: Very early this morning I was *this* close to taking Harper to the hospital. She has had a bad cough but she was very wheezy and swallow breathing and just awful. But the thing was, it was too cold. I know, terrible right? But I just knew that if I could get us from 4.20am until 6am then we would be fine. Bundling up a very sad and sick baby girl into -3 degree temps just didn’t sound appealing – to either of us. And, as pathetic as it sounds, I haven’t popped our ER cherry down here and I didn’t want to do it at 4.20am. So we kept the steam up, gave her some Ventolin and slept on my chest sitting upright. Needless to say we are hitting the doctor at 9am this morning. Winter is so boring with colds that just pass from one kid to the next isn’t it?
: I have always thought that Spot has a bad attitude. Last night Daisy was reading to Harper and I (not really reading the actual words, but making up the words) and I had Exhibit A right there. He has had a great day at school, playing and making friends and painting and when his Mum asks him, she gets a monosyllabic teenage answer. Typical for a tired Preschooler I guess, but I don’t like the attitude. There. I said it.
: My little sister was at some cool bar in Sydney last night (as you do on a Wednesday night) and she sent me a text because she knew I would be interested and pretend that I am actually cool too. When in fact I am sitting on the couch watching (and enjoying a little too much) Bethenny Ever After. So she sends me a text telling me it was cool, that you had to send a text to get in and…AND…when food is served to you what is it served on? STABLE TABLES. We have a little inside joke on these because she has them and thinks they are cool, and I think she has hit retirement waaaaay too early. Cool? The peeps of Surry Hills certainly think so. Suckers.
: It’s been cold. But you knew that right? Tops of only actual 2 or 3 degrees and apparent wind chill temps of -5 and the like. Despite it’s frostiness I have to say I love it. It makes you feel alive. It’s exciting to open your curtains and blinds in the morning to see what the day will bring – frost, clouds, sunshine. And luckily we had another few tonnes of wood delivered yesterday to see us through the next little while.
: Yesterday I had my first appointment with an Acupuncturist. I decided that I would give a little Eastern medicine a go and see if I could get my energy flowing a little better and stop being a cranky bitch all the time. I sat and answered all her questions and surprised myself that I sounded quite well and didn’t really need to be there at all (that’s always the way isn’t it?), and then proceeded to have needles placed around my stomach and strangely enough down my right leg and foot. I then promptly fell into a deep, sound sleep for 35 minutes. I never fall asleep at these things (massages and the like) but there I was, snoring loudly and waking myself up with a snort. I’m not sure how it’s all going to go and what a difference it will make (we can be the judge of that in a few weeks time) but it was interesting to me that laying naked on a bed and having needles placed into me is luxury and an exciting time these days. It was quiet. There were no kids. It was brilliant.