Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Do do do do do

So many things to do. It's nap time, as it so often is when I put something on this blog. I have a long list of things that need to get done today and I have a secret, unwritten list of things I would prefer to do today. Like, start buying Christmas presents. Going for a walk/run (a ralk). Eating.

Since my last update, I've been diagnosed with coeliac disease. I'm fairly asymptomatic, so I haven't noticed much difference in me since I started eating gluten free a couple of weeks ago, but apparently it can take years to feel better. And who knows if I will? This is my 'normal' and it seems fine to me (not sick, not sore), but maybe I am more tired than I should be. So that's a whole new thing to learn. Gluten is in a whole bunch of things - not just bread, pasta, cakes, pastries, biscuits. It's also in sauces, marinades, spice mixes, Vegemite. I'm learning to read labels like a pro. We haven't tackled eating out yet, but that will come in the next month or so.

I'm not sad about it, really. At first I was. I was shocked at the idea of never eating these things ever again in my life ever. I will miss croissants the most. Now I'm trying to focus on the positives - there are some really decent gluten free things out there and I may not die of bowel cancer. Also, it's not like I've been given a death sentence. I can still consume many of my favourite things: wine, cheese, coffee, chocolate. It's not a bad thing - it's just learning a new way of eating.

I had some other things planned to write here, but I'm going to stop procrastinating and start doing some things that I need to. Well done, Jane!

Just quickly though, Daniel is 1 next week. One! Time marches on.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

At the moment....

Didn't I say I'd be back on here in a few hours? Ha. Weeks is a bit more realistic. It's quiet time and I've found myself in a house with minimal dirty dishes, clean floors, a load of dirty washing (but it's raining out and the indoor racks are full of wet washing) and a husband who will cook dinner when he gets home from work. So, here I am and I thought I'd make a note of a few current things. I'm:

Watching Downton Abbey season 2, new Dexter and re-runs of Modern Family. After a long day (every day), I'm not really into watching films. I get tired pretty quickly and I like to watch something that I don't have to pay too much attention to.... Downton Abbey is about as talky and in-depth as my viewing gets at the moment.

Listening to not much really, apart from ABC local radio. I like the topics they talk about and there aren't as many incensed crazies as other talkback stations.

Loving our family, life, my friends and many, many more things. Our kids are at a wonderful stage at the moment. I mean, they're all wonderful stages, but neither of us can stop commenting on how great our kids are. Doesn't that make you sick? I know - even I hate it. I've been enjoying the little moments throughout the day, which is very satisfying. Each day as a whole is fairly unremarkable, but each little snippet is heartening.

Eating some terrible food. Terrible for me, not terrible tasting. I've been quite slack in terms of watching what I eat, but that may all change soon, so I suppose I'm having a sort of fat last hurrah.... It's delicious.

Missing exercise. I've had a few colds this year and the current one has lasted a couple of weeks. I would be running running running right now if I didn't have this ridiculous cough. I'm pretty miffed about it too, because I can feel it getting closer to October (Tough Mudder) and I'm nowhere near fit enough yet.

Looking forward to a trip down south this weekend. We're going to visit my parents for a couple of nights. It's been ages since my husband has been able to get away with us, so I'm pretty glad about this one. Sophie loves going there too, because she gets unlimited grandparent time.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

I was going to let my sleeping blog lie....

.... but I really should update things, because I'm enjoying reading back over my past entries. I don't have time to do it now though: one child is asleep and the other is occupied, so now is the perfect time to get dressed and write my shopping list.... Maybe I'll get back here during nap time today? We shall see. It's baby food making day (ughhhh), so I'll be confined to the kitchen for most of it. We might try and get out in the backyard for a spot of sunshine and weeding too.