Sunday, September 30, 2007
Posted by Chris H at 9:31 AM
Saturday, September 29, 2007
Posted by Chris H at 7:20 AM
Friday, September 28, 2007
Posted by Chris H at 7:38 AM
Thursday, September 27, 2007
Time to go home, have had a neat time away but I'm ready for my own bed, my own shower, etc..... and I really want to make sure my dog is ok too... Mike assures me he's been looking after her ....
Might get time this morning to catch up with Mandy again, not sure yet. Anyway, better get going.... later.... didn't catch up with Mandy afterall.... left Hamilton at 9.30 and got home at 3.30...
HOME... and the house is still standing, the dog is alive and seems well and Mike and his girlfriend are curled up on the couch all innocent like...... I'm sure!
Had an uneventful trip home, the Mountain was quiet, too cloudy for a photo.... did not see any signs of the little eruption or lahars this time. Had a phone call from Sister-in-Law when we were half way home, Stew's Dad is being taken to public hospital today as he has puemonia (sp?).... not good, but to be expected as he has had a chest infection for a few days and older folks tend to get very sick with it. Fingers crossed he comes right.
Right, on with the unpacking, it is lovely to be home!....
ABOVE: Just for you Janene....... from Mandy.
End of day, it has been a lovely day all up... Stew's Dad is "comfortable" in hospital.... on antibiotics and a nebuliser to help his breathing... so getting all the help he needs.
Watching "Criminal Minds" .... love it! Time to sign off for the day...
NSV: food has been EVIL, but will be "on track" tomorrow I promise. nite nite.
Posted by Chris H at 7:28 AM
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Posted by Chris H at 8:11 AM
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Posted by Chris H at 9:39 AM
Monday, September 24, 2007
The sanitation system is still 'down', so we are pissing in a bucket still... boys outside in the bush!!!!!! AND there is no cellphone coverage out there either.. we really are staying in the WOP WOPS!!!! But, it is lovely out there, bush and birds, beach is gorgeous too!!!
WE are now in town, using SIL's computer again before heading off to visit Stew's Dad and then go to St Lukes Square Shopping Center... oooo shopping centre!!! If I can connect to a Telecom hotspot I will put some photos up.....
And by the way, you are all cheeky buggers!!!! Carmen, yep you are lucky mate, and Ness.... what is wrong with buckets anyway????? HUH HUH??? (secretly, I hate having to pee in one !).... at least we CAN use the loo for NO# 2"s !!!! Right, better go for now....
I'M IN HEAVEN.... I found a HOTSPOT in St Lukes Shopping Mall..... and I can use my own computer!!!! I love it!!!!! Anyway, I digress.... above, a pic of me Sister in law and one of her incredibly UGLY cats... She has another one whick is black that decided to sleep with me last night! Stooooopid animal!
Above, the house in the sticks... and below a picture of the stream and wee waterfall that runs through the property... it really is a beautiful place.... just wish the sanitation system was not so ...... basic!
We have been and visited Stew's Dad this morning, he had another fall in the night and so is being moved from the Rest Home section to the High Dependency Unit soon..... poor old bugger. Right, time to go have some lunch.....
Have had a lovely day, Father-in-law isn't too bad... should have a nice lunch with him tomorrow for his *90th* birthday!!!! Went SHOPPING in St Lukes ... got a *few* things..... ha ha ha. Had a ticky tour around and we are now heading back out to the "sticks and buckets".... oh don't ya just envy me!!!! Won't be able to update again today, seeing as we are heading into the DARK AGES.... so nite nite.!'
Posted by Chris H at 9:13 AM
Sunday, September 23, 2007
Went to bed last night totally knackered, didn't realise how absolutely unfit I am now!!! It sucks big time and when I get home I am going back to the gym! Small steps, but positive ones.
I also plan on being excellent with my food while away, all very well to say I know, but I am going to do my bloody best!
All going well we will be stopping in Hamilton for lunch (5 hours away) and hopefully saying "Hi" to Mandy as well there. Then on to Auckland (2 hours further on)... while in Auckland I hope to connect to a "hotspot" to update before we "hit the sticks" of Bethells Beach on the west coast...... it's about 40 minutes from Henderson (in Auckland). So keep your fingers crossed that I can do it, cos by this afternoon I hope to have a few photos of this and that to show ya! Right, time to get everyone sorted and bugger off.....
Well we are safely in Auckland, stopped in Taupo, NO TELECOM HOTSPOTS....stopped in Hamilton, NO TELECOM HOTSPOT.... stopped in Henderson, NO TELECOM HOTSPOT.... can you imagine my temper?????? So, we are at my sister-in-laws shop and I'm using her computer... thank god!!!! I realise now, I am addicted to the internet!!!!!
So, this is it for the day, no photos either.... bummer.
Till tomorrow .... nite nite.
Posted by Chris H at 6:00 AM
Saturday, September 22, 2007
Posted by Chris H at 7:06 AM
Friday, September 21, 2007
Posted by Chris H at 6:30 AM
Thursday, September 20, 2007
Posted by Chris H at 7:03 AM
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Posted by Chris H at 6:21 AM
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Posted by Chris H at 7:13 AM
Monday, September 17, 2007
Posted by Chris H at 7:10 AM
Sunday, September 16, 2007
Ok, I'm a slack tart, just outta bed (8.30am)... IT IS SUNDAY EH? Stew is still in bed, so I have to feed the kids, then I'll come back with something riveting to say..... maybe!...
THE GOOD: my computer desk.
THE BAD: our 'beer fridge'.... coke, wine, beer and tomatoe sauce!
THE UGLY: my worn out sneakers, cost $250, lasted 6 months!
THE GOOD: where I love to go on Thursdays.
THE BAD: bloody teenager still in bed at 1.30 pm.
THE UGLY: Griffin's room, a constant mess.
THE GOOD: our home gym room, AND it gets used!
THE BAD: I hate hate hate this machine.
THE GOOD: the Manawatu Gorge, it is very pretty.
THE UGLY: never ending washing.....
THE UGLY: Brylee's smile at the moment, we are going through our "ugly duckling" stage.
THE BAD: Izzy and her holes, grrrrrrrr!
*BIG SIGH* do we feel better now????
Today: we are going to a few Open Homes, not to look at the houses .... we are checking out the Real Estate Agents! JUST in case we need to put our house on the market.... I want to see how well the agents present the property they are selling, how friendly, informative, etc they are. So, that's the plan for this afternoon.... right now, I've got a few jobs around the house to do....
Just spent 3 hours looking at houses, found one or two agents we liked, so it was worth it.... kids were bored shitless by the time we got home..... and I'm knackered!
Am not going to have another Nana Nap though, or I'm sure I won't be able to get to sleep tonight. Anyway.... laters...End of day, just taken Izzy for a walk in the dark with Stew, lovely. Nachos for dinner, made me feel ill....
NSV TODAY: met some nice real estate people, walked Izzy on a lovely evening.... nite nite.
Posted by Chris H at 8:27 AM
Saturday, September 15, 2007
Posted by Chris H at 6:56 AM
Friday, September 14, 2007
Posted by Chris H at 6:37 AM
Thursday, September 13, 2007
Posted by Chris H at 6:44 AM
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Posted by Chris H at 6:55 AM
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Posted by Chris H at 6:26 AM
Monday, September 10, 2007
Posted by Chris H at 7:23 AM
Sunday, September 09, 2007
Posted by Chris H at 7:43 AM
Saturday, September 08, 2007
Another lovely day, girlfriends coming for morning tea, totally expect Janene to have had another great loss... she is doing so well! How I wish I could get my act together and start losing these friggin extra kilos..... but lack of exercise is not helping, and boredom is the pitts.
This is how I feel right now, I can't do anything without feeling puffed and weak, how long is this going to last?????
Abba: HA HA, you are funny mate... morning tea is just a drink of something and a snack at around 10 am...it does not mean having a drink of 'tea' necessarily. And it's not a ritual type thing, it's just a break between breakfast and lunch..... some call it 'smoko' too....
Morning tea is over, had another lovely meeing... Janene was the only one to lose weight this week... she is doing well! The rest of us are just in 'holding' mode I reckon, waiting for summer to spur us on! Bring it on, summer and sunshine....
Above, a cute photo I took last night of the guys and Izzy watching rugby.. Stew is in 7th heaven, the World Cup has finally started!
2.30 pm... I had a nanna nap! Stew is outside waterblasting the paths, windows etc.... it doesn't take long for them to look yukky over winter. It is almost "Spring Cleaning" time, and I am seriously considering getting a cleaning company in to do the big stuff not up to it, and even though Mike is a fine, healthy teenager, he is bloody useless when it comes to helping around the house !!! Another pig in the making.... *SIGH*.
End of a quiet day.... I have been very good, no rushing around... just taking it easy. It is hard, but I'm coping! Lovely casseroled Lamb Chops for dinner.... NSV Today: None really! nite nite.
Posted by Chris H at 6:55 AM
Friday, September 07, 2007
Posted by Chris H at 6:30 AM
Thursday, September 06, 2007
Posted by Chris H at 6:53 AM
Wednesday, September 05, 2007
Posted by Chris H at 6:20 AM
Tuesday, September 04, 2007
Posted by Chris H at 6:50 AM
Monday, September 03, 2007
REACH OUT AND TOUCH SOMEONE:
As I walked down the busy sidewalk, knowing I was late for an important meeting, my eye fell upon one of those unfortunate, homeless vagabonds that are found in every city these days....
Wearing what can only be described as rags, carrying every worldly possession in two plastic bags, this person's condition touched my heart.
Some people turned to stare. Others quickly looked away as if the sight would somehow contaminate them. Recalling some long-ago Parochial School admonition to "care for the sick, feed the hungry, and clothe the naked", I was moved by some powerful inner urge to reach out to this unfortunate person.
Yes, where some people saw only rags, I saw a hidden beauty. A small voice inside my head called out, "Reach out! Reach Out!"
And so I did. I will not be in church this week.
Monday: it's going to be a good day.... Kids to school, might take Izzy for a little walk.... not much else planned right now. I am really looking forward to walking the kids to school today actually, it will be my first wee walk since last week's incident... wonder how I will go? If it's not that good I'm going to the Doctor for something to help boost me along ...... I'm sick of feeling so weak and foggy in the head!
HI! The walk to school was Ok, felt tired and breathless and a bit sore 'down there', but ok. I talked to my Doctor, and he reckons I should be ok, but probably should have a blood test to check my levels and if they are low to take some iron supplements and Vitamin B injections....LIKE HELL am I having any friggin injections!
I told him if I'm not feeling better in a few more days I MIGHT consider it!
So, I have done nothing all morning, I am so boring I'm boring myself!
Stop reading me.... I'm fucken boring.
I'm sitting here feeling sorry for myself... and meanwhile a good friend, Helena, is on the operating table having the same operation I had 2 years ago! A full body lift with butt inplants .... I am fine compared to how she is going to be feeling later on today when she comes to! I feel happy that she is getting her body 'sorted' after losing an amazing 70 kilos.... but I don't envy her the next few weeks! *SHUDDER*...
Stew has been home for lunch... nothing happening with him... another quiet couple of hours ahead of me, then I will walk to school to get the kids. I so want to DO SOMETHING... I'm not used to doing nothing, it's so hard!!!
The HIGHLIGHT OF MY DAY: Griffin got an award in his class today, and they gave him a sticker on his hand... when we were walking home from school he stopped and put it on my hand... and when I asked him why he said "Cos I love you Mummy".... awwwwww....
I wonder how long I can keep it on?
SARA mate: ever had an iron injection?? They hurt like 50,000 bastards!!! And I am needle phobic... so I am a wuss, through and through. So if I have to have iron added to me.. it will be via a pill mate!
End of the day, all is good.... NSV today: I did exactly as I was told and did virtually nothing, and I ate 'normal' food but not too much... this is good! Am feeling happier now. nite nite
Posted by Chris H at 6:44 AM
Sunday, September 02, 2007
Righty ho, if I have done this right, all you have to do is click on the link and you will see the video..... ummmm you have to click on the big Arrow on the video screen too me thinks! Hope it works!
I have been dicking around with this all darn afternoon..... please tell me if it worked!
In case you don't know what the kid is saying ...it's "Bob Sagert".... he was the Dad in Full House, and Mike has been telling him to say it all the time! He is a pain in the butt that kid! lol.
Stew cooked lovely Spagetti Bologniese for dinner, then I had a sauna... now ready for bed....
NSV TODAY: Finally found a way to post a video.... and I am getting better every day. nite nite.
Posted by Chris H at 2:32 PM
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I am getting up..... to get my Darling Man a cuppa in bed... it's the least I can do eh? Maybe I won't do the big cooked breakfast, or the nookie (sad).... but I will make sure he knows I love him anyway!
I am one of the luckiest girls I know, cos I know Stew loves me totally and wholeheartedly, as I do him. We are lucky.
Ok, mushy stuff over.... Today: will be quiet ... for my own good. Maybe we will go for a nice "Sunday Drive".... dunno yet.
I'm happy! I found yesterday's comments in my e-mail box and just re-posted them ... OK, it looks like I did them all myself, but ya know I didn't eh! *BIG GRINS*
When I said it was going to be a quiet day... I wasn't kidding! I'm bored shitless.... we were going for a drive, but the weather is crap and there is nowhere to go that we havn't been already around here.... Stew and the kids are at the supermarket.... and I'm here getting all pissed off cos I can't get stoooopid Blogger to accept my videos. Damn it.
FINALLY... SUCCESS!!! I got a video to load... via You Tube not Blogger.... blogger sucks big time. But this means.... I can 'talk' to you!!! woooo hooo..... look out for more!
ON a final note for this blog entry.... my thoughts are with Sarah (private blog) who lost her darling Dad last Tuesday... I and many others are thinking of you sweetie. Hang in there, things will get better ... and good luck with the impending arrival of your wee man in two weeks. *BIG HUGS*
More of today will follow in the video post....
Posted by Chris H at 7:15 AM
Saturday, September 01, 2007
I had a lovely long 3 hour nap.... then Janene turned up with a cooked chicken and pikelets !!! THANK YOU SWEETIE! So nice.
It's the end of the day, the teenagers are all in the lounge watching movies, Stew is upstairs watching rugby, and I'm here sorting out this stoooopid blog!
NSV TODAY: I had a neat time seeing me girlfriends, and I'm feeling much better. nite nite *****Oh yeah, I lost all my comments from today tooo, so don't go thinking I didnt' publish yours, I DID, just lost them now.. boooo hoooo.
Posted by Chris H at 10:02 PM