Sticky Stuff, A Missing Cat and Thank Goodness This Week’s Over.

by Lori Dwyer on July 27, 2012 · 12 comments

It has been a strange kind of week… wading in salt water, almost buoyant enough to float, but not quite.

Hating myself just a bit. Uncelebrating my third wedding anniversary.

And- just for the Universe to really be a bitch- our cat, Mr Tree, has been missing for five days.

I’m assuming he’s dead.

I’m not surprised.


On a slightly (heh) happier note, there are all kinds of giveaways going on around here. There’s still time to order yum cha from Chan’s and win a big arse TV to eat it in front of.

And– in case you forget what your children look like, being so engrossed in Chinese food and 3Dness- the lovely people at Stuck On You have given me a few sets of personalised ID labels to give away.

The Chop and I got to try them out first, just to make sure they stick. And they do. To everything. Pens, pencils, lunchboxes, school bags, drink bottles. Even shoes. They don’t fade, don’t run and can even go in the dishwasher (not the shoes, obviously).

To win one of three Stuck On You 5+ Value Packs personalised with your child’s name, let me know in a comment on this post, what piece of stuff is your child always losing? (And here, it’s socks… anyone would think the children were centipedes)

Dots added for privacy. Heh, again.

The answer that amuses or confuses me the most wins. My decision is final and no discussion will be entered into.

This one’s open to Australian residents only.
Entries open Friday 27th July and close midnight (AEST) on Friday 10th August.

The winner will be announced via RRSAHM’s FaceBook page and Twitter feed, and probably in the newsletter as well. Winners will be emailed and have 48 hours to respond to that email with their postal address, or the prize will be redrawn.

Comments must have a valid email address to be included in this competition- I cannot stress this point enough, people. The number of times I pick a winner and have no contact address for them… it makes me sad. If you’re on Blogger, make sure you’re logged in then click this link to set your email address to reply-able. Cheers.

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Tara @ Our Whirlwind Adventures August 5, 2012 at 5:21 pm

Since having kids I've lost my sanity… Twice!
I've lost my privacy, my sense of style & my shmexy body! Surely that counts for something.!?

No? Well my kid's are always losing Master S' kinder stuff. He's gone through 4 kinder jumpers (they are SOMEWHERE in the house & I'll find them once I've spent close to the amount we pay in a month's rent buying new one's!) and have lost several kinder hats. Not to mention the number of lunch boxes and drink bottles we've gone through this year alone. Because they just grow legs and walk away!?
I don't get it.!? AND I LABEL THE BLOODY THINGS.!?


Anonymous August 3, 2012 at 1:36 pm

My kids have a evil habit of losing my wallet and car keys… Its just plain mean. And its not even because they don't want me to leave, I am a stay at home mum and we go everywhere together. Its just that they think its funny. Its true. I asked them! They told me they think its funny that I have to play hide and seek every time we need to go somewhere! As a kid, I used to lose Goldfish, we got up to Goldie 24 before I realised apparently!


emishka August 3, 2012 at 7:17 am

I hope your cat comes back.. we seem to loose school jumpers here.. Mainly the logo embroidered ones .. They also seem gooad at making me lose my temper but that is a whole other story..


Anonymous July 28, 2012 at 11:32 pm

Hi Lori. Sorry to hear about kitty. If you haven't already, I would make posters of kitty to stick everywhere within a 50 m radius of your house. I'm an ex animal welfare worker with four cats and there isn't a cat I haven't found doing this. Don't give up on kitty, go out there and find him. Even if he is dead, at least you'll know. And if he isn't, he'll be very happy you found him. Good luck honey.


Anonymous July 28, 2012 at 12:35 am

Oh, Lori, I'm so sorry to hear about Mr. Tree… Part of me wants to tell you "don't give up just yet" but another part of me doesn't want you to get extra hurt should you continue to hope only to find out that your original suspicion was correct. All I can say is, I hope, with every fibre of my being, that he turns up safe and sound from some sort of feline adventure. May next week be a much, much better one!!!


– Crystal


Minh July 27, 2012 at 7:27 pm

My kids are always losing their favorite toys!! Gahhhh! You know, the one they take everywhere and hold to sleep and can't leave the house without? Then it's an epic scavenger hunt to locate it which always proves fruitless (our house seriously has a black hole) and by the time I've replaced it it's no longer their favorite toy and is thrown on the junk pile…SMH!
(gotta love them but!)

Minh (


Catherine July 27, 2012 at 4:20 pm

drink bottles. no question.


mcnfi July 27, 2012 at 2:15 pm

My kid came home from school once with one shoelace missing, and no idea how it happened. The shoe was there, on his foot, just completely sans shoelace. He said he thought it felt kind of lose.
I'm wishing for your cat back. That doesn't seem too much to ask.


Amanda Hardy July 27, 2012 at 1:55 pm

*hugs* I'm sorry to hear about your cat. Hope he does come back, one of those magical microchip stories you hear about where they've wandered 40kms and it's 6 years later…

I wish there was a way to get out of where you are, almost floating but not quite. I'm in and out of there at the moment, almost depending on the time of day when you ask me as to whether I'm ok or will never be ok again. Most people don't have to ask anymore. They just hug. They've been there too.

I'm glad you're still writing. As long as you keep going, I know you'll be ok. You're doing good.

That's all really. *hugs*


Anonymous July 27, 2012 at 1:31 pm

what are my kids always losing???
MY FREAKING MIND!!! Its perfectly functioning and there when I wake up by sure as shit they lose it every day!
Kaz –


Bron66 July 27, 2012 at 10:04 am

Can you put a sticker on my mind? That is what I seem to be loosing mostly and the kids? Well they like to loose their temper ALOT!! Apart from that they loose their jumpers and jackets and plastic containers at school.


Spagsy July 27, 2012 at 8:58 am

Hi Lori,
I constantly lose socks, Seb loses his cars, Eleanor loses hats (and socks) and Barry– well he lost his hair a long time ago.
Thanks for the review, I've seen them advertised and wasn't sure if they were worth it.

Do you think it would work for toys?
When Seb was 6 months old I organised labels from inchbug (USA) They are orbital labels and I've used them on Sebs bottles, soppy cups, cubs and sports bottles. They have his name in Braille on the back.

I have a feeling that when Seb starts kinder next year I will be losing my mind.


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