Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Not the best week...

It really hasn't been the best of weeks, quite emotional at times actually.   It all started last Wednesday when I run into a ex workmate, the husband of a young girl Vietnamese girl I worked with quite a lot when I was on the farm. The last time I saw her was a month ago, she had a touch of the flu, no fever, just a cough and her being 34 weeks pregnant I told her to look after herself, and to look after her little bubba, gave her a cuddle and told her I would see her next week. I text her the following week and heard nothing, and also dropped by her house the following week but no-one was home. Anyways when I saw her hubby the other day I asked how all was, had Doa had the baby...and with tears in his eyes he said he had just come back from Perth after the baby's funeral.   Well as you can imagine I was totally shocked, words failed me, so I gave Dow a hug and said I would visit them tomorrow.
The next day I went with some flowers to see Doa and all she could tell me is that her cough would not disappear and the more she coughed, the quieter her baby become, till he become just about still. She was put in hospital and monitored for a night and day. His heart beat was fine, and small movements only were made, but they slowly became less so they did a caesar. Baby was born with no cry, alive but very unresponsive...and lived only 5 days. They are still waiting for cause of his death, they have no answers yet as to why he died.
They are of course heart broken.

I was devastated for them both, and after the visit to Doa and Dow I drove straight up to see Kylee  at her work and gave her the biggest hug. I pray daily that all continues to go well with her pregnancy and she delivers a healthy wee bubba.

Friday saw me, with Kylee and two little granddaughters travel down to Manjimup to see Mum.  

My sister and Jaydene and Skye

Skye, my mum and Jaydene
Mum was delighted to see us....it was a spur of the moment visit, as I needed to see Mum and give her a hug too. She of course was stoked...and delighted in spoiling Kylee and rubbing her little baby tum and cuddling her great-grandchildren.

Then to send my world into a spin again....a very dear friends father has just been diagnosed with lung cancer. Deb, is my jabberwalk buddy and one of my closest friends. Her parents are just delightful, especially her dad.

So....this week hopefully will be better. I have had a few days of emotional eating, and because I  am working different hours in a different shopping centre I was unable to attend my official ww weigh in....so gave my myself a no weigh too...thought it might be best !!

This time next week my hubby will be officially retired...our life is going to change.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

It was a long week....

Me and Jaydene

Last week was super busy, work for a full 3 days, meetings, paper work to do and sort out for financial advisor, and then Shawn had his access visit all day on the Friday here, and I kept the kids Friday night.  All was fine on the day,  Shawn had a fantastic day with his kids, the older of the 2 boys was a little contrary but okay...but boy on Saturday after a restless night did I and his Pop know about it!! He turned into a fair little bugga!!  He answered back, he swore, he threw tantrums, disobedient....neither of us or his siblings could placate him...so home they all went. His mother just said, ohh he has been like that for awhile, told him he was a naughty boy and sent him to his room.  This boy is 5 years old and knew he was getting away with his naughtiness....so I called him back and told him till his attitude changes he wasn't having anymore sleepovers at my house. I left there exhausted. The other 3 kids were great and no trouble at all.  I am picking up the girls again on Thursday evening and bringing them home again as I am going down to Mum's on Friday so the girls will be able to see their great nanny. Can't remember the last time mum saw them.

Today was weigh in....400 grams gone  :-)


Tuesday, July 09, 2013


Out on a nature walk 

Kaleb & Shayden enjoying trampoline time

A visit to see Shera...and Aunty Kylee

My neices little girl Nicola doing her little brothers Adam's hair

Play time at the park.

It has been a full on week...what with work, then picking up my  two youngest grandsons for a two nights sleepovers. Boy are they loud, I had forgotten how loud they can be. Only 11 months between them and they compete with each other all the time.
Their mother is not as bad as she used to be, but boy she is still not clean and the boys had to be taught a few manners. I was always saying to them, "go wash your hands" or "what do you say" as I gave them something. Its not nice either when they compare the houses they visit...I live in the big clean house, Daddy lives in the small house, and they live in a dirty house. So not fair at times.
I have them again next week along with their sisters...and their Daddy is coming out for his access visit with them as well.

It was goodbye to the boys on Friday...and hullo to my nieces children Saturday morning for an overnighter. They have both stayed before but due to coughs and colds they were a little unsettled during the night. I am not used to getting up during the night to tend to kids so come Sunday morning I was tired.  Ended up getting overtired and Sunday at midnight after tossing and turning for an hour or so I was sitting up by the fire with book in hand trying to un-wind.

Anyways...today being Tuesday it was weigh in....bye bye to 300g. Not a lot but after a uppsy downsy week I will accept any loss.

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Busy week coming up.....

Dear Mum had a lovely day yesterday so she said when I rang her to see if she had received her birthday bouquet we sent her......as the florist I used rang me asking where mum lived as the florist where mum lives couldn't find her address. Hullooooooo please !!! The florist is local, is owned by locals and the block of flats mum live in have been there for a damn long time !!!  Anyways all good, she received them.

Today its work. I am soooo tired though, had one of those nights where I just couldn't sleep,  and hubby snoring didn't help much either.  Have a few things I am trying to sort out....and until I figure out what to do I guess those thoughts are going to go round and round in my head.

I am picking up my troublesome ones youngest two for a sleep over on Wednesday evening after work seeing as they have finished school (and kindy) for the year....as I did promise them when I had their sisters stay over last time that I would.  Shayden and Kaleb are so looking forward to it....and so am I. Will take them back Thursday evening...or maybe Friday morning as Friday I have a Drs appointment then we have a meeting with our financial planner to sort out Ted's superannuation.  Last meeting we had with him Ted was going to salary sacrifice for 2 years to help build up the $'s but we now have to scrap that and see where we stand. Scary much...yep, cos I know we don't have a real lot.

Then I get a break for a evening and my niece is dropping off her two for a sleepover on Saturday whilst her and her hubby attend a birthday party. Love these kids to bits....just like having extra grandkids :-)

Right now weigh in this morning......600g gone.

Monday, July 01, 2013

Happy Birthday Mum

My cheeky Mum is 84 years old today...Happy Birthday Mum.
Unfortunately I am not going to be able to share it with her, even though I have the day off work I have other things to do...like go to the Drs and get my sore itchy ear looked at.  A big bunch of flowers will be delivered to her from us today though....and I will catch up with her during the next few weeks.
She has completely settled into her new little flat...and most of the things that required fixing have been done...just a couple more to be done, but they have been looked at.
My sisters son, my nephew, lives just a few hundred meters away in  another block of flats and he pops in regularly and cooks her a meal, or chops the wood for her and puts it on the verandah....you know those little chores that aren't much, but are so helpful.  Thanks Rik.