Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Hello Old friends, Hello....

Hi Bloggers.

Sorry about the Neil Diamond reference in the title, but it was appropriate. And what the hell, I'm old. It could've been worse... It could have been Lionel Ritchie.. "Hello....Is it me you're looking for?????"

But I digress...as always........

Life's a bit hectic as usual, but I thought I'd drop you a line to let you know that I'm still alive and kicking. Well, flailing as usual.

Last week's "Holiday" was probably exactly what I had envisaged. The reno on the ellyflat was virtually a rebuild, inside and out. I came home on Monday evening. My gorgeous Uncle was planing away madly to make the door fit, and promised to lay 6 tiles at the doorway for me on Wednesday so that it would be good to walk on on Friday so we can paint. This man has worked like a trojan over the last couple of weeks. I ever thankful that he loves his sister with the depth that he does. It is for her peace of mind that he does these things. He was supposed to supervise and watch, but he finds this positively excruciating, so we don't ask him to "help" anymore....he just can't help himself; he's in there boots and all running the show from the front, and close enough is never good enough. We are glad of his intervention this time though; without him, GG would have been squeezing into "temporary" space for quite a while.

A virus managed to lay both the boys flat out, then hit me too; no time to lay down though. Beloved came home on Sunday night sneezing and spluttering; a magically catchy virus, that one. He didn't work today, and most likely won't work tomorrow either. Th doctor actually gave him the rest of the week off, but he won't take it. Dad was sneezing and croaky when we left... poor mum..... GG had a toothache that saw me take 3 hours off work this morning to try to sort out her ailing tooth. On my first day back to work after holidays. She has to see the orthodontist as the affected tooth has a band around it (for her braces) that needs removing so that the tooth can be extracted...Friday, maybe, or I'll have to take more time off and drive her to Toukely to the head office...then back to the extraction specialist.... My plans for another 4 day weekend to finish the ellyflat are looking a little shaky....

Vegeboy started year 7 today.... and he enjoyed it! He had to see the doc this afternoon...who told him he needs to eat more!!!!!! He's growing too fast for his body to cope with...he's lost 7 kilos (I think I found them) and has grown about 5cm taller over the last 6weeks....and he has size 10 feet...and more skin issues than the average 12 yr old should have to put up with.....

Oh, and Scorpa Boy is 16 today!!!! A quiet day at home for this little chicken..... before going back to school as a Senior Prefect tomorrow.... And it was only seems like last week that my mother-in-law was stressing about his imminent delivery in her family room..... I kept on assuring her that if it happened, it would happen on her bathroom tiles....... "Are you going yet??????" ...I've never seen a more relieved woaman than when we set off in the car to the Mater.... He was born about 35 minutes later...plenty of time.......

Biggest surprise; finding a broody hen and five fluffy chicks in what passes for our garden; she still has about 5 eggs in a nest, but we think she has her hands full keeping her babies safe from the dog and cats... We're not sure what we will do with her. We want her and her babies to have the best possible chance of survival. We have no idea where she came from. She has been occassionally scratching around since Christmas.

Well, I'm off to bed. I'm still feeling the effects of the flu, and we have a resident celebrating her 100th birthday tomorrow, so I need to catch some zzzzzzzzz

G'night, and thanks for missing me; I know I missed you all ;)

5 comments:

Anchell said...

gawd...it dont rain do it!

Cyndy said...

Rain...Well that would be good!!!!!

Lisa said...

a chicken in the garden....prue would be rapt.....glad the elly flat is coming together and Yes, a certain mutual Uncle works like a 21 year old and doesnt like to watch.....thinking of you all with the virus and the boy with the size 10 feet- Josh is size 11, almost as big as marc- gawd...what did we eat when we were pregnant- poor elly with the tooth and the band etc.......poor baby......thinking of you , me x

Kris said...

Nice to know that I'm not the only one whose life has gotten too crazy to blog regularly. So great to hear from you!! Missed you!

Anchell said...

..muggle, I like to read your posts, I would read your posts a lot if they were ever written.....like I should talk......