Warning Mrs Cranky Pants Is Here

Ok but before I launch into any crankiness I just have to share... I have just been to the hydro pool to exercise my foot  & knee without any weight bearing and there was a physio taking a class when I arrived .... he was HAWT!!! I might have to change physio's immediately!

Oh and fab Mrs Woog from Woogsworld  picked me as her prize winner and became a new follower. How ace is she!

And I have 2 other new followers, welcome Bern and Lori.

Gee now it's a bit hard to be cranky but I'll do my best.

Here's a guaranteed way to make me cranky...

It's 4.45pm Thursday afternoon. My little angel has been home from school for an hour and playing with her friends in our street. They have been in and out 25 bazillion times, ringing the doorbell to get in each time instead of going around to the back gate like they have been told a gazillion times. They leave the door open each and every time they have come in and gone out. There's a freezing cold draught each time too. HELLOOOO were you born in a tent as my Mum always used to say. Food, drinks, toilets, scooters will it never stop??

Phone rings brring brring it's my hubby.

Hubby: Hi sweetie I'm at Bunnings.
Me: Oh what are you doing there?
Hubby: I really really need a nail gun for work (he's a cabinetmaker)
Me: Oh
Hubby: Can we justify spending $700 this week?
Me: (in my head) are you freaking kidding me?????
Me: (in real life) Well you can put it on your credit card and pay it off with the overtime you're doing this month
Me: (in my head) you couldn't have thought of this 2 weeks ago before the end of the financial year?? Now we have to wait 12 months before we can get a tax break sheeesh.

GRRRRRRRRRRRR

Thank goodness it's only a few hours to the weekend and so much closer to wine o'clock.

Now as always I'm sure you all know it's FLOGYOBLOGFRIDAY once again hosted by super spunky blogger Brenda over at Mummytime.


To join in:

1. Follow her blog. (if you haven't already done so).

2. Grab her bubbly button and post it on your sidebar (just like moi).

3. Link your First Name and/or Blog Name and URL (not your homepage) below.

4. Add a short description (max of 125 chars). It could be a description of yourself, your blog or a teaser to your latest post.

5. Follow at least 1 linkyer/blogger (Pay it forward is the name of the game).

6. The list will be open for linkyers on Fridays (She's extended the closing time by the way, to accommodate her non-aussie peeps).

7. A new and fresh link list will open every Friday. And you will have to link up AGAIN. The previous link list does not carry over to the following week.

8. And lastly, have lotsa fun.


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Happy Happy Happys

Yay it's iHappy Monday over at Mummytime and it's happy Monday here too as I sit with my feet up on the couch snuggled in my pink blankie catching up with all the blog goodness in my reader. The not so happy 45 minute wait at the Doc's this morning now sees a happy me with 2 weeks off work to rest and recuperate my bung heel foot knee let's just say leg. Even happier stay off my feet and let hubby do everything was his advice (can you believe a man actually thought that another man would do this???).

I haven't had the chance to take any snaps today so here's some iPhone iHappys from the weekend.


Potatohead Heaven - on Saturday we stayed in and played games all day. My little angel thought it was hysterical to have eyes where ears were meant to be and arms coming out of their heads but boring old me insisted on making the Potatoheads up correctly for the family portrait you see above.



Lucky the spaghetti sauce was all on my little angel's face not her pink T-shirt!


mmmmmmmmmmmm Banana Split with extra choccie sauce thanks to hubby.

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Oh and thanks to enforced rest have been checking out lots of daggy 80s film clips on youtube.








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The list could go on all day!

Untl next time :-)

Should I Just Chop It Off?

I often say to my little angel when she is complaining about a sore hand/arm/foot/leg/head "Should I get a knife and just chop it off"?

And she always says Nooooooooooooooooo Muuuuuuuuuuuum you're being silly.

But this week I really wish I could just chop my bung leg off. I am so over it all it's not funny.

After I went to the physio on Wednesday I was thinking about the whole sorry saga and how long it's been bung.

It all started back in late October 2008 (yes 08!!!) when I bought a cheap pair of shoes for work from K-mart. Just plain old black low heel slip-on loafery things. A couple of weeks after wearing them I started to have a lot of pain in my left heel. So after a few more weeks I stopped wearing them.

But my heel didn't get better. So I just kept limping round for a few more weeks cos it was nearly Christmas holidays I'm an idiot who has time to look after themselves when you work full time and have a kid, husband and house to run.

So over my summer break I tried various heel support things that go in your shoes and persevered with that for a few months even though it was not making much difference. Finally six months later got sick of it all and went to see Doc who sent me off for an x-ray.

The x-ray showed I had a small bone spur in my heel and it was therefore probably plantar fasciitis where something in your foot around the heel gets inflamed (that's the technical explanation). So I took myself off to the old lady shoe shop and got a pair of shoes suitable to support my heel and foot with nice cushiony heel pad. And then cos $200 wasn't enough for a pair of shoes I bought a second pair in a different colour. So, you know, I could have something comfy to wear to work but didn't have to wear the same ones everyday.

Well guess what - that still wasn't enough. So finally bit the bullet and booked in to see physio.

Why the hell did I wait so long she was FANFRIGGGINTABULOUS. Within a couple of weeks the massage and ultrasound was doing the trick and my heel started to repair itself. I even managed to do the daily exercises she gave me to help fix it. OK OK so not everyday but enought to help a tiny teensy weensy bit.

So just after Christmas 2009 (YES 12 months!) I was finally starting to think about getting pretty shoes again and I started to get a pain in the side of said left foot.

And of course I went straight back to the Doc did nothing again. For a few weeks thinking I had just sprained it or something and it would come good. Guess what - it didn't. Oh you knew that? Hmmmmph coulda' told me!

Eentually I went to see doc who got me x-rayed again and it showed nothing. So went to physio who massaged and ultrasounded her little heart out.

And a week later nothin. Still sore as hell still annoying as hell but now my boss was off on extended leave so I felt I couldn't take time off. I'm such a dickhead matyr.

So back to the doc and this time a bone scan which finally showed a stress fracture in my foot. And I got my gorgeous boot that's the height of fashion.

Oh you don't think so???

And an added bonus of a week and a half off work to put my feet up and read blogs all day everyday while my little angel was at school.

Six weeks later I'm starting to think yay it's getting better. Then Saturday night I was lying in bed reading and moved my leg and HOLY SHIT my knee hurt.

You guessed it now it's my knee, blown up like a big pink balloon. Back to the doc, back to the physio, start again on another bit of me left leg. Physio thinks big boot + six weeks = too much stress on knee + need to lose some weight too.

I tend to agree (when I'm not screaming in pain).

I'm sure if I ask, my little angel will say "shall I get a knife and chop it off"?

And if she asked today I might say YES PLEASE :-(


ANYWAYS

Enough of my whining, I'm sure you all know it's FLOGYOBLOGFRIDAY once again hosted by super pyjama wearing blogger Brenda over at Mummytime.

Now for the small print that's not really small:

1. Follow her blog. (if you haven't already done so).


2. Grab her bubbly button and post it on your sidebar (just like moi).

3. Link your First Name and/or Blog Name and URL (not your homepage) below.

4. Add a short description (max of 125 chars). It could be a description of yourself, your blog or a teaser to your latest post.

5. Follow at least 1 linkyer/blogger (Pay it forward is the name of the game).

6. The list will be open for linkyers on Fridays (She's extended the closing time by the way, to accommodate her non-aussie peeps).

7. A new and fresh link list will open every Friday. And you will have to link up AGAIN. The previous link list does not carry over to the following week.

8. And lastly, have lotsa fun.


The FYBF Bloggie Goodness Starts Here:







Happy reading til next time :-)

iHappy Monday

Oh yay, oh joy, I have the day off. It's the second week of the school holidays here in Melbourne and I am having the day off with my little angel.

After a busy weekend we are just chillin a bit today. Her friend has come over for a play day and her Mum, my girlfriend, will return the favour on Friday when I will be at work again.

So lots of things are making me happy today.

Unfortunataley my iPhone is not one of them. Allow me to explain.....

My little angel likes to play with my phone and leave me little messages using the voice memo. They are cute little things like her telling me she loves me or not so cute things like 50 renditions of the chorus of Lady Gaga's Bad Romance which she doesn't really know the words to (ohhhh I am sooooooooo over that song).

Anywaysssssss for some reason now everytime I sync my iPhone it seems to hang itself grrrrrrrrrrrrr.

So it's taken me an hour to finally sync my photos for iHappy Monday hosted by one of my favourite bloggers, blissfully funny Brenda over at Mummytime.

Now without further ado


YES! A school holiday sleep-in (well not counting the first small wake up at 5.30am when my little angel snuggled into bed with me after Daddy went to work)



New sparkly shoes from eBay for my little angel that actually arrived on a day I was at home for the postman.


School holiday craft fun


Pretty new watercolour pencils


MMMMMM Afternoon Tea




mummytime



Until next time :-)

Friday Funnies

Greetings all :-)

OK sorry I sucked you in with the title of my post, cos I don't actually have anything that funny to tell you.

What I will do though is say hi and give a big wave to my new followers. Thanks & great to meet ya Joan, Glen, Naomi, Heather, Tara and Marthese. Oh and Draft Queen, Tenille, Wanderlust , Brenda, Danielle and Lori. Love all your blogs & thanks for liking mine.

How exciting!!!

So what's on for the weekend?

I'm taking my little angel to see Disney on Ice tomorrow. Which is kinda funny cos I'm also going to the physio and taking her to see Toy Story 3.  Eeekkkk.......I have a crap memory and don't use a diary often enough. Luckily for us I fluked managed to book movie tickets well after Disney was done. And the physio ....well I'll just have to take some time off work to go there next week instead.

After Disney we are picking up her friend for the movie and a sleep over. The girls are gonna be so ratty on Sunday I can just see it now. Then Sunday we are having dinner with my nephew who is here for the school holidays from Port Douglas.

Now who in their right mind would come to Melbourne in winter when you live in Port Douglas????

Then I have the day off work on Monday YAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYY. Mind you I'm going to need it after that weekend!

Anyway FlogYoBlog Friday it is and thanks to the hilarious Brenda over at Mummytime we have this weeks blog hop.

Here's the rules

1.Follow her blog. (if you haven't already done so).

2.Grab her bubbly button and post it on your sidebar.

3.Link your First Name and/or Blog Name and URL (not your homepage) below.

4.Add a short description (max of 125 chars). It could be a description of yourself, your blog or a teaser to your latest post.

5.Follow at least 1 linkyer/blogger (Pay it forward is the name of the game).

6.The list will be open for linkyers on Fridays (She's extended the closing time by the way, to accommodate her non-aussie peeps).

7.A new and fresh link list will open every Friday. And you will have to link up AGAIN. The previous link list does not carry over to the following week.

8.And lastly, have lotsa fun.




Until next time :-)