Thursday, 22 November 2007

Busy Couple of Weeks

Well, try as I might, there was no way I was going to be able to post last week! It has been a busy couple of weeks for me.

Mum arrived to visit a couple of weeks ago. She tries to come up once or twice a year and this years visit co-incided with with my trip back to Cairns for work. Mum took over as chief baby sitter for the 5 days I was away, this took the stress off Stu as his crew were meeting to join their new boat last week.

I had a great time in Cairns. It was great to back at work in the office - it is so much easier to not to be working from home, and a lot more productive to boot. Long days, 7am to 5pm, but not difficult when you love the job. My afternoons and evenings were filled with catching up with good friends. Shann, Kim, Maree, Colleen and Jane (otherwise known to my friends and family as the Desperate Housewives group) were all there to welcome back, temporarily, to the fold. My gorgeous friend, Kim, told me her latest news ..... she's pregnant! Not bad for someone who had given up trying last year so they could buy a 4WD! Kim (and Grant, her husband) already have 3 very active boys, Zac, Jai and Braith. Kim turned 38 in October and, with all three of the boys now in school, was able to return to part-time work as a nurse. Now she is suffering from that horrendous morning sickness - wish I could be there to help her out. Hopefully, she will end up with a little girl - just to lower the testosterone in that household!

I arrived home late last Thursday night - tired from the long days but very relaxed. We had a busy weekend with candle parties and Christmas shopping. Monday, Oscar came down with a really bad ear infection. This one has really knocked him around - he slept for most of Tuesday and Wednesday, very unlike him. Hoping to get him back to school tomorrow so I can get back to work.

Will work on trying to post some updated photos on the weekend. Wish me luck!

Sunday, 4 November 2007

In Reply

Thank you my dear dad for setting this blog up for me. I have decided not to delete the first post you did on my behalf - just as a reminder to me of the promise I made!

For everyone else, welcome to my 'real' first posting! Not sure that I will be able to update each week as family and work committments dictate these days.

We - Stuart, me, Tiffanie, Georgia and Oscar returned to Darwin 6 weeks ago. For me, it feels like coming home although I sorely miss the good friends I made in the 5 years we lived in Cairns, it is great to catch up with my longtime friends from here. And I truly love the Darwin weather, lifestyle and living back in married quarters.

The Beginning

This is my very first blog and I've promised my Dad that I will try and up date it on at least a weekly basis. I make this promise in front of the entire cyber space universe. Failure to do so will incur a large fine payable via telegraphic transfer.