Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Facebook Family Tree

Me thinks I will have to send leaves to everyone and have a Facebook Family Tree!

(or have I sniffed to much glue making cards today?)

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Twins update August

Well hello kidlets!
Babies are now sitting head to toe
4D ultrasound has shown that they "look just like Big Brother, so beautiful"
and that is from a very unbiased Mum, (cough, choke and splutter)

Weights are in and so are they still, how amazing is technology!

Twin 1 860g
Twin 2 820g


I will let you know when they make their next move,
but hoping they remain in Mum's belly cooking for a while yet.
Knitting to finish and a nappy cake to decorate, but then that is what waiting rooms are for and the Chapel is just down the hall (spent lots there with Big Brother's birth).
But that is John Hunter, Coffs (yep checked with them )Chapel is down the hall and has a garden

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Sunday pickie 3

A special pickie of a special lady.
Knitting bootees for the twins with her "bookends" helping her.

Apparently a lot of undoing and redoing but they will be very treasured indeed!

Thank you for the lovely hand knitting with care, time, patience and love.
They will be worn with pride and joy

Monday, August 22, 2011

Twins probs?

Lets set the scene here first so you are fully informed:

I live here, on Tanilba Bay Golf Course 
Distance from Twins = 386km or 5 hr drive

 Mum, Dad, big brother and the twins live at Korora (yep on the golf course)
 worth the drive!

 Mum lives across from Belmont Golf Course
about an hour drive from me (traffic dependent)

 Son lives at here, only golfer amongst us and not on on the Golf Course

Easy icing mixes

The Icing on the Cake

The Icing on the Cake

Simple Chocolate Icing
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1.5 cups icing sugar or icing mixture
  • 2 – 3 tablespoons milk
In a bowl sift the cocoa and icing sugar.  Add the milk one tablespoon at a time and mix to desired consistency.  Spread over a cold cake.

Chocolate Frosting (A very rich, thick icing – perfect for piping)
  • 2 cups of icing sugar or icing mixture
  • 5 tablespoons cocoa
  • 5 tablespoons butter (at room temperature)
  • 4 tablespoons evaporated milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
Sift dry ingredients together in a bowl.  In another bowl beat the butter and vanilla until creamy.  Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients – use the milk to achieve the required consistency.

Cream Cheese Icing
  • 250 grams Cream Cheese (such as Philly)
  • 4 tablespoons icing sugar
  • 2 teaspoons of lemon zest
In a mixing bowl combine the above ingredients and beat on high speed until thick and creamy without any lumps.  Perfect on carrot cake!

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Sunday, August 21, 2011

Sunday Pickie is a bump

This was at  23 weeks and she thinks she is huge,
24 weeks measurement was the same as a "normal" 30 weeks
So my 3 girls are doing well, apart from not being able to put her shoes on by herself depending on how they are sitting.

Not  supposed to parade this off, as if!
 (and Mum turns 30 in October)
In for a penny , in for a pound! 

It is my Sunday picture for the week

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Do you have DaVinci dilemma?

So, what is The DaVinci Dilemma?
(This is Part 2 of yesterdays post on Procrastination)
Why Da Vinci?
"The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding." - Leonardo

Too many talents. Not enough bandwidth. It’s a problem as old as human genius itself. Even the original Renaissance Man, Leonardo Da Vinci, castigated himself for his many unfinished works and called his self-judged inadequate efforts “an affront to man and to God.”
How do you get anything done when you’re  good at everything? How do you decide where to put your attention? How do you find a way to honor and pursue all your talents  without driving yourself – and everyone else—crazy?  This is the essence of the DaVinci Dilemma™.

    Quiz:  Do you have the DaVinci Dilemma?

Friday, August 19, 2011

Procrastination and Da Vinci

All this time I thought I had probs, well I do, but my happy pills help and so does a lump of 4 x 4 when all else fails.When actually, after self diagnosis, an email and an Internet squizzy,  I have da Vinci Dilemma aka too talented for my own good! How cool is that!

Are you struggling with too many talents, skills, ideas? You may have The DaVinci Dilemma™! Find tools, fun quizzes, coaching, inspiration and solutions for multi-talented people at

Well Thank You Lisa Rothstein
 Just takes these 7 Simple Solutions for multi Talented People

1. Use logic.  Convince yourself.
Write a list, as fast as you can:  “At Least Ten Reasons Why I Should Start”.  Typically, this is enough of a nudge to get unstuck and overcome procrastination.
  Oops, pen won't write, onto Number 2, still 6 more so all will be good and I will get by with a little help from my friends

2. Pick the best time to start.
Follow your natural body rhythms to optimize your chances.  If you’re a morning person, then it’s best to start first thing. If you’re a night owl, getting started is easier after dark.If your project is ongoing, establish a habit of tackling it regularly, during your best, most productive times.
 Thought a bit too hard here, needed a nap so now I need coffee to wake up, Body not exactly what I would call rhythmic!
3. Reduce distractions.
Take a moment to list all the things you know interfere with getting started   The goal here is to identify those things that are contributing to your procrastination. What interrupts your flow?  (The telephone?  The kids?  Your email inbox?  The siren call of the internet? The laundry?  Your noisy neighbors?  Thoughts about other projects?)
 All of the above apart from the neighbours and now pen  is working but there isn't any doodling on that list, so this is fine (apparently).
For each, ask yourself how you could combat this distraction?   For example, if you keep getting distracted by web surfing, you could disconnect your internet connection during your focused work time.   
  Is she on drugs? I got to her through an email she sent me!!!! No Internet????  Give me root canal work first

4. Promise yourself a reward.
  Give yourself a gift for getting unstuck and getting started.  A special meal, a nap, a walk, a fun outing – whatever would be real treat for you today.Here’s the tricky bit:  you MUST actually reward yourself for overcoming your procrastination.
  Chocolate, cakes, chippies, shopping, hang on will be back later

5. Prepare yourself mentally.
When you find yourself stuck or procrastinating, take a moment to clear your mind.  Close your eyes and think of nothing for five minutes.  Now think of what you want to do and why.  Now open your eyes and go do it.
 Whoops, all that shopping and rewarding myself must have tired me out, nodded off for a while. What was that last bit? Oh yea, open my eyes, better read back further coz that does not make sense reading with my eyes closed???

6. Make a public commitment to start.
You could phone or text a creative buddy.  You could email a friend or post a notice on your Facebook wall or send a tweet via Twitter. 
 Hello!!!!! Didn't she tell me earlier not to go on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Blogs, Google reader. Apparently didn't mean ever, so be  back when I check my emails, grab a couple of pics, say Hi to my friends and tweet a couple of blogs. (Tweeted Nic's before she falls in the fireplace again or adopts out a child). Found some cool pickies to pin and put a badge on my blog. Next please
 7. Set a timer for ten minutes.
Whatever you get done during that period is ‘enough’.  It doesn’t seem like ten minutes would make a difference, but it does.  Starting is starting.  There’s something about a timer that forces most of us to take action now. 

Hmmm, what takes 10 minutes to cook, no use using the timer unless there is reward at the bell, (see 4), Googling, be back again or maybe not that soon,
Tweeted and shared on Facebook group for foodies.

This is getting ridiculous, sun was up when I started and now it is past my bed time, and I don't seem to have progressed very far. Perhaps I will wait for the next installment and see tips 8 to 14.

Thank heavens for the Art world that Da Vinci didn't use a computer
or is that what Mona Lisa is smiling about?????? hmmmm

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Ultimate Road Trip

I have decided on a life on the road after seeing this. I could sure be comfy in this!

 Room for my little Red Sports car for driving the open roads!

 Packs away so it doesn't get stone chips!
Ready to roll!

Now this is a drivers seat!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Sunday photo

I am going to start Sunday's posting a picture
which captures a moment from time.
           A simple, special, memorable or  extraordinary moment.
                      Any  moment I want to pause, savour 
and remember.

A special moment with my boy,  too rare nowadays.
Discussion, chatting and still a computer, now that's us! 
This was at Biloela and he is now moved to
 Moura , which is too far away for this Mother
but then out of sight is too far some days.
 I sort of understand his work is keeping him there.
A mechanic at the mines out there with his huge tools now, 
I hope they look after my boy.
 Love you Mick!

 Please feel free to share to your Special Memory or moment

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Missing in Action

To all my friends, followers and family, sorry but I have been MIA.
I have had that time for decisions, some had to be made, and now that they are, I feel rather exhausted.Add London to that, where my cousin is, Mum, daughter who can't put shoes on as the twins are in an awkward position (although she really should get used to one on each leg).

Help with Mum has been very welcomed, so will be back.

Going for a wind up and get back into life
and buy some new shoes!
Thank you for popping in

Friday, August 5, 2011

Hush Puppies

Ooops, love of food took over! 


Hush Puppies!

The ultimate baby boomer shoe!
G.A. Krause founded the company in 1883. It originally was a utility company. However, in 1903, Krause built a shoe factory in Michigan
(Krause is my maiden name, so long history of shoe nuts in the family) 

In 1958, Wolverine founded the Hush Puppy brand shoe. It was made from a method of pigskin tanning for the US military because the material was so durable.
The shoe concept was based as a casual shoe for post war suburbia. 

Thursday, August 4, 2011

What is Love?

Love is patient, love is kind. It has no envy, nor it boasts itself and it is never proud.

Love protects; preserves and hopes for the positive aspect of life. Always stand steadfast in love, not fall into it. It is like the dream of your matter of affection coming true.   Love can occur between two or more individuals. It bonds them and connects them in a unified link of trust, intimacy and interdependence. It enhances the relationship and comforts the soul. Love should be experienced and not just felt. The depth of love can not be measured. Look at the relationship between a mother and a child. The mother loves the child unconditionally and it can not be measured at all.   A different dimension can be attained between any relationships with the magic of love. 

Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.
William Shakespeare.
Have you told someone that you love them recently and not just assumed they know?