Friday, September 13, 2019

iPhone unload

Stiddys Halloween costume arrives yesterday. He’s going to see it today and wear it all weekend.

Aunty Marva has been gone for 10 years this week. 

New coat for church.

Got a hoard of make up for her birthday and now she’s learning. 

Did you know Spider-Man is my nephew?

The boys storage.

At Nans.

Avivi.


Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Catch up.

Work:
I've said it before that the term is almost over. This next school break is much needed because on top of the winter ills, this term in particular at school has had me run down. The politics of a boarding school are horrifying. The politics of the academic part of school are pretty much the same. I have contemplated all year on whether or not I should find another job, but my co-workers, who keep me there, are awesome and that I actually like my job. After coming to a decision on 2020, I also need to stay in that job because of it's flexibility, which is an advantage that will come in handy next year.

Family:
Post-divorce, everyone is ok. There was lots of damage control that fell into my hands, but for my Mum .. I was happy to be the one that caught her when she fell. I love my Mum. She caught me when Larry died and caught me every time after while I went through the process of losing someone. She too has lost someone she loves and although the circumstances of it are ugly, she is progressing and I will be by her side the whole way through that change.

The rest of the family are doing their own thing. They have kids to raise, and tribulations to overcome themselves, but they are adults and they have each other in their own homes.

Church:
I'm still a believer. I am forcing myself to get there some days because the energy level in the ward is below average, but I wouldn't want to be in any other ward.

Hub's is going to be taller than me before she turns 12. Lately, she likes to flip around like a gymnast. She's got pretty good after watching youtube videos on the subject. Considering enrolling her into gymnastics next year. If she's still flipping around by January, she must be more serious about the sport than I thought. She wants to learn to drive, but she can't quite see over the steering wheel to be able to have a practice drive safely. She's my everything.

Terrible-Twos Stiddy is living up to that. He makes me grit my teeth and say shit alot. Given his genetics, he won't be taller than me and if he is, it will be a miracle.
He is my favorite boy.

Tonight for dinner.
Mushroom burgers and I found my last can of Hatch's green chile. It has lasted nearly 10 years in the store cupboard and it tasted fantastico.


Life is good.
I currently hate the invention of the cellphone, iMessage, Messenger and any other form of contact that is emotionless, but I am content with life.

Still haven't found an armchair.

9 years old.

Hub's turned 9 on Monday. I would've blogged that day, but I've been sick for weeks with a hideous flu that won't go away.

Can't tell you how loved she is by everyone .. my co-workers included. I got to work on Monday to gifts for her from them. We had pizza and cake on Monday night with The Livians. Once Avi got here it became her birthday.

We sang Happy Birthday to Avi twice and Hubba once, with much moaning from Avi. Avi blew out the candles three times. It was also Avi's brithday on Shaily's birthday last month and her Dad's birthday the month before.

It was a great Avi/Hub's birthday!



9 years of Hubs.










Happy Birthday Hubs.
9 more years and you can move out!

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Lately ...

In 5 more weeks, term 3 of the school year will be over.
In 11 weeks, NZ Secondary School exams start.
In 15 weeks, the school year will be over.
In those 15 weeks are 2 weeks of holidays and 1 long weekend holiday for labour weekend.

I am looking forward to being away from work because it has been a hell-of-a-ride this year.

Shaily was 20 on the 9th of this month. We did not celebrate like we have done previously because ... she's a big girl and can throw her own party.

Hub's wanted to learn how to cook. She made $10 doing some gardening with Nan a few Saturdays ago and wanted to go to The Warehouse to buy herself ... a frying pan.

That was the night she learned how to scramble eggs.
I show her by doing it in my pan first.
She's pretty clever.

We poached eggs a few days later. I didn't get frying-pan-useage shots because she was freaking out about the yolk over cooking. The girl loves her runny yolk. It made me dry heave watching her sop it all up with her toast.

Tonight we stepped it up and got fancy.
Shrimp & spinach fettuccine.



She might love camarones more than I do.
And finally .. our boy.

Bought him a $2 gun.
Worst thing ever.
He lost 6 'pullets' in 2 minutes so now he sticks anything into the barrel.
Stones.
Q-Tips.
His tongue.
He shot his Mum twice and got in big trouble.
She'll be 26 on Saturday.

I opted out of the flu shot this year and have been sick all week with the flu. Don't know how I got through work today successfully. I feel like I'm about to die.

Friday, August 9, 2019

Week 32 of 2019

Mickey Mouse and his friends took me back to a life in California with my Love. It took me away from reality for an hour and 40 minutes and made me envy that Hub's doesn't know the reality of what's going on around her. I ended up dragging my Mum along with me to The Waikato and Nessa-Nu. They both came willingly. I'd travel with them anywhere. They're both comforting in their own way and make any trip complete.

It was a quick trip there and back. We left Wednesday morning and we were home by Thursday evening. Made a stop in Taupo on the way through.




Hard to believe she's going to be 9 next month.

We had front row tickets. Ness had a VIP ticket that was $44 less than the front row tickets. She sat RIGHT behind us. The people right up in the nose bleeder seats had the best seat in the house.

I've been educated. Don't get front row or VIP seats.

Life is picking up pace.
19 more Wednesdays til Christmas.
Work is my solace even though when I'm at work it's far from consolation, but is a good temporary relief from home.

I want to buy a comfortable arm chair so I can come home from work, sit down and read a good book before bedtime.

I want a simple life without distractions.
We create out own struggles.
I want to find joy in finding an armchair and not fixating on the current situation of others.

Challenge to myself before the end of the month.
Find an armchair.

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Pure picturesque in NZ

The Farmers bought their dream home in the middle-of-nowehere-Wairarapa. Gapped it from The Bay and headed down to see the homestead that my brother has talked up since September last year and he didn't do the place justice. They call it Bushgrove. It's amazeballs. It's so middle-of-nowhere and charming that I want to move there too.

They move in the next few months.



































For real though ... it's A M A Z I N G with a capital ZING.

It may very well be my new go-to haven.
That would be dependent on my brothers mood, but with a place like Bushgrove he should be in his element and them some.