Friday, February 25, 2011

Puppet head list, progress report

1. hide 43 treasures - 33/43
2. milk a cow
3. bungee jump
4. Send a message in a bottle
5. Record a song
6. visit a planetarium
7. Swim with dolphins
8. Tie a cherry stem in a knot with my tongue
9. Throw a dart into a map and travel to where it lands
10. Get a tattoo
11. take a moonlit walk on a beach
12. finish crocheting my tetris blanket
13. Send in a postsecret
14. try sushi
15. learn the thriller dance
16. write a screenplay
17. go on a road trip with friends
18. Have glamour photos taken of me
19. bake a Croquembouche
20. crochet a hat
21. Take a pole dancing class
22. Go to a strip club
23. get a professional massage
24. dye my hair purple
25. go on a pub crawl
26. have brunch with friends
27. Give blood (well, I tried, but they wouldn't take it!)
28. spend a day taking photos of my city
29. visit all the Australian states and territories - 5/7
30. eat at a teppanyaki style restaurant

Clearly at this point I can tell not all of these are going to happen, so I'll be writing a new list in August, giving myself until I am 35 to finish those that are impractical, and some new goals. I mean, I know I can't afford to go to WA or Tassie in the next few months, so that's that.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Not dead, just missing.

Not how I wanted to celebrate this blog's third birthday.

Well, I'm not really missing, I'm still here. I'm just finding it hard to keep this blog up. It's hard to have cooking as a hobby when cash is tight. And while I am still cooking (we've still got to eat), surely no one wants to see me post the same things over and over again.

I'm going to take a break from posting here for a while. Things have been hectic with Miss Five starting school, and Master Six going back to school, and the next few months are going to tight money wise. I might still pop in with posts from time to time, and of course, the craft blog is still going strong, (Never Mind the Claw Marks) because that is set at two posts a week, and I have a heap of things still yet to share. Plus, people keep giving me free yarn (I heart enablers) so it's not an expensive hobby like creative cookery is.

While I'm on break I'll be thinking hard about what I want the future of this blog to be, and hopefully I can come back with some sort of more regular schedule to posting, because I can not keep up with 7 days a week posting and three children (and all my new yarn babies! lol).

Over the three years I've been writing this blog, a lot has changed. I've got from having a toddler and a little boy just starting kinder, to two children at school and a very active almost three year old. We've moved twice, and now live in our own home, with all the extra everything that entails. I've had big breaks before, when I've had to adjust to children growing up and new situations in our life, and I have no doubts I will be back. I just want to move the focus away from solely food and recipes, and start sharing other content, but in a more predictable, organised way than I have been in the past. I'll be using this break to amass a bunch of that content too, so I can have a bigger buffer of posts, so that I can be more flexible with when I actually need to sit down and write.

So, this is not goodbye, just a holiday. Here's where RSS feed readers and being a fan on Facebook come into their own, so you'll know when I come back, whether for one post or back properly.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Menu Plan Monday


Sausages & Mash


Pasta Bake

Supermarket Pizza


Chicken Curry Pasta Salad


Chips and Nuggets

Freezer Suprise

Big lunch at ILs

Check back during the week for the recipes, and as usual, check out I'm an Organizing Junkie for literally hundreds of other menu plan blog posts, and please come back here for Kids Cooking Thursday.