Saturday, January 31, 2009

I am not getting any better at posting on here am I? Not that it matters since no one reads it!!!!
Laura started high school this week! I was not around in the morning or the afternoon to see her since I am at work before she leaves and not back until after she gets home. It sucks at times like this, well actually at the moment it is like that all the time but that is another story. We only just got Laura's skirt the day before and that is only because i rang to see what was happening to which they didn't really know so put one aside for us. When we got there the next day the one they had put away was to big luckily they had some others back in stock but I don't think the actual size she needed it just means she can grow out a couple of inches or so. At the time i thought the hem was abit cheap as it was just overlocked then when Laura got home from her first day a teacher told her that it was to long and should be above her knee. so guess what I did all afternoon. It has a box like pleat at the front and I had to take a huge amount up but didn't want to cut it so it all took forever and a bit of unpicking and restitching. It is not fantastic but unless some kind person offers to fix it that is the way it is staying! Am I wrong it thinking the people at the shop should have mentioned the skirt needed to be that length? I guess I was just not impressed with the service overall. It didn't help that the first time we went there they were closed even though on the yellow pages web site it said they were open until 5:30 and the sign it the window said 5:15 and it was 5:05 and no one was there and we had driven in all the way from Rolleston.
Weather here has been great, even with a few cooler days this week it is lovely and hot today!! We stoned the front of the garden in front of the garage this morning. They are suppose to be black but you can only see them like that if the are wet, although the ones we saw are not wet all the time so obviously ours are different or it is that we don't have a different colour stone beside them to make them stand out. Who knows they look fine anyway.
Justin and I are off out tonight on a bus trip for a girl from my work for her 21st. How old are we gonna feel? I am looking forward to it and I am not. I just hope Justin doesn't get bored since he won't really know anyone and he is going to drive so..... I am sure it will be fine.
No thing happening on the wedding front still, I am back at looking at dresses I am trying to decide if I want to wear a traditional dress or something casual going on the assumption of an island wedding. there is this although it is actually a bridesmaids dress I quite like it.
or do I go for something more like this

Let me know what you think.
Well that is all I have time for at the moment until next time I hope everything is good with all of you and have a good night.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Welcome to 2009

okay so I know we are already half way thru and really I have no real excuse for not blogging.

So Christmas has been and gone, the kids like their gifts. Laura got a magazine subscription to Creme and some clothes/PJ's. Alexander got a scooter, some tech deck and clothes/PJ's. Plus the family gift of the basketball hoop and ball. There is a little story to that too, we were looking and mitre 10 had them on special but when Justin went to get one it was to small so the only other place that had them was Kmart but it was alot dearer. So as I was lugging it up to the counter I asked the guy if it was the same as the one on display as it was the height I was after and he didn't really know but said yes it will just have a different picture on the board. So anyway I got it wrapped at the mall and brought it home. When Justin was putting it up it was the wrong height so I had to take it back! when I told them the girl seemed to think they didn't have any taller ones in stock, but then another guy came along and went and found one which happened to be one special so not only did I get a bigger (height) one but I got it for less $$$.

Christmas day was average, Mum and Dad had stayed Christmas eve ( i didn't get to bed until 12:30 and had been up since 3:20 and worked 7-7 at Farmers) and was awake on Christmas Day before anyone else, like I was up at 5:30-6am. we waited until 7am to wake Laura who had told us the night before not to wake her! Even Justin was up and showered before that and she still wasn't happy at us waking her up, sure signs of age!!

We had waffles for breakfast with fresh berries and yogurt and hazelnut spread, yum. Lunch was also at our house with Justin's family here. Everyone just brings a main and a dessert pretty causal affair really. Tea was just us here and I think we had something exciting like toasted sandwiches!!

Boxing Day and we had decided to head away with the Browns to Kurow, kinda last minute but good to get away if only for a few days, since I had to be back at work on Monday. Saturday I spent most of the day laying/sleeping as I felt like crap, sore eyes and just tired. it didn't stop me from hanging out with everyone, we went down with the boat and all the kids went on the biscuit which looked like great fun. I would have had a go if I felt better. I did manage to dip myself in the water after another snooze when we got back to the house. I was fine the next day and although it wasn't as warm as the previous it was still good and I went on the biscuit after Brownie had been. I didn't fall off but I think they were relatively nice to me although I did get airborne for a second or two! Justin even had a go after I had been on. All good fun, shame we had to come home.