Saturday, November 26, 2011

Not a shopaholic!

Shopping. I used to looove shopping. Strolling around at my own pace, trying on clothes, picking out new make up. Oh and SHOES! OMG! Shoes!! Even when my older boys were younger and I was a stay at home mum, I use to pop them in the pram and go shopping. At least once a week. Most of the time we window shopped, but shopping! I loved it!

So as you can imagine, with 5 kids and a full time job, study and a hubby who works nights means that I have very little time to go shopping. Whatever shopping I do(besides groceries) is done online because I simply do not have the time. Loading 5 children into and out of the car is enough to put anyone off going shopping. But today I decided I would bite the bullet and just do it. The hubby decided to come with me and we went to a shopping centre that was 30 minutes away(and got stuck on the freeway for ages to to roadworks, grrr!).

The shops were mayhem. For one, it's a Saturday and two, it's leading up to Christmas. I couldn't believe when I walked in and there were children already getting photos with Santa. In November!! That's just pure craziness!

I really didn't enjoy myself. Not with a tired hubby and kids that couldn't wait longer than 2 minutes in one store. Someone had to go to the toilet every 5 minutes and people are just damn rude! I was astounded at the amount of people who knocked the stroller and didn't bother apologising. Is it really that hard to say sorry people?! Sheesh.

I did come away with some sexy new shoes and some red accessories for my outfit, some shapeware and invisible lift up stick on bra things(sounds intriguing doesn't it, I'll let you know how those work out). Hubby got a  nice dark grey shirt to wear(at $85, eek!).

Oh and I bought some tea from T2. If you are a tea lover, I recommend you find a store. Or you can check out the website here . I have had the Creme Brulee tea tonight and it's delicious! I plan to try the Toffee one with breakfast tomorrow. Highly recommend it! The iced teas are next on my hit list.

After today I am in no rush to go shopping again. I'll stick to my online shopping as much as I hate having to wait for things to arrive in the post(I am one of those 'I want it and I want it NOW' kind of people. Annoying much?). I'm kind of sad about it all, my bestie just informed me that it  means I am getting old and boy do I feel it. So not cool.

By the way, only 12 days until the hubby and I jetset to Sydney for the weekend, completely kid free!!1 Did I mention that this will be the first time away without any kids(we even had one of them with us on our honeymoon)!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

The 'Do

There's nothing like having a new hair style and whenever I get into a 'funk', I go and get my hair done.

What do you think? People tell me it makes me look younger. I think I can live with that!!

I plan to get it coloured in the next couple of weeks, might go a bit lighter now that summer is on it's way!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Crashed and burned....

Help! I can't keep up!! I have too much on my plate and I have just landed in Struggletown.

It's pretty obvious why I went back to work, 5 kids - four of them boys who eat us out of house and home, school fees, uniforms, sports, food, bills...yeah. Nothing I can really do about it, I HAVE to work. The studying is interesting, but it's full on. I can understand it easy enough because I'm in the industry but it's soooo much work! To think I want to complete my Diploma after this. Freaking crazy woman I am!

I'm just tired. I don't feel like I'm spending enough time with my kids, The hubby is great though and he does a LOT around the house, he drops off the kids to school and picks them up, he makes lunches and cleans and cooks dinner...I would be lost without him. It's still that Mummy guilt though isn't it? I'm doing this for them and to get them everything they could ever want, but shit, I just feel so so so guilty!! Some nights I get home, give my kids dinner, a bath and then the little ones are off to bed. Then I'm up and out the door as they are waking up in the morning. I'm almost finished with my major assignments at Tafe now and things should get somewhat easier.

As you can imagine, the time for 'me' is on the wayside. I haven't been working as hard as I should be to look after myself and it shows in the little amount of weight I have lost since starting the program. My head is just not into it and I am totally not organised. Being organised is the key to making a success of this. So now I'm recommitting and I am MAKING the time to get organised but can someone please, PLEASE tell me how to get motivated to exercise? I hate exercising with a passion!

That's not to say that I don't exercise at all. I actually started going to pole dancing classes a few weeks back. They run a cardio fitness class 5 days a week and it's not so much about swinging around a pole, but a lot of dance moves and butt popping! I LOVE it! So I signed up 2 weeks ago for a beginners pole dancing class to learn how to do these pole dancing moves. It's challenging and I'm still having some trouble with some of the spins and I know it's because my core muscles are still pretty crap. Like, really crap. My arm muscles aren't so great either, in saying that, they have gotten stronger over the last few weeks. I'm hoping to kiss these tuck shop lady arms good bye soon!

I love pole dancing so much that I've bought myself a pole for the house. I'll be picking it up soon and we'll probably have to set it up in the back patio(I'll have to invest in some crash mats too I think! haha). I'm one of those people that has to practice, and do it in private so I don't have to worry about making myself look like a complete fool in front of people. I can't wait to get it and get myself stronger from using it!

I tell you, one thing I'm really looking forward to is a weekend away with the Hubby. We're jetsetting off to Sydney in about 4 weeks time. A whole weekend away WITHOUT kids. This has never happened to us in the 7 years we've been together. I am sooooo excited!

Anyway, it's 10.15pm and long past my bed time so I shall leave it here for tonight. xx