days after our wedding. We hadn't lived together before so it was all very exciting being all grown up and in charge. Also i was happy having my life back after 2 years of wedding planning!
Who was the last person to make you cry?
My husband on my birthday when he suprised my with my present.
What item would you never throw out?
My wedding dress.
What's your biggest indulgence?
What keeps you awake at night?
Car hoons that think the speed hump near our house doubles as the starting grid for their "lets see how fast we can go down a suburban street" drags.
Which famous person is your all-time greatest crush?
Probably Jon Bon Jovi.
Friday, June 19, 2009
And not to leave out the drive home, this is the usual view, lots of brake lights!
Today is Friday. To say this week has flown is an understatement. I will be back tomorrow with our meal plan, havn't had a chance to put one together yet. Tonight we are going to a Thai restaurant. I've not tried Thai before (gasp! i know!) I'm told its very good though.
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
The niece came over on saturday for our little slumber party (which i was hoping included a full night slumber from the wee one) aka operation "dont go home with too many bruises from hitting your head on the coffee table".
Im happy to report there were no bruises, plenty of giggles and i even managed to get a sleep in til 8am! (oh boy sister wasnt happy with that! cheeky lady usually rises at 6.30 for her! oops)
She is a pretty easy kid to look after. She was happy running laps around through the kitchen, down the hallway back through the lounge room and around again, all without hitting many obstacles in her way. Pretty clever actually. Here are some pics to show her off
Playing "round and round the garden" with her nan aka the reinforcement.
Then on Sunday her mum and dad, and my mum and dad came over for an early birthday celebration lunch. I made the lamb rack again and it was soooooo much better this time around. We had it with a really nice and easy potato bake and a warm mushroom salad. Oh and the sticky date pudding for desert/cake.
Yesterday was my birthday. I got a sleep in by husband not going to work early which was wonderful. I had been very firm in my request for no presents this year, i dont neet/want anything, and i wasnt doing the normal chick thing and then pout when no present was given. I really meant it.
But to my absolute delight, husband had gone above and beyond (by that i mean he drove all the way to Miranda! hey, its not close to us!) to buy me a beautiful pair of earings. They are lovely. Im glad he ignores me sometimes. hehehehe.
I also got the happy little bird Pandora charm from my sister and mum is taking us to see Chicago the musical (not Peter Cetera).
And last night we went out for dinner. Us "westies" are lacking in restaurant choices out here. Unless you like a yeehaa steak house, or KFC you're pretty much out of options. Sure there is Church St in Parramatta that has many restaurants to choose from, but they are all overpriced and last time i tried to enjoy a meal in Church St, someone decided it would be funny to scare the crap out of all the patrons by throwing a setting of fire crackers out their car window. OK, so after all that we decided to try good ol' Black Stump at Wentworthville.
The restuarant is pretty new (used to be Chillis) and is really nicely deocrated (no pics, left the camera in the car, too cold to go back and get it). We both ordered the rib eye on the bone and it was delicious. So tender and just perfect. But not more perfect that desert! Ah my favourite course. I had the waffles and husband had this icecream concoction thing. Both were really nice, but husbands was the best, because it had peanut butter through it. Ah my 2 favourite things; icecream and peanut butter, only better when combined.
Promise when we go back i will take pics
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Now i think about it, i was awake for 20 hours. Yikes, no wonder i was tired today.
Husband and I wake at 6am so it was an early start, then eventually, bed was 2am. I walked in the door at 1am, after a hot shower (OMG, do you know how cold it was early this morning!) my head hit the pillow at 1.30am, but i tossed and turned and replayed all my favourite concert bits in my head till about 2am. Yawn!
I spent the day with my sister and niece before we headed into the city to see p!nk.
I will be honest, i dont own a p!nk CD. Actually i havn't bought music in years. Not that i dont like music, i love music, but i tend to have my favourites already at home so it must be a great new release for me to want to buy it.
I think i might need to buy a p!nk CD now. Oh. My. God.
She is an amazing performer, if you have the chance to go, go. Seriously, you wont regret it, its fabulous. Our seats werent too bad, considering we were lucky to even get seats at all.
2 new shows have been anounced for late August at Acer Arena (thank God, closer to home!) that my sister and i would love to take mum to. I think she'd love it.
Anyway here are some pics.
She sang 'Sober' whilst on a trapeze, whilst being flipped and dropped and caught by the male trapeze guy. I, on the other hand would just be screaming my head off.
So tomorrow, is another day of recycled office air, phones ringing and paper to be pushed. The end is in sight. And it looks good!
Enjoy your Friday!
Monday, June 8, 2009
Sunday, June 7, 2009
*Tomato and basil bruschetta - simple and yummy
*Corn fritters topped with avacado salsa - i LOVE corn fritters so this was an easy choice.
So that was my lose. Bloody cupcakes!
But, my win was my lovely mars bar slice, so easy, wanna see?
1. Melt these over low heat
3. Press into a slice tin
4. Cover with milk chocolate
Then cut them into squares or rectangle, what ever you want and try not to eat them all at once!
Oh, and if you are wondering why i am blogging at 4.30am, the husband has gone fishing with some of the other Tupaware husbands and i couldnt sleep with so many things to do today, so i'm up, blogging and about to do some ironing.
Have a lovely Sunday, oh and Monday, because its a long weekend! YAY!
Friday, June 5, 2009
So its Friday, YIPEE! I'm not celebrating early because i still need to get through today, which for us is a big deadline day at work. But i will get through today minus doughnuts, cant promise minus the coffee, sorry!
Wednesday, June 3, 2009