Sunday, September 28, 2008

Premiers 2008!!

Go you Hawks!!!!


Lethal celebrates outside the MGC after the game =)

Friday, September 26, 2008

I'm going to the granny!

In case you were wondering, whilst it has almost all been too much, I have survived the excitement of the past two weeks and am packing my bags and heading to the Grand final to see my Hawks play tomorrow!


Look out for me on the telly - I'll be sitting on the ground level, behind the goals and the Hawthorn cheer squad, I'll be the one in brown and gold! ;o)


Saturday, September 20, 2008

Jelly Bean

I was so excited to hear that my dear friend J-Mo's little Jelly Bean arrived safe and sound this morning.

What better way to celebrate such exciting news than with a pink champagne and waffle breakfast?

Congratulations guys!


Sunday, September 14, 2008

A seedy adventure

So, this isn't new new news, but I want to bore catch you up on what's happening in my garden =)

I may have mentioned, but perhaps not shown, that we have a greenhouse in our front yard - just outside the loungeroom window. Taadaa:

Obviously, it's quite large. Way larger than novice gardeners like the Boy and myself could hope to fill.
Over the past year or so I've really enjoyed following Bells' vegie gardening journey through her blog, so rather than let our space go to waste we invited Bells and Sean to share with us.

Bells and Sean live fairly close by, which is handy, and it's win-win - they can get some vegies going early, and we can learn from someone who knows something about what they're doing =)
And it's a good excuse to have friends over ;)

As I blogged at the time, we had an excellent day of gardening (followed by footy!!), Bells and I planting a whole bunch of seeds, including coriander, basil, oregano, lettuce, eggplant, capsicum, several types of tomato, and a variety of flower seeds, while the boys chatted about home brew.

It was really exciting planting all these different seeds - it's hard to believe you'll end up with anything but dirt, and it's always amazing to think that an entire plant grows out of that teeny tiny speck of a seed!

It's a bit silly, but I was really quite nervous about doing every just right and worried that nothing would work.

Of course, the most difficult thing has been narrowing down what I want to plant (which I have done a very poor job of!) and, since then, waiting for something to emerge from the soil! ;o)


This weekend has been such a welcome break - I seem to have picked up this chesty business that's knocked everyone on their butt lately.
Friday was pretty nasty but I've felt much better over the weekend - just a bit coughy and sinusy. Hopefully there's no relapse tomorrow - I hate taking sick leave (well, I hate needing to take it - I'd rather take mental health leave! ;o))

Oh and the weather yesterday!
We breakfasted on the patio with our little friend Fuzznuts, before heading spending the day will friends enjoying the sunshine.

Then, last night, the weather was absolutely wild!
We woke to heavy rain, thunder, lightening and even hail.

Next weekend should hit mid-20s too - is it wrong that it's Sunday night and I already can't wait for the weekend?


Thursday, September 11, 2008

No, my computer isn't broken...

...but thanks for asking (you know who you are!)

Actually, it took me nearly a week to recover from Buddy's Big Night Out, and then on Friday night, just as the excitement was subsiding, my guys towelled up the Doggies to romp into the preliminary final! (And Buddy kicked EIGHT!)
Luckily we have the week off (although, registering for my ticket to the granny this morning was just a bit exciting too - now, fingers crossed we make it!)
And, besides, I have to admit, I've enjoyed having his photo up there ;o)

Work has been a bit nutty - a day trip to Sydney last week (sooo early in the morning!) and preparation of meeting agenda papers all this week - all that writing and proof reading is exhausting and really puts me off going anywhere near my computer when I get home...

Last weekend the weather was so nice that I spent most of the weekend outside in my garden =)

We went out to Bunnings for some seedlings (and a sausage!!) - strawberries, rosemary, and pansies.
I have to admit I was very tempted by some of their little-ish trees - I'd love to get a dwarf lemon and an olive for in pots around the back yard and they had a lovely little patio apple tree too =)

The seeds Bells and I planted last week are going great guns - at least the some are. We have baby basil (green and purple!), oregano and lettuce already!

Also on the weekend the Boy and I went to see the Kransky sisters in concert - they were excellent - and just a bit creepy! (Click for some you-tube videos - those girls are hilarious!)
Naturally we couldn't resist getting our very own (autographed!) Kransky Sisters tea-towel.

I've been working on a new knitty project - a sampler blanket for a friend.
It's perfect - I can knit squares on the bus, and I get to put my stitch dictionaries to use =)

Oh, and, on the topic of knitting, we had an excellent SnB at Tilley's on Monday night - I think it's a great venue, and the cakes are delish!

Although the week has been a blur, I'm so looking forward to the weekend (it just can't come fast enough!)

And, oooh, bring on the lovely Canberra spring weather - the forecast is for 21C tomorrow, and 23 (!!) on Saturday! - our first days above 20C, if I'm not mistaken!