Whirlwind weeks

The weeks just keep passing me by. Is it just me or does the second half of the year seem to enter super speed mode, spiraling out of control into Christmas and beyond?

We’re down at my parents at the moment about to fly to Sydney for a 30th birthday party, just the two of us for 24 hours only, while J stays here with his grandparents. A super speed visit but it should be fun. A dinner cruise on the harbour tonight – ooh la la!

And then we return to Bris for the working week and preparations for the boy’s 2nd birthday on Friday.

No big party this year, but I will make some form of cake and perhaps cupcakes for daycare the next Monday.

I wrote a post over at Life & Other Plans about the wild and wonderful world of children’s cake decorating. So in lieu of a real post here, head over and let me know about your cake triumphs and disasters. Check it out here.

Hoping for sanity amongst a speedy week – and wishing you the same!

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Vlog numero uno: a public announcement

So, this is my first ever vlog. Decided that this news was worthy of getting on the vlogging bandwagon and revealing my speaking self to the Internets.

Will it happen again? Possibly not … especially if I can’t rectify whatever webcam issue makes it seem like I’m sitting among a bad 80s disco strobe. Apologies for that annoying ‘special effect’ but god dammit I couldn’t attempt to record this again!

Enjoy!

Lazy parenting part two – the physio breakup

It’s been almost a month now. Almost a month since I broke up with Jarvis’s physiotherapist.

I rang a few days before our scheduled appointment and said we had been sick and wouldn’t be able to make it. That I’d ring later in the week to make a new appointment. I gave all this information to the answering machine. The answering machine I knew would be manning the phones before they opened at 8.30am. Yes, as far as breakups go, it was right up there with the most cowardly.

I hung up on the machine and I felt my shoulders relax. I wasn’t going to be making that next appointment. Continue reading