Monday, February 17, 2020



If it wasn't for THE OLD MOO and my friends, who love reading about our daily life, I would fucking delete this blog right now, then 'they' wouldn't be able to even see/read about us... like they care anyway? 

What am I getting up to today?

Well... we went to Spotlight yesterday afternoon and got these:

ABOVE:  Yeah, I'm gunna take a break from my Aussy order for a day or two and try making something different.

I will show you WHAT once I've made a couple.

And that is all I have for now.  Now off ya go and have a good day, cos I sure will.
So happy all the HARD WORK is done and behind us now.

ABOVE:  more grass!  It's growing really good in some places, and not so good in others.  But I feel sure it will all be sprouting soon. 
This is a 'Panoramic' photo, so it shows our entire back lawn.  Not too big right?  *smiles* 

I say 'back lawn' but in reality, it is the side yard!  Our back yard consists of the sheds, a path and a grapevine.

ABOVE:  See?  Not much area out the 'back' at all, and certainly no grass.


I rang Spotlight (Hamilton branch) and asked if they had a zipper foot for my machine.  They said YES, so drove down there.
And ... NO, in fact they don't have a zipper foot for my machine.  WTF?  

I drove over to Sewing Machine World at 5 Cross Roads, they didn't have one either, but I could order one in.  So I did that.

ABOVE: Oh yeah, I might have bought these while there too.  lol
I think I already have the two on the left, but who's counting?  

LOL.. another edit out!  
It's just one of those days.

So.  It's been quite an informative day.  I've found out a few things.  Not news really, just drummed it in as fact. 

Sibling rivalry is alive and well, and the root cause of so much angst.  
To be hated for helping a kid of ours?  Sad.
I will never turn my back on any of my kids.  
Not if they need help.

I will however, turn my back on being verbally abused and accused of god knows what, and people who hold GRUDGES and believe their own bullshit.

Some of my kids hate my blog!  Hate me blogging.  Well too bad.  It's my blog, my daily 'diary' of our life.  Before I blogged I kept a written diary, every day for 20 years.  This is so much better!  If it offends you, or you simply hate being mentioned on here, don't worry.  You never will again after today.

But I MIGHT just say how horrible 'some' of you are, and call you on your behaviour (no names were mentioned by the way).  Cos I can.  Don't ya just hate that?  Yeah, I know ya do.

Now ****, go relay all that to him who "doesn't even read this", OK?  


It's nearly 2 pm and I've literally done NOTHING today.  To'ing backwards and forwards between texts, PM's, Phone calls and emails!  

Think I will now just focus on my day and what I want to accomplish.  Which is more than just sitting here being a 'keyboard warrior'. *snort*

ABOVE: Some pretty big clouds overhead.  But they are just joking.  I will have to water the 'lawn' later.  We've not had rain in so long!  It's 30 degrees outside right now... more inside.
If it does rain, it will be a miracle.  I'll let ya know... *smiles*

I'm preparing dinner.  We are having chicken drumsticks baked in the oven, our baked carrot dish and salad.

Dinner was lovely, as I thought it would be.  Not had the carrot dish in a very long time, it was worth doing for sure.

Time to head off to bed now, it's just on midnight.


  1. The minute I knew they were moving, I would have offered to help. I am sorry your children treated you like this. It must hurt. Well done to Lacy and Steve/Bex for being there.

  2. Anonymous7:24 AM

    Often when some children grow up and become adults they harbor a lot of resentment towards their parents usually relating to stuff that happened in their childhood. It's one way to punish parents. Even if all children were raised the same under the same roof each child has their own story as to how it was for them.
    After reading your blog for a few years there is some obvious deep seated issues going on from a few of your older kids.
    Sometimes you just need to let go and move on which by the sounds of it they have done.

    1. Anonymous10:58 AM

      no they have not moved on....

  3. Maria7:39 AM

    I wouldn't have asked I would just come and helped pack and it would have rolled from there. Like any normal person! I helped my Mum move twice and then into a rest home, First time I lived an hour away, then over 10 hours away. And I didn't really get on with Mum (love her though) I just knew she needed help, as everyone does with major life changes.

    1. Anonymous10:59 AM

      exactly 😊
      #Lacy 💙

  4. Anonymous10:13 AM

    Cut them out of your will

  5. yay...your lawn is growing...


  7. hope you get the zipper foot soon as I am so curious to see what you are doing with those colourful zips. Thanks.

  8. Dont know what I missed earlier,I have been in bed with a horrible migraine,but just wanted to say I would miss your blog so much if you stopped. Yours is the only one I read faithfully, I love seeing what you do with your lovely home and I love seeing your sewing creations. You are so talented. So I would miss you. Hope your day gets better.

  9. I've only commented a couple of times ... I'm the quiet one in the corner! I do want to say, though, that I look forward to reading your blog every day. So refreshing that you just put it all out there ... you are who you are and that's awesome. Erin

  10. Anonymous3:31 PM

    oh hey **** want to read something even better lol, oh and hey nether of you will get me to edit or delete my post on fb...😊😊
    love the obvious annon 🤣🤣

  11. Over the last 9 days we have had 383.17mls of rain most of it in 2 days, so no more fire worries for a while.lovely fine day so far but very hot,and I can hear thunder so we are going to get the forecast storm.Haveing a lovely day doing a little bit of gardening while I can,something I haven't been able to do for a long time.Thank you to our blog friends for your support,so uplifting,and encouraging.THE OLD MOO.

  12. Sweet Lord it is neverbloody ending! Keep blogging, if someone does not like it then they do not have to read it. It is your way of keeping a diary & of interacting with your friends en masse.

    The rest of you- grow the F*%# up and stop being so petty & pathetic. Try being helpful supportive children & siblings - imagine the fun you all could have at family gatherings if you were not perpetually sulking about some perceived slight.

    1. Dear, Darling, Fantastic Friend... I couldn't have put any simpler myself. ♥ You ♥

    2. Tracy - you are always on point with your comments!!!

    3. Anonymous7:40 PM

      Yes she is, thanks Tracy 👍😊
      #Lacy 💙

  13. I love your blog Chris and r as it everyday. Helps keep me sane.

  14. Anonymous4:39 PM

    oh yea ya, I bags leftovers tomorrow lol and B I'm older so I get first dibs lol 😂 see you guys in the morning 😊 😁🤣
    #Lacy 💙

  15. Aw! I have never met you, but I do enjoy your blog. Bummer about people not wanting to be on the blog. It has been fun seeing everyone. I never see anyone portrayed in a negative way. I wish for storm clouds. Quite sick of it being 40 degrees below freezing!

  16. You could go private. It solves a lot.

  17. Anonymous6:40 AM

    Hamilton Scotland here again. It’s your blog so say what you like! I’ve enjoyed reading about your house move and really admire all that you have achieved in such a short time. I’m not good with heat, being a cold blooded celt, so I am in awe if the work you have managed in the heat. Catriona


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