Hi, and welcome to the crazy! A place for a crazy single mum to type what is on her mind.. Please keep your arms & legs inside the carriage at all times, and hang the f*ck on!

24 January, 2011

HELLO Perth!

So I'm here!! Got here Thursday night and it still hasn't really sunk in that I've actually moved here! Figure it will hit me like a tonne of bricks one day when I least expect it! >.<

We adjusted well to the time difference etc. The Melbourne like weather is making that a little easier though! Wouldn't complain if this rain went away though... STOP FOLLOWING ME!! ...damn rain clouds! My little man is doing heaps better than expected, but is being hell clingy and clumsy, so I'm thinking his ears popped during the flight - poor kid!

Speaking of flight.... You know how when you fly somewhere, there's always that ONE child that sooks the WHOOOOOOLLLLEEEEEEEEEEEE flight!? Well.... I have that child! Must be karma for all the evil glares I used to give kids pre-mummy LOL. Sucked sooo bad!! Late flights and toddlers clearly don't mix. EVER.

Adelaide was crap. The CBD strongly resembles an outer Melbourne suburb LOL. Everyone drives slow and crazy-like. Rundle mall is NOT what it's cracked up to be!! Tad disappointing. The drive into Adelaide was fun though!!

By the way.... To anyone thinking about coming to Perth - COMMUTE! Perth drivers are SOOOO bad LOL. Like, CRAZY bad. Horrible even.
The weather is amazing though. Completely different to Melbourne! It can be hot, yet there's still a refreshing breeze in the air! ...But then again, I do believe I haven't copped a scorcher yet!

Anyway, just thought I'd give you all an update on everything! I do like it here so far! Going to get out and explore a little more tomorrow hopefully...

Anywayyy... Time for this granny to sleep! Moving is so exhausting!!
Peace out kidlets! x

15 January, 2011

Last night...

So tonight is my last night in 'our' first home. Hasn't really gotten to me, knowing I was leaving this place.. Until just then. I realised all the milestones froggy has reached in this house! First word, first tooth, crawling, first steps.... The laughter, the tears, the frustration, sleepless nights, happy moments, tickles, cuddles..... And now I'm getting sad. Don't get me wrong, I'll be glad to see the back of this place! It has no aircon, thus making it sauna spec on hot days. But it was our first home. Not house, home. There's a huge difference, as some of you will know. Ahh well, I'll just keep reminding myself of the reasons why I'm leaving - the new memories, laughter, milestones and tears... A new life.

Speaking of new life - how awesome am I!? First house = brand spanking new! Had to wait for the electrical stuff to be done before I could even move in..... New house in Perth = brand spanking new as well!!! God help me the day I have to move into an older house LOL.

Should probably go clean some more... Still have sooo much to do! Took a breather to nab a WW custom, and that was an hour ago.... WHOOPSIES.

Seriously cant believe it's my last night here.... I need booze!! This time in 3 days I'll be going to bed for the last time as a Melbournian!!! EEEEEEEEEEP.

Peeeeeeeeeace out kidlets! x

13 January, 2011


This time in SEVEN days, I'll be snoozing in my fabulous hotel room in Adelaide!!!!!!! WEEEEEE! Curious to see what Adelaide is like - never been there before!!
ANNNND.... This time in 8 days, i'll be on the plane on my way to Perth!!!! (with less than an hour to go!) THAT is exciting!!!! Also nerve racking. Hopefully my little froggy takes after his mama and loves flying!

Packing is shit. Seriously! SOOOOOO SHIT. I think the fact that you pack, only to unpack a couple of days later makes it so much more suckier, if that makes sense!? Hmmmm.. Almost done. Not sure if everything I plan on putting in my car will actually fit in my car though. I have more crap than I thought!

This is all MY crap... EEEEP!

...How's the floods in Brisbane!? SOOOO depressing! I watch the news, read the stuff on facebook, browse some blogs.... And my heart breaks. Seeing pics of places like Southbank... Thinking... Places I used to sit and watch the world go by are now underwater! CRAZY. Friends houses - underwater. I feel like my heart is being ripped away with the current, it's that brutal. The stories of heroism and random acts of kindness make my heart smile though! And the flood relief... OH. EM. GEEE! Can't believe how generous our amazing little country (well, continent if you want to get technical) is! No wonder I love Australia so much! <3

My little man has started 'hiding' on me hey. It's the cutest thing ever, as he hasn't quite grasped the concept of 'hiding' yet! He merely squats in the corner!! He looks so cute though! Tucks his little head down and tries sooo hard not to move/make a sound! Then he sees my feet, jumps up, goes "didididididdididididdididi" (no idea what that is meant to mean LOL) and runs away! DAMMIT. How can one child be so damn lovable!? I just want to squish him!! >.<
He does wees on the toilet too!! I put a pic up for you all to enjoy. Makes me do a little squeal on the inside seeing him on the toilet! ...Yes, I think it's THAT cute!

How cute is my little man!? LOVE HIM.

God, I always swore I'd never be one of those mums that talks about their kids ALLLLLLLLLLLL the time.. Used to drive me batty! Yet here I am, basking in my sons glory and amazement. Funny how the world works hey!? 

Don't you hate it when you can't sleep!? Another night of cleaning done... Melbourne's humidity is draining the life out of me! I can't clean during the day as I feel too sticky to do anything, so I do it all at night when the house has cooled down... Naturally, that results in my body gaining another hit of energy, thus leaving me wide eyed and bushy tailed at ...12:25am. Sweet, this is awesome!! *note sarcasm*

Ughh, might go amuse myself elsewhere now...
Much love kidlets! x

09 January, 2011

Face vs Tiles...

And the tiles won!! I know I look like crap - I'd been dancing in the rain, and consumed a LOT of ouzo! LOL.

08 January, 2011

Crazy drunk...

I blog drunk!!!!!! ...Actually, never done it before. Had the crazy urge to write a blog though. Like, right now. Mark is looking over my shoulder reading as I type, laughing when I typo. PRICK!
I like ouzo. It makes stuff fuzzy. Warm and fuzzy. I also love spell check, and hope it knows its shit so that this makes sense!
Might get the neighbour to proofread. LOL.
Hate packing so took another night off.
This time in 12 days i'll be on the plane Perth bound!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
That is all.

Ohhhhh, don't face plant into tiles. Makes your cheekbone ache like a bitch!


06 January, 2011

The cloth crazy...

I love cloth nappies! Cute ones, bright ones, fluffy and embroidered ones! They make me feel all warm and fuzzy on the inside!!!
Nah, but seriously. I get that a LOT of people use disgustables, I just don't understand why you would when there's such awesome nappies out there that not only look 100 times cuter, but are also a fraction of the price!? Not to mention all the bad stuff they do to the environment! CRAZY PEOPLE!!

So I was ADDICTED to buying MCN's at one stage hey. Like, I'd get really grumpy and stuff if I wasn't expecting fluffy mail! How intense is that!? People don't understand it, but no word of a lie, it's an addiction!! Bit like shopaholics, only fluffaholics hehe.
ANYWAYYYYY, it's been almost a month since I got fluffy mail!!!! I only realised today that it's been so long....... And I think I'm okay with that!? I still want more naps, and have some coming eventually..... But I'm not a fluffaholic anymore!!!!!!!!

I guess this post is a bit like an alcoholic coming out and being all, "I've been sober for 6 months!!!!" ...It's a mega achievement! I'm proud of myself! Now to find some fluff for me to buy.... No wait, I can't!!! ... This time in 2 weeks I'll be on the plane Perth bound!!! So scary that it's so close.... EEEEEEEEEP!

Peace out kidlets. x

05 January, 2011

My Country...

The love of field and coppice,
Of green and shaded lanes.
Of ordered woods and gardens
Is running in your veins,
Strong love of grey-blue distance
Brown streams and soft dim skies
I know but cannot share it,
My love is otherwise.

I love a sunburnt country,
A land of sweeping plains,
Of ragged mountain ranges,
Of droughts and flooding rains.
I love her far horizons,
I love her jewel-sea,
Her beauty and her terror -
The wide brown land for me!

A stark white ring-barked forest
All tragic to the moon,
The sapphire-misted mountains,
The hot gold hush of noon.
Green tangle of the brushes,
Where lithe lianas coil,
And orchids deck the tree-tops
And ferns the warm dark soil.

Core of my heart, my country!
Her pitiless blue sky,
When sick at heart, around us,
We see the cattle die -
But then the grey clouds gather,
And we can bless again
The drumming of an army,
The steady, soaking rain.

Core of my heart, my country!
Land of the Rainbow Gold,
For flood and fire and famine,
She pays us back threefold -
Over the thirsty paddocks,
Watch, after many days,
The filmy veil of greenness
That thickens as we gaze.

An opal-hearted country,
A wilful, lavish land -
All you who have not loved her,
You will not understand -
Though earth holds many splendours,
Wherever I may die,
I know to what brown country
My homing thoughts will fly.

04 January, 2011

I DESPISE packing!

I'm not even joking. It takes me sooo long to pack stuff!! And even longer to unpack!! I only finished unpacking all my stuff here in like, July maybe!? Already I have to pack it all up again!! ...Minus 3/4 of my stuff, obviously. BLAHHHH. It's worse too, because yeah, I'm selling most of my stuff, but I still have sooo much more stuff than I did when I moved in! Stupid stuff!!

ANNNNNNNNNNND...... There was a spudda on my ceiling last night!! Panic attack much!? Hate the grotty little fuckers, I really do! So I ran off and grabbed my thongs (yes plural, I needed 2 for my plan to work!) and decided I was going to throw one near it so it would drop to the floor, then squish it with the other thong, then spray it with bug spray. Great plan, true!? NOPE! Just call me a ninja! *throws thong up* ...........IT LANDED PERFECTLY ON THE CEILING!!!!! Therefore, the spudda GUTS came down with the thong, hence me not having a panic attack because there's a spudda running around on the floor!! WINNNN!!!! I  felt so awesome achieving that! 12 months ago I wouldn't have even been able to go near the contaminated room without copping heart failure! >.<

....We wont talk about all the bullshit going on today. Lets just say I'm hanging for lunchtime so I can call the real estate and GSR, to get some much needed good news!! (hopefully!!!!)

02 January, 2011

YES, i'm a single mum...

I don't understand why some people are so moronic when it comes to single mums? *gets distracted by 'Black Eyed Peas - The Time' and starts dancing*
....OK, where was I!? Oh, that's right. The single mum questions. Why do people ask the stupidest questions about life as a single mum!? Especially when they know I've been one right from the start... "Oh, what's it like being a single mum!?" ...I dunno, what's it like having a father in your child's life!? It's like being a mum. Does it really matter if there is one or two parents!? Well, obviously it does... So many of my coupled mum friends are envious of me because I can raise my son how I see fit, without having an annoying male in my ear telling me I should be doing things differently! I can dress him how I like, put him in cute cloth nappies, buy him toys I like, raise him to be the gentleman I WANT him to be! Not like you coupled mums.... Stuck with the annoying male (often referred to as the eldest child) giving his bullshit opinions that make you rage. Don't feel sorry for me....... I feel sorry for YOU!
Yeah, it's hard. But motherhood in general is hard! Anyone that tells you being a mum is easy obviously doesn't spend time being a mother. The only difference between you and me is, you don't have to stress about the day your child wants to find their biological father........ I do. If you're dying of the flu, you know there's a could chance daddy could come to the rescue... I have to toughen up and deal with it. You get used to it - I don't know any other way!!

....Just thought I'd clear that up for the peeps out there that often question life as a single mum.... :D
I'm now going to the toilet for the umpteenth time today...... peace out! x