Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Saturday, December 27, 2008
Does anyone else work on this theory?????????????? Perhaps I should discover the bin!!
Friday, December 26, 2008
Boxing day feels really flat. I always miss our two children when they leave, and after the house full it seems very empty. Went for a bike ride this afternoon with my new mp3 player. Apparently I sing very loudly and out of tune with it- oh well- I guess the moo cows, horpees and birdies don't really care! ( oops.....I've been around children too much)
Did anyone brave the sales today? I don't know how people can face the shops so soon after Chrissy.
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
This bird is a bleeding heart pigeon from the Phillipines. I thought it was amazing.
The pic of me is of my greatest pleasure ! A top loader that I can ADD socks to and it DOESN'T take 2 HOURS to complete a load. Guess who has a front loader!!!! Grrrrrrr
Saturday, December 06, 2008
I've also just finished reading ' Nights in Rodanthe'. I'm wondering if it was written with a movie in mind or whether cos I know it's been made into a movie I'm seeing it like that. It just reads a bit 'movie like' which is a shame cos the story is ok. I'm going to see the movie/dvd just for interests sake.
Tomorrow we're heading to Ravenshoe to have a ride on the steam train. A delightful experience that we/ve done before and well worth doing again. Last time at the end of the line when they have to change the train around, there was a magic show. We all sat on improvised chairs in the middle of the paddock with this older gentleman doing his magic tricks- it was 'perfect'!!
Tuesday, December 02, 2008
Next comes my holida -only 2 more sleeps and then we're off to Port Douglas again! I've just packed my bags and now starting to make lists- just can't wait!
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Friday, November 21, 2008
Sunday, November 16, 2008
This is 'the dress' after the event when we got back home. I think I was trying a triceppy thing and failing dismally but at least it looks a bit more animated than the other pics! I had some great group shots which I would have loved to have posted on here but I do hesitate when the rest of the group haven't given permission. I would paste this blog with pictures of my kids and grandchildren if I could- but I guess privacy can be an issue
Anyway- a fabulous night. A lovely wedding- very moving, very well planned and an early finish which was good for a Sunday night. I felt good in my dress but I thinkI may have lost it as my daughter was eyeing it off!!! lol
Friday, November 14, 2008
1. not black
2. not flouncy, too gathered or frilly
3. not a tie belt at the back
4. not too tight
5, not too voluminous
6. there's lots of 'nots' aren' t there??
Anyway I found it and when I can I'll post a pic on here. Suffice to say- its a purply blue satiny type of dress, not too 'foofy' and basically fits ( but only if I wear my most padded bra with inserts - which is really sad as the dress is already only a size 8!!) I like it.
Wednesday, November 05, 2008
Tuesday, November 04, 2008
1. I'm exercising more effectively and consistently and burning heaps of calories
2. I'm being extra good about what I eat.
3. I've inadvertently bought pants a size to big
4. They're making all the sizes bigger.
5. I ate so much chocolate before that just cutting that out has reduced my calorie intake ENORMOUSLY!!
Sad to say- I opt for reason number 5!!!
Sunday, November 02, 2008
Fancy shoes that I just couldn't resist! Gotmy nephew's wedding to go to in just two weeks. I've hunted and hunted for a dress but came up with zilch!! I think these babies will brighten up my LBD ( of which I have several that will be eminently suitable)!!
This was a more useful purchase. Very needed and now we have no excuse for poorly vacuumed floors!
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
I've put in some practice and hopefully will be ok next Saturday. We have to prepare the 'conditioning' part ( crunches, pushups, dips etc) The practice of this means my poor little muscles are about to give out! lol.
Friday, October 17, 2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
Saturday, October 11, 2008
On the calorie count- I had banana bread at Maccas ( when I was caught short and NEEDED something) I normally would have had the cookies but figured that maybe the banana bread had some nutritional value and hopefully no trans fats. I just checked it on calorie king and it had a whopping 600 + calories!!! Better make sure I'm prepared next time.
Friday, October 10, 2008
Thursday, October 09, 2008
Saturday, October 04, 2008
You looked fantastic Kerryn and I really admire your dedication and perserverence. It was great to talk to you and actually meet you.
Friday, October 03, 2008
I think I've found another that seems ok- only it was too small! They are never too small around the top- but it was rather snug around the hips. They're getting a bigger size in - so.... in order to comfort myself and to aid the cause... I've been busy eating liquorice allsorts! That's really going to help. If I get this one I'll post a pic on here of it- only NO ONE is allowed to say they don't like it!!
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Sunday, September 07, 2008
Friday, September 05, 2008
This afternoon I had a rare day at home. I was so industrious- cleaned and tidied the house more or less from top to bottom ( as long as you don't open any cupboards!) a really good feeling.
Saturday, August 30, 2008
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
While all you other 'Melbournites' were freezing in snow conditions- here I was- basking in the sun at Cairns! That's right- I know you hate me!!! lol
Couldn't possibly resist using this glorious sand at Cape Tribulation for a gym. It just 'begged' to have some activity on it! lol
We were happy then! And aren't we clever to have managed the 'automatic
function on the camera!
I'm now done with showing off and skiting. That's it folks for another year!!!
Monday, August 25, 2008
Sunday, August 17, 2008
Friday, August 08, 2008
Tuesday, August 05, 2008
Sunday, August 03, 2008
Thursday, July 31, 2008
Saturday, July 26, 2008
Friday, July 25, 2008
Thursday, July 24, 2008
My foot is going really well. I'm running a bit more each week and it seems to be taking it ok. When I say 'running more' it's still only baby steps for me. I run 2 mins on treadmill and then walk 1 min and keep this up for 8 mins of running. This week I increased it to 2 mins 15 secs of running and 45 secs of walking! Whoooweeeeeee.....................I'll be running a marathon soon - when I'm 120!! However from having a mightily sore foot that ached all the time to this is a real improvement and at least I get to feel the wind in my hair again.
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Wednesday, July 09, 2008
Had a great weekend in Echuca. As promised- just a weekend of decadence and indulgence!!
This is how dry it is in this part of Victoria. The Campaspe River not flowing very freely!
At one of our many 'watering holes'! Taken at Deniliquin- very peaceful and lots of sun!
This track was made for running- but I PROMISED my "Needleman' that I wouldn't run this week:((((((
I love this road- it's the bypass on the Hume Highway- at night it is lit up and therefore is nicknamed ( by me) as the 'pretty road'! lol
Thursday, July 03, 2008
Tuesday, July 01, 2008
Foot is still there and hopefully improving. Not allowed to run this week:((((((((((
Sunday, June 29, 2008
I've joined up my old gym and finding it terrific! Going to do the cycle class on Wednesday mornings and today I slid in just before it closed to do a workout. Now that leaves me free tomorrow morning to swim. I've been far more consistent with exercise these past few weeks and really enjoying the feeling it's giving me. When I wake up in the morning it's- 'what can I get into today!!!"
Friday, June 27, 2008
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Sunday, June 22, 2008
Saturday, June 21, 2008
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Great motivation - even from so far away!!
Monday, June 16, 2008
1. Take in own batteries cos the ones there are NOT reliable! Makes it really hard when the participants can't really hear you
2. Get some SLOW step music- what I had wasn't appropriate for a slower step beat.
3. Take out some of the exercises that are obviously difficult- eg lunges and squats ( best to do these with ball and in a more controlled manner!
In all we had a good time though. They seemed to really enjoy the 'hoe down' type music and dance- really got into that! There were about 20 people so it was quite crowded. However they all seemed to think they got a work out. Coffee and chat afterwards was a big success with people continuing to chat for some time. I think next week will be better.
Despite all my attacks of the nerves I really enjoyed doing it!
Friday, June 13, 2008
On Monday I'm running ( Gulp!) a class for the over 50's at my gym. I've been madly planning but thought I'd do a class just to see what actually goes on. What a hoot it was! Great fun and everyone so friendly. You know how at the beginning of an aerobic or group class everyone avoids eye contact and NO one speaks to the instructor?? ( at least that's my experience) well....this was quite the opposite. All participants sat on balls chatting while we waited for the instructor and then it was laughs and gay banter the whole time. They found it challenging which was the main thing, but the social aspect of it was the best part- and it's this which will keep people coming back. So- on Monday it seems as though I have to 'laugh a lot'! lol
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
This morning set off to do a 6.30am cycle class. I must say I took it fairly easy. While the others were straining and obviously setting their resistance high- I was sort of cruising. I tell myself it's because I don't want to injure myself but in reality I think it's because I don't want to feel the pain of 'effort'! There- how's that for being truthful!! Next time I'll do better.
Monday, June 09, 2008
Saturday, June 07, 2008
Tuesday, June 03, 2008
Sunday, June 01, 2008
Friday, May 23, 2008
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
I've been tagged by Kek
1. Post a photo of one of your favourite healthy meal.
2. Title the post "I'm Not on a Diet"
3. Link back to this post.
4. Tag 5 other people.
Apricot chicken with rice. I'm sure this isn't a newie for most people but it is a recipe that is healthy and extremely easy! I use chicken breasts with no skin and just add apricot nectar, onions, carrots , some soy sauce and any other sort of veges and then cook the living daylights out of it! Sit it on rice and it's a tasty , healthy dish.
Anyone who reads this can consider themselves tagged- Please?????
Sunday, May 18, 2008
Got an exciting day on Tuesday- my first 'grandparents morning tea' at my granddaughter's school. I've been waiting for ages for this to happen! Tuesday I become an official granny! David ( son) thinks I should take a walking stick so they know which group of visitors I belong to!!
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Sunday, May 11, 2008
I had a phone call from my daughter who was in SA for the week and phone call and visit from son David- so that was a lovely part of my day too.
Wednesday, May 07, 2008
Going in the 4km walk/run Mother's Day Classic on Sunday- see you there Kerryn!!! I'll be the one in the groovey pink socks and purple hat!
Friday, May 02, 2008
Sunday, April 27, 2008
Friday, April 25, 2008
Sunday, April 20, 2008
Saturday, April 19, 2008
Sunday, April 13, 2008
Saturday, April 12, 2008
Friday, April 11, 2008
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Monday, April 07, 2008
Thursday, April 03, 2008
Saturday, March 29, 2008
Sunday, March 23, 2008
Saturday, March 22, 2008
Friday, March 21, 2008
Thursday, March 20, 2008
Saturday, March 15, 2008
Sunday, March 09, 2008
Saturday, March 01, 2008
Saturday, February 23, 2008
Friday, February 22, 2008
Wish me luck as you wave me goodbye........................................!!!!! ( trala trala trala....)
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Sunday, February 17, 2008
Sunday, February 10, 2008
On the other hand these shoes apparently have YEARS of life left in them! Perhaps I can attack them at night - rip 'em off his feet and inter them in the wheelie bin!!! Shhhhh.... don't breathe a word of this!!
Thursday, February 07, 2008
Sunday, February 03, 2008
Our granddaughter ( 5year old) started school on Thurs. She has also lost her two bottom front teeth. Having these two granddaughters has really made me wish I had our own two kids back again at this age ( at least for a day!).
Not much else going on here except work and some sleep and then more work again.
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Sunday, January 20, 2008
This years are
1. Make a list of house improvements and do 2 this year
2. Lose 5 cm from my belly.
3. Participate in one fun run/walk
The rest of the family make a group one for each person too- what they did for me was
To read a book every two months.
That one shouldn't be too hard to accomplish. I love reading but tend to read bits and pieces of fitness books, magazines and usually library books of various types. ( I think they think I just read magazines all year!!)
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
I definitely earned this!!! And deb- I've been hugely improved with the muffins and smarties, they are no longer daily events!!!
Can you see the blue roll to the side of the pic? That's our fairly new rug which now has to be rolled up to stop the bloody cat from clawing it!!!