Anyone else feeling a sense of impending deadlines? The need to cross your legs? No? It must just be me. All of those things that I wanted to get done before the baby comes are slowly slipping away from me in with a sense of can't be bovvered. The nesting is well, nest-ed. It seems to have passed, … [Read more...]

One thing: THAT drawer

It was Thursday morning and our coffee machine broke. This was not a good thing, not a good thing at all. When this pregnant woman only has caffeine as her poison of choice at the moment, not a good thing at all. Rob told me "well we've had it since we moved here, almost 5 years and it gets a good … [Read more...]

One thing: Going back to bed

For those of you not playing along, #onething is where I do just ONE THING from my to-do list, but not your every day to-do list. Oh no, this is the list of non essential items that sort of kind of need to get done but it’s no biggie if they don’t get done until next week, or next month, or um, next … [Read more...]

One thing: A name tag for Frank

This week's #onething is not life changing or even remotely interesting BUT it does involve Frank! And it does involve getting something done, and no matter how small it is, it can now be crossed off that list. For those of you not playing along, #onething is where I do just ONE THING from my … [Read more...]

One thing: A bed, a girl, sleep

This week's #onething is SO big it hardly even qualifies under #onething. But then again it does. It's been something that has been hanging over my head since January last year (that's 14 months) and each and every single day on one of those 14 months, I thought about this #onething and how I need … [Read more...]

One thing: getting the carpets cleaned

So we have now had our friend Frank for 6 months which is a WHOLE lot of cleaned up wees and poos and a LOT of the time that has been on MY PRECIOUS CARPET. We've been here for almost 5 years and the carpet was probably 5 years old before that, so it was starting to look a little tired and dirty. In … [Read more...]

One thing: The stopped clock

It's been a productive week on the home front - namely because we have spent so much time there. Poor Rob was so sick in bed pretty much all week (today is the first time I can see an end in sight PRAISE BUDDHA) so I've been here too. I didn't really have #onething that I wanted to tackle this week, … [Read more...]

One thing: Clean out the wardrobe

This week's #onething had been a long time coming. Years of chucking stuff somewhere because I didn't want to deal with it. I've said it before, I might be clean and tidy, but there's mess everywhere if you just open a cupboard door. Or in this instance, walk into our wardrobe. For those of you … [Read more...]

One thing: clean the oven

Last weekend I cooked a big lunch for 20 of us (mostly family and some friends) here for Daisy's birthday. I did the slow cooked lamb which was AMAZING and delicious and as it was cooking, filled the house with the most amazing smells. The lamb did drizzle over into the base of the oven and a few … [Read more...]

One thing: Replace the dead plant

This is Rob's studio/office: It's separate to our house (so he can, you know, go to work although the 34 second commute can be a bastard sometimes). Up until Sunday last week that sculpture you see hanging on the wall was sitting up against the wall for, oh, you know, 2 and a bit years. Mrs … [Read more...]

One thing: The chair {and the photo book}

So you'll recall that last week I talked about how I was going to start "a thing". A thing where I did just ONE THING from your to-do list, but not your every day to-do list. Oh no, this is the list of non essential items that sort of kind of need to get done but it's no biggie if they don't get … [Read more...]

One thing: the herb patch

You know how you have lists of ALL OF THINGS that need doing? Things that really bug you, like changing light globes on the front verandah that you mean to do for months, but then forget, and eventually do 5 months later? I KNOW it's not just me. These are the things that aren't essential but are … [Read more...]