Thursday, June 25, 2009


Ahh it has been such a long time since Imanaged to write anything at all here and I feel very out of touch with all things crafty. Intruth we have both been sick with a recurrent cold and then we went on a trip to Brisbane to visit my mum and friends. Now we are back I am feeling the need to reconnect with the balance that crafting adds to my life.

I have been banging holes in walls left rght and centre this past week, finally putting up some pictures that I have had lying around the place for ages.

I have decided that it is time to make this house of ours feel more like a home and after much deliberation, scouring of magazines and contemplation, I have finally decided on a colour scheme and am making progress towards a more homely home.

The high contrast of the black and the white, the neutrality of the chocolate and the zing of the accent colours of the orange and pink.
We have lots of black and white photo's and we already had a painting using the chocolate and pinks - plus I love that I can add in metallic bits and pieces to give it all some richness.

So I will attempt to get back into the crafting and blogging... next stop - My creative space

Thursday, June 4, 2009

What you can, When you can

This week started out well enough but a really bad night with Harris on tuesday night left me in a pudlle of tears by Wednesday morning.

It was probably the worst night we have had since we came home from Hospital and I think he either has another little bug or he is just growing.

So I gave up for the day yesterday and did what I needed to do to preserve sanity. Part of the problem was that I had let a whole lot of things build up and every time I looked around the house I felt like the walls were encroaching in on me.

Harris won't let me put him down long enough to get anything done all in one hit so I end up doing things by halves and then they end up worse than they were to begin with.

mark's sister came over yesterday afternoon and we had a mini cleaning bee and got most of what I wanted to get done, done so I am in a much better head space now.

Now I just need to stay on top of it!

I feel a bit sick today - the gym session this morning was much more difficult than normal and I have a sore throat. Hopefully it doesn't progress into anything bigger.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Sunday, Lazy Sunday

So the weekend rolls around and it's so nice not having to look after Harris all by myself and to have an extra set of hands to do things around the house.

The problem is I start to feel really relaxed and happy and I don't really feel like eating to a schedule.

I want that to be relaxed as well....

Well relaxation is a state of mind and has nothing to do with what you eat - so I reminded myself today AFTER I had nicely set myself up for disasterous eating.

It all started off well enough, I got up and made a nice egg white omlette and ate the last pear in the fruit bowl.

Then we go to doing stuff, we went to the farmers markets and got the vege for the week.

Once we got home I pottered around for a bit.

THen I started to feel really low and almost sad...I got really grumpy that there was nothing on TV and felt sick of siting around the house all the time. I walked into the kitchen and instead of making myself some nice youghurt and mixing in some protein powder.... I just ate all the carby things I could find in the kitchen - not in binge amounts just a little bit of everything. Vegemite toast, a glass of milo, a handful of dried cranberries, a piece of chocolate, some home made bikkies....

About half an hour afterwards I felt great again...amazing in head didn't hurt for thinking anymore and I relaxed

What just happened? Easy - I didn't eat when I should have, I restricted carbs in the morning when I shouldn't have and I basically set myself up for a carb up session.

Lesson learn't? Yes