Common Chaos Chronicle

Not everyone can lay claim to the ownership of their very own MONSTER SQUAD!!!

The Daily Dirt – 20/04/11 April 21, 2011

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It's only a small bench, but sooo much better when you can use it!!! 🙂

The list of things to do today consisted of a massive tidy-up of the house and several loads of washing.

Lets just say my hopes were fading fast by lunchtime when I realised the rain was not going to ease up.

Trying to get anything done in a house with 6 hyped up children is a challenge at the best of times but not being able to send them outside to burn off some energy just makes it an even bigger challenge.

No matter what I tried to make the tidy up ‘FUN’, I was met with grumbles and screwed up faces. I guess I was on my own….

By 2pm I had admit defeat and decided that there was no point in fighting a losing battle.

I did however rediscover my kitchen bench that had been lost under a pile of junk for the last 2 weeks.

It’s amazing how much crap can collect in one area in such a short amount of time.

It might be time to start enforcing the “If it’s on the bench, it goes in the bin” rule…..

Mmmmm Easter Cookies!

With so much bench space to work with I decided we’d make a start on our m&m’s easter cookies. YUM!


The Daily Dirt – 18th & 19th/04/11 April 20, 2011

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Monday 18th April 2011

What a disaster today was!

It all started nice and cozy when I awoke to find all 6 children snuggled in front of cartoons and treated myself to a little lay-in in bed.

By lay-in I mean I was still awake (have just had to accept that sleep-ins are a thing of the past), but all rugged up nicely in bed listening to the PEACE!!! 🙂

Now lets just say… I SHOULD”VE STAYED THERE!

It was around 9am when the kids started coming up and asking for breakfast so I crawled out of bed and  into the kitchen to discover that we had completely run out of milk!! Arghhh…. What a pain!

So expecting relatives for a visit any minute I decided that we had to quickly rush to get some milk before they arrived.

As I flung open the door and stepped down on the steps towards the car, I lost my footing on some dry slippery dirt on the step. You can only guess what happened next….. THUD!

Yep, I fell. And I fell hard.

Bye bye my favourite jeans....

As I hit the ground I managed to bounce off the gas meter and the mower that were sitting there aswell.

The shock of the fall saw me bouncing straight back up and into the house, but within a few steps back in the door I had collapsed in pain on the dining room floor.

Oh the agony!!

The kids were freaking out, but did a fantastic job of calming me down and reassuring me I’d be ok…. LOL they were so cute working together to make me feel better. 🙂

After a few minutes of sulking and shaking, I stood up to discover a rather swollen and bruised hand, sore back and shoulders, blurred vision & sore head, and an extremely sore bottom!!!

When my mum arrived to check I was ok, she kindly pointed out the back of my pants.

I had become so engulfed in pain I was completely unaware there was a rather large tear in the back of my pants….. and knickers….. and me….. OUCH!!!!

Now I don’t know what I was upset about more…. the fact that I could hardly stand up or the fact that my most comfortable and favourite jeans were on their way to jeany heaven as I sobbed…. Very Very tragic I know….

Just one of my injuries....

So there you have it, that my friends is why there was very limited blogging done on monday…. I simply couldn’t sit down!!!! 😦

Those of you that know me well will be having a fair chuckle to yourselves as you are well aware of my “Most clumsy person ever” title and my ability to fall over thin air, and for those of you that don’t know me personally, you have just been warned.

This will surely be the beginning of many fits of laughter you may have at my regular misfortunes….. I am rather good at it.

Tuesday 19th April 2011

On the mend from my death-defying dive into the dirt yesterday,  I got the children up and organised early as we had a few things on today.

I for one had an appointment out-of-town, so I had organised day care for Levi and sent Jai, Aria & Zafirah to Vacation Care.

That left me with Veruca and Mackenzi to juggle which was totally easy in comparison to having the full tribe with me. I didn’t know myself!!!

Knowing that my appointment would take an hour or so, I asked my mum to come along with us to watch the girls whilst I was in doing my thing.

They had a great time in the op-shop, at the playground and chatting to locals that mum knew.

Aria holds up some of my Op-Shop Bargains!!!

After my appointment I decided to do away with the afternoon plans of housework and cleaning and swapped them for a day of op-shopping.

I couldn’t help but lap up the excitement that was booming out of the girls that had just purchased some of their favourite books for only cents…..

So off we went to discover some bargains at very discounted prices.

And that we did.

We came home with bag loads of stuff and big smiles all round. 🙂

An unexpected day out but definitely worth it!


Monday Motivation #5 – A little Late!!!

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Cooking Pizzas During The Week!

This week’s Monday Motivation is coming to you a little late!

But better late than never I say!

It’s been quite difficult to fit a daily blog post in during the school holidays, we’ve been so busy trying to keep the kids busy, and let’s face it, things just come up!

I am beginning to think that it would be extra silly of me to attempt to add much extra into my week at this stage, we’re on the countdown to Easter now and I have some serious organising to do!

The best thing that will happen to my eBay pile this week, will be that it gets stacked up neatly in my tidy up that will take place today and tomorrow.

We’re expecting visitors in the few days after Easter so I’d like the house to be clean and sorted before they arrive. So every spare moment this week between the kids, the hubby, the blog etc etc will be spent cleaning an area of the house!

Not very exciting at all but I will admit the organisation and cleaning of the house has slipped a bit in all our school holiday FUN!!!


The Daily Dirt – 17/04/11 April 18, 2011

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We woke sunday morning to brilliant sunshine. A perfect day for a ride on a Steam Train.


I had packed our picnic bag the evening before, so all we had to do was get out of bed, get organised and jump in the car by 9am. EASY!

Waiting at the station.

Here it comes! TOOT TOOT!

All Aboard!

Are you ready?

Levi was loving it!!!!

Arrived at Maldon Station!

The Boys up a tree in Maldon.

The Girls in a Tree!

An old train the kids could climb on!

Mackenzi in the play train!

The corridor inside of our carriage! The kids thought we were on Harry Potter's Train!

Brian & Jac aboard the train!

Dr Doolittle at her best! She was hanging out the train window and caught a ladybug. Veruca was more excited about the bug than the train!!! LOL

Harry & Hermione on the train....

"What do you mean it's time to get off???"

Special Mention - The working train DOG!!! Not sure what he did but how awesome was he patrolling the platform!!! Hahahaha

So that was our Steam Train Family Adventure!

If you think it sounds like a bit of fun, Google… VICTORIAN GOLDFIELDS RAILWAY for more information or give them a call on

Telephone: (03) 5470 6658 🙂


The Daily Dirt – 16/04/11 April 16, 2011

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Snuggling with Boots this morning!

This will have to be the quickest Daily Dirt to date. 🙂


I will give you a rundown of my day in dot points!


* Wake, get kids organised and take Aria up the street to buy a present for her friend whose party she was attending.


* Drop Aria off at the party (nothing like being organised is there!!! LOL).


* Come home, juggle fighting Monster Squad.


* Make up a batch of Chicken & Vegie pies.


* Go to the shop to buy food for our picnic tomorrow.


* Prepare food for dinner.


* Supervise children making their own mini pizza’s for dinner.


* Quick tidy up and put washing on while dinner is cooking.


* Eat dinner.


* Take the Monster Squad to the local Footy.

Levi & Aria sitting on the car waiting for the footy to start.


* Run around in 40 different directions after them all.


* Bring them home all tired and worn out.


* Shower the kids and put them to bed.


* Prepare rolls and fruit bags for tomorrows picnic.


* Wash the mountain of dishes left on the sink.


* Complete The Daily Dirt Blog Post.


Well that’s where I am up to now. Soon as I finish this I will be headed straight for the shower then to bed!


I’m certainly tired!


So goodnight for now, another big day ahead for us tomorrow! 🙂

Sad but true.... Zaf in her Adelaide gear!!! Hahaha

Mackenzi enjoying the footy!


Sanity Savers 2.

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“A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though you are slightly cracked.” 🙂

A dear friend of mine.

When in a rut, flustered and at your wit’s end, call a friend. Organise a playdate and a cuppa.

I have been guilty of avoiding situations like this in the past as I have told myself stupid things like:

* My house is too messy to have people over

* No one would want to listen to me whinge

* The kids are off the planet, I can’t take them anywhere

* etc etc etc….

The truth is we are often all in the very same boat.

Your dear friends could be sitting there hoping for a distraction from their own chaos. So pick up that PHONE!!!

Even an hour of decent adult conversation can be enough to get you through a long and draining day! And if your dear friend has children, your kids are likely to leave you to it and go and play!

Give it a try!

So true!



Sanity Savers 1.

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My blog.....

My most obvious SANITY SAVER recently has been my blog. 

It has allowed me to free my mind each day and in doing that I have found I am much much more capable of dealing with the ‘not so fun’ times that my family have to offer me.

I started my blog using WordPress. It’s free and anyone can join up and start blogging straight away.

There are several other blog sites that also host free blogs. A moment on google (type in free blog sites or something like that), will have you headed in the right direction. Then the choice is yours.

If blogging is not your thing, grab yourself a little notebook and pen. At the end of each day write down something about your day. What you loved, what didn’t work, whatever you have circling you mind.

You’ll be amazed how refreshed you feel after a few nights of uncluttered sleep 🙂