Wednesday, June 06, 2012

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY DARLING... & FEELING FRUSTRATED



TODAY is our 25th Wedding Anniversary.  A milestone for sure.  But really, just another day in my 'Soap Opera'...  I think we are going out to dinner tonight.


FRUSTRATED....Life is getting in my way!
I want to sit down and read all me blog buddies updates and leave them some comments... BUT I have stuff to do, places to be, and other things on me mind.  Grrrr.


Hopefully, after I've been to work at the Hospice Shop today I can do just that though? I hope so, I'm starting to feel guilty now!


Steve and Bex went out shopping yesterday, and as The Baby Factory was having a half price sale... they had a bit of fun:


ABOVE:  they got a baby carseat for HALF PRICE, and some baby flannels, bibs etc.

ABOVE:  I had a go at putting some curls in Bex's hair... she has very fine, wispy hair... it wasn't easy!  Maybe I will do a better job another day?


On another subject which I won't 'label',  I will say this:  I am enforcing a  'don't go there, don't say another thing'..... and hopefully in a few months things will have settled down.


You never know what might happen tomorrow.  I know this only too well, having lost both my brothers and my Dad... life can take many nasty twists and turns... I hope no one regrets how things were left...  if someone in the family is not here tomorrow.


ONWARD...


OMG ANNE!!!  You have got to be kidding????  Stew and I would be sent into total SHOCK if ANY of our kids even gave it a thought... do something nice for us to help 'celebrate' our 25th Wedding Anniversary?  Yeah RIGHT.  
We are not even on their radar.
Actually, now that's made me cry.


Hospice certainly is the place for me to go to cheer up!  I love it there.  So many really lovely people come into our shop... and I get a kick out of seeing them so happy over their purchases... ALL TREASURE! 


Yep, I got a bit today too... some more linen for Lacy's house, and a really nice 'something' for Stew to mark today.  Can't post a photo today obviously, the man reads me blog every night before he comes home from work!


Thanks for all the lovely well wishes for a nice day... fingers crossed it is.


Housing Corp NZ have really come to the party quickly for Lacy!  We expected to wait weeks for them to get the lawns mown and the house guttering cleaned out... but no!  They had it all done today, now we can actually see the boundary's!  lol


Stew has booked us dinner at Lonestar, one of our favourite restaurants...  the one in Manukau is just lovely too.  We haven't been there in a couple of years... so it's going to be nice going  there tonight.


End of Day:  well dinner at Lonestar was just lovely!  As per usual, I left almost all the HUGE roast potato chunks... as it takes me all my time to just eat the meat!
ON TRACK: yep, sorta.
nite nite.

50 comments:

  1. Love to you and the family, Chris! And you are right keeping it in that perspective. :)

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  2. Happy Anniversary Chris and Stew!
    Hope you have a great day!

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  3. Happy Anniversary to you and Stew. I hope as the day goes on it becomes less frustrating for you. I know it's not easy sometimes.

    I sending you best wishes and a great big hug!

    xoxo

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  4. Isnt it funny I get my hair PERMED to control and tighten my frizz bomb boff hair curls and others PUT curls in their hair oh well such is life! Hope u find loads of bargins at hospice....

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  5. Congraulations!!! YOu should be out celebrating! Where are those kids, they could have organised something for you?!?

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  6. I had to post Chris sending my love, thoughts, best wishes and congratulations to both you and Stew :) 25 yrs is fantastic

    I also think it would have been nice if all things could have been shelved and the kids gotten together and helped you both celebrate such a wonderful milestone

    As you know, losing my sister recently the week before her 50th birthday is still affecting me and I agree with you so much in living for today as tomorrow we might not be here with each other

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  7. Anonymous8:55 AM

    Happy anniversary you guys. Relax & enjoy and many more
    MaryH

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  8. Happy Anniversary Chris & Stew 25 years is an awesome achievment enjoy :) and you have the right attitude regards the drama, life is far too short.

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  9. Most times 25th Anniversaries are not on your children's radar. They are too busy with their own lives to put on a celebration for this milestone. Do not blame them. It's life. Can you remember where you were when your parents reached their 25th.

    Meantime I do hope you and Stew have a happy day.... no dramas. And find a really special way to make it special for yourselves. If you don't rate it worth a celebration of some kind even if you wait for the weekend, no-one else will.

    Take care. You sound very tired.

    Blessings

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  10. I do hope the day goes well for you and you get to spend some quality time later on with Stew. Going out for a nice dinner by yourselves may be just what you both need. Today is all about the two of you......it's your day, 25yrs certainly needs celebrating. Well done to you both and Congratulations.
    Big hugs

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  11. Happy Anniversary Chris and Stew!! That is a wonderful milestone - you should be off on some romantic holiday somewhere!!

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  12. Happy Anniversary! Hope you and Stew both have a lovely day! Forget everything else for the moment and just celebrate today.

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  13. Forgot to say - great score on the car seat - half price is awesome!

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  14. Happy Anniversary! Hope you and Stew have a lovely day! Forget everything else for the moment and just celebrate today.

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  15. Happy Wedding Anniversary - have a nice night out :)

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  16. Anonymous10:04 AM

    Happy 25 th to you both.
    You have worked so hard.
    I hope they do something for you, any of them.

    Hope you have a lovely day both of you.

    Xxx
    Joan
    U K.

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  17. Happy anniversary! It's not often made these days. Well done. Here's to another 25.

    :)

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  18. Happy Anniversary to you & Stew. It is your day so forget all the bloody dramas & get Steve & Becs to babysit & go out for a lovely dinner with your husband.

    In fact book a hotel & stay for a night.

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  19. 25 years!!! No easy feat. Well done and congratulations. Have a great day and a relaxing night - hopefully. xxx

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  20. Happy happy anniversary to you both. 25yrs is indeed a long time, I hope you both enjoy your meal out together.

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  21. Congrats and the biggest hugs on 25 years!!

    Fingers crossed your ADULT kids come through and at least take you two out for dinner or at the very minimum flowers & a card.

    That would be the least they could do, especially as you do so much for them. I am sure Lacey, Steve, Bex will do something, would be unthinkable for them not to, when you have provided a home for them even when they are old enough to take care of themselves, given them a second chance when no one else would, welcomed them into your family with open arms and just generally loved them unconditionally. Your other children are grown adults and if they have any kind of moral compass they will do something.

    I am sure they would want to repay the love your shower on them.

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  22. Hi Chris,
    I rarely comment, but visit your blog quite often.
    Happy 25th Anniversary!!!
    Also, I like the curls, just need to practice to be able to do them in my hair.
    Hope things get better for you.

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  23. Hi Chris,
    I rarely comment, but visit your blog quite often.
    Happy 25th Anniversary!!!
    Also, I like the curls, just need to practice to be able to do them in my hair.
    Hope things get better for you.

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  24. Happy Anniversary to you and Stew, sending wishes for a wonderful day for you both....and a big hug x

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  25. Happy anniversary. I'm so glad you two found each other. Here's to the next twenty-five!!!!!

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  26. Happy Anniversary, you and Stew should celebrate,its quite a milestone these days. xx

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  27. Happy Anniversary Chris and Stew!!! Hope you have a fabulous day and get to go out and enjoy yourselves! And I must admit, I agree with Anne - your kids should have been pro active in organising something as a family to celebrate such a milestone!!! Love to you guys xxx

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  28. Happy 25th anniversary Chris and Stew. I hope you have a lovely dinner out tonight. Maybe another weekend away is in order to celebrate your special milestone.

    You are so right in your comment about not knowing what tomorrow will bring - life is too short as it is, so too precious to dish out crap that one might come to regret. I always regret that I never told my Dad how much I loved him before he died unexpectedly (and we got along well all of the time). :(

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  29. To Chris and Stew

    Happy 25th Wedding Anniversary.
    Sending you lots of best wishes to a truly awesome coupl
    xxx

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  30. Here's to another 25 with wishes for some peace and calm thrown in for good measure.

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  31. Happy Anniversary to you and Stew! Hope you have a nice evening together.
    Love your hair!

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  32. Happy Anniversary Chris & Stew!!! Despite all that's going on I hope you find some time to celebrate!! 25 years is a huge accomplishment & something that SHOULD be celebrated. Hugs.

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  33. A very happy anniversary to you! And many more:)

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  34. Happy Anniversary! Mine is tomorrow. Only 6 years behind ya!

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  35. 25 years! Wow what an amazing milestone :) Well done you guys :) Here's to another 25 years lol...and I love the baby stuff that was bought...what an amazing score! Have a really nice day :)

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  36. Hi Chris,

    Congratulations! Like others have said, that is no mean feat, especially in this day and age. Also, some of your children are old enough to remember your wedding - they have less of an excuse than those of us who weren't born then! My parents celebrated theirs with a party in Rotorua (Dad's home town) because they got married in Dunedin (Mum's home town) back in the dark ages (just kidding!) of 1970 when it was very costly to travel around the country, which meant many of Dad's relatives couldn't attend.

    I agree, an event to celebrate (party, holiday, weekend away) is not unreasonable and not a lost opportunity until you say it is.

    Love to you and Stew. Have a wonderful night if you can and forget about everything (easier said than done, I know).

    Love Penny xoxo

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  37. And, I might add, we got our parents a plaque to congratulate them on 25 years of partnership and good parenting. Now show that to your children from me! Penny xo

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  38. Happy 25th anniversary to you and Stew! It really is an accomplishment.

    Have a lovely dinner together. Your new hair colour is absolutely gorgeous!

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  39. lonestar is yummo enjoy !!!!

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  40. Happy 25th Anniversary Chris! I really hope that you and your husband have a great dinner as well as a special day.

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  41. Happy Anniversary Chris & Stew - 25 years. Wow!!

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  42. Heres to you and Stew on this auspicious occassion Happy 25th and I hope a lovely evening is had by you both......

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  43. Anonymous9:16 PM

    A bit late but happy anniversary! ! Glad you had a good night out. Kate (kittie444@hotmail.com)

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  44. Anonymous9:33 PM

    Happy Anniversary! Love from Shell and Ash xx

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  45. Its good to not eat starch (like potatoes) in the evening.
    I hope you get over your frustration soon.

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  46. And Happy Anniversary!!!

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  47. Chris, Happy 25th anniversary. I hope you had a great day. For hubs and I, we only expect something from each other to make the day special. We long ago decided we don't want to expect something from our kids because it's our day. If they do anything, it's a bonus. Thus far, both my kids have stirred themselves enough to wish us Happy Anniversary. When they were younger, they made us cards. I foresee them ignoring the day as they grow older.

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  48. Anonymous12:37 AM

    Happy 25th anniversary. Glad you enjoyed your night out and hope the celebrations last for some days to come. Cheers Glenys

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  49. Belated Happy 25th Anniversary .... and many more.

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  50. I'm a bit late too Chris, so glad you and Stew had a lovely anniversary. 25 years is a major milestone ... congratulations to you both and may you celebrate many many more together :o).
    Hugs,
    Joy :o)

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