Thursday, 31 January 2013

Time waits for no one.

To realise
The value of a sister/brother
Ask someone
Who doesn't have one.

To realise
The value of ten years:
Ask a newly
Divorced couple.

To realise
The value of four years:
Ask a graduate.

To realise
The value of one year:
Ask a student who
Has failed a final exam.

To realise
The value of nine months:
Ask a mother who gave birth to a stillborn.

To realise
The value of one month:
Ask a mother
Who has given birth to
A premature baby.

To realise
The value of one week:
Ask an editor of a weekly newspaper.

To realise
The value of one minute:
Ask a person
Who has missed the train, bus or plane.

To realise
The value of one second:
Ask a person
Who has survived an accident.

Time waits for no one.

Treasure every moment you have.

You will treasure it even more when
You can share it with someone special.

To realise the value of a friend or family member:


The origin of this letter is unknown.


Hold on tight to the ones you love!

Wednesday, 30 January 2013

I really should be in bed.........

But I discovered this site on face book and have been sitting here chuckling to myself in the dark for about 20 mins. 

Well I did do hubby's book keeping, so I guess I can do something silly and time wasteful now right??

I know I will feel it at 7 am in the morning, but I think for now I will stay up and greet my hubby, when he gets home, and then go to bed.

In the mean time take a look at a small sample of "GRUMPY SAYS"

Enjoy ^_^

 Things to look forward too, hang on a min!! lol

Very wise!

Oh yes I can relate to this one!

 I shall stay away from this one.....any one care to answer??

This one is my favourite. I just LOVE it!

Laughing and Pointing.... could get dangerous. Proceed with caution.


Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Back to School...............

I confess, the last 2 weeks of being off work on holidays, and I have returned to my bad old sleeping habits.

Sure I can sit up till 2 am, 2.30 am, even 3-4 am..... I don't have work, it's school holidays, I can sleep till 11 am.....

It's been really nice to spend time with my hubby. Well if you can't beat them, join them!

But sadly the body clock is still in holiday mode, and I lay in bed wide awake till 2.54 am, well that was the last time I looked over at the clock.

When the alarm rang at 7 am on the dot, I cringed. NOOOOoooooooooooo!

But like I good mummy, I got up, and fed the cats, and made breakfast, and woke the sleepy heads up.

Child 2 actually came rushing into our room yesterday fully dressed for school, in a huge panic, stressed we were late for school. It was 9.30 am. I told him he looked good in his uniform and to go take it off, and go play, and rolled over and went back to sleep.

Yesterday was Monday, but it was the Australia Day Public Holiday here. NO SCHOOL.  It was a bit funny.

Well we made it to school, and located the new teachers and classrooms, and I stayed with child 3 until he was settled in, and the teacher asked that all us parents to go. Both boys survived, and had good days. They both like their teachers too. BONUS.

I spent the day CLEANING. Washing sheets, and doing the bathroom, and dishes, a spot of shopping, and sorting out dinner.

Child 1 and her boyfriend, worked on cleaning her room. It has only taken her 5 days! Then he helped me build 3 book cases, and was a darling and washed the dirty marks off the hall walls.

We have a house inspection this Thursday, and I must confess, I get a bit anxious. I shouldn't worry as we always pass well. We are good tenants. But it doesn't change the feeling I get of being judged. I will however be asking when they plan to fix my stove, and finish the floor boards. It's been MONTHS!

I also got in to see the chiro. All this moving future about, and cleaning hasn't been great  on the old body. So now I am feeling a bit sore, and very tired. But the place is looking good.

Easier day tomorrow, and then it is holidays over for me too. At least getting me back up at 7 am is re-training my body to get back into the work mode again.

Hope you are having a good week. Just 10 more weeks till the next school break.....hang in there.....


Sunday, 27 January 2013

Some funny's to relate too...........

 OH Yeah! So relate to this one today. 

Now wouldn't that be nice! Maybe I should talk dirty to it???

 Nothing more frustrating than finding something you actually think is nice, and discovering it doesn't go up to your size.

 Been there, and yes done that! Could possibly happen today??

 Oh happy dreams, and they usually involve some hot and steamy, oh my, YES...."MUMMY can I have or MUM HE DID......" Kids they sense happy moments anywhere!

 I swear that my older sister has a clean house radar. She never just pops in for 5 mins when I have a clean house. NEVER! She must actually think I live like this 24/7?? We actually have a joke at ours, that we clean up just so no one just pops over!!! lol

 Between the sex in my wallet, and my wash basket, I could feed the world!

 True story.

 Especially first thing in the morning, and getting up off the floor!

Oh yeah......'gosh' and 'darn' rarely cover it in this house!

 Ahhh natures cruel joke on us.

 Especially the kids rooms!

Another true has come close on occasion. ^_^

Oh he sees things my way, but he chooses to ignore it and continue at his own pace! lol

I think we all drive each other a be nutty at times. But we do love each other too, so I guess that balances out the insane part.... Right??

This one child 3 has perfected the art of. He gets an A+.

Yes, still looking.....

Just give me 30 mins, to have a cuppa, some breakfast and a visit to the bathroom......there......GOOD MORNING!

Our teenage daughter. She turns cleaning her room into a marathon event. Pacing herself between sorting, and facebook, sorting, and texting, sorting and eating, sorting and oh I like this movie!!She has been at it for 4 days now, and still it is not done. She is not home either by the way, she left again yesterday  So I am not sure how she thinks it is going to happen across suburbs?? lol

Oh I feel I have yet to become much wiser!! It's happening people.  lol

Yes, again the housework is there, never letting me down. Washing, cooking, sweeping, dishes, and shopping. Yet I am fooling myself sitting here doing this that somehow it will make the task ahead easier to deal with...mmmmmmm??

Just looked.......and all it did was make things multiply. Now if only my wallet would do that!!! 


Saturday, 26 January 2013


Today we Australians celebrate our AUSTRALIA DAY.


The Lamington Cakes

Our vast Country ~ some interesting facts.

Despite what some people may think.

But these guys visit often, and this guy was up our tree.

 Where we sell off our icons... (it is now American owned)

Home to this little guy...

....and these too.

 Sydney Harbour

 Hot Summers


(all Australian merchandise made in CHINA)

Fly Hats

Home to beach fun...

.....and Sport.

So how do we best like to acknowledge our country's birth...

PUBLIC HOLIDAY  of course! 

Friday, 25 January 2013

A funny to kick off your weekend...............

Grandma and Grandpa were visiting their kids overnight.

When Grandpa found a bottle of Viagra in his son's medicine cabinet, he asked

about using one of the pills.

The son said, "I don't think you should take one Dad; they're very strong and 

very expensive." 

"How much?" asked Grandpa. "$10. a pill," answered the son.

"I don't care," said Grandpa, "I'd still like to try one, and before we leave in 

the morning, 
I'll put the money under the pillow." 

Later the next morning, the son found $110 under the pillow.

He called Grandpa and said, "I told you each pill was $10, not $110!"

"I know," said Grandpa. "The hundred is from Grandma!" 

Thursday, 24 January 2013

As I've aged! (No I didn't write it!)

As I've aged, I've become kinder to myself, and less critical of myself. I've become my own friend.

I have seen too many dear friends leave this world, too soon; before they understood the great freedom that comes with aging.

Whose business is it, if I choose to read, or play, on the computer, until 4 AM, or sleep until noon? I will dance with myself to those wonderful tunes of the 50, 60 &70's, and if I, at the same time, wish to weep over a lost love, I will.

I will walk the beach, in a swim suit that is stretched over a bulging body, and will dive into the waves, with abandon, if I choose to, despite the pitying glances from the jet set.
They, too, will get old.

I know I am sometimes forgetful. But there again, some of life is just as well forgotten. And, I eventually remember the important things.

Sure, over the years, my heart has been broken. How can your heart not break, when you lose a loved one, or when a child suffers, or even when somebody's beloved pet gets hit by a car? But, broken hearts are what give us strength, and understanding, and compassion. A heart never broken, is pristine, and sterile, and will never know the joy of being imperfect.

I am so blessed to have lived long enough to have my hair turning gray, and to have my youthful laughs be forever etched into deep grooves on my face. So many have never laughed, and so many have died before their hair could turn silver.

As you get older, it is easier to be positive. You care less about what other people think. I don't question myself anymore. I've even earned the right to be wrong.

So, to answer your question, I like being old. It has set me free. I like the person I have become. I am not going to live forever, but while I am still here, I will not waste time lamenting what could have been, or worrying about what will be. And I shall eat dessert every single day (if I feel like it).