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#26 Cranky Old Woman

Posted 03 February 2018 - 02:26 PM

 born.a.girl, on 03 February 2018 - 02:17 PM, said:

I found a palatable way to use the kale which came in our veggie box during the week.

You bought a rabbit/guinea pig/chooks?

#27 Ellie bean

Posted 03 February 2018 - 02:28 PM

DH has taken the kids to the movies and I AM ALONE IN THE HOUSE FOR 2 HOURS!! doesn't happen often, I'm super excited

#28 Hands Up

Posted 03 February 2018 - 02:29 PM

Oh my god, Ellie Bean. I'm excited for you ha ha. Love time to myself.

#29 Pink Flamingo

Posted 03 February 2018 - 02:47 PM

A phone call from one of my dearest friends who I haven’t spoken to in ages. She called just at the right time and I feel a million times better since our chat.
DH has taken DS1 out for the afternoon.
DS2 is asleep
The weather is beautiful
My dog is being very affectionate

#30 lisacat

Posted 03 February 2018 - 10:01 PM

Just booked a 10 night cruise to NZ with DH.
Can’t wait, it has been a stressful 18 months for both of us so it will be great to get away and relax.

#31 joeyinthesky

Posted 03 February 2018 - 10:10 PM

After 18 long months, I have my bedroom back! I've finally managed to persuade DS2 into his own cot in his own room... and I'm so so happy to be able to use my bedroom in the evenings again. It's going to do wonders for DH's and my relationship, not least of all that I won't be grouching at him for the noise he makes when he sleeps waking DS2. Plus, blissful being able to lie in bed with my book and pot of tea and chill.
Now to get him to sleep throught the night!

#32 DaLittleEd

Posted 03 February 2018 - 10:27 PM

Scones.

#33 cardamom

Posted 03 February 2018 - 10:41 PM

1) Utterly perfect weather.

2) A morning spent sitting in the park with an almond croissant and a book.

3) A slobbery hug from 11mo niece.

4) An organised fridge and a leftovers-utilising meal plan.

5) Managed to get a choice park on a busy street directly outside the shop I needed to go to. Said shop was able to fix my glasses on the spot when I fully anticipated they would need to be sent away.

6) One of those random moments where I notice how much my comfort and ease with myself has improved as I've gotten older. I went to the gym expecting it to be empty, but it was half-full of women wearing super stylish Lululemon activewear. I was wearing a baggy T-shirt that I nabbed for free at a hot dog eating contest (goes without saying that said shirt is emblazoned with a giant hot dog). Younger me would have spent the whole time comparing myself to the others and cringing at my lack of style and worrying what others thought of me. Today I just smiled to myself and thought "you do you".

#34 Renovators delight

Posted 03 February 2018 - 11:02 PM

Went to a party today, where both DS1 and DS2 used good manners.

I brushed their hair before we went, and DS2 (who is 4) pronounced them both to be 'very stylish' which made me laugh.

It was fun to see the birthday girl open presents and be so excited at the contents (a vial of fairy dust, a sheet of faux diamond and pearl stickers) she lost the ability to speak (she was 6).

DS3 is an adorable little parcel, but he comes up and asks for a 'cugglekiss' at regular intervals, and its gorgeous :wub:

#35 WTFancie shmancie

Posted 03 February 2018 - 11:10 PM

Three whole months after DD's last HSC exam she finally (after gentle suggestions at first escalating to me losing my sh*t with her about it today) has finally started working on cleaning up and cleaning out her study room.

It looked like a bomb hit it, papers and stationery stewn all over the desk and piles of papers and old assignments on the floor - so much that it wasn't possible to walk across the floor.

But the clean up has started and that's what I'm happy about today.

#36 a letter to Elise.

Posted 04 February 2018 - 12:41 AM

Took my kids to swimming lessons today. 3 weeks ago, my daughter was too terrified to get in the water, and today she dog paddled!

We went to go to the movies this afternoon. Got there, and discovered the session we came for was in Japanese. DD took it in her stride. We bought special movie snacks, and came home and watched a barbie DVD together instead.

DS has professed his desire to do painting with me this weekend. It's been too long!

#37 mayahlb

Posted 04 February 2018 - 12:56 AM

1. They opened the highway going south so the trucks are now getting through! And my friends who were trapped north for the last week got home. Though supermarkets were good and sent freash food via plane and a barge. (If your wondering what I'm talking about see the photos in this link... https://www.facebook...100009633338600 One point on the road is still under 800mm of water)

2. I got to sleep in until 10am

3. It didn't rain and it wasn't hot today

4. My computer actually cooperated and let me use photoshop and learn some new things

5. Kid 1 got a green slip despite only 3 days of school having happened so far. He's settled really nicely into his class, which considering he had a meltdown the day before school started due to having been separated from all his friends yet again (he is ASD and new friends are hard for him to make. Having friends in his class is vital for him to thrive).

#38 born.a.girl

Posted 04 February 2018 - 07:28 AM

 Cranky Old Woman, on 03 February 2018 - 02:26 PM, said:

You bought a rabbit/guinea pig/chooks?

'Twas tempting.


I googled lots of recipies but couldn't get excited by any.

Finally found a website which extolled the many virtues of kale, then ended with 'what a shame it tastes like a fistful of dirt'.  

The smoothie ingredients included frozen banana, blueberries, ginger - all designed to disguise the taste very well.

#39 VVV

Posted 04 February 2018 - 07:36 AM

My Dad has been O/S on holidays for two months and I am catching up with him this afternoon to hear about his adventures.

My DD seems to have come out the other side of a period of tantrums and we are back to cuddles and smiles (for now)

#40 Bethlehem Babe

Posted 04 February 2018 - 07:42 AM

Hearing my youngest using words to talk to himself. Being blown kisses as they drove off.
Eldest is now eating sausages. This is huge in our world.

I have the whole day to myself.

#41 Riotproof

Posted 04 February 2018 - 07:59 AM

These are all lovely. I wonder if we can keep it as busy as the first world vents.

 born.a.girl, on 04 February 2018 - 07:28 AM, said:



'Twas tempting.


I googled lots of recipies but couldn't get excited by any.

Finally found a website which extolled the many virtues of kale, then ended with 'what a shame it tastes like a fistful of dirt'.  

The smoothie ingredients included frozen banana, blueberries, ginger - all designed to disguise the taste very well.

Do you like mushrooms? I make a recipe called Paleo Italian mushroom bake

#42 darcswan

Posted 04 February 2018 - 09:01 AM

My kitten - it’s our third week with this little bundle of joy and I’m thoroughly smitten. He’s the sweetest, smoochiest purr machine I’ve ever met :)

#43 IkeaAddict

Posted 04 February 2018 - 09:32 AM

A few things LOL....

1. It's DPs birthday. He is notoriously hard to buy for and tells me he wants nothing and to buy him nothing so I normally buy him an iTunes card and/or a movie voucher. This year I decided to get him some Accessories for his new GoPro since he got one for himself after Christmas and has no accessories. I chose stuff based on 2 guys in the JB Hifi store, one staff, one customer, who advised me on good accessories......he is STOKED with what I chose for him. Keeps looking at the packages and smiling, has tried them all out and keeps saying "awesome" at his desk
2. DS is back at school and is happy with his class. He loves his teacher, he has all his friends in his class and he loves the classroom...apparently the classroom is super cool and has supercool stuff in it (one of which is a tent with flashing lights that fits 4 people)
3. DS gets to go to his first swimming carnival in 2 weeks (he has the option not to since he turns 8 this year and is in year 2). He's already super excited about getting to go in swimming races and cheering for his sports house and being with "all the big kids" at the carnival. Not to mention the bus trip to get there

#44 Popper

Posted 04 February 2018 - 09:55 AM

1.Beautiful long walk with the dog by myself early this morning followed by a shower. Wish I could start every day like this.
2. So much rain here and the garden is vivid green. DH did the yards yesterday and they are splendid.
3. Halfway through an awesome book and DH will look after kids later today so I can skulk off and read for an hour
4. Can hear the ocean from my front porch today

#45 born.a.girl

Posted 04 February 2018 - 10:10 AM

 Riotproof, on 04 February 2018 - 07:59 AM, said:

These are all lovely. I wonder if we can keep it as busy as the first world vents.



Do you like mushrooms? I make a recipe called Paleo Italian mushroom bake

I don't (funnily enough the only vegetable I don't eat) but he does, so would love the recipe, as mushrooms also came in the veggie box.  :)

I used 1/3 of the kale and have made two big smoothies, so he blanched a bit when I said there were six in total.  I could use it instead of spinach, but I believe it doesn't go quite as limp as spinach so probably wouldn't fit in the pie case, for our standard pie.

#46 Riotproof

Posted 04 February 2018 - 10:28 AM

 born.a.girl, on 04 February 2018 - 10:10 AM, said:



I don't (funnily enough the only vegetable I don't eat) but he does, so would love the recipe, as mushrooms also came in the veggie box.  :)

I used 1/3 of the kale and have made two big smoothies, so he blanched a bit when I said there were six in total.  I could use it instead of spinach, but I believe it doesn't go quite as limp as spinach so probably wouldn't fit in the pie case, for our standard pie.
https://popularpaleo...anmushroombake/

#47 cardamom

Posted 04 February 2018 - 10:37 AM

 Riotproof, on 04 February 2018 - 07:59 AM, said:

These are all lovely. I wonder if we can keep it as busy as the first world vents.

There's the first world fluffy wins thread I started a year or so ago but it's never as popular as the vents ;)

#48 Riotproof

Posted 04 February 2018 - 10:46 AM

View Postcardamom, on 04 February 2018 - 10:37 AM, said:



There's the first world fluffy wins thread I started a year or so ago but it's never as popular as the vents ;)

But we do we always have to win? I'm trying to be happy with the little things.

#49 cardamom

Posted 04 February 2018 - 11:15 AM

View PostRiotproof, on 04 February 2018 - 10:46 AM, said:

But we do we always have to win? I'm trying to be happy with the little things.

To me that's what comes to mind when I think of a fluffy win - those little things that bring a smile to your face. Definitely didn't think it needed to be a literal win!

#50 seayork2002

Posted 04 February 2018 - 11:17 AM

Cardigans are back in the shops




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