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May 30th, 2004

when you can rely on nothing else.. you can rely on frogs! @ 01:38 pm

Is everyone sleeping or something? so quiet in journal land!

I'm bored.. someone come talk to me!

I was shopping on ebay the other day and decided I should buy myself a "pick me up".. no prizes for guessing it was FROG related!!

here's what I got....


May 22nd, 2004

Old times.. @ 08:28 am

Current Mood: thoughtful thoughtful

Went out for dinner last night with my two very, very good friends from California, Amanda and Michael. It was so awesome to see them again and catch up on old times. These guys are originally from lil ol' Tassie but have been living in America for over 5 years now! They were only supposed to go for a year damn it!
We had a really nice time, I wish we didn't live so far apart!! Will have to get my arse over to LA one of these days!!!

myself, Amanda (Tulip) and Michael

Tulip and Michael... such cuteness!

Tulip and I. To think it was a whole 7 years ago we were sitting next to each other.. eating chocolate chip muffins...learning all about children!!

April 24th, 2004

ick.. @ 02:47 pm

Current Mood: sick sick

don't feel so good.. think I'll go back to bed (even though I just got up!)

April 18th, 2004

thanks guys @ 01:10 pm

I just wanted to say thank you for everyone's support and kind words for Tahlia. Her family are being so incredibly strong and Sophie is getting bigger and stronger everyday :)

I have been away for Easter and will return with an update and pics real soon.. promise! I hope everyone has had a safe and happy Easter!

April 8th, 2004

a few pics... @ 08:56 am

Current Mood: excited excited

Last day with these little brats beautiful children...

Easter holidays.. yay! We are having an egg hunt this afternoon which will be fun (I'll know where to find them since I'm hiding them! haha I'm not silly!).

Yup, my co-workers.. Rob, Emma and I are all smiles as we are having 10 days completely children free!!

April 5th, 2004

kids! @ 09:37 am

Current Mood: amused amused
Current Music: Jack Johnson - Bubble Toes

setting: children running around the room at before school care...

one child teases..."Jacobs got girls germs, Jacobs got girls germs!!"

another child....."Girls germs can't kill you.. ya know!"

one more child...."Only if they lick you.. make sure they don't lick you!"

April 1st, 2004

(no subject) @ 08:18 am


omg babe.. thank you so much! I can't believe you! What on earth possessed you to shout me a paid account?? I'm so excited.. more user icons again.. YAY!!

You're an absolute sweetheart, thank you again gorgeous *big big hugs*

I'm still in shock.. haha.. I don't even know what to say!

did I say thank you?

March 18th, 2004

(no subject) @ 08:37 am

Current Music: Eva Cassidy - Fields of Gold

I spoke to my Mum yesterday and she told me that our little angels are doing really well.. and things are looking up. I'm so relieved. I hope they continue to impress the docs! Little Aussie battlers.. amazing :)

My weight watchers training is going really well.. looks like I will be taking over a meeting much sooner than I thought! The leader from yesterday morning's meeting (where I am now weighing people) told me that she put her resignation in and has nominated me to take over! *omg* I know that I will be taking over North Hobart early April.. but at least I'll be able to prepare for that!! haha Oh well, there's nothing like being thrown in the deep end! I think I'll learn faster this way!

I receive my gold key and silver life time pass at my regular meeting tonight.. I am so excited!! I can't believe I actually made it. I never thought I would be able to lose this much weight (22 kilos / 58.9 pounds) and keep it off! I realised yesterday that I am smaller now... than I was when I was 14! (I was always big boned!). I feel great.. and yes, I am proud of myself. I've achieved this by being healthy.. eating good food and exercising.
I didn't think it would be easy.. I knew that I couldn't not only lose weight, keep it off AND be healthy by being lazy and trying all the "quick fixes" available. All the apparently "wonderful" weight loss programs that GUARENTEE super speedy weight loss! These programs are bloody dangerous and I think anyone who is following any of them have rocks in their head!!

Anyway, I could go on and on about that.. (and I did but just deleted it all thinking I sounded like a crazy woman! haha).

I worked hard at my weight loss.. I still am. The eating part was easy.. and well to be honest.. I've enjoyed it. I've never eaten this well and with this much variety in my whole life! I'm loving it.. and will continue to do so for the rest of my life. When I started this, I didn't say I was going on a diet.. I said I was going to make a lifestyle change :) And I've found that my lifestyle change makes me feel so good, that I wouldn't change it for the world!

I'm happy.. I'm finally happy being me.

March 14th, 2004

little miracles.. @ 02:04 pm

Went into the hospital yesterday afternoon to see Sharon’s little angels.. Sophie and Tahlia. I thought I had prepared myself for how small they were going to be, but I was so shocked... they are absolutely tiny! So much smaller than Jack was, it is hard to believe a baby can be so small and out of their mummy's tummy!

This is baby Tahlia, she's the smallest weighing 500 grams and she's only 18cm long

Here's little Sophie who is around 800grams and 33cm long. The hands belong to the nurse who is looking after them both.

Tahlia is breathing on her own which is a very positive sign. The doctors said they now have a 50-60% chance of surviving and says that they are definitely little fighters.
Matthew (Sophie and Tahlia's Dad) was telling me that Hayden (the little one that didn't make it) lived for only 10 minutes, but Sharon nursed him the whole time because the doctors knew that he wouldn't survive. The doctors told Matthew that Hayden saved Tahlia and Sophia. He was their little angel.

little angels.. @ 08:49 am

I got a call yesterday morning from my sister at 4:30am and it scared the shit out of me! She was crying and I was so worried something had happened to Jack. I eventually understood that her husbands sister, Sharon had just had triplets, but one of them, a little boy had died during birth.. my sister and Andrew wanted to go into hospital. So I went over to her house to look after Jack while they went in. It's so sad :( The two little girls are in a critical condition and they don't know if they will make it. One is only 400 grams and the other 600grams. My little Jack was 1400 grams and he was only the size of his Daddy's hand! I can't even begin to imagine how little Sharon's babies are. Please let them be okay.