Mother’s Group got canned this week so I had one Mum friend over for a quick cup of tea this morning.

She knocked on the door just as I was elbow deep in a poo explosion (one that was 24 hours in the making)… the day only got worse from there.
Lavinia is sick, again, and has another molar coming in.  She refuses to eat and it’s making her hangry.
It’s 1:59PM and I’m still in my PJ’s.  Our retired neighbor loves to bang on stuff in his backyard at naptime. Today it looks like it’s not even a hammer, more like a metal rod. My senses tell me the day outside is gorgeous.  I wouldn’t know.

Throwing some sesame chicken in the slow cooker- win.  Splashing soy sauce onto my white robe- fail. Rescuing a baby’s shoe in the laundry before it went into the washing machine- win.

All I want to do is write (whine). Just this really simple post.  It’s another special assignment from blog class.  A photo safari from my weekend.  It was meant to be five photos but I went overboard as usual.

They sat long enough for this photo to happen

Friday Lavinia and I went to join my friend Abbey and her friends for a playgroup.  There were heaps of Mummies and babies of all ages.

It still amazes me each day how mothers have the ability to bond instantly with one another. I never ran out of things to talk about and didn’t feel awkward for one second.

And the best part, my newly clingy little darling was able to run around and blow off some steam.

There is something cool happening in my neighborhood- finally!

The Kooinda Brewery is located in Heidelberg West, a ten minute walk from our house.  They are open as a bar on Thursday and Friday evenings.  You can taste the beer on offer or chow on some gourmet street food- they even have take out menus behind the bar if you’re still hungry.

If judging purely on beard + tattoo count, you would think you were in Collingwood or Fitzroy rather than Heidi Heights.  It’s a promising sign of the changing landscape in our area. All hip neighborhoods need lumbersexuals.

They have giant Jenga, Ping Pong, Pool and comfy couches.  All activities I can get into, especially while drinking beer.

I am not a cat person, my husband less so, I tried to warn him

This brave and nosy fella was completely unfazed as I attempted to shoo him from our window sill while I did a little writing Saturday morning.

Pizza and a Chardy at Fire Chief

We had a lovely lunch with Auntie Amanda- a quick little catch up before she trades us for a white Christmas in Canada (can’t say I blame her.)

Because of our North American bond, Amanda understands that as a New York (State)’r I’m a tough critic when it comes to pizza.  She suggested Firechief and the pizza was actually delicious! The place is kid-friendly too so I will definitely be back.  The owner is a super smiley half-Irish guy who grew up in Australia.  I’m always interested in meeting people with two passports- just like my daughter!

Quick little bit of laundry/ downtime before heading to a sneaky little crafternoon on Sunday. Lavinia looks as worn out as I feel!

Inspired by hitchhiker signs

This is the only photo safe to show.  Auntie Celeste’s big 30th birthday bash is this Saturday.  She asked me to make a couple signs for her boho-hippy themed festivities.

When I arrived home I found that our Friday night Jenga sesh had inspired Matt to create a little date night for us.  I mean, we met over that very game in an Irish tiki bar in Malaysia so I understand why.

Looking back it’s hard to believe that I was able to enjoy such an action-packed weekend.  A few months ago when I was feeling down I dreaded back to back business.  Even though today has been mentally challenging, I can see and feel progress…I’ll take it.

*note this is not a sponsored post, nor have I been compensated in any way- all opinions are my own

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4 thoughts on “Sometimes Depression Makes Me Act Like A Jerk

  1. lumbersexual – that's hilarious, really! Hope your day gets better. Looks like you had a great weekend though. Leanne

    Posted on December 9, 2014 at 5:40 am
  2. Thanks Leanne! It's the funniest new term I learned. Bye bye hipsters, hello lumberjacks?

    Posted on December 9, 2014 at 6:03 am
  3. I love your little word creations, hangry, crafternoon, and of course, Lumbersexual, though I'm not sure what that is.

    Posted on December 9, 2014 at 1:29 pm
  4. Haha Aunt Susan, I wish I could take credit for creating those words! They are just a few newbies that have slipped into modern day vernacular. When in doubt- you can always consult the Urban Dictionary:

    Posted on December 9, 2014 at 11:23 pm