when I find it hard to blog, because I have so much to say, most of it just random ramblings though.
Sadly we had a local tragedy yesterday. A hot air balloon (which frequently flies directly over our house) went up in flames and 11 people were killed. So devastating. 5 were locals and 6 were tourists. Hot Air Ballooning is a big tourist draw in our area. It was such a terrible accident. My heart goes out to those affected.
I’ve been busy with work and still have another week at fulltime hours. Luckily I’ve been able to send Cam and Lilly to my Mum’s place while I’m working. It’s good to be able to relax and get on with work knowing your kids are in a safe place and being looked after by someone who has similar values to us. The lovely people who usually look after Cam after school are all on well deserved holidays
Nathan had a great birthday on the 5th, had to believe he’s now 16 (definitely not sweet). As Ian and I were both working he went into the big smoke for a few days to stay with his big brother and was thoroughly spoilt by Matt and his flatmates. Champagne and cheesecake for breakfast would you believe. Movies, bowling and Yum Cha. Lucky boy!
Ian and I celebrated our 18th wedding anniversary on the 3rd. Actually celebrated is not really the right word, I forgot (as is usual for me after the rush of all the birthdays and Christmas), Ian remembered and put a photo of our wedding on his Facebook page (embarrassing). My mum remembered, as she usually does, Ian’s mum didn’t, she usually does too but maybe age is catching up with her now As we are typically financially challenged after December, we will try to go out for dinner on Valentines day. It would be nice to go on an actual honeymoon for our 20th anniversary.
Cameron finally learnt to ride his two-wheeler bike. He could have before now, but had no desire. I’ve promised him a bigger (16″) and better one for his birthday this year now he can ride. It is a bit of hard work to learn to ride when there is no nice smooth ground. Our place is just lumps, bumps, mud and gravel.
First bike ride
I’ve almost finished our “Love” quilt. Thanks to having a nice rainy day to sit and sew. I sewed for a while, then took the kids to the movies to see the new Tin Tin movie. It was awesome! Well worth going to see.
On the home improvement front the fencers have been back to finish off the paddock fencing (man, they are super efficient, great service!) and will be quoting for the front of property fencing too. Ian planted out new veges, corn, beetroot and lettuces. Hopefully they will grow well, it’s a bit sad having almost nothing to eat in the garden. I have tomatoes in, but they are doing poorly, as well as some pumpkins, squash, chillies, and basil. None are doing fantastically well The bright side of the garden – the apricot tree is laden and they are just starting to ripen. Some should be ready to eat very soon.
I think that’s all. There’s lots I could moan about but my new year’s resolution is to think of the glass as half full as much as possible
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