Thursday, March 24, 2011


Today I should be taking Griffin to his Speld Lesson.... which means I would be out of the house from 10am - 1 pm.
Not today.

Amanda and Emily are coming for the day... and taking Steve back to Hamilton with them for a few days.  Yaaaa, I get to cluck over my darling Granddaughter again.

My MOTHER turned up most unexpectedly last night from her home in Australia.  She's here for two weeks.. but not staying with us.  I think the last time I saw her was March last year? 

Whatever.  We are not close anymore.  She has a totally new life in Australia with her new partner Ron.  We don't really figure in her life at all.  Sometimes I cry about that.

So she is here for the day and will see Amanda (her granddaughter) and Emily (her Great-granddaughter)... that will be nice I suppose.

Sorry if I sound blah about it, but my Mother has deliberately distanced herself from me, both with miles and feelings (if that makes sense?)... and I just feel very so-so about seeing her.

So today will be .... interesting.


This is weird.... Me Mum is being NICE!  She is chatty, smiling, acting like she even likes us!  I have not been treated like this from her in years.

ABOVE:   My Mum and Emily... got to be quick about this ... Mum does NOT 'approve' of me being on the computer AT ALL.  Pffffft.. have to hide to update!

End of Day:  went out this afternoon and picked up a rental car for Mum... then we all had dinner at the mall and came home.  Our wee grandbaby has been awake virtually ALL DAY!  Little toad.  Amanda and the baby are staying the night... so that is lovely!  Mum is leaving tomorrow morning... probably see her again at the end of her two weeks here.
DIET: so-so
nite nite.


  1. Good luck, I'll be back on my Thursday to see how yours turned out.

  2. Morning lovely, just take today as it comes.
    The relationship with your Mum sounds very hard, I hope the day goes well.

    Hope Lacey is doing well.


  3. Enjoy the day anyway.

    How's Lacey?


  4. Perhaps Emily and Amanda will be a nice distraction for all, Another FROST here this morning !!! arrrrrgh too darn early for that!!!

  5. HUGS and hope the visit stays going well... love ya.

  6. Anonymous9:08 AM

    I bet your in 7 th heaven with your little granddaughter coming!! Sorry you and your mom don't see eye to eye, maybe she'll improve...debbie

  7. just take it as it comes chris i know where your comming from im in the same boat new family and all lol
    have a great day with amanda and baby

  8. Post lots of photos of Emily!!

    Nice to hear that the visit is going well. Hope it continues.

  9. I hope your mum stays nice at least while she is there. Too bad she has behaved like she has.....sometimes the best we can learn from someone like that is what not to do.

  10. Anonymous12:09 PM

    Babies can do that - bring people back in touch. Relax and go with the flow.


  11. Oh I hope Lacy is all OK, it is worrying when your kids are sick, no matter how old they are.

    Maybe your Mum has realised what she is missing out on by not being in touch more with all her kids, Grandkids & great Grandkids.

    Why is it our Mums can make us feel guilty like we are naughty kids, if you want to spend time on your computer then you should not have to have her making disapproving comments. Try to relax & enjoy the time with Amanda & the baby anyway.

  12. Hope visit with mum is ok, little Emily visiting will help make it easier.
    As for mum not liking the computer and updates..bugger Mum, its your house, your life. My mum (82)actually likes to see the friends I have made on here.

  13. I'm glad the visit with your mom turned out better than you expected.

  14. What a cute baby! I can't believe my little one is two now.

  15. I still remember when MOTHER visited last year and you had to blog from the loo. Poor thing! Bet Emily brought out the nice in her.

  16. Granddaughter visit and Mum being nice! It's sounds all good!

  17. Good luck with the visit from Mom. Have a wonderful time with baby.

  18. Sounds like you had a nice visit!


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