Tuesday, April 14, 2009

the two men in my life!

I love these two men! My big man and my little man and I love these pics of them together! And they are both wearing my favourite colour!

Thursday, April 09, 2009

my first online shopping experience

It was Saturday morning and I was anticipating my Coles groceries to be delivered to my front door - woot!

I couldn't wait!- I had booked a delivery to arrive between 1.30pm and 4.30pm and at 12pm I was called to see if I was home and would except an early delivery - oh yeah I will!!!!

So the nice man delivered my groceries and I was very happy until Scott said - are you sure this is everything?!?!?!!?!

No milk, no bread, none of my weekly essentials - GREAT I thought and then I saw two packets of rice that I never ordered.

I was starting to think that my first online shopping experience had been a total disaster and that they had given me part of some other persons shopping - then it suddenly occurred to me:

"No milk, no bread - DOH". I know what happened - I created a 'Weekly List' with Coles, which is a list of items I get every week (milk, bread etc), BUT I had totally forgotten to add this 'Weekly List' to my 'trolley' - DOH!

And what about the rice and lotion??? On the bag they came in I saw a sticker 'Free Samples' - Yay for free stuff!

So even though it meant we had to go to the shops ANYWAY due to my boo boo which kind of defeats the point of online shopping, I was glad it wasn't because Coles Online are rubbish - it's because I am rubbish and am an amateur at this.

It was still fun to have the man delivery my groceries to my door - no lifting and no carrying heavy items up our stairs.

I have learnt much from my first shopping experience - sometimes those mistakes that you make mean you probably won't make them again

I have just placed my 2nd online order which is being delivered today, so I will let you know if this one is slightly more successful.

I fully recommend shopping online - I won't do it forever but it works for us right now!

my new hair do!

I finally plucked up the courage to have it all cut off! It's been a long time since I have had my hair this short!

Monday, April 06, 2009

nixter gets so much satisfaction when....

....she gets the big boogers out of her sons nose and he can breath more easily!! Bring on the Boogers!

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

shopping online baby!!!

I am going to attempt the shopping online this week. This saves me having to try and lug a 7kg baby around the shopping centre in the Baby Bjorn - when you are on your own it's a bit hard to push a pram and a trolley at the same time*. I have done the shopping once on my own and it was ok but I like to do a weekly shop as I don't want to go back and forth to the shops during the week, and by the time you get there, do the shopping with baby attached, get the shopping home, get baby upstairs into the unit, followed by 8 bags of shopping, then try putting the shopping away while 'A' is almost due for a feed = too hard at the moment! It's ok when SP comes with me but doing it online means we can enjoy the weekends together without having to do chores like shopping! Here are what I think are going to be some of the potential pros and cons of online shopping:

pros of online shopping

  • You get it delivered! Beauty!
  • You can browse online and find the best deals.
  • You aren't as tempted to pick up additional things that you don't really need.
  • You get a running total of your bill - which is good for budgeting.
  • I think they keep your previous shopping list which helps with the regular items that you purchase each week - makes life easier (at least I think this is what happens?!?!)
cons of online shopping

  • If you forget something you have to make an additional trip to the shops (unless you can do without it for another week).
  • You pay approx $9 for delivery. (that's not too bad really)
  • It means I am going to have to do the fruit and veg shopping separately (Coles and Woolies fruit and veg are expensive and not as good as you get from the fruit and veg shops). I am hoping to find an online fruit and veg home delivery website - if you know any good ones let me know!
  • Sometimes if you forget to write something on your list (if you use lists) when you are actually at the supermarket certain aisles can prompt you to remember that you needed something!
I have had some good reports that online shopping is a great way to shop and you can also save some money.

When 'A' is a little bigger it will be easier to take him, especially when he can sit in the seats but for now, especially with the the rain at the moment and winter coming up - I think shopping from the warmth of my computer at home will be awesome!

I will let you know if it's as good as I think it is going to be!

* No people I have not tried this!!!!!!!