February 24, 2008

getting back on track

we only have one computer here in this household now as Hameed's computer decided to go black. Now, I know many households with more then 2 people are perfectly able to share just one computer, but for us its hard. It's not that we are so bad at sharing,we just both need computers. We spend (probably way to much) a lot of time on our computers and its also our main way of communicating with friends and families. My computer time have been limited a bit and I have neglected this blog more then I planned.

So what's new? Not much really. I got new glasses and on Tuesday I will get contact lenses. The contact lenses is just a free trail. I had contact lenses before and then I hated it. They made my eyes so sore and itchy. It was sad though, because it would have been so much easier not having to worry about glasses. Well, last time i tried was about 15 years ago so when they told me that contact lenses have been approved a lot since then - I believed them. And it certainly didn't hurt that I am able to try them for free first.

My favorite tv show have also started back up; the biggest loser. There is no one I really want to win this time, but it is still cool to follow the show. Watching the biggest losers also made me realize that I should get back on track with losing some more of my weight. Back in September I decided to lose 10 kilos. I manage to lose 7 by mid December and then I was so proud of myself that I just forgot everything about eating right and exercising so now I'm back up 2 and some kilos again. So starting from tomorrow (its always best to start on a Monday, right?) I will work on those last 5 kg.

Oh and today we are going to the Sydney road street party. I have been looking forward to that for a year!

February 17, 2008

there was love and valentine

I just did not have time to post about it. We had a nice evening. Dinner was take away Indian food and we both got flowers and chocolate. Hameed thought it was a bit scary as we had almost chosen the same hiding spot for our gifts. We also both bought roses and our cards to each other was actually very similar.

I thought it was cute.

Hameed found these great photos so I thought I have a go myself. I took lots of pictures but this is the only one worth sharing.

Happy (very belated) valentines day and love thursday

February 13, 2008

60 things

(because I'm lazy tonight..)

60 Things You Possibly Didn't Know About Me

1. What is in the back seat of your car right now?
don't have a car..

2. When was the last time you threw up
about 1 year ago - bad case of gastro

3. What's your favorite curse word?

4. Name 3 people who made you smile today?
Hameed, Henry,Eva

5. What were you doing at 8 am this morning?
Trying to get a boy to stop screaming already

6. What were you doing 30 minutes ago?
reading my newspaper

7. What will you be doing 3 hours from now?

8. Have you ever been to a strip club?

9. What is the last thing you said aloud?
I want to bring those (pineapple pieces) to work tomorrow.

10. What is the best ice cream flavor?
cookies and cream

11. What was the last thing you had to drink?
lemon flavored tea

12. What are you wearing right now?
pj pants, t-shirt and woolen socks

13. What was the last thing you ate?
bread with nutella

14. Have you bought any new clothing items this week?
nope, I have been looking though

15. When was the last time you ran?
sometime back in uni. Think I manage 3 min.

16. What's the last sporting event you watched?
Tennis final

18. Who is the last person you emailed?
the lady that co-ordinate early intervention

19. Ever go camping?
yes. Didn't enjoy it much

20. Do you have a tan?
on my arms and top of my feet, yes.

24. Do you drink your soda from a straw?

25. What did your last IM say?

26. Are you someone's best friend?

27. What are you doing tomorrow?
Working. Then celebrating valentines day with Hameed

28. Where is your mom right now?
In Norway somewhere. Most likely around the Hommersaak area

29. Look to your left, what do you see?
piture of laisha

30. What color is your watch?
its silver, but I never wear it

31. What do you think of when you think of Australia ?

32. Would you consider plastic surgery?

33. What is your birthstone?
no idea

34. Do you go in at a fast food place or just hit thedrive thru?
I go in. There is no drive thru around here as I know of.

35.How many kids do you want?
I would like 4 more

36. Do you have a dog?
Nope. Don't really care for animals

37. Last person you talked to on the phone?
Some lady that thought I understood Italian. After she had ramble on for several minutes she finaly stopped to catch here breath and I got to say ' hey, do you speak english'

38. Have you met anyone famous?
Depends on what you mean with 'meet'. I have been to the same event as Susan Sardon, Christoffer Reves and a few more people. But I never talked to them or even come very close to them.

39. Any plans today?
Go to bed

40. How many states have you lived in?
1 in USA, 1 in Australia

41. Ever go to college?
yes, for 7 years..

42. Where are you right now?
at my desk

43. Biggest annoyance in your life right now?
I need to pee, bad... but just want to finish this first

44. Last song listened to?
something by the Wiggles I think

46. Are you allergic to anything?

47. Favorite pair of shoes you wear all the time?

48. Are you jealous of anyone?

50. Is anyone jealous of you?
I'm sure there are.

51. What time is it?

52. Do any of your friends have children?

53. Do you eat healthy?
yes I start with the healthy food and then..some chocolate

54. What do you usually do during the day?
wipe noses, give cuddles, break up fights, change nappies, sing songs, dance around silly, read books, build train tracks, feed lots of little people and sooth them so they can have a sleep.

55. Do you hate anyone right now?
nope. hate is to strong word. I disliked one person, but she is out of my life now (hopefully)

56. Do you use the word 'hello' daily?
No, I'm more a 'hi' person

58. How old will you be turning on your next birthday?

59. Have you ever been to Six Flags?

60. How did you get one of your scars?
Sami's birth was a c-section so I have a nice line across my lower belly.

February 11, 2008


This is how we get most of our junkmail now a days. The delivering person is getting to lazy to actually put it into each individual mailbox...

February 9, 2008

something fishy

I grew up with parents who both love to eat fish. When we (my sisters and I were younger) we were "forced" to eat fish several times a week. Yes, my parents were mean. I never really liked fish, but I'm still glad that my parents did not let me just skip out of the meal and eat junk food and lollies instead.

When I was old enough to cook my own food though, I decided that enough was enough and what fish I already had eaten probably would give me health benefits for the rest of my life (I can dream right?).

My husband too grew up with eating lots of fish. The only difference is that he still love fish and he get stars in his eyes when he talked about his mum's deliciouses fried fish. (Here is were I go: 'ewwww')

As I become a bit older (and possible wiser) I have to admit that I do understand that eating fish is good for me. I still do not like it much though so there has been very little fish around here. I have however started to enjoy cooking more and during one of my searched for new recipes I came across 'Ben's fish'.

I tried to make it as it seemed easy enough. I cut out the olives and served it wit cous cous instead of green salad to make it more filling. The first thing I noticed while making this dish was that it smelled so good. Which is strange, fish to me smells worse then it taste. Hameed came home while it was still cooking and his first comment was 'wow smells good'.

Then we ate it...and oh my. I had one bit and quickly shuffle down the rest. I was tempted to grab the rest of Hameed's food as well. It was good. Actually it was delicious. I never, ever though I would say that something fish was good. I dare you to try it.

February 7, 2008

love thursday

this week I have worked the late shift. The late shift starts at 9.15 and by then all the kids in my room have usually arrived. It is quit nice to come to work, open the door and have 15 kids jumping up and down because they are so happy to see you. There is hi and greetings for everyone, some cuddles and kisses and then I'm allowed to say morning to my co-workers. Only a brief hallo though, before I'm dragged of to look at what ever the kids have been playing with or working on. Those moments are when I really love my job.

Most of the kids I have this year are in their second or third year of child care. They have been at creche since they were just weeks or months old and as long as they can remember I have been there. Rocking them and singing for them when they felt sad. Wiping their snot away and making sure that they all got lots of cuddles and tickles each day.

My co-worker this year have been working with the older children the past 2 years so 'my' kids are not as comfortable with them as of yet. I'm the big hero. The one they all always ask for and sometimes the only one who knows how to make things feel better and how to give a pat on the back just the right way so they can fall asleep.

It is very flattering. Truly is. And even though it is hard work I love these kids to pieces.

February 4, 2008

there should be a parent test.

I'm sure I'm not the only one thinking that there should have been some sort of test you have to pass before you are allowed to become a parent. Working in child care where I each week meet more then 30 families (and that is just the families with children in my room) I have seen my fair share of poor parenting.

My biggest thing is parents who let their kids run the show. I'm all for choices and think children old enough to express themselves should be allowed to have some choices. But that means choosing whether they want jam or cheese on their sandwich. Not choosing when they feel like taking a nap, changing their nappy or whether they should hit the child next to them or not.

Some parents I get to know fairly well and then I am not shy to tell them my honest opinion. I have rules but I'm not very loud. As soon as the kids get to know me and what I expect, a look from me, and they stop what they are doing wrong most of the time.

Today I had to go to a government office, I tried to apply for a health care card and of course as the rules are in government offices, you have to wait in line for a long, long time.

At the office there was a woman with two kids. Just from looking at them I will guess they were about 4 and 6. These kids were running amok at the office, close to knocking people over several times. And if that wasn't enough they were also screeching LOUD. Very very loud. I feel sorry for the old people there. The woman (which I assume was the mum) did not say a thing. I don't understand how she could tolerate it, but it did not seem to bother her at all. It did bother me though, so as soon as the kids came close enough to me I gave them my stern look. And it worked... for about 2 min, then they were of to bounce off the walls again. I was lucky enough to finish up what I had to do so I could get out of there.

Mir is writing about here experience with misbehaved kids. I'm amazed that she did not say anything to the parents, I so would have.

February 3, 2008

more answers

seems like I should had spelled it out a bit more clear what I was trying to say in yesterdays post. It was not that we have been married for 2 years and 2 months that was so special. Although I do know about people not even making it to two months, so I guess its great that we made it so far. The special part was the date yesterday...We celebrated 2 years and 2 month on the 2nd of the 2nd. See that was very special.

asked me earlier for a photo of 'harry potter' without fringe. Yesterdays photo shows how I look like with my fringe pinned back, which is close to how it looked when all of my hair was long.

Lisa wanted to know what price Tsonga was holding in my post about tennis. Truthfully, I have no idea. I goggled Tsonga and the picture I posted was the nicest one I could find. From what I have gather too he is fairly new to the game, so maybe some national price from a contest in France.

And last, I just had to share this. Pretty cool.

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February 2, 2008

very special



- two years and two months later, so special that we had to celebrate.

February 1, 2008

love thursday lasting all the way to friday

(really just a clever way of getting away with forgetting to post yesterday)

Yes,I did forget love thursday yesterday, but in my defense I was busy with love. My husband decided that we should go to bed early last night so we could have a long talk before we fell asleep. That was more important then posting. The talk was nice and night time is defiantly my favorite time of the day.

Now today has been filled with love too. I have gotten a reminder of why I love my job. I have worked at my current job for some more then 2 years now. When I started back in January 2006 I worked in the babies room. That January a little boy started creche too. He was 8 weeks old. I have spent 3 days a week with this boy for some more then 2 years and since my boss moved me to the toddler room I will get another year with him.

I love love love this boy and in the same time he frustrates me so much. There is something going on with him, but we can not quit figure out what. I suspected autism, but his pediatrician says no. What is a fact is that this little boy has issues. One of his issues is that he hates, I mean HATES to get dirty. He will never go near the sandpit. When the other kids play delighted in the tub with water he hide at the other side of the yard. We have tried to encourage him to engage in art activities but he will just run away. Even food need to be no sticky or messy - preferable plain sandwich with no spread.

But today something happen. We were doing painting as a group activity. All the children worked together on making one big piece of art which we were going to hang on the wall. This little boy, who never ever has painted before, walked up to the painting table and started to paint.

I took pictures. Lots of pictures to document this historic moment (mostly because no one would ever believe me if I just told them). And then I cried a little. Happy tears.I am so proud of him for being able to do this and it gave me hope that he might be alright in the future.