Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Body Fat What?

I'm doing what I'll call an "eating plan". Anything to not say out loud the "D" word. 1200 calories/low carb/low fat/exercise yada yada yada. You know the drill. Anyway, that's the boring stuff, but in the interests of measuring results I ordered one of those instruments of torture aka body fat calipers. Well we all know the scales aren't the best measure. I "lost" 1.2kg between yesterday morning and last night. Which does not compute. Anyway, I pulled out said calipers this morning, and do you think I can make sense of the instructions? Can you? And what exactly is a half-bow arm anyway? And do I have to stand fully exposed? Really?


If you know what the hell they're talking about, please feel free to let me know!


I came across this picture on Pinterest last night. Love it. I have just the cabinet waiting to be filled (lol... mum? haha...)

But seriously, lovely colours and patterns. Wish I had the patience/time/motivation/passion to do it myself. Maybe one day... but in the meantime I can admire and sigh. The trouble is, I don't have the below squared away, so what hope have I got?

Anyway, I'm off to powder my nose. Etc.





Sunday, June 9, 2013


Do you ever think about all the projects you want to do, but there are so many that you don't start at all? This is a big 'un for me - either being overwhelmed, or having my time taken up by the usual household/child rearing/daily life palaver. The latter results in me just wanting to put my feet up during those rare quiet times, instead of getting on with it. I've probably whinged about this before. Anyway, to cheer myself up and spur myself on, I think I might take some shots of parts of the house I'm really happy with, along with some before shots, just to remind myself of what's been achieved. And really, we've achieved a lot in the last 18 months, especially as in that time we've had a baby, a wedding, been flooded in, and been learning how best to run a grazing enterprise. No room is complete, all need the floors done (the sander is sitting there, we're just waiting for parts to turn up), and we need a sparky for some lighting, but we're getting there. Something I need to remember.


More importantly (apparently...lol) we are having some watering points put in over in the "additional" paddock. Harry's dream came true today when he got to sit in the grader for a bit. He loves graders. He was pretty proud of himself.

We've had dribs and drabs of rain lately, but not enough to put water in the dried up ground tanks, so we're grateful we decided to expand considerably on the prior owner's plans for the cap and pipe bore scheme. Definitely a worthwhile investment. It's clouding over nicely right now, fingers crossed for rain this week!

Meanwhile, I've found my dream living room. Unless I find a new dream living room down the track. So the kind of khaki green wall we painted only 6 months ago will have to go, but that's ok. It's only paint. Another "one day" project!

I do love that couch and the big round ottoman. And the aged leather arm chairs. And the soft grey paint. Perfect.


































Saturday, June 8, 2013

Remember me?

Blog! Hello my long lost friend! Ahh dear me, it's funny how easy it can be to lose momentum, forget how much you enjoyed something, and stop. Actually for me, blogging started to feel like an enormous task after being away - so many blogs to catch up on, so many posts to write myself - well it's all a bit silly, isn't it? Just got to get on with it, really. So here it is.

Our trip to Brisbane was the usual whirlwind of activity, with two main highlights. Harry's birthday treat from Gran was to go to see Play School - well - didn't he just love it! His face just lit up from go to woah, and he danced his little butt off.

We took him shopping for his birthday present after the show - I think he had a great day. He does love the shops (just like his mother).

And here are a few other things we got up to...

Cool cafes...
Lots of coffee...
Antique shops. We left the heads on the wall!
But came home with this nightstand for Vicki's room.
Upholstery fabric shopping for the eBay settee - but no decision reached.

Pretty lights...

Ahh shops and buildings and shops!

Vicki got to play with other kids, something she rarely experiences.

We left Gran absolutely exhausted, as usual, I think she loves to see us come, but loves to see us go, too...lol. On the way home we picked up this little chap.

Isn't he a darling? He seems to be happy here, and the kids love him, so he's working out well, so far. It's so neat to see Harry telling the pup to sit (he obeys), then Harry tells him he's a good boy and gives a belly scratch. Very cool. Tonka is our guard dog...lol. We had no idea we had so many bird carcasses under the house, thanks to the cat - but Tonka has dragged them out. Lovely.

And that was our trip. Now (well two weeks ago) back to reality. Laundry. Domestic Haggery. And counting calories. But that's another story.