Tuesday, December 15, 2009

25 Things You Had No Desire to Know

Because I am any meme’s whore

1. Name someone with the same birthday as you. Chris Lilley

2. Where was your first kiss? Can’t remember…
3. Have you ever seriously vandalized someone else’s property? Does school property count? I broke into my school supply shed with a boy I was seeing in 6th form to have a little “cuddle” and we found some spray paint. I thought it was rather irresponsible of the school to leave spray paint just “lying around” in an easily “breakinable” shed so I wrote on the wall just what I thought of the dep. Principal. HA! Rebel. The guy I was with (who turned out to be a real CUNT) was pissing his pants! Coward.
4. Have you ever hit someone of the opposite sex? Yes several. I’m not proud of myself either
5. Have you ever sung in front of a large number of people? No.
6. What’s the first thing you notice about your preferred sex? I have no idea...
7. What really turns you off? Vomit.
8. What do you order at Starbucks? I avoid starbucks like the plague it is. (except that one time I had a migraine and was shopping and NEEDED it)
9. What is your biggest mistake? Not being more open with my highschool best friend before she died.
10. Have you ever hurt yourself on purpose? Several times
11. Say something totally random about yourself. I am cruel.
12. Has anyone ever said you looked like a celebrity? All the time, Drew Barrymore, Kate Winslet, any other hot girl you can think of...
13. Do you still watch kiddie movies or TV shows? Sometimes esp. Studio Ghibli.
14. Did you have braces? Three years baby.
15. Are you comfortable with your height? Unless I’m in a tight spot, yes
16. What is the most romantic thing someone of the preferred sex has done for you? Made me cry.
17. When do you know it’s love? When you still laugh every time he farts.
18. Do you speak any other languages? no
19. Have you ever been to tanning salon? Ewww No.
20. Have you ever ridden in a limo? Many times.
21. What’s something that really annoys you? Being ignored.
22. What’s something you really like? Kiss mommy time (When James’s watch goes off at 8pm and Liam yells it’s KISS MOMMY TIME and both James and Liam fight to get to me first)
23. Can you dance? I expect so
24. Have you ever been rushed by an ambulance into the emergency room? No, but rushed to the hospital and dashed straight to the delivery room with seconds to spare.
25. Tag 5 people! No.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

One word meme

I have been a fan of memes since they were invented, this one stolen from Mim. Hope I can do it justice.

1. Where is your cell phone? Pocket
2. Your significant other? Yummy
3. Your hair? Sexy
4. Your mother? Love
5. Your father? Complicated
6. Your favourite thing? Happiness
7. Your dream last night? Odd
8. Your favourite drink? Cosmo
9. Your dream/goal? Attainable
10. The room you are in? Workroom
11. Your hobby? Abandoned
12. Your fear? Isolation
13. What do you want to be in 10 years? Well
14. Who did you hang out with last night? Family
15. What you're not? Disappointed
16. The last thing you did? Commented
17. What are you wearing? Enough
18. Your favourite book? Many!
19. The last thing you ate? pancake
20. Your life? Perfect
21. Your mood? Anticipatory
22. Your friends? Funny
23. What are you thinking about right now? Summer
24. Your car? Neglected
25. Favourite gadget? Nokia
26. Your summer? Coming
27. What is on your TV? Penguin
28. When is the last time you laughed? Tuesday
29. Last time you cried? Dunno
30. School? Decisions

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Jamie's birthday, reptile park and the rest of the Central coasty stuff

Heather, Luke and Jacob all came up for the night and Luke spent quite some time on the cake! Aaah much munchkin was played! The next day, after an AWESOME breaky at a café in the Entrance both families headed down to REPTILE PARK
We spent a few more days hanging around the Central Coast with Pelican feeding,

and beachy goodness

we popped up to Newcastle for a day trip too!
And I think I’ll save the second half of our trip for another day because this is HUGE already
Ok where was I... AHH drinking

The next morning we picked up the rental car and we started our journey up the Central Coast to stay for a week in Long jetty! In the map you can see now far Auckland and Sydney are and the "A" is where we stayed.

The next morning was James’s birthday and we woke up to a DUST STORM. Can you see why the place we stayed at was called Long Jetty?

James told me that he was going to cut off all his hair so we spent half of James’s birthday in a mall!

Luckily the wind died down and we had some time at the beach!

Sydney holiday

19 days, and more than 250 photos worth of holiday…
Let’s keep it brief eh?
First day in Sydney ROCKED hard.
We had a lovely day hanging out with
Hen and her wee family at the botanical gardens. William and Hen’s son Jacob liked the freedom of running around and looking at the Bats!

We also went to the Cupcake shop. NOM NOM NOM!

In the evening we had dinner at Lowenbrau with Mim and her awesome family where much drinking was had!

Looks like I've run out of room... Continued on the next post...

OK don't pee yourself

I know it's a shock to see me posting again

Mim gave me an award like 10 days ago and I STILL haven't put it up


Ta mim =)

Friday, August 28, 2009

I'm boring. Don't read this

and after I asked you not to... tut tut tut!

Well I haven't much to say.
Liam's still having trouble potty training.
We've taken to going around bottomless at home when we are not busy
Please enjoy the nakedness!!!
I have one much longer but it's probably WAY too long

My mum can be heard in the background of the other vid vowing to never dust again.

Awesome. The next picture is of the utter JOY william is getting from chasing us with the duster that has been freshly contaminated by babyballs... he LOVES making us scream.

I had a nice lunch today in Albert park. It's finally warm enough to sit on the grass and enjoy a picnic. Liam found a few acorns that Totoro left him (aaaw geeky boy) and we collected them for his new girlfriend.

That's all

Enjoy the pix

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

The value of sleep


I thought it was about time I had a rant. I know you've all been missing them so here goes...

I didn't have a good sleep last night... Let's go back a couple of hours and tell the tale from the beginning of the night. I did everything you can imagine to ensure I had a good night sleep. After a walk around the block then unwinding with telly I'd prepared bags and clothes for the next day of work and creche, I hopped in a lovely warm bubble bath and read a little (I know!!! Librarians who read in the BATH!!! I should be strung up n shot!)

I get to bed around 11.30pm and snuggle down for a nice 8 hours.


I'm a bad sleeper. even after a very relaxing bath I can't sleep

GUESS WHAT??? I WAS TOO HOT! the weather is warmer now and I can't go straight from the bath to bed without being too hot to sleep. FREAKNGREAT!!!!

I'm lying there for an hour and James starts DIGGING in the bed. WTF? I mean REALLY WTF?? He mumbles something like "Oh sorry I didn't realise I was doing that" NO KIDDIN?? you're ASLEEP!!!

ok I'm not too miffed. It's like any other night (Although the digging thing is a first). Just about nodding off close to 1am to the dolcet tones of my son's snores down the hall and James's musical whistling nose and there is a CRASH.

What was that? I'm thinking. Better go investigate.

SOOO after walking around the house discovering I'd left the slow cooker on high. EEEK, Turn it off, I find my shaver fell off the bathroom wall hitting shampoo bottles and creating a hair product avolanche. Sweet. No axe murderers in the house or appliances to catch fire. BACK TO BED.

and finally SLEEEEP. Oh sweet reader that is not the end. IF ONLY!

So less than two hours later I am abruptly woken to swaring on the street and "OW OWOWOWOW". followed by slaming of doors and the like. I get BACK out of bed. I try to look out the windows but because of my bath and the rain outside earlier on in the evening our windows were all fogged up. I move to the study for a better look and find a CAR HAS PARKED directly outside MY BEDROOM. The couple associated with the car having a full blown row at 3am!

I give it about three minutes before I give up and call the police. No way I'm going to let them get away with that behaviour on MY street. The cop was lovely, she asked me to stay on the line till a "Unit" had arrived just in case the car left. Whilst on the phone others in the neighbourhood also rung the police. Within half an hour from the beginning of the fight, the police had come and calmed the situation right down. Another 20 minutes of muted chatter from the couple and the officers and they leave.

Head hits pillow and sleep comes around 4.20. I managed to sleep for about three hours before William climbed in bed with me FRESH AS A FREAKN DAISY.

I'm not too grumpy today. Just a little slow.

I really value the moments of deep sleep I get and am getting those less and less. I might have to move to the spare room for a couple of nights.

Last Saturday night was even worse (believe it or not) we had a party down the road! It was one of those parties you hear about in the news a couple doors down from us... Hundreds of people turned up they had a live band and made an incredible noise all night till 5am!
After calling out Noise control and finding out that several neighbours had already they sent another car out to shut them up at about 5.15am, I FINALLY slept from about 5.30 but had get up for work at 9.30. I spent the day feeling pretty wretched, headachy and angry.

What's going on with people today. James couldn't understand the mentality of Blasting music or yelling in the streets in the early hours of the morning.
William on the otherhand I believe could sleep through anything.
have a couple photos of the sleepy bear. The last one was just on Monday. He hardly ever falls asleep in the car in the afternoon but aaaawwww.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

yeah I'd have to agree

Your rainbow is intensely shaded red, pink, and black.

What is says about you: You are a grateful person. You appreciate mystery. You may meet people who are afraid of you. You get bored easily and want friends who will keep up with you.

Find the colors of your rainbow at spacefem.com.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Muffin tin monday (er Thursday)

Another stolen idea from eternal lizdom

So what we have here is cheese and rice crackers on the ends, Grilled Bacon, fried leftover potato, carrot sticks and seedless grapes...

William checking out his odd dinner...
I'm not sure about this one... It's his usual silly face. might be eating a bit od spud.
Verdict... A hit!
Unfortunately silly boy filled up on bread so didn't finish his cheese and spuds, but all the grapes, carrots and bacon disappared. Then James n I faught over the fried spud!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

More pix

At first Georgie didn't want to hop in the bath with Liam
Then she saw all the fun he was having!

Playing in the garden with Georgie and her big sister Amy

Big boys bed!!!!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

New Meme!

The trick with this one is to type your first name followed by "needs" into Google and then list the first 10 results that pop up. OK I cheated a bit because of double ups but I think most people do the same...

Here we go:

Emma Needs

Emma needs serious help (Always!!!)
Emma Watson really needs to learn to wear her bra (hahahahaha)
Emma needs a belt rather badly.... (ok this is another waston one, I'll skip over any more Emma Watson ones.... http://hp-stars.com/EmmawithComments.htm!)
sexy emma needs a real man (er.. got one thanks)
Emma needs a love song (this one is AWESOME who knew there was a french "60's pop" hit with this name?) you can read more here….http://www.musicomh.com/albums/one-two_0706.htm it's bad!
Emma Needs's professional profile on LinkedIn (nah...)
Emma needs more prayers (touching link to very sick baby not included....)
Emma needs a new home (touching LINK to doggy needing a home included... isn't she sweet?)
Emma needs BG check (quite a good flickr pic of little girl on beach checking her blood glucose..
and lastly
Emma needs a mani (nice to end with a link to a blog... WARNING it's extreeeeemy pink!!!)

Wednesday, May 20, 2009


What a difference feeling well makes!
I'm in love with life again
I'm happy.
Willaim's a DREAM and everything is AWESOME.

I've had the bestist couple of days with my charming wee man. We went to the museum on Monday (international museum day) with my folks. Dad took the photo below...

Then I went to Waiwera hot pools yesterday with my best mate and her wee one. Woo! Road Trip...

And the best news of all is Liam's FINALLY getting the potty training thing. William was a total ANGEL at the pools, THEN at home I took all his bottoms off at his request. "I want to be roodynoodies" He didn't go wees on the toilet and I had houseworks to do so I put the potty in the lounge and said if you need to go hop on the potty.
I was folding laundry and he says "OOH Im going to do BIG wees all over the place" and I told him Quick hurry to the potty and he sat down and pooed!
he pooed on the potty this morning too! That's THREE since Saturday.

After he gets so much praise he says "you are sooo proud of me"


Wednesday, May 6, 2009

OMG two in one day!

OK don't get your hopes up it may not last but I thought I'd share my son's latest achievements with you.
No he's not potty trained.... he's potty mouthed!

Here is a conversation last month regarding sweets in the shapes of marine animals:
Me : Which one do you want william?
W : Shark one
Me : can I have the dolphin?

W: I want the dolphin
Me: Ok then I'll have the fish
W: F$%K sake! I wanted the fish...

Me: What was that William?
W: I said I wanted the fish.....

OK the proud mum in me was pretty impressed that he used the foul language correctly AND he COVERED it up. but I was quite QUITE unhappy to hear that come from my son's mouth.

OK Fast Forward to yesterday shopping
He's in the shopping trolly and someone passes us and he mumbles under his breath : OH here comes another idiot"
WHAT??? WHERE did that one come from? Me driving perhaps?

I'm having trouble with the little booger telling fibs too!
this morning for example I say to my obviously REEKING son: do you heve poos Liam. NO mummy (with a steamer in his nappy) WHY???

sometimes I don't know whether to laugh or cry!
also the latest is AFTER he's quitely been picking his nose he'll proudly state "I'm not picking my nose"


OK another down blog entry...
I'm feeling happier with myself with a little loss over the week BUT I've hurt myself.

I went out to dinner with my friends. Had an awesome time BUT my Little man WHO IS NOT SLEEPING AT CRECHE!!! fell asleep at the dinner table.

Being the only one he likes snuggling with asleep (DUDE I'm made of snuggly bits) I held him for about an hour... I woke up the next day and my old shoulder/neck injury which cropped up and continues to bug me from about when William was about 8 mths old came to visit along with the mother of all migraines.

I called in sick spent the day in bed trying to get comfortable. Poor James and William had to spend the day trying to be quiet so mum could rest! Pity he had a PLAYDATE!
I'm trying to be kind to myself.

Could do with a holiday... Gotta wait four months. POO!
At least I have a party to organise
I do like the organising.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

kinda bla


I have had trouble getting the energy up to blog lately, you know the drill... Been busy with work, study and home life.

Tauranga was lovely so I guess I have my post break blues or something... I went down for a librarian workshop and enjoyed it thoroughly and the lovely time spent with my little family.

I don't know... Life is sweet. I have so much to be thankful for. Loving family and a job I like. I'm excitedly planning William's third birthday (not till June but it's fun to start thinking) the sun is shining outside (sometimes) but in the bath last night I sobbed and sobbed.

I sometimes get hit by waves of grief I can't explain. It was so incredibly hard to get myself up, dressed and make it into work. Now I'm here it's not so bad.

It might be about my self-image. I’m really HATING myself at the moment again. Trying but failing miserably with WW... most of the weight I'm gaining is from drinking. Sometimes I skip meals or have too little throughout the day that by the time I get home I'm dizzyingly starving and scoff down any old thing. I gotta start using the crock-pot more so when I come home hungry there is hot healthy wholesome food waiting for me.

I'm tired
I need a hug and I'm feeling so guilty for feeling down.
I’m angry with myself
Short tempered with most things too.

Will try harder.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

zoo and wedding

For those who don't know me on facebook, yesterday William and I hooked up with seven others to have fun at the zoo. YAY

Also have a couple wedding pix on me....

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Sisterhood Award

MIM kindly shared this award with me

I'm at home with a cold so this might get out of hand...

First, share memories or thoughts of childhood or adulthood sister-friends. Funny, sad, whatever

1. I had a great childhood. There were heaps of kids in my neighbourhood and we had mostly abandoned farmland just accross the road. Many days were spend playing at eachother's houses making up plays and forcing syblings to watch us or playing at the "farm" There was an old orchard with two abandoned cars which were our "forts" and we'd collect lemons and plums as ammo and bombard the other's forts. Sometimes I wish I was 8 again.

2. Growing up I had many friends, I drifted from clique to clique. At 13 I was even part of a gang called LACE (Lyndsey, Amber, Camelia and me (Emma) snigger!!!. At around 14 I formed a very strong bond with a girl who had many of the same interests as me and we became very close friends. Every weekend we'd spend the night at each other's houses. I think both my and her parent's were a little worried we spent too much time together. Neither of us did well in school. Maybe what our parents thought was true but maybe that's what we as teenage girls needed. Michelle (my best friend) was born with a hole in her heart and had a pacemaker. Her heart gave out at only 18, so we were only friends for four years. Maybe being in "eachother's pockets" (my mom's phrase for us) was one way of getting a lifetime's worth of friendship in the short time we had.

3. There was a small moment in my life where I was almost completely friendless (hard to fathom isn't it?) After Michelle died my other two close friends married eachother and moved to the States. I fell into a deep depression, having failed to get into teachers training the day before my best friends death I was really lost. Eventually I got a part time job shelving at MIT started up some night classes and decided I wanted to get a BA. My grades were shocking and I needed a step between so did a one year course at Auckland Uni where I met the sweetest person alive. Marlita (MILLY) is amazing. Although she studied an entirely different degree (science!) we became fast friends, going to the beach, sharing meals, pubbing/clubbing, camping together over the holidays. Three favourite memories are grape picking/wine tasting /camping in St Martins bay, playing computer games together (Go Discworld and Sam and Max!!!) and taking the ferry over to devonport, ordering hot chocolates at the Java cafe (Which had couches and board games upstairs WOO!) Milly and I still have lunch together most weeks as we both work really close to each other.

4. This is becoming more of a life story aint it? WOW! OK Giggling with Heather! Man can she laugh. Heather and I met doing our Library degrees. I can't believe how bad an influence we were on eachother... Even passing notes in class!!! Someone companiable to share a drink and talk to who has similar interests and goals in life. What more can you ask for in a friend? Well it dosen't hurt that she's married to my hubbies good friend. Heather met Luke through us... James n Luke went to school together. It's awesome to get together as a foursome, there is no wierdness where anyone feels left out. We just couple off (Heather n I with some drinks and the couch) the boys with talking geeky or gaming. HEAVEN. I haven't quite forgiven Hen for moving to Sydney. I am workin on it though and Sydney isn't that far away. My favourite memory I cannot share or James will kill me. It involves dinner at their place and my big stupid mouth. The evening ends up with a very sorry Emma proposing to make up to a very put out James!

Better stop here William's tearing the house apart

The second part is to pass this on.

so here you go Hen and Pen...

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Are we too busy?

A reoccurring theme that crops up when talking with friends and family is how busy our lives are. The more I thought about it the more I wanted to (being the nerd I am) physically see my schedule to perhaps help me slow down. I’m an organising FREAK I Love control, I love being busy and I procrastinate like a pro. So step into my world.

9th – 15th March
Monday: Laundry, wash up, visit Mum n Dad, spot of cooking for the week, Dinner out with friends from the States.
Tuesday: hot-pools with Ellie and Georgia, (about an hour drive each way) make tea, go shopping after Liam goes to bed, fold laundry watching Boston Legal.
Wednesday: Die hair, Work and dinner at the in-laws.
Thursday: Work, pick up DVD player for mum, back into town for Dinner with more friends.
Friday: Work, Massage, (Discover the dress I wanted to wear to Bex’s wedding next Thur is probably too short) spend lunchtime in a panic looking for a new dress. Admit defeat. Go home and furiously clean up house before friends come over to play…. Play
Saturday: Wake up regretting amount of booze drunk, Work. Make tea and extra stuff for the rest of the weekend, Attempt to re-button Liam’s waistcoat for the wedding while watching Angel season 4 the house always wins Find a dress for the wedding in bags downstairs (narrowed it down to two) Put said dresses in the wash. Have the first early night in AGES.
Sunday: Work, Readings for class… Take up William’s pants

16th – 22nd March
Monday: Laundry, spend quality time with William, concentrate on the potty training!!! Maybe make a “I miss you” card for Pop pop, IF William sleeps try get my online status working for uni. dinner at the in-laws
Tuesday: Pick up petals, visit Mum and Dad, homework if William sleeps, find smart shoes for William, dinner, wedding rehearsal at 7.30
Wednesday: Work, last minute check of clothes and pack daybag for William
Thursday: Rebecca and Jeremy’s wedding.
Friday: DAY OFF!!! Recover from Jeremy and Rebecca’s wedding… homework, perhaps get a bit of study in…
Saturday: Work. Homework
Sunday: Work Homework

So now what can I do?

Friday, March 13, 2009

pix for you

I thought I'd put in a couple of happy pictures since the last blog entry was pretty heavy.

Although as stated before I lost my rag with the little booger I ALSO had a lovely time swimming with him. Loads of giggles. Here is my friend Ellie and her bub Georgie pie who is a week younger than Liam.

Out and about with Wills.

OK it's not a great picture but I thought it should be put in too... This is the teddybears picnic. The best thing was going to the museum afterward to see the "CANO" Don't know exactly what it is but Liam LOVES the volcano...

AND Weird n Wonderful is great too
Check out Liam and Daddy lookin at Gekos (see Squiffy looking at the Gekos too? he is a very happy and educated bear)