Saturday, December 29, 2012

We've arrived . . .

We decided on Friday to get away for a night.
We had no real plans but at the last minute we decided on Napier.  We tried to look for accommodation online but everything was booked.  We decided to wing it anyway.

We lucked it.  We must have got the last one.  A nice studio apartment with a kingbed and large spa bath.




 Next stop food.  We hadn't eaten since the night before.

Wind blown hair and a nice cold steiny

Dixie Chicken
 One of the downsides of taking our room was that it was for two nights.  What the heck.  So lucky The Warehouse is only about 500 yards away from our motel so we dashed over and bought some extra clothes and undies.  Thank god for sales!!!!

Had a quick spa to freshen up - it is so hot here.  Then we went for a drive, made a  quick stop at the supermarket for a few supplies and headed to our favourite seafood place.





 
 Went down to the beach and ate fish, scallops and oysters.  Yummo.



So now we're back in our room relaxing and loving the air conditioning.  

Tomorrow we're going to the Aquarium - somewhere I haven't been for about 20 years.  Looking forward to that.

My camera fits in my bag so I'll be taking more photos.  I need lots of practice, but I will get better.

Time to chill and it's time for a glass of vino.   

Ciao. 
   

Escaping..

We are on the road. Decided to take off on the
spur of the moment.

where are we going

where the sun shines brightly

Heading south




We're here.  Now to find somewhere to stay.







Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas Everyone

Wishing you all a very happy, safe and wonderful day.  

This year we will be having a quiet one.  The kids are having christmas with their partners families this year so we will be having a New Years get together instead.

We're heading up to Mr T's mums for Christmas dinner which will be nice as I'll get a break from the kitchen which will be lovely.

After today we'll be in cruise mode and I'm really looking forward to that.  

So have a wonderful day and enjoy your time with your families.

Merry Christmas!!!!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

At long last . . .

All is good in my world again.    Long may it stay that way.

Mr T had his colonoscopy  and it seems to have done the trick.  He's had no stomach pain since.  He told me at the weekend that it is such a relief to have no more pain.  Even his finger is mending well and he only has the occasional twinge.

I am so relieved.   I feel like I have my husband back.

Everything seems to be on track with the business too.  Somehow we've managed a bit of a miracle and things are happening and falling into place.  We will finish the year on a positive note and can look forward to relaxing and enjoying our Christmas break with no stress.

We also sold our boat last week.  We've had it listed for over a month and some of the offers were ridiculous.  We had dropped our price a couple of times as well.  Then when things started turning in our favor a bit I said to Mr T, we're not giving it away so I put the price up again.  It sold the next day.  It's bittersweet as we are really going to miss her, but at the end of the day this has given us extra capital and a respite from a difficult year.  We can always buy another boat.

 Enough is enough.  No more doom and gloom talk. Full stop!!!!

Christmas is going to be a little bit quiet around here.  We had all the kids here last year so this year they're at the other families.

We're going out tonight to give Kayla some presents as Kelly and Dave are going over to his mum's at the Gold Coast this week.  We couldn't let her go without giving her some presents.  We'll keep some under the tree for when they come home for all the grandies and have another Christmas in the new year.

And here's more trouble.  I'm not quite sure if Sophia knows whats up but there's definite something sneaky going on with Lucas.


  






Only 3 more days of work and then I can relax for a couple of weeks.  I will sleep the sleep and recharge my batteries.

Life is good again.  









Ciao

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

So where was I . . .

I can't believe it's December already.

I'm not really looking forward to Christmas this year.  I am however looking forward to a break.  This year I really deserve it.  We won't be doing anything this year which will suit me fine. 

Mr T's op went well and his finger (or what's left of it) is mending.  I think they finally got it right!!!  However what was not nice was the stomach pain he ended up with the Saturday after the op.  I ended up rushing him up to ER at about 10.30pm that night after the pain became unbearable and he started passing blood.   They ended up keeping him in for another couple of nights for observation.  

We managed to get him booked in for a colonoscopy, which he's had this morning.

He seems okay.  Naturally they've done a biopsy but they've also removed some nodes which may have been the cause of it.  I'm convinced its Diverticulosis as I was talking to my workmates  as her husband had it last year and the boss is having a colonoscopy next week with the same symptons.

So here's hoping that's all been solved/cured.

With all the dramas that have been going on I've been a wee bit down, not eating properly and a couple of nights ago I had a hissy fit at Mr T and felt so guilty afterwards.  I know he's had a tough year dealing with everything and pain but as I told him - I've been there right beside you the whole way, running around looking you, looking after the workshop, running the home, trying to do my own job and keeping the family close.  I've had it.  I'm worried and stressed and the last thing I need to hear is my husband talking doom and gloom.   While I feel guilty,  he may have taken some things on board because now he's talking a lot more positive.  I was kinda worried he might have been getting a bit depressed.

I really want my blog to focus more on the positives from here on in.   In a year from now I want to be able to look back and see that things got better from here on in.  

So now I'm going to pull up my big girl panties, hold my head high, plant a huge smile on my face and move forward.
 

  

Miserable day . . .

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