Tuesday, February 14, 2012


To crawl out of the water!
It does not take long once they have all their legs... they kinda crawl up to the edge of the water, half in, half out for a day or two, then they leave the water all together.

ABOVE: the night before I was just saying it wouldn't be long... and taaa daaa, very next morning.... front legs.

ABOVE: this guy can't be far away either, I can see his front legs just under the skin.
What amazes me is how fast they go from looking like a tadpole to a frog.  Literally in just a couple of days.
AND they still have their tail when they get out of the water... it just slowly shrinks away.

VALENTINES DAY:  yep... another good day for commercial enterprises.  Retailers go overboard with advertising, hearts and chocolate, roses and the like.  I don't need any of it.  
My husband shows me in a hundred ways how much he loves me ALL THE TIME.  I don't need roses or chocolate once a year to show me he loves me.
But, it is a nice day for youngsters like Steve and Bex I suppose.  Ahhh, young love eh?   *smiles*

Today:  off to the mall I think.  Got a few things to get... though right this minute I can't think what! 
Gimme time... I'm sure to think of something!


WEIGHT WATCHERS tonight!  Going on me own as Stew is in a meeting till late.  While I have not been excellent, I havn't been THAT bad either... so not sure how it will go.

 ABOVE:  who else has this problem?  Too many power cords for god know's what?  I was trying to find the power cord for our little laptop... do you think I could find it?  I  looked everywhere... got madder and madder... then FINALLY I did find it in a drawer with remote helicopters.   Grrrrr.
So, I spent some time trying to find out what cord went with what.

ABOVE: yaaa, these four belong to ME.  I think there are a couple more in me car too.. *sigh*.

I did not go out after all this morning.  I've been reading blogs instead of spending money shopping!  I know, weird eh?

Dinner tonight:  Corned Beef (cooked in slow cooker all day), mashed potatoes, Chuck Wagon Corn, cauliflower... and Cheese sauce.

My mouth is watering just thinking about it.  We haven't had corned beef in probably YEARS, as it's usually so expensive.  But last time at the supermarket it was on special, so I grabbed two good sized pieces.

AND mashed potatoes!  I haven't done them in months and months either.... cos you eat so much less potato if it's kept whole.  I often only have a half potato, but more often I have none.

But... family tradition here, corned beef has to be accompanied by mashed potatoes and cheese sauce!  

AND before anyone asks:

ABOVE: THIS is Chuck Wagon Corn.  And it's the ONLY frozen vegetable mix this family likes and will eat.  Fussy buggers.   It is a really nice mix though.  We go through 1 bag per dinner! 

End of day:  went to Weight Watchers, had a loss, not that huge but still a loss.
ON TRACK:  Yep.... finding it easier as the time goes on.
nite nite.


  1. Yay I have internet access! - Love the pictures over the last couple of days and sorry to see things had gone pear shaped for a while!
    Chin up - we still love ya!
    Have a great day

  2. Anonymous8:12 AM

    I think it'd be a lot of fun watching those tadpoles become frogs. We did it as kids and it was a lot of fun. Do your kids like to watch them? Happy Valentines Day! ...debbie

  3. It is kinda creepy how the tadpole legs can be seen under the skin and then poof they appear will you get more tadpoles? and do you have to keep buying flies?

  4. That is gorgeous what you said about Stew, it is really what we are all after - "a keeper". Martine x

  5. Happy Valentines Day to you & your lovely family!
    Maybe you should "Poke " Steve & warn him of how important little things are when dealing with Young Love~ :-)

    I LOVE the froggies- boy they are growing fast!Your tank is so pretty . I lost my largest koi this morning & it is hard to look at that tank right now. That is the first time I have had one die in the tank indoors. I REALLY Hate to lose them.

  6. The tadpoles are fascinating. It must be fun to watch their transformation up close.
    Yes, too many cords and too many remotes...I can't keep up with all of them. Your labels are a good idea.

  7. Love the frogs! Can't wait for spring around here so that I can see some of mine around the pond.
    I answered your question on my blog under the comments.
    Also, enjoyed your pics of your Dad's boat. My grandfather had a boat, and you inspire me to write a post about it in the future.

  8. those tadpoles are so cool! Thanks for sharing!

  9. Anonymous5:35 PM

    I just sat down at the computer, saw a USB cord hanging next to me and thought, what the hell does that belong to? I only recently put it there and have no clue now! THen I opened your blog and you had a worst cord problem than me! I love those peas, corn carrot etc vegie mix too! Very handy for throwing in stews, quiches etc! WOMBAT

  10. Yum ... Corned Beef. We're lucky down here that Pak'n Save often have it on special. I love Chuck Wagon Corn too.

    Good luck with weigh in tonight :)

  11. The frogs are neat to watch! We have cords all over too.Every so often I'll clear them out.

  12. Yum! Corned beef done in the slow cooker rules!!! And definitely with Mashed potato too (though hopefully I won't be saying that if I can cut these potatoes out)! Well done on a loss :)

  13. Very Cool, your amphibians!
    I hate tangled cords. It's my pet peeve.

    Happy Valentines day!!!

  14. The frogs! Incredible!! Just like watching those puppies grow, only so much faster... amazing!!

  15. Good to hear WW went well. Keep strong and carry on.

  16. Happy Froggy Valentines Day to you and yours!

  17. My fave veggie mix used to be Bird's Eye (I think) peas, carrot and cauliflower. Can't get it anymore. Or at least, Woollworths don't stock it anymore.

    That is very well packaged though! Makes me want to buy some.

  18. That's pretty neat. The live frogs are very education.

  19. Love the little froggies! Yes I have that problem with my cables and cords too - it is probably one of the most frustrating problems I can think of. There has to be a better way! You have a kindle? Let me know if there are any books you're after - I have hundreds.


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