Friday, June 25, 2004

Who Am I?

Just did this quiz from Callisto's site called "Who is your inner bombshell." I guessed I'd end up this person. She's one of my personal heroes.

WORSHIP! You're inner Bombshell is the beautiful
Audrey Hepburn. Like her you've been blessed
with a "certain something" that no
one could describe accurately. You are more
reserved than other bombshells, and that shows
in your gentle, graceful nature. You like doing
things for other people and love volunteering
for your favorite charity. Yours is a rare gift
in this day and age. You don't need to show a
lot of skin to be sexy, all you need is your
eyes. To see Audrey at the top of her game
watch the movie "Breakfast at

Who is your inner bombshell?
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It's been a while

since I last posted. I'm now 16 weeks pregnant and turned 35 yesterday. I met my midwife Lynda today. We got to hear the baby's heartbeat which was way cool. I've been getting quite a bit of movement the past few days. Lee and I have finalised names. Connor James for a boy and Keeley Hope for a girl. Hope as a middle name has been on the cards pretty much from the beginning. When I started having the threatened miscarriage, we were pretty worried, yet everytime we had some good news we'd respond with "We still have hope." I said to Lee "I think we should make Hope a middle name is it's a girl. He agreed.

My children are about to become cousins for the first and second time in pretty quick succession. My brother Raymond and his wife Donna are due to have a baby in 5 weeks and Jon's brother David and his wife Andrea are due soonish too. The kids'll have lots of babies around them and by Christmas they'll have a little brother or sister too. The boys are constantly touching my stomach.

Happy birthday to me

As I mentioned I turned 35 yesterday. Lee and I went up to the Word Thirst group at KSP where I was given a card and they had a cake for morning tea and everything. It was lovely. One of the girls gave me a bouquet of flowers, too.

Creative mummy

I recently wrote a children's story called "Amy and Kate Have Two Mummies." I wrote it for the 3-8 year market to show the different ways that children gain step-parents. I read it out yesterday at KSP where it went down a treat. Everyone loved it. Now to give it texture, flesh it out and send it off.

Good friends, good moods

Had Stephen and Elaine over for dinner last night. It was a really fantastic night. Lee and I have been feeling creatively low lately but after over 5 hours in their company we both woke up today feeling rejuvenated and ready to go again.

What on earth...

I am soooo big. Bigger than with my other children at this stage. I've been feeling rather self-conscious about it as everyone looks at me and says "But you're only 16 weeks. You're huge." The midwife assured me this morning that that's quite normal for a fourth baby. I just pointed to Erin, replying "I'm still scared." :)

I feel good, despite the pain. I still need to rest a lot and my doctor gets cranky if I do anything more than walk to the letterbox and back. I'm in my second trimester now and feel that middle period happiness.

Lee is still extremely overprotective. Tapping on the keyboard is just about the most strenuous thing he'll allow me to do.

Still, problems aside, I feel good, like might actually have a baby in 24 weeks.

Big Brother stuff

I'm voting for Kane this week. I can't stand him.

For the record, I respect Merlin's little stunt the other week. I didn't think much of him during the week preceding the eviction (what a whiner!) but I agree with the stance he made and the reasons behind them.

Sunday, June 06, 2004

I'm baaaack

It's taken a couple of months but I finally feel like writing again. Last night Battboy and I watched Julius Caesar. After this we got into a discussion about the Caesarean dynasty and the fall of first the Republic and then the Empire. As per usual, our conversation ended up taking a 180 degree turn and we got onto genetic manipulation and population control. This led me onto a story idea that we spent nearly 2 hours hashing out. Today I wrote the first 500 words and I'm feeling pretty good about it. I'm hoping to send it to Nigel for Superluminal. At this stage I think it's going to have to be a novella.

One thing I'm good at it writing about people. I'm a people watcher so my stories tend to be character driven. I like putting my characters in a situation and seeing how they react.

Look, up in the sky

An Erin Free Weekend, so Lee and I went to the movies. Generally I let Battboy choose the movie and I follow along. This time I made my feelings known. I wanted to see The Day After Tomorrow. I have a huge fear of flying, so I mainly wanted to see it for the 'airplane in distress' scene. I loved the movie, but the plane scene was over almost before it started (didn't stop me from gouging skin from Lee's thigh however). I'm a bit of a fan of Jake Gyllenhaal after his slightly unhinged performance in Donnie Darko but I actually thought his character was a little bland in this particular story. In fact, all the characters were rather pat. Lee and I differed on the roles of the supporting cast. I thought they were given too much air time, thereby taking the story away from the main cast, whereas Battboy thought they didn't get any more than token back stories.

All in all though, I enjoyed it. I tend to easily become submerged in story lines, so for me it was pure escapism.

The bad news is: The wolves sucked rotten eggs.

The good news is, as far as Australia goes, only people in Albany will be affected by the Ice Age.

Off to the food and wine festival tonight followed by dinner and eviction at Kylie's. Have a great week.

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