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#1 Sandra

Posted 26 September 2009 - 08:07 AM

New thread time ladies.


#2 FloralArrangement

Posted 26 September 2009 - 05:43 PM

Goldy gold gold gold gold goldy gold

Hi there

Not much to report. On hols now. All better touch wood it has been a really nasty term.

An old friend made contact yesterday I have really missed her just had issues as did she the love has finally outweighed the past at this point. I actually don't have a lot of close girlfriends who really care about me so I am happy. I tend to have fairweather friends.

How is everyone now that I got GOLD?

#3 Keropi

Posted 27 September 2009 - 07:46 PM

Well jealous of course Gina!  You are the best...apparently lol

#4 MichelleM

Posted 28 September 2009 - 06:07 PM

I could have got gold Gina but I let you take it!!!

Hello ladies, hope everyone is well.  We are shock horror, unbelievable!  Our holidays start this week so here's to a healthy, fun set of holidays!  I was sooo getting over the school routine as were the kids so from tomorrow we're going to have some lazy mornings and fun adventures (although the kids are very wary of adventures now because it usually means that I'm out scouting for photo locations and they are my (un)willing models!).

Gina how nice to hear that you are back in touch with an old friend.  I have a couple of old friends that I really must start making an effort with again, it is worth hanging onto the good ones.

Boring life, nothing else so say so I'm off, just had to pop in and say hi though, we are very quiet these days!

#5 Keropi

Posted 28 September 2009 - 06:59 PM

Michelle - don't torture the children too much!

#6 FloralArrangement

Posted 02 October 2009 - 06:40 PM

It is with a heavy heart  I announce the death of my Grandmother

RIP Winnifred Jean Gitsham nee Lee 2-09-1918 to 2-10-2009, a wonderful woman and a fantastic Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother, you will be with us forever.

She passed away wrapped in the arms of my mum and my uncle, at home.

#7 MichelleM

Posted 02 October 2009 - 11:27 PM

Oh Gina I'm so sorry for the loss of your beloved Grandmother.  It sounds as though she passed surrounded by love.  Look after yourself and your family xoxox

#8 Keropi

Posted 03 October 2009 - 09:44 AM

Gina - bless her soul.  Sorry to hear this sad news.  Love to you all.

#9 Keropi

Posted 07 October 2009 - 06:42 PM

We went to the optometrist today.  Aurora's right eye is not working.  All she sees is a big blur and lenses won't help.  It is looking like the nerve in her eye isn't doing it's job.  We will be getting a referral to another dr.  It's all a little scary.  Poor poppit started crying.  I can't believe that we missed this.  The last time she was tested was when she was 4 and all was fine then.

#10 MichelleM

Posted 08 October 2009 - 10:11 PM

Oh Julie that does sound worrying.  How long until you see the specialist?  Poor baby crying too, would have broken your heart I bet.  Big hugs to you both.

Gina how are you going at the moment?

Our school holidays are wrapping up and the kids have been quite good (shock horror!).  Josh, Bel and I went to the movies yesterday while Scarlett was babysat by MIL (the first time we've been to the movies without her!).  Was so easy to be out and about with just the big kids, so relaxing!

#11 FloralArrangement

Posted 14 October 2009 - 09:02 AM

Hullo there

all is ok here NOW. Recovering from injuries from car accident, I hit someone and ended up hurting my knee and lots of bruising and we think a cracked rib. Daisy only othe rin my car she was bruised but ok. Other car bruised as well but all ok. I turned into the intersection was watching a truck speed around onto the road I was going onto, he was supposed to give way to me and I didn't see the oncoming car. 4 ambulance, 2 firetrucks, intersection shut down,. They had to cut the door off to get me out because they throught I had broken my leg but it was just a bad wound. That was 3 days before Grandma died. So all in all the school holidays totally sucked.

The funeral went well very emotional but very beautiful.

Girls all back at school. Mum took them this morning as we need to buy another car. Will probably get a territory 7 seater at this stage. I had only done 64 000 kms in the falcon and I had it for 10 years. We even went away a few times in it to KI, Melbourne etc so I don't do big km's but I do need the seats these days.

Off to hang out washing very carefully xx

#12 MichelleM

Posted 15 October 2009 - 03:59 PM

Oh Gina you poor thing.  How scary for you and such bad timing (although when is a good time for an accident I suppose).  Look after yourself and give yourself time to heal physically and emotionally.

How is everyone else doing?  Same old same old here.  Well actually our house is being pinted as we speak which is very exciting.  On the downside, the painter found ANOTHER leak in our hot water system which explains the $1700 gas bill we just received!

#13 FloralArrangement

Posted 15 October 2009 - 07:41 PM

I just want to go somewhere and scream really loudly I haven't felt like this since before I had Daisy. Tyler's mum chose this time to tell us what she really thinks of us and apparently we live in a perfect world, I beg to differ. So that is so not helpful or loving or caring but you know I guess we are expected to suck it up but MIL has not counted on a very upset and angry son. You can see why I need to scream.

So getting the house ready to sell Michelle?? Tell us about your new home that you want to build.

We are all so busy these days sad not to be the old days xx

#14 MichelleM

Posted 15 October 2009 - 11:53 PM

Perfect world?!  And even if you did live in a perfect world then good on you for making it that way through hard work and love for each other!  Tell her to stick it up her .......!

Plans for selling and bulding are on hold as we can't find a block in our area that can fit the house that we want!  A new land release is due next year though with 1500m2 blocks so we've decided to wait for that.  In the meantime the house REALLY needed a good paint job so we went ahead with that.  I couldn't fault the guys doing it either, super efficient, sooo quiet and so helpful!  They put all the furniture back and hung all the pictures back up before they left this arvo!

Julie have you seen the specialist about Aurora's eye yet?  Let us know how it goes and how Aurora is feeling, poor babe.

#15 FloralArrangement

Posted 16 October 2009 - 08:08 AM

Lol I was coming to delete my ASW post but you had already replied you made me giggle. That is how Dh and I are feeling I felt like sending her a violin to play for herself. She has pulled that one one to many times and frankly the stuff she says to me behind Dh's back is awful, luckily he actually sprung her when she couldn't control herself over the fostering "ISHSEWE".

Anyway, a freshly painted house i would love that I would like an iced coffee wall painted house with fresh white trim everywhere. In our bedroom I would also have a pearlised feature wall. Dreams dreams.

Anyway going now have to change a nappy. Julie need to know about Aurora's eye?

Nic if you are lurking please post so we know you are ok

Jannette responds to me on facebook as does Michaela so hi hi.


Edited by Daliro, 16 October 2009 - 08:12 AM.

#16 Keropi

Posted 16 October 2009 - 10:36 AM

Just came back from a short break away.  We are getting chickens and need to finish building the shed ASAP as the chicks are ready now!  Damien is attempting that one.

Gina - OMG about your accident.  Hope you feel better soon.  What a fright!  Your MIL can stick it.

Aurora is OK about her eye ATM, I think the time away was a good distraction from focussing on it.  Have the specialist appointment next month.

Michelle enjoy your new paint job.

#17 FloralArrangement

Posted 25 October 2009 - 05:56 PM

There's like cobwebs in here and it is really spooky and quiet...

I will only let you know why you do not want a 15 year old in your midst if you start talking...

Love Gina

#18 Keropi

Posted 25 October 2009 - 06:02 PM

Gina - it's my fault, I think I'm a thread killer!

Tell me why I don't want a 15 year old.  I already know that I don't want one but shock me with the news....

BTW had a job interview last week.  Feel positive about it, but who knows.

#19 FloralArrangement

Posted 26 October 2009 - 12:31 PM

Julie I knew it would be you lol. We went to the caravan for saturday night. Daisy didn't want to go "it's boring". So I said organise to sleep at a mates for the night. All good delivered too said person's house for the night after we got her house keys off her.

I rang said persons house about 6ish that night and they were very surprised to hear that Daisy was sleeping there as herself and her daughter were sleeping at our house and we were home apparently. Mate I went ballistic said "I have told the mum you have 20 minutes to get there". Other mum quite blase ie "I did things like that when I was a kid you shouldn't do it and your mum is very upset" End of conversation.

Currently Daisy has been put in the kids lounge room with her mattress and school clothes/pj's. TV turned off in there. I went nuts but what it boiled down too and she seemed to listen was that it is my job to keep her safe until 18 (and worry about her for the rest of her life lol) and what if something had happened to her or her friend?

She had left her bedroom window unlocked grrrrrr in itself.

Good luck with the job.

#20 MichelleM

Posted 26 October 2009 - 11:20 PM

Oh no Gina, I would have gone ballistic too!!!  Ratbag, I know we all probably were (I was  tongue.gif ) but, like you said, it's our job to keep them safe and she'll understand that when her time comes!  Grr to the other Mum playing it down though.

Good luck with the job Julie.   I'm a thread killer too don't worry!  It is quiet here though.  I'd post more but my life is seriously not exciting enough!

We did however go to Melbourne for a few days coming home last night.  Had fun, did some touristy things and went to a wedding as well (the reason we went over there!).  Big kids fairly well behaved, Scarlett perfect while over there but used up all her goodness and went crazy on the plane home!  No crying thankfully but she now has a high pitched sqeal which makes us cringe let alone the poor childless people on the plane, I was so embarrassed!  Thank goodness for a lovely hostie who took her a few times, lucky bugger spent a bit of the trip in business class!

#21 Keropi

Posted 27 October 2009 - 10:01 AM

Michelle - business class was wasted on your daughter.  You should have put a show on to get up there! LOL
When you said she used up all her goodness it reminded me of Lilo and Stitch.

Gina - Daisy is pulling some wobblies for you lately!  I think you are going to have to not give her an inch for a while.  Why is she trying to deceive you?  I know I used to sneak out of the house but I had good reason too and only did it when things got bad, despite all the stuff I went through I was a good girl!

Haven't heard about the job yet.  I'm at home today.  Damien and I are tag teaming with Ethan.  Looks like he has another blockage.  He has had X-rays this morning and we are seeing the dr at midday.  Poor thing is in a lot of pain, not hungry, can't walk properly.  Hopefully he will be right later.

#22 FloralArrangement

Posted 27 October 2009 - 07:43 PM

Julie, Tyler and I are considered quite strict parents compared to what most of what Daisy's friends are allowded to do. I think it is normal 15 year old behaviour testing the bondaries, invincibility and especially having such a stable upbringing that all will be alright inthe end no matter what. All children obviously need major upheaval in their childhoods to survive teenagerhood ( I had a very at times challenging  upbringing) I was never going to present that as the norm to my children. She is a lovely child lovely but she is doing what is normal and we are her parents.

Think she may have thought about it all is looking forward to going to the van next time. Remember I said to her what if something had happened? to you? to your friend you have known since you were 3? Sometimes this near stuff actually has a great end result.

Once I have been through the first phase of this with 1 and 2 I will be the all knowing mum lol lol.


Edited by Daliro, 27 October 2009 - 08:12 PM.

#23 Keropi

Posted 29 October 2009 - 04:44 PM

Feeling really bummed, I missed out on the full time job sad.gif

#24 FloralArrangement

Posted 29 October 2009 - 06:28 PM

That sucks Julie something is out there for you. I want to go to uni and do social work but will have to start off slow at TAFE with community services while R is so little. xx

#25 MichelleM

Posted 29 October 2009 - 10:01 PM

Awww Julie, I hope something better is just around the corner.  Be nice to yourself this weekend.

Gina it's good to see the positive that has come out of Daisy's adventure!  I'm so coming to you for advice once Joshua hits his teen years, by that time you'll be a real pro on dealing with things after 2 fully grown teenagers and onto your third!

Forgot to post about you going to TAFE, I think that's a wonderful idea, the course seems so suited to you and I'm sure you'll do so well at it.

Same old same old here.  Hope everyone has a great weekend (I know I'm a day ahead but in case I don't come tomorrow!).

Edited by MichelleM, 29 October 2009 - 10:02 PM.

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