Sunday, February 19, 2006


I officially give up trying to keep up on this blog. I can't access it from my work computer, and I don't ever get on any other computer (if I can help it, doing our taxes this weekend notwithstanding).

Speaking of standing, NEll is, she's so close to walking. Where did my baby go? In a couple short months she'll have been here a year.

She's still such a darling.

Her first word: Duckie!

So much happening.

I do post pictures here: very often, and will start writing little narratives with them as time allows to substitute for this little place.

I still read lots of blogs, and especially love to keep up with those babies that arrived at the same time that Nell did.

An aside, my job? I love it. It is crazy busy. My days are VERY LONG, but it is workign out really well for our family. I've been promised a promotion sometime in July/August if I can keep my current performance up. This will not only be a feather in my cap, but a boon to our family now and in the future (having that title on my resume makes a HUGE difference in salary levels for future jobs).

Ok, please let me know how you are doing. Visit us at flickr.

Tuesday, January 24, 2006


Hey fool...wish my mummy a happy birthday. Daddy and I made her a carrot cake today. Posted by Picasa

Friday, January 20, 2006


I turn 32 on the 24th.

I think I've finally figured out what I want to be when I grow up.

Nell's mum.

Monday, January 16, 2006

Oh so many good things...

Nell is pulling up all over the place. It fills me with as much pride as it does with nostalgia. Geez I love that kid. (Here she is with some cottage cheese on her face and vegemite on her bib, check out the teeth!)

Last week I had a "championship" kind of work week, with tons of great/positive feedback and even an offer from my old boss in Oz to work on relocation. I'm in discussions now...though we'd like to be here another year for a whole number of reasons. This is the first time in my entire career where I delivered a model and had nothing but praise heaped on me for it. Sigh.

I came home today and D had a surprise for me. A diamond ring. Our nine year anniversary is this week and he says it is something he should have gotten me way back when. I cried. He cried (shh don't tell him I told you.) It's not the diamond it's the meaning. We were so poor when we started out. WE're not much better off now. It is money we can't really afford, but still... it broke my heart in a kajillion pieces. But in a good way.

I still can't post from my work laptop. So I had to sneak on to D's computer.

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Technical issues:
My work laptop disallows any browsing to blogger sites. So, it makes posting nearly impossible. Can anyone recommend an alternative home for my little ramblings on Nell?

Sunday, January 01, 2006

Absolutely Fabulous darlings...

 Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Deep Dark Mummy Secret:

Now that Nellie is sleeping through the night (more often than not), I sometimes wake up in the middle of the night, and hold the baby monitor close to my ear and listen to the delicious sounds of her sigh and gurgles. Nostalgia washes over me and I think back to those first weeks with her, when she slept by my side of the bed and I only half-slept...listening to her delicious sighing and private night giggling (she's always been a sleep giggler, even from the very first).

It makes my heart go soft and warm, knowing that my baby girl is so deliciously close, and that she's sleeping peacefully in her warm cozy bed.

I ask you, what sort of a nutter, besides a Mum would continue to wake up in the middle of the night to listen to her sleeping baby?