Saturday, December 26, 2009

Boxing Day

This is the remains of Shawn's car....the one he bought out of his 1st pay a fortnight ago. Christmas morning at 1.18am he rang me and asked if I could come and pick him up as his car was on fire. I flew out to where he was....and between police and fire brigade reports it was after 3 am when I got home again. Shawn lost almost everything, he and the friend with him did manage to grab a few things before flames engulfed the car....but lost his money, documents in the glove box, some chrissy pressies. Not 100% sure of the cause but fire brigade said it started in the wiring behind the dash and in front of the motor. He was not insured. Below is Ted and I at Paul and Tanya's where we went for christmas lunch.....was sooooooo yummy too. Prawns, turkey, ham, fish, and lots of salads and very tasty fresh bread, plus pavlova for dessert. We had a fantastic and very pleasant relaxing afternoon with Ted's mum, his brother, Simon & Tracey and the 7 grandies. Shawn didn't join us, too interested in drowning his sorrows in booze I think, but he did come out and join us for a couple of hours and caught up with his brothers, neices and nephews but didn't stay for lunch.
Below is our gorgeous little Zoe with her chrissy present from us, she loved her rock & roll guitar....all the grandies are growing up so quickly. I took heaps of pics of them during the course of the day.....have Luke, our eldest grandchild coming down to spend time with his Dad tomorrow, looking forward to that...we don't see him very much.

And by the end of the afternoon...this little man (Mathew) had had enough....he was tired, grumpy and pouty!!! When we left in the late arfternoon he was having a very overdue nap!
Now its Boxing Day....and I have once AGAIN got myself back on track. Today is day one. I weighed myself this morning and I have put on just over 4 kilo's since my last ww weigh in on the 7th of this month !!! I got so down/depressed for awhile there so its a wonder it wasn't more. So far today its been good, started with a 75 minute "jabberwalk" with my walking buddy with us doing the hardest walk we know, lots of steep hills.....and since then have stuck 100% on my daily plan. I have 12 weeks till Kylee's wedding and I soooooo want to be trim and terrific for that.
Here we go again .... today I am more determined than ever.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas

To each and everyone of you I want to say thank you very very much for being such a wonderful support to me .... you all have have the special gift of listening and answered me with your hearts....thank you.

So here's wishing you all the happy things this special holiday brings.


Sunday, December 20, 2009

An early christmas

.....for Shawn and his kids.

It was a great visit, the kids, all 4....Skye, Jaydene, Shayden and Kaleb were dropped off just after 11am....and we were told we were on our own, NO supervision by a dcp carer...just us for a whole 5 hours....they weren't picked up till after 4 pm !!!

It was fantastic.....hubby and Shawn got on well, they talked and laughed together, it was good to see, I was so happy.

Tanya bought her 3 kids out for an hour or so so all the cousins could play together.....phewwwwwwwww 7 kids all wanting attention at the same was bedlam for a while. Ted's mum came out too, she had not seen Kaleb since he had been born 8 months ago. Jaydene loved her great-nanna and spent a lot of time chatting away to her and getting her to unwrap her candy canes!!

Saturday night we went out to Ted's work wind up, but we didn't end up staying there. Got there after 6pm (it was held out at the go-kart club) but it was still hot and humid...and the flies were horrendous!! Food was meat cooked up on a spit, but with the amount of flies hanging around we were worried about eating and competing with them, all of it was being catered outdoors....nahhh wasn't my idea of a pleasant meal. sStopped and spoke to a couple of Ted's work mates, but all they wanted to do was talk we just looked at one another and said home ehhhh....and went! We drove around Bunbury having a sight see...then came home and cooked a quick and easy dinner and had a few drinks and relaxed....

Today has been hot and humid too, haven't achieved much at all today. Finished off a little christmas shopping, caught up on a few phone calls.....then late this arvo my "jabberwalk" g/friend and her hubby came around and we sat out under the shade of our big red gum tree and had a few drinks and nibbles and exchanged chrissy gifts.

yeahhhhhhhh its been a great weekend.

Friday, December 18, 2009


and yay I have the day off!!!

I certainly need it, the last 2 days I have felt like I have been on a roller coaster ride....

Wednesday was a funny ole day at work...but one where I was made aware as to how much I was needed there. The shed manager/fork lift driver "spat the dummy" and walked out and Micheal (my boss) had to run the shed. He barked orders out to me to run the staff, barked out the orders that had to be done, hopped on the forklift and left me to it.
At arvo smoko he called me into the office and him and his wife Penne (who works in the office) thanked me and told me how much they appreciated me and ALL the work I do there...not just what I did today.
THEN I got the phone call that turned my night into nightmares. The call was from the police to say they had Shawn in custody after being caught at Hannah's...thus breaking the vro. The police had received a phone call informing them that Shawn was there and on arriving there caught him as he was backing the car out of her driveway and was thus arrested. We knew the phone call could have come from only a handful of people as Shawn had only just bought the car a few days before. Hubby was very supportive when I arrived home and told him about the phone call and took me into the police station to get Shawn's car keys to get his car off the street and leave a packet of cigs for him as we were not allowed to see him till he appeared in court the following day. The police told me then to expect Shawn to be sent to jail for 7 months as that was the sentence for breaking the vro for the 2nd time! Thus the nightmares I had that night!!
Yesterday I took time off work and went to the court for his sentencing ... thankfully Shawn had legal aide representation and she has kept him out of jail...for the time being at least. He has to appear in court at the end of January. While in court we found out it was Hannah's family that reported Shawn being there, Hannah is livid !! Anyway Shawn will be hearing from this legal aide lawyer and she is going to work with him/on him and get some his "problems" addressed.
So yayyyy I am happy, its Friday I have a day off, I have had a bad week come good, I am starting to feel better within.....and believe me I am counting my blessings.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

One day at a time...

is how I am doing things at the moment.....its all I can do. I am really lost. Each day is a struggle to get throu, my job doesn't help, it is soooooooo boring and mundane and gives me too much time to think and that isn't helping. I hate the job, but love the people I work for and the freedom the fulltime/casual posistion I have there. Sometimes I wish I had left when I was going to last year....but I still there. I not qualified for much more anyways. Other than the fulltime guys that operate the machinery all the workers there are backpackers, mainly Korean, so I spend most of my day on my lonesome...guys are always out in the field, and the backpackers have very limited english. I wonder if it worth going to see my Dr....maybe I suffering some sort of depression.
Hubby and I are are over out "spat" .... things have gone on as thou nothing has happened, I haven't mentioned Shawn and nor has he. Will see what happens on Saturday when we have Shawn and the kids here, that will be after that visit we are meant to be going out to Ted's work christmas do.
Diet....mmmmmmmmm what diet??? Food seems to be my comfort at the moment. Just can't get it together and keep it together....think I might just wait till the christmas season is over and see if I can sort myself out then......

Sunday, December 13, 2009


I am feeling a little better today, had a long walk with my "jabberwalk" friend Deb, and we really did jabber. I am still teary, still feeling as thou I am not good enough...but I guess I will get better. Saw Shawn today...more drama's , but hell why should I be surprised, it always is. The drama's concern Hannah more than Shawn....everything has caught up with her too and emotions are running amok.
I love my man, he is my world, is my everything...the only thing we have ever had trouble with in our nearly 30 years together is his stubborness....if he don't want to do something, he won't. If we argue, he's not the sort to say he is sorry, just carries on as thou nothing has happened, argument forgotten, sometimes will bring me home a wildflower or something he spotted that he knows will appeal to me.
All I want him to do is to support me with Shawn...just be there for me when I fail again, coz that will be happen often with Shawn. Don't care if he has nothing to do with him, just want him to be there for me, doesn't has to listen to me, doesn't have to say "I told you so" , just be there to give me a cuddle and be aware of how I feel.
I have regained all the weight I lost in the past few weeks, this week has been a total disaster.....but you know what I just don't care, just another failure to add to my collection. Will try and walk in the morning and regain my routine again, but if I feel as tired and washed out as I have been this past week I won't.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Just can't do it anymore...

Just because I love my son, and can't turn my back on hubby and I are fighting. Ted is such a hard man when he has made up his mind. He says while he is the way he is he wants NOTHING at all to do with him, he doesn't want to see him, look at him, listen to him. When he comes out here on Sunday he will not hang around, he's going out, won't even stay to see the grandies. He hates me for letting Shawn coming out here, can't stand the fact that I let him. He would divorce me if I knew how much I helped that kid....but I can't give up on him, I just can't !!! After a yelling spat at each other this afternoon which left me in tears and him wandering off to garden.....he has this evening come in and talked as thou nothing happened. Hannah rang me in tears earlier...and when I told him what was going on there (a spat with Shawn) he just said they were as bad as one another.....which they are !!!
Got some good news from Hannah today thou.....Skye comes home for good on Friday...and the Kaleb early in the new good is that. Ted says they will stuff it up thou....
Shawn bought a car the other day, a cheapie but it goes and looks "soso" but he is so proud of it....Teds says he'll do something to it before the new year, prang it/trash it, drive it drunk ...honestly he just can't give the kid a little leeway, the same with his job...he recons he won't keep that! I know Shawn has hurt him, really hurt him but how can he just shut him out like that. How can he expect me to do the same.....
I have hit rock has just put the icing on it..... I feel I am useless, a worthless mother, I hate me at the moment.....just want to curl up in a ball with my packet of choccie bikkies and cry some more.......

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

And again....

Have had another great week....thou been very tired, think I need a ""pick me up" !!! Menopause and those DRATTED hot flushes don't help.

Excersise has been really good...and I did manage to do my sit ups 4 out of the 7 days this last week. And I did do quite well at the bbq on Saturday night....I could have gone way overboard but I didn't! No drinks for me...I had to drive home, very early morning by the time we arrived home it was too.
I weighed in last night....100 gone grams !!! Then stooooooopid me had to go and have a mega "pig out" !!! Now I will have to work bloody hard to lose what I ate and drank to at least stay the same at next weeks weigh in ..... grrrrrrrrrrrrrr
Had one of those yuk nights last night and slept in this morning so no walk .....

Saturday, December 05, 2009

Heading out....

A beautiful day here today....lovely and hot, love it !!!

Been down to Busselton this morning, took Shawn and a friend of his and her 2 kids down for his access visit with his kids.....phewwwwww what a mess that was getting there!! They had a Ironman comp on there and traffic was diverted everywhere, little detours here and there, cars darting this way and that, people walking across roads watching the competitors and not their kids or where they were going....and me with NO navigation skills at all was totally lost !!! Luckily Shawn is like his Dad, only has to go to a place once and he can find his way there he got us out of the mess and found the re-scheduled venue. We were planning on the beach for the visit but thanks to the Ironman comp that was closed.

Now I am getting ready to head off down to Nannup....we have a surprise 60th birthday party to go too...looking forward to that, these people have been friends of Ted's since he was a people and good company. Here's hoping I can keep myself on track tonight..its a bbq so I should ehhh. I am skipper and driving home seeing as I don't drink much so have packed plenty of diet coke.

mmmmmmm best head of and see if my denim skirt fits, looking at that pic of me with Skye I am beginning to wonder.....