Monday, 31 March 2008

Waiting For D.H.S.

He has fractured the radius and the ulna on THE OTHER ARM!!!!
How the hell does that happen???
He has been out of plaster for 1 WEEK!!!
I would understand if it was the same arm as the break is still to harden.
And how do you trip over in grass and break both bones???
Falling down stairs, jumping off the balcony, riding a bike, all understandable ways to break your arm. Running in your grandparents back garden is not.
By the way he has plaster from hand to shoulder once again.

Sunday, 30 March 2008


This weekend Surfer Boy took the kids down to the beach house while I worked at the shop.
The kids have had a ball playing with their cousins and Surfer Boy has been competing in the Boardriders comp, while I have, of course, spent a lovely 2 days watching DVDs, having the girls over and generally feeling 10 years younger. That was until 10 minutes ago!

You may remember I posted about Moondoggie breaking his arm. We went and had the plaster removed the day before the holidays which was perfect timing, and after 6 weeks he has been relishing having the use of both arms again.

Surfer Boy has just rung me to say they are on their way home but... they have stopped off at Geelong Hospital because he thinks Moondoggie may have broken his arm again!!!!!

Pardon my language in advance but ...FUUUCK!!!

Stay tuned...

Wednesday, 26 March 2008

I'm So Excited

Let me tell you why....
You may remember a couple of posts ago I was having a whinge about Surfer Boy and I having completely different viewing habits - well thanks to the magic of blogging, all my problems are solved.

I rang my parents last night to check in after the Easter break, and during the conversation Dad mentioned that he had a small flat screen TV/DVD that they had bought for their big camping trip last year and had hardly used. He says it is cluttering up their house and could I do him a favour and use it at our place!!!!

Apparently Mum has been reading my blog and passed on my TV frustration to Dad.

In true parental style they are pretending that I would be helping them out to try and cover up the fact that they are, and always have been SUPER GENEROUS.

They are also very sneaky and realise that Surfer Boy can hardly complain when he is doing his in-laws a FAVOUR!!

So this mornings job is to drive to Port Melbourne and relieve my parents of the clutter in their house, poor me!


Tuesday, 25 March 2008

Drop In And Visit.

This week I'm loving this house in Huntington, New York.

I would sit on the porch and watch the world pass by my gate.

When I move in the first thing I will do is re surface that utilitarian driveway. Such a house deserves a softer entry.
I wonder what it looks like inside...

Thursday, 20 March 2008

Bunny Love

Usually I'm all about this at Easter....

But I couldn't resist this....

Hope everyone has a safe and very happy Easter. See you in a few days.

Wednesday, 19 March 2008

More Joy From Amy

It will be absolutely no surprise to anyone who knows me that Gilmore Girls is my favourite show. Before you roll your eyes and click on to someone Else's blog, I'm not actually going to talk about G.G. This post is all about the creative genius that is Amy Sherman-Palladino.

Sherman-Palladino is best known as the creator and executive producer of Gilmore Girls She and her husband wore many hats as the creative forces of the show, writing many of the episodes and also acting as producers.

Mid 2006, it was announced that Amy Sherman-Palladino and her husband Daniel could not come to an agreement with The C.W. to continue their contracts. As a result, the Palladinos' involvement with Gilmore Girls came to an end. And some say, so did the glory days of the show.

The reason for this post about Amy is not only because I think she is an amazing creative force, but I have just heard from the 'Font Of All Wisdom' - Whitney - that she has developed a new sitcom!! WoooHoooo!!!

The Return Of Jezebel James
is about two sisters who come together after years apart, when one of the sisters agrees to carry the other's baby. Amy will write, executive produce and direct the pilot. The series will debut on March 14, 2008 on FOX. Parker Posy is the star in the series, along with Lauren Ambrose from 6 Feet Under fame.

As you can imagine I am more than a little excited about the prospect of a new offering from the Sherman-Palladino family but I have an awful suspicion that it will be many years before we see it on Australian TV, if at all. Looks like it's time to upgrade the Internet connection and get set for lots of illegal downloading!

By the way do any Gilmore fans recognise an old friend in any of the photos??

Monday, 17 March 2008

Mars V. Venus

I've decided that the biggest difference between the sexes has to be their television viewing.

Every time Surfer Boy joins me on the couch he pooh-hoos my show choice. If I am stupid enough to leave the room to get a tea, go to the bathroom, check on the kids, I will return to find the show I have been watching for the past 1/2 hour now a black and white documentary (usually with subtitles) charting the history of the worlds best criminals or old men digging up bones in the Kalahari Desert. It SHITS me!!

Mr Smug then informs me that 'I could learn something'.

If I leave the room to blog 'cause I can't stand watching a brain sliced open on R.P.A. I get abused for spending too much time on the computer.

I've tried to fix the problem by suggesting we buy another TV for the bedroom, then he can watch whatever he wants and not be offended by my low-brow choices but that apparently is not an option. 'It's unnecessary. It's a 'want' not a 'need'.


I want to watch So You Think You Can Dance.

I want to watch bad rom-coms.

I want to watch Rove.

I even want to watch Biggest Loser if I so choose.

Why can't we find anything we enjoy watching together? Is it that hard? Spics & Specs and The New Collectors are the only times we find ourselves on the couch together. That makes ONE HOUR a week!!
What happened to the days where the family sat around the idiot box together? Long gone I fear.
I want to be this family....

By the way, it is still frigging hot here!!! Thanks for caring.

Friday, 14 March 2008

42c / 108 f

Question - Do your eyeballs shrink when they dry out?
Thank you for the picture.

Thursday, 13 March 2008

Drop In And Visit...

This is my dream house today...

It is so fabulously hot in Melbourne today that I thought I'd show the vista I'm enjoying in my dreams, and the pool I'll be taking an evening dip in later.

James, fetch me another lemon, lime & bitters while I finish my book on the chaise...

Monday, 10 March 2008

Melt With You - Modern English 1982

I wish I had remembered this song when I got married. It is such a lovely song. In 1982 'Melt With You' made me want to fall in love. I was 14 years old and couldn't wait. Melt With You was also from the soundtrack of Valley Girl which I watched over and over again. There are definite shades of 'Depeche Mode' in Modern English, another reason this song resonates with me. For those of you who don't know it - please give it a listen, it's worth it. (Perhaps close your eyes though as the film clip is nothing to get carried away about.)

Friday, 7 March 2008

It Very Well Could Be A Cult!

I am no longer a TUPPERWARE virgin! I know! Seems there are not that many of us left. Who knew? I have fought off invitations for years, positive that something so middle aged and suburban was not for me. Well surprise, surprise, it turns out I am in fact a middle aged woman from the burbs.

I was determined not to purchase anything and couldn't for the life of me think why I would need any more containers, let alone ones that cost roughly the same amount as my car. Turns out that I do in fact need HEAPS of new Tupperware and I actually will not be able to live a fulfilled and prosperous life without it.

Now that a few days have passed and my mind is starting to clear I realise that I have been very successfully fleeced and may in fact have been possessed throughout the evening. No one can sell that effectively and not be a master of mind control...

I feel a strange love for my 'Forget-me-not' bowls and my 'Rock and serve' containers that is not entirely natural. I even spent this afternoon trying to find a recipe that required separating eggs so I could try out the nifty little egg-separator I was given by the Tupperware Master for attending my first ever party.

When they arrive I'll be able to give my verdict as to whether I'm a soft touch or whether I am in fact a very discerning shopper who is ensuring a long life for my produce.

Did you know that when using capsicum, always use the stalk end last, as this end lasts longer than the other? Neither did I, but the Tupperware Master did!

Did you know that if you use boiling water in your ice-cube tray, your ice will be clear, not cloudy? Neither did I, but the Tupperware Master did!

and so on, and so on.....

Thursday, 6 March 2008

What Will Baby Do??

I have only just heard that Patrick Swayze is undergoing treatment for pancreatic cancer!

Here's hoping that 'Johnny Castle' has many more dancing days ahead of

Saturday, 1 March 2008

You Shouldn't Go Away For Work Or Your Family Might Forget You

I am a fabulous wife, truely spectacular. I just know there are many men out there just kicking themselves that they didn't propose when they had the chance. I don't think anyone holds a candle to me -
Tonight I started on dinner - vegies progressed well, then Surfer boy discovered the chops he had gone out to BBQ had a slightly sinister smell to them. 'No worries' I called - the kids can have very nutritious skinless cocktail franks with their mash and peas. Problem solved.
I sat down to my deliciously tasty beef and black bean meal for one.

Surfer Boy sat on the couch and quietly ate a carrot.

Seems I had forgotton about him and he didn't like to mention it.

So you see, wife of the year!!