• Taking Stock

    Taking Stock: May 2018.

    I’m so excited. It’s Saturday! Today I get to go to the football (AFL) with a friend and be my kid free self for a bit. Yay! It’s time for me to ‘take stock’ again! Does anybody even read these? ­čśé Making:┬áno progress with my resolution to exercise more. Oops. I really hope incidental exercise is helping. I’ll get there! Logistics! Cooking:┬ánothing for dinner is my favourite thing to do these days. Last night was a shop bought coleslaw mix with a BBQ chicken. Yassss. Drinking:┬ásome cider these days. I am yet to have a full blown, legit mojito! That’s just criminal, right? Reading:┬á‘Fight Like a Girl’ by Clementine Ford.…

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    Taking Stock: March 2018

    Sorry to say something so clich├ę but where the fuck has the year gone?? I had a baby in January and suddenly it’s Autumn and Easter is coming! Yesterday, the Little Miss turned 6 weeks old. Which makes it about a month since I blogged last! I’m stealing a little early morning time while I can and I am going to hope and pray to baby jeebus that this doesn’t end up in my drafts folder like the last blog post I attempted five weeks in haha. So, anyhow…I’m about to take stock, y’all. You probably know the drill. I do this every couple of months to capture a moment…

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    28 weeks pregnant.

    Oh, you guys. Let me just start by saying it was so great to realise that I was finally in the 3rd trimester! I don’t know why but it feels like I can legitimately whinge about being uncomfortable now haha. All the best pregnancy memes are for the 3rd trimester, don’t you know, and I felt like for the whole second trimester, I’d been carrying on like I was much further along – thanks to the PUPPP rash, mostly. The lack of sleep, the discomfort, the “I’M SO OVER IT” feeling. I mean, not that I haven’t done enough complaining (sorry not sorry – dedicated to keeping it real over…

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    25 weeks pregnant.

    I found this week of my pregnancy to be rather overwhelming (forgive me if every week’s update starts out like this – not that I would notice because baby brain). I may have increased my weekly quota of mental breakdowns from one to two haha. I say ‘haha’ now but I wasn’t really laughing at the time. Eek. The good news was that the weather started to dry up. I don’t know if it was the change in weather or just a combination of things I was trying, but my PUPPP rash started to feel a tiny bit better at one point. Some of the patches on my skin actually…

  • Taking Stock

    Taking Stock: November 2017.

    How is it November?! I’m not complaining, though. I need this year to fly by! I want to meet my baby and I want my rash to go away! Not going to lie. It’s been a bit rough. But I’m here and I’m fighting. Most of the time. I mean, occasionally I have a cry in the bath and feel like my whole world is caving in, but I have a support system second to none and I am very grateful. It’s time for me to take stock again (as I do every couple of months). Here’s where I’m at… Making:┬ásocial plans for the next couple of weeks has made…

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    24 weeks pregnant.

    I will be really damn honest here. I have taken a while to write/publish this post because I really did not have the most amazing week. There were actually some great little moments, but I did feel like my 24th week of pregnancy was overshadowed by my struggles with my PUPPP rash. I’ll just get that shit out of the way right now, shall I? So, the weather SUCKED for it. People assume that rainy weather must be my favourite, because that usually means the weather isn’t bright, hot and sunny. Turns out this is not accurate. Because the moisture in the air makes me feel all squirmy and yuck…

  • Taking Stock

    Taking Stock: September 2017.

    Hello, beautiful people! Every couple of months I like to capture a moment in time by ‘taking stock’ (a great idea thought up by Pip at Meet Me at Mike’s). It allows me to slow down and really record what life is like on a particular day and I know it’s self indulgent but I enjoy reading these back months later! Here we go… Making:┬ámy mind up to make the best of this Monday wasn’t really easy this morning but I think I’m getting there! It’s been an exhausting couple of weeks. Cooking: a good old pasta bake from a jar tonight. A crowd pleaser that will hopefully go down…

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    Taking Stock: May 2017

    It’s May! I feel like this year is zooming by, but I’m not mad about it. It’s time for me to take stock, like I do every couple of months! It’s a great way to capture what’s happening in an exact moment of my life. I find I actually get quite REAL in these posts for some reason. You would probably find out some little things about me that I don’t mention anywhere else. Or not. Who knows. Let’s find out! Making:┬átime to catch up with myself on this lovely Friday. It’s lovely because it’s Friday and I have a day off from work or boring obligations! Cooking:┬áis fun on…

  • Taking Stock

    Taking Stock: March 2017

    It’s March already. What the hell. It’s shaping up to be a crazy month and quite honestly, the name ‘Awesomely Unprepared’ has never fit me so well as it does now. It’s time to take stock and capture this moment in time! Making: The most of the little time I have right now before the Little Mister wakes up for the day. Cooking: All the ‘sometimes’ foods more than sometimes. Must try harder to keep my diet (not ‘diet’ as in fad diet – ‘diet’ as in nutritional intake) on track. Drinking: More water. Reading: Amy Schumer’s book. STILL. OK, so not really actively reading it. BUT I WILL FINISH…

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    Things I could do instead of being on hold.

    Today I had to make some phone calls that I was dreading. Not just because I sometimes get tongue tied on the phone with strangers (didn’t happen today – a miracle!), but because I hate being put on hold. HATE IT. I mean, does anyone actually like it?? That music (or more accurately muzak). Those patronising messages every 5 minutes about how the service provider is thankful that I am waiting and that they appreciate my call and that I am in a long queue – thanks for being patient (when I have no choice). Yuck yuck yuck. I got off lightly because in total, I was only on hold…