Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Hmmm, can't think of a clever title...

So...i've been absent again...I should really just make that my stamp to start each post with!  Technically i haven't been completely absent, I've been lurking about finding time to stalk all my fav' blogs...and a few 30 others! 

And since i'm s'posed to be finishing up an order, i'm turning this into a 'to-the-point-in-bullet-point' type post!!

Let's begin!

# My kids ROCK!!  Lachy's just impressing the pants off me with his parroting!!  He's copying what we say, and his fav' movie, and he joins in all the actions on his wiggles dvd too (possibly he just watches Way too much telly) Olly's just a wee speedster, trying desperately to keep up with his brother.  I pulled the old trolley out of the garage last week, to see if he'd stand with it and he just took off across the lounge!!  Clever wee poppets!!

#  Hubbies been catering to my every Pinterest whim and our house and yard (a Whole other post there!) looks like a home!! 

Saw this on pinterest...Man i love pallets!! (It's hiding an ugly bit of MDF that's aiding the wall bracket) Still got to work on hiding the wires!

Saw this on Pinterest too (i spend WAY too much time on there!)  I realise they're around the wrong way, but it makes more sense to me this way!

#  Hands are healing slowly....very slowly.  The pain that i have now though is different, and temporary, so i'm happy!

#  First run this morning in my training for a half next year!! (Damn near died, but i made it in the end!)

#  Our cats still a weirdo.  That's all.

#  Going to check out a play group tomorrow!!  Ridiculously excited to be getting out of the house with the boys!! 

#  In desperate need of some wardrobe updating....Extremely (some may say 'obsessively') attached to my comfy old jeans and hoodies though!! (Paint and resin covered though they may be!)  Might be in need of a thrift store challenge...but i'll let ya know!

#  Added 2 courgettes from my garden to dinner tonight!!  So exciting to have our own produce!!

#  Trying to simplify everything at the mo', so any extra bitties that i don't have time for on my blog will be disappearing!!

So that's us for now!!  One day, many years from now, i will write a real post...Maybe!  Or maybe i should just rename my blog A Life in I-Post-Randomly-Land....

Renee  :)

'Not all who wander are lost'

Thursday, 24 October 2013

Another Giveaway!!

So it's a little sad, but the other day I reached 100 Likes on my shops FB page!!  This is exciting stuff for me, and so I'm celebrating with a wee give away!!  It's open to everyone anywhere in the world (free shipping) so have a nosy and get your entry in, it's really easy!! You can do it all right here!!  Just like our FB page, share the pic, comment on the pic that you've shared, and your done!!  Easy Peasy!!

Hope to see some of ya entered!! :)

Renee  :)

'Not all who wander are lost'

Monday, 14 October 2013

I got my hands did!!

Wahoo!  Thanks to a short gap on a surgical wait list i finally got myself onto an operating table!!  Excitement much!!!

Goodbye Carpal Tunnel issues!!!

After such a long wait, each wrist only took 3 minutes to cut (the surgeons daily record!), i was in the room for maybe 30 mins, and i was home by 5pm (Local anaesthetic only!)!!

Aiming for an evil 'contemplating taking over the world' pose.....Fail (but i had to keep my hands elevated for 48 hours, so there ya go)

About half an hour after this pic was taken i was back to ED after my body decided to disagree with one of my pain medications.  We probably could've been home again fairly soon, but then i decided to disagree with another of the medications i was given! (Not serious disagreements, mind...  Just enough for the gloves on the wall to start marching places)

And so this is 4 days later, during an impromptu dressing change (aka i was nosy)

Right hand

Left hand

Just a teensy bit of swelling (I have naturally fat hands) and bruising....And maybe it currently hurts like feck....maybe.

So now i'm oh so hopeful that these wee cuts will mean the start of some pain free years!!

(The next post will not contain images of flesh cuts, i promise!!)

Renee  :)

'Not all who wander are lost'

Saturday, 5 October 2013

Oh, I have a blog!!

Oh hey, look, a blog!!  Oh wait...that's mine....

So how's everyone going then??  All the kids grown and in college now?  Yeah, since the last time i blogged, Lachy's a dentist and married with 3 kids and Ollys just finished medical school and is starting his first rotation.....  I Kidd!! (and perhaps i dream a little...)

It's definitely time for a catch up and a wee dust off this here blog!!

We're good!!  I can't remember where i left off, but we're all settled into our house (after the country house being a tad water logged 'n all) the gardens and court yard are coming to life, our cat's getting enormous and our beautiful boys.....


Lachy's an awesome 2-n-a-bit year old, whose fav' word is 'NO', closely followed by 'tractor'!  He runs, jumps, shrieks, yells, grazes his knees, turns his nose up at every food unless its spaghetti or cottage pie (Or any form of lolly).  He alternates between playing "where's the baby - there he is" to keep his lil' bro happy, to pushing him over, gives him kisses and steals his toys!  He steals my heart every day with his snuggles and cheeky grins, and occasionally he gives me the sweetest lil' 'uv ooo' as he goes to bed!  Manners are being learnt, oh so slowly, but i'm trying to be persistent!

Olly's a 10 month old crawling/standing/trying to walk/dance machine!!  Snuggle? What snuggles?? This kid is constantly wanting to be on the go, not content to just mooch with us like Lachy (unless we have ice cream).  He's still a bit of a chunk, but is starting to thin out like his brother, eats everything but baby food from a can/jar, and loves his water from his sippy cup!  He wants to play with everything and anything, so long as his brother is already playing with it, and has learned to speed crawl to keep up with Lachy.  His fav' place is in or near the cat-food....or the cat.  Such a lil man, ya can't help but love him!!

Both boys sleep through the night 90% of the time, which is just Fantastic!! (Unless they're sick of course) and both are just delightful when they're not screaming!!

Photo Dump Time!!!

I hope everyone else is keeping well and enjoying the change of seasons!!  (Is anyone else noticing that Christmas decorations are starting to appear?? It's OCTOBER people!!)

Any who, i shall pledge to be a better blogger, with riveting tales of....haha, maybe not!  But i shall try to be a bit more regular!...and blog more too! ;)

Renee  :)

'Not all who wander are lost'

Tuesday, 6 August 2013


This week i needed a real kick up the bum to get moving!!  I've been having such a fun time (sarcasm central) with doubts and fears that i forgot the sheer joy that i am living!!  My AMAZING family, our beautiful home and our gardens slowly coming to life, Awesome friends, and my own little dream that i get to make real!!  So what else was there to do but hit up Pinterest for some 'pick-me-up-and-motivate-me' quotes!  (How on earth did i get by with out pinterest!?)

Love this guy!

Now it's time to go open up a can of Whoop-Ass!!....Jokes, it's actually bed time, but tomorrow me and that can are gunna take on the world!!

Renee  :)

'Not all who wander are lost'

Monday, 5 August 2013

Flightless Bird Give Away!!

Hey folks!!!  Just a quick "Hi, i promise i'll get a post up soon but mean-while check this out...." post!!  I'm doing my first Give Away for Flightless Bird!!!

$50 Gift Voucher for Flightless Bird!!!

To enter just follow the link here to the site, and fill in the entry form with your name/email/fav' item, and your in the drawer!!  Ends this Sunday, the 11th at 11.59pm (NZ time) and the winner will be contacted/announced the next day!!!

Hope to see ya's enter!!  Good Luck!!

Renee  :)

'Not all who wander are lost'

Tuesday, 23 July 2013


As in 'A-whole-new-house' changes!! Yup, we moved...again...(friends and family are quietly shaking their heads in disbelief).  Due to unforseen circumstances (like a pool for a backyard, and an indoor pool for a shed) we are now back in town!

We're slowly getting everything into a homely state, and for the first time today i started to feel a bit like i was home!  We spent the day in our little courtyard, planting, preparing soil, cutting out nasty vines etc, while my sister showed us how to weld a pair of pruning shares and gave the front yard a make over!

I'm  in considerable pain now, but it was worth it!!  Since we left our magical cottage with the amazing magical garden i've been in a bit of a funk (Or insane depression, you know, one of the two!)!  I've missed the amazing gardens we had, the fruit trees, the veges, the half eaten marigolds!  The space Lachy had to run free in!  Even the praying mantis and other crispy critters that lived in our magical lil' place!
Today, we started rebuilding that magical place, and you know...i think it's going to be Amazing!

In other news, Hubby starts a new job soon, i have surgery (hopefully soon) for my dud wrists, Lachy is 26 months and speeding along, Olly is 7 months (nearly 8) and fitting into his brothers clothes as soon as his brothers out of them, Maow-Maow is approx' 7 months also, and still a slightly psychotic weirdo cat....He fits in well :)  (and i kid you not, this cat Loves water!  He will lay down and play under the watering can as you try to water the vege!)

I'll be showing off some garden pics as soon as we're done, and updating my kidlet stats soon, but for now i will just show off my awesome boys!!

Baby toes...nuf' said

Monkey and his partner in crime! They're the cutest pair when monkeys not in torture mode!



The perils of only having 'reverse'!

Brotherly Love!

'You beep like This!'

Moving in for some snuggles....

...and a tooth examination...?

Those eyes....No wonder he gets away with so much!!

Num num ginger nuts!!

Love those faces!  They make me smile even when we're all tired and grumpy and sick and sick of moving too!!

Proper update on my poppets coming very soon!!

Renee  :)

'Not all who wander are lost'