Tuesday, April 30, 2013


My bedside is very full.  What are you reading? Read any of these? The bottom 4 are on their way to the bookshelf to store.  Currently on Raising Girls and The Light Between Oceans. 

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Wednesday sometime in 2013 I think.

Oh my poor poor neglected blog.  

I miss you.  Has anybody taken a walk from that ever hungry mad time consumer we all know as facebook? It seems to be my "quick" place to update photos etc... but is it all that quick? There is SO much there in FB land.  Ads, mundane crap, etc... I would like to quit it. Have you?


Babe #4 our Gorgeous little Savannah also known as...

Huskvanna (ala Baxter)
Savlova (from the rest of us...)

is big. She's 6 months old, weighs more than a ton of bricks, has adorable chubby thighs, spikey hair, 3 + 3/4's teeth, comando crawling, and is the apple of everyone's eye.  Everybody seriously seriously is smitten by her.

In other news...

Nic and I have quit sugar.
9 days clean and counting.  We're talking all sugar.

Kids are still having fruit etc. but we're working on better eating as I've let it slip a bit since having 4 children...  Never knew it would possibly be so busy.

And yet more happenings...  A meal for dinner and lunchbox winner:

Chicken Sausage rolls - with our home killed chicken sausages, kale, silverbeet, onion, carrot, parsley -- all from the garden... rolled up in bought butter pastry -- yes, that is the ungodly expensive pastry that actually uses butter at the grocery store. Worth the extra dollars in flavour and in health!  The other ones are full of marg and crap oils (*bleh*) and sprinkled with chia seeds after an egg wash.

Always tastes better served on a blue alien plate.
Because that's how we Sausage Roll.

I am so bleary and sleep deprived I'm a snappy yelling cow of a mother at the moment.  Not terribly proud of that.  Needs some work and I am constantly trying to remember that I am shaping these kids' childhoods. Look - I love them to bits, but coming off the back-end of school holidays I was at the END of my tether.  I keep trying to remind myself that it should get easier, but does it? 

(these are the dahlias in my garden that don't talk back, lie, hurt their brother/sister and leave their clothes everywhere. Sigh.)

I know there are mothers out there with more kids than me, but I am finding having 4 children CHALLENGING.  I do remember having 1, 2 and 3 children challenging during the early days though, so I think it's probably just sheer exhaustion.  

Probably nothing that a 4 hour stretch of sleep wouldn't cure I think.

In the meantime... we'll go gently, and try to build up more patience for these little tackers. To remember to speak kindly. To be in the moment. To not worry so much about the state of chaos in the house. To paint. To read. To cuddle.

Happy Autumn days. xx