Friday, July 18, 2014

Waiting for Bloggo

It's been a while.



Not that I haven't been thinking of you...

The bluebird of happiness- apparently
It's become quite difficult to get near a computer at our place and I've been on the medi-go-round again too.
Finally a cup of tea in bed, a day nap and the "opportunity to explore new experiences".... 
The chillun are growing hard particularly the Fish and the Short One.This morning there was a wardrobe malfunction because they are all rather tall suddenly and were bickering like seagulls after a chip over the two locatable sports shirts. It was a breakfast round of musical shirts a la Peter Allen and the midriff brothers. Why do they like to dress in the kitchen? Why?



It's been a big week. There have highs and lows.

Here's a high. A darling brother o' mine has been renovating and is in cull mode. He gave me an 2008 bottle of wine out of his big, high cupboard. It could have been vinegar or nectar. Hello! It was the latter! Lucky dip!



This is medicinally necessary as the big fella is away with Lala this week in a snowy place- dare I say a Frozen one.

I also got smelly cheese. Yes, Iain. I bought a cheese. I haven't indulged in either lately. I like wine and smelly cheese.

Here's  a low. The dog got something in her eye. Ex-squeeze me! Yes- a teeny mote which cost us $105 for both a consultation and a tiny tube of Danish magical goop to put in her eye each night. Why don't we make magical goop in Queensland at $45 for 10 mg. Clever old Denmark I say.


Questionable high/ low point. We went to a Frozen party. It was contagious. She has caught the bug. Is it part of AKARA because I swear she caught it at Prep? I played it on the way up the coast to irritate the big boys after they made us late. They loved it. They asked for the volume to go up and for certain songs to be replayed. Would it be wrong to show a 15 year old lip syncing "Love is an Open Door" without his permission? Perhaps. Would it be wrong to use the same footage to get the dishwasher emptied? Perhaps not.


Let it go. Let it go! This phrase has become so multifunctional. You can use it when the dog eats yet another doll house citizen, when the boys won't share the sports shirts nicely or when they refuse to step away from the laptops. I sing it to them but I'm really singing it to me. The Short one sings it anywhere, anytime.

Do you wanna build a snowman? OK. Bye...

18 comments:

  1. Do hope everything's okay Annie. Don't like to see those pins of yours surrounded by Qld Health embellished linen.

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    1. All good now- a small glitch which has been overcome- and it was a very nice room!

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  2. I did a double take then ... yes, that is the short one perched on the end of a sofa, no longer short!

    And what Fiona said x

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    1. Yes. The force is strong with that one. I can't help it though. I still feel the urge to call her Shorty. It will be funny if she ends up a six foot amazon! I'm fine.

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  3. Hey what? That 2nd picture has got me very worried! Hope you're doing ok?

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    1. I'm fine now. It was just a temporary and unexpected bit of follow on stuff. Lucky the nails had just been treated to an outing!

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  4. I hope the hospital stay went well and you're feeling great.
    It's lovely to have you back to this space.
    x

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    1. It was (eventually) lovely thanks. I'm going to try to at least make it here weekly because I miss you all.

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  5. I know things must be hectic when it takes a stay in a medical establishment to be termed as mini break (silver lining and all that). Hopefully this sort of holidays is kept to a bare minimum.

    Frozen, oh frozen. Love/hate. Two of my favourite lines...." and I'll be a...HAPPY SNOWMAN" ....and "finish each others'....sandwhiches!". Still, my favourite that I force the kids to watch every time they bicker over what movie they are going to watch on a Saturday afternoon, is the Croods. :)

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    1. I have an Ana and an Elsa in my house it seems. The one thing they agree on right now is loving that movie. There is sadly a lot of "Go away Ana"...."Okay, Bye" so I'm using cinema as a social educator now (and paying her to drop her little sister off on the way to class each morning).

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  6. Hey Annie, so lovely to see you pop in here, lots going on at your place. The kids have grown! I really hope everything is ok...xxx

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    1. I've already clogged your e mail but "Hi". So nice to be back again.

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  7. Nice to see you back here, kids usually have growth spurts when there is nothing you need left in the shops, hope you are well and still enjoying your work.

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    1. Yup- their rashes always disintegrate mid winter when there are no swimming things too. I swear Ella grew just in the week in New Zealand!

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  8. That bird screams Bitossi!! Stop having to go to hospital, dammit! Shorty's turned into a beautiful lanky young girl. Look at her long legs!!

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    1. Hospital is the only way I can get a day nap and tea brought to my bed! We do what we have to do!

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  9. It's the closest to Bitossi I'll get for a while! Do you think she has been indoctrinated enough? The legs belong to the Highlander aka Big fella. She is a string bean like the others. I'd love to get them together one day...at this rate for their graduations!

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  10. I'm sure I commented on this post last week...something along the lines of "looks like you've been busy" "Hope your keeping well" But it's not here...maybe I logged off before I put the numbers in? Anyway you found me again, so see you back here again next week! xo

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