Monday, April 12, 2010

Been a while

Well between my birthday and now, there have been quite a few things happen:
  • My maternal Grandfather passed away, now leaves me and my brother with one grandparent. He was 86, she is 84. The funeral was nice, as far as funerals go. We had the wake at our place. He was doing ok while at home, but the day before Aus Day he fell, and it was later discovered, broke his hip. Got through the op, but had to go into care, as he needed nursing 24/7.

  • Thomas the cat suffered teeth issues, was taken to the vet, but hasn't been right since. Turned into a skinny boy. Need to learn how to fatten him up. Overfeeding doesn't work, as he'll generally scoff whatever is there, then chuck.

  • Footy season has started and my boys are 2 wins from 3 games. Have attended all 3 games so far. Next week it's the Lions at the Gabba, just a tad too far away by car.

  • I've signed up to do a course at work. The boss is paying. It's Certificate IV in Frontline Management. Dunno if it will give me more skills, but it will be good for work. And a catch up with my work girlfriend for 5 or 6 afternoons in May/June. Yeah, I'm not selfish.

  • Little Missy Moo is toilet training herself. I'm ecstatic, more than words on a PC screen can show. Mr H is not yet ready, but we won't push him either. I tried training them at the start of summer, with no luck. She's now just clicked.

Hmmm... I think that is me up-to-date, not unless you want the boring bits as well. Will try to do more often in future!


The sweetest chick has nominated me for the Beautiful Blogger Award

The rules for this award are:
1. Thank the person who nominated me for this award - Thanks Jen!

2. Copy the award and place it on my blog - Done.

3. Link to the person who nominated me for this award - Done above.

4. Share 7 interesting things about myself

5. Nominate 7 other beautiful bloggers (with links)

So, 7 interesting things about me.... gawd, don't think there ARE 7 interesting things.... here goes:
1. At the age of 38 I *still* don't know what I want to do when I grow up.
2. I can play the saxophone, having learnt clarinet and flute in high school.
3. I love to research things. I have people get in contact with me just to have me find an answer to questions they have.
4. I can touch my nose with my tongue. Apparently this is why he married me (joke joyce).
5. If I were younger, I'd be a surrogate for someone. Yes, it was that easy for me to be pregnant. And yeah, I still would now if it weren't so frowned upon for someone so 'old'.
6. I want to learn how to purl. Can knit, but not purl.
7. I now live by the 'if you don't ask you don't know' credo, and this works for most situations/thoughts. Eg, if you want something, ask for it, irrespective if that want is information, furniture, a discount, etc...

and now for my 7 nominations (I won't renominate you Jen) :) in no particular order:
1. Renlish
2. Artful Kisser
3. Miaow the Cat
4. Day to Day
5. Frog Ponds Rock
6. Weds Off
7. I don't do mornings

And now I have to admit, I don't update nearly enough, but I'll try to do better in future, or quit! :)