Friday, June 10, 2011

a BIG day

Wow! What a day! I had today off! YAY The kids are coming to my house for the long weekend so I got a day to recover in advance hahah I'm quite excited for our 'sleepover' They are so excited to come to Robs house...Im clearly not the favourite hahah they see me everyday I'm old news :P Winter is truly setting in here in Brisbane! Its got quite cold quickly! Today I planned to stay in bed all morning and watch tv on my laptop! Then I was going to move to the couch and read the rest of the day away! Staying in my p-js all day. Oh yeah! Perfect day off!

~ plans never happen the way we expcet them to do they haha ~

Here's how my day ended up...

I woke up with the worst pain in my ankle! I thought I was on the path to recovery! I had taken the 7 weeks and rested it and just started doing small exercises (like writing the alphabet with my foot) to help strengthen it! But the last week or so I have been in pain! Every night I get home from work and it is twice the size and I'm not walking comfortably on it! Still hobbling around! It has been almost 8 weeks and the doctor said it would be fully healed in 6-8 weeks! I know everyone's different but surely I would be able to walk to the end of my street and back and not be in terrible pain and have it swell up like a balloon! So instead of my relaxing day off I took advantage of it and went and saw the doctor! She took one look at it and sent me straight to X-rays! Each time she touched it I jumped so she knew it wasn't right! SO my day consisted of waiting around in waiting rooms of the doctors and x-ray surgeries! 

Lucky I had my new book to read! and my favourite part of the day was a quick walk over to 'Maccas' while waiting for my xrays! Best hot chocolates there! So anyway long story short! My ankle is fine! *Insert pure frustration here* The fractures have healed perfectly and there is no sign of anything wrong with the bones! My doctor thinks that the reason why I keep swelling up and in pain is because my ligaments are 'stressed' Gees how do you make the ligaments relax? Ok bad joke but seriously I have to settle them down! So I am off to the physio next week...and a real physio this time not just me self helping myself using Google! Hopefully they will be able to help me with some exercises and get this ankle back on track!!! I will dancing to this in no time!!! 

P.s I forgot to mention that I LOVE my doctor! I have never had a "GP" before! I very rarely go to the doctors and when I go its with whoever is available at the time! Today I found a wonderful lady and I think I'm goign to stick with her! She was fantastic! Ladies and Gentleman I now officially have a "GP" yay! Now I wont be embarrassed when I go to specialist appointments and they ask who is my doctor and all I can do is shrug my shoulders!

So in between getting my Xrays done and waiting for my follow up appointment I decided while I was on the appointment train I may as well go to the chiropractor! I haven't really gone into too much detail on my blog here yet but I have ALOT of trouble sleeping! basically I get about 2-3 hours a night! once I fall asleep! AWESOME! I could sleep for hours! pity my alarm goes off at 6 for work each morning! I go to bed about 10-11pm and I don't fall asleep until after 2 or 3. Those few hours laying in bed 'trying; to fall asleep are pure hell! I turn into a complete mess! I cant stand my body! The way it feels, the way it creeps. I get so agitated i could scream and every inch of my body itches and twitches! Ive tried stretching, I've tried yoga, I've tried hot baths, warm showers, warm milk, hot tea, herbal sleeping tablets, I don't drink caffeine at all or alcohol. I even tried cutting out sugar and chocolate out of my diet! Nope nothing! Its amazing how well I am fiunctioning on little to no sleep! I'm surprised I can run 2 households and look after 14 pets and 3 kids all with this amount of sleep! Ive just learned to deal with it! nothing I seem to try works so Ive just accepted it and moved on! Sleep? Meh who needs sleep! (people do actually - oh there's so many reasons why you need sleep - but I'm trying to be positive here) So that's basically my 'sleeping worries' in a nutshell! 

So I'm going back to the chiropractor because I can feel all the tension building up in my neck and shoulders! Its like im constantly shrugging my shoulders! Thats how tight I'm feeling! My poor chiropractor! She was not happy with me and said I was sooooo tight and she needs to see me every 3 days for the next week or so to get me under control! woops maybe I should have gone sooner! I asked her if it would effect my sleeping (silly question I know but hey just needed confirmation form the professional) She asked me the same old qustions everyone else does - do you drink alcohol? do you drink caffiene? do you drink soft drinks? do you eat sugar? NO NO NO NO NO my body has just decided that I am invincible and I don't need sleep - IF ONLY!!! I would be set! Kellie (thats my chiros name) then asked some more questions - Do you eat avocado? Do you eat broccoli? Do you eat tomatoes? Do you eat mushrooms? Do you eat packaged foods? YES YES YES YES YES! All my favourite foods! I live off avocado! I eat it at least 3 times a day! My favourite vege is broccoli and I eat tomatoes all the time in my salads and packaged foods - who doesn't?? GET RID OF THEM - was all that Kellie said! oh crap!!! here I was thinking I was being totally awesome and healthy eating my avocado on crackers and salads for dinner but nooooo! the preservatives in packaged foods (600) and the natural ingrediants in the fresh fruit and veg are actually massive brain stimulants! Awesome for everyone else! Bad for me who cant fall asleep because of my brain activity! Kellie said that the chemicals in these foods are reacting negatively with my brain therefor over stimulating it which is resulting in me not sleeping! Well! That kinda makes sense! Not only is she relieving tension in my shoulders she is the first person to give me some HELPFUL advise! Miracle worker!!! I left the chiropractor feeling extremely happy!!! yet totally confused! who would have thought that all these healthy foods were bad for me and by simply taking them out I could actually SLEEP! 

So as of tomorrow its all going! Kellie is emailing me a list of all the 'bad' foods that I can't eat and all the details on '600' It's very similar to a diet they recommend for children with attention deficit disorder! Which when reading through totally makes sense! Fingers and toes and legs and arms crossed that this diet sorts something out and actually works! 

I drove home feeling confident and happy! Yes my ankle isn't better just yet but Ive found an amazing doctor who is going to help me through this challenge and yes I am still not sleeping at night but I have a plan of attack with an amazing chiropractor who is goign to help me through that challenge! Ive hit a bump in the road but thankfully I have the strength and support to push myself straight over to the other side! 

And look at the sunset that greeted me when I got home! What a way to finish a BIG day! Lots to think about, lots to process and lots to plan - but for 10 minutes I just sat and watched this gorgeous sight and was so thankful for the beauty in our world! 

x S.K.K x

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Give Me Everything Tonight

I LOVE this song! 

If I could exercise this would be my song right now! 
Most of its sexually related but I love these lyrics...

"For all we know we might not get tomorrow...Let's do it tonight!"

That's all I hear when listening to the song! That's how we should all live each day!

It makes me want to go out and dance! 
I makes me want to go for a run!
Hopefully soon my ankle will get it's act together so I can be me again! 

x S.K.K x

Monday, June 6, 2011

Ruby 43 days old

 Ruby at 43 days old! 

 Big kisses but mised and got my nose! hahah 

Balancing on my hand for the first time!

x S.K.K x

Things that made me Smile!

Things that made me smile today!

Being at the park with Mr 3 and seeing a little boy and his grandma on the swing! She was on the 'older' end of the scale as far as grandmas go but she was there swinging high laughing historically with her grandson! She was saying "I can go higher than you!!!" It was so wonderful to see her embracing life and living life to the fullest with her grandson! I'm sure this morning will be something that they both will remember forever!

Another park moment that made me smile was seeing a mum be a horse with her daughter! Being a nanny I go to parks several times a week! A constant trend that I see is the children playing in the playground while the parents sit on the edges with their coffee on the phone or talking with the other mums! I know I can hear all the mums out there say yes but that's my time to sit, breath and relax for 5 minutes! I totally understand this but it was refreshing seeing a mum getting up and playing with her child! I'm constantly the lost fairy finding my secret garden or spidermans best friend trying to save the world or a fire fighters side kick rescuing a lost kitten up the tree! It's so much fun! I hope all the mums get out there once in a while and play with their kids! It's fun being a kid!!

Mr 6 has always opened up the door for me and says 'ladies first'. Super cute but it's something I've always taught him to do! A bit if chivalry never goes un noticed these days and hopefully when he is 16 it will help him impress that special girl! Mr 3 has now started saying and doing this now but instead of 'ladies first' he says 'nannies first' haha Bless his heart!

My gorgeous friend Jess got amazing news and was offered a job with her previous employer! I know how much she wanted this and how desperate she was to leave her job she is in now so I was so happy when I got the message! I am so proud of her and life is taking a big step in the right direction for her! 

Every day Mr 3 says 'I love you Sarah I love this day' I think this will stick with me forever! Whenever my day gets me down I will always remember his gorgeous smile and his big curly locks and this saying! What a great way to be thankful each day!

When I got home my beautiful dog 'Bindi' was asleep in the back of Rob's Ute! All curled up around his work jacket! What a wonderful way to finish the day and to make me smile!

What made you smile today?

x S.K.K x

Sunday, June 5, 2011

My Animal Babies!

Yes as you may of read in my last blog we are now up to 15 pets. Some many Everyone calls us crazy but I wouldn't have it any other way!

I love coming home to these gorgeous beautiful smiles! My heart jumps with joy as soon as I see their gorgeous faces and no matter how bad my day has been, it instantly changes when these beautiful babies show me their love! 

 When life is always go go go and we are here there and everywhere I love their loving cuddles and comforting snuggles reminding us to stop and enjoy the quiet moments.

I love spending alone time just out in the sun or in our house just watching and learning about each of the animals. The way they watch, learn and interact with everything around them. I esspecially love special kisses from my special birdies! 

 I love getting fresh eggs every morning from our chickens after feeding them all of our food scraps the night before! 

The mice, fish and snake also play a big part in our lives! although not many 'kodak moments' are had with these animals they still have a special place in our heart! 

Yes it is hard work, yes it takes me an hour or so when I get home to feed them all, play with them all and ensure they are healthy and happy before I can focus on me! Yes we are constantly buying dog food, cat food, kitty litter, bird seed each week, Yes I am constantly picking up, cleaning up, big poo, small poo and runny poo but it is all worth it!

Yes we are crazy having 15 pets but it is worth it for all of the smiles, the cuddles, the kisses, the protection, the comfort and the endless and unconditional love all our beautiful animals give us every single day! 

I love my babies and I am the proudest animal mumma ever!

x S.K.K x

Catch up with our new addition!

Hello to all! Here I am, finally able to sit down and update you all on whats been going on in my crazy beautiful life!!!! Go Go Go...that's what it has been like for the past few weeks! Work has been off the charts with HUGE hours being put in! I've had sick kids with one being in hospital so very stressful for the family and myself as I was in amongst it all trying to keep the older two calm and happy while the parents were in with the baby boy! They were very scared for their baby brother! He was fine, but they just worried! As you would being 8 and sensitive with your baby brother in hospital! All is settling in now with work and HOPEFULLY back to normal! I was glad that I could be there for them and I could help them through it all! Another experience that we have conquered together as a team! The kids and I - we are a pretty awesome team!

My ankle is...well....almost better...

After a lot of bruising and beautiful shades of purples and greens my ankle is finally back to normal! I am still not back on the court! Even though I am desperate to be! I know that I really need my ankle to be 100% perfect before I play again! I just can't take the risk of hurting it again! So I'm being a good girl and wearing my brace every day and doing strengthening exercises each night! I few more weeks and I will be back out there!!!

And our last big news which has been taking up all of my little spare time is our brand new baby! I swear between nannying and these birds I am set for motherhood hahah These little beauties were hatched on Easter Sunday and we got them 3 weeks later! We only bought 1 but the breeder asked if we could look after 2 for 2 weeks! How could we say no! So for the past 3 weeks we have been hand feeding our latest additions to the 'zoo' They came to us with half opened eyes and no feathers! Fragile babies desperate for a 'mummy' to take them in and care for them like her own! I'm that mummy! Ive been up every 3 hours feeding them and burping them - yes that's right...burping them...can you believe it! The things we do! I've formed a bond with our little bird and I LOVE watching the change and growth in this gorgeous little creature!

As the birds came to us with no feathers we didn't know whether we had a girl or a boy! We just had to wait! Wait until the little feathers peaked through and the colour revealed itself! Red for girl or green for boy! 

There she is! A beautiful HEN! Little red feathers showing through at 29 days old! 
Our 'RUBY'

What a poser! - 29 days old!
 Snug as a bug - 32 days old!

 Beautiful feathers coming through - 35 days old

 Look at those colours! 

 Strengthening her claws and sitting on perch - 38 days old!

 Gorgeous! 39 days old! 

Weighing in at 380 grams - 40 days old! 

 First taste of fruit mixed in with her formula - 41 days old!

As you can see I'm a very excited bird mumma! All my spare time and attention is being put in to our new addition but I make sure that I also pay attention to my other loves - our 14 other pets - oh dear and my husband! Life is crazy - but beautiful!

x S.K.K x