Do you need a little help to get you over the hump day? I actually can’t believe it is Wednesday already but it has been like that all year, hasn’t it?! 2015 really has disappeared before our very eyes.
It is time to start thinking about Christmas presents, which makes me feel ill. I am terrible when it comes to present buying, it just isn’t my thing. Not into presents, although I would certainly never turn one down, ha ha ha. Every year I declare that I will be organised and buy the presents throughout the year, but yet again, it is heading towards November and I haven’t done much. Last week in town I did buy Tom and Harry’s presents. They are getting a new swag each. A really good proper king single swag, one that will do them forever. So – TICK – they are done, just need to sort out some bits and pieces for their santa sacks and I will be done. Clancy, who is 4, wants the Paw Patrol Paw Patroller. So I had best get online and see if I can find that.
So come on, hit me with your suggestions. Present ideas for boys who are 9 & 6 – yes I am looking at you Toni. What are you getting your children for Christmas this year? Have you started shopping already? I was a little shocked to see Christmas stuff in K-Mart last week, but I guess it is getting to that time of the year.
I wasted quite a bit of time yesterday doing a spot of sewing. Who the hell am I??? I whipped up a cute little top which shocked the absolute shit out of me, because it actually turned out. It is an easy little “Pillowcase” top – but now I feel like I am cheating on Mrs Gumnut Designz so I am at odds. Sorry Mrs Gumnut, will you forgive me?
For those of you out there who don’t have time to sew or don’t even own a sewing machine, head on over to Gumnut Designz (her logo is on my side bar – look to the right…. click it… got it?) and check out their amazing range of tops, dresses, shirts and more. You won’t be sorry! Who has one of these cute tops or dresses from Mrs Gumnut?
After that little number I was so motivated that I whipped up a skirt – again: who the hell am I? I used some old fabric to practice on, just to see if I could remember how to do it. And guess what – it worked, it is too big but now I know what size to make the next one. The zip is even neat – DD would be so proud! I reckon it has been 15 years since I made a skirt. I really can’t believe it. This could be dangerous, I now want to buy a heap of fabric and get sewing. Lucky I don’t have any or nothing would get done.
I also have another confession. I have been trying to do the Low Carb High Fat diet. I am loving myself sick on it too, because, well, you get to eat heaps of fat and butter! Right up my alley. It really does make sense too, getting back to basics and eating real food. The reason I am telling you this is because I would love to know who else out there is doing this? I am a little stuck at the moment and I am not losing any weight. I know they say you can actually put weight on when you start. Any tips would be very much appreciated. I don’t think I am eating enough butter – how do I include more? I know one thing – I feel so much better not eating carbs. I don’t feel bloated and I have way more energy. Are you doing LCHF? Lets share ideas!
I bought some cute little solar powered lantern glass jars in town last week and they are so cute. 6 bucks from K-Mart and they work an absolute treat. I sat out on the verandah last night after we put the boys to bed and sipped on a glass of Chardy. It was so lovely and peaceful.
Right, I had best get to it. It is Mail Plane day today and I need to head up to our international airport before he comes to knock over any ant mounds that might be lurking on the air strips. I tell you people – my life is so bloody glamorous. After that I need to do a dump run. It just keeps getting better.
Roast chicken in on the menu here tonight. What are you having?
Here is some inspiration to keep you going this Wednesday…