Friday, 12 February 2010
Sorry everyone for not posting this week, I just know you are all hanging for my words of wisdom LOL! Sadly however I have been quite sick this week with a cold (in a hot summer, I know crazy!) and in fact today I have completely lost my voice which I think my husband is secretly happy about because I can't nag him to do stuff without it! Anyway I've been too sick to sew, which is annoying because I have to get some sewing for friends out of the way ASAP so I can get on with all the ideas currently swirling around in my head.

But it has been a week of ups and downs. I received in the mail a yard of free fabric won from a Sew Mama Sew free Friday fabric giveway - another random draw, I should buy me a lotto ticket. Work was pretty good this week because I was so busy the day passed quickly. I bought some new shoes during my lunch hour because without a child hanging off me I can, and the Shoe Emporio in the Pitt Street mall is shutting down and all their stock is reduced to $50. I bought a pair of leather knee high boots that were originally $219! Sydneysiders, get yourself their pronto to snag a bargain.

On the downside however our house flooded in the newly built section because our bodgy builders didn't put in sufficient drainage and an almighty storm we had on the weekend came flowing right into our living room, ruining the floor. Anna has some more teeth coming through that are taking forever to pop on out and she's been waking up every hour and a half through the night and then having 5am wake ups to boot. I wasted my two days off work being sick at home and still having to look after a cranky one year old instead of saving it for next week when I could have taken leave from work and she still would have been at daycare. Anna's walking has quickly progressed into running which has led to some spectacular falls and plenty of tears.

I'll leave this bland post with a picture of my cheeky little monkey thinking she's very clever for climbing up onto the arm chair to sit there like an adult:


  1. Oh so cute! My little Layla was doing the same thing today, looking very proud of herself for climbing onto the lounge. Hope you are feeling better soon.

  2. She's so precious. So sorry to hear that you have been sick. It is so difficult to care for a little when you yourself are ill. My little guy has been waking up every two hours the last few months because of his teeth; so I can relate. Hope you get some rest soon.

  3. Oh it's a shame you are sick. I hope you'll be better soon.
    Anna is so sweet on her chair. She is growing very fast.
    And pity again for your flooding.
    You did have a rough week.

  4. Hope you are feeling better soon!

    That's terrible that your brand new living room flooded!! Is the builder going to stand behind their work and take care of it (and fix the drainage problem as well)?

  5. Up and downs babes! So many ups and downs. Wishing next week ahead more ups though!

    Thanks for the tip on that shoe store. That sounds EXACTLY what this stress head (me!) needs! And as for the storm... Our guttering is the same (dodgy dudes) and I'm looking at it waiting for it to burst all over our front veranda. ARGH!

    Hope you get better soon xo

  6. Lucky you got the boots! Hope you feel better soon!

  7. Re your cold in summer, you're probably allergic to your job. ;) Great find with the boots.

  8. That is a picture that will cheer anyone up.
    So sorry about the flood and the illness.