Sunday, December 31, 2006

Don't mess with an animal lover

I lost my cool yesterday, like reeeaally lost my cool. Thats okay i guess, except it was at a bunch of little 8 year old aboriginal kids.

I was sitting on the front lawn with Tan (yet again enjoying the evening warmth and sunset), when we noticed a heap of kids in the bush with a slingshot trying to ping some poor unassuming birds on a powerline. At first i wasn't overly concerned because their aim was crap and they didn't seem to get within 10 metres of the little beaked-buddies.

Then feathers went flying everywhere... 'pffftt', they'd hit their target, but only managed to maim it. They were all squealing and throwing rocks at the poor thing as it tried to make a frenzied attempt to get away from them. I couldn't bare it, i took off across the road, steam coming out my ears and went ape-shit at them. They shat themselves and ran home. I'm not completely sure why i even bothered, but it did kind of make me feel better, i can't handle senseless cruelty to animals, especially when they're little kids and thats the only way they can amuse themselves. I almost wanted to grab the slingshot to ping them between the eyes for my my own amusement. Little shits.

I went motorbike riding today with the boys. Me, Wayne, Ben and Ward rode our bikes out to Malcolm Dam. Tan, Peta, Brendan and Lewie drove out & met us there. It was great fun, we all took turns hooning around & swapping bikes. Tan learnt how to ride! She was great... picked it up really quickly, a bit more practice and there'll be no stopping her, which will be great because i'll have a girl to ride with! Bonus.

I went to the gym with Tan this morning and we walked in to find the Abs incline bench saturated with R's sweat! We knew it was from him because we rushed it down to the lab for DNA testing.... nah, not really, we'd just seen him leave and run up the road in his 70's shiny bike pants, head band and scarey bare chest - plus his name was the last in the gym book. It was the most disgusting thing ever, there were pools of his stenchy sweat on the vinyl cover, not a few drips, I'm talking POOLS... we almost puked. Tania went and raided the Rec centre cleaning cupboard and we drenched the bench in Pine-o-clean and gave the room a hefty spray of air freshener. USE A TOWEL you Forest-Gump lookalike FREAK!! Geez.

I'm on nights with JB my magazine & IC-loving buddy! I'm trying to teach her how to blog.

This is where I work! It's our little A & E. Awww, so cute!


Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Don't drink n garden

Wayne has gone to Perth for 2 nights to visit his family. Me, well i was finally to enjoy a day off work after dropping him at the airport. Ohh the peace and tranquility of having no agenda... nice! Well at least thats how my day started. I was busy basking in glory to Tan via email about how my day off was going sooo great, pottering around the house, nothing major i had to achieve for the day just really happy doing my own thing and not having to work. I was trying to make the difficult decision of when to plan my Nana-nap for the day... before i watched a DVD, or after my magazine reading in a relaxing bath.
Then the phone rang.
It was work.
It was Nik & she said... 'I think I'm a bit out of my depth here, there's been a car roll over and I'm really worried about one of the patients'
With that i threw on some shoes, grabbed my work bag and drove to the hospital. God, what a nightmare.... 8 casualties from a rollover, plus another outpatient with seizures - and no Doctor in town. It was a freakin disaster zone. My day off turned into 6 hours of overtime. Oh well, atleast they all survived, joys of working in the bush i guess.

I sat out the front tonight with Tan and Peta, we had a 'picnic on the lawn' - a few drinks and some snacks and lots of girly talk, it was great! Jen stopped by on her scooter, then Ward came and joined us and tried hard to be a girl (??!) While i was out there i started looking at how dismal my garden beds were; overgrown, weeds galore, crunchy bits, long sprouty bits.
Then i started pruning. Snipping away happily. Chop, chop, hack, snip, snip-snip, chop. I was like Edward scissor hands ( minus the creative outcome). i went all out plant-hacker crazy. Chop, crunch, snip, chop. Now i think my garden looks worse. Just a word of warning to everyone to leave the pruning till there is not a drop of alcohol flowing through you. Hopefully i havent killed everything.

Funny thing for today: Tans Dad bought her a coffee machine for Christmas, she got it today. She said it's really nice - very flash. One slight problem, she hates coffee and always has!! How funny is that!!?? I just cracked up! Its not like you can really use it for anything else. Atleast now I might be able to get a decent coffee when i go to her place - if i take my own beans.

gotta go to bed
'night x

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Starting to resemble Santa

Hmmm, my how time flies when you're eating, celebrating Christmas, drinking, celebrating Christmas, eating and drinking a bit more. Ugh, i seem to have good day, bad day, good day, bad day... I'm feeling sea-sick from going up and down - i almost can't wait til Chrissy is over to get some kind of normal routine back into place.

My 12 week challenge (Body Blitz) is officially over!! Wow! Really i think it was a bit more of a '6 week' challenge for me, i did really well for 6 weeks then went up and down for the rest. I shall write a full report a bit later! I shall also strive again in the future to fight the flab, bust the blubber and get this large butt of mine to further shrink!

Food n fitness for today:
do i have to say my food???? nah.... ignorance is bliss
fitness - 6km run at 5am with Nik & Tan - it was bloody pitch black!! i kept checking the clock to make sure i hadn't set the alarm wrong!
I leave you with a somewhat scarey pic of my Waynie and me at a Chrissy do!

PS 2 more sleeps till the big fat-red-suited dude comes.

Friday, December 15, 2006


What do you call a guy with no hair?? Shaun!! ha ha

Husband got a buzz cut. I have no idea what inspired him to shave his hair, he's one of the most hair-neurotic people i know... always stressing about whether it's flat, too fluffy, too long, too short, product/No product... does it look okay Drea? Heck he's had the same hairdresser for the past 15 years, doesn't trust anyone else to touch it... then he gets his mate to shave it. What the??

Maybe the fact he's 1000km from his hairdresser made him shave it for ease of maintenance. He insists it's to stop all the women that are chasing him from constantly phoning him and lining up at the door... dreamer! (he wishes he was being chased)

Anyway, ititially I thought he looked a bit like Chopper (minus the beard), but now i find it okay. I think i prefer a bit of style to his hair, but hey, if i could have shaved hair i probably would. How much easier it'd make my life! Long hair is the pitts when u have to wash it everyday after exercising. Ugh.
Does anyone else think he looks really worried??!

Hmmm, how have i been? Pretty good, except for a lack of exercise the last two days.

My diet has been good but i've felt mega lethargic after nightshift.

Food n Fitness for today
No fitness :-(
0900 - Home made Iced coffee (Kerryn said i could... so there!)
1 cup skim milk, instant coffee, splenda, H2O & lotsa ice
1100 - 1230 - more snooze ZZzzz
1400 - Silverside cheese & salad sandwich on white bread - aarggh
1600 - LF yoghurt
1830 - Ham (lean) huge salad, 1 egg. 1 small Nectarine
2200 - Coffee with splenda
I'm meeting Tan at 8am tomorrow for a gym date. We're going pubbing tomorrow night (to celebrate her birthday) so have to work our butts off in the gym to be able to drink wine guilt-free!! I'm sure after half a glass I'll be sloshed anyway.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Severed limbs and penetrating chest wounds

We had our Mock emergency scenario today. It was a light plane crash, with 8 passengers ( 7 injured and 1 deceased at the scene).
I had to write injury lists for all the victims and came into work at 1:30pm armed with my creativity and face painting kit to help 'make -up the victims'. We had lots of burns, lacerations and a severed limbs to create. It was fun. I then went home and waited for the call from the hospital to attend as back up, once they had received the first emergency notification (around 3pm). I think we did well and managed to 'save' everyone except the DOA dude.
I managed to get home just after 5pm and get another 2 hours sleep in before coming in to work at 9pm for night shift. So I'm a bit sleep deprived, and I missed the obligatory post-disaster-pub-drinks with all the cops, ambo's and firies because I'm working. Boo.

No fitness for me today due to the above
Food (continued from early morning )

0500: Oats n splenda. Cup of coffee
0830: snooze
1300: Protein bar & Diet coke
2000: Chow Mein (homemade & healthy)
2330: Yoghurt/cc/berry thingy & coffee

I soooo nearly had an Iced coffee and nut bar splurge today. When i got up at 1pm to go to work (to paint the vicitims), I was groggy and hungry and bad Drea said 'Mmmm Iced coffee on the way to work would be yummy'. Amazingly in my zombied state I had a moment of clarity, pinched my bulgy wobbly belly, focused on my future bikini body goal and reached for a Protein bar and Diet coke instead. Phew! Close shave.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006


Its 2am and it's so quiet here at work its almost spooky. My fellow worker is watching TV and i'm blogging so between us we're really quite non-productive! There is something about the 2nd night shift that especially sucks, somehow its always the night i feel the worst
How i feel...
1st night: Crappy
2nd night: Majorly crappy
3rd night: Still crappy
4th night: Fantastic and full of energy.... just in time to swap back to day shift.

I have A.D.D on night shift. I can't seem to stay on task for longer than 10 minutes. I have the computer with about 10 diff pages open, i have a trashy mag half read that i flip thru every few minutes, Christmas cards waiting to be written, scenarios to write for tomorrows dreaded Mock disaster (half done), a roster that needs a few changes made to it and a protocol for snake bites I'm supposed to read. Can't seem to stick to one thing and complete it, just flick from task to task, there is crap all over the desk, it looks like the 'disaster' isn't 'mock', it's sitting here on the desk in front of me!

I woke at 2pm today, decided to get up and go to the gym instead of waiting to go with Tan at 5pm (incase i needed more snooze later).
I did 20 minutes solo-squash (am trying to sneakily skill up to beat Tan!) before the roof ate my squash ball. Spewing... it was a brand new, freshly-stolen-from-husbands-gymbag quality ball! It got 20 minutes of use before a dodgy return of mine sent it flying into the rafters. Boo. No ball = no more squash so i retreated to the gym and did my weights session instead.

Food for today & last night
0200- yoghurt/berry/cc thingy
0500- Oats n splenda
0800 - snooze
1430 - Protein coffee shake (1 cup skim milk, h2o, ice, splenda, instant coffee)
1530 - gym
1915 - 2 lean lamb steaks (beautifully marinated & cooked by husband) with salad

Tuesday (so far..)
0200 - Yoghurt/cc/berry thingy & cup of tea

Hmm, back to my magazine, no maybe I'll do the roster changes... oh hang on, i also bought a novel... might have a read.


Monday, December 11, 2006

Christmas card with bling

Check out this Chrissy card i got today.

Its got a pen inside! Cool eh? I've never seen one like this before
and was mega excited because a) I love pens and b) i love little pressies (it kinda counts as a pressie doesnt it?)

Gee it's easy to impress this customer, all i need is a Yuletide greeting and a cheap biro.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Fur-balls on the floor

Housework sucks.
I'd love a maid.
I'd love to wake up each morning to freshly vacuumed carpets and shiny floors, sparkly loo's and an empty sink. I used to be crazy about keeping my house spotless, but as i've got older i seem to have changed my priorities, with my sadie duties sliding down the 'to do' list. Unforunately i still want to live in a spotless house... just don't seem to have enough time or energy to make sure it stays that way. Today i managed to spend 7 hours cleaning madly, i turned my music up extra loud and danced as i dusted, mopped, scrubbed, vacc'd, washed and wiped. How on earth do things get so grotty?? Like the little dust piles that form on top of the skirting boards, the fur-balls in the corner of the lino floors, the white 'flung toothpaste' speckles on the bathroom mirror,the splashes on the kitchen cupboards (i don't remember spilling anything??) and what on earth is the deal with the floor under the fridge?? yukko.
I know its gotta be done, but it makes me cranky and each time i have a marathon house clean i say the same thing to myself 'its all about maintenance, a little bit each day and it won't end up like this' ... but i never 'maintain' and i end up have a full sadie day again. I've gotta get organised

Food n fitness for yesterday

0800 Protein porridge
1030 Yoghurt/cott cheese thingy
1400 2 slices soy linseed bread (Burgen) with ham, tomato, lettuce, LF cheese, carrot.
1500 10 fresh cherries
1700 1 hr 25 workout. Squash & 'obstacles'
1930 Steak and salad

Today so far...
1200 - Protein porridge (I slept in and wasnt hungry)
1600 - 6 corn thins with 100% P Butter
1830 - Thai Beef salad
No fitness... but i reckon my mopping and vaccuuming was equal to a decent workout!

I'm on nightshift so I've also bought to work a yoghurt/cc/berry mix, an orange and some oats for later if i get the munchies.

Tonight i'm going to PLAN my week, food, fitness, everything. I'm gonna stick it on my fridge (and my forehead) and i'm going to do it!

so there.


Saturday, December 09, 2006

The new love of my life

I'm back!
Man that week went fast....zoooooom.
I have a new love in my life. He's got big blue eyes, strawberry blonde hair, 12 teeth and the cheekiest grin ever.

Meet Tom, my beautiful nephew.

I've just spent the entire week with him, and although I loved him to bits before the trip, spending the last seven days with him was great fun. I'm now having serious separation anxiety... boo. I want to ring my brother ten times a day just to find out what my little string-bean nephew is up to. I want to hear his excited squeal & funny words 'Ah-bah'... Awww, i think he's making me clucky.
I took about ten thousand photos of him, poor kid wouldn't recognise his Aunty Drea without a camera wedged in front of her face.
Anyway I've had a great week relaxing, hanging with my folks.. sleeping, eating, sleeping, fishing, sleeping, more fishing, eating, sleeping, more eating, more sleeping.
Get the drift?
Mmmm, not alot of exercise and good eating was performed by this 12 week blitzer last week.

I'm not going to dwell on it, I'm not proud of my efforts but i feel amazingly relaxed and rejuv'ed.

I went for an hour walk and one 30 minute run - which if you consider what went into my mouth- then it doesn't even register as fitness. My run was along the Bibbulmun track behind Mum and Dads, i made Dad come with me (I'm a chicken in the bush on my own) he walked while I ran up and back circling him the whole time. He thought i was mad!

Mum and Dads place is on the inlet at Walpole. They have a huge vege patch and Strawberry patch, the Bibbulmun track passes their back yard and they are surrounded by huge Karri & tingle trees and 'the valley of the giants'. Its absolutely amazing... I've spent my whole life visiting that area on a regular occasion (Ma's family all live around there) and I'm still blown away every time i'm there at how beautiful it is.
I went fishing 4 times with my Father bear. We fished off Sandy Beach early in the morning or evening and only caught a couple of fish. Neither dad nor i have any real clue about fishing and just seem to make it up as we go along. Its fun tho and we always have heaps of laughs. I'm 33 years old and i still squeal like a 7 yr old when i actually hook a fish! It's so exciting! I love the whole 'hunter-gatherer' thing about fishing, but I'm not really fond of eating them (but there are lots of people willing to eat my share).
This is dad with our catch from day 2 (yep thats IT!) I caught the King George whiting (on the right) and Belinda ate it for dinner!
Well I'll report later with my food n fitness. I'm back on the wagon again!

Friday, December 01, 2006

Its December already??

The freddo's are clogging up my watering can, there were about 8 of them in there!

What a week.

The hospital has gone crazy. I can't believe three months ago we were sitting around twiddling our thumbs and fighting to keep the hospital from turning into a Nursing Post. Now we are so busy we're calling in extra staff each shift to cope. It's outta control!!

I did a double shift Monday (arvo then night) slept Tuesday, had overtime Wednesday because it was so busy, then got called in 2am Thursday morning. Oh and I was supposed to

have yesterday off but went into work for 2 hours to sort out a few things.

BUT.... guess what? I go away for one whole week today!! YAY! I'm off to Walpole to visit Ma and Pa, it'll be so fantastic relaxing. Mmmm. I've gotta be good (food n fitness), so will try and post from down there to keep myself honest!

This week hasn't been too fantastic foodwise. Fitness has been good though...

..But it takes both to get results.

Gotta PLAN!!! plan, plan, plan, plan, plan, plan plan plan.