Jump to content

AustraliaDayBar


  • Please log in to reply
36 replies to this topic

#1 Angelot

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 Angelot

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 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 Angelot

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 Angelot

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 Angelot

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.




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

A mum's tragic battle against inflammatory breast cancer

At just 37 years of age, with two young sons, Vicki was diagnosed with inflammatory breast cancer. Now her family wants all women to know the symptoms.

The business of babies around the world

Pregnancy and birth is an intriguing process no matter where you are in the world. One soon-to-be father gleans wisdom from a new guide.

Finding a positive path through IVF

It’s not surprising that IVF is often seen as a negative journey towards the ultimate positive, but having a glass-half-full approach can make a big difference to the experience.

Giving strangers the gift of parenthood

A mum explains why she and her husband are choosing to gift their leftover embryos to help strangers achieve their dream of parenthood.

Does morning sickness get better or worse with each child?

Just as every baby is unique, so is every pregnancy. And that means morning sickness can vary a lot, too.

What's so wrong with looking 'mumsy', anyway?

Why is it that the word ‘mumsy’ has connotations of such a negative nature – but seems to be the only other option apart from ‘yummy’?

Trying to speed up the inevitable

As the waiting game of late pregnancy continues, this mum considers a few things that might hurry things up a little.

One month later: where is William Tyrell?

It has been a little over a month since William Tyrell disappeared from his grandmother's home, 33 long sleepless nights for his family as they mourn the absence of their cheeky young boy.

Winter's child less likely to be moody: study

Babies born in the summer are much more likely to suffer from mood swings when they grow up, while those born in the winter are less likely to become irritable adults, scientists claim.

Single mum of two creates award-winning baby app

Suddenly single with a baby and an 11-year-old son, Tara O?Connell developed an app to improve the lives of mothers who were similarly overwhelmed.

Food for thought: looking after yourself as a new mum

As soon as your baby enters the world, everything else takes a back seat - even the necessities of daily life such as eating are severely compromised, right when you need energy the most.

'Grabbable guts' campaign aims to cut toxic fat

The Live Lighter campaign will take people inside the human body to show the internal dangers of being overweight.

The best and worst month of my life

A new mum's first month of motherhood didn't pan out as expected when she lost a family member weeks after her baby's birth.

Facebook and Apple offer to pay female staff to freeze their eggs

Facebook and Apple are hoping to provide women with the freedom to build their careers without the added pressure of having children at or by a certain age.

How a pregnancy contract could work for you and your partner

The idea of making a 'pregnancy contract' with your partner may sound a bit silly at first, but it can help make the transition to parenthood a lot smoother.

Finding a mum-friendly personal trainer

Burping babies vs burpees – yes, new mums and personal trainers live in different worlds. But they can work together - once you find the right match for you and your lifestyle.

Alleged baby snatch incident a ?misunderstanding?, say police

Police say that an incident in which a man pulled on a woman?s pram while walking a popular Sydney route late last month was a misunderstanding.

Ebola killed my aunt and is shutting down my country

Three weeks ago, my auntie, a midwife, developed a fever. Sitting here in Sydney basked in Australian sunshine, that shouldn't be big news.

The night my ovary burst

One mum shares her frightening experience and vows to never take her health for granted again.

Download now: Essential Kids Activity Finder app

Got bored kids? Quickly find the best activities for kids wherever you are in Australia with the Essential Kids app.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

Win 1 of 5 Canon Powershot D30 cameras

Capture life more easily with the Canon Powershot D30. Shockproof, waterproof and dustproof, you can take it almost anywhere and shoot beautiful images, time after time. Enter now!

16 parenting truths you won't find in the baby books

I am five years into this parenting gig and I’ve learnt that sleepless nights and changing dirty nappies are child’s play.

Best and worst potty party cakes

It's nice to celebrate a child making the shift from nappies to 'big kid' undies, but do we really need a semi-realistic used toilet cake to do it? Here are some of the best and worst cakes parents have used at 'potty parties' around the world.

7 tips for a financially festive Christmas

Plan ahead - and do it now - to ensure festive season expenses don't break the bank.

'Go the F*** to Sleep' author's new book for frustrated parents

A sequel is coming soon to the 2011 hit book 'Go the F*** to Sleep' - and this time, it's about mealtimes.

Great birthday party buys from Etsy

Handmade crafts to decorate and personalise your child's next birthday - from banners to cake decorations, we've got gorgeous party finds from Etsy.

Creative storage ideas for the kids' rooms

Creative and practical storage ideas for the kids' toys and books can also add some stylish decor to your home. Visit babyology.com.au for more stylish modern finds for hip kids & parents.

The 'yucky' illness that took over my life

I have a chronic illness nobody likes to discuss, as it involves toilet talk. But it needs to be talked about.

To the mum in the doctor's waiting room

Maybe the mum I saw in that waiting room, seemingly disconnected from her baby, doesn’t have the support she needs.

10 space-saving nursery ideas

Starting a family doesn't always mean moving into a bigger house - not yet, anyway.

 

What's in a name?

Baby Names

Looking for a classic name, or an unusual name? Our Baby Name Finder is for you, search or browse to refine your shortlist.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.