Sunday, February 21, 2010


Morning! I'm pretty sure we are all heading out to Maraetai again today..... only this time we will take the kayak... and it shall be another awesome day!

ABOVE: two more ducks I have started making... the one on the left is an order from Froggy.... for her Mum.... it's looking really neat. It could get boring making ducks.... but so far I have found it so much fun... just changing the colours makes each one different!

I have been really, really working hard on doing the low carbs the past few days, with much success! Maybe I got to the bottom of that nasty spiral.... and am on the way up again! UP in mood, NOT weight!

This is the second time in my life I have ever been really depressed... it isn't easy pulling yourself out of it without help sometimes. Luckily for me I know when to put my hand up and say "HELP". Life is too short to be miserable. FULL. STOP. END. OF. STORY.

ONWARD.... it's gunna be a lovely day!

It WAS another totally gorgeous, hot, sunny day. And the water was WARM...
And today Griffin learnt how to float, tread water AND do breaststroke! In ONE day! He has gained so much water confidence that he will happily swim out of his depth for ages! (with adult supervision of course)... we are wrapt. This kid couldn't even stand water on his face a year ago!
It was an extra special day today because Amanda and her family came too.... it's was lovely sharing such a lovely day with them.
End of Day.. and I'm sunburnt! It might be an extra hot night tonight! nite nite.


  1. Have an awesome day kayaking looked lovely there yesterday :-)

  2. OMG i love the one on the right! The colours are awesome.

    Glad your feeling better about things. Your right life IS too short.

    I have a question though, what kinds of things have you been eating instead???

  3. And while youre heading to the beach we are heading to the lake!!! nice (the new duck colours FAB!)

  4. Great attitude!!

    Low carb is good, thats what I have been

    Have a great day!!!

  5. Hope you're having a great day at the beach and just wanted to let you know I've nominated you for an award - check out my blog. Take Care Zxx

  6. Chin up young lady ! I know from experience at times when I am not on WW and doing low carbs I do feel better, it certainly shocks the system and surprisingly easy to follow which shocks me. I know you probably don't want to take those purple and green pills but trust me - they will make a difference. Remember, there is a whole online community that loves you. Plus you annoy me you are so crafty with the bags, frogs etc - I can't even sew on a damn button !!! Martine xx

  7. You are so damn clever, I can't even sew on a button to safe my life and here you are making frogs ! Chin up dear Chris - hopefully those purple/green pills help soon, from personal experience they make a difference. The low carb does get easier and I know a lot of people that have had good results. Love ya Martine

  8. Hiya

    have a great day.


  9. mum's gonna LOVE it! he's beautiful! And so smartly dressed!

    Enjoy that beach won't you?

  10. Chris - I am soooo very proud of you! Not only beautiful -but smart too.
    When you feel good -it is easier to be happy and when you are happy it is easier to be creative. What a crazy maze life can be.
    I do remember hearing one time that it takes 3 weeks to change a habit - so if you can hang on for three weeks and stay busy like you are doing (going out and getting exercise ) and keep doing your duckies ????? (those little guys are just getting more cute with each one that you make. Looks like you have found your nitch for this time and space.
    Also one thing to remember is that you are "In the right place at the right time"!Just another lesson under your belt.You are a mother and a wife and a woman all tied up in one little bundle and that takes a lot of work.
    Especially since you always seem to be a "day ahead" of me-guess that means that you are working twice as hard as I am! :)

  11. Love the ducks...soooooo cute !!

    Keep smiling

  12. Oh it sounds like you had a great day, and you sound perky too...Great stuff, keep it going.


  13. Awesome attitude! The ducks are super cute :o)

  14. Hi Chris, sounds like such a lovely day. Nothing better than spending time with family. I"m sooo glad you are feeling well are awesome.

    Can you answer a question for me please? What does your diet consist of now? I've been researching low carb diets, but they are kind of vague. I would love to hear it from you..xoxo

  15. Your ducks are cute. You are doing well with your diet. It does take a little time in order to see results. Keep going. You have a huge support system here online to cheer you on :)


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