Monthly Archives: September 2017

Where did that come from????

Well, day off has equaled me being turned into ‘Domestic Housewife!’.

3 loads of washing out on the line (it did rain a little bit but it’s Tasmania so it was bound to happen where washing is concerned…..)

Load of washing that was on the line has been hung up and put away

Dishes in the dishwasher waiting to be turned on after dinner

Lounge is cleaned up and organized (all it needs now is a vacuum and then it’s really done!)

And most has been done while the baby is asleep! Yipee! Winning so far today!

Now to make my decision (refer back to a previous post about what I mean) and then we shall have succeeded for the day…….

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Taking the plunge….

Well, I have decided, that after a lot of consideration, I’m going to take the plunge and try my hand at becoming an Avon leader. I don’t know if I’ll be any good at it but I’m going to give it a shot. My current leader has been very nice and helpful and encouraging so I’m hoping that this goes well. We shall see what happens with it and hopefully it goes somewhere 🙂

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Bed Sharing with baby

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This is me and my daughter yesterday morning. I woke up, after I heard her wake, she had some boob, and then she fell back to sleep. Thats what she does.

Now, in our house we do have a rather odd sleeping arrangement. My daughter and I share my queen bed (rare occasion she will sleep in the cot that’s in the background but won’t stay in there all night) and my partner sleeps in a separate room in his own bed. This doesn’t faze us as it’s been happening for over a year and a half now. Yeah, it would be nice if he slept in my bed but that doesn’t work right now.

I started bed sharing when my daughter was about 2 months, possibly 3. Mostly because I was pure lazy and when I would feed her I would fall back to sleep with her in the bed. My partner works late and so having him come to bed with both her and I in there was a little inconvenient. And it’s too crowded with 3 of us. Just no room.

So what we have going on in our house is normal to us. It works. Thats all that matters. Yes, sometimes I wish that my daughter would sleep in her own bed and my partner would sleep in mine, but this works for us. Plain and simple.

And I know these moments won’t last so I’m trying to treasure them. No matter how they come 🙂

 

Voting on something that I shouldn’t have had to…..

I don’t understand it. Why should we have to vote on gay marriage when it should be a simple yes/no….I’m all for gay marriage and I don’t understand why there needed to be a postal vote. Politicians should be able to make the decisions themselves. I thought that that was what they were there for!

It angers me that there is no freedom if you want to marry someone of the same sex but if people want to marry themselves or train stations or even dogs can get married then that’s fine. Like WTF!

Personally, I think everyone is entitled to marry whoever they want and when they want! If your happy and in love it shouldn’t be against the law to marry.

Why oh why do we need a postal vote on this when there are people in higher up positions (prime minister) who could easily make this decision…. answer me that!

(P.S. If your against gay marriage then your entitled to your opinion…)

 

This is me, my motherhood….

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Today is a bad day. I’m tired and cranky.I have sworn repeatedly and it’s not even lunch time.

My partner won’t look after the baby so I can nap. This is me for the 1 minute that I got to nap before she came in and started pulling the books off the bookshelf.

Partner has been playing games all morning on his PlayStation and is now outside mowing the lawn. No offer to look after the baby. Again!

I have pegged a load of washing out on the line because it’s the towels that have been washed 3 times this week and never made it outside. It’s going to rain today but hell, out they go!

Another load is on the airer because it’s my partners work clothes and undies/socks which we need urgently. Again, I did them and put them out.

The television/cartoons are currently my best friend. My daughter is currently watching Teletubbies while I type this.

This is my time, is what my partner will say. Have a nap when she naps is what I get told.

And I bet that he will nap by himself today, no baby next to him…..

Wheres the fairness in that! I want my nap minus baby today too. Didn’t get it before and I don’t think I’ll get it now.

My eyebrows need waxing….. I need to get motivated……but today is one of those days that baby books don’t describe………

Oh well!

 

Can’t decide and need help….

Hi there everyone,

I am stuck at a crossroads in life. This past week my daughter has been sick (she is 20 months now, that’s just gone way too quick!) and so I had one day off from work and then I had to leave work half way through my shift to go home to her because she was being ‘difficult’ so to speak.
This has got me thinking about possibly quitting my job and being a stay at home mum. I am already enrolled in university which I although I am not studying this semester, I would like to pour more time and effort into if I was at home.
Another reason I have thought about this is because my mother and I went out over the weekend and we were talking about my daughter and her bed time and how I am working of a night time and so sometimes she goes to my mother in laws while I’m at work and so I pick her up from there at 10pm when I finish and what not. Apparently, because I changed my position at work and the hours that I had changed, from being during the day (11-4pm) to now being 5-10pm 3 times a week, I am selfish.
I don’t know what to do as I know my partner and I can’t live on just his income. I am thinking of going to Centrelink and seeing what my options are there but I want to know others opinions on the matter…… I have been at my job for over 9 years and I don’t want to leave on bad terms but at the moment I feel that a change may need to be on the cards.
And when I spoke to my partner about it, he said he didn’t care what I did and that it didn’t affect him which I promptly told him that yes, it did. It would mean alot more responsibility on his end and I don’t know if he realizes how straining it could possibly be. We tried before and it just didn’t work but we have since moved to a cheaper house to help out with our change of income…….

I need some assistance….what would you guys do? Where would you start? Anything is helpful at this stage…..