"Power Outs, Spam & Leaving"

Power Outs
Today we had a doozy. The power only to the power points went out. I checked the box and the safety switch had been tripped, so then it was a call to the hubby to let him know, shut down the business server, contact the real estate and then call the electrician. First, before the electrician arrived, we tried process of elimination to see if it was a specific thing that was tripping it. Nope. Also, when I flicked the safety switch back to on, it didn't flick off and nothing turned back on. Finally the electrician arrived and tested the safety switch. To put a long story short. It lived a short life, 10 months approximately. Everything now works also.

I hate it and they are loving my comments. Though I am not big on receiving comments I guess they don't serve their purpose. I did however get a break over Christmas day and New Years eve and day when I received no spam. I guess spammers must take breaks now and then!


"Number 2 & The Zoo"

On Sunday (new Years Day), Jade was doing tricks at the park, on the swing. You can probably imagine what happened. She fell off into the bark below it and came up cringing. I was filming her tricks when she fell so it is all on camera and I won't be putting it up on the site either.
Well, Jade hurt her arm and at the time it didn't look too bad and we put her into a sling. Jade being the person that she is, with a high pain tolerance, didn't make too much of a fuss about it once the initial pain wore off. It wasn't until I showed hubby the video that we decided she needed to go to the doctors. He has more experience then me in the broken bones department (I have only had a broken little toe, he has had too many to count).

Today, 2 days later when things were open, we headed to our doctor and after most of the day spent in cars or in waiting rooms (did I mention that our doctor is at least 30 minutes drive away?) we found out that she had a bone splinter on her right elbow and all we can do for it is keep it in the sling for 3 weeks to give it a chance to heal up. She had a fantastic attitude about it all and took it all in her stride.

The Zoo, is what we did yesterday.


Not me but them, and him. I should be tired as well, since I shared a bed with 2 of the girls last night, and I was forced to sleep across the bottom of the bed. Last night, hubby had a Lord Of The Rings movie marathon with some friends. It started at 6.30pm and went to much the same time the next morning. So, while hubby sleeps this morning, the kids and I will go shopping!

New Years Eve

The last day of the year and the beginning of the next one is only hours away. What did I do to celebrate? Spent my hard earned money, planned to go visit my dad and step-mum, and after that planned to watch a movie with my sis. Maybe I should inform hubby about this? Maybe not also.

What did I buy? Hmmmmm. Lots!
I let the kids spend their hard earned money and they bought some pretty cool toys which were all marked down due to post Christmas sales. I bought hubby a few presents, late christmas presents at that. He got a necklace (to replace the one he lost), a cool bag and lunch box (for work lunches) and a dask calender. I got myself a pair of sunglasses and a skirt, also some beading findings. Now all I need is the beads! I bought Merc a little set of shelves (with doors) so that we can put her clothes in something instead of a box. I also tried to buy but didn't succeed in buying, my dad a polo shirt, though I did succeed in buying my step-mum a shirt but not a nice skirt. Ahh well, I am done for now, until I hit the bead shop and get some beads, to add to the ones I already have!!!

I don't go shopping often so this is a big deal for me. I got the things that I had wanted for a while, for me, so I am happy.

Well, the new year isn't about shopping, but about new beginnings and starting afresh. As I look forward into 2006, I can see that it is going to start at full speed and possibly only start to slow down about mid year, possibly later. Since I home school, am starting a new business and continuing with old business, I think it will be busy all year round.

"Christmas Day Simply Done"

As expected the kids woke up very early, excited to find their stockings filled with a few small treats and a present each. Actually, Jade was the first one to wake up but she went back to sleep beside me in my bed. After getting them out of the room so hubby could sleep some more, I urged them to eat breakfast and do their chores before waking up hubby and beginning with the present unwrapping.
The only person who was not happy with what they received was Mercedes. She just wanted to unwrap and have what the others had.

My list of presents received:

  • beginers sketch kit and instruction book
  • brown cheesecloth summer dress
  • lingere
  • beading stuff (beads, string, pliers, storage box, lizard charms, pretty spacers)
  • book
  • square bowl (used with today's christmas food)

I think that is it

After this it was time to prepare lunch (8.30am) as we were having a honey mustard baked ham with salad and treats. Yum!
After lunch was rest time and an invite to a friends house for a swim and chat, then they came to our place for dinner (turkey with roast veg, etc) and cake.

Now that all that is done, it is time to prepare for Jade's 7th birthday tomorrow, and attempt to make her a barbie cake.

Sleep? Who needs it! That will come late Tuesday night!

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