Sunday, December 28, 2008

This is my family..(minus some)

This is Alan and I with our 5 "babies" Mary (skennars Head) Clare (brisbane) Amy-Jane (Skennars) Alan (Skennars) Kim ( Lennox Head) Kirsty (Mundubbera) and Daniel (Queenbeyan)


All the females in the family

My 3 girls

Couldn't resist this snap of Natty. She is so happy!!! No doubt Unce Kimmy made her laugh heaps..


My 5 children (being silly led on by the youngest..and yes doing a "REID" family shot youngest to oldest!!! Note the eldest and 2nd eldest are also the tallest and shortest in the family




Saturday, December 27, 2008

Christmas and others

Alan and Danny doing a duel jump at our boxing day breakie at Kimmys and BethysWhat a pair but what fun
here is our Christmas day lunch picture

Kirsty and Michael on the beach


Molly and Buddy on a beach walk



My grandchildren and me and AJ in the new much used spa




Yes Christmas came and went so fast...It will be new year in about 5 minutes....





I have uploaded some pictures from over the last few days. Danny n Del who are son and daughter and daughter in law from Canberra and fellw blogees arrived late last night. So i do have all my chickies home..how lovely...





To all my followers..the myriad that I have hope your Chrissy was great and 2009 roc
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s for you

Sunday, December 21, 2008

BUT WAIIT

Yes 4 days befpre christmas when everybody has been asking me what I want and then my hairdryer ceases to work..so anyone still looking I need a good hairdrer..powerful with a diffuser as my co-user insists we have one????? so yes I think that is all I can think of. And finally to have a FR....N spa!!!!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

My IWOOT for Danny andour day at pac fair

OK so today Alan and I got up at sparrows and drove to pac fair!! we arrived at about 8.15 (qld time) now I might add visiting pac fair is a fair pain in the ars... ( please do not get this one wrong) as we(NSW) live an hour ahead..so all day it is confusing. My phone automaticaaly changes over but of course my watch doesn't!!!
Anyway we started with a delicious breaky..and then shopped. We shopped for hours and hours BUT the really good news is our shopping is nearly all done. So amazing.
Alan and I had a great day and were very excited that our spa was being plugged in by the electrician. Yes home to a beautiful spa. We came home to a bill for &50 dollars and thespa not working : (
very sad. Hope he will come and fix it tomorrow.
Anyway my IWOOT for Danny..

a new cordless phone

new brown/beige large bath towels plus bath mat

a new quality frypan ..with lid

a new small outdoor setting

a short sleeve wrap but not in satin..impossible to buy trust me!!

a clock radio that projects the time to the ceiling

a sound machine for beside my bed

I tried pictures but way too tired..so there are some things. I also need a new wallet..and many more things but I feel I have excelled myself here..Now if i had a spa I would go and sit in it, so maybe Al and I will have to go and F..T in it!!!!!!


Ok about the f... word

Gosh I can not beleive where you peoples minds go...No Alan thought we could sit in it and "pass wind" I mean I was trying to be tactful in case my beautiful granchildren where reading this..but gosh. How low do you go????

Thursday, December 18, 2008

New spa pictures




Ok so this is our spa...the idea is that because the electrician can't plug it in till Monday we will fill it and sit in it and f...!!! Als idea naturally..how cool does it look??/ That courtyard was really built as a spa coutyard. Its just taken us 2 and a half years to realise it!!!!

yep I'm socks too AND all partied out

You Are Socks! That sucks..I thought I would be something way more interesting.
OUR SPA arrived today. Alan and I have both sat in it...empty of course. It still has to be all wired up...Hurry up I want it ready NOW!!!!
I will post a picture soon.

I am so over parties. All week. Party, party, party,...38 cbabies plus parents monday, 30 children plus parents yesterday and 58 plus parents today.
We went through 3 half slab cakes, 3 fruit cakes, 3 very large fruit platters, plus 2 watermelons 3 rockmelons, 2 kg grapes, 2 kilos cheese, 8packs rice biscuits, 3 water crackers, 14 litres of juice and various other bits n pieces not to mention presents packs blowers etc..phew!! I was tired. Roll on holidays..I did score this year with presents. I got tin chocolates, packs of chocolates, lots of soap, hand towel Lots of home made cooking (eewww..) always a bit worried about that, a cute christmas dancing chicken, etc etc etc...I made out like a bandit and as gifts s one of my strong love languages it was great...
come on holidays..I have 26 sleeps away from work YAY!!!!!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

new posts please AND A SPECIAL CLARE MENTION

OK every day I checck and they are all still the same. Now I know we are all busy but come on..... need to knw everything. Mind u Kim sat and read my Christmas letter to make sure of all the happenings..
And just making sure everyone knows that Clarey will be working as a solicitor in the new year. YAY for Clare. We are so excited for her. She has waited for this. Congrats Clare and looking forward to everyone coming home.
SO come on all...new posts

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Kimmy and Bethys Christmas party...love the pool

Come on now lets have some FUN!!!!

Hey the spa end looks great


Is that Tommy Tarrant disgracing himself



AJ enjoying a cherry




Fight, Fight, Fight, Fight





Bombs away






my turn







Waterfall babes




OK so I knicked AJ's snaps to put on. Looks like a great day. I still have;t had a swim. TOO slow too busy, too sick...I will get there. How wonderful for Kimmy and Bethy to have a resort in their own backyard..am I green....no!!! have fun and enjoy it. It sure looks like you are.


I hadn't seen the waterfall finished it does look fantastic.








Saturday, December 13, 2008

My only Chrissy party..

UUUmmmmm what should we have
Hely and Jenny

WOW look at the festive table


Me and my very festive husband
OK so my one and only party for the year and about 3pm I started to feel sick. Headache, temp etc. So 3 panadol and I was ready to party (sort of) We picked Hely and Jenny up and got there in time to put out a christmas quiz, bon bons and a bag of reindeer poo...( maltesers with a little poem attached) before everyone else arrived at 7...I wanted it to be special for everyone.
We had booked for 25 9and I thought 23 were coming) and we ended up with 29!!! sheesh what happened to lists???
We ordered at 7.30, then played the dirty Santa game which went for ages and everyon had fun and then waited for our meals till 10 to 9.. I had ordered chicken shnitzel just what I felt like and then I ended up with fish ( not what I felt like!) and then by the time our desert arrived at 10.45pm 3 and a half hours after ordering there was only 9 of us left. Everyone else had asked for take away deserts. Pretty bad and Al was disgusted with the whole thing (especially when he ordered a red wine and they had run out of red wine glasses and he had to drink it out ofa flute glass)
Anyway I was so happy to get home to bed and have not got out of my nightie today. I have slept for about 8 hours today... thank God for airconditioning.
Still struggling wuith my Chrissy letter..slowly.
very excited I only have to get through 4 days of work, 3 christmas parties 2 shopping trips and a partridge in a pear tree...yep 160 children plus but hopefully I have overestimated..



Thursday, December 11, 2008

5 friday favs..early..but who cares

yes I am beginnibng too wonder if my blogs are being read...but thats ok..
My 5 Favs are...
1 finishing story time for the year... that made me smile. Now I just have about 160 who I need to party in style next week.
2. My husband. A girl at work has just had her 2nd rear end accident for the year ( she running into the back of someone) and she was saying how angry her Dad was with her the first time and how scared she was to tell him..my husband is an amazing Father ( and husband) and his kids ( I don't think would be ever afaraid of him!!)
3 Christmas time..I love it makes me happy and makes me smile just living it.
4 Storms (when there is no wind or hail) we have had a lot lately and they are quite lovely..
5 Coming home after a long hard day when its as hot as AND my house is lovely and cool from the sea breeze that has been blowing..O YEAH!!!
Thats it for this week...one week tomorrow and I am on holidays..YAY

Monday, December 8, 2008

It's nearly Christmas

YAY..and although the daunting thought of shopping..card writting, wrapping, decorating etc. is at times a bit mind blowing I just deep down LOVE IT!!
This year I am very excited as I am taking just over 3 weeks off from work and I plan to do nothing except relax and have fun, enjoy all my kids while they are here and especially my beautiful grandchildren!!
I see beach walks (if my foot ever heals) park, coffee...movies the list goes on O YES!!
To my friend Donna. I may not be as enthusiastic. I do not cook ( I mean why cook when Mr Coles and Mr Woolies etc do your baking for you ) But I do love the season..yes rock on Christmas.
Bring on the heat, the crowded shops, the battle in the car parks for that spot, the struggle to buy just the right gift, all the food ( I'll worry about the weight next year) put up the decos (as tacky as some of mine are I am told by daughter number 3) buy just one more animated singing reindeer and just bring on the peace that comes only with Christmas!!!
HAPPY CHRISTMAS

Friday, December 5, 2008

5 FAVS and YES its still Friday!!!!

YAY its still friday and I am doing it!!!!

1, Having dinner with Kimmy and Bathany Joy at Fishy fishy...yay rates number 1 this week..
2. Having my son ring and see if I wanted to do lunch on a work day as he wasup in "the wok" what he calls Lismore (a hole in the ground and its hot!!!...go figure)
3. Living in the natiional Lampoons Christmas vacation street.. Chevvy Chase eat your heart out. Even though I get GGGRRRR I love gouing ouit and seeing the lights O YEAH!!
4, Coming home from work and having a wine ( no not a whine although some days that also rates) with my amazing husband..
5. Christmas time I LOve it I love it I love It , I love it..so much fun so much happiness so much to buy ( so little money) but yes I love it ( friend Donna please note I am NOT one of those scrooge type people)

Sunday, November 30, 2008

let me give it a go..for the home group

http://elfyourself.jibjab.com/view/q67qPwWNLtUwfLsC
http://elfyourself.jibjab.com/view/q67qPwWNLtUwfLsC

Ok please check it out.. I was inspired by Kirsty and this is for the Lennox/Skennars crew

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Big Al and Danny

http://apps.facebook.com/elfyourselfapp/fbhandler.ashx?ut=dBFII5RbVxUc8nBdc3bMDT7hmmrIvgen1wCG_dxqadJhAAWkNZSIhV-1DGKZvwZ0-DQUg5JS8Y61ukrjwOp8p81S9pP6R_BhovjemyHtbA0dAsx-PMuL2zIosIac-rUvj3lTh1WL6rg0IY1bFO3pdrgQvxN_Pxa0r6kxTb5QiZNn7ojd-SXYnLUgrW6iw-OIzAzp8hZBMN_hpwEauylxTfJM_9nGpnT_QxLnoKTAEvygFWlPhIpwRZGFW4Gznf0XWThTt6t4sGNJFJblvBJ4mBrYMPgjFVO74R55Cml5l8y8QtswmarBKeFhlV5JgnA-55VSJJLC5kS9R6DKu2b2I3CWxczaACS0PVKJP460mRhjxk5UpfKN87nl9NUkAaFjD2BPz-n1cIAUazJN690bU0kW3J_sjePUEW7hfBthUs4Z3ar_TmVB3TBl2BYwkW6Kia8sNI-tamUJ4SvXgTNTRA..

so how many days.....

I got a bit hung up on my new feature with how many days I had been alive....so here are some to compare..some made me feel like a baby and some like an ancient ?????
Today is day #2,856 forNatty
Today is day #12,025 for Kirsty
Today is day #21,473 for big Al
Today is day #1,536 for Sammy
Today is day #2,388 for Chalie
Today is day #12,055 for Mick
Today is day #11,222 for Danny
Today is day #10,424 for Clarey
Today is day #9,326 for AJ
Today is day #8,433 for Kimmy
But then I also did one for a friend who is 89 and hers was ....#32,627..so you see I felt like a spring chicken. Fun though. The site is...http://www.beatcanvas.com/daysalive.asp

Friday, November 28, 2008

5 friday faves

OK 1 day late but getting there
1..that I can still talk to my babies and make them feel better by just being there. As your babies get older sometimes you feel you out grow them but how wonderful that you can still talk to them ANd pray with them. Such a blessing.
2..that people from my church gave me a tribute (photos on the big screen) and beautiful flowers at the womens dinner on Thursday night.
3.. Also at the dinner a painting I had done about 4 years ago for a friend asa gag was placed on a pedestal alongside other amazing artists.
4..Hearing about and seeing Kirsty's success with her srapping article that she had published..WOW.
5..Retail therapy at Target. O my gosh we spent $46 dollars this morning AND SAVED $230 o yes that made me smile..
Gosh my favs just rolled this week....

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Atkins Diet
Atkins Diet

What a day

Well the day yesterday was pretty awful...the funeral, cemetary part at least. Kimmy actually made the ultimate sacrifice and came to the funeral to support his Mother. Now as nice as that was the real fact that he calls Lismore "the wok" because its hot and its a hole in the ground" means that he went ove rand above the call of son duty. Thanks Kimmy. It was like having Al there beside me. He carefully held me, stroked my arm and delighted me with his antics..including having to make a toilet stop mid funeral!!!! Thanks Kimmy

So then it was off to the cemetary, off to the wake and back to work..all up a draining day..I was thrilled that there were 3 full rows of library staff...and 3 of the staff were pall bearers and Helen and I and other staff members led the entourage out of the church with the flowers... VERY difficult. It was a very traditional service and not very personal, so when I die I want it to be very personal...rose petals on the coffin, stories of how funny, amazing, etc etc etc..that I was!!!!!!

Then it was meet up with Al for coffee, home for a quick shower and then out for dinner with the everywoman event for church..a great night which I will write about in my next blog....

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

JUST FOR DANNY

This is a blog that I am doing "on request" for Danny.

Have just read "Isshy's" blog and so proud of er..you go girl..Dan seems to be coping well working (i use the term loosely) 4 on 4 off.... Sorry Danno.. Clare is so organised I have made my hair appointment for that day (the wedding day that is) AJ is off formaling (all the yr 12 formals are on ) or gyming or socialising..that is her life..and Kimmy is very busy doing lots..enjoying his pool etc etc..

It has poured rain here today..as you can see by the picture??????
Well maybe a slight eageration..but it was wet!!!!!


Tomorrow is Anna's funral. Going to be a very sad day. 3 of the staff are pall bearers...tough day I think...might need some medicinal alchol tomorrow night.
Till next time just a friendly reminder that is only 4 weeks till Chrissy tomorrow
.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

phew five favs and other things..sad and not so sad

Molly and Buddy when they were babies..how cute were they???
3 out of the 4 original Tyson women we now number 6 O YEAH!!! well 8 counting the 2 little ones

OK first up my five favs..
1..seeing pictures of my beautiful grandchildren on Kirstys blog AND reading about them..yep number 1!!!!
2..Kimmy organising quality time with Al...together they are planning many things, the first being a shed around all his pumps and everything for his you beaut pool..which is now swimable.
3.. Singstar. I have just discovered it and I LOVE IT!! I was sooo sad yesterday and I decided to have a go and it made me so happy!!
4.. Christmas stuff. Alan was playing with some of the amazing touys in th shop and yes I love all the decorations and displays AND all the cool decorations
5..blueberry and white chocolate scones from bakers delight!! O YUM they would make anyone feel happy..

Now this week I went back to work 3 days out of 4 and I was OK. My blood tests are back and good at the moment, so that has to be good.
I visited Anna on Wednesday ( the lady from work who was in hospital with cancer) and I found it tough going. When I got back I said I ddn't know if I would go again...as I didn't feel I was saying the right thing or being any use..well no I won't be going back as she died yesterday morning. 5 weeks from when she went to the doctors. Such a shock for all of us..wow.
Now we have the funeral as a work group to attend. Very hard it will be..
On the brighter side I hav done it..I have STARTED my Christmas shopping
(DRUM ROLL PLEASE!!)


Now I just need to get onto my Christmas letter and cards and I will really be rocking.










Sunday, November 16, 2008

I was tagged

Thanks to Kirsty I was tagged so.. here goes..
1. I have an amazing fear of cockroaches,,way above and beyond normal. When I was young I carried a glass jug out of our pantry and had my fingers inside it before I realised there was about 6 very large cockroaches in there..YUK

2. I smoked off and on for about 10 years. Gave up with each pregnancy as I was so sick but when having my 4th (AJ) the smell of smoke made me so sick I realised I could never smoke again if that was what my smoke did to people.

3. I used to be a candy striper at the local hospital in year 11.. and work at Coles when it was a variety store.. and eat all the lollies..cause you used to sell them by weight and you could eat them as they were all loose.

4. I can not dive. Something I never learned to do and I hate that I can't.

5. When I had 6 children with me ( my neice included) and Kirsty and Lisa ( my neice) were only about 12.. I had a flat battery while driving and so I had the 4 oldest 12, 12, 10, and 8 pushing an L300 van around a car park for 5 minurtes to jump start it before I realised I had to turn the ignition on..WHOOPSY!!!

6. When I was in year 6 me and a couple of other girls were sprung for passing "rude" notes and we were made to go over to confession...O how times have changed. We would possibly be given physcological testing now a days

Now I am in the swing of it I could do heaps more...It took me ages to come up with these...Hope they were intersting

Friday, November 14, 2008

Molly the international star

I have one it. I have uploaded my very first ever film clp to you tube...featuring Molly and her cat like getting comfy in bed. Leave a coment for us. I know there will be more to follow. She really is quite hilariuious



It is so cute to watch her and Danny showed me how to embed it in my blog..clever boy

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Ok its a miricle


Today as I was feeding my 2 birds..one a very cute cockatiel (that really has no personality at all) and the other princess parrot (that has heaps of personality..but no feathers) I started singing the song I used to sing to them...'good moring good morning to you..in all the world you're number 1 they taste so good...' etc a made up hash of a song, like all the songs I sing and I realised with a rush how miserable I have been. I thinl death, sadness and my own ill health had got me down far more then I chose to realise...and so I now am trying to stay on top of things....yes so between God and the 2 birds a miricle has occurred...Praise the Lord!! Amen and Amen

Thursday, November 6, 2008

5 Friday Favs

Ok OK OK yes I have made it to Friday and Posting on Friday. Miricles happen... Its been a pretty tough week so I am guessing I will have to relly focus on the things close at hand for what made me happy this week..
1..My family. This week when I felt like my whole world was crumbling there they were for me.. Dan n Del to comfort me. Dan to hold me in his strong arms and Del to drink cheap wine wth me. Kimmy to txt and tell me he had a present for me just cause he knew it would make me feel better, Kirsty for ringing me and ringing me with no reply but she kept trying, Clarey for the message she left on my phone and I knew she was as heartbroken as me, for AJ for even mentioning it on facebook so I knew she too was with me..and finally but not leastly my amazing husband who txted me and rang sooo much and sent me the most beautiful txt saying.."sleep well princess..." What an amazing family..
2.. AJ to be there to greet me and cuddle me when I got off the plane
3.. To have dinner cooked by my husband at home when I finally got home
4.. My own bed yet again to pop into a little slice of heaven
5.. My mobile phone. This week just would habve been terrible without it..
OK so a tough week but through the toughness still things (people) that made me happy..

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

My pictures of Aunty Joan






My Aunty Joan and Uncle Geoff



Feeding Joany the fruit he hascarefully cut up for her




I have these few photos. Geoff was sweet enough to let e take a couple with him and Joan and then one of the staff took a snap of Joan and I the next day. Joan was trying very hard to smile in the photo with me.
Aunty Joan and I..how Precious.




I have also put in the one of me and Joan at dan and Dels wedding 18 months ago so you can imagine the shock I got.
I have also put one with Joan and myself and AJ and Clarey..




She is a precious lady and my heart breaks that never again I can swing into her drive way and have a coffee with her or a chat. I am praying for her all the time at the moment. A really beautiful lady. She has been so much to me.




I spoke to geoff just half an hour ago and her move into permanent care went well today. She is now at Morling Lodge Red Hill, the place where Geoff's own mother died in in 1993

Monday, November 3, 2008

Another visit with Aunty Joan and the DFO

So yesterday Dan and Del and I had a very lazy lovely morning and did nothing. Breakfast coffee and relaxed. Wonderful. Then we got ready and went for a wonder around the DFO (direct factory outlet) for those not in the know) We spent a couple of hours wondering and looking for bargins we could not afford. Had a VERY disappointing coffee club experience and then home.
The whole time in the back of my mind was I need to see Aunty Joan one last time.
So I dropped them off and headed over to Monash. I went in and Joanny was in the same place as the day before. Sound asleep. I woke her and tried to help her to sit up a little as she was all falling over and then I just ambled on as only I can...
I talked about our family, her family my sisters Kim and cricket Dan n Dels wedding, Kirsty and uni Clare getting married...she actually turned and said "is she" when i told her about Clare getting married.. Aj and school Alan having a new job, Barb and Sue going overseas...on and on I went.
I said how dry her hands were and then found I had a little jar of cream in my bag and so I rubbed one and then Aunty Joan tried to lift her other hand over and so then I rubbed her other one. Very therapeutic for me and I think she liked it.
I then asked would she like me to pray with her and lo and behold if she didn't try and make the sign of the cross..broke my heart. So I then said an our Father and a hail Mary and my own personal prayer for her and then again she tried to make the sign of the cross.
I then had to do one of the hardest things ever and say goodbye. I kissed her, stroked her, told her how precious she was, thanked her for everything she had done for me and said I love you Joany and she said "I love you too"
Thank God that I was here. Thank God that it was this time that I came and saw Dan and Del. God is good. Please keep praying. All of us, Joans family, Geoff, our family and Joan herself need your prayers.
I go home today and leave Aunty Joan behind. So sad... But pleased to go home to my Husband.
Dan and Del have been amazing to me. I think I will book in here for more frequent holidays...Thanks guys
.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

A really sad day

I woke up early yesterday excited to be meeting up with my friend Donna (who has now joined the blog list ) for breaky. It was a big drive into Civic for me and only getting a little lost once. I arrived early and sat in the car and rang my wonderful husband and had a quick chat. Then I thought I would ring Aunty Joan and organise to pop over. My Aunty Joan is my late Mothers Sister and the only older blood relative I have left. Uncle Geoff answered and then shattered my world.
Aunty Joan is in a nursing home. She has dementia and has had several strokes. She can not walk or move is incontinent and can just talk a little.
I organised to meet up with Geoff at his place in the afternoon and accompany him down to see her.
I did enjoy my breakfast but inside my heart was whirling. This precious woman was all I kept thinking.
So at 2,30 I was at their home. Geoff then told me of the heartache he has had over the past 18 months, but more recently the past 6 months. Her last stroke about a month ago has really incapacitated her. We left to go down and visit. Geoff armed with a juice nectar a paper bag with straws in it, a little container of chopped fruit salad (mango, paw paw, rockmelon, honeydew melon and banana) and also a few nuts in a little container and nail scissors.
We arrived at the home and went into the secured area and there was my Aunty Joan. I would not have known her. This tiny woman with grey hair all scrunched up on a chair was my Aunty Joan that was once such a big strong woman....
I managed to wake her and for the hour we were there we talked..well Geoff and I talked and Joan did a little..like nodded said yes but mostly was very vacant and not really understanding. Geoff carefully fed her a little of the chopped fruit a couple of little nuts and fed her the juice in a straw. I clipped her finger and toenails which I have never done for anyone else except my Mum. I also got the chance to pray with Joan and Geoff which was really precious.

When we left Geoff was quite happy with the visit and said it was the best she had been for a long time. We went home and Geoff made me a cup of tea and we talked more. He is so lonely and sad that Joan will never come home again, but releived of having the responsibility of caring for her.
I told Geoff that I would pop in and see Joan again today and I know that it will be to say goodbye. I know that I really said good bye 18 months ago at Danny and Adeles on that sunday morning.
After I left I stopped on the way home and I thought of what she had meant to me ( she was the Mum that I didn't have, she was the grandma to my kids and she was my friend) She loved to hear about the kids, Kim and his cricket, etc and helped me find our home in Rivett, find schools for the kids in Canberra, minded Kim for me, looked after Clare when she needed it.
So I will go and say goodbye today. Goodbyr to an amazing woman. Please pray for all the family. I know its heartbreaking for all of them. and for Uncle Geoff. They all need our prayers.
I came home to Danny and Adelesand they listened while I talked and cried and drank too much wine. Del had cooked a beautiful dinner and I was in bed about 9. Big day.
Will write about today soon

Thursday, October 30, 2008

In Queanbeyan

Yay Danny has just told me how to fix my blog..he is so clever!!!
My trip was long but good. I have decided that I really am a good traveller. Everyone complained about how rough the trip was into Sydney and I was like "o I didn't think it was that bad" Shopping in Canberra Centre today...Very exciting. No money to shop but I lOve to look... and wow look at this I can once again change colours and size. danny is my hero

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

5 favs for Friday (early I know)

My five favs are early this week but I have missed a few weeks so...
* Swimming when its hot.
* Peaches and Nectarines
* Surprises really cool cause I am hard to surprise
* Christmas (and everything that ges with it)
* Flowers ( smelling them)
Thats it for today
I have photos from Kimmys party that I will download when I get home. We played put the nose on the clown and tip of your tongue..good times!!!!

I did it but didn't know how to cut and paste

Yes and I didn't finish it took me 40 mins (what a waste of time) and I got

61,180 on widget... O YEAH!!!!

Monday, October 27, 2008

So tired AND ITS KIMMYS Birthday


I know my blog entries have been pitiful..I have been just so tired. I am very anemic and I am guessing that is the reason. To drive home at night is such an effort. I nearly go to sleep. I know pity party for Mary. Sorry No real excuses.
We also have one of our staff members who is very sick in hospital. She went in 1 and a half weeks ago and its not looking good. She is so sick. Cancer I beleive and everywhere. It has thrown us all into a spin. 57 and its all too much for us.
Anyway our baby Kimmy is 23 today!! When we realised I was pregnant with Kimmy it was like our world was coming to an end. We just couldn't cope. Our AJ had been a bit of a handful and the thought of another baby was too much. I booked in for a termination. No real counselling. It was that easy. And then God moved. I heard him say through a priest in church, that God puts mountains in our paths and we can take the easy path and go around the mountain or take his hand and go over the top...well I never thought of my Kimmy as a mountain BUT!!!!!
So yes we cancelled the appointment and went on to be blessed with the most amazing baby and child and adult. It was through all this that I became a christian. Before that I just went to church but it was after this that I realised that God cared for me Mary Tyson and what was happening in my world.
So 23 years on it is another birthday and another reason for me to celebrate he goodness of God. I can not imagine what life would have been like if Kimmy had never been born. Thank you God for all our children and I guess Kimmy was the icing on the top although at the beginning I thought the cake was great without icing!!!!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

10 favs as I missed 2 weeks (with apologies for doubling up)

1 my amazing Husband. He makes e laugh and smile and drives me crazy but I love and admire him so much
2 my children all of them..My own and my in law ones. Amazing bautiful people
3 Coffee..the smell and taste when you really need it..YAY
4.. Te ocean. The sound the smell wakin on the beach loveit
5..Fishing. I know its really gross but I love it. I love the feel of a BIG fish on the line ( not tha that has happened often but I do love it)
6.. Christmas when all my children re coming home. I am Sked, Yay good times.
7..Kimmy and Bethy comin home from OS after 8 weeks tomorrow night. Wat excited and makes me smile.
8..going to see Danny and Del in Canberra in 2 weeks. Fun times
9 flowers smelly flowers, I love roes lillies anything wirh a fragrance
10..O I had to do it Miss Molly. She makes me smile some days when I am so down...Love her to bits as well
hats it I did it..just like that 3 minutes and its done. It didn't hurt and I can go to bed..
See you next week

The spoon theory

www.butyoudontlooksick.com/the_spoon_theory

Ok this is a link I think you should all copy and paste and loo at. It is an amazing theory to understand thosearound you who are sick...
DO IT!!!!

No apologies

OK my friday favs have gone a little by the way and I must admit I have had a challenging week or two.
I just thought I would share with my family what I discovered today.
The message at Church today was all about how we can carry things around with us for so long. We don't really realise it is there but it sort of eats you up...robs you of a lot of stuff. Well I went up for prayer afterwards and had some prayer but was not sure why or what was troubling me.
When I came home I talked t Big Al about it..well really I cried and cried. i realised that I have been living with disappointment for the last 10 years. I realised that every step of theway for me has been disappointment after disappoinment.
I actually said that I feel like 10 years ago I was handed a death sentence. I know pretty heavy but it was ood for me to finally be able to articulate what I have lived with.
Ther was a lot of tears and my amazing husband sat and held me and let me cry. Crty for what to me has been the lost 10 years where I have struggled with my health. The fact that I see now how many health problems I face because of all my medication..my transplant that has never gone so well..my aches and pains and suddenly I am 51 and what is in store for me..
Anyway just wanted my family to know I love them and sorry for the times I am a bit fat flat(whoops typo as Al pointed out but then??????) but I am beleiving that now God has opened my blind eyes it will be on wards for US!!!!

Monday, October 13, 2008

North Straddie









video
Mary Chasing a echidna..poor quality just my phone

Photos of Where Clares reception will be. he view from the reception ANd the beach where she is marrying.
Also one of my boyfriend and I.
There is one of the actual cove where she is marrying and one of part of the walk we went on AND one on the classy ferry
Will have to do 5 favs on Tuesday

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Happy Birthday to Bethy


Yes its Bethy's birthday way way away. Over in Amsterdam. I hope her day is great. So far away. I think that would suck as my love language is gifts...so how the heck do you get presents from people so far away. The fact that You are on an amazing trip possibly helps to numb the pain.
Have a good one Bethy. We tried to ring at about 8.15 their time..no answer. either at Breaky or still asleep.Have a great day. I am sure Kimmy will spoil you.
I LOVE birthdays. Presents cards...cake ..etc etc..
just wanted to wish Bethy all the best

Thursday, October 2, 2008

I am sooo excited


Ok today I did a Daniel and waded through thousands of DVD's at K mart. AND I found it.. YES I am i heaven. I prayed so much there were so many dvds..all on top of each other. So many and then .....there it was. SEE NO EVIL HEAR NO EVIL!! In a 3 pack to boot...I saw a bright light and heard a chorus of angls singing..It is the holy grail of DVDS. Dan would be proud of me

5 Friday Favs

OK so the week has been less then ordinary so really it scratching the ol brain to think of favs....
1.. after coming home so tired last night I again have to rate my bed.. I love it, I love it, I love it

2...Time off fromwork. Yes time to waste...well time to NOT have to rush to work and if I stay in my PJ's till 11 o'clock who cares????

3..the freedom of walkng..now I can't go for walks while my foot is broken..I MISS IT SO MUCH

4..air conditioning. I know I know really bad for the environment.. bUT i love it. Summer is fast approaching and the thought that I can sleep in comfort is Fantastic. I mean to say.. that has to be much better for the world. You are less stressed, less tired etc etc etc.. that's my story and I am sticking to it.

5..Family.. My family keeps me happy always. I love talking to them, being with them, listening to them. Where would I be without ALL my family.

OK I did it. See even when you have had a shocker of a week there are always things to make you smile..

Thanks for dropping by

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

another entry

This week has been hideous at work. No staff or just a skeleton staff.It has been so very busy..hate school holidays..at least when I am working in the library.

My foot is now in a full boot and so I have felt plain useless all week.. Claire Von??? from church has lent me her boot and its like having your foot in plaster..

I am finishing work in about 2 hours and have 5 yes 5 days off!!! YAHOO. Very excited.

Friday, September 26, 2008

What the heck happened!! DANNY HELP

Now something really weird is happening..I have bats in the belfrey at least on my computer... I can not find my 5 favs I did last night and yet Deena and Kirsty have commented!!!! Weird, I am doing this entry to see if I can see this.. Danny HELP!!

5 friday favs

* I LOVE Fridays..well actually I love Thursdays because that means its nearly Friday..LOVE IT!!!! Number 1 this week is Fridays.

* I love meeting Alan in town for coffee, wine, lunch, a walk or whatever. I love spending time with my amazing husband. He is so precious. Drives me insane at times but I love him heaps.

* Walking on the beach. I love that so much. Lucky I live so close to the beach. Unfortunately I don't do it nearly often enough. The smells, the water, the sand the freshness I Love it.

* I love the view I get every morning near my house when I drive over the hill..I see the water when its grey and miserable, when its blue, when its sparkling, when its rough and angry, when its windswept and huge, and when there are whales and dolphins. I love seeing the boats and the surfers yes I love it. I remember when we went to live in Canberra and everyone said "you'll miss the beach" and I'm like I so won't and o my gos I so did. I used to squint as I walked around lake Burly Griffin and pretend it was the ocean.

* I love soft tissues. The large soft ones. So gentle on my nose. ow I know that was a bit random but its so true.My nose has been a little snuffly and they are great. Instead of using 2 or 3 tissues a go I only need one. O YEAH!!!
Thanks for stopping by

Sunday, September 21, 2008

This is a picture of me and my boyfriend




Well even though we have been married 33 years I still see him as my friend, boyfriend and all. My heart still jumps when I see him..O yeah baby

i saw this and wanted to share it


This is where I have been going wrong weighing myself

Friday, September 19, 2008

My 5 Favs.... on saturday

OK so I am a little late but it was on my mind all day yesterdy..so I reckon that counts!!!!
1... Washing Molly (our little dog).. Well actually I don't relly love washing her but I love when I have finished aND SHE GOES JUST A BIT PSYCHO!! She smells lovely and clean for a brief period. I do blow dry her and she is slowly getting used to it. Not sure if she will ever love it but I love when she is happy AND clean,
2... Buying a present for my Sammy, number 1 grandson and finding out it would have made it to his 5 favs IF he was dedicated enough to do them!!
3..Ne mown grass. I love the smell. It can take me back to long hot summer evenings when I was little and dad would mow the lawn and we would go out the back and rake in our little girl PJ's like Clare had (well I think all the girls had) when she did santa Claus is coming to town.
4..Thunderstorms at night when I am in bed. I am very frightened of Bad storms and living on the coast we get a fair few but I love thunder and lightening at night time. I could lay in bed forever listening.
5.. Going to the movies. Alan and I went this morning to see Mumma Mia nd it was good fun. Easy to watch and just enjoyed it. Very relaxing.
Ok so I jhave a bit of variety this week no thread to link...a bit f randomness. A LOT like my brain

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Friday, September 12, 2008

5 favs

Kim in his element. He loves the slippers from these motels. MMind you I don't think Dan would get his foot in them

Ok its that time of the week again..

* I love coffee...I am addicted. I especially love coffee from the coffee club. It rates as my number 1!!!!


*2 I love my mobile phone. What I did before I had one I donot know. I can keep in touch so easily. I think I have had a mobile for about 12 years now...seems like forever. It means there were a lot of years missing when I was without one.


* 3 Ok so now I am on a theme. A dishwasher. I have only had one for about 5 years..Arg how did I cope before that. Its agreat storage facility to quickly clean up, and I have now discovered that I can also put everything in even all my pots. I just do 2 loads..der!! why did I not do that before.


* 4 My microwave. O yes baby. My friend. We got one forever ago. We got Al's Mum and Dads old one when they eft Sydney so it must have been the late 80's... mean I remember when (o my gosh I sound ancient) I cooked mash potatoes in a saucepan and ket dinners warm on a saucepan of boiling water. OK shoot me mnow I am way too old.


* The internet. What did we do without that. Today I woke up to about 48 photos from Kim n Beth in Europe.of Switzerland and the Mona Lisa ( I don't think they are supposed to take phtos in there) I can look at my childrens Blogs and talk to them when online ( I did briefly with Danny last night) Its great!!!

Have attached some photos of Kimmy and Beths photos but they are all on Bethys face book

Smiley of the Moment