Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Merry Christmas!

I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas. I sure did.

The Christmas Tree.
These are some of the presents I received:

This is from my youngest brother who was my Secret Santa. It had me rolling on the floor laughing! I think I will frame it. Or maybe I'll just frame the photo of it and buy myself something, if I can unglue the coins from the card.

From the in-laws. I might already have a hundred scarves but one can never have enough.

From hubby, one of my favourite books of all times. The other is Pride and Prejudice. This is my third copy of the book, + other stories.

Such a beautiful book.

I was determined to get this book for my brother but it is sold out everywhere and there's already a waiting list for the reprint. I also tried to convince hubby to buy it for his sister. I don't even know how he got hold of a copy. Such a heartwarming book, I finished reading it already, well it's 98% photos.

A Mark Ryden 2014 diary. I love his work. I can't believe hubby found this diary and it's pink! I have decided to give my trusted pink leather Filofax a break this year. Plus this is easier to cart around.

My favourite thing to do with a new diary is to enter important dates. Hubby thinks it's a funny thing to do. I thought everyone does it.

 I hope everyone had a very merry Christmas!

Monday, 23 December 2013

There's Never Enough Time.

I've said it before and I'll say it again, I don't know how stay-at-home-mums of 2+ kids do it. This is the first moment I had in a long time and that's only because I chose to ignore the folding, the mess and the toddler so I can write an entry.

A couple of days ago I had to see a solicitor so hubby came home in the middle of the day to watch the kids and I got to go out on my own. It was a boring meeting but it was adult time for me and the conversation was not about garbage trucks.

I was so excited to have a to wear heels! It must have been over a year since I wore high heels, thanks to being pregnant and running around after a toddler and now carrying around a chubby baby while running after a toddler.

The rest  all of my time is spent feeding the baby, keeping Bubby out of trouble, cooking, cleaning although you would never really guess it and getting ready for Christmas. I still really struggle mentally with not having quality time to myself. I love my kids but spending day in and out with them is pretty mind numbing.

In random news:

We have a real Christmas tree!

No more of these next year. What a shame as this saved me $11.

I love this plant. If I were a plant I would be an Impatiens.

Chububby did this. The lion is now completely decapitated.


We found this gift card from our wedding when we were unpacking boxes from when we moved like one and a half years ago. It expired in 2009. How annoying that gift cards have an expiry. The card says treat it like cash, well, cash doesn't expire.

This is a weed but it looks rather festive.

We are well and truly into solids.

Well it has taken me three days to finish this post. Someone disrupts me every time I think I have a spare five minutes to write.