Thursday, 31 July 2008
Monday, 28 July 2008
So tell me... how many of you have decided to change your baby's name, from the one you'd picked out when you started? (heaven knows, our name changed 3 or 4 times!!!... and look out! could easily change again!) I'm not asking for you to spill the beans, just tell me if yours has changed!
A note on our changes:
The whole "keep your house immaculate for open inspections" is wearing incredibly thin... and we're only 2 weeks in!!! Yikes!!! We only had a handful of groups through last weekend, so the agent wants to have a mid week open. Yeah, great. Coz I've got nothing better to do, on a freezing winter's evening, than take my 2 kids and 2 dogs out for an hour?!! He's only doing 2 of these, before our auction. I think I'd claw his eyes out, if he suggests more. I'm not sure, where I'll go... maybe I'll just drive round the city, with the heater going flat out in the car, for an hour? But for the price of fuel... it's a pretty expensive exercise!!!
Lord, Grant me patience.... QUICK!!!
If there's one thing this "wait" for our daughter, has taught me...
OK, I'll be honest... I've learnt nothing!
Sunday, 27 July 2008
Its a chilly Sunday night. I have the heater going flat out, the doggies are chewing their treats by the heater. I have my box of tissues, cup of coffee and chocolate biscuits... and am giving myself a "girlie" treat! Chick Flick Marathon! I've just watched Becoming Jane, I'm just about to put on Pride and Prejudice and if I'm still awake, I'm going to watch Sense and Sensibility!!! Awww... the romance of it all!! Watch out Mr T... I'll be expecting a bit more from you this week!!!
Poor Mr T. Despises my movies. He is bored to tears. (maybe coz it's a bit like an educational video?!!!) He won't watch them with me. I don't care. I can't stand "Cops" and Gladiators! And won't watch them with him!!!
Thursday, 24 July 2008
Wind: NE at 14 km/h
I copied the above, from the online weather, for my city. Brrrr....
Thank you for all your kind comments re: my LID anniversary post, below. I'm very flattered that so many of you, think I'm actually THAT clever - to make a movie!!! Don't be ridiculous!!! I can't do that, but IMAGE CHEF can!!! I love that site!
And bless you Lisa, for your kind words - (Aren't you getting all cool with your LID numbers....Guess you had some practice, eh? 29 done!) Just imagine how clever I will be when we FINALLY get Mini home?!!! You guys, never fail to put a smile on my face!
Sunday, 20 July 2008
We were watching the movie "Spirit" about the horse.
H-man says to me "How come Indians don't wear a tee shirt"?
I said, "Coz they don't have clothes shops"
He says "Oooh. They only have pants shops"
God bless, my simple-minded boy!
Saturday, 19 July 2008
Monday, 14 July 2008
Friday, 11 July 2008
Sunday, 6 July 2008
I am truly, truly blessed. I have wonderful friends. They make me laugh, sometimes, they make me cry! I have TRUE friends. Friends that will be with me til the day I die. My life would be so empty, if not for my friends.
We started out the week, attending our best friend's daughter's 9th birthday. I was going to post a pic of all the kids together, but decided not to (privacy & all) - but it really made me think, when I looked at the photos. The kids adore each other. They can't wait for the next time they'll hang out. Its funny, they don't really have a choice - they HAVE to be friends, coz their parents are OUR good friends!!! The kids finished school on Wed - said "see ya" to their friends, who'll they'll see again in 2 weeks time. Thursday, was chores at home day!!! And Friday, we hooked up with some more friends to go to the movies, and saw Kung Fu Panda (yes, we'd already seen it - but its so worth seeing again!) Saturday, we attended a friend's wedding - to his best friend! We sat at the Reception, surrounded by friends. We laughed, and talked til we were hoarse! Danced til our hips hurt. And today, we picked the kids up from Mr T's sister's, and had lunch with her family - our friends. This afternoon, I called a friend that I haven't seen for about 6 weeks, and talked for 2 hours!!! (so unlike me... no! I like to talk... just not on the phone!!)
So, it's very fitting that my 3 words be about my friends. They are Gold. No actually, far more valuable than gold. They are irreplacable ~ priceless.
I Thank God for my FRIENDS.
Friday, 4 July 2008
Enjoy your wonderful warm weather!!! And your freedom!
PS Early reports are estimating a 25th Jan cut off. C.c.A.@ allocated 5 days this month. Not terribly thrilled... but too busy to give it too much thought. OK, enough thought to estimate that if they continue to allocate 5 days, we're still 6 months off. 28 logged in days til our date ~ which is kind of freaky, as we're up to 28 logged in months at the moment! I've always said "2" is our number. (Approved 21/11/2005, DTC 2/2/06, LID 22/2/06) 2/12 suits me better than 2/2!!
Here in Aust. we get a "baby bonus" when we have babies. Recently the Govt approved adopting families for the same bonus (don't get me started on why they excluded them initially), it's a whopping $5k! But due to the recent change in Govt, the new tossbags have decided to "means test" the bonus as of 1/1/09. I've got everything crossed, that we do see Mini before Christmas. For all the obvious reasons (duh! the sooner the better!) but now there's $5k at stake!!!
Thursday, 3 July 2008
Doesn't look like it'll be much of a "holiday" these School Holidays! Got waaay too much to do, and very little time to do it! I did drop a hint the other day, that we might be moving. Well the "might" has been eliminated, and we ARE moving! Now don't all go, having a go at me and saying I pushed my hubs into it. After the last place I looked at (the hills property with the beautiful view), and getting a definite NO, I dropped it. No more looking, no more asking. Be satisfied with what I have. Then, out of the blue hubs says, lets move and buy some acreage!!! Men, I tell ya!!! So it's been a whirlwind few weeks, checking out properties etc; but moving means THIS house needs to be ready too! And because we're looking at land, not houses... we'll need somewhere to live, whilst we're building our dream house!!! So we've been looking at units (apartments) to squeeze into for a year. I've since found a nice 4 bedroom home, not far from the land we're looking at - CHEAP!!! And on heaps of land, for the doggies. So it looks like a GO! We'll probably be outta here, in 6 weeks!!! Holy cow!!! I've got so much work to do!!!
Here's a squiz at some of the properties we've got our eye on... haven't been able to narrow it down yet! Most of these, have no services (water, electricity, sewer etc) - so we're going GREEN ~ all solar. Solar water and power. Gas heating (can truck the gas in). Rainwater on the house. And there's some new "enviro" cycle sewer system... sewer isn't my favourite subject, so I haven't really looked into that one - I'll let the builders deal with that! It'll be expensive to set the solar up, but we'll never have to pay for electricity, water or sewer again! PLUS the enviroment will love us for it!
These are 5 different pieces of land. Ranging from 22 acres - 228 acres! The bigger pieces of land, are very hilly - so not really "usable" land. I'm such a girl when it comes to the land - I like the hills, coz its pretty!!! Who cares if you can't use it!!! Just enjoy looking at it!!! We don't plan on "farming" the land, although have considered "leasing" or "share farming" the land if we get the bigger acreage.
And, no, it's not closer to school!!! It'll be about the same travel time, that I'm doing now. Although the school is talking about putting a bus on, to this area, as there are several families (inc the principal!) living out this way. I've already talked to another Mum about car pooling and she is very excited! Its really close, to my favourite high school too, so it feels like a good move all round.
Time is a'wasting! I've got packing, painting, laundry, food shopping, and cleaning to do!!!