Monday, November 24, 2014

Day 1874 - Eat Now

A quick and easy way to get your meal delivered.

I feel like Thai ... and I feel like home delivery
After a very hot and sticky weekend of photo shoots for Tahlia (which included a quick trip to Sydney), running the Cheer Chick Charlie stall and a martial arts fun day for Darby, we were a bit exhausted last night with nobody inclined to cook.  Besides, it was 38 degrees. Who wants to cook in that heat?

So we ordered out.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Day 1873 - Heat

It's just plain hot!
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Look, there are days when it's hot and there are days when it's HOT.  It's not like we haven't experienced this kind of heat before ... it's standard part of Aussie life ... but usually we get conditioned to it.  We have all summer to slowly get warmer and warmer and warmer until we peak in late January early February.  But it's only November for goodness sake.  We can't have peaks at the beginning! We're just not ready for it.  It's going to be a top of 38 in Canberra today. That's just plain rude!

This is shaping up to be one hell of a summer.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Day 1872 - Pre dawn

Sleep-in? What's a sleep in?

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Can you believe I was up at 3.30am today? As people are stumbling home from their Friday night at the pub I'm getting up to call my hubby and daughter in Sydney to make sure they're awake for her pre-dawn casting call.  Why did I need to call them? Because I'm a control freak.  And I'm the Mumager .... and I should be there.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Day 1871 - Metabolism Boosters

Spice up your meals!

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I recently read how studies suggest eating spicy food raises your metabolism by up to 50 percent for three hours after you've eaten. Interesting! The faster your metabolism runs the more calories you burn.  The more you burn, the easier it is to lose weight. So perhaps we need to eat a few chilies before our next exercise session!

Warning: You've got to make sure the spicy food you've chosen to eat is healthy or you'll put on weight instead.  Coz I hear that metabolism thing can work in reverse too.  

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Day 1870 - Pantene Beautiful Lengths

Donating hair to charity.

Jessica donates her hair to the Pantene Beautiful Lengths Campaign for the second time.

You might remember a post I did two years ago on how my niece Jessica cut her hair for the Pantene Beautiful Lengths Campaign which donates real hair wigs for women with cancer. She was only twelve at the time and her kindness inspired a number of other young girls to get the chop for charity.  Jessica's story was publicised in the Canberra Chronicle and also in Dolly Magazine.

Well yesterday our Jessica fronted up again! Yep, after just two years her hair had grown back enough so that she could donate another 25cm.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Day 1869 - Oiling the deck

Just call me Bobina the Builder

Deep Fried Fruit .... the bum shot ... Oiling the back deck.
Or perhaps Danni the Decker. Or Oli the Oiler.

I've gone all Bob-the-Builder-ish and decided to tap into my inner tradie by oiling the back deck.  You may recall we had a brand new deck built last year. It was the deck of all decks! Including the bar seating all around the edges.  Well, we kind of dropped the ball on the whole oiling thing.  In fact, it hasn't been oiled since the day it was built.  And it's bloody thirsty. So that's how I'm spending my mornings.  I'm oiling.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Day 1868 - Young Entrepreneurs

My son has just started his own business! 

Darby is ten and he's already devising ways to make money.   It seems upgrading skateboards and buying Pokemon cards isn't cheap.  So he came to us with a business plan.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Day 1867 - Me Monday

Monday is ME day

Fresh faced with treated hair after spending ten minutes on Me Monday
I often make a decision to block out my Monday morning.  Often it's because I've been on "duty" all weekend and so Monday is my chance to do a few things at home while the house is available (and quiet).  On Monday's I usually spend time cleaning the bathrooms and will often do the groceries, but I also spend time on ME.  Things of a beauty nature.

It's a Me Monday. 

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Day 1866 - Mumager

Tahlia and I are back in Sydney

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We came down early yesterday morning for a session with her modelling agent.  Given her agency is in Sydney I guess we'll be doing a lot of this.  I don't mind.  It's all part of the Mumager role.  Its only a three hour trip each way on a freeway. It's easy driving. Of course we've got to organise accommodation and petrol costs money and all of that.  But I know for a fact that there is no great success without great sacrifice ... or loads of travel.  So I'm not going to complain.

Besides, the modelling bit of the trip is now over and there is a brand new H&M store nearby.  

Let's go shopping! 

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Day 1865 - Boost your bone strength

Fact: We don't consume enough calcium.

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Fact:  I don't consume enough calcium.

According to the September issue of the Australian Women's Weekly nine out of ten Aussie women aged between 19 and 49 years don't get enough calcium into their bodies for good bone health.  I am one of them.  It's time to make a change!