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Sitting In Silence....



If you had one hour to live and could make just one phone call, who would it be to? What would you say? And why are you waiting?



Updated: 2018-03-06T17:09:23.030-08:00

 



Build A Bridge....

2010-06-12T05:29:42.986-07:00

You just blinked twice....didn't you?
I know...Oh boy do I know.....

Slack
Slack
Slack........

Where have I been ?....

I have no idea,but what I do know is...it only feels like one blink of an eye and 6 month's have flown by.....

That alone is scarier,then my hair at 6am in the morning.

Here's a super quick update,the kids have grown like tumble weeds.I managed to break my foot. I dyed my hair brown, for the hell of it. I decided that perhaps I really do need to learn to cook. The car has broken down another 457 times. I thought about selling the house again. I have tickets for Eclipse when it comes out.I finally sorted my Twitter account, but I still cant find Rove. I finally paid off my late fees to the DVD store and the rednecks still live next door.....

You missed me right ?



Yes...It's me !

2009-12-12T17:23:26.901-08:00

Hello....It's me...

I know !

You cannie believe it!

My poor blog, alone for months....I wondered if it would be here when I got back !

It is and I have missed you all!

I promise to catch up really soon and post some pictures !



LIVE !

2009-09-22T19:39:39.209-07:00


This morning I woke up to the news that Sydney, A large capital city was covered in a blood red dust storm.
Sydney is a 10 hour drive from where I live.About an hour ago,just before lunch it has hit us.

Visibility is down to less then 50 meters in some places.I stood out the front of my house for 2 minutes and took these pictures.

It's a weird site,everything is covered in red/brown dust....even the sky is red.
You can feel it under your feet and taste it. I am wondering how we are going to clean up outside chairs/Toys Etc as we are on water restrictions.
The whole street has a pink hue, We have never had anything like this ever....

This is the back of my car.....gosh the car wash will make a roaring trade when it's over....



Ummmmm That's My Mom !

2009-09-06T16:54:06.001-07:00



While visiting a local shopping centre on the weekend, the assistant asked my Flossy if her sister would like to look at a shirt as well...

"I dont have a sister", flossy replied...

"Well, who's That with you then?"

Floosy rolling her eyes are half looking at me as she spoke...

Ummmmmmmmmm My Mom !....

Oh yes sir-ee....I am sooooooooooo shopping there again!

That Store ROCKS !



Go the Bikinis !

2009-08-23T19:27:35.596-07:00

Summer is here....and Stumpy could not be any happier....
He is our own self confessed little beach bum !
At his happiest soaking up sun and playing in the sand...
I think he may be a life saviour when he grows legs...lol....


He loves the beach thiiiiiiiiisss much !

We both do !

I loveeeeeeeeee it !

Stumpy's beach...



Imogen Lola

2009-08-17T22:47:53.102-07:00

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As a final farewell we have decided to name the baby and post it here as a permanant reminder.
Something that we can treasure when I finally get round to repinting this blog into a hardcover.
I left the choice to DH,although I choose the middle name.

Thank you all for your kind thoughts and prayers. I really appreciate it...
We both do...
x



As The Days Go By..

2009-08-09T21:52:18.107-07:00

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As each day goes by,I am starting to feel more like my old self.
Last week was a hard week,I felt like an actor- watching myself on auto pilot yet sitting in the audience.
Smiling and comforting people at work,when inside I was dull and in neutral.
Watching the world go by,but wanting to yell out:"Stop"...I need to get off !
This week,I can see and feel the sun and I know it's ok to smile...
Life goes on and I go with the tide.......



Sometime in the Future...

2009-08-04T01:39:07.546-07:00



There might come a day sometime in the future
When I dont think about you constantly
Wonder what you would have looked like,
What colour your hair would have been,
And how your smile may have looked.
There might come a day, sometime in the future
When I wont wonder what I did wrong.
When I wont blame myself.
When the sharp pain will become dull.
When I can accept this as meant to be.
There might come a day sometime in the future
When I am happy again.
When I can let go.
When I can look at a baby without aching for you.




Hum Drum....

2009-07-16T19:35:41.066-07:00


We had a great 2 week break from the normal hum drum of everyday school life.No uniforms,no homework and no school lunches.We slept in,ate breakfast late and choose what we wanted to do on the day...Bliss

Here is Dax with his beloved smelly pooch,Kasey- Ruby. Ohn this pic is for you,I swear if you look close you will see that the dog smiles...LOL

Last but not least,little Stumpy,he enjoyed having his siblings around for 2 weeks, nothing like 2 mothers and an older brother to pamper your every need....



A Chilly Update...

2009-07-04T06:08:31.536-07:00

General update....

1.Finally the neighbours have gone away and taken their little dog too !
2.Of course this could be made better, if Glenda the good witch fairy on the other side,left town as well...
3.The ticker needs a reality check and should really stop bothering me,because it is driving me insane.
4.I never did hear back from Chantale on face book. I guess it's just not a big thing in her life.
5.The car has not broken down and left us stranded at the other end of town for ummmm 3 weeks.
6.Because it is school break, I have no school lunches to make for 14 whole days.
7.I also don't have to iron school uniforms with, unpractical pleats for 14 days.
8.We are right in the middle of winter and 3 day's ago it was 28 deg.... go figure.
But today my eye lids are freezing over....
On that frozen note I am off to jump into bed now that DH has warmed it up !...
Brrrrrrrrrrr Brrrrrrrrrrrr Brrrrrrrrrrrr...



Sandra Cakes !

2009-06-23T22:59:22.437-07:00

We did it ! We made Sandra cakes....

Now I call them Sandra cakes because many pages ago in the world of blogging,Sandra from "Just add Humour and Faith" <<<<<<< Link to left and down a bit.
Made tiny beautiful cakes with one of her granddaughters. I even went back a few times to stare at them.They were the cutest little cakes I had ever seen.

Today...... I finally found itty bitty cupcakes and hey presto ! before you know it....we had our very own Sandra cakes.

Moo had a ball and I let him decorate some of his own....
I have sent DH a photo on my mobile phone. He wants to know where I brought them ! LOL...
Soooooooooo glad I have the proof...hehehehheheh...


Check out Moo and his cooking style.

Chubby bubby hands...awwwwwwwwwww

Ta Dahhhhhhhhhhh....all by myself !

And last but not least...Mine...and yes I know...the flower ones have...well...um....wilted...but hey you get that don't ya !



I used to have a life, but Facebook ate it !

2009-06-22T17:31:05.661-07:00

Do I need to file a missing persons report around here ?

Everyone is hanging out at the Face book bar.....

It's rather empty around these woods lately !

TZ....order me a Martini will you !.......LOL



Is That Really You ?

2009-06-12T16:11:04.475-07:00

When I was in year 11 at school many years ago.

I met an exchange student from Quebec,her name was Chantale.I'll say her name in the hope that she stumbles across my blog one day.
She was on a life changing experience,a 12 month exchange with an Australian family.

We instantly bonded.She was a little older then me,more worldly and so interesting.
She taught me french and we used to swap letter's between classes everyday.
Chantale made me write those letters in french and we would laugh at my mistakes.

She used to sleep over at my place and I would make her watch all my favorite Australian DVD's. She never complained. I loved her bright sunny outlook on life.
I love how grown up and travelled she was. She had a fierce sense of direction and Independence.

She was incredibly opened minded and we spent hours talking about her customs and traditions.

I had never met anyone like Chantale,before I knew it, our 12 months came to an end.On that last day before she went home. I gave her my favourite piece of jewellery,a silver heart locket with my name on it. She had always loved that locket. I remember telling her that a piece of me was going with her.

She gave me her French to English dictionary and wrote a sweet little message inside.

We tried to keep in contact,but letters were hard, and I missed her terribly. I even phoned one day, but no one could understand my Aussie chatter.
I gathered that Chantale had moved and that was where the contact ended.

I have spent many years searching for Chantale,now alot easier thanks to the Internet.

I have never found anything no trace nothing,but today that changed.

That little French- English dictionary, the one she gave me 20 years ago, fell out of my linen cupboard.

It just fell out on the floor from an old bag. For a second,I looked at it and went to toss it back into the cupboard, but something made me open it.
There staring at me was a photo of the both of us and a message....

It read... "Write me...I'll miss ya and remember,no matter where we are in the world. When I see the moon, I know you will see it too. I'll wave and if you look closely you will see my shadow and I will see yours waving back at me...Friends forever....."

So I picked up that dictionary and I logged onto face book,like I have done so many many times.

I willed her to be there and for a second I was disappointed that she wasn't,but then the 3rd photo down,that face, that hair...is that you?....

I clicked on her friend list and they are all from her home town...oh it has to be you!

Please let it be you.....

I sent her a message...and I so hope I hear back and that she uses Face book,now my biggest fear is that the account is old, or she does not use it. She only has 22 friends,so maybe it's not a huge time waster of hers...

So close....so so very close....

Wish me luck, wish us luck.....



It's BollyWood !

2009-06-10T17:24:47.754-07:00

While Flossy was away, the home decorater played !
As a super special treat,her room was transformed into a kind of Bollywood teenager haven...

Oh What fun I had....and what a surprize she got when she came home....
Now only if she would keep it this neat !


The beautiful stars made out of paper.

Her chest of drawers (She loves Gwen perfume)...Can you tell ?

I even decorated the fan with a hanging crystal

And I found these beautiful elephants in the local Indian shop...

Now I am onto Dax and his room, Stay tunned CRC...You will love it !



It's Snowing....

2009-06-07T17:38:19.326-07:00



Ha Ha Ha....got you attention didn't I?....
Check out Stumpy and his first time in the snow...He was beside himself,trying to build a snowman...



Of course I was all prepared in my pair of Flip flops....



Poor Dax crossed paths with another boy, who just would not let up with the snow balls....unfortunately the other boy came to a very cold wet end....never a good idea to stand too close to a child with excellent hand/ball co ordination...

Whoops !



Guess your all wondering why it is snowing in such a tropical climate ?

Give in ?....

Oh ok....I'll fess up,the local camping shop dumped 40 tonnes of snow in the car park for all us snow deprived tropical locals who have never ever seen snow before...

I guess we do look funny in our short sleeve shirts and flip flops don't we ?....



Mid Week Escape

2009-06-01T21:10:42.120-07:00

In the middle of my computer and blogging nightmare I did manage to escape for a few days...
Was just what I needed..

Sometimes working in Oncology gets you down and drains you...

I managed this short break away inbetween days off,it was the first time in 18 years that I have ever stayed anywhere with out my DH.

He was so supportive and it was strange to be on my own but,

It just let me re-charge and take my mind and life away from work.....

I took Stumpy with me...was just what I needed....

All re charged now and ready to go !



Our beautiful room on the 28th Floor..


Roof top pool....


View from the balcony


And last but not least...A horrible self timer photo....



Phew.................

2009-06-01T20:54:58.144-07:00

Look what I found when I was trying to post a nasty letter to blog land....

And for what it's worth they are not fixing it fast enough.....

Like I said on Facebook...Men are from Venus,Woman are from Mars and computers are from hell !

Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrr........

Blogger message below....

Some users are seeing an 'Operation Aborted' error message when trying to load their blogs from Internet Explorer. We're looking into this and will update this message when we have a fix.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Update (May 26): We are still working on resolving this bug. This only affects viewers using IE to view the blog; for right now, blog owners can either move the Followers gadget lower in their sidebar, or remove it altogether. Either action will eliminate the pop-up dialog box in IE.



Anyone ?....Ideas ?.....

2009-05-28T01:15:08.256-07:00

Arrrrrrrrrgggggggggghhhhhhhhh.........

My blog is sick... it wont work properly....

Half the time I cannie see my posts and the other half of the time it reads...

"Operation aborted"....then shuts down...

Time to call on the big guns....Anyone have any ideas ?...

I'm going nuts !



When to really worry !

2009-05-26T03:19:22.141-07:00

Reasons never to trust a "Mr Fix PC man",that will charge you half your wage,come to your house and promise same day service...

1.It's a worry when he cannie find the hard drive.
2.Beware when it takes him 32 seconds to get the hard drive out but the invoice reads 9 hours of labour.
3.It's a concern when he takes your PC away, back to the "office" and wont answer your phone calls for 3 days despite being a 24/7 business.
4. Really worry when you get your PC back and the settings and original Hard drive are still in your PC and it still works like crap.

I ask you...can you trust anyone these days or is everyone out to make a quick buck...?

I swear his ass is grass and today I am the lawn mower man !

Thank god for the Act of fair trading,they will be hearing from me realllll soon !

Bloody hell !



Rule Number 303...

2009-05-12T01:35:42.212-07:00

So Flossy and I got to spend a girls day out.
We went down to the local lake and soaked up some rays.
I thought I would grab some snaps of Flossy while we were there...



Flossy and her favourite hat...




Flossy looking out over the lake...etc


Then I left my camera to go back to the car...
Bad mistake.....

Rule number 303...Never leave an unattended camera with a teenager....

You may end up with 67 shots that all look the same...
Gotta love teenagers...ya just gotta love them....








Legally Blonde !

2009-04-29T23:16:26.319-07:00

So I am having one of those days....

Where no matter what you do,you are feel like you are running around in circles...
It's 1:37 and I need to be at work by 2:00....

I'm trying to get dressed while straightening my hair....
Yelling at DH to grab me a tin of Tuna, (Don't ask)....

Finally...

I'm in the car, one shoe on and half a leg hanging out of the car door..
DH drops me off underground right in front of the lift.....
I practically fall out of the car,flustered and hating the half straightened hair..
One look at my reflection and I am sooooooooo glad I missed lunch!

With 1 minute to spare I throw my bag into the staff locker and fall into a seat...
5 faces stare up at me....

"What are you doing here Dan?"....It's Thursday !...

THURSDAY ??....oh &!%!@#*%*@....

I NEVER WORK THURSDAYS.......!!!!!



I Heart Blogger And DH !

2009-04-28T16:04:13.740-07:00

......NOT.....

Here I was for the last week or so wondering why no one was updating their blogs...
Quietly thinking...."Oh they are all on break"...

So... I would pop on,check my blog roll, and see...no updates...none at all...

And off I go to Twitter.....
Oh and by the way Dodi...I have lost you in the virtual world of advertising...over there<<< in weirdo Twitter land...

So there you go...my blog list has frozen...and I have 876 posts to catch up on...

Of course I blame this on DH, he has been home on annual leave for 2 and a half weeks.

In that time...he has...

1.Added 14 tools bars.
2. Changed the display.
3. Deleted my audio driver.
4. Logged me out of E-bay.
5. Changed my default e-mail account.
6. Created a new one that I will never use.
7. And added to my favourites list....

Nothing like a computer spastic Husband to top of your day hey !



It's A Boys Life...

2009-04-16T22:45:40.941-07:00

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Flossy is away with her best friend and family over Easter break. They are spending 4 days at a resort.
Oh how the dynamics of a family change when you take just one child out of the picture.
It's been an all boy house....I've enjoyed it...but I have missed my Flossy...

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We have been fishing, watched Soccer,Football and the Fox Sports.
We have been to Snooker world.
There has been goal shooting, cricket,and footy tips...

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I've enjoyed our time as an all boy family...but I really miss my lip gloss loving,101 handbag hoarder shopping queen partner....

It's just not as much fun by yourself....



Happy Easter !

2009-04-13T19:23:03.447-07:00

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Chocolate does not make the world go round....
But it sure makes the trip worthwhile....

Happy Easter Everyone.....



It's All True Really !

2009-04-06T16:46:34.037-07:00

Last week Flossy had a night at school called, Night of the Notables. The aim is to choose an Australian person that performed a notable act within Australian History.
After much a do, we choose (together), an Australian Nurse Called Olive Eva Ainsley.
Olive was known for compaining for better working conditions, more pay, and for nursing to be brought in and studied at a territory level so that there was a national scope of practice for which nurses could practice within.

For the night,each child had to dress up as their notable person and present a stall,in which people could ask them questions.

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Here is Flossy all done up as a nurse...(well kind of - she refused to wear the hat- It's called being 13!)


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Here is her stall, with some modern nursing bits and pieces added...

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It's a family night,so I dragged My Mum and (her long time student from China) along.

The night was wonderful and it was amazing to see all the work the children had put into each of their stalls.

On the way home, I said to Flossy.

Did you enjoy the night?, was there anything that you learnt about nursing that you didn't know before this night ?

To which she replied....Yes...I never ever ever want to be a nurse...you get paid really bad. I can earn more at Woolworth's !

What can I say ?...It's all true really ! LOL...