Tuesday, June 28, 2011

I feel like baking...


I want to bake... cakes and bread, cinnamon sugar pull apart bread & banana bread & sweet orange rolls and also a bundt cake and a fruit loaf, grain bread and perfect macarons.. and a roast pork with roast vegies.. and pancakes and croissants.. and perhaps a strawberry salad with sugared almonds and lemon-poppyseed dressing. yes.. that sounds good.




I love food.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Baby expo...



Mum, Marshall and I attended the giant baby expo on the weekend -free tickets! woohoo! It was extremely busy. There was a lot to see, a lot of info. We had a good time gathering freebies & information. I think it was pretty beneficial. We still have a few things left to do to be prepared for when baby girl arrives in 14 weeks! We need a pram & a carseat. We'll have to apply for paid parental leave and family tax benefits. We haven't even begun to setup a nursery for bub since we are still at Nanna's. Marshall starts his JOB on the 4th of July! We will be celebrating that night for sure. We'll be getting a car soon and probably be moving out... so lots of changes in the very near future, feeling excited and a bit nervous. Feeling good & hopeful though. Feel so happy sometimes I don't know how I could possibly feel any happier but it happens... life grows sweeter each day, and I feel very blessed :)



Thursday, June 23, 2011

Tuesday, June 21, 2011



I'm trying to remember to be happy despite just finding out that I lost $33 and won't get it back. Sigh... I bought a voucher for ice-skating tickets for two at the new Brisbane Winter Festival.
Unfortunately nobody (husband, mum, dad) wanted me to go because they all thought it was too dangerous for a 5month pregnant woman... grrr. So, I said my sister could have them if she bought them from me. Well.. there were lots of problems with the redemption codes and I couldn't figure out how to redeem them from the Winter Festival website.. and I was sick all last week and it wasn't on the top of my to do list. Then I find out today as I'm trying to redeem them that you had to do so before the 20th. 2 days ago! and they won't do anything for me.. won't even give me a refund. It's absolutely absurd. I know it's only $33... but that goes a long way in our household. sigh.... guess it serves me right.. trying to plan a fun dangerous date. :(


In other news... I'm really happy with my most recent purchase. Beautiful shiny stainless steel cookware that was on sale at Myer. I love it! This was exactly me the day I brought it home.. washed and polished it :)


Monday, June 20, 2011

wooohoooo!!! I feel like myself again!!

happy! and full of energy! enjoying being back in the gym.. eating yummy food & loving the weather!
walked from the office to Southbank today, sat on the grass and enjoyed the sunshine for a while. ate some watermelon & orange... almost felt like Summer :)

...and I can't get this song out of my head :)


In a world where sorrow

Ever will be known,

Where are found the needy,

And the sad and lone;

How much joy and comfort

You can all bestow,

If you scatter sunshine

Everywhere you go.



Scatter sunshine all along your way;

Cheer and bless and brighten

Every passing day;

Scatter sunshine all along your way;

Cheer and bless and brighten

Every passing day.



Slightest actions often

Meet the sorest needs,

For the world wants daily

Little kindly deeds;

Oh, what care and sorrow

You may help remove,

With your songs and courage,

Sympathy and love.



When the days are gloomy,

Sing some happy song;

Meet the world's repining

With a courage strong;

Go with faith undaunted

Thro' the ills of life;

Scatter smiles and sunshine

O'er its toil and strife.


I hope I can share a little bit of my sunshine to others every day :)

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

I feel horrible.

I need to vent.

4 days with a cold/flu of some sort and it is killing me. It is worse than the first 4 months of nausea. I am miserable.
I threw up every last bit of my oatmeal and toast on tuesday morning.. haven't been able to taste food since Monday.. blocked sinus, aching neck, shoulders, back and FACE.. my face aches so much around my nose, cheeks, teeth.. I have an ulcer on my tongue that really stings.. I had really sore glands and throat which was replaced by an even sorer throat and now a cough that really, really hurts! and I feel even more like throwing up today. yet, here I am at work.

Did I mention I feel miserable?

Upside - I have a GREAT husband who does all he can to make me feel better. I would probably be much worse if it weren't for him. Thanks hubby xoxo :)

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

still sick...

Okay, so I don't have stretch marks, varicose veins or heartburn yet... but I'm almost 21 weeks now and STILL nauseous. I feel awful today! I can't believe it. and my pants are really digging into my stomach... I need new pants, but why is maternity clothing so expensive? Like it costs an extra $30 just to put in an extra bit of fabric to make room for the bump? . riiight.. can I just wear trackpants to work? take a look at this photo I just took of my stomach, just below my belly button. I just undid the button, clips, zip on my work pants. RELIEF!


going to go throw up now. not even kidding.