Thursday, September 1, 2011

Update as promised...... told in lazy-ass bullet point style.

  • It's been the season of illness and injury. I'm very much over playing both nurse and patient.
  • Currently, Charlie has an ear infection, so we got antibiotics. No biggie, except it turns out he is allergic to penicillin. At the moment we could easily play dot to dot on him, but the rash is so big we'd get bored before finishing.
  • Recently found out that Corey needs shoulder surgery. At 13 years old. Seems he's one of the rare few lucky enough *sarcasm* that his shoulder dislocates in one of three possible ways (back, forwards and down) whenever he lifts his arm. If anyone waves at him and he doesn't wave back, he's not ignoring you. He's just trying to prevent his arm falling off.
  • Kaiden turned 16 yesterday. OMG 16! Mentally, I still feel the same as I did at 16. Physically though I feel older. A lot older. Scary that your child is the same age you were when you considered yourself a grown up.
  • Now he's 16 I get to teach him to drive. I'm both excited and terrified at the thought.
  • Kaiden chose to have KFC as his birthday dinner. I chose not to partake of it.
  • Kaiden had a caramel mud cake for his birthday cake. I did partake of it.
  • Charlie hasn't slept through the night for about 2 weeks due to being ill.
  • I'm tired.
  • Very tired.
  • I've neglected my home shamefully (please don't tell anyone). And no-one open any closets or closed doors, you never know what I may have stashed there.
  • My dad had an accident moving house, crushing his hand. He ended up having his little finger amputated, and the next one screwed back together in the hope of saving it. He's doing fine, and is most upset that he may no longer being able to hold onto the paddle strongly enough to continue using his stand up paddle surfboard. Priorities, you know.
  • Have been struggling to balance work commitments, keeping up with the housework, spending time with the family, study that never happens, getting enough sleep etc etc. Is achieving all this even possible for a mortal woman such as myself?
  • The sleep part never seems to happen enough.
  • I haven't baked in a LONG time. So much so that when I did go to bake everything was past it's use by date. Even the flour. Bad stepford wife.
  • I've thought of a bajillion blog posts to write in recent months. Usually while washing dishes, driving or showering. I think to myself, that's fantastic, best post idea ever, well done self! Then promptly forget it two seconds later.
  • Charlie and I have been enjoying the warmer weather as we head into Spring, and have been having a picnic lunch in the back yard most days. Just a short time out from the busy-ness of life, soaking up the sun, listening to the birds, hearing the breeze blowing in the trees. Aaaaahhh.....
  • Currently, watching big grey clouds rolling in, ready for a thunderstorm to happen on the first day of Spring.
  • Just remembered I have washing on the line...........................


  1. Oh wow, you really have been crazy busy, I am amazed that you are still sane! I hear you on the best post idea ever occurring in a completely impractical location then prompt forgetting it - that's the story of my crap blogging! I hope that spring brings you lots of sunshine, picnics and even better, naps in the yard enjoying the sunshine!

  2. You are a martyr. You deserve a medal !!

  3. Wow! I think I would've gone insane by now. Goddess bless you. I hope things slow down enough for you to finally get some rest. Poor Charlie and Corey. Penicillin allergy AND shoulder surgery?! That's just crazy. I hope things get better.

    And Happy Birthday to Kaiden! 16 is always a fun age =)