Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Ups and downs...

 I am back again…slowly getting myself back to normal. Life these past 2 weeks have been hectic with a few extra shifts and lots of sorting out a higher level of care for hubby's mum. 
And then to top it all off, one of hubby's cousins was killed in a tragic horrible accident. "Big Red" as he was known was a giant of a man, big in stature and personality. Not only was he Ted's cousin, he was also his mate. He is going to be so sadly missed by so many. We had our final goodbye yesterday, a very emotional day for us both. 

Last week I had a 100g gain, this week a 200g loss. I just can't seem to string 2 good days in a row. Work today and I am usually so on track…but today I have lost the plot already. I just so need to find that "happy place" and the strength to stay there, seem to have lost my self worth.

As you can see by the pics, I have my little man staying here again. Kylee and Garry are down for a wedding and I have this little treasure to look after.  Its great to have something to smile about. 
I think the main reason for the loss this weigh in was the walking I did pushing this pram with William in it….he loves his walks.

Today he had his first haircut, he had hair in his eyes, and on his neck the hair was turning into dreadlocks after a night of sleeping, used to have to be brushed to get the knots out. Now he looks like a 16 month old lil boy.
A few more days more to enjoy the kisses and cuddles before he has to head back home. 

Thursday, April 16, 2015

A new week….

A good week for me, as well as a very busy one. Took on a extra shift plus had mother in law sick so had to step in and care for her too. Luckily Mum only had a day of being unable to care for herself. In the process of organising more home care help along with the other care she already receives. She is 90 in a few months and does not want to move out of her home. 

The little monkey below is growing in leaps and bounds….even started to say words we can understand too.

Kylee and Garry are in the process of moving house. The place they are renting is ok, but there is no yard for William to play in safely. And recently there was a cyclone up there way and their fence has fallen down and asbestos is laying in there yard. The owners are waiting for insurance to be organised before they do a clean up and make all the repairs needed… they found another house that is on more even ground, has an enclosed verandah and a big backyard for William to place safely in. 
Be more room for their fur babies too.

Today has been a cooler day and a "hungry" day for me. I hope I don't undo the great week I have just had, 1.4 of the 5 kilo's I put on has gone…..

Looked through my list of blogs I follow……everyone seems to be losing interest, only 3 of them are being used. Sad in a way, I love my blog and following others...

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

I'm Back…...

a lot heavier, 5 kilo to be precise, but I am happy and relaxed, the holiday was the best.
This was taken at the Opera House on Saturday admiring the boat Celebrity Soltice which docked early that morning.

 The Three Sisters up in the Blue Mountains where a good friend of ours took us up to see on the Sunday.
 On Monday we boarded the boat and made ourselves comfy and at 7pm that evening we stood up on one of the decks and said goodbye to Sydney.
 Bye bye Sydney…..
….and below walking through the promenade on the boat. 
And this is Wellington, taken after we hopped off the famous cable car

 And the grapevines in the Picton area….wine wasn't too bad either.
 Us at the Purakunui Falls in the Catlins area with our friends who picked us up at our Dunedin stop. 

 The too beautiful Fiordes.
 The little dolphins that followed us through ….

As did these gorgeous big birds, they were  around most days. 

Now its home, I've nearly finished the unpacking….been busy making a scrapbook album of our trip as well as helping out with Teds mum who again is not all that well.  Holiday finished on Sunday, a shock to the system when I  had my first work shift….
The cruise was just wonderful and I can say 100% I will go cruising again….so will hubby. And New Zealand will be seeing us again, will be going again, would love to hire a camper and visit again. 

Bed time for me, work again tomorrow….