Saturday, June 30, 2007
Posted by Chris H at 6:20 AM
Friday, June 29, 2007
Posted by Chris H at 7:26 AM
Thursday, June 28, 2007
Posted by Chris H at 5:42 AM
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Posted by Chris H at 7:01 AM
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Posted by Chris H at 7:27 AM
Monday, June 25, 2007
Posted by Chris H at 7:22 AM
I got tagged by Sandi Bee...
Instructions: remove the blog in the top spot from the following list and bump everyone up one place. Then add your blog to the bottom slot...like so...
2. Half Man
3. The Fat Lazy Guys Log
4. Sandie Bee
AND NOW FOR THE QUESTIONS:
What were you doing ten years ago? I was working as a Teacher Aide in a primary school, taking care of 1 terminally ill child while he was at school. And I was teaching pottery at night school sometimes, and enjoying my life in general. I was about 30 kilos overweight, but didn't seem to care.
What were you doing 1 year ago? Going to the gym 7 days a week! Revelling in being slimmer and healthier than I had ever been before!
Five snacks You Enjoy:
1. Rice Crackers and Tomatoe chutney
2. Sugar Free lollies
4. Protein Bars
5. Does Diet Coke Count???
Five songs to which you know all the lyrics:
My mind went blank on this one... I'm a child of the 70's... so anything from then!
Five things you would do if you were a Millionaire:
1. Pay off all our debts, and SOME of the kids debts, not all of their debts though.
2. Put aside money for each grandchild to inherit at age 20.
3. Go on a world tour with Stew, hire a nanny to care for the kids and leave them at home.
4. Build the most fabulous beach house in The Bay of Plenty, or maybe Bay of Islands.... can't make up my mind.
5. Give some money to New Zealand charities that I support, like Plunket, The Cancer Society, Coastguard, etc.
Five Bad Habits:
1. Intolerant of fools, pigs, snobs, arrogant, ignorant people.
2. Impatient - got to be NOW
3. I talk too much, and interrupt often.
4. I'm bossy
5. I'm judgemental to a degree
Five Things You Like Doing:
1. Rearranging the house ...often!
2. Redecorating the house
3. Drawing house plans of my future home
4. Going to the Gym
5. Going on holiday
Five Things You'll Never Wear Again:
1. Elastic waisted anything!
2. Stew's undies, cos mine were too small
3. A t-shirt and shorts to swim in
4. A G-String, just not me!
5. Leg Warmers
Five Favourite "toys":
1. My Laptop
2. My digital Camera
3. My Mobile Phone
4. My sauna
Posted by Chris H at 7:22 AM
Sunday, June 24, 2007
Posted by Chris H at 9:57 AM
Saturday, June 23, 2007
Posted by Chris H at 8:24 AM
Friday, June 22, 2007
I don't particularly like fridays, it means the weekend looms... and everyone is home... annoying me, messing up me nice clean house, why oh why can't they learn to pick up after themselves ?
I am sure I can hear thunder outside... so unusual for around here... we don't get many thunderstorms and I miss them! We got lots in the Waikato and I loved them! Today I've got RPM, I hope my energy levels are up a bit compared to Wednesday when I seemed to have none!
Then I think I will continue stripping the paper in the lounge and do another wall.
RAINBOW: I know my language is atrocious often, but that's just me! I do know when it is not appropriate to swear in public though, so you could take me out in public without being embarassed! Maybe! later...
MR CHOO: just for you, a photo of our teenagers room to illustrate what really happens when you STOP PICKING UP after them! And this was actually quite tidy for them.
All I can say is.... just you wait! Maybe you will be lucky and have really lovely tidy kids.....????
I have just finished stripping the last two walls in the lounge, filling gaps etc... and already I'm knackered! I will be so happy when I finally get all the redecorating finished! And I think I'm about 2/3rd through the house.... 3 bedrooms, 1 rumpus room, 1 dining room, downstairs toilet and laundry to go ! I think ! Far out, what did I start???
I'm feeling really blah today too, middle of my cycle, popping out eggs I reckon, and I get pain at ovulation time, oh the joys of womanhood. It has stopped raining here, but it is soooo windy! Very very blustery, the sort of wind that takes down trees. Hope everyone is being careful on the roads.
Steve just rang to remind me that he and Lisa are having the kids tonight for a SLEEP OVER !!! Oh my god, this is going to be A FIRST EVER !!! Brylee and Griffin have never spent a night away from us... ever !! I am nervous and excited all at once! Does this mean we get a sleep in for the first time in years ???? I'm so excited I have already packed their overnight bags, got the sleeping bags and pillows, packed some food.... oh man.....
And there they go..... woooo hoooooo !!!!!! I thought I would feel nervous about them going away for the night, but I don't! Ha ha, we forgot to pack their teddies, so Stew has just popped out to take them over there... it's only a 5 minute drive away, so that's ok. I have some plans this evening that involve a sheepskin on the lounge floor..... *HEEE HEEE HEE*...... ummmm , errrrrr, nite nite. STEPS TODAY : 10733
Posted by Chris H at 7:07 AM
Thursday, June 21, 2007
Posted by Chris H at 7:03 AM
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Posted by Chris H at 7:18 AM
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Today... kids to school, walk with Izzy and Janet, then... I have that interview at the Hospice to become a volunteer... quite looking forward to that!
I've woken up starving! Must have done something right last night eh? I did NOT go anywhere near the pantry or fridge, wooo hoooo. Now just have to do the same again today, and tomorrow, and.......
Must buy more paint today too. The white in the lounge is looking..... very stark! Not sure about it yet. I am going to do two walls then decide if it should be a 'colour', or be white.
The interview went very well, I was given the run down on the place, given the grand tour, and then..... I shall probably be helping in the Day Stay Area, where people come in on a Tuesday and Thursday for craft and lunch, and generally spend time socialising..... right up my alley. And I might even help out in the Hospice Shop as well as they are screaming out for help apparently. I was really impressed with the organisation, how many voulunteers they have (over 350!), and thought maybe they had enough? But the Volunteer Co-ordinator was very keen to get me "on board", so I'm happy to go there. And I don't have to wear a nasty uniform, EVEN BETTER !
After that, I went into town and had lunch with the man... we went to a relatively new place in town called the Noodle Canteen, where they sell asian style noodle meals in a cute little "box".... it was extremely delicious, and soooo filling ! I could hardly finish mine. That should keep me going all day. Now I am going to get out of me "posh" clothes and do some more painting.
I didn't get a chance to get outta me "posh" clothes before going to get the kids from school... it was so funny getting up there and having the other girls say : "Wow, where are you going?", "Look at you!", "Havn't ever seen you in a skirt before!"... ha ha ha. It made me feel quite good actually, I usually live in my casual gym type stuff, so getting dressed up must become a "once a week" thing me thinks ! It makes ya feel nice knowing you look kinda nice, and not skanky even!
WANNA: If I can be bothered I will get back into it later and take a photo of me "posh" outfit....
MR CHOO: you have a grubby mind!
Oh yes, I am also going to bed next... so nite nite. STEPS TODAY: 17431
Posted by Chris H at 7:24 AM
Monday, June 18, 2007
Posted by Chris H at 7:05 AM
Sunday, June 17, 2007
Posted by Chris H at 8:03 AM
Saturday, June 16, 2007
Posted by Chris H at 7:02 AM
Friday, June 15, 2007
Posted by Chris H at 7:17 AM
Thursday, June 14, 2007
TODAY: Kids to school, walk with Izzy and Janet, gym for whole body workout.... then check out some options for volunteer work. Hope I can find something interesting and rewarding!
I went down to the local Citizen's Advice Office, they did not have a list of Volunteer Jobs or ANYTHING... handed me the phone book and said "Check out the Community Organisations" in here.... so went home and did just that! I could help fundraise for some people.... or drop off leaflets in letterboxes ....none of which appeals.... or .... I am talking to a lady tomorrow from a local hospice who takes on volunteers to do a variety of things within the hospice... something that does appeal! So fingers crossed they
- Want me
- Have a job for me
- It's not boring !
Feeling quite positive about that! Was feeling rather despondent there for a while, no one seemed to have anything that involved being around other people... which is what I want. And if I can be helping someone, even better.
Posted by Chris H at 6:58 AM
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
Posted by Chris H at 7:18 AM
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Posted by Chris H at 7:12 AM
Monday, June 11, 2007
Posted by Chris H at 7:03 AM
Sunday, June 10, 2007
I'm off to the gym at 11 to meet with my Personal Trainer... after she has seemingly avoided me for over 2 weeks, she better turn up! I have been floundering with my excersise these last 2 weeks, not motivated to go, and I'm sure it's cos I don't have my new programme and some direction to head in.
I need a programme to follow or I simply muck around ! So, fingers crossed.
Food : I have two days under my belt of being on track, and I am already feeling better for it... I had heartburn for the first time in years the other day, and I'm sure it's because of all the crap I have been eating.... and I've been feeling like crap too, most likely cos of all the bad food going down me throat. So, NO MORE, I want to feel on top of the world again, and I know that is only going to happen if I stay on track with my eating and exercise.
It will be worth it!
"NOTHING TASTES AS GOOD AS BEING SLIM FEELS".
Right.... Cat (PT) turned up !!! Shock horror !! She had no good excuse, said something lame about leaving me heaps of messages (she didn't), but I didn't want to get angry so left it at that. I now have a good new workout for the next 6-8 weeks so I'm happy. Will reassess whether to stay with her after 8 weeks.
Posted by Chris H at 8:39 AM
Saturday, June 09, 2007
AND... according to Lynda in the UK, Paris has been dragged kicking and screaming back to jail....oh what a shame! NOT.
Havn't got a lot of time to yak right now, slept in ! Got to pick up WW buddy Chris D and go to meeting/morning tea... so later...
Kek : thought I would ! *SNIGGER SNIGGER* ha ha ha.
Been out to WW meeting, Chris D and I didn't stay.. went browsing around the shops instead, then morning tea with a couple of other girls... home now and wondering what I shall do today?
There's always housework.... or redecorating..... or ??? Dunno, feeling a bit flat today... probably just cos it's "that time of month".... Stew and Mike are off to rugby soon.. so it could just be a quiet time at home for me, Brylee and Griffin. Kinda boring eh?
Oh yeah, it is our Eldest Son's birthday today... he's 24 ! Hope he is having a nice day up in Hamilton.
Oh, I'm proud to say I have been 100% "on track" since yesterday .... not bad considering how "off track" I have been the last 2 weeks.... I had salad for lunch and dinner last night, and no naughty food AT ALL... and so far today I have been excellent again. AND there are giant chocolate cookies in the pantry and they stare at me every time I open the door.... but I resist, I do I do. I am determined to be 10 kgs lighter when I have the PARTY !!!
I have been giving the PARTY a bit of thought, and have come to a few decisions, which I will post next week....all to do with food and drink mainly... nothing earth shattering like cancelling it!!! Hell, that would be disasterous now! I am so looking forward to it!
OI .... Shouting very loudly now.... Wanna.....Don't ya need one of these to leave ya country??? Huh????? ha ha ha.
Another day done and dusted, did 5/8th of bugger all ! BUT... I was a good girl and have eaten nothing naughty again! So I am happy with myself.... steps havn't been that crash hot but not bad for my "day off" exercise! Going to bed now, am still feeling a bit low with the TOM ... pills not working this time... major flooding "down there", bummer.
STEPS TODAY : 8035 nite nite.
Posted by Chris H at 8:17 AM
Friday, June 08, 2007
It's 6.20 am and I just asked Stew to get up and take Mike to work, cos it's absolutely foul out there! Gale force winds and raining something shocking... and Mike was gunna go to work on my scooter... like hell ! He would have ended up in the gutter! Not MY baby, that's for sure.
And, maybe Izzy will just have to stay home today, even I'm not mad enough to go walking in this weather. Awful it is!
Will drive the kids to school then go to the gym/personal training session, am not looking forward to it now... TOM has hit big time and me back is killing me... oh the friggin joys of womanhood... my arse !
Maybe I'm on my own on this one but....
BIGGEST JOKE OF THE DAY: They let Paris outta jail... Oh that poor pathetic excuse of a woman!!! F**k what a bunch of twits they have over there, letting her out! What? She didn't like the food? The lack of maids? or was it the metal loo ??? Ha ha, hope she got constipated... Ok rant over.
Friggin daft weather we are having... it's now sunny and brisk, lots of wind but no rain... looks like Izzy is gunna get lucky! Been to the gym, did the RPM (felt ill half way through, but still did it), and again a NO SHOW from my Personal Trainer... but she did leave a message that I got after I had sat and waited for half a bloody hour! bugger damn and blast ! Seeing her on Sunday now... she better show up! Or she is "dead meat" mate!
Being the lovely Mum that I am, I picked Mike up from work at midday, he has another shift this afternoon.... and of course I wanted to take a photo of him at work!!! What mother wouldn't??? Hmmmm.... seems Mike didn't like that idea and did a runner.... the little shit ! So, below is Mike Running...
Running away from his darling Mum ! Crushed I am , totally crushed... ha ha ha. And this fickle weather has changed again... and it's friggin well raining again...
Kek mate... I have done that already! Come to think of it, Stew and I have done so much to our older kids to embarass them that I've run outta ideas! I think the worst I've done is flash me tits at them .... now.... do ya think I'm evil too??? lol
I am feeling like crap crap crap today... TOM is shocking, headache is the pitts... all in all I'm quite miserable.... ah well, that's life eh? Am having a quiet night. nite nite.
STEPS TODAY : 10217, probably won't do many more either tonight.
Posted by Chris H at 6:25 AM
Thursday, June 07, 2007
Posted by Chris H at 7:19 AM
Wednesday, June 06, 2007
He was one of only 3 eligible men in the room, and I fell in love within about an hour! Seems so did he.... well almost anyway!
Our Wedding : All our guests were asked to "bring a plate", and they all put together to buy us some larger essential items..... we had a church service then back to our home for a party and food! It was bloody neat! No hassels, no leaks... I was breastfeeding No' # 5 afterall !
Our Honeymoon : Ever tried to book a Honeymoon Suite with a double bed, 4 singles and a bassinette ? We did not have a honeymoon! WE did finally have our first holiday without kids 10 years later, when we visited my brother in Singapore.
From the top, left to right: Me and Steven, 6 weeks old and adorable.
Posted by Chris H at 7:00 AM
Tuesday, June 05, 2007
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Monday, June 04, 2007
Posted by Chris H at 8:40 AM
Sunday, June 03, 2007
Posted by Chris H at 8:28 AM
Saturday, June 02, 2007
Posted by Chris H at 7:37 AM
Friday, June 01, 2007
Posted by Chris H at 7:25 AM