Saturday, November 28, 2009

thankful #4

This is to cover Friday and Saturday...cause I was too tired to post last night.

I AM GRATEFUL that it was a gorgeous day on Friday and I got to walk with Mase thru Devonport exploring (Si was doing his medical. Funnily enough it was about the same time 24 years ago he did it for the first time! Things are coming full circle).
I AM GRATEFUL that we recycle things. Brought this pencil sketch print for Si at the Goodwill equivalent (photo to come).
I AM GRATEFUL for the family I am attached to. Si's sister and her husband are visiting, so we have had a Christmas dinner tonight and shared presents. Wonderful night.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

thankful #3

Today I'm grateful that we have easy access to quality health care. Mase is still under the weather so went to his GP today.
Also that the boys chose fantastic presents for other people.
And that the new wireless broadband set up worked! Phew - I still have some kudos in my house :)

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

the first feed :)

Mase can now polish down 250 mil and still say he's hungry, so we've started him on Farex. Seems to be working okay on his little reflux tummy!

the first mouthful - I think I overloaded it a bit (ya think?)

thankful #2

Today I'm thankful for:
little boys who love surprises - Troy from WAB gave me some Transformers posters and boards so Si, his friend Kevin and I decorated the room. The photos aren't the best as I had to use my cell but they show the expressions!

for the spring sun - Si & I did a dummy run over to Devonport and walked around for about an hour looking at houses and so on - which is why I had to use the cell as the camera is still in the ute!

for the piles of washing - at least I have people to dirty them, even if there is a reluctance to put them away!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009


today I'll start off by following a suggestion by Becky - a week of journalling things that I'm thankful for. So here we go.

I AM GRATEFUL that Si has a job upcoming that he is excited about.

I AM GRATEFUL that I am just about caught up on the trademe sales.

I AM GRATEFUL that as much as they annoy me at times, I have kids. Altho this photo acurately says how we are all feeling at bed time! Lets just say that the Ladder of Certain Doom is getting a damn good workout!

Monday, November 23, 2009

a Mason update

I love the curve of his cheek, the shape of his head. The way he purses his lips before a huge stream of baby babble comes out. The way he plays - so enthusiastic about sticking his tongue out, anything to do with Brandon or Daddy or Zac's cars. The giggles. The singing.

Mase is nearly four months now but wearing 6-9mth clothing. He's almost out of this T-I-double G-R suit that Sharon brought for him but it had to be worn to wiggle & rhyme this morning - one of the leaders always uses a Tigger instead of a baby to demonstrate the moves. One mum said we should have a costume party. The look Mase shot her - he was not impressed to be stuck with a tail!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

tuesday (a totally inspired title)

well the MRI was not as bad as I had thought it would be. Only panicked the once, and frankly I put that down to having to listen to Dolly Parton, LOL. Now have to wait on the doctors report, blah.

Pa's notice is in the Herald today.

Robert Lewis (Bob). Reg No: 447141 Dr NZEF WWII. Born 3 October 1922 Patea, Died 15 November 2009 peacefully at Rotorua. Dearly loved husband of the Late Patricia Mills Dobson. Beloved father and fatherinlaw of Jonathan and Audrey, Christopher and Jocelyn and the Late Peter. Cherished Grandfather of Paula, Robert and David, Sara and Michael, Corinne and Kristin and Great Grandfather to their 12 children. Son of the Late George Whittaker and Irene Badger, Brother to the Late Barbara, Kenneth and Roy King. Former Managing Director of Griffins Biscuits, Lower Hutt. "We will miss his wisdom, gentle nature and sense of humour." The Service for Bob will be held at The Joseph H Gray Memorial Chapel, Cnr Amohau and Pukuatua Streets, Rotorua on Thursday 19 November at 2.00pm followed by Private Cremation. In memory of Bob a donation may be made to the Rotorua Hospital Chapel and left in Grays chapel foyer. All communications, please, to The King Family, c/o P O Box 434, Rotorua. Ph: (07) 349-2468.

Monday, November 16, 2009

well crap

There are sadly a few things to feel crap about.
On the me front, I have my MRI tomorrow. I sincerly doubt that the people involved will look like anyone from Grey's Anatomy, which is my only experience so far with MRIs. I hate enclosed, small dark spaces and even worse, I have to give my glasses up. So blind will be added to my list of woes. Oh, and I am expected to fast. It just gets better and better!
On the family front, yesterday morning our Pa passed on. He was a wonderful man and always had time for us. I feel bad that we didn't take Mase to him (when we were in Vegas recently Si was coming down with a cold and we didn't want to give that to him; just as well as that one landed me in hospital); that we or me didn't make the trip more often. But I know he's happy where he is, with Gran, as they spent too much time apart. Worried about my Dad, and how he's taking it; and feeling for cousin Sara. It's been a rough couple of years for her.
Bran has taken this badly too but was last night quietly curled up with a photograph. I don't think Zac understands death, as he was so "whatever" about it. I think I'll be having a Q&A session with him in a few days when it sinks in.
As for me it just doesn't seem real.

Saturday, November 14, 2009


I am completely loving this song and video right now - one to download and put on replay on the iPod! Fireflies

noting too the physical version of Becky Higgin's new kit Project Life is available to order - but at over $170 shipping I'm having to decline! Just as well she's bringing out a digital version :)

Friday, November 13, 2009

oh dear

well it's been a while! My excuse is - feeble. I don't really have one. Whoops.

Anyways, if you're into something like Project 365, head on over to Becky Higgins and get excited about her new kit - it's coming in physical and digital formats. Click to see.

We're all good - I had a stay in hospital recently but getting better. Si has been offered a very exciting contract. Lou has just had exams and while I'm a little disappointed in her English result, she earned quite a few Merits and some Excellence's as well. Bran and Zac are coming along nicely at swimming and Mason is growing so much.

Seven sleeps to Aunty Sharon visiting!