Friday, December 28, 2012

The lull

I have been resting up and slowly getting the house under control again. Only the decorations now to take down and we will be back to normal. New years will be spent at my sister in laws so it will be a casual affair. We will be taking our van so I can go to bed as soon as I want.  I hope you all had a great chrismas with your family and friends and you all got spoilt rotten.
See ya

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

christmas day 2012

 Here are all the tables ready for hubbys family to come over and enjoy christmas with us. including us there were 18 of us.
 Hubby unwraping his gifts from our kids. He looks happy doesnt he.
 Baby girl and her fiance, Harley was very happy with his pressies and stephanie was excited too.
 Wondersons girlfriend with her wizards wand. stephanie had got her a tube full of nail polishes.
And finally wonderson opening his pressie, It was wonderful having them all home with me again.
Whatever you do and where ever you are I hope you have a very Merry christmas.
see ya

Monday, December 17, 2012

making life a little easier

this folks is a retractable hose. beautiful isnt it. as I dont have oodles of energy, I was reluctant to go out and water the vegie garden as it ment that I would have to drag hoses from one part of the house to another. We have very long hoses here to reach all of the gardens and they were very heavy. I found that by the time I walked across to get the hose from where ever hubby had left it last, then drag it across to the back yard and attach it and unwind it and get all the knots out of it, I had not enery left to acually stand and water the gardens.
even though hubby has been pinching my back yard hose for years, because he always knew where it was connected and ready to go, he says its because the dog chews on it that he takes it out of the back yard. yeah right!
so the solution was this, it high enough that the dog cannot reach it and its very easy to pull out and water the garden with. then when finished a tug and it winds itself up again.
so now I can go back to doing what I enjoy, standing and watering my vegies.
see ya

Sunday, December 16, 2012


I haven't posted about the shooting in Connecticut as I really don't know what to say.
I cannot imagine the pain the families of the victims must be going through. No words could describe the horror of seeing the survivors on the telly. Christmas has been turned from a joyous occasion to one that will always be a reminder of the pain and loss they experienced for the rest of their lives. My heart and pryers go out to them, not much I know but it's all I can do. Nothing will ease there pain, but time will help them learn to deal with it.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

the best seat

this is my favourit seat in the whole world. I just sit here and swing and all my troubles go away.
I relax and take my ipad with me and I can facebook, or look at blogs or read.
Its a great way to spend an hour or two.
whats your favourite seat?
see ya

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

its all new

this is our christmas tree this year, It was sad putting it up on our own. if it wasnt for the fact that christmas lunch is here this year I dont think I would of bothered.
still the presents are all under it and it does smell nice.
But I just cannot get into the spirit, what about you
see ya

Sunday, December 9, 2012

engagement photos

 the happy couple, I look at them and think they look so young, but they have been together for 4 years and they dont plan to get married till 2014 so Im sure they will look older then. lol
cutting their cake, I didnt eat any but everyone said it was very delish! the botton layer was white choc mud cake and the top was choc mud cake!
It was a great relaxed day and everyone enjoyed themselves. If i get my hands on a photo of the baby girl  and me Ill post it.
see ya

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Mirror, Mirror

 As others know when your children leave home lots of things you had go with them. I have never had a full length mirror, but baby girl did so thats ok I always used hers. But since she left I have had to do without. We saw in the Aldi catalogue that they were getting in full length mirrors and as I was going with Leanne to the oncologist hubby offered to go and get one. Here he is putting it all together for me.
 Here he is adding the mirror to the legs, and below surprise, open the mirror and there is a cabinet for your jewelry. Isnt it great! Now to get me more jewels.
I told him that he could get it for my birthday which is only a few weeks away but he said no he'll get me something else for that.
very spoilt I am
see ya

Tuesday, December 4, 2012


this weekend we used some old feed bins to plant our more veggies. My wonderful friend Keith made the stands and cut the bins for me and hubby helped me fill them with potting mix and I planted round zuccines in one and green peppers in the other.
Now I dont have to bend or do any weeding. Great arnt they!
its not a chore now to go out and garden so when the body is achy i can still go out and potter and not feel so useless.
I will be asking for a couple more of these if they are a success
see ya

my new blog

hello and welcome to my new blog. Since earthmama can no longer post photos I thought Id take the opportunity to start an new blog that reflects my new life.
The kiddies have grown and left the nest and since getting CFS I can no longer do all I did before.
so here is a simpler life, modified to accomidate my health and the shrinking needs of a house built for two.
I hope you enjoy the journey with me.
thanks for coming over
see ya