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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-28-2015, 08:00 PM
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Today: -Made porridge -Did Spanish -Put...

Today:

-Made porridge
-Did Spanish
-Put dishwasher on
-Did spelling and maths with DD
-Started a batch of porridge-rye-sorghum bread
-Started a batch of tomato bread
-Sewed a little on a...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-28-2015, 02:13 PM
Replies: 133
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Posted By Smokering
-Iced a chocolate banana cake -Went to visit a...

-Iced a chocolate banana cake
-Went to visit a friend
-Went to the grocery store on the way home
-Did some Spanish
-Helped make lunch (toasted sandwiches)
-Made chocolate orange pots de creme...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-27-2015, 01:37 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 2,025
Posted By Smokering
Today DH woke up with a terrible headache, so I...

Today DH woke up with a terrible headache, so I did the start-of-day stuff he usually does - changing the baby, cleaning the kitchen from last night, etc. Then:

-Did spelling and maths with DD...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-23-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 133
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Posted By Smokering
Overly-thought-out long answer: I've been sewing...

Overly-thought-out long answer: I've been sewing for around seven years now, quite intensively for the last four or so.

For me, I'm now very confident sewing with a nice firm woven fabric (like...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-22-2015, 06:43 PM
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Posted By Smokering
Hee! Oh, our chickens would happily eat 'em. They...

Hee! Oh, our chickens would happily eat 'em. They eat leftover chicken too. :p In fact, we suspect they ate one of their dead comrades the other day. (At least, I hope she was dead before they ate...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-22-2015, 12:32 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 2,025
Posted By Smokering
Hee! Egg imbalance. Nicely put. I'm chronically...

Hee! Egg imbalance. Nicely put. I'm chronically egg-imbalanced due to my love of making custards and ice cream. For awhile I just chucked out the excess whites, but the guilt got to me. :p The...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-21-2015, 04:03 PM
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Posted By Smokering
Well, yesterday was a bit of a bust...

Well, yesterday was a bit of a bust productivity-wise. I had to have a huge sleep in the afternoon. Today I still feel pretty sleepy, but I'm determined to get stuff done. *yawn* So. So far:
...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-19-2015, 05:43 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 2,025
Posted By Smokering
Tonight we're having friends over; two of them...

Tonight we're having friends over; two of them are moving overseas, so it's a farewell dinner. So far I've:

-Made the custard for salted caramel ice cream
-Started bread dough
-Made cheese sauce...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-18-2015, 02:16 PM
Replies: 133
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Posted By Smokering
Ooh, vinegar pie! I remember reading about that...

Ooh, vinegar pie! I remember reading about that in Farmer Boy. What's it like? Vaguely custardy, no?
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-17-2015, 03:13 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 2,025
Posted By Smokering
Kitchensqueen, you're way more productive than I...

Kitchensqueen, you're way more productive than I am when I have a cold!

Today DH is out all day at a church thing. DD and I simultaneously got the urge to be Noble and Useful and surprise him with...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-16-2015, 11:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 359
Posted By Smokering
That reminds me - make sure she's well-hydrated....

That reminds me - make sure she's well-hydrated. I used to be chronically dehydrated and it made finding a vein really tricky. The last thing you want is "Hmm, that's not working, let's try the other...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-16-2015, 03:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 563
Posted By Smokering
Not sure at the moment. Our landlord wants to...

Not sure at the moment. Our landlord wants to sell our house within a year or so, which is sooner than we expected, so we might just end up buying a house in NZ and scrapping the Spain/Argentina...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-16-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 359
Posted By Smokering
Ahh, your poor DD! Needle-phobia sucks. My sister...

Ahh, your poor DD! Needle-phobia sucks. My sister has it, and on the rare occasions she's needed blood taken or vaccines (for travel) she had to take a sedative beforehand and go in with a support...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-15-2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 2,025
Posted By Smokering
Today I: -Spent the night dealing with a sad...

Today I:

-Spent the night dealing with a sad baby. Distressed internals. Very tragic.
-Shaped bread and bread rolls
-Made a caramel Anzac slice
-Hastily cleaned up for the playdate
-Spent...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-14-2015, 05:53 PM
Replies: 133
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Posted By Smokering
Well, the baby's a month old now, and I'm trying...

Well, the baby's a month old now, and I'm trying to get back into the swing of vague productivity. So far today I've:

-Made a German oven pancake with berry sauce for (very late!) breakfast...
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   07-09-2015, 07:13 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,942
Posted By Smokering
We took Morris out to his first restaurant last...

We took Morris out to his first restaurant last night! I was doing a mystery shop at a Southern-themed restaurant - just me, DH and Morris. I'm happy to report that he did not disgrace himself....
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   07-09-2015, 03:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 251
Posted By Smokering
Oh man, Jenny, that sounds so tough. Really,...

Oh man, Jenny, that sounds so tough. Really, really tough. I'm trying to think of a positive, and all I've got is that you can be proud of your instincts - at least you didn't wait and go on abx for...
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   07-07-2015, 03:17 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,942
Posted By Smokering
Midwife came and weighed Morris today. In the...

Midwife came and weighed Morris today. In the last two weeks he's gained 700 grams. SEVEN HUNDRED! No wonder he's heavy and bulging with delicious fat-rolls!

I hadn't realised it until just now,...
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   07-04-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,942
Posted By Smokering
Oh Jenny, that's awful. :( I'm so sorry you have...

Oh Jenny, that's awful. :( I'm so sorry you have to deal with all this! Take care of yourself. Do you have support?
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   07-02-2015, 04:08 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,942
Posted By Smokering
Gah. We're all diseased. Either a bad cold or a...

Gah. We're all diseased. Either a bad cold or a mild flu. I had a horrible day yesterday - was basically in bed all day, shivering and sweating. Morris, bless him, hung out with me contentedly,...
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   06-28-2015, 07:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 312
Posted By Smokering
Whoo! Posterior AND nine pounds thirteen? Well...

Whoo! Posterior AND nine pounds thirteen? Well done!!!

What you said about being done having kids because of the labour reminds me of my labour. When I was in the 'nasty' part of labour with...
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   06-28-2015, 07:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 324
Posted By Smokering
Wow. That sounds like a really tough labour. But...

Wow. That sounds like a really tough labour. But I'm so glad he's OK! How are you feeling now?
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   06-26-2015, 03:00 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,942
Posted By Smokering
Do you notice him sticking his tongue out...

Do you notice him sticking his tongue out repeatedly and turning his head from side to side, like he's hunting for a breast? Those are Morris' most obvious cues: dunno if there are others!

I...
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   06-25-2015, 08:22 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,942
Posted By Smokering
SummerStorm, I'm sorry to hear that! Are you...

SummerStorm, I'm sorry to hear that! Are you taking any supplements - vitamins B or D, fish oil, zinc etc? They can really help with PPD-type stuff.

Don't feel bad about Harrison getting your...
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   06-25-2015, 08:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 341
Posted By Smokering
Wow, he's adorable! Thanks for writing out...

Wow, he's adorable!

Thanks for writing out your story. :) What you said about being exhausted really resonated with me - labouring while you're tired is SO much harder! I'm glad you got to avoid...
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