January 21, 2012

10 of the Best. Random.

Today I wanted to share with you a few opinions I have and some things I've been thinking about this week.

I'll number them so when you give me beautiful comment love, it will be easy for you to refer to whatever is annoying you as well.

1.  My newest lunchtime intervention THIS YEAR is that I will not peel, core or sprinkle lemon juice on any apples for one particular child in my family (name hidden to protect identity).

This child will learn to love apple peel as much as the others do, because I simply do not have time in the morning to pick the lemons off the tree and sprinkle.

2.  Today whilst grabbing one last thing from the mall for school next week, I noticed many parents with their book lists in hand ranting at the frazzled sales staff because there are no book covers left.

Seriously, if you are going to leave school shopping until the last day of trading before school starts, you can expect stocks to be low.

Get a grip people, and cover your books with contact like the rest of us suckers.

Note - I bought book covers this year I feel strangely serene.

3.  The first downlight has been installed on the verandah of The Money Pit.  This thrills me.  For obvious reasons.

4.  The kids seriously need a hobby .  Like school.

5.  I'm waiting so patiently for the new gym to open in the same shopping centre as my office.  I can almost feel my biceps bulging.

6.  The kids have been asking for tacos for dinner for weeks and today when I decided to buy the ingredients, I nearly had a panic attack when I couldn't find them in the supermarket (the taco kits, not the kids).

I eventually located them in aisle 4, which had been moved from aisle 6 and I know this is completely random but that's what I've been thinking about today.....right....

7.  To the lady in the silver Pajero who cut me off TWICE in the carpark last week - just because you have a blow wave four wheel drive and large sunglasses, it doesn't mean you can drive like a moron.

It's probably a good idea to get off your phone as well.

8.  I hired a scary movie last week, and when I got home, I realised it "starred" Paris Hilton.

I demand a refund and I'm sueing for stress.

9.  The three kids had a sleepover at their Nanny's house last Saturday night.  It was the very first time they had all gone together.

The Hubbster and I went out for dinner and shared a romantic evening watching a movie.

I'm thinking of sending them there for good. 

Joke.  I'll just send them every Saturday night instead ♥

10.  And lastly, the big thing in Australian Entertainment this week as been #Wigglegate.

Now I'm not going to link to The Wiggles, or The Issue, because if you have no idea what went down, you seriously need to get googling.

All I'll say is that I'm disgusted at the treatment Sam Moran has received, and the way in which The Wiggles have carried themselves. 

Whether or not, Sam's time was up is really not the issue, it's the way in paricular Anthony's "don't know don't care" attitude to Sam was shown in an interview and their condescending manner that has parents all around the world in uproar.

The Wiggles PR department is in overdrive trying to mend the broken.  But I think the damage has already been done.

Seriously guys, show some respect.


J said...

Enjoyed this post much. I got me lots of lady drivers with big sunnies too in my suburb who may need to review their driving & courtesy book. And yes, I do feel bad for Sam.

Kelley @ magnetoboldtoo said...

You made me giggle FAR TOO MUCH.

When did you become a humour blogger?


(and I am so jealous cause Boo doesn't go back to school till Feb 6!)

Anonymous said...

Yeah - what's with going back to school so soon!! So glad we don't go back until either the 1, 2nd or 3rd of Feb. Must put some energy into finding out exactly which one of those dates it is!!!

Julie H said...

Loved it! Gave me several chuckles.
..and I feel a bit sorry for Sam too.

Farmers Wifey said...

@ Joni We have lots of "those" drivers here as well. I'm usually driving in from the bush in my Akubra!

@ Kelley Maybe I've found my Niche! Oh a bit more time at home for your kiddo then!!!

@ Caz, it's great being casual, just send them on whatever date you guys get out of bed early enough for :)

@ Julie, thanks for commenting, glad I made you smile!

Maddi said...

Love this post!!

And completely agree with your opinion re the Wiggles!

Farmers Wifey said...

@ Hi Maddi, I think we all need our own TEAM SAM Tshirts!!!!

River said...

#2; book covers?? What are they? Why would people want these instead of durable, washable contact?
Agree about the WiggleGate.

Farmers Wifey said...

@ River, hey lovely! Okay so people usually hate contact because it's sticky and it tears and it's quite painful. We have these durable plastic book covers that slip over the books and come in many designs..and can be used again and again!!! I've done that this year!

All For Love said...

Love this post, just had a good hearty chuckle reading it :o)
Sounds like a wonderful date night and a great idea to make it a regular, hubby and I need to do the same, we never go out together :o/
So annoying when the supermarket changes their aisles around without telling anyone. We love tacos here too, but one thing that annoys me with the stand n stuff ones, is they always fall over on me! I thought the purpose of stand n stuff was so they didn't do that! Maybe I'm doing something wrong ;o)

Mrs Woog said...

What's a book cover?

Farmers Wifey said...

@ Mama, we had stand and stuff ones tonight and they they did indeed fall over!

@ my lovely Mrs Woog, check these out -

Mum on the Run said...

Hee hee.
I love your resolute stand on the apple issue.
I wish you luck!

Happy back to school to you.

Farmers Wifey said...

Yeah, I'll probably peel, core and sprinkle by about week 2. I love her. I'd do anything for her :)

Dreaming said...

I enjoyed your humor! Loved the book cover thing - that's so universal!

Farmers Wifey said...

The book covers are totally mummy stress free!!

Unknown said...

You made me laugh today so THANKYOU! It also really annoys me that people are rude when they leave things to the last minute - like back to school shopping!

Farmers Wifey said...

@ Annaleis, thank you for visiting, yes these people should shop before the day BEFORE school starts lol

Nicky Singh said...

I loved your post, these are just some of the things us mothers have to go through. I can't stand it when women in big cars with big sunglasses think there better than everyone else and hog the road.

Nicky Singh

Karla {Ironmum Karla} said...

Ha Ha, love your list, you did well to put these all into one post..They are things that enter my mind so I am glad I am not the only one!

Alannah said...

great post, honey. I can't stop thinking about a poor stressed mum in KMart on Saturday morning, yelling that she couldn't buy what she needed. I suspect she didn't have much money and DH was on a monthly pay. We were there because we couldn't possibly use the same lunch bags as last year, could we? Lol. There will be lots of X5s, the odd Volvo and some blow wave 4WDs in the car park tomorrow for us (and a few fake boobs too!) My mother worked in libraries and always covered the books. She left town last year,so used the oh so fabulous book covers.

Farmers Wifey said...

@ Nicky I hate road hoggers!!!!!

@ Karla I'm glad I'm not the only one who thinks of these things :)

@ Alannah I bet your mum did a great job at book covering! I am no expert!!!

Nat - Muddy Farmwife said...

Thanks for a great post that made me laugh.
I can't stand the big 4WD drivers with big flash sunnies, with them probably never even seeing a dirt road or getting even slightly muddy!

Haven't had to discover the book covers yet, but give me one week Neil my eldest starts school and I will probably be pulling my hair out and wishing I'd planned ahead!

I think the treatment of Sam Moran is an abomination and feel like boycotting the Wiggles because of the treatment Sam received.

Hope you had a good weekend.

Anonymous said...

Great post! We get the same with the parents fighting for last minute school items and wonder why there's nothing left - silly buggers!!

CJ x