Wednesday, September 28, 2011


This is were Teddy slept last night, and he was such a good boy. He has spent time in this over the last two days, only during the day the big blanket isnt on. He didnt like it too much at first but when he cried Molly would go over and lick him through the grate. then if that didnt work she would bark once and hed stop. So last night the big heavy blanket was placed over it so that the wind would be shut out and he was put in with his bed, food water and toys. I only heard him bark once and that was around the 2am mark. then Molly did her mama bark and all was quiet again till morning.
A much better arangement me thinks.
He was supposed to be put in the night before but hubby stayed up to watch the Brownlow, a medal night for our AFL footy.
He then was supposed to put Teddy in after that. Well he just couldnt do it, hes such a softy so he slept with him.
But as Teddy has adapted so well it was all worry for nought.
I hope your all sleeping well
see ya

Monday, September 26, 2011

I survived!

I have survived my first night with my new baby. He only woke up the once to go out and do his business. But unfortunately he then decided it was time to play.
He was awake for about 45 minutes and he would not take no for an answer. He has worked out that if he barks he is soooo cute that he gets picked up. We had to put a stop to that! Hubby heard the barking but was able to sleep through the most of it. I was on the couch, with Teddy in his bed on the floor next to me. I got him to sleep by having my hand on him. Then once asleep I could go to sleep, easy really.
OMG what have I done!!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Meet Teddy

This is the new baby, His name is Teddy because he looks like a teddy bear! He is the full brother to Leannes new dog, crumpet. she is very excited as we have never had babies together. haha
we plan to take them to puppy school together.
I am so in love with him already.
see ya

Friday, September 23, 2011

spring equinox

A happy equinox to everyone, may all those in the southernhemisphere have all they need to have a bontiful harvest this year.
and to our brothers and sisters in the north, I hope you had plentiful summer and a mild winter.
blessed be

Thursday, September 22, 2011

A few more pearls

1) if one is prone to coughing fits, one must make sure bladder is always empty.
2) never go shopping to aldi on a thursday morning. Bad move, very bad.
3) no matter how sick you are, if your child is sick you will get up make chicken soup, grab some cough lollies and medication and drive all the way to their house to look afterthem.
Its what we mothers do!
see ya

Things I have learnt

1) If I feel well, I really am not well. I cannot get up go like a wirlwind and expect not to crash the next day. I am not wonder woman.
2)Everything that needs doing will wait for me. Apparently I am the only one that sees all the little things, and not so little, that need doing. Seems like Im the only one that cares if we live in a clean house or not.
3)Augmentin Tablets wreak havic with your digestive system. Enough said!
4)Its been proven beyond all reasonable, and not so reasonable, doubt. Melbournes weather is VERY changeable.
5) everyone will stand in the kitchen and tell you that we are all out of something but no one else is capable of going shopping to replace it.
Im sure I will have more pearls of wisdom for you in the coming days.
see ya

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

crazy weather

Yesterday the weather was wonderful. A very nice 29 degrees celcius. But in the afternoon the wind picked up and by the night it was blowing a gale. I was worried as last year we had huge winds that knocked off all my blossoms which affected the amount of fruit we harvested from our trees.
Then the thunder and lightening started and torrential rain. But this morning even though its colder, only about 15 degrees celcius, it doesnt look like much damage was done. lets hope the bees get the job done before anymore wild weather hits us.
It is much colder today, and because of the temp drop the coughing has started again. Last night I thought I was going to throw up because I was coughing so much.
I have more anti biotics, penicillian this time, so hopefully this will clear the lungs. results of blood test suggest that my liver and kidney functions are down.
I wonder what that means.
Oh well as long as I have the energy to do one or two jobs a day I am happy.
I hope the weather is being kind to you.
see ya

Sunday, September 18, 2011

got it done!

 yesterday I said I had the urge to dig, well I made a slight miscalculation. I sat down and fell asleep. So this morning hubby weeded the garden beds. They were not that  bad as I had done them earlier. We both drove to Bunnings and I got my diggers seedlings. Above are the eggplants and sweet chillies. And below are 8 different tomatoe varieties.

 Here is daddy goose telling me not to get too close to mama
And here is mama, they have taken over the chicken coop. Thats ok as we want to rethink the chickens. We want to be able to leave them overnight and know that they are safe. So we are going to make a totally enclosed area for them. Just not really sure where or how just yet.
so even though I rested saturday afternoon,  sunday morning was very productive.
see ya

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Looking lovely

The weekend is looking lovely weatherwise. I have an increadible urge to go outside and dig.
I have just vacumed the living area and Im not feeling too bad. The antibiotics have done there job. I think its because I havnt had any for years, my body must think there a wonder.
So If I still feel good in a little while I may even go outside and potter and see what I can get ready for the spring planting. I havnt got any seedlings started so I will go and get them from bunnings. They had diggers stuff last year so I will check it all out.
hope you are all feeling good
see ya

Friday, September 16, 2011

feeling yukky

still really sick, coughing up my lungs is not fun at all.
I have only left the house to visit the doctors. I am on antibiotics but I dont feel like they are working yet.
I might have to go back and get some more.
I am supposed to go to a Debutant Ball tonight so I will drug myself up on Coderals and see if I can make it. I am better after taking my meds so Im hoping it will work. If not I will have to ring and let leanne know I cannot go.
I do so want to go so good thoughts sent my way would be appreciated
Hope your all feeling well
and have a great weekend.
see ya

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

the fun times continue

I have come home and crashed. My head hurts, my nose is blocked, my chest is tight and Im going from hot to cold. Apparently a bad chest infection is going round and I just didnt want to miss out.
I have made a doctors appointment for today, so hopefully a dose of antibiotics will do the trick.
Even my glands are up.
Not feeling the best, just want to lay on the couch but will try and get moving. I have got all the washing up to date, and the dusting and vacuming.
But I just might have to be happy with just that.
I hope you are all feeling well, I promise not to spread my germs.
see ya

Monday, September 12, 2011

body clock

My body clock is all outta wack! I am so tired during the day, but wide awake at night. I tried not sleeping during the day,and I havent since friday. I have also tried taking a sleeping tablet, but all that did was make me even more tired during the day. and not sleeping was impossible.
I was up at around 7ish this morning, I havnt slept all day and I was inbed fast asleep at 9.30. I had to go to bed at this time as I nearly fell asleep on the couch. I was asleep as soon as my head hit the pillow, but and hour and a half later, I was wide awake again. its now 12.30am. I think I will get the washing up to date. Nothing else to do really.
this is very annoying. what else can I do.

Thursday, September 08, 2011


Im home and I cant be happier! I am sore and tired but content. We have come back to a whole new world. There are blossoms on the fruit trees, the geese are sitting on eggs and there is a new lamb in the paddock! Spring has def arrived!
So now to get some energy back and get stuck into all the spring activity needed to get this place ship shape.
Thanks for coming on holidays with me, I really enjoy it. I hope you did too

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Last day in greece

Today is our last day in greece. Yesterday we visited the sight of Delfi, where the temple of Apollo was and the oracle sat. All the kings of greece would consult here before any major decisions.
I will post pics when I get home as the internet in this hot spot is slow.
So now I am going to repack all my things, pay my bill and head to the airport. We fly out this afternoon. Holidays are nice, but I am def a homebody. I miss my home, my kids and all my friends. Its been an amazing trip, I have seen some awsome things and I have meet some relatives I have not seen in a very long time and felt the love they have for me.
I am feeling very blessed, but tired and ready for HOME!!
see ya

Sunday, September 04, 2011

acropolis, athens

 on the way up the acropolis, you see this massive ampitheater
 at the top of the acropolis is the parthanon. Temple of athena patron goddess of athens.
A smaller temple to athena, lies near the parthanon.
The climb is a killer but well worth it! The new museum is a little further on and is fantastic. unfortunately we were not able to take photos in there.
Iwill post more shots soon

Friday, September 02, 2011

ancient Messini

the ancient city of Messini was huge! we only were able to get around half of it. I was just to exhausted to do the lot. But we did get to see two well preserved ampitheaters and the temple of  Artemise. I will post more pics of this place when I get home and the internet is faster. The blue ting maa is how everything looks here, its the sun. Its just so bright.

Thursday, September 01, 2011

ancient olympia

this is where the track and field was held. It was massive, and according to the description,  45,000 people could attend to watch.
 Photo of the whole dig site. It was huge! My poor feet.
 Our first glimps of the area, it was very exciting. Below is where they light the olympic flame is lit. It will be happening again soon for the London Olympics!