Thursday, November 29, 2007

All is well

We saw Jakes surgeon today and have been given the all clear... The freak of a child is growing a new clavicle! Very unusual apparently but has been seen before. It looks rather strange on the xrays. They think the new bone will fuse to the old one. Natures way hey.

He can start riding the motor bike early January so thats a relief. He can use his Christmas present.

OK off to do the school run thing..


Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Smile and point your toes they say

Sure..... I am done smiling an pointing!

All is well here ;) Nuff said.

I managed to get some stitching done yesterday and finished another Button tree. I also started a cute little Jill Oxton Christmas Koala. I am on a mission to spend some time on me I am feeling neglected ;) sad arnt I.

I was going to re arrange the living room today to accommodate the Christmas tree. It is not to be the Foxtel cable isn't long enough GGRRRRR I might have a chat to Col and see if he can make me a longer one???? I did manage to de clutter and generally clean up so I am feeling good about that.

BBQ and Salad for dinner I might go start the salads so I have less to do later.

Breathe ......


Saturday, November 24, 2007

Election Day Vent

mmm great Election day. You know the one where you line up at a primary school where the school council has all sorts of fund raisers happening and you can smell the snags and onions that they are BBQing and the man in the line in front of you forgot his deodorant and the granny behind you forgets that most people unlike her without her hearing aide can hear the gas eaking from her you know where. Thrilling entertainment......

I cracked the sads big time last night. I have let these kids rule this place long enough and the poor buggers didn't see it coming ;) I am just over the noises the bickering the mess and finally me not having any me time without kids in my day. I love the little creatures but just give me an hour after they have all gone to bed to be able to breath without having to explain why.

I moved the lounge around some time ago so the PC was in the dinning room away from the tv etc so Jake could use it at night without disturbing anyone watching telly. I also wanted it there so we could monitor what was happening etc. WELL he has found a way to make it the "Noisy" corner. He has no consideration for anyone else and bangs and thumps and I am sure he has found a way to use the keyboard so it is extra noisy when I am watching TV. He also has a habit of for example last night a bag of chips a big bag and he rattled it and dropped it and I couple hear every chip he crunched ARRGGGGGHHHHHH I used to retreat to my bedroom and watch a dvd or whatever but The kids have knocked off my TV. Until today! Mum is fighting back. I am taking back my TV and my lounge room. and I am taking lives along the way!

Other news....

I cant remember??? if I told you BUT Col's bike was broken the front forks were cactus. After many calls to the bike company and a bit of negative feed back on their web site the new forks arrived yesterday. The bike is back together and he is a happy boy once again. Now all we need is for Jakes arm to heal and we can go riding again. We are off for xrays on Thursday and will finally know if he is to have it plated. They were hoping it would heal itself and then it would be as strong as before but if they have to plate it the tiny holes they have to drill for the screws to hold the plate will make it very weak. Also because of his age the plate will have to stay in. So fingers crossed it is all healing ok. I just wish I had xray vision and could see what was happening in there.

Work is crap. It is mindless dull and very boring but it pays very well so until something else comes along I am going to stick it out. I have already started looking but will not seriously think of changing till after Christmas. I am thinking of looking back into Integration after all I have all these qualifications why not use them hey.

Thats all from me I need a coffee. I promise no children will be harmed in todays house take back... really I promise ;}


Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Just another Tuesday...

Feeling a bit ordinary today. I have a head cold and it is really windy and hot which inst helping.

I have some sudafed but they dry me out SO much I feel like I am dehydrating. I might cut back on the dose a bit and try that??

Jakes bones have moved just not sure if they are int he right spot yet or not. We will not know for sure until the 29th. He isn't in as much pain but there is still pain if you know what I mean? Poor bugger is over it.

Found out last night the kids all have tomorrow off for a teachers strike GGRRRRR Mum has said she will have them but they get bored down there. luckily I am only working till 2 so thats not too bad.

Ok off to sit and stitch for a while. I have hung a load and have another in the machine then I am up to date with washing woo hoo.

Stay safe all


Thursday, November 15, 2007


It is late and I am tired. I had Jake at the surgeon at 8:30 this morning. After 2 different opinions they both decided the jaggered bit of bone is too close to the nerves and other scary bits that they have given him a different sling set up and hope the bones will move enough for surgery.

Not much else happening here. Worked today and working all day tomorrow.

Sleep well


Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Tis Wednesday....

Well are you ready for this??

took Jake back tot he DR yesterday. He had texted me he was in pain etc It got the better of me and I took for a xray and BINGO the bones have moved and are poking his shouler trying to come through the skin ;)

A quick call to the DR and then a visit with him as well he rang the head surgeon and got him booked in for tomorrow morning at 9am. I got a call from them today to make sure he hasn't eaten so we are pretty sure we are heading to the operating theater Oh the joys. He is being so very brave. He has even googled what they might do.

I wish for a "normal" day


Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Tuesday... My day off

yep it is my only day off for the week and I am making the most of it wasting time on the internet ARRGGHHHH

I am off shortly to hang laundry and yes as thrilling as it sounds make the beds. I feel so much better when those 2 chores are done. strange but true.

I have some stuff in the IQ to record so I can delete it it is almost full yikes thats a lot of stuff to record. so there goes part of my day :)

Not sure whats for dinner can not be bothered thinking about it right now.

It was jakes first day back at school yesterday and yep he got knocked. I got a call to ask if they could give him panadol and he was right for the rest of the day but this morning had a whine about getting knocked again today. Nerves.

I am unbeknown to him going to book the xray for this week just to check progress.

OK better hang those towels they aint drying in the basket...


Monday, November 12, 2007

Magical Monday

Well it is so far anyway.... I am home alone!

Jakes first day back at school today after his big woopsie. He is nervous that he will get knocked about etc but he knows he has to go.

I usually do not work on Mondays anymore but have managed to pick up some extra shifts. I start at 12:30 and finish at 5:30. I have already sorted dinner (BBQ) so can relax when I get home. I am off tomorrow and am really looking forward to that I can tell you.

I had not looked at the calender for a few days and thought I had best take a peek last night to see what the kids had going this week. Good job I looked! Shan and AJ both have excursions this week.
Shan is off to Taskworks and AJ is off to Scienceworks. They should both have fun but i need to pack different foods for lunches on those days . No biggie but I can get organized now.

Col managed to somehow break his bike last night. something to do with the shocker and draining the oil?? and now it wont work. I will make some calls for him and try to sort it out shortly. Once again Wife to the rescue....

SPEAKING of Wife.... the day before Jakes stack was out 17th wedding anniversary. 17 hard to believe really.

Off to make those calls.


Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Hump Day

Here it is Jakes broken Clavicle.

Broken bone number one from motor bike riding.

It happened Sunday at ST Arnaud around 11am. We took him to the local hospital but they do not have x-ray facilities on a Sunday so they started making arrangements to transfer him to Ballarat or Bendigo. I asked the DR if we could strap him up and fill him with pain meds and get him home to Melbourne and he said yes. So thats what we did.

The car trip home was a nightmare to say the least. I ended up sitting in the back with Jake and he slept on me most of the way home. BUT the bikes kept moving in the trailer cause we couldn't tie Jakes down properly and then the rain started.... We managed to get home ok and I took Jake straight from my car to Col's car and to the hospital. It had been 4 hours since the last lot of pain medication and he was really starting to feel pain. The Dr's here gave him more drugs and x-rays and confirmed the first DR's diagnosis. He is now in a devise to stop his arm moving at all and has to have x-rays every 2 or 3 days to make sure this is all healing ok. We did end up back at the Hospital Monday morning as the bones had moved and Jake was crying in pain.

Apart from that the weekend was great we had a ball. Jake loves his bike and can not wait to heal and get back on for another go.

The Bike company have shipped all the parts to fix the bike and are covering all costs as it was the bikes fault this happened.

Ok off to help the invalid shower....