Thursday, April 5, 2012

Waiting waiting waiting

I'm still waiting for my house inspection. Tuesday I got a txt saying it was going to be delayed until Wednesday. It's Thursday now and still no sign of my property manager. Good thing too since my delightful son totally trashed my living room.  Le sigh.

I've been trying to sell some of the excess possessions I have. Trying to clear out my wardrobe and maybe fund getting more winter clothes for the Munchkin. Not going so well at the moment since no-one seems interested in the contents of my wardrobe. Not really surprising either since most of it is SOOOOOO dated and no-one would wear it anytime in the next millennium. Oh well. I might have to donate it to the Salvation Army and let them deal with it.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Crisis Averted

I've been in major panic mode for the last few days. I haven't been able to take my anti-depressants because I didn't have any. This caused my stress levels to bump up from med withdrawals. Add in money worries and I'm even more stressed out. On top of that bung in a house inspection and I'm running around like a headless chicken!
Well I've sorted out the meds now so I have them to take. YAY!
Money is still tight but I managed to get a food parcel from the Salvation Army and now I'm not panicking about not having any food to feed the Munchkin with. YAY!
The house inspection has been delayed until tomorrow which gives me a tiny bit more breathing room. The weather isn't exactly being cooperative though so mopping the floors is going to be a treacherous job. Wet floors don't dry so well when it's pissing down with rain outside. Since it's just supposed to get worse over the rest of the week I guess I'm just going to have to deal with it and maybe towel dry the floors after they're mopped.
I'm not going to risk taking the weed eater/line trimmer outside while it's bucketing down since it's an electric one. Screw that for a joke!!

My mum can be a major pain in the ass but I really do love her to bits. I asked that she come over to look after the Munchkin so I could go to my doctors appointment (the munchkin was asleep) and she not only looked after the Munchkin, she also washed the dishes for me. Such a life saver! Especially since my darling husband used my dish gloves for the rubbish this morning. Eww.

Monday, April 2, 2012


Today is Antonys birthday. 2 years ago today I was in the hospital torn between wanting to delay the inevitable indefinitely and wanting to complete things so I could grieve.

Many tears were shed that day and in the weeks and months following. Tears are being shed today too.

Gone but never forgotten my baby, missed always.

Laziness and procrastination

I hate being lazy, I really do. I'd love to wake up one day with all the motivation to do everything I want to do and no sign of procrastination anywhere.

Then again I'd also love a genie and 3 wishes.

Dreams are free.

Right now I'm procrastinating from doing housework, some of which NEEDS doing and has needed doing for a little while. I hate the dishes, I wash them and I get mad eczema on my hands. I wash them wearing gloves and I still get eczema. My arms cramp up from the bench being the wrong height, my hips kill me from standing for so long. Dishes are my arch nemesis.
And yet I'm left to do them all. The. Time. Thanks a bunch honey.

I have a house inspection tomorrow and I have more things on my checklist that require doing than have been ticked off. Big big jobs like mowing the lawns are thankfully crossed off the list, smaller jobs like wiping the stove and cleaning the oven are still waiting.
I'd love to mop the floors and wipe the windows, anything so I don't have to wash these fucking dishes but both the floor cleaner and the window cleaner are locked up tight in the garage, a garage that is practically impossible for me to get into. In that regard, I'm screwed.

I want to make something nice and tasty for lunch. 2 problems, I have nothing to cook whatever I want for lunch in and our cupboards are very near bare. Shopping tonight, but that doesn't help me now.

I'm feeling very blah at the moment. Money worries are winding me up tight. I haven't been able to take my PND meds for a few days because of the weekend and the problem of having no money to be able to pay the doc, no money to be able to pay for the prescription and no transport to be able to get to either. I'm on the verge of tearing my hair out and sitting in the corner rocking back and forth laughing maniacally. I hate money troubles.

I have a feeling that the persistent dizziness over the last few days is because I'm in withdrawals from my happy pills. It's definitely odd being slightly dizzy all the time.

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Out with the old, In with the new

I've just spruced up the page a little. I was getting bored with the dreary blackness of it so now it's very bright and colourful! Hope everyone enjoys the new colour scheme.


Lots of things happening here in the RRHC household.

We now have a vege garden thanks to men and their muscles. Well, the men skimmed and turned the soil and I planted everything. We're well on the way to having plenty to eat this winter! Onions, lots of onions. Celery, broccoli, cauli, cabbage, silver beet, lettuce and various different herbs. I'm also wanting to plant some carrots, spring onions, peas, butter beans and beets. I already have green beans growing in a different patch and they are giving me a handful of pods every few days. It's awesome! I love having a vege garden. The weeding gets a bit tedious but the reward of growing your own food makes up for it.
Along with the vege gardens we have fruit trees galore. 2 apple trees (one of which has really dodgy apples!), 3 fejoa trees, 2 guava trees, a lemon tree, some other sort of citrus tree (I haven't found out whether it's an orange or what yet), a couple of plum trees and also a fig tree. Sadly the plum season ended just as we moved in but the apple season is in full swing and the fejoas are just starting to ripen up. YUMMY!!!

In other news we have a house inspection on Tuesday. I was so looking forward to being able to spend my free weekend doing nothing, sleeping when I wanted to and so on but nooo, I have to clean windows (thank you munchkin and your sticky paws!!), mop floors and wash curtains. Luckily the Munchkin is elsewhere this weekend so I can do things at my leisure and not have to run around after him all day!

Speaking of the Munchkin, I think he may FINALLY be getting some teeth. He is drooling copiously, chewing everything in sight including me and frequently grizzly. He may also be grizzly because he has some sort of virus at the moment that is giving his a cough and a runny nose. Nothing quite like getting your child up for the day and having to wipe away the green bubbles *gag*
Illnesses may be doing the rounds here since I seem to be having random bouts of dizziness. I can't think of a reason for it but it sure is annoying! Oh well I keep trucking along as usual and just hope I don't fall over when the dizziness hits.

I can't remember if I've said before but the Munchkin is going to home-based care 2 days a week and he really likes it. It gives me an invaluable opportunity to catch up on things that otherwise wouldn't happen (like extra sleep!) like planting my garden which only took 2 and a half hours (eek!). I can't imagine how long it would have taken me with the Munchkin grizzling at me, crawling around in the dirt and pulling the plants out as quick as I could plant them. Ok that's a worst case scenario but still, I didn't want to push it.

I'm not so happy with our phone company at the moment. Last month we finally decided to go to broadband because we could afford it, finally. I worked everything out so the deal that we got would mean that the slightly overdue amount already there wouldn't be too much of a bother since I'm getting 2 months free of charge (for phone line and broadband) right. Wrong, the phone company stuffs up and don't add the 2 months free on to my plan so I'm stuck with paying extra and blowing my budget WAY out for the next few weeks. Getting "courtesy calls" requesting you pay your bill NOW is never a good sign, especially when you can't pay your bill NOW. Luckily I sorted everything out with them so I now have my 2 months free of charge (starting next month) and I just have to pay extra for the next few weeks to cover the outstanding balance. *headdesk* their screw up and I'm the one being penalised for it. *Sigh*

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Well Oops...

My poor little munchkin has a touch of nappy rash at the moment. Nappy off time seems like a sensible solution right? Well it ended up being a slightly bad idea.

I was expecting there to maybe be an accident or two but I wasn't expecting THIS to happen!

Except think of this with no pants on and on carpet *headdesk*