100 Happy Days 96/100, New Skills


100 Happy Days 95/100, Sheldon

I love animals, but I’m not really an animal person. I don’t mind giving a cat or dog a quick pat and I definitely think they’re cute and enjoy watching the quirky things they do. I’m allergic to them though so I like my time with them to be limited. 

That’s what makes my current pet, who came as a package deal with Zombie, is perfect. Sheldon the turtle. Sheldon who is a big scaredy cat with all humans except Bubble and me when I have food. Sheldon who stares at me with untrusting eyes when I’m trying to take photos of him. Sheldon who I can watch swimming around his watery world for hours.

He’s not the easiest to get a photo of on my phone however

Smiles and Sunshine


100 Happy Days 94/100, Sleepyhead

On Wednesday at my depression group we each had to say something small that we were looking forward to this week. I said a sleepin on Saturday morning, although at that point I wasn’t sure if I was going to get one. 
Thanks to Zombie, this morning I got that sleepin, til the middle of the morning, 9.30! Woke up feeling refreshed and have had a pretty good day since.

Smiles And Sunshine


100 Happy Days 93/100, Baker

I love baking goodies and I’m pretty good at it. When I have to bring a plate to an event I’ll usually bake something the night before, like my triple chocolate brownie that always gets a positive response. I bake for fundraisers when I can and I also really enjoy baking for fun. Zombie has often said we make a good couple because I’m good at baking and he’s good at eating baking.

Unfortunately I dont have a lot of time for baking anymore, in fact I can’t remember the last time I did. 

Except for tonight. It’s a cold winters night, Bubble went down early and I felt like something sweet so I whipped up a chocolate self saucing pudding and then got to do the best part. Eat it.

Hard to get a photo that does the deliciousness justice.

Come to think of it, it’s probably a good thing I don’t bake that often, less temptation!

Smiles and Sunshine


100 Happy Days 92/100, Favourite 

Bubble was born by caesarean section, so I only got a tiny glimpse of him in his first moments of life before he was whisked away to the side of the theatre where the neonatal team was waiting to check him over. I couldn’t see him or Zombie because of the big blue sheet that had been hung over me to block my view of the surgery. 

I could hear him though. He had a good set of lungs on him as soon as he was born and once his cries stopped once he was placed next to me I knew he had been quite unimpressed to have been dragged away from me.

I have hundreds of photos of Bubble but this one is my favourite. It was taken within minutes of his birth and before I’d gotten to meet him. I’m not sure what it is about this photo but it’s very special to me. Every time I see it I fall in love all over again.

Smiles and Sunshine


100 Happy Days 90/100, Finally

When you become a mother it’s only a matter of time before you get spewed on. Or peed on. Or worse… I’ve had it all, Bubble has spewed all over my chest a couple of times and once all over my nose (I could smell breastmilk and stomach acid for hours) and lots of little spills every now and then. It only took two weeks for me to get peed on and as far as number twos? Once after I’d just removed his wet nappy he decided it was time to go and for some reason my natural instinct was to catch it. 

With my bare hands.  

My grossness tolerance has increased exponentially in the last thirteen months. 

Zombie on the other hand has avoided everything except the odd spill. One time he even dodged out of the way as Bubble shot a stream of poo at Zombies legs. To this day he doesn’t care that it got on the floor and bed and instead brags about how his lightening fast goalie reflexes kicked in and that he is the only one in the family NOT to be peed or pooed on.

He brags about it a lot. He’s good like that.

But today something wonderful happened. Bubble’s nappy sprung a leak. 

The usual process in these events is to hold the baby at arms length. Well, maybe not that far but far enough so as not to get any pee on yourself. 

Zombie however decided it was a good time to give Bubble tummy kisses. 

So yes, Zombie dear, you have not been pooed on, peed on and you haven’t been spewed on as much as I have. You may have mad poo dodging skills and a tonne of good luck.

But I have not kissed urine. 

Smiles and Sunshine