Tuesday, January 05, 2021

COUNTDOWN!

 In four days something MOMENTUS is going to happen!

So the countdown is ON.

And that is all I'm gunna say ... until Friday.  

I will be keeping my fingers, toes, and anything else I can cross, firmly crossed that it actually happens!

Today we have Stew's sister, Khadisha, arriving for a flying visit.

She lives in Wanganui (lower North Island town), and has been up in Auckland visiting friends.  I think she is on her way home today, not sure.

It will be nice to see her.  It seems to be a yearly 'event'.  One day we really must go visit her, we have not seen her home in Wanganui at all.

In fact, I think Stew and I should make a real effort to travel a bit more (within New Zealand), and visit more friends and family.  We are such 'home bodies'... we need to get out of our comfort zones a bit more!

So, that's something to work on.

After Khady's visit, we will probably go out for a little while.  We want to get some wire baskets for our chest freezer.  It's just a jumbled up mess inside it at the moment.  No organisation at all. 

And then... our tin shed is also screaming out to be tidied up.  We can hardly get inside the freaking door!

So, there ya go... my plans for today.

WHAT are yours?  Work/play/tripping/shopping... dodging rain drops?


FRIDAY:  is actually Stew's 60th Birthday!  We are having a small gathering for him on Saturday afternoon/evening.
BUT THAT IS NOT the 'MOMENTOUS' thing happening on Friday btw.

We woke to a FOG this morning!  Unheard of, a fog in summer.
The weather is seriously screwed up.
Now?  We have sunshine and it's hot.

FELICITY:  Mike and Joyce will be back up here on Friday for Stew's birthday.  They will be here for another long weekend.  We are so lucky they are coming up!

OK... how about whoever guesses what's happening on Friday will get a small prize from the Sewing Studio. How's that?
First to guess right get's the prize, any correct guesses after the first one are just clever, but unlucky in the prize stakes.

* Anyone who 'guesses', but has heard though the family grapevine is disqualified from guessing. *

Well... the kids came around for lunch and a swim.
Stew's sister arrived, had lunch, a swim and left.

Stew and I went to Mitre 10 and found some baskets for the freezer, and some fold up chairs for outside, when we have more people here.

Then we stopped in at the supermarket and got some cold salads and meats for dinner.  Neither of us feels like cooking tonight.
It is hot and humid as hell out there, and inside isn't much better.

It's so draining!  

WOW, lots of guesses for what's the haps on Friday!  Bet ya wanna know if you are right?
Well... I'm not saying, until FRIDAY.  So there.

ABOVE:  Khady opening her Christmas presents.  I'm sure that's the LAST Christmas present left in the house.  We are done until next December.
Thank Goodness.

42 comments:

  1. Way to make us very curious......I will cross my fingers for you.

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  2. It is noon, and I have been a lazy bones all morning. I plan to head out to the studio to paint stones, but currently doom scrolling, and reading on the internet. I need a good show to binge watch. That normally motivates me to head out to the studio. But, deciding on a new show leads to much "googling" and time wasting! And of course, there is Trumps newest antic to get all bothered about. Coercing election officials to find enough votes to overturn the election. Ya, crap. I better go find something fun to watch and stop my gloom and doom!
    Can't wait to hear about Friday's news. I have a guess.......

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  3. Anonymous8:58 AM

    Hmm friday is the day after Stews birthday and the day I started work with him 15 years ago! I'm sure that's worth celebrating lol. I'm still in PN and will be watching a movie today with Emma and friends while doing my hexagons. Kj

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  4. Stew's sister has such a lovely name. It's been raining solidly here for days, sun is out this morning but I think it's a trick. ;). Good luck for Friday.

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  5. Is there a wedding in the works?!!!

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  6. Mike got a haircut. Joyce shopped for a dress. Hmmm

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    1. NOPE... no impending wedding! 🤣😅😊 Good guess though.

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  7. Kiwionholidays1:33 PM

    Is there a prize for guessing what’s happening on Friday .?🦋lol


    Fab that you have Khadisha visiting, such a pretty name ,,


    Enjoy the day,,, n thanks for sharing your life n home n Whanau pics with us all while away from home,,
    We have fine weathertoday,, so neat to get out n about after quite a lot of much needed ☔️☔️☔️

    Cheers 🥂

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  8. Shame Mike and Joyce couldnt be there for Stew bday fridayand Kandy. But you have those memories to add to the family time ahead on Saturday

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  9. Anonymous2:15 PM

    Brylee moving out? Lol

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  10. An engagement, or renewing of wedding vows....
    That’s 2 guesses I know
    Blondie

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  11. An engagement, or renewing of wedding vows....
    That’s 2 guesses I know
    Blondie

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  12. Mike and Joyce getting married!
    OR
    You and Stew renewing your vows

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  13. We're heading off with our van to the Yarra Valley for a week, looking forward to a bit of R and R!
    My guess is Brylee is moving out?

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  14. Cranky I beat you by 7 mins hehe

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  15. Anonymous2:47 PM

    I think Brylee is going flatting and it will the first time it’s just you and Stew in the house. Momentus after 42 years!!!!
    KarenAK

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  16. Anonymous3:00 PM

    Hi maybe Brylee will be moving into her own accommodation ? or something to do with Lacy and Keera? or Mike and Joyce are moving up to Cambridge to live?

    Peta

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  17. Anonymous3:18 PM

    Brylee is moving out 🤣🤣 George's Mum.

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  18. Oh the most obvious duh a new baby someone’s pregnant maybe?
    Blondie

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  19. YOU’RE MOVING HOUSE

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  20. Brylee is moving out? Tracy

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  21. Brylee going flatting???

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  22. Anonymous4:17 PM

    Is Brylee moving out?

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  23. nope, no idea! I was thinking perhaps you'd have all 5 of your kids together at once! (not counting the bonus kids).

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  24. Anonymous4:50 PM

    I know but I'm not gona say....and how do I no lol coz I know everything 😂🤣

    but seriously I do no
    #Lacy 💙

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  25. A trip planned?
    Vickie

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  26. Anonymous5:20 PM

    Stew is retiring?
    Janey

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    1. Wouldn't that be AMAZING? But no, we can't afford for him to retire for at least 10 years! Maybe longer.

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  27. My first thought was engagement or marriage of Mike and Joyce... or announcement of a pregnancy... or they are moving up north? That's all I've got :) Whatever it is I'm happy for you as it sounds like it is something really good.

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  28. My guesses are either Brylee moving out, or you and Stew buying an investment property 🙂

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  29. Is Keera moving in with Lacy?

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  30. Dang, I missed a whole day of guessing. But I just told you my guess. That is the same guess I was referring to at 7:17 am. See, I have to patiently wait until noon or afternoon for you to wake up. I sometimes miss your "later in the day" posts. We are truly on opposite sides of the globe!

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  31. Actually on thinking about it I think it will be Brylee moving out... the momentous part is that you will be without kids for the first time in over 42 years.

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  32. Bex is pregnant!

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  33. Momentous occasion?!?!?!
    Having all 8 kids in the same house?? “Sniggerin”

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  34. Well I’m not pregnant not moving out or getting engaged 😂
    Yep I now guess Brylee moving out too how blimmin smack bang obvious 🤦‍♀️
    Blondie1

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  35. Anonymous11:43 PM

    Brylee moving out...totally! Sarah

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  36. Anonymous1:58 AM

    Haha I was going to say something with Keera but maybe people are onto something with Brylee moving out and you and Stew being alone after all these years. Poor Brylee if everyone is wrong, eeek she will be thinking we are all giving her a hint haha
    Kym/Australia

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  37. Could it be Griffin coming back?
    Jackie UK

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  38. Everyone has the same guess as me so hmmm might have to think on that a bit.

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  39. Anonymous8:20 AM

    ❤️ that last photo of Bex. She's so lovely 😍
    Love from Irene, downunder

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