Monday, December 15, 2008


BRYLEE: "I love doing this Mum, can I always do this?"
ME: "Yep you sure can!"

Give her two days and there is NO WAY she will want to ever do it again!

Kids... I remember when No# 1 son, Russell, asked me if he could PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE peel the potatoes, so I said "sure"... well he did them once and NEVER wanted to do them again! I am sure Brylee will be the same... but I decided she could do it at least once...


Kids to school, Stew to work, me to.... ??? Not sure really, maybe just chill out, make sure everything is ready for tomorrow, clothes ready for us all etc...

I just wanted to say how sorry I am for not getting around to reading and commenting on all your blogs lately, I'm just so busy with one thing and another.... I feel terrible! I'm not a good blogger at the moment and I will try to catch up soon... but it won't be for a few days OK? Thanks.

You know that door knocker? I was polishing it while we were talking with the Funeral Celebrant yesterday! She didn't mind thank goodness! She even gave me helpful hints on how to get it all clean again! Better not try something like that tomorrow eh? Multi-tasking at a funeral might be frowned upon me thinks! lol

ABOVE: retail therapy today consisted of going out to get some black summery shoes... could I help it if the shop had a "Buy one, get the second pair half price" Sale on???? So I got two.

THEN I realised that the black dress I was going to wear tomorrow was a bit too revealing in the 'front' so I rushed into town late in the afternoon to a shop I knew would have just the right thing...

I got the above reversable top .... it was INCREDIBLY EXPESIVE... but I don't give a shit....

AND I saw this one, which is sheer and looks just beautiful over the black dress too... so I got it too! I feel so much better now. LOL.

End of Day: a lovely stress free day and evening .... and after tomorrow life can get back to normal again. nite nite.


  1. Arn't kids great like that - like you say shame it does not last LOL. Have a great day :-)

  2. HA HA HA yeah one time kids were about 3 when they loved to pick up and clean up and make beds and wanted to do dishes and cook... that ended in a hurry and well you know how the story goes...LOL kids
    love that door knocker!!

  3. Oh, washing dishes and vacuuming is fun, tooo... come visit? :]

  4. Anonymous9:53 AM

    And you are still a tinny tart! That door knocker is gorgeous.. you have always had the knack of finding treasures for cheap... whoever would have thought it was brass!

  5. Anonymous1:49 PM

    I was sorry to read about your father-in-law. I'm sure he will be missed!

    I have something for you on my blog.

  6. OOOOH! For your sake...I hope she continues to love doing chores!

  7. Okay....That is SO crazy! We must have been commenting at the exact same time! Funny!

    I didn't even know you were visiting my site!!! :)

  8. So sad to hear your news about Stew's Dad.

  9. I am sorry to hear about your father in law, it must have been a very hard few days for you. Still (and please do not take offence) it is better now than any closer to Christmas.

    I am sure the funeral will be lovely tomorrow.

  10. All the best for the funeral tomorrow. I so love your shoes and tops.

  11. I love your retail therapy!! And love love love the jacket.

    Hope all goes ok tomorrow, and I am sorry to hear about your FIL. But it sounded like it was for the best. May he happily rest in peace.


  12. Hope the funeral was a celebration of his life - and that everyone coped okay. He lived to be a wonderful age, and I agree, it was a blessing that he didn't linger. Don't apologise about how frequently you blog, or read, or comment. That's the beauty of this hobby, it's always there, just waiting for you without reproach. Love your little one hanging up the washing. Pity they get sick of things real quick. My eldest have learnt that things still need to be done, even with a whine and a sour face lol.....

  13. Loving that black top. Just my style! I love clothes, but sadly it's just playgroup and grocery stores that see my sartorial elegance! ;)

  14. Oh yes i remmber asking to do that wat a mistake that was but hey i remmbered the peling of 16 potatoes to and now i love peeling them its fun. Only two of the life skills that mu mother showed me!!!!!!!!!!!


    Daughter #3

  15. I'm really sad for everything you have been through of late. You are not a bad blogger at all. Not ever in the slightest.

    Had to let you know I loved seeing Brylee hanging out the washing. Lol, I can just picture it. Brings back many memories of many "first" things.

    Am very sad to hear about Stew's dad, but at the same I am happy he is now pain free. It is not a nice thing for family to watch their loved ones in any kind of pain. His life can now be celebrated..

    Lots of love and hugs to you at this time...

  16. Sorry about your Dear Father-in-Law. xx

  17. I can't wait until Julia wants work on the tractor and mow the grass.

    Maybe some day.

  18. I'm sure you will get back into the swing of things once things settle down again.

    Thanks for your comments on my blog...

  19. I love that picture Brylee is too cute! You are right, I remember when my oldest like to help clean...not anymore! Retail therapy heals all wounds, I wish you lived closer, I would love to do some therapy with you! My thoughts are with you today.

  20. The door knocker looks super on the door!

    As for the child labor - use it whenever you can! They will be gone all too soon!

    Love the results of your shopping spree! Why can't I ever find neat stuff like that when I go shopping?


  21. My daughter hassled us for years to let her mow the lawns. Now that she is 12 we let her have a go with no catcher. She's over it now, after doing it twice lol

  22. That's a cute photo of Brylee. Isn't it great when kids think chores are fun?


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