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#1 Mitis angelam

Posted 26 January 2013 - 05:52 PM

I'm exhausted.  I should be doing stuff, but I'm procrastinating.

Join me?

#2 Riotproof

Posted 26 January 2013 - 05:57 PM

Going to do bedtime, which will hopefully be seemless. I'll try and come back after that.

#3 protart roflcoptor

Posted 26 January 2013 - 06:00 PM

Hi ladies. The weather here in Brisbane is crap. Hopefully not as dangerous as on the central coast though for which I am grateful.

So I will join the bar for a Vodka lime and soda, or 6.



#4 Mitis angelam

Posted 26 January 2013 - 06:06 PM

I have to say, roflcopter, I feel so much more comfortable with you now that I know what a roflcopter is.  It always left me wondering, like "What is she trying to say with that username?"



#5 HIH.GD.Isolabella

Posted 26 January 2013 - 06:06 PM

Midori and Pineapple Juice awaiting me after the bedtime chaos due to start at 7.15pm.

Nice and patriotic...... But just my favourite summer spirits



#6 Lucrezia Borgia

Posted 26 January 2013 - 06:06 PM

Hey everyone

I've had better days.....

Only 5 more hours of it left though, and it's wine o'clock, so guess its not too bad..

How's everyone's day been?



#7 Mitis angelam

Posted 26 January 2013 - 06:08 PM

Isolabella, someone gave me a bottle of midori for Christmas.  I loathe the stuff and am wondering what to do with it!  (Do you think a bottle shop would let me exchange it?)

Lucretia, not too bad.  Our bathroom has been in a half-renovated state for over a year, and today we actually made some progress towards completion, so that definitely feels good.  What made your day less than delightful?

#8 protart roflcoptor

Posted 26 January 2013 - 06:09 PM

QUOTE (Ange Vert @ 26/01/2013, 06:06 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I have to say, roflcopter, I feel so much more comfortable with you now that I know what a roflcopter is.  It always left me wondering, like "What is she trying to say with that username?"



Lol, it is an obscure reference unless you have a gaming mad teenage son who introduces you to Machinima.

Thanks to Zombie for clearing that up in the other thread.



#9 Expelliarmus

Posted 26 January 2013 - 06:10 PM

Yeah, I am like your OP. So much to do and too exhausted to do it.

DS is driving me mad. I can't take another minute of his yabbering. Ugh.

#10 Feral_Pooks

Posted 26 January 2013 - 06:15 PM

QUOTE (Ange Vert @ 26/01/2013, 07:08 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Isolabella, someone gave me a bottle of midori for Christmas.  I loathe the stuff and am wondering what to do with it!  (Do you think a bottle shop would let me exchange it?)


Hi Ange, you can always donate it to charity, ie. me, love Pooks.

#11 Mitis angelam

Posted 26 January 2013 - 06:18 PM

Noted.  I'll bear that in mind.

#12 Lucrezia Borgia

Posted 26 January 2013 - 06:21 PM

QUOTE (Ange Vert @ 26/01/2013, 07:08 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Isolabella, someone gave me a bottle of midori for Christmas.  I loathe the stuff and am wondering what to do with it!  (Do you think a bottle shop would let me exchange it?)

Lucretia, not too bad.  Our bathroom has been in a half-renovated state for over a year, and today we actually made some progress towards completion, so that definitely feels good.  What made your day less than delightful?


It's a good feeling when you make progress on stuff like that...

Sigh, illness mainly. The baby has had gastro for the better part of a week, just when I think he's getting over it it rears its ugly head again, I got it on Wednesday and felt like death warmed up, but DH had to go to work so I had to deal with the two boys as best I could (yes I'm on a bit of a martyr role here!)... Now today DH reckons he's coming down with it, spent most of the day moping around on the couch playing with the iPad, the baby was VILE ....Henry my oldest was pretty good, but then at dinner time he burst into tears telling me he's scared of going to bed, doesn't like his brain (?), he's having dreams of falling off a cliff ......zombies (how does he even know about zombies?) ....so I try to get to the bottom of what is worrying him...school? Friends? His brother being sick? ...meanwhile the baby is vomiting, and DH is being really helpful muttering from the couch "whAt fresh hell is this?"....

The baby is now in bed and is presumably asleep. Well, he's quiet ......and now DH reckons he has "picked up a bit"... HOW convenient.

Meanwhile I am sitting on the couch trying to ignore the fact that Henry hasn't had a bath yet. He is not making eye contact with me because I think HE thinks I've forgotten to put him to bed.....fun times

Sorry you asked??!

#13 Mitis angelam

Posted 26 January 2013 - 06:33 PM

QUOTE (Lucretia Borgia @ 26/01/2013, 07:21 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Sorry you asked??!


Nah, 's fine.  You poor thing!

#14 SkeptiFERAL

Posted 26 January 2013 - 06:42 PM

No drinkies, but here for the chat.

Lucretia, sounds like a horrible time of sickness.  The worst thing is that hyper-vigilence that you get to every tummy rumble in thinking that you might have caught the bug.

#15 Guest_3Keiki_*

Posted 26 January 2013 - 06:49 PM

hey all,
procrastinating too... essay to complete in short space of time, microsoft word driving me batty, had a good cry about it earlier feeling a little silly now.
Thinking seriously of pulling out of online uni and applying to ACU in Canberra
Oh and found out my first order of livestock will be delayed by months.... bugger. The kids are hanging for some animals.
So we went out today and bought 3 horses... as you do.

#16 Feral_Pooks

Posted 26 January 2013 - 06:54 PM

Just coldies here for me. Mixed day. I am really hoping DS goes down for the night well, we have had a hellish couple of days with his sleep... Night before last I put him to bed at 8, ended up putting him in the car at 10.30 and he was asleep just before midnight. Yuck. He used to be like that every night and it brought it all back sad.gif

#17 SkeptiFERAL

Posted 26 January 2013 - 07:05 PM

3Keiki, online uni can suck at times. What course are you doing? I am thinking about taking this semester off my uni course ... a lot has gone on in the last 6 months (nothing like what you have been through, though), and the thought of finding the motivation to do external studies is a bit beyond me at the moment.

#18 SkeptiFERAL

Posted 26 January 2013 - 07:08 PM

Pooks, I hope your DS is at the point of exhaustion and has one of those wonderful "catch-up-sleep-through-the-night" sleeps for you. Go to bed as soon as he goes down!


#19 blackcat20

Posted 26 January 2013 - 07:09 PM

Been drinking around the camp fire for a few hours. Having a down day today; everything catches up with me after a while.

#20 Lucrezia Borgia

Posted 26 January 2013 - 07:13 PM

3Keiki ...that sounds tough....but yay for three horses!

What are you, (and Skepticaemia as well.) ..studying?

#21 SkeptiFERAL

Posted 26 January 2013 - 07:15 PM

Arrrghhhhh!!!!!!  Little miss 11 is watching One Direction clips off You Tube on the TV ... over and bloody over again.

My nerves are about shot.

Lucretia, I am studying a Masters in a health field ... 2 subjects to go, but my perfectionist streak will not let me enrol unless I can give it 100% ... which I probably cannot do this semester.


#22 Guest_3Keiki_*

Posted 26 January 2013 - 07:16 PM

QUOTE (skepticaemia @ 26/01/2013, 08:05 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
3Keiki, online uni can suck at times. What course are you doing? I am thinking about taking this semester off my uni course ... a lot has gone on in the last 6 months (nothing like what you have been through, though), and the thought of finding the motivation to do external studies is a bit beyond me at the moment.



Doing teaching - I actually started it years ago but had to pull out. Restarted last year but this year have transfered into UNEs K-12 degree which is brand new I think gives me more scope in a country area. Having said that I am seriously thinking about working in the ACT anyway as DS will be starting high school there around the time I should finish.

It is rather a lot on my plate at the moment - uni, starting the farm, kids etc and yeah sometimes I just lose motivation.

Pooks - both my boys have been sh*te sleepers... it was really hard and with DS1 I used to be in the car A LOT. I remember driving to byron from sydney just because he stayed sleep.

RS so lucky your DD is still in her cot, DS started climbing out at 16months and that was that.

#23 SkeptiFERAL

Posted 26 January 2013 - 07:19 PM

Can you enrol in their post-grad course? Or do you have to do the lot?

I cannot believe that your "impulse buy" of the day was 3 horses!!!!  Awesome.

#24 Lucrezia Borgia

Posted 26 January 2013 - 07:21 PM

Both sound like interesting courses...

RS...my first never climbed and even when we moved him to a bed it has never occurred to him to get out of his bed. DS2 though I think will be a climber....mother's intuition.!

#25 Feral_Pooks

Posted 26 January 2013 - 07:27 PM

No, no, it's another night from hell.

It's not teething, it's just... It's just Adam.

I am *this close* to going back to sleep school.

Might be good to have their opinion on his development too.

Regular Show, I hope this doesn't sound rude, but what is your son's special needs? Because I have concerns about DS.

And his sleep is just insane. It is seriously insane. I don't know how people are meant to deal with it.

At least DP has seen that look of utter desperation in my eyes and has taken over for a bit.

And to think, I am super clucky for another one.




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