Sunday, 31 January 2010


They all got clippered this morning :D

(not Mr Happy)

Saturday, 30 January 2010

All is good!

Its Saturday.
It's been raining.
We so badly need the rain.
Everything is so dry.
The grass is already looking green once again.

On Thursday I had another stroke specialist appointment.
He is really really happy with how I am.
He agrees that the left overs from the stroke are hardly noticeable to him let alone anyone who didn't know I had one.
He has concurred with the Autonomic Neuropathy diagnosis by his registrar. It was not a factor in the cause of the stroke but because of the stroke is why I've been able to have an early diagnosis.
I have to have another couple of tests and if everything looks ok still in 3 mths he is going to hand me over to the Endocrine department.
They will concentrate on the diabetes and blood pressure mainly but it shows how confident he is with my recovery.

I have to seriously think about lap band surgery.
The specs have suggested that I am a good candidate for this even if I may not be "big"enough due to health concerns.
In the last 6 yrs, with food changes and exercise the most I have lost is only 5 kgs.
I'm told not to be depressed about this (yeah, right) as its not what I'm doing or not doing but how my body is working.
In reality, its not.
I keep being told by all the drs that I am definitely their challenge hahahahaha
Anyway, I'll go to an appnt and talk about it with Gary.
Seriously consider it and if all risks are minimal then maybe that's what I'll do.

Started me on a new medication (again) so hoping there are no serious side effects with this one like last time :(

Ciao for now!

Wednesday, 27 January 2010

The school year is officially started!

The silence is amazing.
Not a squeal, scream or yell.
But also not a laugh or voices chattering about their game playing.
Its the laughing I'll miss.
I'm enjoying the silence and wondering what I'll do.

There is no drop off area outside the school anymore :(
They've replaced it with 11 car parking spots.
How ridiculous is that!!!
So where people could pull in and drop off and pick up in the afternoon ....
Nope ... can't do that anymore.
Not sure what we'll do but I suppose we'll work it out.
I'm not going back to parking 45 mins early just to get a car park.

Tuesday, 26 January 2010

Australia Day

Did you have a nice one?

We did!!!

We went to Gary's sister's place in the morning, had a swim and then a bbq lunch.

It was lovely.

Gary's brother and his family were down so they were there as well.

Monday, 25 January 2010


A couple of friends who have blogs have posted about their organisation.

These ladies have a real talent for being organised.

Please visit their blogs to see how good they are :
Bonnie @ Simple Beauty and
Katy @ The Country Blossom

Anyway, I am in no way anywhere close to their standards but I thought I'd show you my setup :D

I have my diary that I write everything in. Appointments, to-do-lists,  people's contacts etc.

Then I have my wall.

Sunday, 24 January 2010

Museum Photos

On the train going in ..... silly boys :D

In the Museum


Saturday, 23 January 2010

Botanical Gardens

Today we went to the Botanical Gardens.

It was hot and the kids got tired pretty quickly but we had a great morning still

Country Blossom Giveaway.

My friend Katy is having a fantastic giveaway over on her blog

Go visit and enter. You could win yourself a terrific bag.

Friday, 22 January 2010

First Video Blog

Its a little bit awkward and I pull some funny face expressions but here goes :D

Thursday, 21 January 2010

What a day!

We got home this morning about 9am.
I was so tired.
I sat and watched a movie with boys but fell asleep for the last 20 minutes.
Darn it!!!!
Then it was lunch time and off to buy uniforms.
I expected there to be a very long line at the school but it only took us about 50 minutes to wait, select and buy the uniforms for Connor.
Then we dashed up to the Plaza to buy some more wrapping paper.
This year I decided to cover the school books in wrapping paper (spiderman, batman, madagascar and cars).
I was then going to contact them but a friend convinced me (very easily) to just put them in plastic sleeves.
So bought the sleeves.
Now we are totally ready for the school year.
New bags, lunch boxes, drink bottles, uniforms, shoes, socks, undies, books and I can't think of anything else :D

Here are a couple of photos from the pool yesterday.

Cameron's feet were all I could see as he came down the slide haha

Caught Connor just as he hit the water

Justin and Cameron

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Sun & Fun

Took the boys and one niece to the pool this morning.

They all had fun.

There is a slide at the pool that is tended by a lifeguard.

Hopefully the pics I took turned out.

This afternoon we went and picked up another niece from her work and had a look around the shops.

I got my eyebrows and eyelashes tinted.

Then when we got home we watched Butterfly Effect 3.

Interesting movie.

Tonight I'll go watch a niece play netball.

Tomorrow we go home.

Tuesday, 19 January 2010


Today we go to my uncle's funeral.

My dad was one of 11 children.

Now there are only 4 left.

Hopefully I will have something else later today that will be more happy to post about :(

Monday, 18 January 2010

Museum Trip

Well, here we are in Brisbane visiting family for a few days.

Today I took the boys and 2 nieces to Southbank and to the Museum.

My sister loaned me her car so we drove to one of the railway stations and caught a train into Southbank.

The boys love train rides.

They've only ever been on a couple.

We walked around Southbank for a bit and had lunch near the playground/lagoon section.

Then off to the Museum.

It was such a good experience for the boys.

Only Connor had ever been there before.

Once finished we were back to the train station to travel home.

We had to change trains 2 stations before our stop but we missed the connecting train.

Thankfully another one came through only 4 minutes later.

Photos to come after I get home and can upload them.

Saturday, 16 January 2010

So far so good

Its been 2 weeks and my posting is regular.


Let's see if I can keep it up LOL

Friday, 15 January 2010


Weren't we cute!
I can't believe how young we look.
I think we were 19 & 20 there.
In the newish blossom of love.
We became a couple when I was 17 & he was 18.
Oh, the memories :D

Thursday, 14 January 2010

Nothing exciting

I had a drs appnt today.
It was crazy.
I had to wait 1.5 hrs.
The it took 45 mins to get everything done.
I was glad to get out of there.
Then I had to pack Connor's bag.
He's gone away for the weekend.
Had to rush out and buy him some swimmers.
Hardly anything fits him.
He's grown to tall.

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Computer Set Up

Finally I think I have everything loaded, connected and installed.

I got my new 7 USB Hub today so I have 13 USB ports in total.

10 are already used lol

I even tidied my desk!

Unfortunately I can't find much now :D

Tuesday, 12 January 2010

What a beautiful day

After the murky weather we've had since Christmas this week has brought the sun out (and the heat).

Today the boys and I set off to Kidzone with some friends. Its sort of like Maze Mania but newer, bigger and better. It even has an indoor jumping castle.

Sorry, I forgot to take my camera so no photos this time.

Enjoyed the company and had some great laughs.

The kids had a ball too :D

Monday, 11 January 2010


by Lauren Kate

I've been looking at this for awhile and decided to pick it up today.

There’s something achingly familiar about Daniel Grigori.

Mysterious and aloof, he captures Luce Price’s attention from the moment she sees him on her first day at the Sword & Cross boarding school in sultry Savannah, Georgia. He’s the one bright spot in a place where cell phones are forbidden, the other students are all screw-ups, and security cameras watch every move.

Even though Daniel wants nothing to do with Luce–and goes out of his way to make that very clear–she can’t let it go. Drawn to him like a moth to a flame, she has to find out what Daniel is so desperate to keep secret . . . even if it kills her.

Saturday, 9 January 2010

Summer BBQs

I love them!
After the yucky weather we've had since Christmas it was so nice today to wake up to the sun shining and no rain :D
So tonight was going to be a BBQ tea ever since waking.
A couple of pices of steak and a few snags .... yummy!

Friday, 8 January 2010

Missed yesterday's post

But I have a good excuse :D

I was in Brisbane visiting with a friend who had flown in from London and waiting for her next connection.

It was so good to see her again and as we had just over 3 hours to wait for her next flight and neither of us had been to DFO before, that's where we headed.

We were both impressed.

We had good chats, lots of laughs and I can't wait to do it all again. Next time though, I hope it will be in one of our homes and not the airport hahahaha

Today we took the boys to see Alvin & the Chipmunks: The Sqeakquel.

It was great. Lots of laughs.

Now after the hectic week I've had, I'm so ready for bed.

Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Just a quickie

Only a quick post today to keep up with my committment :D

Had the final battle in the war over my HD box. Conclusion : Refund given and I have now bought a brand new one from a different retailer.

Am nearly finished reloading all my programs on the new computer *yay*

Need to enter in everybody's emails again :(

Tomorrow I head down to Brisbane airport to meet up with a friend on her return from England. Can't wait :D

What a day!

Today started off with me not getting to sleep until about 4.30am.
 Had lots of pain in a certain area.
The treatment for this particular problem is to use ventolin as it is supposed to relax all the muscles.
Well it didn't work!
So I woke up about 10.00am.
Gary informs me he can't get the computer to work.
Neither can I.
After 4 hours of trying every trick I've ever been taught, no go!
So off to buy a new one I went!
Thank goodness for Interest Free!!!!!

While all this was happening, we were waiting for a courier to pick up our HD Set Top Box!
It stopped working last Tuesday.
Wednesday I took it back to the store but they wouldn't refund as the manufacturer's had told them it HAS to go back to them for repair or replacement.
After much DISCUSSION a courier was booked for today (Tuesday).
Well by 4.45pm the courier had still not arrived.
NOT a good day to mess with me :D
So the store will now contact the manufacturer in the morning and find out what the heck happened to the courier.
Hopefully they'll just say - REFUND - as its easier!

Will post a pic of the new puter when I take one :D

Monday, 4 January 2010

Sunday, 3 January 2010

My Christmas

I know, I'm late but at least I'm finally here.

My Christmas was absolutely perfect! For the first time we spent the entire day at home with just us 5. It was so good not having to jump up, open presents, get dressed and in the car until late at night. Usually we split between both families.

This year we went down to Gary's parents and uncle on Christmas Eve and had Boxing Day with my side.

Here are my goodies from Gary and the boys. I did so well I think ;)

A hairclip in my favourite colour

A book voucher for $50 (oh yeah!!!) A large box of Ferror Rocher and goodies for my xbox 360.

Saturday, 2 January 2010

Such a little cutie!

Cameron learnt a heap of songs at the end of last year for his Kindy concert. He of course, then had to sing them to everybody who would listen.

Here is just one of them.

Its not the best quality, sorry. I took the video on my mobile phone :D

Disclaimer: None of the adult voices are mine hahahahaha

Friday, 1 January 2010

New Year Resolutions

Do you ever make any?

I don't!

I figure if you're going to make a change in your life (style etc) that it should be something that is not thought about at the beginning of the year, but, all through the year.

I don't think I know, personally, anyone who has ever made a resolution and stuck to it :D

This year though, I'm acting out of normal behaviour and am going to make a resolution.

My resolution is to make more of an effort with my blogs!

I'm tired of myself being slack so beginning January 1, 2010, I will make more effect to post on both my blogs :D

I'm hoping to surprise myself and stick to it!