Sunday, December 30, 2007

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Hello.. I am going insane here.. *sigh*

Hello my lovely internets. (I so totally stole that name from Kelley *sigh*) I have finally fought my way to MY computer. I have logged the others off MY COMPUTER ... and now I am going to post a whinging/whiny post.. I am such a sook..

The offspring flew to South Aussie yesterday and The Spouse and I had been quietly counting down the days to his departure. We had been really really really looking forward to having 15 days here all by ourselves.. 15 days *sigh*.. 15 teenage-mess free-playstation-messmaking-I am hungry free days...*sigh* 15 days of seriously reduced grocery bills. etc. etc. etc.

Kelley's Nemesis Murphy had a quick squiz at my planned 15 days of nothingness and decided to intervene.. *BASTARD*

I have houseguests... hmmm they will probably still be here when the offspring returns from south aus. they are lucky I love them.but but but but.............

Friday, December 28, 2007


These photos are here to remind me of the awesome beauty of my part of the world.. This is 7 mile beach and it is only 10 minutes drive away from the Hobart airport and approximately 30 minutes drive from Hobart..
It is probably an hours drive from my home...

I took the offspring to the Airport today..He is spending the next 2 weeks with his cousin in South Australia..

I was nervous about my son flying alone. I had butterflies as I was driving him to the airport, (big big fluttery butterflies). I was excited for my son and pleased that my very shy boy had somehow morphed into this confident young man..But at the same time I was sad. *sigh*

As he walked towards the plane he turned and waved and gave me the hugest 'shiteating grin' and I just grinned back hehehehe. Then just as he was about to board the plane he turned again and gave me the thumbs up, still with the silly grin all over his face....

My nephew and I stayed to watch the plane take-off and we watched the plane carrying my solo flyer until I couldn't see it in the sky anymore *sigh*

Then just because we could, my nephew and I went to the beach for a walk and we found some cool shells and some sea sponges and rocks and stuff...

cheers kim..

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

This is soooo funny.. (oops!)

Heheheheheehe. sometimes these things are SCARILY ACCURATE...

You Are a Fruitcake

People pretend you're sweet and precious, but they know how weird you really are!

ps. I really wanted to be a Trifle...*sigh*


Monday, December 24, 2007

Santa was very very Careless!!!!

Look ,Look ,Look!!!!! It is Christmas Eve here in Tasmania and because we are at the very bottom of Australia... Santa likes to make an early start...So just on sunset Santa was obviously very very busy and he must of been a tad careless-- BECAUSE GUESS WHAT ???? ... I managed to take a photo.. YAY!!! DOUBLE and TRIPLE Yay... YAY YAAAAY .... So Merry Merry Christmas.. I am sure Santa will be with you soon.. Cause he's all done with Tassie.xxxx

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Weekly winners #4

Once again I am thrilled to bits to be participating in that Mad Mad Womans photo carnival..... Soooo Drumroll Please. Here are my Favourites for the week.. oh and one of my purple hair as well, 'cause Lotus and Tracey asked so nicely to see it.. and it truly is a really groovy violet colour..

cheers Kim xxx

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Smiley Saturday .'YAY'.

So many things have made me smile this week. I am hard pressed to list them..So here I go and in no particular order whatsoever...

Here is my smiley stuff..

  • Eating fruit in the garden with my Grand daughter. It has been a while since I have had a small person in the garden with me and Miss Amy ate the red currants as fast as we could pick them for her.
  • Spotting the Wedgetailed Eagle on the fencepost and actually getting a photo of her was pretty special.
  • Reading the memes written by the small revolutionaries not only made me smile I was in serious danger of choking on my coffee at one stage. Thanks Alex ,Braden and Amy...
  • Looking at my bright purple Christmas hair makes me smile as well .

I am one of those people that smile a lot. I am smiling now. Thanks to Lightening for this great idea. If anyone wants to be a part of this it is easy, all you have to do is go over to Lightenings page and pinch the Smiley Saturday banner and join in..

Friday, December 21, 2007

Wedge tailed eagle

I was driving to Veronicas today, a bit before 1pm and LOOK !LOOK! LOOK! Can you see her? Can you? Can you? She is the most glorious Wedge Tailed Eagle, just perched on a fence post. I had just driven around an almost hairpin bend on our gravel road and there she was.. *sigh*
I stopped the car and started to fumble for my camera, all the while really worried that she would fly away..I only managed to get 2 shots before she looked at me and slowly flew off..

I absolutely adore Eagles and this is only the third time that I have been so close to a wild eagle.. Wow..

Thursday, December 20, 2007

hehehehe... icky stuff lol.

2,876,160How Many Germs Live On Your Keyboard?

<> ?

Bet you are glad it is my Keyboard, and not one in the library...hehehehe

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Yesterday was one of those days..

Thank goodness yesterday has gone away.. Look this is my poor kiln just sitting there, stranded *sigh* the kiln is one of the reasons that I was having an ordinary day. The other reason was the bloody Spouse and his sidekick the offspring.. Men Hmmphh who needs them..

The kiln needs 3 phase power. I rang the power company and was assured on two separate occasions that three phase power wasn't a problem. Yeah right and if you flap your arms fast enough you can fly.

We are 41 power poles away from 3 phase power. It will cost $1100 a span. without the connection fees etc etc etc. The spouses suggestion was to sell the kiln or at least think of the kiln as an expensive sort of cupboard. My suggestion back to the spouse was unprintable and most probably impossible.

I have previously shown you my balcony and the gorgeous honeysuckle.The spouse wants to enclose that space and turn it into a bedroom for the offspring. *sputter* turn my lovely balcony into a dark smelly 'pit of doom' full of the odours of teenage boy!!!!! *euww*

But where there is a will there is a WONT. I am full of WONT at the moment.. I wont give up my balcony and that is all there is to it.. but of course if I just say that out loud I am doomed to having a stinky 'pit of doom' right next to my kitchen/pantry/computer area.

But that was yesterday...

Today like most days was a pretty good day..

cheers kim xxx

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Because I can.. so there!!!! gnaa gnaa ganaha!!!

click here click here
To find out more about this
Special Award....

Or Just click on the actual AWARD...
shhh... ( thanks Veronica for showing me how to link it..)

I have had one of those days..*sigh* so I decided to give myself an award.
xoxoxox cheers kim...

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Weekly Winners #3

Here we go ..these are my favourite photos that I have taken this week.. I am really enjoying being a part of Lotus' Weekly winners.

cheers kim

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Back chat ..

This is a photo of My daughter Veronica and her daughter Miss Amy.. This photo is a little blurry, which is a shame. I wish that I had somewhere to go to talk to other bloggers without the restrictions of a comment form. Somewhere that I could go to ask bloggy questions..
Questions like Do you feel silly commenting sometimes??? Or do you sometimes upload blurry photos and then leave them as is???? mmmm I wish I wish I wish

Ta Daaaa My wish has been granted.. YAY..

Veronica has created a Forum.... Backchat. A totally appropriate name as that young lady always had a lot to say ..hehehe
Anyway this forum is a place for bloggers to go to have a yak. ask questions etc etc etc.. I think it is a wonderful idea and IT IS FREE FREE FREE.. that is always good.

So If you feel like it why don't you go over there to Backchat and have a stickybeak..

cheers kim

p.s yes this is a shameless plug hehehehe.. backchat is the place to chatback xox

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Is Meme A Verb Yet????

I have been Tagged. Schmutzie tagged me for this one. Hi Schmutzie *waves* Look Look I am doing it finally... so here are the rules a la Schmutzie

The Rules Of The Meme:
  • Each player makes a list of eight random facts/habits about themselves.
  • At the end of your list, choose eight people to to tag and list their names.
  • Leave them a comment on each of their websites to let them know that they have been tagged.
  • The people tagged will write a post on their own website about their eight things, post these rules, and tag eight others.
  • etc etc blah blah blah...

  • I have been Tagged before for these meme thingys *sigh* I find them really really hard to do. So I am just going to Jump off the deep end and go blah blah blah.

    I will be 42 in February and I am really excited about that.. If anyone has ever read and /or watched The Hitchhikers guide to the Galaxy, they will know that 42 is the answer to Life, The Universe and well err Everything... (obvious isn't it!!! hehehehe)

    I dream about my grandaughter a lot.. Nice Dreams.. I think grand daughter should be one word like Grrrannnndaughter.... or Grrrrannnnnsunnn... yep!!!!!!!!

    I "smashed" my right kneecap in 1993.. Sometimes when I am thinking about stuff, phrases like ,"before I did my knee." or "that was after I did my knee.." make me wonder about how we define our lives.. why is it always generally with a before or after ...????

    I gave up smoking last year. I was going to blog about my 12 month non smoking anniversary. But! but, but. On that day the bush filled with smoke from a far away fire and I blogged about that instead... Gawd I love the universe... hehehehe

    I had a very good *cough private cough* school education.. We Guuurrrrlllllls were meticulously groomed for yoooneerveeersitty.....Religion was a compulsory matriculation subject... I very nearly got expelled for starting my own religion.. "The Kimminites " Now, how my mother managed to keep a straight face in "that interview with the nuns"is still a mystery to me???? You rock mum!!!!

    I keep on counting back up and there are still two more me things to do..*sigh*

    I swear like a trooper.. "Well Fuck me! What the Fuck was I thinking!!!!" is one of my oft repeated curses/everyday language.. generally accompanied by a theatrical slap to my forehead *sigh* But I get offended when I hear someone say c-u-n-t.. (notice I spelled it ) I generally growl at them to stop their Fucking swearing in Fucking front of me for Fucks sake.. Fuckin Assholes...

    I dont swear infront of my Grrraaaaaaaannndaughter though... that would be BAD BAD BAD.. Miss Amy is Way toooo young to appreciate the nuances of a well inserted expletive...

    Yay yay yay That is Seven Gna gna gnanana.. phew..

    Now previously I have copped out of this bit...

    but not tonight. I am going to NOMINATE....

    TAZ: Taz comments regularly and doesn't have a blog.. So Taz my sweety you can do this meme either in my comments or Veronicas.. hehehe

    I am going to nominate the three revolutionaries
    Alex and
    only because I am interested in their' sleep is for the weak 'theories..

    Then there is a delightful young lady FitCat
    This young woman is Awesome.. go and read her blog...

    then I think I will tag psychicgeek aka witchypoo just for fun and because I have just discovered her blog ...

    and of course I will leave the 7th tag open for anyone that is stuck for a post ' oops 'I mean for anyone that wants to do it......

    cheers Kim

    farkin finally *phew*

    ps. i just realized that it was supposed to be an eight things post so.. I really really like red lollies and when Veronica comes to visit I make her eat the icky coloured lollies like green and orange...

    just a quickie.

    I am sitting here at the computer and the most gorgeous smells are sneaking past my nose. So I decided to photograph and share my hi-tech computer space hehehehe. Yes it is a garden chair. The open door that you can see leads out to the balcony. the gorgeous smells are coming from the honeysuckle, that is climbing over the balcony.It's not a very good photo but it will have to do for the moment as I am about to go and pick myself a bunch of honeysuckle and really stink the house up... cheers Kim..

    Wednesday, December 12, 2007

    I am a haphazard cook.. Yeeeehaaaa!!!

    I am I am I am.. I cook using a combination of kilos and pints. Handfulls and splooshes.
    cups and tablespoons and grams and pinches..hehehe shakes and splashes and stuff...

    If ever anyone is reading any of my recipes and you find things a bit confusing I will gladly give the conversions.. Because really I just expect you my lovely lovely internets to be able to read my mind..".the pool of clarity that it is" *scoff*

    I like to collect old recipes and I also collect old plants.. not dead houseplants.. I like to keep and grow old, self-sustaining food plants.. like the raspberries that you hear me whingeing about. My grandfather gave me the runners and they originally came from his great we have to have a Wow Factor there. My grandfather is 80 sooo you can do the maths and work out how ancient these raspberry canes are..

    cheers kim xxx

    Yummy worcestershire Sauce.

    I pinched this recipe from an old fella in the pub...

    3 lb of dark plums
    3lb of white sugar
    2lb of brown sugar
    3lb of treacle ( 1 1/2 tins)
    7 pints of vinegar
    1 bulb of garlic
    2tbs salt
    1 ounce of white pepper
    2 ounces of whole cloves
    1 tsp cayenne pepper
    2 tsp ground ginger

    cook till plums are soft, strain then Boil for 1 hour then bottle..

    this is exactly as the recipe was given to me...
    I haven't made this BUT BUT BUT I have tasted it and it is Yummy..

    Tuesday, December 11, 2007

    More Food Yum!!!!

    I have been wanting to share some of my grandmother's recipes for a while now. Soooo Seeing as it is Christmas and because I am a generous type of person I am willing to share the family jewels. and really some of the recipes that I have are little gems.. So thanks to NAN tadaaa

    Lemonade Scones...

    3 cups of self raising flour.
    1 teaspoon baking powder
    1cup of thickened cream
    1cup of lemonade.

    mix together into a dough. cut into rounds and bake in a hot oven for approximately 10 minutes

    these scones are really light and taste absolutely divine..
    the trick with scones is not to handle the dough too much.
    quick hands make light scones...

    Nan's Christmas Pudding (yum)

    1 lb of mixed fruit
    3/4 cup of brown sugar
    1/2 cup of cold water
    1/2 tsp of bicarbonate of soda
    1/2 tsp of mixed spice
    1Tbs treacle
    3 eggs
    1 packet of pastry mix (any brand)
    1/2 cup of brandy

    place fruit,sugar,spices,water bicarb and alcohol into a saucepan and boil until the fruit softens (but not for too long)
    allow to cool.
    Add the treacle , beaten eggs and pastry mix..
    mix until smooth..

    meanwhile lightly dampen the pudding cloth (calico or muslin will do) and sprinkle the cloth with flour.

    Put the pudding mix into the pudding cloth and tie it up.. but not too tightly because the xmas pudding will expand.. then steam for 2 hours or until cooked...

    I put a couple of inches of water into a large pot, then put a colander on top of an upside-down soup bowl in the pot.. then put the pudding into the colander..this way the pudding steams away merrily and doesn't go all soggy...

    These puddings will keep for months. If you are sneaky enough to hide them really well that is...
    I hang the puddings up in the kitchen and then spray them with brandy or rum every so often.
    But..I haven't made them for a couple of years now.. Or at least made ones that have lasted till christmas..

    cheers Kim

    I'm off to watch the cricket now xxx

    Food Food Glorious Food!!!!




    Sunday, December 9, 2007

    Weekly winners #2

    There should be a really nice shiny Button right here. *pout* this shiny button should
    Say WEEKLY WINNERS , After ages and ages of fiddling and remaining calm and acting
    like a responsible Adult.. I HAVE FINALLY SPUT THE FARKING DUMMY...
    CLICK , CLICK, CLICK, *sigh*




    i <3 kelley 2

    Ta Daaa Look! Look! Look! Kelley at Magneto bold too gave me (and 27 other people) this Amazing piece of Bloggy bling. She *Hearts* me YAY YAY YAY.. Instead of explaining this gorgeous piece of blingery. I will just ask people to click here, or here or here hehehehe..

    So in Keeping with Tradition I am going to pass this on to...

    Bendy Girl at Benefit Scrounging Scum because BG 's blog is funny and informative and I enjoy her pommy humour and she spells proper too (hehehehe)

    Casdok at Mother of Shrek because Casdok makes me think...

    Kellan at On the upside, Kellan just makes me laugh andI really enjoy reading her blog, I don't comment there much because Kellan has millions of comments and every commenter has pinched what I had wanted to say..hehehehe

    Thanks Kelley I really like my pressie..cheers Kim

    Ps. my arm is much better today *YaY*

    Saturday, December 8, 2007

    Ho!Ho! Farking Ho!

    Ho! Ho! Ho! Merry Christmas!!!!
    Now truly readers does that phrase make you scan the horizon looking for "loose wimmin"????
    "ladies of the night" or practioners of the worlds oldest profession.. No Of course it bloody doesn't.

    HO! HO! HO! makes me think of Santa and Christmas and in a pinch, Hoe hoe hoe might make me think of all the weeds in the veggie patch and the nettles under the apple trees.

    But never in a million years would the sound of a pretend Santa going ,"Ho! Ho !Ho! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!" make me think of skanky HOs...

    So here in all their glory are my un- bra-less -boobs HO! HO !FUCKING HO HO HO HO HO!
    May Political Correctness Die A Silent Death

    poor poor pitiful me.

    I am a Sook.. I am queen of the Sooks.

    This really is as painful as it looks.





    All sympathy gratefully accepted!!!

    Friday, December 7, 2007

    Because I am a there..

    I was driving home from Veronica's yesterday when I was stung by a bee..(ouch).It was a hot day. I had the window down and this suicidal bee flew into my arm and Bloody well Bit Me for no reason at all...

    I screeched to a halt..eerrr um I pulled over to the side of the road. One look at the poison sac/stinger thingy stuck in the soft part of my arm confirmed my worst fears... It was indeed a bee sting.. I am allergic to bees.. shit! shit! shit!

    I had the offspring and Miss Amy in the car with me, which was lucky otherwise in my panic I might well have driven off the side of the mountain..and nobody would have ever found me again... ever *sigh*

    The offspring immediately assured me that he was quite capable of driving home if I wasn't up to the task.. (ahhh the confidence of youth and one lesson driving around a paddock). God luurve him..

    Anyhow we made it home safely, I managed to eat the required tablets only 8 minutes after the vicious thing attacked me..

    and and and I am posting this BECAUSE I AM A SOOK... SO THERE...

    p.s I have photos of my poor poor arm .hehehehehehe

    Happy happy I am Happy

    I can sing a so Ock
    I can sing a So Ock
    I can sing a so Ock Tooo..

    I went out with shopping with my friend on Wednesday and she bought me these socks..YAY YAY YAY I am Happy.

    hehehe by request hehehe


    I had this up the other night But I couldn't work out how to remove the 'borrow money'
    loan linky thing from below the picture.. I didn't think anyone had noticed the post at all.... Until.. Tadaaaa I received a comment from A. LUSH who managed to score 70% ..
    hehehehehe cheers Kim *hic*

    Wednesday, December 5, 2007

    Total Piffle...(hehehehe)

    I don't know why I keep on doing these things. Hehehehe Maybe because they make me laugh? I like to laugh. I especially like to laugh at myself..I am an over educated serial underachiever. I also am a champion procrastinator with scant regard for the niceties of grammar.
    Thanks to the Fruit Femme. for this little gem...

    Cheers Kim

    p.s I hope if i start to speak more " Orstayleeanne loike" I might possibly bring my blogs reading level down to kindergarten....YAY something to truly aim for. (I nearly said aspire oops) and that will never do...

    blogging addiction.

    65%How Addicted to Blogging Are You?

    I pinched this from Veronica, Ooops HEHEHE.. Now how can you be 65% Addicted to something??

    You either are addicted or you are not...

    cheers Kim

    Tuesday, December 4, 2007

    You have been selected ..

    Oh My Farking Gawd I have a serious case of the giggles... I am being stalked by a telemarketer with a foul mouth and a bad attitude. So why Am I Laughing?????

    The phone rings and the Offspring dithers and hands the phone to me..

    ( he knows the protocol we put telemarketers on hold here..)

    Salesman: Hello Madam you have been selected for a free mobile phone

    Me: No I am sorry I am not interested, thankyou,

    ring ring ring

    The offspring answers again

    Salesman:Goddammit I am trying to give you free phone and you are hanging up

    Offspring: Hangs up.

    ring ring ring

    Salesman: I am being fucking pissed off. I am trying to give you a fucking good phone
    and you are fucking hanging up on me .

    Me: Giggles, loudly (I couldn't help myself)

    Salesman: Why are you finding this funny.It is a fucking good phone Godammit

    Me: Giggling loudly and doing a bad salesman impersonation walks away from the phone to get another beer...

    Leaving the salesman hanging as it was...

    he hasn't rang back yet..sigh and I have been practising my accent too...

    Dirt, hehehe

    I was having trouble with my photos and my layout.*sigh* So I went outside aaand found this mess.. this is all the silt that had washed down in the storm last night. This is right outside my front door. I posted a photo yesterday of the raging torrent running past my door YAY.

    So of course I took a pic, then I shovelled this dirt into a couple of containers,( I will use this in my new garden) but more about that later.. What I am really doing is using these BEFORE and AFTER pictures to experiment with my layout and posting skills... (My Very Very Basic skills.) And of course to actually have photographic evidence that I do stuff. Stuff not associated with the computer.. BUT I think my reasoning may be a bit flawed because if I actually want to show the Spouse my evidence.. OOOPS said evidence is on the computer.. *sigh*

    Monday, December 3, 2007

    Mud and Mini Floods.. OH YEAH!!!!

    Veronica has just written a post about the 'Stuff' that falls from the sky..

    Well guess what????? We have just had heaps of it. YAYAYAYAY





    It is Raining.. I am Happy xoxoxox
    cheers Kim..

    Beer, Heatstroke and rain.

    Yesterday was really hot. I absolutely despise the heat. Hate,Spit Loathe!!!! It was 35degrees celcius,(thats about 92 degrees fahrenheit) at 8pm.*sigh*

    So what's a typical aussie sheila do in the stinking heat???? Well I wouldn't know as I think the typical aussie sheila is a myth. But that's beside the point.I know what I did... I got drunk. The more I glowed (that's my mums influence, hehehe.. Horses sweat,Men perspire and Women glow and boy was I glowing) The more beer I drank.

    I think I gave myself a bit of sunstroke doing the laundry in the full sun as well..
    So if anyone reading this post has strange comments on their posts (cough Kelley cough) You can blame it on the heat... OOOPS and the fact that I am Tasmanian and whatever other pathetic excuse I can come up with ..hehehe

    Anyway We had the best thunderstorm at about 3am. Yay and we had RAIN LOVELY RAIN.
    I dont know how much rain..but the small house-tank is full and we got about 6 rungs in the big tank. The spouse reckons that we probably had about an inch of rain so YAYAYAY Yay... We won't have to buy water this week 'phew' and my smelly sandshoes got a nice soak...

    Sunday, December 2, 2007

    weekly winners / take two..

    Ok ok ok. this is a description of the messy post below... * sigh * I am a bit messy as well *hehehehe*

    I had joined lotus' weekly winners. A nice fun post where you added some pics, and then added a link to lotus and then you added a shiny button as well...

    But it is HOT! Stinking bloody hot *sigh* I have had copious quantities of The Amber fluid ... *Hic*..(I am just enjoying our national passtime I tell you )

    And with a typical She'll Be right attitude, instead of trying to fix the mess below. I will just explain it..

    they are pictures of the sunset.. It is farking hot ok...

    cheers kim

    Weekly winners YAY..

    I have joined in the fun at Lotus' aka Sarcastic Mom.. I will fess up and tell you that I do not have a clue what I am doing at all.. Veronica Did a thingy for me ..(she's a good daughter). So All I have to do is copy /paste a word document and hopefully I will get Lotus' groovy button up, then all I have to do is add my pics... Yay

    Cross your Fingers for me.....

    Friday, November 30, 2007

    Please Help us send B to Japan

    My Goddaughter B... has been selected to go to Japan..YAY.. Twenty students from year 7 and 8 are going to Japan next august. B... has only been out of Tasmania once before and that was for a wedding when she was 10. B... had to submit an application in the form of an essay. Ten students were chosen from her High School and Ten from another High school.

    This is a 7 day exchange programme with B.. Staying 2 nights with her host family then 3 nights at a youth camp then back with her host family for the final night.

    But... and there is always a but *sigh* B needs to find 1600 dollars for airfares etc. So this is where you come into it..
    My Daughter Veronica has a fundraising competition thingy set up on her blog. We are asking people to donate to a pay pal account to help send B to Japan... So could you please click this link to Veronica's blog and just have a look... please :]

    There is no pressure to donate at all. None ok... Fundraising ideas are welcome as well. Very very welcome.

    B is going fruitpicking in January to earn herself some money.. I had to smile when her mum told me that. Last year B.. spent one day in the orchard picking cherries and swore she would never ever return because cherry picking TOTALLY SUCKS . hehehe

    Welcome to the real world honey...Ya gotta work for the money.

    Thanks for reading this and a big extra thanks for having a quick look at Veronica's post as well.

    cheers Kim

    Thursday, November 29, 2007


    These were clean towels. If you haven't read how much fun it is to do the laundry at my house. click here SCREEEEEAAAAMMMMMMMMMM

    The offspring spilled some water. There were dirty towels,sheets newspaper, a fricking mop all close at hand...

    Nooo clean towels were the sponge of choice.

    wednesday and thursday merge.. eeeek

    Today was one of those days....*sigh* Just one of those days, I am so glad that I don't live near a bowls club or something..

    The offspring arrived home from school yesterday full of tales of woe and a swollen hand.
    The spouse had received a phonecall from the offsprings grade co-ordinator.
    (I was out doing the hunter gatherer shit at the time)
    When I asked the spouse the content of the conversation his answer was, "I told her you would give her a ring" AAAaaaaarrrrghhh After some skilfull and persistent questioning (notice how nice I am being here).. The spouse mumbled words like counselling and mediation , then retired to the comfort of his shed....OK.

    I managed to make an appointment at the doctors for the next morning. The sweet woman that I am, I gently handed the boy some frozen vegetables wrapped in a damp tea-towel and gave him an iboprufen and politely requested that he go away.....politely very politely...

    That was the lead up to my completely surreal day today..

    I have a new phone.. ok. I used said phone as an alarm clock this morning.
    BAD! BAD !BAD!!!!
    At six a.m I was woken by "the hounds of hell baying for my blood... "
    No, It was the super vibrate ringtone thingy vibrating against my glass of water.... ok *phew*
    But it was still BAD..
    I put the kettle on and went to have a shower..and .and and.. I had forgotten that there was water in the bath..oops (I need this water for my fruit trees) So I had to step into ankle deep cold water... It is a really strange feeling when the water hitting your head is HOT HOT HOT and your ankles are frozen... mmmm.

    Just as we were about to walk out the door, to go to the doctors the Electrician rang..Now I will have to write more about this..later.. *sigh* this deserves a post of its own..
    I finally had a person who knew what he was talking about...And he broke my heart..... I had been quoted somewhere between seventy and five hundred dollars by the office girls.. god love their ignorant hearts.... to get three phase power to my house. the spouse had mentioned he reckoned it would be about 3 or 4 thousand. "Ha !",I scoffed..
    "HA !HA !HA ! " Foolish me, I believed the office girls...

    The electrician quoted 25-50 thousand dollars... I didn't even have time to sit down, faint prettily or request the smelling salts.... I was late late late and had to get the offspring to the doctors....

    This was all before 8.45 am... the day could only get better *sigh*

    • arrive at doctors....
    • get sent for xrays
    • wait for xrays
    • mentally redesign radiologists waiting room
    • mentally retrain office staff
    • outlaw giggling
    • receive xrays
    • return to doctors
    • remind self of the laws of karma
    • promise to break sons thumb yourself
    • ooooops (did I say that out loud???)

    I will end with a phrase I will blatantly steal from Kellan.... On the Upside.. His thumb isn't broken. *phew* I managed to get him some new jeans on special YAY. We had Hungry Jacks and scoffed ourselves silly..If you are going to break a diet don't break it EXPLODE IT.

    I am still in shock about the price for the electricity to the kiln though....

    Tuesday, November 27, 2007

    rainfall stats.. *sigh*

    Another super quick post, I am knackered.. ('hic'...hehehe.)

    I found out today that it has been 37 days since we last had any rain over 5 milimetres.
    I needed to post this, so I didn't forget.
    cheers kim.

    Monday, November 26, 2007

    Note to Self

    I was surfing the blogosphere last night and I came across this little gem of a recipe at Scribbits. It is for Apple doughnuts and It looks great.
    And typical me I had forgotten all about it until Scribbit commented on my blog and reminded me of where I had been... phew... thanks.

    So note to self.

    Tonight I have been over to Lotus at Sarcastic Mom and entered a competition for a great t-shirt.
    Also at Lotus' I have joined up for weekly winners.

    I was reading Meg's blog and I have dobbed Kelley at Magneto Bold Too in, for a bloggy contesty thing. No winners so no pressure kelley hehehe.
    But I couldn't do the linky thing..Veronica please help, eek there is technical stuff I need to do.

    Notice that here, where it doesn't really matter I managed to do a marathon of links...*sigh*
    cheers Kim..hehehe

    Sunday, November 25, 2007

    Potato Salad From Hell......

    Considering that it is 'exackerly' one month til Christmas Day, I feel like sharing recipes. I especially feel like sharing recipes for 'festive food'. Food that I really can't be bothered making except for Christmas, Birthdays and when I feel like doing some Proper Cooking..( or when my family has begged enough..muuawhahah)

    So here is the recipe for a really nice Potato Salad. I call it the potato salad from Hell because it takes ages to make...and I make a hell of a mess in the kitchen preparing it...

    2 kilos of potatoes
    half a cup of olive oil.
    2 tablespoons of white wine vinegar
    salt & freshly ground black pepper (to taste)
    6 rashers of bacon
    1 cup of finely diced celery
    1 cup of finely diced red onoion
    2 teaspoons of dijon mustard
    2 thirds of a cup of mayonaisse
    2 thirds of a cup of sour cream
    half a cup of chopped parsley
    half a cup of chopped mint
    half a cup of chopped chives
    4 hardboiled eggs sliced

    Boil the potatoes until just tender, but firm.. Drain and set aside to cool.
    Slice bacon into fine strips, saute, then drain off excess fat.
    In a large bowl whisk the oil,vinegar, salt and pepper
    Add the potatoes (peeled and chopped into bite -size chunks) to the oil mix.
    Turn gently, to coat thoroughly with oil.
    When the potatoes are cool, Add the celery and onion.
    In a small bowl whisk together the mustard, mayo& sour cream.
    Add the herbs,(mint, parsley& chives) to the creamy mix.
    Add this to the potatoes with most of the egg and bacon.
    Carefully fold the potato salad to combine all ingredients.
    Use the last of the egg & bacon as a garnish.

    I have copied this recipe out exactly as it was given to me..
    and it is really yummy as is.
    But I change things to suit myself sooo. It is a really flexible thingy.

    I add small cubes of cheese or grated parmesan depending on what is in the fridge or how I am feeling. I also now add diced red capsicum for a bit of colour.

    This is a really Yummy potato Salad even though it is a bit fiddly to make.
    If you want to make this and have any questions I will answer them in the comments.
    No Probs at all.
    Cheers Kim

    Friday, November 23, 2007

    There is a thorn in my foot...

    Do these, the men in my life look Sad? Do they feel my pain? No! Not at all... The Offspring is begging for his turn with the SIX INCH NAIL.. eeer needle that The Spouse is using to stab me in his quest to dig out The Invisible Thorn... I am too TRAUMATISED to write any more... I am going to the pub.....
    p.s my feet are soooo ticklish, I can't touch them, Hence the offspring's obvious glee. *sigh*