Sunday, November 29, 2009


Too cute for this planet.....

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Party Animals

Sebi and his best buds doing what they do best....having a blast at the bowling alley. Although Second Son doesn't officially hit double digits till January, we always celebrate before the school year ends and everyone goes on holidays. All the kids had a ball and wore themselves out eating junk food and bowling a-la Mad Max at Thunderdome. Not for the faint hearted.....

I'm still trying to come to terms with the fact that my baby is now in double digit territory.....Just when I learned the names of Thomas the Tank Engine and all his mates, we've switched to W.W.E, where grown men wear masks and throw furniture at each other in the name of entertainment. Must be a guy thing.....

Friday, November 27, 2009

Leave a message.

I knew I shouldn't have answered the phone this morning. Just ONCE I'd like some good news.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Cranky Pants

I am not pleasant company. I'm tired, (really really tired). I'm sick of being asked "where's my (insert appropriate item here)". I'm OVER the school run. I need a break before I snap and find myself standing in the dock...."Your honour, I didn't mean to post my children C.O.D to Outer Mongolia, everything went fuzzy after " mum where's my...." I throw myself on the mercy of the court. Take me away....three squares a day and all the solitary confinement you can handle. Works for me.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

New Toys.....

Having a little play with my lights and backdrop before this afternoon's shoot.....

I LOVE new toys.....

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Waiting for Wednesday/New Moon Mama

Wednesday is Midnight Movie Nite....Razza and I are off to see New Moon at the drive in, and I'm seriously looking forward to it!! New Moon is probably my fave read of the series, and I have high hopes that the movie will prove to be a good adaptation.
And if it's not, at least I can rest assured that there will be eye candy to spare....never a bad thing!! I was hoping to talk DS#1 into possibly viewing it with me over the weekend, if I really enjoy it on Wednesday, but alas my chances are looking slim. Too much romance, not enough carnage, apparantly. Just once, I'd like to trade one of my cavemen in on a S.N.A.G. Is it too much to ask???

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Gettin' Laid....

Out of the gutter, dirty minded individuals!! I am of course referring to my floor, which FF has been slaving over all day....

Gorgeous, no?? The feet are mine, they weren't really supposed to be in the picture, but I'm not as flexible as I used to be, so it was easier to just admit I'm old and leave 'em in the shot, rather than try and get up and take another. Remind me to ask Santa for plastic hips.

Friday, November 13, 2009


Yesterday a parcel arrived on my doorstep. Although it has FF's name on it, it's for me. It's my Christmas present. I don't know what it is, and it's driving me insane. FF informed me that I was allowed to "gaze at it in awe" but not to touch it, shake it or poke, prod or otherwise try and work out what's inside. Doncha just HATE that?? Grrrr. All I can tell you for sure is it's too small to be a new camera (not that that was ever going to happen), doesn't weigh enough to be Instant Vampire (just add water and presto, Edward Cullen live in your loungeroom) and isn't ticking, so a watch or a weapon of mass destruction are equally unlikely. Hmmmm. Suggestions from the audience are welcomed.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Calling all bookworms.....

There's a great contest currently running on teens read and write blog, with a chance to win some seriously awesome page turners. Go check it out and leave your details for a chance to win.....

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

The downside of the upside....

Today I am wacked. Probably becuase I came home from the early shift and totally tanked for 4 hours which I try not to do because I feel so bad when I eventually regain conciousness. PLus, I've had both boys off school on different days with the same bug which hasn't really helped. It's amazing how quickly you can go from "OMG this job is saving my life" to "OMG I'm so tired, bitch moan whinge....." Which I seriously don't want to far as jobs go, it's great. I can still do all the school things I need to with the boys, the money is a godsend and being really honest with myself (kinda rare lately) I like working. I like feeling that my contribution is a little more tangible than generic child raising and housework, although I'm the first one to take my hat off to anyone who can do that for 14 years and still have a smile on thier face.....but hey, my cubs are 14 and 9 now and not in need of the same amount of hands on mothering that they did five years ago. Still doesn't stop me feeling zapped though. But that's the pea under the mattress I guess....and I can live with the lumps. I've had years of preactice.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Pack Mentality/ The same kind of different.

Number One Son informed me yesterday that he's going to the local shopping centre with his mates on Saturday to hang out "till we get bored". Remember when that was the height of cool?? You and half a dozen mates wandering aimlessly through the shops with money in your pocket and no parents on the horizon. Sigh. Sometimes I look at him and think "OMG what happened to my baby". Most of the time I look at him and say "What happened to the $20 I gave you last week??" Hmmmm. I'm happy to let him go, though.....after so many years of doing it on his own and having Aspergers label him as being "different" through no fault of his own, Number One has finally found his place....with his mates. Who are all a bit different. And that's OK. Like calls to like, and there's nothing better than hanging out with the same kind of different. Especially if Mum ponies up the cash.

Monday, November 9, 2009


I have discovered online bookstores and I am lost. I seriously need someone to snapfreeze my Visa before I go completely insane. Shopping for books is one of those rare pleasures that never gets old, and I'm in serious danger of having to extend Casa Hartwell in order to house all my new treasures. If I had unlimited cash, the two top things on my list of must haves would be every book I've ever thought about reading and fresh flowers in my house every day. Plus a whole stack of other things that I'm not gonna bother listing 'cos it'll only make me wanna rob a bank. This weeks goodies are due any day.....Jeaniene Frost's Vampire series. Love me some fang.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

I just realised......

I know all the words to the Phineas and Ferb theme song. I gotta get out more......

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Cracked it.

After two weeks of very early starts and some weird stress induced nightmares (remind me to tell you about the one where the donut machine warps into an evil transformer...) I have finally gotten the morning shift under control. I was about ready to admit defeat and throw in the cute pink hat, but this morning was the turning point. I actually got everything on the set up list completed on time without my head exploding. No mean feat, when you consider everything else that's going on round here ATM. Todays crisis involved a phone call from Cav Rd to say that Kit had managed to lose his mobile phone en route to school and was having a panic attack at the idea of telling yours truly. How scary must I come off?? Seriously....Kit overtops me by 4 inches and weighs at least half as much again as I do, yet apparantly I can still inspire abject terror without even trying.
SHE WHO MUST BE OBEYED.....gotta love it.


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