Monday, July 31, 2017

Day 1710

Miss you mucho.

.. but my new boy fills the void.

Indy 4 months & TyJay 5 months.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Kids. Just kids.

Trying to teach Avi how to say idjits so she can refer to the other three as such.

The stank eye look is her new thing at the moment.

3.30am this morning.
Wanted to talk and play.

Aunty Avi loves TyJay.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Let's go to the movies, lets go see the stars!

I've been wanting to see that new movie about the apes. I was talking about it last week with Mitchy and said I'd go Tuesday (today) to see it by myself because I prefer it that way. She told me she was coming too and I quickly reminded her of Avi and her movie etiquette.

Hubs sat at the table and took it all in.

Found her in her room a few nights ago crying about something. She didn't want to tell me when I asked the first couple of times, but she finally told me that she didn't like the idea of me going to the movies by myself. It made her sad imagining me sitting in the movies eating popcorn watching apes all by myself.

Child, I'm dying to go to the movies without you.

I want to be able to eat popcorn and not think where your hands have been when you want to share with me because you spilled all yours all over the floor.
I want to drink from a clean straw and not share with you because you drank your whole cup before the movie even started.
I want to eat my own ice cream and not your ice cream that you've eaten all the chocolate off of and swapped.
I want to eat snicker pods without you asking me what is happening now in the movie.
I want to watch the movie without toilet breaks because you drank all your drink and mine.
I want to sit there on those velvet chairs knowing no one is going to ask me if we can go home now every ten minutes.

I simply want to watch what happens to those damn dirty apes.

Love you for loving me that much, but all Mama wants to do is go to a movie without you.

In other news ... didn't go to the movie.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Life - currently.

Four became two over the weekend. The Tyler's moved out. I still see them every day, mostly, but it was a move that needed to happen. If she had her way, she would have stayed here for forever, but we all knew that eventually she'd grow up and that happened over the weekend, by reluctant choice.

It will be good for her.
It will be good for me and Hubs. Frankly, she's been neglected because I hovered over the new mother making sure that she was ok with a newborn and often found myself disengaging from Hubs. Not alot, but enough for her to be ecstatic at the fact that they've both moved out of her territory and she gets her Mum back.

I would not wish it upon myself to have a newborn in the house again. They are boring and they are demanding. Love that little boy to bits, but we have enjoyed our last week of holidays with the absence of his dulcet tones in the early hours of the morning.

I had been sleepy since my birthday back in March.

So I started my office in the newly available room. I spent too much money on office stuff over the last few days that I'll have to wait till next week to see the Apes at the movies. I've been doing computer freebies to this community since I came back and decided I'm not doing anything for free anymore. My situation is no better than the people who bring me their computers to fix. One time it took me two weeks to fix someones laptop and she was holy-crap annoying and messaged daily about it. I didn't want to tell her that had it not had Asian porn on it, it would have been a quicker job. I can't un-see that crap.

I was a Vegan for 14 days. I added seafood to the mix making me a pescatarian. Limited that to shellfish.

Life is good.
It would be better if I won the lotto.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

No snow.

It snowed in Danniverk overnight, but didn't quite make it to our area of rural Hawkes Bay. We took a 45km drive up the road and the second picture was as close as we got. It was in the middle of nowhere Kereru Road. The road was a little daunting and I turned around after we got our photo. I came home and looked up on google earth where exactly the road ended. Eventually it merged back with Highway 50, which took you to Tikokino and onto to Takapau at a big intersection just after Waipukarau.

The road itself to get there was banjo playing pig squealing worthy.

Home to the warmth of a roaring fire and cuddles with the big boy.

Last week I spent some dineros on artic flannel fleece sheets.
They're the best winter invention ever. I love bedtime anyway, but getting into bed between fleecy sheets during winter makes it even more fantastical.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Day 10/14

We're in for a cold one this week. It's already snowing on the Napier-Taupo roads. I was thinking of going to Auckland this weekend, just because, but the weather confirmed my decision. For as long as I have been alive, it has never snowed on the ground here in our community. It snowed 45 minutes up the road where my Dad use to live, but he was at a higher altitude (200m). We're only about 20m above sea level.

It's day 10 of the vegan lifestyle. I lost my hankering for bacon and chicken. I added diary to the mix this week - lacto-vegetarian - although, I limited my diary to cream & cheese. Eggs are a swing and a miss this week. Lastnight's dinner was portobello mushroom pita pizzas and tonight I turned a sgetti squash into a spinach alfredo.

It was very rich, but very good.

I want to try a vegan taco .. and waffles.

Monday, July 10, 2017

First Monday of the holidays.

Vege Nachos.
I'm starting to like falafel.

It's growing up .. except at bed time.
But I might diiiiieeeee in my bed all alone Mum.

The big boy.
Still cries like a mofo.
Wish I knew what his problem was.

Got my eye on a new car. I've been waiting for a people mover to come in at my preferred car yard, but while looking at the website over the weekend my heart skipped a beat for a different car. At this point, I'm thinking about it.
I do not like the Dualis. It's like a lawn mower uphill.
I swear I thought we were going backwards at one point up the Napier-Taupos.

Vegan Pita Pizzas.

I've been Vegan for a week.
This week I'll take real photos of my foodie goodness .. not iPhone photos.

He's vegan too.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

What The Health.

After watching 'What the Health' on Netflix last month, I've #gonevegan. I'm currently on day 6 of 14 and it's going well. I'm not doing it for the purpose that Peta does it, because meat 100% tastes fantastic.

The things they raise awareness to is why I'm doing it. Even before health reasons, I'm doing it because I don't want to be a sell out, especially if what they're saying is true. Being in better health because of it is an added bonus.

Miss bacon very much .. but it's a sacrifice I'm willing to take.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Happy Birthday Livian

Livian is 41 today.
It's the only photo I have of us two.
7 kids and 1 grandson later .. he's not insane yet.

Happy Birthday big brother.
Thanks for giving me Hubs .. can I have Avi too?
I'll swap you Tyler (the mother).

Monday, July 3, 2017


It's winter.
I got my flu shot a few weeks ago when the nurses cornered me at the hauora/clinic, and have since been sick twice.

Because of the iPhone and Instagram, I neglect my cameras and the blog.
No news is good news though.

Hubs and Livian, who is 41 on Wednesday and goes back to Australia tomorrow.

Current song repeating on my playlist right now. My sister always listens to the lyrics of a song - always. Here's one for you Ponz.

Summer part 2

Nessa envisioned this shoot with my nephew Ellis. They pulled it all together very well. Hubs was supposed to be in it, but got stage fright...