Monday, February 23, 2009

I love Fabric!

48m of fabric goodness for $50. !!!!
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Friday, February 13, 2009

Because I'm Worth It Update

I'm getting back into this challenge after being on hiatus due to illness. I lost 2kg whilst being ill, not really good, but hey I'm not complaining. Not being able to eat for 4 days and throwing up will do that to you ;)

I've been getting back into the 'eat something, anything for breakfast' routine. If I don't have cereal, then I try to have toast and a cup of milk. Apparently studies have shown that a cup of milk with breakfast will help curb the 'i'm hungry' feeling you get mid-morning. I'm still going strong with the water.

I'm happy to report that I have been out walking! Well to and from school anyway. And as the kids want to ride their bikes, I've been trying to set a brisk pace and keep up with them. It's not enough, but it's a improvement on what I have(n't) been doing.

Thoughts and Actions
Well I had to cancel the beautician appointment for my hairy legs due to illness, but I'm going to re-book it soon. I've bought some moisturiser with a SPF15+ in it and I've been trying to remember to apply that each day. I've also started weaning my son off the breast. When he's all finished I'm going to go and be fitted for some decent bra's.

*Get back to eating a healthy lunch each day.
*Continue to walk kids to and from school.
*Re-book that appointment.

How has your week gone?

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Back to Basics Update

Well I'm back! I have been really sick with a nasty bout of Mastitis, but after a course of anti-biotics I think I'm on the mend. However I've come to the traumatic (well for me anyway) decision to wean my baby off breast and switch to bottle. I've had several blocked milk ducts this time around and this time a full blown infection resulted. I've exclusively fed my baby for 6 1/2 months now, so an introduction to solids is now due, but I don't think it will harm him to have a bottle for a little while.
So anyway on to my update!

Not much has been done due to illness, in fact, in some areas we seem to have gone backwards :(

In the Garden
Nothing new planted.
The very last tomatoes have been picked.
This week I feel a little discouraged as it seems I don't harvest nearly as a much as I sow. Not even close. If it's not the slugs/snails it's the slaters. If it's not the unrelenting heat then it's a bout of frost. Or I forget to put the bore on, or one of the kids leaves the gate open and the dog tramples through. Know what I mean?
But it is all a learning experience and I have had some success (tomatoes, zucchini, potatoes). So I guess I'm learning what really works and what doesn't.

Planning for the Future
Prior to getting sick I set up several direct deposits with my bank to make fortnightly contribution to my utilities, land/water rates and some other regular bills. The idea is that when bills come in they are either paid or almost paid, resulting in better family finances. This is the good news. The bad news is that while I was sick, nothing else got done and my husband did the shopping. (Can you hear my kids whoop with joy over this?). In other words lots of junkfood, heaps of junkfood was bought. The kids were happy. And whats more, much of the 'frozen dinners' and stores I have been saving up, have been used up. Oh well, I guess thats what it's there for.
So this week, it's get back on top of the budget week.

Working for the Future
I ended up enrolling in that Business course at Tafe. It's 6 months full time (I'll be part-time), and will build up and recognise my computing skills. I started last Thursday.

Building Community
Myself and another girl guide leader are helping our guide unit organise a massive garage sale to raise funds for the Victorian bushfire survivors.
I have also rung to make an appointment to give blood.

New Skill
none to report.

Saturday, February 7, 2009


Due to illness I haven't been able to blog, nor have I been able to follow my challenges. :( I'm almost back to my normal self.

I hate being sick.