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Posted 07 April 2009 - 01:35 PM
Oh Nic I haven't forgotten you, I just mean with all the meets lately I get to play too!! That was such a long time ago wasn't it, I was just thinking back, Isabella was only very new. I was so shy and in such a bad place then, probably looked like a very strange woman!!
Gina it's going to be hot tomorrow so don't get too rugged up (32 degrees). I've also told myself that it's been 7 years so we'll be right! I have been thinking about the time, I'll get there at 10.30 and have a browse till you get there, sms me when you arrive.
Julie can you blog your pics so I can have a squiz? I just remembered that you asked me to blog mine so you could see which I haven't got around to but HERE is my flickr link. Nothing awesomely flash on there though
Hope you have a fab day out today Jannette.
Spose I had better get moving and do some cleaning. Scarlett hasn't let me put her down in days and also hasn't slept so I've got nothing done. She's finally having a day sleep now though so I should be taking advantage of it.
Posted 07 April 2009 - 03:42 PM
let me see michelle.... i was about 10 weeks pg with Aiden, Jarrod was 18 months old (and so was Josh!!!) so Bel would have been about 6 months??? No you werent strange but I do remember that was a hard time in your life... I did make you meet me at the park though and that was the first time you had been out with both of them together in 6 months.... thats enough to drive anyone to insanity!!! How different it must be for you this time around with Scarlett imagine if you had the luxury of staying home for 6 months with no school runs, sports training etc etc.. my idea of heaven actually speaking of which I almost died yesterday after paying swimming fees (Ive just enrolled Ellie for next term as well) the total is $380 for one term far out!!! For those with 3 kids how on earth do you afford the extra curricular activities for everyone or do I just need to put them into less costly things?? Mind you I cant take them out of swimming, we have always had a pool and think its very important that they learn to swim and swim well! So Im just going to have to suck it up and pay that for the next few years - well until Jarrod can swim with good strokes etc - he definitely wont be doing squads so Ive probably got another year or 2 before he is OK (but Im sure he will find something else to take its place).... We dont find it too bad atm because its pretty much only Jarrod who plays sport but now Aiden is 4 he can play tball this summer and will more than likely want to follow in his brothers footsteps and take up golf too And then Ellie - well Im praying having 2 older brothers means we might bypass the whole dancing (aka EXPENSIVE) thing Im sure she will want to play tball and perhaps netball?? I danced for 17 years and I actully wouldnt want my girl to be put through that although iut may be a bit different now... but its a lot of pressure and very time consuming and you end up not being a very good sportsperson because dancing is all you know.. thats without all the body image and weight issues that arise and the b**chiness nope heres hoping shes a regular little tomboy
OK about to start the afternoon craziness so best be off. Michelle and Gina - have a great meet tomorrow! Jet - hope you had fun today.
Jules - are you really gone the entire holidays? What are you thinking girl We will have to lock in a date for next term then before she gets too old to cuddle
Posted 07 April 2009 - 05:20 PM
Michelle - you want to see the wedding pics?
I love the fairy party shots!
Nic - I know, I know - I feel like a bad friend not seeing you sooner. There really is no excuse. I have friends that moved to Newcastle in December and I still haven't visited them yet!
Just sent my resume off to another school. 2 more days of school work left
Posted 07 April 2009 - 05:25 PM
Had a ball today but everyone's looking really tired. Just put Shea through speech therapy while the others went to see parliament house. Waiting for them to get here soon to go to local club for dinner. It felt really weird this last 24 hours every time I looked at Josh and Adam I had to keep remindign myself I hadn't met them before as it seems like I've known them all their lives LOL! They must think I'm weird knowing so much about them as they know nothing about me.
Worried what we've done with introducing Adam to Shea's "button" though as now he doesn't want one. Hope it's not a problem .
Better go get bed things ready as it'll be late when we're home again ...
Posted 07 April 2009 - 08:20 PM
back to you Jannette!
Oh no, you know it probably would be daunting for Adam. Now that I work in disabilities and have seen you in action with Shea's button, it isn't such a biggie. But if this is the first time that he has seen one then it probably would be a strange concept.
Anyway I came on to say OMG!!!!!!
I am in the process of scheduling a job interview with a school in Berlin. I'm freaking
Posted 07 April 2009 - 08:57 PM
from Jannette's dining room table!
Having a great time here. I said to scott yesterday that I think I could live in Canberra! Would take a lot to get this girl out of Queensland as you know, but if I was to leave Queensland I think I could live here. Love the place
Had a great time at the club tonight. Our table was right next to the kids play area so the five boys just came to the table to eat, then went back and played and left us in peace I had a load of washing going at Jannette's while we were at dinner, am now back here waiting while it's in the dryer! Thanks again J!!
Josh was very upset at the Cowboys loss last night He cried at the end of the game but since then he was ok
We're off to Sydney tomorrow, have meet up with some Aug 05 mums lunchtime tomorrow - poor Scott, he's being very tolerant of all these female gatherings
Nic, lovely to see you and yes I certainly DID enjoy my Ellie cuddles. She is an absolute sweetheart!!
Julie, OMG I just called out to Jannette (she's in the kitchen LOL) with your news about scheduling an interview, now she is freaking out with you too!!
Posted 07 April 2009 - 09:02 PM
Michaela - I agree with you, Canberra is lovely So much for the kids to do, beautiful parks, gorgeous roads to drive on - traffic...what's that?
Can I say I am crapping myself?! Am I doing the right thing????!!! OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG!!!! Breathe, breathe.
Anyone know someone who wants two beautiful maltese terriers? If I don't have the money to take them there and back they won't be able to come And I definately didn't get them to dump them.
Posted 07 April 2009 - 10:30 PM
Far out Julie, how exciting!! So lets just say you get the job and and it's all go, when would you be moving? Is it near your brother, could they help with house hunting and general knowledge about the area?
Yeah the wedding pics!! I am a sucker for weddings at the moment!
Michaela you spun me out saying that you yelled out to Jannette - like you're in the same place!! Sounds like your holiday has been great so far.
Nic you have an excellent memory! You're right, the first outing and I was crapping my dacks It's so different with Scarlett, so much easier, so much less stress which really should be the opposite considering she's a 'difficult' baby Although she's made me soooo clucky, I have no idea why on earth I am yearning for another child but it's something I haven't been able to shake for a month or so.
As for the cost of activities - I'm hearing ya! Joshua is costing us $240 every 3 months for karate, Isabella $140 per term for dancing (tap & jaz although she wants to swap tap for ballet next term - neither of which I'd like her to do!). Then there's t-ball/Auskick & swimming! I love Bel's dance school as it's really relaxed, well as serious as you want it to be so there are certainly some stage parents but then there's ones like me who just tollerate it because their daughters live & breathe dancing!
Gina I'll see you tomorrow and I won't be looking out for that outfit
Posted 08 April 2009 - 07:21 AM
Julie do what we did when we were considering jobs here and in USA. Think even if you are offered the job, then you can seriously think about it and don't have to take it if it's not perfect. You have nothing to lose!
Michelle I felt wierd just reading that Michaela had called me back from the kitchen - and I was here !
I miss them already . And it's only been 9 hours since they left here. Julie how strange but where they were staying on CC was right where my Mum lives!
Had all my regular pathology yesterday morning - 6 vials of blood and a urine sample later . Just thyroid, cholesterol etc, but apparently my Vit D was very low at the last check and if still low I might need supplements. That was at end of winter, and this is end of summer though so will be interesting to see difference.
Today have to empty the office where everything has been dumped for our functions lately, in preparation for FIL to arrive on Friday for Easter. Also finish typing a grant application for school due in on Tuesday next week.
Better go iron Scott's shirt...
Posted 08 April 2009 - 08:21 AM
Have scored another school wanting to chat to me!
Have a nice day everyone, happy anniversary to me! Going out for dinner later.
Posted 08 April 2009 - 06:20 PM
Happy Anniversary Julie......... about the interviews. It's really happening!!! Think about the dogs later, if you go I'm sure they'll find lovely homes. Little dogs are easier to rehome than big dog aren't they?
Gosh ever since I stopped work I've been sick, flu last week and then turned into a chuck/tummy bug thing which is still hanging around .
Nic, I'd love to catch up with you during the holidays. Tomorrow is Jordan's last day with school resuming last Tuesday in April. Let me know when's good for you.
Michelle, how lovely that you're clucky again........you must really be enjoying yourself and motherhood. I can only HOPE I don't get clucky again for a long long while, otherwise M will have a heart attack or something.......he keeps telling me to enjoy my last pregnancy and I just throw back at him that means we'll be abstaining for the rest of my fertile years LOL!
Janette, how cool to have Michaela and her family at your home.
We only do swimming for both kids ATM and violin for J. Gosh I can't muster up the enthusiasm to take J to Saturday soccer especially when it's through winter on my own. Perhaps next year??? I know should encourage J more though with a sport, he's terribly unsporty.
Posted 09 April 2009 - 08:07 AM
Had a lovely anniversary dinner, kids were good with our friend. But like Ping colds are going around here too, hope they are gone by the time we go to Qld.
Last day of school, last day of school!!
See you tonight. Damien has sought permission to go to the pub before the actual event...who knows, maybe you can teach an old dog new tricks!
Posted 09 April 2009 - 05:47 PM
Really quickly cause I have to get dinner ready etc but here is proof that Gina and I are really real people from L-R: Gina's friend (who's name I can't remember!), Gina and then me with a goofy look on my face Gina is much taller IRL than I thought and her voice is different to what I expected (I'm crazy huh!) but she is really lovely!
Oh and I hope you have a lovely night tonight Julie!
Posted 09 April 2009 - 06:18 PM
Michelle - thanks for putting the picture up! I'm glad you had a lovely time together. Where you met looks great.
Counting down the hours until I finish my oncall job which I got today and handing back Tuesday morning before we go away.
Posted 09 April 2009 - 09:05 PM
Just quickly PING - we are away next week but home the 2nd week of the hols and would love to meet up with you and the kids! Let me know your plans.....
Posted 09 April 2009 - 10:47 PM
Oh what a lovely pic Michelle and Gina.
Nic, I'll PM you.
Posted 10 April 2009 - 09:16 AM
Head colds suck! What's the quickest way to get rid of them? Shock, horror Damien forgoed (I know not a word) the pub to come home because he is sick, still in bed now. I think I'll leave him there to rest.
Michelle - So tell us more of your visit. In answer to your questions, yes my brother and his wife will help us out. House hunt for us. Not sure there is much more they can do apart from translating anything I need translating.
BBL, kids need their breakkie.
Posted 10 April 2009 - 09:34 AM
What a great photo Michelle! I think I might have been there? Is it in Fremantle?
Julie - all the best with the interviews. Hope on call is quiet for you, and Damien's cold doesn't turn into manflu.
Boys and I just enjoyed pancakes - some with raspberry and cream, some with banana and maple syrup - yyyyuuuummmmm!! Even Shea ate some!
DH just took my car to the car wash (we can't wash here in restrictions) but it's raining! FIL due here around lunch time for the weekend, then my parents are coming next weekend. Aiming to oil the outdoor table this weekend but can't really in the rain in case it gets splashed (and it would take longer to dry between coats).
Also need to get some typing down for school. Grant submission due in on Wednesday.
Have a great Easter everyone!
Posted 10 April 2009 - 01:04 PM
I'm at my own dining room table this time We got home an hour ago Had a brilliant time but it is nice to be home as well My big girl cat is ignoring me LOL, but my baby girl cat can't get enough of me. At least one of them missed me
Michelle and Gina, that's an awesome photo! I was really excited for you both when Jannette told me you were going to meet up - the two girls who never get to meet anybody, actually meeting each other! Awesome!
We had a slight hiccup Thurs morn. Scott went downstairs of the Sydney hotel to start loading some bags into the car - and it was DEAD. Central locking wouldn't even open. He had to manually open front door with a key (how ancient ROFL), tried to start the engine and got nothing! Needed a new battery. So had to call NRMA out, $170 later for a new battery But at least we were on the road. He offered to try just jump starting it to see how it goes but he said at 4 years old (it's the original car battery) it was nearing the end of it's life anyway. So we thought paying for a new one was better than being stuck in the middle of nowhere half way home if it stopped again!
Julie, I actually thought of you when I was interstate with car troubles When are you up here??
Jannette, I miss Canberra! Oh and you guys of course! Hey can you please email me the Questacon photos when you get a chance?? (Stupid me forgot my camera so had to rely on Jannette's!!)
Posted 10 April 2009 - 08:35 PM
Michaela - glad it was only a battery! Perfect timing for this stuff always, better in the carpark then on a motorway, or freeway back home. We leave on Tuesday for Hervey Bay.
I have hired a car but not organised accomodation yet. I think we will do that up there. Seems to feel like an effort at the moment.
Posted 12 April 2009 - 01:39 PM
Happy Easter everyone!
No worries Michaela - will post them as soon as I get a chance. Have FIL here and trying to get a grant application finished for school that's due in on Wed.
Have just convinced DH to take FIL and boys to the model trains so I can type all arvo . Wow - this must be about the second or third time ever he's taken them out without me .
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