I have spent an hour every day for the last week on the phone to Telstra trying to get someone to solve the problem of our internet dropping in and out every 10seconds. Lets just say I now know 4 of the telstra workers from their voices. We have quite the love hate relationship. They promise me rainbows and baby unicorns that shoot free wifi from their souls but alas they never deliver on these promises. So I am now currently waiting for a new modem to arrive to replace the 3 day old modem they sent out, that just didn't work. All at our cost of course!! So hopefully tomorrow we have internet otherwise I will be raining thunder down on my good friend from India, who is trying to solve my problem in Australia... If your wondering how I am updating this blog??? Well I am currently sitting in my car outside my parents house using their wifi.. Such a creeper!! (i forgot my key to their house ok)
So lets recap whats been happening.
The 6 year old turned 7
I put on 2kg
I have baked a lot of stuff
I stuffed up a recipe in the thermomix, when apparently you can't stuff something up (does that make me a winner or a loser)
Did I mention I put on 2kg
I went to a race day with the girls
So lets start from the beginning! My youngest baby monkey turned 7! He had been counting down this day, for at least 6 months. He had big dreams for this birthday, dreams that didn't involve going to school.. UNLUCKY!! Two days out from his birthday, he decided that he wanted to take icecream's in instead of cupcakes/cake. WHY? Well some kids in his class apparently hate icing and then there is the problem that sometimes you only get a tiny little bit of cake, when the cake is cut up and you want more but cant.... (I totally understand this dilemma ) He then told me he specifically wanted to take in drumstick icecreams for everyone. All I saw was $$ signs and then sugar!! I decided to close my eyes off to all of that, because you only turn 7 once. Lucky the mini drumsticks were on sale, BONUS! It was actually pretty funny, as a lot of the kids came up to me that afternoon and personally thanked me for buying them icecreams. I told them to send the love the 7 year olds way,as if it was up to me they would have been devouring fructose free cupcakes... I did feel like a bit of a hypocrite sending them in though. I wondered if people would be thinking, "pfft, yeh she is really making the family quit sugar my ass..." That night the 7 year old also got to choose where we went to dinner and he choose Sizzler. I ate barely anything, as the salad bar was full of things I couldn't have, as nearly everything was covered in a dressing or a sauce and I had to retire after 2 bites of my steak, as I was worried I would chip a tooth trying to get through it. I watched as the 7 year old indulged in all the good healthy stuff, up until he hit the dessert bar. Then it was on for young and old! Once again, you only turn 7 once so I let him enjoy his moment. I didn't bake a cake for him (i felt like such a sh*t mum) but I knew he would choose the dessert bar over a cake. So I packed a candle to put in his icecream and proceeded to embarrass him by singing loudly with other random people who were dining as well, joining in. I think the 1 year old deserves an honourable mention for eating more potato skins than anyone in the bloody restaurant. She is a tank. Can and will eat.
Next on the agenda. I put on 2kg!! FARK YOU THERMOMIX! I blame it entirely on the thermomix. Seriously I have been living on risottos and curries and rice pudding and pasta dishes this last week and it showed on the scales. I felt really really bloated too and I have not felt bloated in the last 9 weeks. I haven't changed or added anything sugar wise, so I know it comes from all those dirty sneaky little carbs. Tomorrow I will begin cutting back on those little assholes. I'm not cutting them out entirely, but going a little steady. I will be sad to see my daily rice pudding treat go and my lemon chicken risottos not become a staple, but I am not going to allow myself to go backwards. Everyone I know that has a thermomix, talks about the dreaded 1 month curse. Which is where everyone who gets one starts putting on weight after a month, cause they make all the sweets and the risottos because it is so easy. I thought I was above this, thanks to no sugar but it got me. So I raise my middle finger in salute to my thermomix... you adorable little time saving bastard.
I really have baked myself into a coma this week. I have made:
Chicken and chorizo creamy mustard pasta
Butter Chicken and Naan Bread
Mexican Steak and rice
Satay Chicken and Papadums
Lemon Protein Balls
Chocolate Protein Balls
Home made Pizza Shapes
I have also noticed my grocery bills have started to creep up a little, as I am trying to make a lot of things from scratch. I found a recipe for pizza shapes for the kids lunch boxes. Now the recipe required about $10 worth of cheese to make, which is fine on one hand,because I know exactly what goes in them, but I could buy a box for $2. I have had this argument many times with friends about the price of being healthy. Do you dare put a price on it? These pizza shapes were much loved by the 1 year old and not so much by the 7 year old. I will def make them again based on the fact they are more filling then the box of shapes you buy and you would not eat as many. I know I could probably devour a whole box of pizza shapes in one sitting, but with these I would be flat out eating 6. I will post my recipes, as soon as I get time!!
Next we have me stuffing up a thermomix recipe. When I went to a thermomix demo, I was told that you cant stuff up with a thermomix. Even the shittest cook in the world, will look like a champion with this machine, as long as you do exactly what it says. Well I did and the liquid didn't do what it was meant to and instead of a gravy, it came out with a soup substance. On one hand completely edible and still delicious but on the other hand not like the picture or the outcome that was needed. I posted on the community page asking if this had happened to anyone else... apparently no... I'm the only d*ckhead who cant cook, even with a thermomix.....
Last Saturday I went to the races. I was so excited for a girls day out, except I was not feeling 100 percent. I knew this was nothing that some vodka wouldn't cure. We had paid for tickets but not VIP tickets, this meant we didn't have a table but we were allowed to stand near people sitting at tables... So privileged. I went up to the bar to order the only drink I knew I could have: Vodka, soda water and lemon or lime. The lady told me at the bar that they only do lime cordial which is about 7 teaspoons of sugar in a nip. Its hard concentrated evil. I told her that I actually had an allergy to one of the sweetners in the cordial, so I couldn't have it. She then said "Oh if you have an allergy I will go to the members lounge and get you a couple of limes and keep them just for you behind the bar"... This made me so happy but also feeling like a big fat lying turd. Especially when after I received my drink a guy said, "oh could I get some lime for my beer?" and the lady was like, "No sorry she has an allergy, so they are just for her". I'm so going to hell.....Hopefully they have limes there...
Anyway I will have to cut it here because I'm pretty sure mums neighbours think I'm casing their house... no doubt the police will be here soon to arrest the creep sitting in her car on her laptop...
Its good to be back online!!