Monday, 30 July 2007

Checking in

Forgive me readers, for I have been bad. It has been a long time since I last blogged

Life just seems to get in the way sometimes.

I have been busy doing the usual, working, sleeping, eating, housework, computer etc. I seem to spend a lot of time on the computer but don't seem to get around to this blog.

Now let me tell you what has been happening to me.

My son and his partner are having a baby as I write. The due date is August 9th but baby has decided to come a bit earlier than expected. Tab has been in labour since last night and went to the hospital at 4pm this afternoon. We had a phone call at 6pm to say that things were progressing nicely and they hoped we would have some news later tonight. But, you know what babies are like. They come when they want to!! So I am expecting news tomorrow.

We have had a new addition to our fur babies. He is a gorgeous Labrador called Patrick and he has been part of our family for a few weeks now. Like all puppies he is naughty, boisterous and adorable and has stolen
our hearts, not to mention the hearts of our other 2 dogs and 2 cats.

Monday, 14 May 2007

Mothers Day

It has been a few weeks since I last wrote in the journal. Life just seems to take over and the next thing you know the weeks have just flown by.
I had a lovely surprise on Friday, I received a large parcel at work from my sons for Mother's Day. I had the parcel sitting next to my desk all afternoon and was told be everyone that came by how strong I was not to have opened it. I have learnt in the past that my youngest son has a passion for large amounts of bubble wrap and sticky tape. I think the poor boy has inherited a genetic defect from both of his Grand Mothers. So it is much easier to take the parcel home and unwrap the multitude of layers in the privacy of my home. My present was an electric foot massager. My boys know me so well!! I would pay my husband and anyone else to massage my feet for me, but alas, my Husband doesn't like massaging my feet so I just go without until now. All I need to complete my massage package is a back massager and I would never leave the lounge chair at all.

I spent some time with Dotty jean yesterday. She is in the middle of a bout of Plurisy. She has been complaining for a couple of weeks about a stiff neck that she thought she got when she visited the hairdresser. My sister told her that she probably slept in a bad position in bed but no, Dotty Jean knew better!! It was the wet towels the hairdresser left on her neck. So her stiff neck has progressed into Plurisy which is totally unrelated to the wet towels but you try to tell Dotty Jean that, she is a great believer in Old Wives Tales. Anyway I had a longer visit with her than I had planned, I stayed for lunch and we chatted and caught up on family news. Then it was off to the supermarket for me to spend my hard earned money!!

I have been been away from home over the past 2 weeks, I have had the luxury of being driven in a swanky car, staying in a motel and having my meals either catered for or added to an expense account. Sounds wonderful doesn't it? Well it isn't all as good as it sounds because the trips were work related and there is another trip to come next week. The Health Department is purchasing a new state wide computer system, tenders have been accepted and now the hard work begins of evaluating the systems that have been selected.

I have had the day off work today with what I susspected was an eye infection. I wasn't able to get into the Doctor until tomorrow so decided to just let things go and see what eventuates. So far my eye prpblem hasn't progressed any further so I think I will be safe to go back to work tomorrow. I was glad for the unscheduled day off work because I was able to catch up with all the housework I didn't get around to doing at the weekend.

Sunday, 29 April 2007

Rain at last

This morning I awoke to the wonderful sound of rain. We haven't had rain for several weeks now and the garden and lawn is looking like a it wouldn't last much longer without some moisture.

I knew it was going to rain because when I went to bed last night the frogs were singing their rain song. They are the most reliable weather forecasters, better than any human or mechanical device!

Today I have added some more links to my blog. If you click on the links to the left of this message you will see that I have added links to my Prim Dolls blog, my Graphics blog and my Prim Doll Patterns blog, I seem to have been blogging all weekend!!

I have to spend this afternoon making items for my Chocolate Crow pages for May. At this stage I really don't know what I am making but I'm sure something will come to mind once I sit down to look at my patterns.

This Melodie, my latest doll. She is a Prim & Proper Folks design. I think I might have to keep this doll for myself, I don't think I can part with her.

Wednesday, 25 April 2007

Today is ANZAC Day which is traditionally the day that we have our first fire for the season but today has been such a beautiful day that I don't think we will be sticking to tradition. The weather has been unseasonably warm for April, another sign of global warming me thinks!
Today I finished another doll, this one is a Prim & Proper Folks design called Melody, she is not my usual style of doll but I have had great fun making her. I'm not sure if I will sell her on my website or just keep her for myself.
It has been lovely having a public holiday on a Wednesday, it will make my working week go much faster and the weekend come much quicker so I can get back to my sewing. I have a Golliwog to make for a swap so the creative thoughts are starting to flow about the style of Golliwog I will make my partner.

This is a collage I made of mad of my sons and their partners and my beautiful Grand Daughter Ivy.
The afternoon has finished badly for me. My beloved Bombers have been defeated by the Magpies!!

Sunday, 22 April 2007

First entry

I am taking time to write this entry while the washing machine is churning away.
This is the very first time I have ever written in a journal!! I'm not really sure I have anything of interest to offer you but I am going to try to keep this blog as up to date as I can.
This is a photo of Dottie Jean and me.

It is Sunday afternoon and I have been at the computer most of the day so far and I guess I will be for the rest of the day off and on. I am slightly addicted to my PC, if you ask my husband he would disagree and say I am totally addicted!!

Let me tell you a few things about myself. I am married to my best friend and have been for a third of a century, but that doesn't make me OLD. I was 18 when I got married, so you could say that I was a child bride. I live in a rural setting 40 minutes from a city but if you looked at the view from the house you would think we were days from civilization. That is just how we like it, no neighbours or traffic to annoy us. We have lived here for nearly 20 years and won't move out until we are carried out. We both commute to work each day which is an effort but it is well worth the travelling when we come home to our little piece of paradise. We have 2 sons, ages 28 & 30, they both have long time partners. My youngest son has a daughter, named Ivy, who will turn 9 in September. Yes, your calculations are right, my son was 18 when his daughter was born, so I guess that makes him a child father!! My eldest son will be a Dad for the first time in early August, we are all looking forward to having a baby around us again and Ivy is very excited because she is going to be a cousin for the first time.

The washing machine has done its work so that must mean that I have to stop rambling and hang out the clothes.

Now that wasn't too difficult at all to write, I wonder how difficult it was for you to read.

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