Friday, April 20, 2007

Ticking over, just

Mmmm, I'm a little quiet of late, eh? No excuses except the usual: baby not sleeping at night, busy exhausting days trying to entertain 2 kidlets, gymming as much as possible (getting fit and losing weight, hooray!! 10kg so far) and cooking lots of meals. Oh yeah, and the house renovations, which continue slowly but surely.

Check out the "kitchen" now.

The little box in the corner is the walk-in pantry, and the rest is where the kitchen benches will go, obviously. Maybe 3 weeks until kitchen joinery is installed, yay!!!! It looks unreal (I've seen it at the workshop in Glenorchy) and I'm so excited about how large it's going to be. The rest of the house is coming together as well, slowly. Bathrooms and laundry are other main overhauls, but the entire place is being re-decorated generally, so it's a big job.

I haven't eaten out at all really, apart from a few breakfasts at Machine on a Sat morning and Lansdowne Cafe when I'm in the neighbourhood checking on the builders. I seem to be dining out vicariously through Mum (Rita), sadly, at the moment. I will remedy this soon, I hope.

Some highlights of the last few weeks:

  • soothing organic facial at Sharkra
  • running for 40 mins on the treadmill, and still feeling great
  • fitting into a pair of gorgeous black pants I bought 2 years ago which have always been too small to wear
  • Miss 2yo muttering "fucking Jesus" under her breath (funny, but quite shocking)
  • 5 consecutive hours sleep overnight on Wed evening (thanks Lewis sweetheart, Mumma loves you)
  • creamy yet amazingly low-fat mushroom soup I made
  • new white-goose-down king-sized doona for our bed

Thanks for listening.


Sophie said...

Hey Nellie, good to see you back gorgeous. It sounds like there's a lot of good in your life at the moment, thanks so much for sharing. I'm excited about the kitchen, and congrats about the "fit and healthy" campaign (40 mins on the treadmill! So impressed!). Hope there is more fabulousness to come. All love, S xx

Lonie Polony said...

Ooh, I'm so envious of your house/kitchen/fitness!

Heaven knows blogging as a low priority right now is completely understandable. It's nice to catch up when you have the time :-)

Food Kitty said...

GOOD ON YOU.Have to call you Munalita soon?
Seriously, I lugged a 10kg bag of spuds into the car yesterday and that is a lot of weight - fabulous!

Nellie said...

Kitty, wash your mouth out with soap, woman. Munnalita?? The whiney bogan hairdresser? To her credit though, she has lost a shitload of weight and looks amazing for it. If only I too could have 3 months of dedicated weight-loss time-out. Thanks anyway; another 10kg will have me feeling nearly normal again.

Lonie, lovely to hear from you too, long-lost blogger. How are your family adapting to all the changes that a working mumma brings to a household? And how are you coping with the expectation of intelligent thought and action upon your shoulders?

Miss Sophie, have a lovely time in Melbourne, OK? Your plans for the next few weeks sound divine.

Lonie Polony said...

Oh thank God I'm not the only one who dislikes Munnalita! The producers seem to think she needs to be talking for 90% of the show.

The kids miss us more now that they see us so little, it's really quite sad and definitely not what I had in mind when contemplating parenthood. But, hey, lifestyle choices.

I think my brain is slowly losing its mental flab, but I'm still feeling rather stupid and inadequate :(

Hope everything's fine with you.

Food Kitty said...

you up for a s-i-l lunch some Monday soon?

Food Kitty said...

mercedes cupboards arrived today - looking very fab

Mike Hobart said...

No wonder you haven't had time for your blog; it makes me weak just thinking about all that stuff...

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