Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Terrific Tuesday

Hello all out there is blogger land. I have a new keyboard and it feels FUNNY... it is a lot smaller than the old one and the keys are closer together thank goodness for spell check.

Funny day today. Weather wise I mean. Sunny but a little overcast. We expecting rain later I believe. Which reminds me I must get that washing from the clothes line before its too late.

Quiet day here today. I popped over to spotlight for some stitching supplies and as usual got other stuff ;) Now tell me who can go into store like that and only get what they went in for.

We are away this weekend bike riding. I have lists upon lists of things to do or take etc. We are fortunate to have the cottage up there but there is more than one family going this trip so things are going to be a little squishy. We have decided to sleep in the tent and only use the cottage for cooking and showers etc. Cant wait really I am going grave hunting..... apparently I have family buried in the town cemetery so plan a visit for a look. I know a little strange arnt I !

Shan and I also plan a walking trip of the town itself to see just what is there. it is only tiny so I am guessing 20 minutes and we will be done. She is mamma's girl and hopes there is cafe for coffee LOL.... city slickers and our decaf latte'. The town shouldnt whine thou the amount of money between all the families that share this property should be helping the community. There are 5 families just between the Mazzan's & Reeve's.

I had thought i might pack a small stitching project to take with me. I am not going to take the big fairy I do not want anything o happen to her. I am rather on a roll with Christmas right now so maybe some ornaments? I am on a mission to have only snowmen and gingerbread men on the tree this year. Not sure how far I can get with that but plan to try. I have made several ornaments over the years following this theme and am addicted now. I have even ordered plain gingerbread for the kids to ice and hang on the tree. YUM

Ok off to get that washing and get dinner started. Rissoto with fresh parmasan cheese.

Bye all


Friday, October 26, 2007


Another week over.

No big plans for the weekend. I would like to get to my sisters for a coffee just wish it were closer.

Spaghetti for dinner tonight then perhaps some mummy time?

I am sitting here freezing my butt off.... I have to run the Evap cooling for 20 minutes. They guy came today to open it up for the season and it need to run the cleaning stuff through you know the stuff that kills all the bugs and germ etc. It has a eucalyptus base so the house smells loverly but is COLD. I will need to turn the heater on when I turn the cooling off!

OK off to hang washing I guess before the tribe get home.

Stay safe

Monday, October 22, 2007

Moody Monday

I am in a mood today. Do not know why just am. I am home alone YIPPEEE so should feel good about that but dont.

I am on a mission to get some chores done then perhaps some me time?

We got Jakes Bike Saturday and here it is.

He has ridden up and done the drive way about a MILLION times. Yesterday we took him to Nanas for a ride. Her yard is big enough that he got to change gear.

SO it looks like we are off for a weekend of bike riding..... Not this weekend but the next I think.

Shannon is a little green with envy ans she really wants a green bike. We are looking to get her one for her birthday in May. She need to practice a bit more first.

OK off to do those chores that just wont do themselves.

Have a good one


Saturday, October 20, 2007


Yes I am thrilled it is finally Saturday. It has felt like this week had DRAGGED.

OK nothing Horrid to report this week. A normal week apart from it taking FOREVER to be over.

Today we are off to collect Jake from a sleep over then on to collect his new bike. He is thrilled. They did not get the one in we wanted so have had to upgrade him to the one he really wanted (but out of the budget). It is also Bright green. The grin on his face was priceless.

Big breakfast day today. Eggs and bacon on the BBQ and pancakes. YUM.

OH and I send sympathy's to anyone reading this with a little girl... Mine became a young woman this week and I cried like a baby. She is 11! What is happening now days?? I mean 11..... she is no young woman she is my baby girl.

be cool people....


Monday, October 15, 2007

I dont like Mondays.

Because it means WORK.

This is my last monday shift WOO HOO. Well until next time they want me to fill in. As of next week I think I am only doing my normal 3 days. I am looking forward to it actually.

Today I start at 12:30. I will not get home till around 6 so we are having a BBQ for dinner. I have already done most of the prep so it shouldn't take long to have food on the table.

Not much planned for the week ahead. Not sure when Jakes new bike will be available so a lot will be riding on that (pardon the pun). We would like to head to St Arnaud this week end all being well but if the bike needs to be collected Saturday (as is there norm) we may not be able to go.

Warm and windy here today a top of 27 is expected.

Off to hang washing....

Stay safe

xx Nise xx

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Long time no write...

Well it is Sunday and they are all still in bed. Well those that are here are still in bed. Jake stayed at a mates for the night and I am sure got up to no good but then again he is 14.

I decided at 9pm last night to spring clean Shannon's room. well it turned into a spring ,summer, winter etc clean it was BAD. I will not to begin to describe what I found BUT it took 5 rubbish bags to get rid of it. She has some small hobs to do in there today then we can vac the floor and maybe look at moving the bed? not much option in her room but we will see if we can wiggle it into another spot for a change.

Well I think we are MAD but last night we brought Jake a motorbike for Christmas. He is thrilled naturally. Col made a video call to him to let him know we won it on ebay (it is new) and his smile went beyond ear to ear. It is the same as Col's bike just a little smaller a 125cc. We have also ordered a second body kit in pink so when Shan outgrows her little bike she can have his as by then he will have moved on to a bigger bike I am sure. Now we need to collect it maybe Friday? and assemble the stupid thing that will take a whole day. Then I am sure it will be off to St Arnaud for a weekend of riding.

I am expecting a visit from the outlaws today. Have not really seen them much as we try not to go there very often after all the rubbish with the BIL. They rang last night to see if we would be home today so I might make a cake later just in case.

I have washing piled up that needs folding so I might watch some of the stuff I have recorded to the IQ. I have recorded so much stuff I need to sort it and see what I have watched and record stuff on to dvd that I want to keep. There is a new series called Ice Truckers. It is about a group of guys taking loads of supplies across frozen lakes to a diamond m in in Canada. They can each earn up to $75k for a 3 month season. I have seen 2 episodes and am hooked.

OH and another interesting (to me) bit of news. Col brought me a sewing machine. I LOBE IT! my old one died and I tended not to use it anyway as it had "issues" so I have now started sewing again. I have made a Christmas wall hanging from a stitchery I had mad and I have half made a quilt. I have some bits of fabric so got a bag of wheat and am going to make some heat packs. The smallest bag of wheat is 4.5k so everyone is getting wheat bags for Christmas!

Col is back on the road after his near miss on Wednesday. For those that did not hear.... He had a $150k Mercedes pull out in front of him from a Mercedes dealership and almost hit it. To prevent the smash he literally stood on the brakes peddle and it popped a brake line therefore losing all brakes. He managed to swerve and miss the sports car and then traveled another kilometer through a red light in busy traffic in Kew! before managing to get it to stop. After a lot of mucking about he discovered the what the problem was and had the RACV get a tow truck to bring him home. Then came the fun of trying to get the new line. Well Mercedes have none in the country! it was going to be a week to get one from Germany. So after a few phone calls we found a guy locally who ended up making one a lot cheaper and the nest day. So by Friday he was back on the road. He is still a little nervous I can tell you.

So fingers crossed this week will be a "normal " week :)

Off to fold that washing I can hear kids getting outta bed AARRGGGGG


Thursday, October 4, 2007

Thursday on the Ranch

well it isn't really a ranch but I do feel like sticking something hot on the kids butts to get them going some days thou ... is that bad parenting?

Ok it is Thursday.... The school holidays are going well. Today is the the first day the kids have asked to have someone over. Not bad hey! made it till the second last day WOO HOO.

Jake has cousin Michael coming sometime today for a sleep over. Jake was going to go home with him tomorrow and stay the night but Michael has to go job hunting. Over the holidays he has decided to he dosnt want to go back to school to finish the last term. He is 17 and not academic. He is more hands on. He gets good grades at school but he has to work really hard at it.

Shannon wants a friend over for a visit but we need to arrange something with another friend first. The other friend took Shan to the pictures last week and it is our turn this week but we have not been able to get onto them. If I cant get them this morning to plan something for today or tomorrow then Shan can have the other friend over.

Today I have decided its calender day. Each year I make and print a calender for the next year. I use publisher because I cant buy one with enough room for all our c$@p. I did it a couple of years ago and it is fantastic. It lives in a plastic sleeve with a magnet on the back on the fridge. It is "Our Life" no one makes plans without first checking the fridge. Today I have printed 2 years worth. I have also googled the school holidays,public holidays and daylight savings etc and will sit and create these calenders. It will take me about an hour to complete but man is it worth it.

Not much planned for the weekend ahead. Bathurst is on so will plonk my butt in front of the telly for much of that. Would like to get the project car into the garage and outta the way so the project trailer can move up the drive and perhaps get some work done? We need this new bike trailer if we wish to go riding. We will have another 2 bikes in the near future and they wont all fit in the back of the Vito.

Off to have a hit of caffeine then food shopping oh the joy.


Tuesday, October 2, 2007

It hurts...

I hurt my hip Sunday lifting potting mix and now it REALLY hurts. I stuffed myself full of pain meds last night with the view to knocking myself out and not tossing and turning and what do you know it worked. I slept like a baby. It is still sore today but I think it is nothing panadol wont fix.

Well week 2 of the school holidays and all is well so far :) I am home all this week and plan to catch up on some stuff about home as well as take the kids to the pictures etc.

Yesterday was a dud I couldn't move so spent the day watching movies with the kids. this isn't a bad thing but how many times can a girl watch high school musical???? Today Shan wants to watch grease. OH joy!

Col and I have worked out our Christmas holidays etc and have decided to pretty much just take the week between Christmas and new year. We are planning to take a week off towards the end of January and go bike riding. We will wait and see what's happening with his work etc before deciding.

I managed to stitch yesterday for around 5 hours! first time in ages I have been able to get that much in. Part of that time was spent fixing up a stuff up from the night before ;) but all is well now. Col took me to the shops when he got home yesterday and I managed to get a pack of beading needles at the craft shop. They normally don't have anything like that only patchwork etc. So I think I might add the beads as I go rather than all at the end. not sure yet???

OK off for a caffeine fix to help start the day...