Sunday, 30 November 2008
Friday, 28 November 2008
I have been waiting here at home on tender hooks and it got to 10.45am and i just could wait any longer so i rang Mandy at the hospital for her only to tell me "not today", BUT hopefully Monday.
It probably is a good thing that baby Hunter isn't arriving today as I've got a nasty, nasty head cold and feel like utter crap. so I'm now going to dope myself up on sinus tablets and cold & flu tablets to knock it on the head, so by Monday I'll be healthy to meet little Hunter and give him big squeezes.
Connor is performing today at Mt Druitt Westfield. It's a 4 hour event and they get a sausage sizzle for lunch and heaps of other food and drinks. They are doing a Christmas pageant with heaps of songs and skits. Connor has gone dressed as a shepherd, and looks super cute if i must say so myself, lol
Both the kids are going in separate directions this weekend so Anthony and i can get stuck into the playroom and shed and tidy everything. Connor is headed down the farm with Pat and Michael and Shanice is going up to mums to help put up her Christmas tree.
Once we tackle the shed i should consider putting ours up one night next week. Maybe Hunter could help.
Thursday, 27 November 2008
earlier this year i said to my bestie, Miss Trac that i will definitely be going with her to Brissy to attend the Heidi Swapp Create 08. But i completely forgot in that moment that i am Mandy's support person for when Hunter is being born and of course, wouldn't you know it, Mandy's due date is when Heidi's classes are on - bummer!
so now that Hunter is arriving earlier than anticipated i can go to Create 08. Typical!!!!!
Last night i sent an email to Chanel, and i didn't get my hopes up cause i figured they would be sold out................ BUT, guess what....................... I HAVE A TICKET!!!!!!!
Trac and i have be organizing this morning about our grand plans. The every so gorgeous Miss
Sherri will also be there and all the Tarisota girls that Trac can't wait to meet.
I can't belive i'm going and it's only 2 weeks away - YAY!!!!!!
Tuesday, 25 November 2008
I am so wrapped! my bag is ready and packed for the awaiting phone call
onto other notes of importance..........................
- shanice got her Blue pen licence on friday, which is a great achievement and something all Year 4 kids hang out for all year.
- Both Shanice and Connor received a Special Award for tokens collected at school this week. they are both 1 point closer to receiving another Principals Award
- i was supposed to be at Nicole's house scrapping today with Nic and Sharon........ but instead i have shanice at home. she apparently did something to her stomach muscles yesterday and has been in heaps of pain all last night and today
- i went to check on shanice last night and received a massive scare. i found her on her back in bed with foamy bubbles all around her mouth. my first thought was she may have fitted, but i slept with her and i think now that it was just bubbles - i HOPE!
- my playroom looks like an atomic bomb went off TWICE! Anthony finished pulling the shelving unit out of the playroom and finished lining the shelves in the shed yesterday. Now we are in the middle of moving it all. i didn't realise there was that much stuff. i think we may need a skip bin to come so we can get rid of all the rubbish
- Anthony is now away for 2 nights. yay, i'm home alone, lol, i can hog the bed and not get growled at
I think that is it for right this very minute. Shall keep everyone posted on the arrival of my nephew, the Blue Baby Hunter - happy dance, happy dance.
I'm off to go and cook a choc fudge brownie and maybe a little scrapping.....................
Sunday, 23 November 2008
Friday, 21 November 2008
it has power and the walls are now lined. now for the painting and the shelves and it's done!
Anthony and i are supposed to be going away next weekend, a romantic weekend away that we never, ever do. we've arranged for the kids and dogs to be baby sat at different grandparents houses. but, now we are having second thoughts. we could really use the time at home without distractions to get stuck into trashing the playroom and moving everything into the craft room.
i can't wait till my house it back to normal, whatever that is
Wednesday, 19 November 2008
- Rip Stick skate board - which he really, really wanted
- Series of Pirate novels
- Lego city semi trailer
- UB funkies console starter pack - some game thing for the computer
- and 4 extra ub funkies
He headed off to school all excited with a tray chokers with mini cupcakes with blue icing and 100's & 1000's.
mum and Mandy came over to help completely go thru Connor's room - my little Connor's birthday present to ME! i told him he wouldn't have a party if his room isn't clean. well....... 3 massive black garbage bags of crap later and we were done. he now has a floor and a few spare shelves to put some lego creations on.
we headed to Spur's for dinner, which is our families fav restaurant - very kid friendly. the staff even sang their special happy birthday song to Connor which he loved.
the kidlets are now in bed, completely exhausted and coming down from a sugar high!
i just love the excited look on his face as he opens all his super cool pressies
he brought the smallest exo force lego piece to dinner cause he couldn't wait to start building it. there wasn't enough room at our table so he took himself off to the table opposite us and sat all by himself on his birthday :( but he was sooooo happy doing it!
Tuesday, 18 November 2008
Monday, 17 November 2008
there is a massively long story to go with it which may get slightly confusing, so lets not go there. anyways we have suspicions that the young kids next door are dealing drugs. dont know what drugs and personally i dont really care. what i do care about is the safety of my 2 little kids.
on Saturday night there was a HUGE blew out the front with a massive Samoan father yelling at the boys for selling drugs to his daughter that was screaming her head off.
I go to panic stations and start dead bolting the door and have 000 pre-dialled into the phone while i sit under the front bedroom window to listen.
it doesn't help that we are the first house on the common driveway and they are the middle house, so all the cars sit out front of my bedroom window.
this goes on all day till 2am in the morning with the bloody "P" platers with their doof doof music, lowered bucket's of shit cars with holes in their exhaust pipes rattling while i'm trying to get to sleep.
what do i do?
do i call the cops or the council? they are going to know it's us
do i say nothing and risk my kids being exposed to that
do i approach the kids and their parents next door?
i just dont know what to do. all i do know is that i dont want it anymore going on right next door to my children and in my driveway.
Sunday, 16 November 2008
it's all done............. well approximately 98% is done. still have to get mum's, anthony's (ordered him 2 contracted paintings - just need to arrange the pick up time) and a few more pieces for the kids stocking fillers.
that's one load off my mind so i can concentrate on the safe arrival of the "Blue Baby", aka Hunter. i can't wait to meet my nephew. the anticipation is killing me. i'm so going to love him to bits and give him big, big squeezes and loads of kisses.
I'm in the middle of scrapping a project at the moment which is bit of a surprise that i can share soon. and i'm loving it!
the shed in the back yard is almost done. Ant just has to:
- run the power
- put up the gutters
- attach to gutters to the rain water tank
- insulate the walls
- line the walls
- paint the walls
- build the shelving units
- do something with the floor in the shed
- fix the garden at the front
- move everything in
oh dear!!!!! i didn't think there was that much still to do. good thing the lady of leisure is at home most days to take some of the pressure off :)
Friday, 14 November 2008
Wednesday, 12 November 2008
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Tuesday, 11 November 2008
Monday, 10 November 2008
Sunday, 9 November 2008
Friday, 7 November 2008
The OMG moment came when in a matter of 3 hours i doubled our ladies for the March Cropfest and completely SOLD OUT AGAIN!!!! i was so overwhelmed - those girls certainly do love coming along to Castlereagh :)
it is just a gorgeous little place and perfect for a scrap camp. Twin share accommodation in great cabins that are very clean. A new scrapping room with great amenities, a separate dining room for us to use, and the many different options that scrap girls offer to make your weekend just the way you want it. I also think it's the idea of scrapping for 4 whole days non-stop :)
It made me do a little happy dance and then get the wheels in motion to start preparing for another retreat in May 2009. so if you missed out, don't despair cause in 6 very short weeks after the March retreat you'll be able to come to our May retreat. It will exactly the same conditions wise.
So right now, i've taken connor to his swimming lesson, come home to make dinner, washed connor's hair and dressed him (every now and again he likes his mum to baby him and get him dressed after his bath) and now it's off to shanice's swimming lesson, come home, pack the truck and drive up to mum's for Mandy's Baby Shower tomorrow.
I cant WAIT to meet my nephew!
Wednesday, 5 November 2008
today was my very last shift at work and i am now a stay at home mum OR lady of leisure. I am sooooo loving the idea of this.
i can go around saying to everyone that i dont need to work cause i have a hubby that earns oodles and can afford for me to now stay home and still have shopping spree's lol. did that sound snobby or what! LOL
yay - i'm so chuffed right now