Thursday, June 16, 2011

Well its been quite awhile since my last blog and I guess alot has happened but am not gonna rave on, but a general idea is that last year we had four major birthday's.  16yrs, 13yrs , 10yrs & 5yrs.  Lost a dear Grand-father,(Cyril Bull), Uncle (Ted Amos) & Aunty (Bessy Tana).  Rob changed his job.  The eldest left home.  Four friends from NZ have moved to Perth and another is on her way in August.  I have a beautiful church family that I have been very blessed with.  My children are very healthy and happy.  Who could ask for anything more.  The only thing I regret is a parent that refuses to acknowledge the beautiful children that exists in this life.  So all in all its been very busy but also rewarding.  This new lifestyle in Perth has been an experience that I continue to embrace, and look forward to new adventures that will arise.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Family day!

Sunday was a beautiful day for family.  My Uncle Peter came over for a visit and I hadn't seen him for 9yrs.  I also had my brother Josh and his 3 kiddies over so it was a very busy house but was worth it.  Uncle Peter is my bio dad's brother and he has lived in Perth for many years.  So we had lots of catching up to do.  It was quite emotional because every time I looked at him he reminded me of my father and how much he is like him.  My father has been gone now for 32yrs but still miss him as though it was yesterday.  We just sat and chatted for a long time and realised I could've done it all day.  It was wonderful to hear stories of my father in his heydays and to hear how close Uncle Pete and him were.  I always wonder how much he would've loved my children and how much he is missing but I guess that he will always be with us through me and my children.  I just have to look in the mirror.  So after a lovely day filled with stories, cakes, biscuits, custard tarts and cups of tea it was time to say good-bye til next time.  Tummy full-check  Heart full-check.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Didn't see that coming!

Today was a rather unusal day today.  We did the finishing touches on the house this morning before the real estate guy came around and took about five minutes to look it over.  I thought 'Well that was worth the hours of cleaning we were subjected to,not!'.  Not that our house was filthy or anything.  Then we were off to the doc again for Rob to see what his blood results were.  We were also waiting on my scan results which we would find out after Robs appointment.  So we got in there and she started saying all these long words like Blood disease, Haemochromatosis.  Umm ok.  Long story short, more tests need to be done to confirm it but Rob seems to store an excess amount of iron in his blood and he needs to remove alot of it to keep his levels at normal otherwise it can cause damage to the liver, heart, joints, diabetes if there isn't any damage already.  It seems to not affect men until they are in there 30's and 40's, and is usually passed down from a parent.  So it goes against every hardworking re-blooded kiwi mans hunger for red meat to now only having red meat 2-3 times a week.  Well, we will see what of the results but it is highly likely that this is something that we will hit head on come out the other end with our fists in the air.  As for my appointment with the doc, she had no idea what was wrong with me.  It seems to be getting better day by day, but I wasn't sure if that was a good thing or not.  Guess that now I'm not as bad as I was it doesn't matter anymore so "next patient please!"  Anywho, it was a mixed bag of emotions today and now I am quite exausted and ready for a nice warm milky milo to send me into dreamland...

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Wednesday's Chores

Today was a little stressful.  Apart from not hearing about the scan results of yesterday, Rob and I were preparing the house for an Appraisal that is happening tommorrow.  Its amazing how much crayon and pen a little hand can create on tempting bare cream walls.  Three to four hours later after much elbow grease from my beloved, (apparently I'm too sick to do this job,what a shame!) and lots of sweeping and gathering of rubbish outside from the two middle kiddies, the house looked as clean as a pin.  Now I'm wondering if that was a good idea due to the fact that we don't really want to move if this house sells.  Guess we will deal with that if it comes to that. 
On the up side, it made me realise how much you can get done with the old saying 'many hands make light work'.  It is so true.  And the kids actually enjoyed the boring mundane chores that were set out for them.  Funny that.  Lately I am always hearing myself say 'you have no idea how good you have it, I used to do so much more when I was your age!'  Urggghh..I did not want to hear my parents words coming out of my mouth, but now I have a new appreciation for the excellent job they did in raising me to be the woman/mother I am today.  I just need to remember to not sweat the small stuff.  As easy as that might sound, it is not something that comes naturally to me, but it is something that I work on day by day.  Now I am ready to take on another day of chaos.