As if the week wasn’t crazy enough, today was another outing to a(nother) Kids Business Bloggers Brunch.
I my typical “I am very busy and important and this is why I get invited to such events” fashion, it commenced with me attempting to have a shower in peace whilst constantly reminding myself to ensure I made the kids’ school lunches before I got dressed in my nice top, making the kids lunches then recalling it is a School Special Lunch Day and I don’t actually have to make them lunch today, and finding myself standing outside the front of my house, wrapped in a towel, and consoling my three year old, whom had managed to smash his teeth into his tricycle, despite not actually riding it – or even being on it – at the time.
Am seriously hoping this series of semi-nakedness out the front is ensuring some interest from buyers in the house, and that someone will actually buy it soon.
Am not holding my breath.
Find jeans sticking out form under bed and locate a top that was still packed in the suitcase from the last few days’ travel. Must unpack at some point.
Thankfully, news of my oh so fabulous morning preceded me … or perhaps it was just my reputation that did? Either way, I arrived at the brunch venue and was asked “Would you like a drink?” and this vision that could only be have delivered by the gods awaited me …
Yep, a drink, Just For ME!
Once I was suitably bubbled up, off I went to mingle and explore.
My good friends, Coles, were there (I have lost a bit of contact with them, which has made me very sad, but was so happy to see them again :D) with a vast sample of their upcoming Christmas Fare.
Including … I think this is SO COOL … a turkey that looks just like a turkey turkey, but has had the bones removed and is stuffed back into shape with scrumbly stuffing and all you need do, once
your husband has you have cooked it, is just slice and serve. Love it!
Samples were sent home and the rum balls were opened and consumed immediately after our evening meal was vacuumed into various little boy mouths.
Speaking of vacuums, Sauber where there with their new cleaner to “assist Aussie families who suffer from asthma and allergies”. Despite not actually having any clue what they were talking about (I don’t “do” vacuuming) they still let me have a bit of a go at their snazzy new, maximum power, minimum noise, easy handling machine with new intelligent floor nozzle.
It was pretty cool, as far as vacuums go, and Grumpy Pants, should he ever have the opportunity to utilise one, would have no reason to have his Meatloaf: Bat Out Of Hell CD turned up so high that when I pass the neighbours three blocks away they ask “Grumpy vacuuming again?”
“Yes, yes he is. How can you tell?”
“Meatloaf,” they reply and we share a look between us.
Of course, I asked the all important question about the cleaner, because, quite frankly, allergies and asthma aren’t concerns in this house, and I have now worked out what to do with the rice that has not only fallen to the floor, but worked its way up the side of the wall unit and reached the ceiling fan.
No, there are more important things.
“So, how easy is it to retrieve Lego sucked up by the cleaner?”
“Well, technically, it wasn’t designed to retrieve Lego pieces. Its main purpose is to clean floors.”
She almost lost me there, because Lego Loss is a traumatic experience in itself in our household. She gave me a Lego Retrieval Demonstration anyway.
It was, however, Vita-Weat that caught my attention, because they are a staple in this house. They not only feature prominently in the school lunch box most days, but are some days the lunch for the day. Mostly when we’ve run out of bread and I have a case of Can’t Be Arsed and/or Grumpy has gone off to work, it’s before I’ve finished MUG and I can’t get my head around three kids in a breadless house and acquiring more. Too Hard Basket or Mummy Is A Basket Case are my two options.
They are also readily used as “quick, we need to leave, eat something” snacks between school and whatever it is we have on that afternoon, late night snacks, when we’ve run out of all other food in the house snacks and meals, and when we have picnics. And I’m sure there’s more.
(I’m not just saying this either. It’s all true. Vita-Weat have saved the kids from going to school with peanut butter on a playing card for their lunch on more than one occasion!)
Vita-Weat, some time ago, came out with sandwich sized Vita-Weaty thingies. Basically, it was their “standard” biscuits in bread-slice-size. They were attending the Bloggers Brunch to show off their new range of “Lunch Slices”.
They come in “four yummy flavours” and have had their design re-jigged so they don’t fall apart when you bite into them (a design flaw of the aforementioned/first run sandwich sized Vita-Weat), yet still retain the wormy thing when you put butter and Vegemite on them and squish two together.
I sampled a few at the Brunch, and am suitably impressed, and will feel substantially less guilt when I send the kids to school with these instead of “real proper sandwiches” as they resemble sandwiches much more.
And the seeds and stuff in them will make the teacher think I am a good mother as I am sending them to school with healthy shit.
On second thought, I think I may covet them for myself, as I foresee these being much more interesting for my own lunch, as I sit at my computer, blogging, writing, and creating useful resources and have the option of Vegemite sandwich on wholemeal bread that has been left open on the kitchen bench all morning as I appear to be the only one in this house capable of folding the bag over the bread, effectively sealing it, and putting it away in the purpose built bread box I acquired some years ago.
Yep, I think I will … lunch for me and a fallback when my parenting skills are somewhat inadequate …
All in all, it was a fabulous morning and I got to go home and collect my kids from school and childcare and make pizzas for them, before drinking wine and collapsing on couch.
T’is all in a day’s work.