Reading watching writing listening

For something different I thought I’d share what I’m reading, watching, writing and listening to. And if you have anything you want to share, why don’t you post a comment about it? I love to hear what everyone is up to!

Reading…

At the moment I’m just starting on a brand new book, inspired by an evening out with family. It’s called Trace: who killed Maria James? It was written by Rachael Brown, a notable Australian journalist. We saw her during her book tour where she talked about the crime, and all the aspects involved. [...]  read more

Drowning in washing

As a mother, there are times that you dream about the time of BK. Before kids.

I think back, and I look at all that carefree time that I had…..wondering how I could have ever taken that for granted.

You know what I’m talking about.

The washing.

Right now there are piles of clothes to be folded all over the couch. And the spare bed. And our bed. And in baskets waiting to be washed to join the other piles.

You guys, my son is not even 2 yet. His clothes are tiny. So how the hell did we suddenly go from washing a couple of times a week to full baskets every single day. Where the hell did the clothes come from?!  [...]  read more

Strawberry Fields family fun day

Today we went strawberry picking, and it was so much fun!!

The local farm had a family fun day, so on top of the usual fruit picking they also had a ton of activities and food/drinks to enjoy, including:

  • Jumping Castle
  • Rock climbing
  • Face painting (huuuuuge line)
  • Little electric jeeps
  • Soft play area
  • Swings and cubby house

They had a ton of food there. The hubby and son both enjoyed strawberry ice cream today, while I had a chocolate covered strawberry. So good.

I didn’t capture a lot of the activities because there were kids, and well, filming around kids doesn’t go down well. But take a look at the video – we’ll definitely be back next year! [...]  read more

A recap of the last 2 weeks

Winter is definitely here! As I write this I have a blanket over my legs and I’m wearing a jacket probably best reserved for the southern states, but I get cold easily, so whatever. Bonus was that it only cost me $20 from K-mart, win!

A lot’s been happening lately in this part of the world! Luca has reached 20 months old, and he’s so super fun. I keep meaning to write an updated Luca letter so I can capture all of the memories. If children were born at this age I would have so many more. He just keeps me laughing and so entertained. Of course, we’re still dealing with some tantrums and testing of the boundaries, but for the majority of the time he’s an absolute sweetheart.

Before we get into the recap, I just wanted to provide you with a visual treat before it’s all about my snotty body.

Sick….again

Running-wise I’ve had to take a break this past 1.5 weeks again. What I thought was a common cold was either a flu or a respiratory virus. I was blowing my nose repeatedly coughing up gunk so thick that I ended up puking from not being able to breathe.

The worst was on Wednesday morning when I threw up about 6 times. My hubby had gone to work, and was only there for about 15mins when I called him and asked him to come home. It was my usual day off to spend with Luca, but I just felt so flat and unable to muster any energy, and with the throwing up I knew that I wasn’t in a good way.

Once my husband got home I went and saw the doc, he told me it was either of the two (flu/virus) and requested I go to get a nasal swab done to find out. He also wrote me a script for some antibiotics, but asked that I hold off for one more day to see if I start getting better. If I did, then it was viral and the antibiotics were of no benefit.

I went to get my nasal swab done, and when I arrived the waiting area was full. I grabbed a number and sat down, and then coughed….and coughed….and coughed. My coughing was such a deep bark that it was embarrassing to sit there. After 20mins I walked out – I didn’t want to get anyone else sick, and I wanted to go back to bed.

As it turned out I felt better on Thursday and I didn’t need the antibiotics, so that was good. I also didn’t bother to go back and get the nasal swab, so I don’t know exactly what I had. But given that I slept for 11 hours on Wednesday, and was only out of bed a couple of hours on Thursday before I went back for another sleep. Whatever it was, it was definitely more than a cold, that’s for sure!

Weekend here and weekend gone

I sat on the couch the other night and reflected on just how fast time goes. During the week it’s so repetitive. Work, come home, put son to bed, eat dinner, get half an hour of free time, go to bed. Get up, rinse and repeat.

Wednesdays are my day off to spend with my son, and we always make it quality time. Then weekends we try to do something as a family – usually we’re booked up with some kind of event with friends or family. Or we might have organised a day off to spend solo. This weekend just gone I had organised for my husband to have the day to himself, and originally he had organised to go offshore fishing but due to the wind and swell they didn’t head out. Instead he used the time to do some stuff around the house, chores or tasks that he had wanted to do for a while but not had time.

My friend and I had a great day heading around the coast. We first went down to Caloundra for a walk around the markets before taking a ride on the temporary Ferris Wheel they’ve set up for the school holidays.

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A couple of shots from the weekend hanging out with @travelling_ness exploring Caloundra with coffee, babycinos, markets and the Ferris Wheel (temporarily there until the 21st of July, perfect for the school holidays). #sunshinecoast #caloundra #weekend #friends #lovewhereyoulive #ferriswheel #eyeofcaloundra #temporary #schoolholidayfun #lucamichaelangelo [...]  read more