Sunday, 14 August 2011

Five on Sunday

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1. I failed to City to Surf today. I just couldn't part with the $65... what do they do with it anyway?

2. Frugality and healthy eating do not seem to be able to co-exist.

3. Princess Mary and Prince Fred have impressed me by sending Christian to a state school.

4. I met a woman at the bakery the other day. She opened the conversation with "Are they twins?", I almost switched off...snooze... but was glad I didn't. She is the mother of twins herself (now adults). She had THREE kids and then had a surprise pregnancy that happened to be twins. She found out she was pregnant at 19 week! She delivered them at full term. Her eldest was a month shy of four when babies 4 and 5 arrived! There is always someone worse off than you... she looked remarkably sane considering...

5. My veggie patch is being eaten by possums. I am so over the bloody possums!

Have you got anything (slightly banal) you would like to share?

19 comments:

Mama of 2 boys said...

There's always next year for the City to Surf, but the weather was pretty atrocious anyway, so you weren't missing out. It's a good question what they do with the entry fee, I'd like to think it goes to charity, or at least some part of it.
It is so true that there is always someone worse off or in a harder situation than ourselves. It's people like that who keep me afloat. I love to hear other people's stories.
The cost of healthy foods is ridiculous. I refuse to be forced into eating poorly to save money... but at times, it does make it difficult.
xo

Cherie @ 'a baby called Max' said...

We're so lucky, we have an organic store around the corner from us that has 30% off on Sundays, which actually works out cheaper than the supermarkets :)

Bur you're right, it's completely unfair that the heavily processed fast & easy is usually so ridiculously cheaper!

Cherie xx

MandyE (Twin Trials and Triumphs) said...

Our girls have done so well eating out for several months now, but we had a bit of a time at dinner last night...we were seated at a table that is a booth on one side, with chairs on the other. The issue was that one girl sat in the booth, one in a chair...and of course the grass was so much greener on the other side of the table.

It took us a few minutes to settle the girls (and then they were fine), but I still felt like I needed to apologize to the table next to us.

Turns out, they were dining with their ~20-year old B/G twins...so they were incredibly understanding! :)

It's encouraging to know that the lady you saw looked so sane...HA!

Quill and Ink Handmade said...

Agreed (with number two)! My grocery bill is getting more ridiculous by the week.

Here's mine:

I would like to see the new Jane Eyre movie.

I haven't watered my vege patch in two weeks and the earth looks parched, like a desert. The closest I've gotten to being active in the garden lately is standing on the verandah and looking at it, in all it's weedy glory.

The ceiling in the lounge room has a significant crack in it, courtesy of our resident carpet python. I stood underneath and watched the rapidly spreading crack on Friday night, listening to the snake move heavily over the beams, and wondered why it is that these things always seem to happen when Dave's away…

Have a great Monday, MM x

1000 Homes of Happiness said...

Agree, with the fruit and veg, and the city to surf.,..why so expensive? I love that you have the energy to contemplate running it!

here's mine....

We have this fancy new King size bed that last night have 5 of us in it and I still end up squished on the side...go figure.

Our bedroom has remained half painted for 6 monts now and neither Spunk nor I can be bothered finishing it off.

I'm applying for a new job that is fabulous but it means I need to possibly pluck another free day out of fresh air...(if I get it of course?)

xoxox

bigwords is... said...

Aaaahhhh possums - free loaders xx

Diminishing Lucy said...

I am tired of the rain and of the ironing and of monotony of my daily grind.

Banal enough?

xx

DancingInTheRain said...

I am wondering at what point in my life I will go to bed confident that I wont be up until the morning.

The bush turkey and the cockatoo are the enemy of our vegie patch.

Rhonda said...

Is it world wide that healthy = expensive? It's terrible, but consider it savings on doctors for poor habits later in life. That's what I try to do even though I cringe everytime I pay at the market.

Eloise said...

The fact you were even motivated to do City to Surf inspires me (I can't think of anything more torturous!). Its a sad fact of life that it is cheaper to eat takeaway crap than cook healthy meals. With six of us in the house I have taken to shopping at markets for my meat/veges which has cut the cost alot. I am also impressed by Mary & Fred, my god that woman is stylish. I have 4 boys under the age of 5 and I tend to dress them all the same but if I get asked one more time if I have two sets of twins I will scream. Just because your kids are wearing the same jumper does not mean they are twins!!! It just means you can't be bothered fighting about who gets to wear the Transformers jumper! Have a great week xx

Life In A Pink Fibro said...

I've got nothing. Thought I'd share that.

cityhippyfarmgirl said...

Monkey Boy made a possum on the weekend out of a toilet roll, some glued on paper legs and tail, and drawn on face. Guess that wouldn't be standing proud on your mantel.

Erin said...

"Frugality and healthy eating do not seem to be able to co-exist."

Too true. I try to console myself that as I cut some items I gain there but... the healthier items chew up my savings.

Kate said...

Vego meals, and go to the local asian grocery and buy dried beans (ie kidney, white)! So much cheaper than canned beans and so very healthy for you!

Kelsbells said...

I managed to run in the city 2 surf (1hr 50mins, woo) but it wasn't a very nice day! Thank god the rain held off by the time our group, the yellow group, started. When I went downstairs at the hotel to check it out at 7am it was digusting, very nearly contemplated going back to bed.

The $65 motivated me to get my ass down there and run to make the entry fee worth it.

Sam-O said...

The problem with my vege patch is I just can't seem to plant it...

Yes, groceries bill is extortionate if you buy healthy. Ours is insane. My kids eat massive amounts of fruit and veg. It almost breaks the bank.

Sam-O said...

What do they do with all that money? I didn't know they charged you so much to run...

Miss Mandy said...

I did complete city2surf but I so hear you about the fee. It's one thing to be motivated to be fit, it's another struggle in itself to be able to afford to run in regular 'official' runs.
And that so nicely ties into the fact that I'm struggling to not eat crap, because quite frankly it's cheaper (oh and the sad part about the fact that I love it.)
Anyway, I can pretty much shout out 'I hear you' on all those points.

Tricia said...

re 'Frugality and healthy eating do not seem to be able to co-exist.
' - have you seen the book Frugavore: http://www.frugavore.com. I'm happy to loan/post you my copy for a few weeks if your library dosen't have a copy. x t.

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