Tagged: Life

June 14, 2013

Crazy busy morning!


I’m exhausted and it’s not even noon.
20130614-111655.jpg Today is my Anna’s birthday! She’s still staying with us, so the lucky duck got breakfast in bed. There is 8 years difference between Anna and I. The age difference has given me the great privilege of watching her grow out of the terrible teenage years and into an adult that I have great respect for. Welcome to your twenties Anna Spanner. I’m so glad you don’t have the urge to eat cereal off the carpet with the cat anymore.20130614-115242.jpg Benson (Pa’s husky) and I have also had a trip to school this morning for pet show and tell. Mog thoroughly enjoyed showing off her part-time puppy and I enjoyed laughing at Holly as she attempted to wrangle an over-excited pup in a classroom of over-excited Prep/1/2’s. All in all, everybody (including the dog) was well behaved.20130614-115324.jpg There were some great packages awaiting me when I got home. First and foremost, a package from Kellie over at give a girl blog! I have to say I am absolutely in love with her stamps! Kellie does a really fantastic job of putting together stamp sets that you will use over and over and over again. I am particularly fond of the My Buddy stamp set. Both CJ and I take a ton of photos of our cat, Mica, but until now I have never had stamps to go with them. DO NOW! I also plan to use the doggie stamps when documenting Benson’s trip to school. Seriously, do yourself a favour and go get yourself a set, any set, they are all great! I also received my Pier order from Simon Says Stamp. I know the Pier collection is off-season for us Aussies right now, but it’s just too cute to pass up and I can’t wait to play with the slides and tile letters.

On a technical note, you may have noticed that the site has had a little down-time lately. Well… the reason, my lovely readers, is because my little group of visitors has grown exponentially. This is the first month I have ever exceeded my substantial bandwidth. CJ and I corrected the problem for the moment and we are working on a long term strategy for the increased traffic. I do want to thank you all though.  I love, love, love reading your comments and interacting with you. I want this site to be awesome and to be a place you want to visit every day.

December 21, 2012

Times are a changing…


I can hardly believe its been a month since my last blog post. So much has happened. Last time I filled you all in Pa had just had his two stents put in – well I’m afraid that didn’t solve the problem. His heart continued to beat at irregular intervals and his cardiologist decided shock treatment was the best course of action. On Monday however his heart stopped 3 times for approximately 4 seconds at a time. An emergency pacemaker surgery was scheduled for today but at the 11th hour Pa backed out so as not to miss our wedding. This has caused some complications in itself but I will save that for another post.

I have also been working diligently to bring together our wedding and Christmas. This has not been without its challenges. Finances have been tight. Chris’s wedding ring arrived only to find it was the wrong size. So it was returned… but it never came back. We have had to un-invite guests and as of this evening my Maid of honour and flower girl have nits. You know what though? I’m all good. Just 2 days till I get a husband and I feel so blessed for that. I’m stressed but CJ has been so light of heart. Whistling as he makes his way round the house, pouncing on me to tell me how many days are left and breaking into cuddle fits. It has made it all a lot easier.

I am sorry I have been so long but in my time away I have been evaluating the direction of the blog. I’ve decided that there will be some big changes after Sunday but I will save that for tomorrow’s post.

October 7, 2012

Ahhhh, Sunday Morning.


Is there anything better?


It’s perfect because it’s far enough into the weekend to have thrown off the stress of the working week, but it’s not Sunday afternoon when you begin to worry about the coming week. A good example of this is actually happening right now… see the time stamp? Yeah it’s a lie. When this post appears on my blog, usually sometime between 7am – 9am, I have every intention of still being asleep. I would like to note that most weekday posts are actually manually posted by me. I point this out because I totally earn those brownie points for getting up early and being consistent but I guess that’s another post.

Shortly after this post is made I will get up and make myself a cup of tea in my spotty tea cup and read on my iPad till midday. I’m telling you now, in advance, this will be bliss. Do you have any weekend rituals you look forward to?


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