Friday, January 05, 2007

If at first you don't suceed........


Good Morning All Bloggers!!!! This is the new, improved last-night post.......actually, it's the same day, just 8hrs later......... I'm a bit more awake...really......




Here's GG in her "new" cocktail dress that she wore to Beth's 18th birthday on 29th....not bad for a re-modelled deb/wedding dress, hey!!! She was a lone white dove in a sea of of ravens........


First of all, thank you to the lovely Marys for sharing your time with us for breakky on Sunday morning. It was lovely to see you all. Isn't UpDuff looking Fab!!!! I have to say though, I must be a bit spoiled up here in Walnut Grove. Usually everyone at the table in a restaurant is served at once, and I have never, ever have I had to wait so long for a cup of coffee...and I think they must have been waiting for the fruit to grow and the yogurt to culture itself for my fruit salad......Most tables become quiet when the food arrives...not so at the Mary table.........

The bad luck continues for us! GG had two parties up here on NYE, so she had left her car parked at the railway station so she could catch the train home on Sunday evening. She arrived back to find that a rock had been thrown through the rear passenger's side window, and the car rifled through, looking for something of value. Apparently, the only thing of value was a canvas swag that I had given to Beloved a few birthdays ago. GG had left it in the car so that she had somewhere to sleep after seeing in the New Year. Now, I REALLY don't want to know where she slept....she probably didn't bother. We were lucky though; we were able to buy a second hand window from the wreckers, which Beloved was able to masterfully fit on Tuesday night. He then spent the next two nights fitting the car stereo that GG had bought for herself. It's a really natty little thing; the front unit can be removed and put into a little case, which she can then put into her handbag. Let's hope that the robbers don't get that desperate and close......

What else did I talk about?????? Oh..my birthday......
I worked as usual. Due to the time of year, my birthday is usually fairly low key. I usually buy a cake and put in in the staff room, but this year I didn't bother.
In the evening, Beloved took the celebrations in hand. He made the children get the washing of the line, ordered and collected takeaway for dinner, shopped for a mudcake and bought me a gift and card.....himself. This is important, as for the last few years, he has been sending GG to buy gifts for me. I think he must have overheard me whinging to my mother the other night. He even suggested that we have a holiday.....without the bikes next Christmas...or not. I'll believe that when I see it.......His gift was a lovely little pewter dragon trinket box. "Sly" has the most gorgeous ruby eyes...maybe he reminds Beloved of me!!!!!! I received assorted phonecalls and text messages from family and friends..lovely! I had really wanted to attend tonight's Newcastle Jets Soccer Game, but time and money are just not adequate.....We are down in Newie on Sunday/Monday to start the BIG CLEAN on GG's shed at mumndad's..........help...........

NEWS FLASH!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, we had a builder come and look at our little reno/addition...and he's actually keen. He contacted the draughtsman on Wednesday, who came out the same afternoon, and informed me that he will draw up the plans asap as soon as he receives $500 deposit. Then he told us about the engineers fees, the BASIX expert that we need (I don't think we need this one; I have been extremely diligent with my adherance to BASIX principles as I think they are a great idea)..and the balance of his fee; $500. He doesn't like some of my ideas...he'll have to work hard to change my mind..it's our home, not his. And I'm unfailingly practical (Capricorn), so everything in our plans are there for a reason...........Consequently, I have spent the last two days re-working and shrinking our plans in an attempt make them more affordable without compromising too much, or losing the vision that we have for our home.
I am very good at compromise.........

I saw something interesting the other day...........ScorpaBoy came home from work at the hardware shop looking like the Incredible Hulk after a whole can of green paint tint emptied itself..........Maybe he resembled Kermit the Frog more?...... "It's Not easy Being Green....."

Oh, and I finished reading "Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince". Now I want Ms Rowling to hurry up and write the final book! It was odd this year, not having a "Lord of the Rings", or "Harry Potter" movie to catch between Christmas and New Year........

What else did I talk about????? Can't have been much.....Never mind; I'll have to get on with my day. Gaynor, my across the road neighbour and I, are going out for lunch today, and I've got another load of washing to hang out, a bathroom to clean etc........and I've got to finish the plans so I can photocopy them and share them with the draughtsman..and my $500..before I go to lunch.......Can' I just stay here????????...Nah.....I'm looking forward to lunch..........


OK then.....Everybody, this is an order; Have a Good Day!!!!!!!!

Lot's of love,

The Blogmuggle xoxoxoxo ;)


9 comments:

Bee said...

happy birthday for when it was

Shergar said...

You know, the only time a builder isn't keen is when they have finished your job and need to clean up the mess. Then they disappear like me.

Cyndy said...

Hah!!!! Funny man.... We used to have a business cleaning up after builders....They never came back unless they were owed money..Are you like that Shergar?

Shergar said...

I always without fail, clean up my mess. I am a walking, talking, six foot, pooper scooper!
What grinds my gears, gets my goat, sinks my boat, is inconsiderate people who dump rubbish ON MY LAND!!!!!
My pet hate...

salvagehoarse said...

Hello Cyndy,

Happy, Happy and A Happy Birthday!!!

Peace

UpDuff said...

HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Yahooooooo!

etc

Anchell said...

kristy upduffer has rectified bodgy button, I know, I just used it!! Tooooo cleveeeerrrrr.....I am going insane with driving car nerves arrrgghhhh

Severina said...

Great photos, your girl looks fantastic...very well done !

Lisa said...

shes beautiful cyndy loo and happy birthday for you too