Wednesday, 26 November 2008

On the road to recovery

Hi everyone thank you for all of your kind words lately I have still been fighting with this bug for the last two weeks now and for someone who never ever gets sick it is a big challenge. Each time I think I'm better I get a chill and high temperature again the doctors are baffled. Anyway enough of that stuff I am starting to at least feel normal in between bouts of fever. LOL

I have had to cancel our annual Christmas party this year as there is just no way that everything will be done in time, I haven't even gotten into the Christmas mood yet which is very unusual for me I think I might go with tradition this year and wait till 1st December before decorating I think once I start I won't be able to stop.

I hope everyone has a wonderful week, and I will catch up with you all soon.


Wednesday, 19 November 2008

Wow what a week

Where to start? Wednesday the 12th November is properly the best place, It started with me getting a temperature on Wednesday that turned into viral gastro so bad that I ended up in at the doctors Sunday who sent me straight to the hospital for re-hydration and numerous tests. But the worrying part of all this is if you read my blog regularly you would know that I had my Mother in Laws 60th birthday party here at home on Sunday. Well all I can say is that I have the best and I mean the best boys, my 10, 11 and 13 year old sons cleared out the back shed on Friday so that they could remove all the furniture out of the rumpus room to set up the "Diner" and then the set it all up by themselves. Here are the photos.

All I Had to do was sit there and tell them where to put it all, I'm so proud of them if they hadn't of done that for me the party would of had to of been cancelled. My Mum came up on Saturday that's her in the background of the above photo and she was such a big help too, I am so luckily to have such a wonderful family.

Anyway as I was saying about an hour into the party I told Paul that I had better go to the Doctor and when ended up at the hospital while we were there there was a large storm although we couldn't see it we left at about 5:30 pm after the storm had passed and OH MY GOODNESS!!!! This was not just some storm but a major one. We had to dodge flood water, fallen trees and power lines it was scary.

When we got home there were a couple of hanger ons left from the party have a party in the candle light, to cut a long post short we were lucky a broken glass table and 6 trees down but no damage to the house.

This is the yard before the storm.

And this is the mess after.

It can all be cleaned up, one of the trees that we lost was planted for my youngests 1st birthday, but we can replant. My prayers go out to the residents of "The Gap" who were hardest hit and many are now homeless.


Tuesday, 4 November 2008

November Already

Ok now that is getting scary, I don't know if I have mentioned this before but I am a bit of a Christmas lover I would go so far as to say I'm a Christmas aholic. LOL So it already being November and I haven't even started decorating for the season is very scary, you see I start my inside decorating for Christmas on the 1st of October except for the 6 Christmas trees (this year there will be 7) which are done on the 1st December. Our outside light display is always started on the 1st November (my youngest sons birthday, I can't believe he is 10). Now here we are the 4th November and I haven't even pulled out the boxes of decorations.

Now some of you might think that I am a bit mad starting so early with my decorating but you see we have a little bit of an annual Christmas party at our place (last year there were 86 people) so in order to have everything ready and organized I have to start early. This year the party is on the 20th December and as I am not working at my second job this year I am hoping to get the decorating started on the 17th November, I can't start before hand because my Mother in law is having her 60th birthday party here on the 16th so I am still trying to finish painting and plastering before the party.

We are having a rock n roll diner theme for her party, the menu will consist of mini hotdogs, hamburgers, onion rings, hot chips, milkshakes, ice cream sundays and of cause banana splits. Can't wait no one is allowed to be on a diet that day. LOL

Wow I just realised how much I have written, now I'm going to add some photos of last years Christmas decorations, them I'm off to visit all of you to catch up with every ones news.

Bye for now