Tuesday, January 26, 2010


I love Australia Day. I am pretty patriotic - I love my country. We are so lucky to live in the BEST country in the world. I shed a tear whenever I hear our National Anthem - which was a bit of a problem when I was reffing. Not a great look to wipe a tear away while you blow your whistle to start eh game - so professional. But I know I wasn't the only one.

What I do miss though is spending the day with friends, hanging around the barbie, downing a few beers. The last couple of years we have spent it driving 8 hours back from Bundalong, which isn't nice - although spending the whole weekend with friends is better than one day.

I missed Bundalong this year, as I had to work yesterday. Cal went with the girls, so while they are driving home today, I have spent the day making the house a beautiful clean and organised home.

I'm almost done. So proud of myself.
I can't wait for them to be back. Only a few hours to go.

Hopefully back later with some photos. (I told you I'm getting organised)
K xx

Saturday, January 23, 2010

I suck!!!

My promises are apparently worth nothing. I have been so busy, that I haven't had much of a chance to even scratch myself. And the time that I do have I spend not updating my Blog. :( That has to change.

I haven't updated with the big stuff for ages, so I'll start with the little recent stuff, and hopefully I'll get to the big stuff down the track - but not too soon down the track.

I saw Avatar today. What a movie!!!! I can understand what all the fuss is about now. It's amazing. If you haven't seen it, I highly recommend it. Remember to go to the loo before hand, as it is very long, but well worth it. If they edited it down, or made it into two movies, it just wouldn't be the same movie.

It was lovely to spend some time today just shopping and going to the movies. Cal and the kids have gone to Bundalong for the usual Australia Day waterskiing weekend, but I couldn't go as I have to work on Monday, and they aren't coming back until Tuesday. Work......have I Blogged about that yet? Later for that one.

So they left this morning and even though the house needed a good clean, I decided to put that off until tomorrow as the tempertaure was due to get to 40 degrees. I feel for the folks out in the West. (How did you go Lis??) So I decided to cruise down to Rhodes and make a visit to Ikea. Airconditioning and Scandanavian design. A sure winner.

I also did a little bit of 'little girl' shopping for my girls and upcoming birthdays, and a couple of basic tops for me. Then it was on to the shoes..........yay for shoe shopping!!!! My work shoes died yesterday, so I need to get myself a pair of practical flats (preferably cute Mary Janes).

I headed over the Chatswood for these, and found out that Myer were having 25% off most of the footwear department. I found the PERFECT pair that fell into the 25% off sale, and wouldn't you know it, they didn't have them in my size. Typical. But what they DID have in my size were the cutest pair of Mary Jane court shoes that were very reasonably priced (verging on cheap), so they came home with me instead. I will have to pop over to the Mall tomorrow to see if Myer there has my shoes, and if not, up to Hornsby (with a visit to Catchy Crafts - hehe).

Then Avatar. What a nice day to just do what I want when I wanted.

I came home for a nice dinner and a couple of glasses of wine, and now I'm updating here, and then going to start a little clean out. While I'm home by myself I plan on getting done all those crappy little jobs that you never get around to doing, like cleaning out the filing cabinet and pantry, and sorting through the kids toys and books. It's a plan, but like a lot of my plans lately, I don't know how much of it will get done.

Well I can hope.

So yay! I updated. I will do more soon. I'm determined to get myself organised. Lots of changes have been going on around here, and there are more to come.

For now, enjoy your Saturday night. I'm off to pour myself another wine, put on a movie and sort through the filing cabinet.

K xx