Wednesday, December 17, 2008

18 week belly

I started taking photos at 11 weeks with Meri so this is a little later but here it is anyway. I don't think I really look pregnant unless you know. I do have a pot belly normally, but it's not normally that ROUND.
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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Blood Sugar and Bleeding

PMS schmee m s. It's all about what I eat. Here we are, eight days before I'm due to bleed and I find myself getting unreasonably cranky with Meri. Hang on, I haven't eaten anything for a couple of hours and no protein for ages. Quick, make an emergency tuna sandwich and, just like magic, ten minutes later I can't imagine why I would ever get cross with her.
Just a quick post, off to take a magnesium supplement in case that makes a difference too!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008


I need a magnesium alarm. A little device that sits in the corner of the hallway counting how many times a minute I walk past. More than five & it moves to frustration. More than ten and it starts to beep with a little red sign flashing "Take Magnesium Now!!".
It would save poor little Meri Erde a lot of heartache.
Cranky Mama!

Thursday, March 20, 2008

The Orchestra Appluaded

Mahler. Have I lost it? Purging is difficult. That's why it's called purging I suppose. Getting rid of old baggage. Still, some old baggage is kind of pleasant to keep around. Like applause, or Mahler.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Silly Spam Thing

What nicknames have you gone by?

Place of birth?
Subiaco, Perth
What was your first car?
Don't drive by never the less I have owned a few. First was a Datsun 120Y, 100 LETS barter points

What is your favourite movie/s, what movies moved you?
Love and Other Catastrophes, I used to be a Labyrinth fan but can't stand the crying now, anything with Drew Barrymore in it

What is your favourite book/s, what book/s have moved you?
lately, Parenting for a Peaceful World. Jackie French's Backyard Selfsufficiency always turns me on, it's a fantasy world for me though 'cause we rent in the city and I'm too lazy to do the things I could actually manage. I loved the Lord of the Rings trilogy when I was ten, then Mists of Avalon in my teens but nothing (fictionwise) has been as memorable since. Oh, Gunter Grass' Diary of a Snail was pretty good.

Your favourite food?
I thought it wasn't possible to answer this question...then I remembered Peking Duck. I love food in all it's forms but nothing, nothing beats Peking Duck

Your favourite drink?
I don't drink alcohol anymore. Coffee in the morning ahhh! and Dandelion soy chai in the late evening

What is your favourite album/s of all time?
I'm a "classical" musician so I don't do albums although I love to reminisce with "Goo" by Sonic Youth. I don't have a favourite composer either but I do have a soft spot for Brahms & Tchaikovsky 'cause I share a birthday with them.

Favourite TV Show/s?
Buffy & Xena or Xena & Buffy in that order
then Gardening Australia

Favourite place (Australia or overseas)?
Where my family is (cheesy, I know)

Where would you like to travel to next?
back to New Zealand

What do you do most often when you are bored?
Read to my daughter

What colours make you feel good?
green of course

What kind of hairy babies do you have?
None, my cat lives with my ex in Tasmania, I never had a dog as a child - only cats

What are you most afraid of?
Not sure

What have your children taught you about yourself, that you didn't know before?
That I'm cranky when I need to go to the toilet

If you have more than one child, has each child taught you completely different things about yourself?

What is your favourite trait/s in your partner?
favourite? Where to begin that he is uncompromising

Who is the person that you are most curious to see their responses to these questions?

Friday, March 7, 2008

Why do I need a Tribe?

I met a woman today who told me she still breastfeeds her 22 month old overnight (and during the day). She lives around the corner from me. I know plenty of woman who have done that, so why did she make more of an impact? Because I just happened to meet her in the park, I didn't meet her at an attachment or natural parenting gathering. I actually doubt if she's heard of attachment parenting. She's just doing what she knows is right. I didn't realise until today's chance conversation in the park how much I still look for outside validation.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Toilet Cloth

Yes, I've made the icky switch. Only for wee mind you, it's surprising how not disgusting it is when you try.
New Zealand trip is currently planned for May. I'm so nervous. It's looming large like a two week long, 24 hour a day audition *shudder*

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Not financially significant

A job offer out of the blue. $20 an hour more than I've been paid in the last five years. As is the nature of these things though, it would be only four hours at the most and probably only an hour a week. When you take into account the extra hours Paul would loose while I travelled back and forth it's not actually worth it. Strange, but true.

Wait wait waiting

As Meri would say; we are wait wait waiting to hear from Riverside.
They emailed to say they received our application and would discuss it at the next meeting. Aargh, I'm so incredibly nervous. It really seems, at least at the moment, that this would be the right move for our family. I really really really want to move there. At least for a trial year.

Monday, February 18, 2008

and further to that

If one could let go of preconceived notions of how one's child should develop that would be most helpful also!

Aargh will you go to sleep?

Says it all really.
Giving up the final day sleep at 21 months. She's determined. Sometimes I think I wouldn't mind if she didn't need me so much overnight.

Thursday, January 31, 2008

of course it's not really all about caring for her, but since everything is inter-related, everything comes back to that too.

New Blog

Since's Meri's blog is really (and rightfully) about Meri. I need a new one.
One where I can blather away all my thoughts about caring for her. Am I doing the right thing?
blah blah blah etc etc