Thursday, June 28, 2007

food glorious food

well the rocket and olive mash with red wine steak is according to the boy "the best dinner I've had in a long time" so I am planning to create a box or a couple ofd envelopes, with the titles, type, pasta, chicken, meat, fish, international, I plan on doing roast on sundays and a fish meal on saturdays or vice versa , the type envelpoe will have the names of the othe r 5 envelopes in it, I will pull a name out for each day of the week on sunday which will help me decide what to cook for dinner in each of the other envelopes will be a few names of foods that are easy to cook before or after work in the international envelope apart from the obvious encheladas and chicken stirfry will be one that says something new thats when I go looking in my magazine or cook book for something different to make, at the moment everything is new untill I get 3 or 4 things to fit in each box

last night was a twist on mac and cheese which used gnocchi, chicken spinach beans and bacon, it's very tasty I am going to ask mum if I can cook it at dinner with pa next time I'm on dayshift, it serves 8 and its very filling but you could have it with salad too I'm liking this fresh cooking thing I'll have 4 serves of gnocchi cheese frozen thisafternoon ready for work dinners over the next week or so, I'm so glad I'm going back on afternoons for a couple of weeks

Monday, June 25, 2007

is that movement????

I wonder but I think its just wind,

sad me, I think I'm jelous that mum seems more excited about things happening with my bossy cousin, "K heard a heart beat why didn't you", "K's got a bump", "K says its wriggling" seroiusly if I knew K was going to have a baby anywere near mine I would have not bothered till next year now I'm stuck due a week and a half after her, she in a pre pregnancy state meets the requirements of an ironing board, and has trained her body to a point where at one stage she stopped menstruating, and was a high level tri-athlete the reason she is one of the few who at the 12 week appointment heard a heart beat and I didn't is that she has less than a kilo of fat on her entire body where I probably have that just in my tummy area

I've read too much, everything describes movement as feeling like a grumblly tummy, I have a very grumbly tummy, I also have alot of wind which is not all that great either, it smells SHOCK HORROR, mine never smell ok its just everyone else that thinks they do, I agree at the moment

I may have had a break through with the food and better eating thing GTM has arrived again as always full of inspiration and ideas, I sat on the lounge and aked the boy , wht do you think about this, what do you think about that, which of course got the reply "thats all a bit fancy isint it?"

I didn't think red wine steak with rocket mash was too fancy, it's actually quite simple, even more simple if you just have normal grilled, fried or BBQ'd steak.

I suggested that I could box it up for him to take to work the night after I eat it, to which he replied, "that would be great(insert sarcasim) eating something that fancy on my conveyer belt" (apparently the lunch room is too far away and lunch is eaten at the work location in his section) on top of that he doesn't like eating his big meal at wokr it weighs him down, so we agreed that I would make some simple nice dinners and put his on a plate in the fridge so that he can heat it in the oven and eat it for lunch

I'm going food shopping tomorrow, I made my Nutrimetics order today, no I'm not a consultant, I just like the body washes and scrubs especially when they are on special 55% off for one of them (I bought 2), I'm a VIP member but I have to keep and order every 5 months to keep my membership

I think the Idea is thats roughly how long it takes to use a bottle of face wash or moisturiser up and you keep using it and they aren keeping people who don't use the stuff on the books forever

Last night was not so great My whole body was aching especially my back and sides, the boy is some how under the impression that it is caused by bad posture, I usually get a sore upper back from that then stretch it out and I'm good for a day or so, this is all lower back and sides, and whe know what thats from, but he still won't rub my back for me, (will someone please whack him over the head with their hand bag), I am considering going and getting an ultrasound just so that he can see what we are dealing with here, and perhaps something to put in the album, but I don't see the point unless there appears to be something not quite right and the midwife has said that it is not really nessecery for that matter so did mums, and her best friends doctor, they only have an ultrasounmd picture of me because they had to see if the could bring me out early, I am seriously hoping to avoid a similar thing thus the cucumbers and water and calcium tabs plus protien shakes, I think when the tub runs out I'll go to protien bars, the shakes make me feel a little queezy and its hard to take the stuff to work for more than one.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

umm well

things didn't quite go as planned, some stupid idiot dropped load of dirt and gravel on the M4 last night just as I was laving work, to keep it simle, the trip from work to the toll booths takes roughly 10-15 minutes, it took me 45 last night, then I stopped at the shop and grabbed some things for stirfry, I have decided that I am either not cooking it right or I just don't like pak choy.
I also picked up some things for encheladas which I was going to make tonight but calendar girl wants to make pork of some sort for DLB she invited me to but on the way home tonight mum invited me for dinner here ......... steak of some sort

I have been eating better though the last two days,


  • Weet Bix with warm milk
  • Hot chocolate

morning tea

  • two hard boiled eggs
  • 1 Bannana


  • Two Ham tomato and cheese sandwiches
  • peach in mango puree fruit snack
  • apple

Afternoon tea

  • Protien shake


  • chicken stirfry with hoikenn noodles



  • Weet Bix with warm milk
  • hot hocolate
  • 1 serve vanila yogurt

Morning tea

  • Two hard boiled eggs
  • apple


  • two Ham Cheese and tomato sandwiches
  • peach fruit snack
  • 1 Lebanese cucumber

Afternoon tea

  • Protien shake

I'm not sure what's going to be for dinner but I think I'm getting better with what I'm eating,there were a few biscuits and chocoltes in there but I'm not overly worried about them, I'm wondering if cucumber tastes better dipped in something, like maybe cottage cheese or natural yogurt I may investigate these this week, its a little too cold for salad.

Sunday, June 17, 2007

I'm soo lazy

yep thats me, lazy as, there is so much to do and so little time and really I just couldn't be bothered doing anything

I should be walking the dogs everyday ------ I'm too tired, its too cold, its too wet, I'm sure I can find something more interesting to do

I should be eating better than what I am ------ It's so hard to decide what to cook, food goes off so quickly, I'm too tired I just want to grab something quick and easy

I should be keeping the house to some degree of tidy -------- there's so much to do and its so hard to decide where to start

that all makes me lazy,
this week I'm back on day shift I plan to get home grab the dogs and go for a walk then come home and spend 15 min either de cluttering/cleaning the spare room or putting away things aroundf the house, after that is to drag something out for dinner. On monday I might go through what we have in the freezer and do some sort of rough menu plan for the week buy any vegies that we need on the way home during the rest of the week, I also need to sit down and write some sort of budget, the boys bike is going to cost at least $2000, when we get it back, hopefully this week.

Monday, June 04, 2007

and life goes on

well I'm over my Flu sorta, the boy seems to have caught it which for me is a good thing, when he is sick is the only time he slows down, and even comes to bed at a reasonable time yaay.

I had my first appointment with the midwife on friday, I feel really good about my choice, unfortunatley we didn't get to hear a heart beat (other than mine) but we should next time, I have to book in to the hostpital as well, so that they have my name, and any tests I need can be done through them. I have slightly high blood pressure which I had expected, mostly because its always slightly high and a little because mum had high blood pressure with me and still has but she said hers has always been much higher than mine is (80 over something or other), anyway, I'm back to a high protien diet, apparently I need 120 grams a day, 1 serve of meat or cheese has around 20 grams so I will be taking a trip to the health food shop tomorrow for some protien powder and calcium tablets, I also need to drink my 2 litres of water and eat cucumbers I'm going to get sick of cucumbers pretty quickly.

things I'd really like to have but can't

  • avacado and camenbert toasted sandwich

  • bailys on ice

  • short black russian (black russian minus the cola)

I have to go and tidy the bedroom now, calendar girl and I moved the tall boy into her room ( the cot will eventually live where the tall boy was) and all of the stuff out of it is all over the room

I am very pleased with this though, I bought the table off eBay for $60 it has a bath built in , the cot also cost $60 but its out in the shed being repainted, I'm sure you'll love the colour when you see it, the thing I am most happy about is that the storage shelves are just the right size to hold all 32 nappies and inserts they were spread over 3 drawers in my tall boy I bought th e nappies from bought them a few months ago, I was on a forum and asked what are good things to buy while you are just starting to try an where most people came back and said get yourself healthy don't worry about buying things atm, one very nice lady came out and said if you plan on using cloth nappies now is a good time to start accumulating them because they can be very expensive, she was right about that, the whole lot cost around $800, it took me 2 pays to get them all, but I'll never have to buy more, unless we had twins.

at the moment all is good, can't wait to get things rolling, I finally told mum, I SMSd her, how bad is that, they asked why I didn't tell them sooner, I reminded them that they kept saying that they don't want grandchildren thay said they were only saying that because they didn't want to pressure us, they didn't realise that they were actually pressuring us in the other direction. I think they didn't realise how much they said it until when dad was talking to my brother and he came straight out and said "I bet mum's pissed" amazing how much you say things you don't nessecerily mean.