Friday, September 30, 2011

Things I Know - Volume Four

I know that today is Cake Day.  On the last Friday of the month my work celebrates all the birthdays with massive cakes!

I know that I will eat too much cake and then I will complain about feeling sick.

I know that our new TV cabinet gets delivered tomorrow.

I know that I have been going to bed too late.

I know that chicken and pesto and spinach and feta makes an amazing pizza.

I know the leftovers of said pizza are going to be a delicious entree for Cake Day.

I know that this has been a good week.  Busy, but good.

I know I am very ready for the weekend.

I know the cats are loving having the cat tower in the lounge room now that we have re-arranged everything.

I know I am happy daylight saving starts this weekend, even though it means I will go back to getting up for work in the dark for a while.

I know that I would really like to know what iPhone app people are using to make collages of photos before they put them in Instagram.

I know I couldn't give two shits about the various football crap that is happening this weekend.  But I might turn on the new TV to see the pre-match entertainment.  Maybe.

I know you should write your own Things I Know post and link it up with Shae at Yay for Home! Just click this button...

I know that the fine people who read Chickens and Bees are ace!  Thank you so much for all the comments and emails I get, they are ALL appreciated!

I know that even if you DO give two shits about the football I hope you have a great weekend!

What do YOU know?

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

This And That

I've been a very slack blogger lately.  Life has been in the way, ya know?

After the excitement of both our birthdays we have settled back in to life at the castle.  Chyken is on holidays and it is really hard to drag myself out of bed and go to work each day knowing he is at home.  Not working.  Well, not working in the tradition sense at work anyway, he has been doing amazing things in the garden though.

We purchased ourselves a new TV on the weekend and we are both a bit in love with it.  Another thing that has been making it hard to get up and go to work!  I even managed to get a great deal by tweeting Harvey Norman on the way to the store.  When we got there the sales manager was waiting for us and helped us tremendously.  We even managed to safely get all 55 inches of LCD screen home in our rickety old trailer...

It kinda fell apart on the way to the shop... But it was OK, we Chyken tied it all together and drove really slowly home.  It's all set up in the loungeroom now and looks fantastic.  We went yesterday in the wettest Spring day ever and ordered a new cabinet to put it on.  It will be delivered on Saturday (not sure the trailer is up to the task!)   It looks kinda like this...

We're pretty happy with it.  The fact that someone else will deliver it and carry it into the Castle is a bonus.

I spent some time last night cleaning out my Google Reader thingo, (As a side note, if you read blogs and you don't use reader, how the hell do you keep up???)  I put everything into folders and deleted anyone who only sends a partial feed, because it really gives me the shits and usually I don't even bother reading the post. 

Not sure I have anything else to tell you, I seem to be on the right dose of happy pills, the fucktards seem to be keeping out of my way and life is just plodding along as it should. 

So, tell me, what's news in your world?  And if you have a blog please share your address in a comment so I can make sure I'm following you!  (Unless you have a partial feed, of course!!)

Wordless Wednesday

Friday, September 23, 2011

Things I Know - Volume Three

I know I am linking up with Shae from Yay for Home! for the third week in a row.

I know that I'm counting down the hours until the weekend starts.

I know Chyken is counting down the minutes until his holidays start.

I know I love Mr Whippy ice-cream with sherbet on it.

I know we are going out tomorrow night to celebrate my bestest worstest friend's birthday.

I know we are going to an Italian restaurant and that I love Italian food.

I know I spent two days in bed this week but as I was sick it doesn't count, therefore;

I know I am sleeping in tomorrow.

I know I make freaking good spaghetti bog.

I know I have garlic breath today, but the spaghetti bog was worth it.

I know I really need a holiday. 

I know I'm not getting one until January.

I know this is the end of this week's list.

What do you know?

Monday, September 19, 2011

Happy Birthday To Chyken!

Yesterday was Chyken's birthday.  We headed into the city...

Butter wouldn't melt....

Found this in China Town... Plants Vs Zombies SLIPPERS!  I've written to Santa about them already.

Then we went to the Melbourne Town Hall for a concert performed by the Australian Chamber Orchestra.  They had a mad Austrian playing violin and were all great.  We did bring the average age of the audience down considerably...

I love this building, but usually only come here for the Comedy Festival.

We had an early dinner at Mrs Parma's. 

Chyken gives the beer 4 and a bit happies.

Pumpkin, Feta and Basil Parma.  Amazingly delicious!

A happie birthday boy!

We had time to kill, so we went across Spring Street and watched the world go by in the garden for a while.  It was a lovely mild Melbourne evening.  Just perfect for sitting.

No Javelins On Bikes. 

The Coles Fountain in Parliament Gardens.  Huzzah for the drought ending!!!

The Princess' Theatre.  Another of my favourite buildings.

Then it was on to the final activity for the day... We went back to see Rock Of Ages.  It was even better the second time.  If you live remotely near Melbourne and you haven't seen it yet, why the hell not??? 

If you're not from Melbourne, do yourself a favour and go and see Rock of Ages if it comes to your city.  I promise you'll LOVE it!

Happy Birthday Chyken... I love you more than a lot!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Things I Know - Volume Two

I know that I loved playing along with Shae from Yay for Home! so much last week that I'm doing it again.

I know that we have lots of plans this weekend.

I know that tonight I am babysitting some of the cutest kids in the world.

I know that tomorrow will involve a massive sleep in.

I know that a sleep in is the only plan I have for tomorrow.  Thus far.

I know that eggs aren't as hard to poach as I thought they were.

I know that on Sunday afternoon I am going with Chyken to a concert at the Melbourne Town Hall.

I know that after the concert I am taking Chyken to a mystery destination for something super fun.

I know that I ate too much cake at work today.

I know that I really need to wash my car.

I know that I won't, because it will just get dirty again.

I know that I am one of the lucky ones, even if sometimes I forget this.

I know that to be happy one must surround herself with good people.

I know that after last night I am one step closer to cleansing my life of fucktards.

I know I will come across fucktards again, but this time I will know what to do.

I know that PTSD is many things, but mainly it is bullshit.

I know that I am incapable of cooking a meal just for two.

I know that leftovers are delicious.

I know that I have the best husband in all the lands.  Bar none.  Even if he does snore a lot.

So, what do YOU know?

Thursday, September 15, 2011

R U OK? Day!

Today is R U OK? Day.

I don't have much more to say about it other than what I said last week in this post.  Please go and read it if you haven't already.

I wear the wristband Lori gave me almost every day, but I wear it with extra pride today.  If you don't know Lori's story, go and check out her blog.

If you need help, please SPEAK and get yourself some help.  It WILL get better.  You are NOT alone.

I'm OK today. R U?

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Like A Living Stone

I am thrilled to announce the arrival of Gerald...

Gerald is a Living Stone.  He was a present from one of my workmates.

I love him and I cannot wait until Autumn when he will have FLOWERS!!!!

Stay tuned for further Gerald updates!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Things I Know

I know I am playing along for the first time with Shae from Yay for Home!

I know that Chyken being away on school camp for a week is both good and bad.

I know it is good because there has been a lot less farting and snoring and whistling in the Castle.

I know it is bad because this is a big Castle for just one person.

I know I miss him.

I know he will be back today and I will wonder what it was I missed.

I know I spent yesterday in bed with a migraine.  It was awful.  Even the cat threw up.

I know why I had the migraine, but that's a post for another time.  Maybe.

I know that I am excited about the changes that are about to happen in my working life.

I know that I had a fantastic birthday.

I know that we've been living in the Castle for almost a year now.

I know that I really should have unpacked properly by now.

I know that I have eaten a lot of things this week and very few of them were any good for me.

I know they were all delicious.

I know I'm looking forward to a fairly relaxed weekend.

I know that R U OK? Day is next week.  R U OK?  I'm not, but I will be.

What do you know?

Thursday, September 8, 2011

No, I'm Not OK, R U?

Will I always be angry about it?

Will I always feel that it was my fault?

Will I always feel that I must justify myself?

Will it always hurt this much?

Will it get better?

Will I always feel that people don't believe me?

I'm not OK.  But I will be.  Hopefully.

I've been wanting to write a post about R U OK? Day ever since I heard about it but I couldn't find the words until now.

It took me a long time to realise I wasn't OK and for me to seek help.  I'm nowhere near 'cured' and maybe I never will be, but I don't like to think about what would have happened if I hadn't got help.  I've written several posts about this and you can find them by clicking here.

R U OK? Day is next week, Thursday September 15th.  If there is someone in your life who you think isn't OK, don't wait until then, ask them now.  If they say they are ok, but your gut tells you otherwise, please keep asking.  If U R the one who is NOT OK, click on the yellow button above and get yourself some help.


Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Happy Birthday To Me!

Yesterday was my birthday. Chyken left me early in the morning to head off on school camp to the snow all week.

My sister and I went to Daylesford.  We started out at the Convent Gallery where we had an early lunch.

They have a wine called 'Good Catholic Girl'.  I would have tried it, just for the irony aspect, but I don't drink wine.

We did some browsing in the main street...

This one is for Chyken...

We went to The Hepburn Bathouse and Spa but I didn't take any photos.  It was divine.  We didn't want to leave.  But then we got hungry.

Cheesecake and Hot Chocolate at the Daylesford Boathouse Cafe.

And Devonshire Tea.

A visit to the book shop...

So many books!!!

And then it was time to go back to reality.  With a promise to return again soon!
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