Thursday, 31 May 2012

Thankful Thursday

It occurred to me that my Friday posts often paint hubby in a bad light when in truth he's pretty well behaved most of the time. It's just unfortunate for him that every time he sets a foot wrong I quickly document it for FFS Friday. So I thought it was high time I start doing Thankful Thursday. I'm not sure who thought up the concept of Thankful Thursday, but whoever you are, thanks!

Last week hubby has came home early from work on Monday, Tuesday and Friday. He was home by 4.30 pm which was so nice. He's not usually home until 6pm. It's amazing the difference him getting home a few hours earlier makes.

Bub is now fully recovered from his cold/croup and back to his cheeky self.

After being sick bub is back to his usual sleeping routine and only waking up twice a night. I'm working on getting him to sleep straight through, hopefully that will happen soon.

I like to make plans for our future and have goals to look forward to. Since we've had bub we haven't had any clear plans for our future. Hubby and I have finally sat down and made some clear plans for our future that I'm really happy about. It's nice to have something to aim for again. 

We've decided that we're moving down south. I've been craving a simpler life for a while now. I know it's possible to have a simpler life whilst living in the city, however it's a lot easier to have a simpler life in the country. Plus, my family are down there and bub will be able to see his cousins and Poppy every week.

Tuesday night I went to see the Backstreet Boys (and New Kids on the Block). The concert was amazing. I was lucky enough to get a free ticket! It's the first night I've been out with a friend since bub arrived and it was great.

I'm sure I have plenty more to be thankful for, but that's all I can think of at the moment (other than the usual life, family, health, love etc). FFS.

Couldn't help myself, had to slip that in there :o)

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Botani Olive Skin Serum

This year is turning out to be a year of Holy Grails. I've found my holy grail concealer, eye cream and now I've found my holy grail serum/moisturiser. I love this serum because it takes the place of three products. Instead of using a serum, moisturiser and primer I now use one product, Botani Olive Skin Serum.
I wish I'd had this last year when I had a newborn. After I had bub my skin care routine really suffered, I just didn't have the time or the energy to be applying three or more skin care products to my face every morning. I was just using a tinted moisturiser and whilst I love tinted moisturisers at my age I need to be using anti-aging products too.

That's where Olive Skin Serum would have been perfect. Since I've been using this my skin feels amazing. It feels a lot softer and smoother and I'm sure my fine lines are reducing. As an added bonus it can be used on the eye area too, so really that means it could replace four products. Even better, it's cheap. A 15ml bottle costs $31.95. When I add up what I'd usually spend on serum, moisturiser and primer, this is about a third of the cost.

I've been using this daily for over two months now and haven't even used a quarter of the bottle. It only takes 4 drops to cover my face, neck and chest. To avoid overuse I've found the best application technique is to put four drops on my palms, rub my hands together and then press the serum onto my skin.

I have normal to dry skin and this works well for me. It's light, hydrating and my skin doesn't feel dry half way through the day. I'm not sure how this would go for someone with oily skin, I suspect it may be a little too hydrating.

Botani says: Pure Plant Skin Solutions. Olive Skin Serum, a non greasy, highly penetrative 100% botanical serum containing pure plant anti-oxidants, squalene (extracted from olives) vitamin c and e to nourish and revitalise.
Appropriate for delicate, sensitive skin types, sun damaged, mature ageing, problematic skin. Combats dryness, heals scars, softens fine lines and wrinkles. Ideal for delicate eye area.

Botani is dedicated to caring for the individual and enabling every customer to experience the pleasure of continuous skin health and beauty.
Botani is all natural, eco friendly, against animal testing.
Botani does not contain: petrochemicals or mineral oils, benzoyl peroxide, parabens or propylene glycol, sulphates or detergents, animal derived ingredients, synthetic emulsifiers and fillers, artificial fragrances or colourants.

In my effort to use more natural products, I'm impressed that Olive Skin Serum only contains four products, all of which I can pronounce. 

Botani products are available from Priceline.

Would I buy this? Yes, I'll definitely be purchasing another bottle when mine runs out.

Ingredients: squalene (olive), vitamin c (ascorbic acid), vitamin e (tocopherol), lecithin.

This product was provided to me for consideration.

Monday, 28 May 2012

How I apply concealer

I am by no means an expert on make-up application, however I thought I'd share with you my concealer application technique which works really well for me and results in minimal creasing.

I prefer to use a liquid concealer, I find they crease less. My favourite is the Models Prefer Professional Anti-Wrinkle concealer. You can read my review here

Dark circles without any coverage.

Step 1: 
Using the brush I apply lots of concealer all over my dark circles.

Step 2:
I leave it to settle for about a minute and then use my ring finger to press it into my skin. 

Step 3:
I leave it to settle for a minute and then use the brush to apply more concealer where needed.
Step 4:
Again, I leave it to settle for a minute and then press the concealer into my skin.
If a third layer is required I repeat these steps again. 

Step 5:

Once I've got the desired level of coverage I apply a light dusting of powder to set the concealer and then I'm done.

End result:
This is the final result after I've applied foundation and eye make-up.
I forgot to take a photo of the final result, so this was taken at the end of the day. As you can see, my circles are barely visible. If I want to fully erase them I'll apply a highlighter or illuminator prior to using the powder. I apply the illuminator to the inner corner of my eye.

Another one of my favourite concealing products is Bobbi Browns Corrector. I use this either alone or if my circles are really bad under concealer, using the same technique shown above.

I often use the technique below by Goss Make-Up artist with great success. I wouldn't use this for every day make-up but it's great for a special occasion.


Friday, 25 May 2012

FFS Friday

It's Friday! Yay! Another week done and dusted, and by some miracle we've all got out alive!

Someone keeps on calling me from a private number. FFS.

They call at least three times a day but never leave a message. FFS.

I don't answer private numbers, you'd think they would have realised that by now. FFS.

Considering they've been calling for at least three weeks now, clearly they haven't realised. FFS.

I can only assume that they are telemarketers. FFS.

Last Friday I was so sick of the calls that I decided to answer. FFS.

The first private number was a man looking for Amelia. FFS.

The second private number hung up as soon as I answered, so was probably the same person looking for Amelia again. FFS.

No matter how many times he calls my number I can guarantee he's not going to find Amelia. FFS.

I might pretend to be Amelia and abuse him just so that he stops calling me. FFS.

When I was losing my baby weight I looked forward to the day when I could finally fit into my 'normal' clothes again. FFS.

That day has come and gone. All my lovely 'normal' clothes are now too big for me. FFS.

I have about ten pairs of beautiful jeans sitting in my wardrobe looking at me and I can't wear them because they're too big. FFS.

This week I reached my tolerance limit for toileting with bub in the room. This occurred on the day I was trying to do a poo whilst bub was simultaneously trying to close the toilet seat and stick his hand down the back of the toilet. FFS.

When he got sick of doing that he was trying to eat the toilet brush. FFS.

Now I don't let him come to the toilet with me so instead he stands outside banging on the toilet door and screaming. FFS.

No matter how I try to sneak away he always catches me. FFS.

Not quite sure how it happened, but I am now an Avon rep. FFS.

Now that bub is over his croup, he's getting molars through. FFS.

The only reason I know this is because I saw one peaking out whilst he was screaming at the top of his lungs at the chiropractor. FFS.

I've resigned myself to not sleeping for the next few years. FFS.

Sunday hubby announces that I've been very sarcastic and nasty recently. FFS.

Clearly he doesn't appreciate my scintillating wit. FFS.

Perhaps my particular brilliance had something to do with him telling me that he thanks God every day for giving him our son. FFS.

Pretty sure I was the one who gave him our son. FFS.

17 hours of labour and 9 months of pregnancy makes me think I should get credit for giving him our son. FFS. 

I very politely pointed this out to him. FFS.

If he's going to have that attitude I might move away with our son and he can get God to give him another one. FFS.

I wish there was a sarcasm font. From now on I'm going to use italics as my sarcasm font. FFS.

All I've heard from bub this week is Dad Dad Dad. FFS.

I respond to Dad Dad Dad with Mum Mum Mum and he yells DAD DAD DAD. FFS.

Ungrateful child. FFS.

Not sure if I mentioned this last week, but it turns out that I wasn't having a crohn's flare up, I was just repeatedly getting gastro. FFS.

Bub has decided to start his terrible twos early and is chucking tantrums all the time. FFS.

He's so dramatic (got that from his father). FFS.

He'll arch his whole body and scream then when that doesn't get the desired result he'll lay down on his back and cry (with real tears!) until I pick him up. FFS.

The boy has a one track mind and cannot be distracted so I'm not sure how I'll deal with these tantrums when one happens in public. FFS.

It's only a matter of time. FFS.

Sometimes he has mini tantrums and screams at the top of his lungs "NEIN NEIN NIEN NIEN". FFS.

Whenever he screams Nein Nein Nein at me I think of Hitler. FFS.

I'm expecting an important phone call from work. I was told I'd get the phone call this week and have been on tenderhooks waiting for it. FFS.

I still haven't got the phone call! FFS.

My stomach is sore again. This is not a good sign. FFS.

It means I'm probably having a Crohn's flare up. FFS.

Back to the Dr I go. FFS.

You may have noticed last week there was no mention of poo. I did have something to tell you about poo, however I decided it was too gross. FFS.

I'll give you a clue though, it had to do with me having to do a poo sample. Enough said. FFS. 

We have been awake since 4.43am today. FFS.

Dear Baby G

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

My 11 most reached for products

This post was doing the rounds (as a tag) in 2011 and I really liked reading it, so I thought I'd start it again this year. 

Ardell brow gel - I've been using the clear brow gel for years, however it was out of stock so I picked up the tinted version and I love it. Read my full review (of the clear version) here.

Ardell brow pencil - I ran out of my favourite MAC brow pencil and couldn't get into the city to get another one so I bought this. It was super cheap and I'm really happy with it. 

Physicians Formula Happy Booster Blush in Rose - I've been waiting for this range to arrive in Australia for ages and I'm so happy it has. Being a sucker for anything with love hearts on it I had to try this. It smells amazing and is so pretty, I love it! (review coming soon).

Elizabeth Arden Pure Finish Foundation - Love this. I've been using it for ages now and it's still going strong, I think the make-up fairies replenish it every night when I'm sleeping. Read my full review here.
Revlon Color Stay Quad in Coffee Bean - This is a new addition to my collection and one I'm really glad that I got. I bought it just before I started my no buy, after seeing someone raving about it on a blog. The colours are all beautiful and it's become my go to eye palette.

Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Sex Machine - I wore this on my wedding day, it's a beautiful mlbb shade.

Bonne Bell Click -It Lip Gloss - This isn't really a favourite but I'm trying to use it up for P50P. It tastes great and is a pretty, natural colour on me.

Face of Australia Impact-Curl Mascara - Another great product from Face of Australia, they can't do any wrong. This curls my lashes and holds the curl all day. Amazing. Read my full review here.

Models Prefer Professional Anti-Wrinkle Concealer in Light - Love, love, love. What more can I say. Read my full review here.

Innoxa Line and Define Eye Colour in Taupe - I'm trying to use this one up for P50P too. It's a gorgeous colour and super easy to use, however I find that by lunch time it's creased, even when I use a primer.

Physicians Formula Eye Booster in Ultra Black - I've never been a fan of black eyeliner, I find it too harsh on my pale skin, but after using this I'm a convert. I draw a really thin line on my lash line so that it's not visible, but it makes my lashes look thicker. I've only been using this for a week so will be interested to see if it makes my lashes any longer.  

Friday, 18 May 2012

FFS Friday

Happy Friday everyone! We've made it through another week. That means we are another week closer to christmas. I bet some of you have already bought all your christmas presents. I have a friend like that, she's so organised it's sickening. But enough of that, it's time for my weekly whinge!

For the past few weeks changing bubs nappy has been really difficult. Every time I go to change him he wraps his legs around my arm in what looks suspiciously like an arm bar. FFS.
I mentioned this to hubby who proudly announced that he taught bub how to do an arm bar. FFS.

What a bloody brilliant idea! Teach bub to do an arm bar so that I can't change his nappy. FFS!!!!!

BIL has now got sucked into pyramid selling. FFS.

As they do with pyramid selling, he's trying to suck us into it too. FFS.

He called Saturday night when we were trying to change and feed bub and ranted on for ages. FFS.

You'd think the sound of bub screaming in the background would have given him the hint, but it didn't. FFS.

Eventually hubby told him we had to go cause we were having trouble with bub, so BIL decided that he wanted to talk to bub. FFS.

Really not sure why he wanted to talk to a screaming baby. FFS.

Without checking with us he gave our details so that someone can visit us to talk to us about pyramid selling. FFS.

All we have to do is get 21 people to shop online and we'll get $4000 a month indefinitely. Sure. FFS.

He's doing the hard sell on hubby, using those typical blackmail techniques that pyramid sellers use "well if you don't want financial freedom". FFS.

Sunday afternoon I had some very rare free time so was trying to quickly get a blog post done. I went to upload a photo only to be told that I've gone over my photo limit for the blog so can't upload any more photos. FFS.

Cue major panic and thoughts of having to stop blogging as I can't post any more photos. FFS.

I seem to be turning into a drama queen, in my past life I would have calmly and rationally thought of a way around the photo problem. FFS.

Think I've turned into a drama queen because I only have a limited amount of time to fix problems, instead of having the luxury of taking as long as I want to sort out a solution. FFS.

Right on cue, hubby comes home and wants to know why I haven't started preparing dinner. FFS.

Luckily for him I had no weapons in reaching distance. FFS.

Not sure why I had no weapons in reaching distance, will have to remedy that. FFS.

My temper is telling me it's time I go back to martial arts before I do serious damage to hubby someone. FFS.

Monday hubby had an RDO so we were back at the Telstra shop. FFS.

They said it'd take 15 minutes. 1 hour and 15 minutes later we left the store. FFS.

If I never go back to the Telstra store again it'll be too soon. FFS.

Poor bub is sick at the moment. FFS.

He has croup and it's been getting worse so he had to have steroids. FFS.

Monday I had a very exciting phone call about something that I've wanted for a long time now. I won't find out if it's going to happen until next week. FFS.

Meanwhile it's all I can think about. FFS.

As if to prove my suspicion that hubby is going crazy, Tuesday night he decides that bub's cot is possessed and that this is the reason that he doesn't sleep well. FFS.

Wednesday BILs fiance rings to talk to me about the pyramid selling thing. FFS.

With impeccable timing, bub is once again screaming as he's ready to go to sleep. FFS.

After listening to him scream for ten minutes BILs fiance gets the idea that it might not be a good time for me to talk. FFS.

I somehow managed to forget that today is Friday. FFS.

When I realised I quickly rushed to get my FFS Friday post finished as I know you are all holding your breath waiting for my post (hehehe). FFS.

My computer wouldn't turn on! FFS.

After having a minor panic that my Drama Queen hubby would have been proud of, I calm down and realise it's not plugged in. FFS.

I plug my computer in and it still won't start! FFS.

I get the blue screen of death telling me my computer won't start. FFS.

Thanks computer for pointing out what I'd already noticed. FFS.

Luckily I ran some diagnostics and now my computer is running fine. FFS.

Clearly it just wanted to start my day with a heart attack. Nice. FFS.

MIL and FIL are here at the moment. MIL just walked out wearing hubbys pj pants. FFS.

Dear Baby G

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Project 50 Pan Update

Well it's been nearly four weeks since I started P50P and I am happy to report that I haven't bought anything! I've been tempted a few times but a quick text message to Karen sets me straight again. She is harsh and won't let me buy anything!

Amazingly I've already finished six products and one of them is an eyeliner! I'm so pleased to have finished a make-up item, I'm hoping to finish at least five make-up items whilst doing P50P. It takes me forever to use up make-up, so what I'm doing is using the same products all the time now. It saves a lot of time in the morning and it means I will actually use things up.

Here's my tally so far:

Items finished: 6
Items bought: 0

Monday, 14 May 2012

Models Prefer Professional Anti-Wrinkle Concealer Pen

Dark circles are the bane of my life. I had trouble with them before bub arrived when I was getting plenty of sleep, and now that I'm not getting much sleep they are even worse. In my hunt for the perfect concealer I've amassed a huge collection of concealers, I'll have to do a post on them all sometime. 

I have some that I really love, such as Bobbi Brown Corrector and Dior Hydrating Concealer, but they are both reasonably pricey.

This is my secret, bargain priced weapon! Out of all the concealers that I've used, this is up there with the best of them. It's easily as good as my Bobbi Brown and Dior concealers.

I've been using this daily since I bought it about four months ago and it still hasn't run out. The photo below shows one layer. You can still see my dark circles but they are a lot better than without make-up. For some reason I forgot to take a photo after I'd applied two layers. Two layers totally hides my dark circles. 
What I really love about this concealer is that it has very minimal creasing. I hate it when a concealer creases, I think lots of creases under my eyes looks just as bad as dark circles do. 

As you can see from the photo above, this comes with a brush applicator. You turn the base to get the required amount of concealer out. Unlike other brush concealers I've used, this one can be turned as much or as little as I want, so I can get exactly the right amount of concealer out, without any wastage. I apply the concealer with the brush, let it sit for about a minute and then press it in with my fingers. I then let it sit for another minute and then apply another layer if required. I've found that this concealer doesn't require setting with a powder, however if I'm going to have a long day I do set it with a light layer of powder.
This photo was taken at the end of the day (twelve hours later). As you can see, there is minimal creasing and I still have a fair amount of coverage. I didn't use any powder to set the concealer, when I use powder the coverage is better.

Models Prefer Professional Anti-Wrinkle Concealer Pen is available for the bargain price of $11.99 and can be purchased from Priceline. They often have discounts and three for the price of two deals, so keep an eye out for the next sale.

Friday, 11 May 2012

FFS Friday

Friday is here again, everyone's favourite day of the week!

People seem to like my Friday post more than my beauty posts, not sure if I should be pleased or upset about that. FFS.

I finally got the stupid Bob2 answering machine working. It told me all the messages were from 2005. FFS.

We've only had Bob2 for 3 months. FFS.

I'm pretty sure there was no such thing as Bob2 in 2005. FFS.

The stupid thing is useless. FFS.

Every time I try to make a phone call I get the engaged signal, yet if I call with my mobile the number isn't engaged. FFS.

It's 12.08pm on Friday the 4th of May and I've already started writing this post. FFS.

Thanks to HB it has been bought to my attention that there is a strong possibility the neighbours are manufacturing a dirty bomb in the sea container. FFS.

Great, so I'm living next door to terrorists not drug dealers. FFS.

I would have preferred to live next door to drug dealers. FFS.

In the early hours of Saturday morning I got gastro again. FFS.

I'm starting to think it's not gastro, because it's happening so often. FFS.

Saturday night at 8.50pm BIL called. FFS.

He wanted to know what bub was doing because he misses him and wanted to talk to him. FFS.

He was surprised to hear that he was in bed! FFS.

Monday hubby finished work early. Instead of letting me know he decided to sneak into the house and surprise us. FFS.

Surprising someone who lives in a house full of weapons is not a very clever idea. FFS.

Bub and I were in our bedroom which is at the back of the house, so didn't hear hubby come inside. FFS.

It wasn't until he was standing in the hallway that I realised there was someone in the house. FFS.

I saw him out of the corner of my eye and was reaching for my arnis sticks as I turned and saw it was hubby. FFS.

Only then did he realise how close he'd come to having 2 sticks launched at his head. FFS.

He really should know better than to surprise me like that, next time he might not escape with all body parts intact. FFS.

Bub has had a runny nose for the last few days. FFS.

He hates having his nose wiped and has discovered that it's much better to wipe the snot all over me, that way I don't need to wipe his nose. FFS.

My washing pile is now huge as all my clothes have snot embedded in them. FFS.

As if it's not bad enough that bub is spreading his snot everywhere, he's also had diarrhea for the last few days so his poo is everywhere too. FFS.

And if you are thinking I mean a little bit of diarrhea, I don't. I mean the 'leak out of the nappy, down his legs and up his back' kind of thing. FFS.

No matter how many times I wash my hands I can't get the smell of poo off them. FFS. 

I haven't been able to log into Draw Something for about four weeks now. FFS.

Mum's been coming up once a week for the last few weeks and apart from the toilet reading, it's been great. On Sunday she's going away for four weeks which means if I need help I'll have to call the In Laws. FFS.

Thursday I got a letter from Video Ezy. Thanks to hubby returning videos late again, I once again have late charges. FFS.

Just because they can, they decided to add $15 onto the account. FFS.

Gotta remember to cancel that membership! FFS.

Dear Baby G

Thursday, 10 May 2012


Thanks to Product Talk at Nuffnang, I had the opportunity to try a new nappy cream for bub. It arrived at the perfect time as bub had a nappy rash that I couldn't get rid of. My normal nappy rash creams weren't working and the Dr had told me that I'd need to use a cortisone cream, which I didn't want to do.
I decided to give Yumbums a go before using the cortisone cream and I'm so glad I did because it cleared up bubs nappy rash within a few days!
This is quite a thick balm that provides a great coating that lasts all night on bub. The first time I used it was at night and by the morning his rash was looking a lot less irritated and sore. I used it at every nappy change throughout that day and by the end of the day the rash was barely noticeable. By the end of the next day the nappy rash was totally gone.

Now that I've got rid of bubs nappy rash I'm using Yumbums at night and every second nappy change. As it's quite thick it lasts well so I find I don't need to use it at every nappy change.
Yumbums is all natural and doesn't contain any nasties, so I can use it on bub without worrying about doing him harm. It was created by Melbourne naturopath Gali Lenko. A 50ml pot costs $18.50 and can be purchased from their website.

I'll definitely be buying another tub of Yumbums when mine runs out!

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Dear Chai

Today you are 14 months old. You look different today, your face is leaner. You have turned into a real little boy. You don't look like a baby now, you look so grown up. Every day you look more and more like Dad, people are always telling us that you look exactly like your father.

This month you are all about being chased, dancing, putting lids on and putting things away in drawers, bins and the washing basket. You also love singing and will sing the Hokey Pokey with Dad.

You love being chased. We chase you, your toys, books and anything else you can find chases you. You'll put something in our hands then run a few steps, turn around to check that we're chasing you then you race off. At a guess I'd say we spend a few hours a day chasing you. Your favourite things to run away from are your Nemo fish (you love it when he swims after you) and your Taz book.

Another one of your favourite games is hiding things behind you back. You'll get something, hide it behind your back and then say ohhhhh. We'll ask you where the item is and with a big grin you'll bring it out from behind your back. If you can't find anything to hide behind your back you'll use your hand. You play this game for ages and think it's so much fun.

You are very vocal and communicate well. You can say Bubba, Dad, Mum, Nanna and up. You can also make lots of new sounds. Every day you come out with a new sound. 

You now enjoy going for a walk in your pram and you love your new tricycle. You get so excited when you go out in your tricycle, every time you see someone you scream and wave excitedly, it's adorable. You also like to stop and touch the plants that we go past. Usually if you can tear off some of the leaves you'll eat them too (you eat everything!)

You are so quick, you run everywhere and look so cute toddling around. Now that you can walk you love exploring. You'll go outside and run around for ages. Grandma and Grandad let you run around the shopping centre for an hour and by the time you got home you were so tired your legs were all wobbly, but that didn't stop you running around! 

Your sleep was really bad for two weeks after you were immunised but is now back to normal. It won't be long until you are out of the cot and in a bed, you're nearly too big for the cot and you wriggle around a lot.

Your favourite toys are: Nemo, your trains, Woofie (your dog Pillow Pet), Scout and balloons.

Your favourite books are: Taz, I See Me and The Yellow Car.

Dad and I can't imagine our lives without you, you are the sunshine in our day and the light in our lives.

Friday, 4 May 2012

FFS Friday

It's Friday again! The day where you all get to enjoy laughing at the week that's been and I get to have a good whinge.

They still haven't sorted out hubby's pay! FFS.

Once again, this week they didn't give him all of the allowances he's entitled to. FFS.

Funny how when they are giving him a pay rise it takes 8 weeks and yet when they are reducing his pay it happens immediately. FFS.

They've now put him back to the pay rate that he was on when he first started working there, but they are trying to say that this rate includes the pay rise. FFS.

Clearly they think the guys are stupid enough to believe their lies. FFS.

Unfortunately for them the guys aren't stupid enough to believe their lies and they will soon find themselves with no staff. FFS.

As if that's not bad enough, they now expect them to work 10 and 1/2 hours but only pay them for 10 hours. FFS.

Friday I went to the Dr for my test results. I asked Mum to come up and help out with bub, but she didn't. FFS.

I spent the whole Dr's visit unsuccessfully trying to stop bub from tearing the surgery apart. FFS.

All my test results are normal, however the Dr still thinks I'm starting a flare up because my infection markers don't usually increase until I'm really sick. I'm clever like that. FFS.

I haven't started the antibiotics yet. FFS.

I've long suspected that hubby and I are going crazy. FFS.

This was confirmed for me on Saturday. FFS. 

We were at the hospital meeting our friends two day old baby which made both of us very clucky. FFS.

Hubby announces that we are trying for a baby. FFS.

It was the first I'd heard about it. FFS.

When we got home I asked hubby about it and he said that we'd had a discussion and agreed that we'd "see what happens". I don't recall that conversation at all. FFS.

This means that either hubby is having imaginary conversations with me, or I have totally lost my memory. FFS.

Maybe he had the discussion with Other Wife. FFS. 

Monday, hubby tells my brother we've decided we're only having one child. FFS.

That's another discussion I don't recall. FFS.

I'm sure he talks to me when I'm asleep and then calls it a conversation. FFS. 

On Sunday hubby wanted to watch the footy but didn't know what time it was on. FFS.

I checked the West Coast Eagles website which said the game was starting at 3.15pm. At 3.30pm I turned the tv on to see that the football was in the final quarter. FFS.

You'd think that since they are a West Australian team they would list the game time in WA time not Eastern Standards time, but obviously not. FFS.

Monday I lost my phone. FFS.

Not having my phone is like not having my right hand, I can't function without it. FFS.

I searched the house for it and couldn't find it anywhere. FFS.

In desperation I decided to ring it whilst walking around the house to see if I could hear it ringing. FFS.

Hubby answers my phone. FFS.

He'd gone to the gym with his phone and my phone. FFS.

He put my phone in his pocket thinking it was his wallet. FFS.

It looks nothing like his wallet. FFS.

I had to spend over an hour without my phone, it's the longest we've ever been apart. FFS.

Hubby got home and said "How funny was it that I took your phone with me?" FFS.

I rudely politely told him I didn't think it was at all funny. FFS.

I lied, I wasn't polite at all. FFS.

Naturally, bub chose that day to wake up 15 minutes after he'd been put down for his afternoon nap. FFS.

I spent 45 minutes trying to get him back to sleep. FFS.

I didn't get him back to sleep. FFS.

45 minutes trying to put bub to sleep without a phone to amuse me is a form of cruel and unusual torture. FFS.

Speaking of bub and sleep, he hasn't been. FFS.

He's been waking up every half an hour at night. FFS.

I've just realised that it's highly likely I stole the title idea for my monthly post to bub from Sarah. FFS.

Great, so now I steal other people's ideas. FFS.

Actually, I do that regularly, but I always give them credit for it. FFS.

Sorry Sarah! FFS.

It's only taken me about 10 months to realise that. FFS.

I blame it on sleep deprivation. FFS.

A few months ago bub was playing with a friend's book and he loved it because it had eyes that moved. He was absolutely fascinated with it so I decided to buy one for him. I've been searching for the book for two months and haven't been able to find it anywhere. FFS.

Every time I go past a book shop, newsagent, Target, Kmart, Big W or supermarket I check for the book. FFS.

I finally found it so I bought one for bub on the weekend. He's not interested in it at all. FFS.

Of course there can't be a FFS post without any mention of poo, so here it is:

I was changing bub's nappy after he'd done a huge poo. FFS.

He was helping out by holding a nappy in each hand and whacking both of the nappies onto his bottom. FFS.

When he wasn't whacking the nappy he was eating it. FFS.

As I was trying to check if there was any poo on the nappy, he swiftly put it into his mouth. FFS.

I still don't know if it had poo on it or not. FFS.

Last night at 11.53pm bub's sleeping and movement alarm went off. FFS.

It's the first time it's gone off. FFS.

When we went in there bub was fine, so we aren't sure if the alarm malfunctioned or if bub stopped breathing. FFS.

Either way, we are off to the Dr today. FFS.

Unsurprisingly hubby and I got no sleep last night after that. FFS.

Bub seems fine. FFS.

Yesterday Mum came to visit. I love my Mum but we have a problem. She's a toilet reader. FFS.

Now I don't have a problem with toilet reading, in fact I was quite partial to a bit of toilet reading myself prior to bub's arrival, however there are strict rules about toilet reading material. Clearly Mum doesn't know the rules. FFS.

The rule goes like this: If you are going to read something in the toilet it must be selected very carefully as toilet reading is the kiss of death for the said item. Once the reading material has been selected it must remain in the toilet and is only removed once it's been thoroughly read. When the item is removed from the toilet it must be immediately placed in the bin to avoid contaminating other reading material with Toilet Germs (similar to Boy Germs). FFS.

Toilet Germs spread. They contaminate anything they come into contact with, so it's vital that they do not come into contact with anything else. FFS.

Yesterday, without my knowledge, Mum selected her reading material (a Men's Health magazine, WTF?) and after reading it in the toilet bought it back out and sneakily put it in the magazine rack. FFS.

I wasn't aware of this until after the magazine had been returned to the magazine rack. FFS.

Now I have to throw out all of my magazines as they have been contaminated with Toilet Germs. FFS.

If you don't hear from me again it's because our whole house has been consumed by Toilet Germs due to my failure to throw out all the magazines last night. FFS.

Dear Baby G

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Project 50 Pan

You'd think after the epic failure of my last attempt at P50P I would have learned my lesson, but I haven't. Like an addict who falls off the wagon only to get back on again, I am once again going to attempt a Project 50 Pan. This time will be different because it's for all things beauty. That means until I've finished fifty products I won't be buying any make-up, skincare, body care or hair care, unless I totally run out of a particular item (for instance, I'm about to run out of eye make-up remover and I don't have another one to replace it, so I will buy a new one).

This time I have people joining me to help keep me strong. Jessica, Jade and Kimberley have already started their pan projects (some are doing P20P and some are doing P50P), Karen started hers yesterday, Tara, Jade and Jac will be starting theirs soon. Tara is doing 5 out 1 in, which I'll probably do once I've finished my P50P.

I actually started P50P last week but didn't make it official until today. Like Karen, I have more than enough products to last me into my next life time, so I have no need to buy anything new. Thankfully, Karen is very tough with the rules, I've been tempted to buy a few things already but a quick text message to Karen and she talks me out of it. She's even banned me from buying stuff for bub! (I thought I'd be able to buy things I wanted and say they were for bub, she knows me too well!)

I'm making two exceptions to my P50P. For my birthday I'm planning to buy an Inglot palette, Chantecaille Lip Chic and Tom Ford lipstick. Also, we might be going overseas in June, if we do I'll be buying some things duty free (not sure what yet). 

I'll be posting my progress regularly, along with links to the posts of the other bloggers joining me. If you are doing P50P as well let me know and I'll add your posts to my list. Wish me luck everyone!