Monday, December 01, 2008

The Art of Getting Buggar All Done...

It's 11.30am, and I've been up for 4.5 hours (and before you pass any comment on how lucky I am to get to sleep in until 7am, let me remind you that I was up for an hour in the middle of the night feeding and resettling Ari, and then from 4am I was on "continuous feeding" duty in bed), and so far I've manage to do the following:

  1. Get Snapfish to credit me for a second set of Christmas photo cards after I realised I wasn't going to receive my second set for free because when they said, "Buy one and get one free" they actually MEANT "order two set and get the second set for free" (why they didn't just TELL me I had to actually order two sets to get the second set for free is beyond me, grrr, I thought I was meant to order one set and they'd automatically send me a second set for free)...
  2. Make Bryn a honey sandwich...
  3. Take a couple of pics of Ari being cute...
  4. Upload and format some photos for this blog...
Yep, that's it...

I haven't had breakfast, or a shower. I haven't even had a coffee yet.

What have I been doing most of the rest of the time, you ask?

Well, feeding Ari. Of course. This is my life atm, just constantly feeding Ari...

Makes me wonder what the hell I'm thinking trying to get that Thesis novel written next year. The novel itself is 40 000 words long, which means I'll write 100 000 words in drafts before I can even hand the finished copy in. That's not including the 10 000 word exegesis (story about how and why I wrote the novel the way I did and what research I did in preparation for it)...

I'm thinking of taking an organisation role in a not-for-profit group as well - I'm going to have to be very firm about exactly what I can and can't offer myself to do in that role, though...

Anyway...

Here are some pics from the weekend...

As I said in the last post, Jayne and her two gorgeous kids came over for a visit yesterday. Jayne caught this rare shot of all the kids together (we might have been able to get a group shot of them also swooping on the choc chip cookies like a bunch of seagulls - hahahaha! -, but Ari isn't quite big enough to get in there with the rest of them - but give him a year...)...


Luey wangled himself a cuddle after everyone else left...


The next couple of pics are of the boys horsing around on the cubby frame out the front! I love the one of Erik standing on the frame - he's such a performer! Actually, they're all little limelight seekers, hahaha - it's in the blood (particularly on my mother's side of the family)...










Last night after the boys went to bed, I set up the Christmas tree and decorated the house in preparation for The Season!!! Erik really wanted to help me, and if it had just been him, I think I would have let him, too, but the thought of all the boys, um, helping (???) was a bit frightening to this little control freak... I do so love creating my picture postcard christmas scenes...




And as his own little Christmas Season gift to me, Ari chose this morning to start cooing and making little vocalisations that ARE NOT JUST CRYING... He also flirted with smiling a few time - though they came off a bit lop-sided, LOL... What a sweetie...

1 comment:

Whispering Writer said...

Hi :) I found your blog randomly, I love your Christmas decorations.
And your boys are completely adorable!

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