Skip to main content

Rural Saturday.

It was a Saturday at home today. The wisteria on the Parentals pergola is looking mighty fine and the honey suckles that snake down the posts holding up the frame work are nearly ready to pick.

Zombie Nganz.

The palm trees along the old drive way to my grandmothers house harbour pigeons that crap a river and ruin the lawn. It's common in Rural-ville to see people shooting pigeons from their palm trees. Tashi was gun happy today and shot a few down.

My mother, ever the firebug, lit a fire and burned everything. She tried to burn a couch from my grandothers veranda and we were about to move it when my grandmother walked out and sat on it.

Ngawi tormenting Salty-Boy the Kunikuni.

Roasted pigeon.

I don't know why she likes hanging out with him.
He torments her.

A shout out to Michelle who swapped two kids for one with me tonight. 10 minutes before leaving, my brother dropped off 2 of his kids for the night without warning and told me he'd see me in the morning. It was over before it begun .. I had a plan that involved 2 nieces and 1 nephew and swapped Coral & Waiz for Shai. Called Coral tonight to remind her that she had to behave because I didn't want her here as much as she didn't want to be here.

I'm still at a crossroads with the All Blacks game tomorrow morning. I had a plan and it was shot down by the end of the day. The worst part of this week is that school holiday began yesterday.
Term 3 is over.
Two whole weeks of "Aunty can we do some jobs", "Aunty can we come with you please", "Aunty whats your WiFi password".
School holidays should be banned.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Super Moon, Te Mata and Ariel.

Last nights Super Moon. Te Mata Peak. Safe to say, Hubbalush loves her Ariel. She's my favorite big sister Mum. (Shame Tyler, Shai, Nessa and Rome) Goodnight Hawkes Bay. Earthquake: I felt it. I got my child up and ran outside onto my concrete porch where I thought it would be safest. The Seismologist on the news the next day said running outside is not a good idea in the event of an Earthquake. Now I know for next time. Hawkes Bay didn't feel the effects of it like Southland did .. and is continuing to do. Over 1000 aftershocks since it all began. Tyler is stuck on the South Island and finishing out their tour, much to my dismay. It's a disaster zone in parts down there and although she's on the skirts of the danger zones, you'd think it professional AND safe to cancel the tour and bring the troop home .. but no. Some stupid doesn't think so. Goodnight.

Kawe Mate.

Recently an Aunty of mine, who is staunch in her Maori culture, talked to me about the protocol of Kawe Mate. Kawe Mate is a custom during the maori process of death that involves taking the deceased memory back to where they were well known or considered home. It's a custom that is basically a gesture of love to family members who weren't able to attend the tangi. My family never practised it at all and I don't think it's necessary to start. I carry his memory in my heart, as does his Mom, that's all that matters. Happy Mothers Day!