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What? There's 600 million reasons I could think of to explain the name of this blog. I'll mention them sometime.
Who? Jen. 31. Female. Melbourne, Australia.
When? Here, since 03.03.09. Online in general, since '97. Online ramblings, since 24.05.99 in various incarnations.
Where else?
Grow It, Eat It - where I put most of the stuff about my gardening, cooking and attempts at reaching out at a dream of self-sufficiency.

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24 April 14
Posted: 6:52 AM
We now know that 24 hours without sleep, or a week of sleeping four or five hours a night induces an impairment equivalent to a blood alcohol level of .1 percent. We would never say, ‘This person is a great worker! He’s drunk all the time!’ yet we continue to celebrate people who sacrifice sleep for work.

Insights from the doctor who coaches athletes on sleep. Pair with the science of what actually happens while you sleep and how it affects your every waking hour.

More on sleep here.

(via we-are-star-stuff)

I cannot echo enough how important sleep is. Especially after a night where I went to bed a little late (self imposed) and then was awake for two hours from 1:30am (only partially toddler imposed).
Early night planned for me tonight.

Reblogged: we-are-star-stuff

Tags: sleep insomnia
23 April 14

Today work finished on a sour note, because unfortunately it was not professionally appropriate to scream down the phone, “BECAUSE I FUCKING SAID SO!!!!!!”

Posted: 7:28 AM

Now that F is fast approaching 2 (almost 20 months - time is flying past), we face the regular barrage of nosy inappropriate line of questioning regarding a sibling for him. A lot of our friends have done the 3-under-4 thing, two of my mother’s group friends are already expecting with most others openly planning.
So. It wasn’t that it was hard for us to get pregnant. It’s just that we wonder if a slightly bigger family is right for us (plus the statistical chance of it suddenly being bigger than planned with increasing likelihood of twins). There’s so many pros and cons; some more meaningful than others. But it’s hardly something you go into during casual conversation, the lighthearted banter that comes not long after the generic, “So, how’s things?”

So many mixed emotions and big feelings about this - if he is our only, then so many milestones are passing by, so many moments that are fleeting and hard to hold on to.

18 April 14

Made good buns.

Posted: 12:50 PM

Should wear glasses when reading recipes - nearly missed the knead & add dried fruit step when making hot cross buns. (Kind of a critical step).

16 April 14

It seems I have a local doppelgänger.
Evidence:
1) Café worker (at café I’d never before visited), “Have I offered you a coffee card yet?” When I advise it’s my first visit, she answers, “Oh, I thought you came here all the time!”
2) Daycare carer this morning told me she saw me at Kmart the other night, and that despite her waving, I didn’t see her… I haven’t been to Kmart (or any other shops) after 4pm in months.

Will I recognise this other me if I see her in the street?

13 April 14

Breakfast companions. They joined us after F hopped down, and he decided we needed some extra company.

Posted: 7:53 AM
tldrwikipedia:

via evan waite

We have to get one of these for my husband who has worked in the same role for 15 years, the last 6 in his own business, as we talked in Friday night & let me know he wants to wrap up his successful business and change to something less manual. Quite unexpected, bit of a bombshell, still processing.

tldrwikipedia:

via evan waite

We have to get one of these for my husband who has worked in the same role for 15 years, the last 6 in his own business, as we talked in Friday night & let me know he wants to wrap up his successful business and change to something less manual.

Quite unexpected, bit of a bombshell, still processing.

Reblogged: tldrwikipedia

11 April 14

fifthheaven:

Blackened Silver Diamond Patterned Ring

http://fifthheaven.com.au

http://fifthheaven.etsy.com

If I wore rings, I’d wear this.

(Don’t even wear my engagement / wedding ring much these days, despite the happily-marriedness).

Reblogged: fifthheaven

Themed by Hunson. Originally by Josh