Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Posted by Chris H at 7:16 AM
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Posted by Chris H at 6:50 AM
Monday, October 29, 2007
Posted by Chris H at 6:52 AM
Sunday, October 28, 2007
So, today I will be sleeping in.... so no bugger better wake me up before 9.30!!!
After that, well I suppose I shall be 'fluffing' around making sure the house is PERFECT for the photographer tomorrow, and we also have another family coming to view the house on Monday, so I will be up late no doubt making sure it's is JUST SO.
Apart from that sort of stuff, not sure what else we can do today.... maybe get out to a park or the beach for a walk with the kids and dog? I think we need to take a break from all the "house stuff" eh?
UUUMMM... I am finally up outta bed, it is. . . . . . 11 am !@%^*%%$#@! I must have been tired eh? Wow, I can't remember the last time I stayed in bed that long! I think I even got up LATER than Mike for a change! I feel fantastic too.... a bit blurry around the edges, but fantastic!
The people who live at No 5 are having their Open Home today, they have been on the market for a couple of months... so with our sign out we will attract interest from their viewers too! Neat.
We went for a drive out to the Manawatu Gorge and had a walk....it really is lovely out there. Izzy just loved the stream. I got rather tired as it is all climbing up hill and lots of steps, but I think I did ok. Sure worked up a sweat that's for sure. I have just had a Fru Ju Ice block, so yummmmm.
Now we are home and I'm about to put a huge roast of beef in the oven, it should last us for a good 3 nights meals.
End of day: I should sleep well! I've just about finished re-stripping the polish off the kitchen floor and putting new on (AGAIN!).....NSV today: I got a fair bit of exercise! nite nite.
Posted by Chris H at 7:32 AM
Saturday, October 27, 2007
I went a-hunting for the bread maker and it's recipe book.... and found 'em both in the depths of the pantry.... I remember hiding it cos we made far to many loaves when we first got it and ate far too much bread... gawd it was so yummy too! Anyway, I will figure out what is the best smelling loaf to make (probably a fruit loaf with cinnamon) and make one in the morning before an Open Home, so it's ready just before the people are due. I will have it in the pantry, so when they open the pantry doors it reeks of fresh bread! too cool.
Today: lots to do, gardens, lawns mown, fill in "Izzy" holes (the little bugger), and I must get cuttings off all my hydrangeas! Almost 90% of them are grown from cuttings I brought with me from Hamilton 5 years ago! I love my hydrangeas! They are all blues, pinks and whites, so pretty! I even got a cutting from a plant outside the public toilets in Huntly of all places! Wherever I see one I havn't got, out comes my trusty pocket knife (hidden in me bag) and I just "help myself" to a cutting! So, it might be a busy day.
Well, so much for having a lie down... I went outside and did the cuttings instead... so that job is done. AND the Estate Agent came around and put a "FOR SALE" sign on our front lawn, now it seems real! WOOOOO HOOOOO.
ABOVE: a photo of my hydrangeas last summer..... they are so very pretty.
End of day: NSV: I made bread, but did not eat it all! ha ha ha, nite nite.
Posted by Chris H at 8:00 AM
Friday, October 26, 2007
Posted by Chris H at 7:32 AM
Thursday, October 25, 2007
Today: Kids to school, mad dash to tidy up the house, get Mike outta bed!!! Then work at Hospice Shop till around 1, then dash home to make sure everything is spic and span ready for Estate Agent to bring our FIRST prospective purchasers through!
So, if you don't see an update till MUCH much later today, don't go wondering why! I will be a busy tart! Luckily for me I am a tidy freak and the house does not need much doing this morning. PHEW. later...
Well, I've done all I can.. it's time to go to work. I've left Mike with a list of things he MUST DO... little shit is still in bed. God help him if he's still there when I get home! I am hoping to get home about 1/4 hr before the people are due, to make sure he's done it all..... If you hear of a middle aged mother of 8 being hauled off to jail today for throttling her son... it's ME! lol
HA! I didn't have to throttle him! He had done the jobs and then he took Izzy out while the house was viewed. I went into town and had a nice lunch in a coffee shop.... home now and am feeling exhausted... all the running around is hard on the nerves. AND... I did not buy ONE SINGLE THING at the Hospice Shop today, I think that is a record? Anyway, I'm now going to relax for a while until it's time to go and get the kids from school.
So, I have not heard from the Estate Agent yet.... hope she gets back to me with feedback. As I could not put a photo of any retail purchases today (I didn't buy anything!), I thought I'd give you a
"New Zealand Hooker".... the tights remind me of our Real Estate Agent, she wears thights that are very similar! *snigger*...
Actually, I think those are her shoes too! "BIG SMILES*
NO SALE TODAY, the silly buggers wanted a pool! Derrrr, since when is it warm enough for an outdoor pool here? Twits.
End of Day, busy again, feeling totally shagged.
NSV: I've made my mind up - I'm going back to the gym, I'm feeling so fat and ugly... I'm sure in the last week I've put back on all I have lost in the past few weeks! I'm bloated and yukky, so NEED to haul my butt back there asap! nite nite.
Posted by Chris H at 6:35 AM
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Posted by Chris H at 6:45 AM
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Posted by Chris H at 6:42 AM
Monday, October 22, 2007
Chayse and his Great Aunty Chris.... well I am "Great" !!! Shit, what happened to the lipstick!!! Ewwww. Cutest bubba though, bright as a button.
And it's Labour Day here, so no work or school, and we are still in bed....nice.
Posted by Chris H at 7:30 AM
Sunday, October 21, 2007
My sister stayed over last night, we had a sauna together, she lasted a grand total of 9 minutes before she had to get out! Ha ha! When I went up to her room just now to plug the router back in, she had the cheek to ask me for a cuppa in bed! In Your Dreams girl, it's MY BIRTHDAY, not yours! ha ha ha. Looks like I will be going shopping today, Stew gave me a gift voucher from a Women's wear shop... yipee.
I do belive a few relatives from Feilding are coming over for dinner tonight, I'm not cooking! Think we are having sausages and chips.....
AND later on this morning we have the first Real Estate Person coming to do an evaluation of our home.... so I can't even laze away in bed cos the entire house needs vacuming, and friggin Mike did not tidy his bedroom or bathroom, little shit came home last night pissed as a chook and flaked out! And now he's at work (hope his bloody head hurts!)..... so we will have to do it. He will pay for it....... (evil thoughts).
And who's bloody computer is this????? I have hardly been able to get near it, the tart!
The appraisal was over and done with in 10 minutes flat! She is getting back to me mid week with her "verdict"... price/marketing plan etc. Got another Estate Agent coming on Tuesday afternoon.... bring it on.
I just realised that my new smoothie machine crushes ice...oooo how neat, it will save my teeth! And how do the kids feel about our move?
Little ones "when are we going"?..... "when are we going"?...... "when are we going"? ..... get the drift?
Big ones.... that's cool! Mike will go with us (he's got Uni in Auckland next year), and Steve and Lisa think "Neat, we will have somewhere to go on holiday to".... so it's all good.
Having a lazy afternoon, am whacked after getting all the cleaning, papering etc done.
Look at the gorgeous flowers my little shit of a son Mike got me! Awww, I forgive him. On the left is our "Palmerston North" picture, we get a local painting of everywhere we live... so now we will soon be getting one of Auckland! Wooo hooo.
Had a lovely dinner with the extended family.... they are all gone now, so can just relax tomorrow ready for next two appraisals on Tuesday.
End of Day, the diet has been out the window! Had lots of lovely cuddles with a tiny newborn Great Nephew named Chayse, so cute.
NSV: ummmm, I was a pig? LOL nite nite
Posted by Chris H at 7:10 AM
Saturday, October 20, 2007
Posted by Chris H at 7:21 AM
Friday, October 19, 2007
Posted by Chris H at 6:08 AM
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Posted by Chris H at 6:18 AM
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Posted by Chris H at 6:51 AM
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Posted by Chris H at 6:40 AM
Monday, October 15, 2007
Posted by Chris H at 6:18 AM
Sunday, October 14, 2007
Posted by Chris H at 7:40 AM
Saturday, October 13, 2007
My mind is just that, blank! No idea what to put on me title today! It's going to be just the usual saturday, girlfriends here for morning tea meeting....
Stew is taking a load of garden stuff to the dump, I might get out to the shed and sort it out... dats about it! Quite boring really.
I dyed my hair again last night, it's a bit darker...and a bloody frizzy mess.... where are those hair straighteners???
Well, a bit of a mixed bag with us girls this week, some losses, some gains... but everyone is positive so that's great.
Our monthly WINNER was Anne, who takes home the prize for:
THE MOST PERSISTANCE over a period of time!!! She has struggled with being on a plateau for about 2 years but has never given up, so she is our most deserving girl this month, well done Anne!
Now it is quiet again, time to do a few jobs....
Rubbish to dump...done
watch tv and relax for the rest of the evening...... doing!
End of day, it's been the most quiet day in blogland I have ever seen! Everyone must be busy and having fun!
NSV today: I wore my jeans again! woooo hoooo. nite nite.
Posted by Chris H at 6:57 AM
Friday, October 12, 2007
Posted by Chris H at 6:19 AM
Thursday, October 11, 2007
Some bugger gets to stick a needle in me in ...oooo about half and hour! Wish I wasn't such a sook!
Today: Blood test first thing, kids to school, quick walk for Izzy then off to work at the Hospice Shop. So, it will be quiet on this blog from now till about 2pm..... And I am hoping there is NOTHING I have to buy today! I live in hope....
Well, that was not as bad as the last one I had which was goddam awful! Does anyone else get a dead feeling arm after a blood test like me???
My lovely new Header/Title was done by Chubbymum/Mandy: http://cmlosingit.blogspot.com/ .... and she LOVES doing them if anyone is interested!
*Hanging head*.... I did buy something... just an itty bitty wee lamp....NOTHING else...AND certainly nothing from my own attic..... you cheeky tarts! I am de-cluttering girls, I mean it! It was a rather quiet morning in the shop, so the hours dragged.
Home now and just had my very late lunch ... a jacket potatoe with baked beans, tomatoe and a tiny bit of cheese.... sooo yum. That will last me till dinner for sure.
It's been a quiet afternoon, Brylee had a wee friend over to play... typical kids just played dress ups! Griffin was an annoying little brother and caused a few problems... little shit.
Dinner was chicken on rice.... looking forward to Coronation Street next!
End Of Day... am tired and ready for bed. NSV: I had my blood test!
Posted by Chris H at 6:34 AM
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Posted by Chris H at 6:26 AM
Tuesday, October 09, 2007
For all who have asked.... my hair is naturally wavy.... it used to be dead straight until a few years ago when it decided to go nuts on me! Age? Stress? Hormones? Dunno ! Nowdays I straighten the shit outta it just to keep it under control. And I hardly ever wear it out cos it ends up in me face all the time, and I LIKE TO SEE where I'm going!
Today: kids to school, then I'm taking my scooter in to be repaired, it's still under warranty so that's good. Then.... got lots to do around the house!.... have to buy 7 more handles for the cupboards, 4 rolls of wallpaper for two walls in two seperate rooms, and do the usual housework.... bliss. My day should be fun, shopping does that to me, even if it is only DIY stuff.
Taaa Daaa, cupboards finally done.... and I have put two new white tiles behind the electric jug... will grout them tonight. Crockpot has dinner cooking in it (corned beef) yum yum. Onward...
Everything came to a crashig halt.... me batteries died.... so I had a lie down.... pathetic I am! Must go see the Dr about me iron levels.... THIS WEEK! I keep putting it off, and I shouldn't... I am not getting any better this way, I have NO ENERGY ... and I'm bloody sick of it. Making an appointment right NOW. Then I better go get the kids from school...
Tomorrow, 4.45pm, will no doubt have to have a blood test, BUGGER IT. But feel better for having done something pro active about it, instead of putting up with this feeling.
Above: the kitchen when we first moved in... it was a hideous wee "U" shaped kitchen come dining room, it was impossible to work in so we used the existing cabinets and just moved them into an "L" shape, new benchtop, stove, dishwasher etc... and now I love it.
End Of Day, it's been a productive one!
NSV: I did something good, I made an appointment at the doctors at long last. nite nite.
Posted by Chris H at 6:11 AM
Monday, October 08, 2007
Posted by Chris H at 6:24 AM
Sunday, October 07, 2007
Posted by Chris H at 8:09 AM
Saturday, October 06, 2007
Posted by Chris H at 6:47 AM
Friday, October 05, 2007
Posted by Chris H at 7:22 AM
Thursday, October 04, 2007
Posted by Chris H at 6:57 AM
Tuesday, October 02, 2007
I have been accused of being a dreadful person... maybe I am... I sometimes don't think before I post a comment, and come across the wrong way to what I intended...
So until I can get my head around these issues, I will no longer be blogging or commenting on other's blogs.
It was fun ... but I cannot take the hurt that has been heaped on me today.
GOODBYE FOR NOW... maybe I'll be back, not sure.
To the sanctimonius HATERS out there, and you know who you are..... DON'T GO THINKING YOU HAVE WON AND GOTTEN RID OF ME.... cos you havn't... I will be back..... until then...
EXCERPTS FROM A HATEFUL EMAIL:
"You are judgemental, insensitive, ignorant and clearly, not very fucking bright"
"I'm really beginning to question your mindset. Seriously. WHY do you say the things you do on other people's blogs? Do you actually think that you are in any way relevant, helpful ... or even interesting? You're not."
"PLEASE. Just put brain in gear before using mouth/typing."
"Perhaps, Chris, you are just trying to "be one of the gang" in which case, I suggest you stop. Please. You're not."
KINDLY WRITTEN BY Arron's Kiwi Girl (AKG), private blogger.
OH YES! Before I forget... the girl who's blog I left the so called terrible comment on (now deleted name to avoid her being in the middle, sorry E) sent me a lovely email last night to assure me that I had not in any way offended her. So there K and AKG, seems you are the only ones with the problem.
Wednesday: 3rd October 2007.....
Life goes on... up early this morning... took Steve to hospital at 6.45 am to have his Heart Monitor finally taken outta his chest... then took him home and left him in charge of the kids while I left town for Levin.... had some business over there. It was FREEZING, lots of fresh snow on the hills even !!!!
It's not a very good picture (below), but there IS SNOW on those distant hills!
I am still in "thinking" mode, but am over the hurt... I will be continuing to blog... but will be much more MINDFUL of how my comments COULD be taken.... I will not be changing my style to SUIT anyone though..... take me or leave me, I AM WHO I AM..... if I was being nasty there would be a lot of swear words thrown in here... but I am not. There has been enough nastiness today/yesterday... please let it rest.
Thank you for all the support over the day.... most appreciated.
Some of you will be thinking... silly woman for saying she was going to stop blogging... then see.... I am still blogging like I have never been away! My reaction last night was a total knee jerk reaction to the hurt I was feeling.... silly me thinking I could not blog eh? But at the time I really felt that I did not need or want to continue.... ah well... a bit of time changes a lot.
END OF DAY: end of story...tomorrow back to normal.
NSV: Well it is from the scales... lost .500 grms, this is good.
Posted by Chris H at 6:49 PM
Posted by Chris H at 7:51 AM
Monday, October 01, 2007
Posted by Chris H at 4:56 AM