Wacky week

It has been a wacky week..i have been awol from the computer and only flitting in and out..the weekend festivities with finishing the girls KDS and Dinnermintz with the snake and blah blah..so I have been walking around hunched over and really dragging my feet..cars back and forth to be serviced and I started a course in Photography…about time.. and what are the chances my teacher is the cousin of a friend who was a chef and owner of our fave restaurant in the town we used to live in..3 hours away.. the red moon had us sitting out in the driveway and not five minutes after we both said ‘I hope a tree doesn’t fall on us ” we heard a massive crack and crash and a tree fell into the neighbours dam.. which instantly stopped all the little frogs croaking.. Cleo is not happy about being restricted to the whole inside of the house and the catio..so we have a bit of a battle.. but it’s getting there.. for some reason Doc has been unsettled at night so we have an eye on him..my sons have their 27th birthday today and so we will be seeing one tomorrow and the other on Saturday.. our daughter is in Japan and until I know exactly where I worry with the typhoon coming..so tomorrow night we have two of the kids up for the night…then Saturday we head into the burbs for an award night for Fozziedads uncle..one of our boys and his girlfriend is staying here to kitty/puppy sit.. but because Cleo is being a pill I want to drive back home Saturday night..so most likely we will be back here about 2am..i had to go clothes shopping for this event (which I hate) which has had me stressed as I really am not a shopper.. all this and so much still to get done..urghhh..
But today I got the bargain of a lifetime.. not for me for the girls…beach chairs..$5 each…so into the KDS they went.. and so.. i am here but not here…I am trying to catch up with peeps and doing a poor job..i wonder if maybe I have what it takes to be a blogger sometimes…

Meawhile here is a hijinx picture from the KDS today…I know what Pickles was thinking …do you ?

Which way to go

Whenever I drive down my drive way I am on full alert..when a mob of roos hop in front of you and then take off I always wait as there is usually one or two stragglers…this one could not work out which way to go..so I inched own the driveway as the roo kept watching me and the mob…working out how to get back with them..he was in the driveway next door where one day maybe someone will build..it has been cleared but still no sign of a home being built yet..eventually he hopped off back across our driveway and caught up with his mob 🙂

A million miles away

There are days I wish I was a million miles away..nothing bad is happening …no real reason..just the day and the mood.

I wonder how honest most people are with themselves….or others…

The reason for the mood this morning is really nothing..that’s right..just woke up and thought urghhh.

Some days I don’t really feel like I am in the zone…I am sure some peeps will think I am complaining and really i’m not..i just pondered as I replaced the kitty litter trays for the second time..and cleaned a patch of pee that one of the girls had left on the bedroom carpet.. just how many of us have those days.

The usual shenanigans at brekkie time.. watching Dinnermintz  doesn’t eat what Pickles  has left because she is off her food, being barked at for not hurrying with the morning meal…stopping Marbles  smacking Cleo because she has woken in a mood too.

The fires out again…cleaning up the ash and dragging more wood in has no allure this morning.. if I don’t, despite the day being warm, it will be cold in here tonight.

Forrest wants to go out the front.. he is not allowed.. he digs up my garden looking for kitty nuggets..so I let him out the back.. meanwhile a baby bunny is running around in the front yard..so off to scare him off.. come back in Forrest is barking…he wants in..again..

I go to make the bed.. i forget the cat bowl was out and Dinnermintz  on a diet decides she will go for it..

I hear her collar on the bowl and bolt out and put it away.

Forrest barks.. he wants out..again..i feel like a “door bitch” as they call them at clubs.. opening closing doors all day.

Back to making the bed…which hurts my back due to weeding yesterday on rough stones…awesome.

Phone rings.. telemarketer.. ah…no.. dishes done.. the Pickles  has decided she wants her food so out with the bowl again.. while Dinnermintz  keeps vigil..so I stand and wait.

She eats a bit..i put her bowl away again.. Forrest barks.. he wants in.. again…I let him in..someone has just used the trays..so another tray change..

Dishes now…from the brekky I could not eat in peace..one cat wanting to push into my plate and steal my toast..one dog wanting out..one cat trying to start a blue with another one..

A load of washing out…one in ..rubbish  emptied.. ready to go in the bin…

Forrest wants out…………..again………….the fire is well and truly out…need to go gather some kindling….keeping an eye out for snakes.. and then clean the firebox and start a fire.. big wood is in the trailer right at the back…means pulling the smaller pieces forward and that is great on the back too.

The shower and both bathrooms need cleaning. floors need sweeping and vaccuming..

Forrest is in again…and asleep now…..thankyou….

Quick phone call to mum.. she is busy…quick phone call with my sister.. she is in the same mood..

I have more weeding to do..i just can’t find the mojo.. but  I will..

When people say how lovely we have all this land I agree.. but some days it seems an impossible task to get everything done .Phil got most of the snake mesh stapled to the outside of the back fence yesterday.. we hear the burn off restrictions may come in in October…sheesh..

Great Forrest wants out.. and I can smell the litter tray..again…

I love my life..i love my animals and my home but today…all i can think of is running away..to a place where there are no litter trays.. where I can eat a meal without interruptions ..where if  open a door it is because I am heading out to have some fun….anyone who has not had children I can tell you this is what it is like to be a parent.. the commitment the time the sometimes mundane and monotonous the routine of life with pets is just the same.

I wonder how many pet owners will be disgusted with my attitude today? I wonder how many pet owners will fess up and admit there are days they are tired.. days they think it is all too hard.

I will never regret having pets and I know I have made a promise to them for life..i am happy to go without and to sacrifice for them..my choice.. and I adore them.. but some days I wish I was a million miles away.. and I know if I was I would miss them and pine for them and want to be with them.

For today I am here.. and I just have to get on with it.. tomorrow is a new day…

 

 

Television Tuesday….or not…

Urghhhh ok so every blue moon we update an item…you know..because we can…for a change instead of because we have to…so when this magical moment happens we get kinda excited…so it was to be the TV…

Okay ..so we had a great deal…Fozziedad picked it up..all the way from the city..so a decent trip…he got it home…the cats became over the moon at the size of this box…yes all was joyous…until we went to set it up…the screen was half and half..somethings not right…ok then a ghosting from the side..here we go..
A phonecall later and a pic sent and it was agreed we had the LEMON…these peeps were great..they had no problems and a replacement would be sent to us on Monday….the giant over sized MACK truck strength brackets were already in the brickwall..ready to roll..the girls got shirty because the box was promptly repacked and removed…
Yesterday a phone call..the truck could not deliver until today..ok….bummer…

So today it arrived…ta da…..after doing the GFC all day Fozziedad laid the last paling in the fence gate…smiled and headed inside..he fed the guys and gals..i helped him get the tv on the brackets..i headed in to make dinner..he says….
“I can’t believe this…” never a good statement..i start eyeing the box that the cats are now investigating…
‘Come look at this..”
Yep sure enough a line down the side..another dud!!
So may I present TV fun part two AKA not a happy camper..
This time Fozziedad said they can replace it and set it up while here…meanwhile the girls are shirty again as another box treat has been removed from them…..

Up and Down

Hi guys, I have been so behind again…as always and with all the fun of the fair with Forrest..well I have had less stress before!

I have awards to show and thank people for and a cardie for a special kitty to post as well…I thought today I would catch up but no..

I had run out of some meds I take to ward off a health issue and so I had to head to the Drs..this meant also missing an important CWA event ..so compounding guilt and still stressed I am just about in a knot bwahahaahah 🙂

I can joke but it really is annoying..today also some terrible news that has made me think about a lot of things…not the least how tomorrow is promised to none of us….all we really have is today…

When I get a bit weighed down with physical (always lugging lifting doing) and then emotional (Forrest Forrest and Forrest! ) my body starts to crack it with me…

I am not complaining…well I am bwahahaha and it does all this groovy stuff…like…I can’t spell properly….I get words back to front which makes typing a chore as I am re doing everything…my muscles ache as if I have run a marathon…I have headaches (awesome one been around for a week now) my eye sight becomes pretty bad..lord knows what my hair lloks like…my depth perception changes so I stumble a bit and get vertigo..i become incredibly tired…I have trouble saying words sometimes …so I can see in my head a couch know I wat to say couch but cannot make the connection….scared you all off yet ?? bwhahaahaa

I become sensitive to sound smell and light and these sense are on overdrive…and as I type this I have gone over it o many tiesm and the spelling is still stupid!!

So if I am a bit slack please forgive me..i really want to comment and post and read your blogs and thanyou etc and I will do my best..but it may be a chore..and that is my frustration…it os not from a lack of desire…I don’t get down in the dumps at all just cheesed off at my body…

So there you go…I am indeed falling apart at the seams 🙂

I have Fibromyalgia most likely due to two bouts of Meningitis one contracted at 11 the other the day before my 20th birthday..the use of Lipitor for my Cholesterol has also been attributed to this problem…glutton for punishment me…

The reason I have done this post is because so many people have it ad so many people assume it is an issue of depression or laziness I can tell you I have neither…I am not lazy and I may be on the couch in agony but I still laugh my head off as I always have.

So I suppose I have been complaining bwahahaahah..

Anywho I will get back to myself I always do..so if I seem a bit here and there this is why 🙂

Have a great day and remember enjoy this now moment ….it is all we have and all that really matters.

Hugs Fozziemum xx

THANKFUL THURSDAY

I AM THANKFUL FOR MY KIDS..I AM THANKFUL THEY ARE HEALTHY..I AM THANKFUL THEY ARE HAPPY..I AM THANKFUL THEY ARE KIND AND COMPASSIONATE..I AM THANKFUL THEY LOVE EACH OTHER ..I AM THANKFUL THEY WORK HARD..I AM THANKFUL THEY ARE TALENTED MUSICIANS OR ARTISTS..I AM THANKFUL THEY  HAVE A GREAT SENSE OF FUN..I AM THANKFUL TO HAVE BEEN HERE TO WATCH THEM GROW CHANGE AND BECOME THE KIND OF PEOPLE I WOULD LOVE TO BE AROUND EVEN IF THEY WERE NOT MY KIDS..I AM THANKFUL TO BE A MUM..

Whoops it’s now Friday……………..sheesh

MICHAEL RHIANNON BRAD AND CHRIS..CRAZY LIKE THEIR MUM AND DAD

MICHAEL RHIANNON BRAD AND CHRIS..CRAZY LIKE THEIR MUM AND DAD

TODAY IN WRITING

INSTEAD OF PICTURES I AM GOING TO WRITE ABOUT TODAY.

IT’S SPRING AND TODAY WAS GLORIOUS,THE SUN WAS SHINING AND THE WEATHER WAS QUITE BALMY.

WE HAD A STRONG,VERY STRONG SOUTHERLY WIND  WHICH WHIPPED THE TREES AROUND AND I COULD HEAR THE BRANCHES IN THE GUM TREES RUBBING AGAINST EACH OTHER AND GROANING..A DAY FOR BRANCHES TO FALL.

I SPENT THE DAY WEEDING,SITTING AND TENDING MY MUCH NEGLECTED GARDEN AND ENJOYING THE SUN WHILE THE CATS RUBBED AGAINST MY LEGS AND THE DOGS LAID IN THE SUN LONG ENOUGH TO GET WARMED UP AND THEN RETREATED TO THEIR VERANDAH BEDS.

I WAS A BIT CONCERNED THAT A PLANNED BURN OF 228 HECTARES WAS TAKING PLACE TODAY JUST 19 KM AWAY..ODD CHOICE OF DAYS TO BURN OFF.

I WENT FOR A STROLL AROUND THE PROPERTY AFTER LUNCH TO GIVE MYSELF A BREAK FROM WEEDING,THE DAM HAS FILLED UP A BIT MORE AND I WAS SO EXCITED TO SEE LARGE TADPOLES TWITCHING IN THE WATERS EDGE..THE DAM IS INDEED THEN HEALTHY..AND WHEN THEY BECOME FROGS THE SOUNDS WILL FILL THE BUSH OF AN EVENING…IT’S THE MUSIC OF SUMMER FOR ME,ALONG WITH THE CICADAS AND CRICKETS.

IN THE SUBURBS ALREADY A TIGER SNAKE HAS MADE AN APPEARANCE SO I MUST BE VIGILANT NOW,THE BROWNS WILL START TO MOVE ABOUT LOOKING FOR MATES AND FOOD AND THEY WILL NOT TOLERATE CARELESS FOOTSTEPS IN THE BUSH..THE DAYS OF LETTING THE DOGS RUN FREE AROUND THE YARD WILL STOP AND ON LEAD WALKS WILL BE THE ORDER OF THE DAY.

THE WASHING DRIED QUICKLY WITH THE GUSTY WIND AND NO SIGN OF SMOKE FROM THE BURN,I MUST GET THE SUMMER FIRE PLAN SORTED AND THE ESSENTIALS PACKED AND ORGANISED..THINGS REMOVED FROM THE HOUSE UNTIL THE FIRE SEASON ENDS AND THE CAR PREPARED FOR THE SEASON.

SPRING IT MIGHT BE BUT ALREADY IT’S SHOWING SIGNS OF A NASTY SUMMER..IT’S NEARLY 11.30 AT NIGHT AND IT IS STILL 20 C OUTSIDE..MORE LIKE A SUMMER EVENING.

THE WIND IS STILL BLOWING,THE JASMINE IS STARTING TO FLOWER SO SCENTS ARE FILLING THE AIR,I CAN HEAR THE POBBLEBONK FROGS IN THE NEIGHBOURS DAM DOWN THE FRONT OF OUR PROPERTY..THEY ALWAYS MAKE ME SMILE…FUNNY THINGS THEY ARE..

TOMORROW I WILL WEED OUT THE BACK,ANOTHER NICE DAY IS EXPECTED AND I LOVE THAT I AM NO LONGER FEELING FLU RIDDLED AND CAN GET SOME NORMALITY BACK IN MY LIFE.

HAVE A GREAT MONDAY EVERY ONE STAY SAFE AND ENJOY WHAT THE DAY BRINGS TO YOU

Busy week

Hi everyone..busy week ahead and may get behind the eight ball..accept my apologises in advance!

Ran myself ragged last week and am paying the price now..naturalmondo! I have a scone competition on Thursday so did a practice batch yesterday pretty happy with the result see how we go,meanwhile have to do a Pet roster for Rhiannon so she knows the drill with the fur babies while she looks after them…honestly the prep for going away is always so much work that unless the holiday is extended it’s really heavy on the con side!

AIRLIE BEACH

AIRLIE BEACH

Would love a long break at Airlie Beach again…but a break is a break!!

Making sure their meals are done properly,their routine well mapped out,vet numbers,emergency numbers..blah blah..good grief!

Woke up middle of the night on Sunday/Monday with a nose full of cold..thrilled…

And have been draggin my butt around since hahahaha.

I am looking forward to two nights without the mayhem that is our life..i do miss the babies but a tiny break keeps us all sane! with a wedding coming up in November and still all the fencing to finish then organise the property for fire season two nights off is better than a poke in the eye with a pointy stick!

Hubby needs a break too work has been insanely busy and we both seem to have aged this last year..well of course we have but even more so than expected!

And still need to get Doc and the four girls down to see Dr Rayya for their c5 before boarding in November for the wedding..Forrest already had his with his bloodworks..

And of course Dr Rayya will be leaving our town next month and heading back to Dubai! We sure hope we still see her Facebook pics and I am sure her bloggie will still be there also.The vets at our clinic are all brilliant but we will still miss her smiling face and camera in the surgery 🙂

So Friday morning we fly up to Brisbane…25 degrees Celsius at the moment better than our miserable expected ‘high’ of 11c….we fly home Sunday so I still get doggie and kittie kisses for my birthday 🙂

If you don’t see much of me it’s because i’m chasing my tail at the moment and will catch up on as much as I can in the bloggiesphere .

Have an awesome day everyone cheers Fozziemum 🙂

 

MOTHER OF THE GROOM PART TWO

LAST YEAR SAW OUR ELDEST SON GETTING MARRIED..TO SAY WE WERE PROUD PARENTS WOULD BE AN UNDERSTATEMENT.

THE YEAR WAS A BUZZ WITH WEDDING FEVER ..PLANS..OUTFITS..VENUES..RELATIVES FROM INTERSTATE AND FROM THE BRIDES SIDE ALSO OVERSEAS..

THE DAY WENT WITHOUT A HITCH..WELL ONE SMALL ONE WHEN SAID MARRIED SON RANG FROM THE HOTEL THAT NIGHT TO SAY THE PASSPORTS FOR THE HONEYMOON WERE STILL AT HOME..A MAD VERY VERY LATE NIGHT DASH FOR HUBBY INTO THE CITY TO DROP OFF THE PASSPORTS..

TO HAVE FAMILY TOGETHER FOR THESE OCCASIONS IS SO EXCITING..

WE STARTED THE DAY BEFORE WITH DROPPING THE DOGGIES OFF AT BOARDING..MANY HOURS AWAY..AND THE GIRLS..WELL THEY WERE HOME WITH OUR DAUGHTER AND AS SHE WAS LAST TO LEAVE FED THEM AND OF COURSE THEY WERE FINE INSIDE UNTIL WE GOT HOME..

LOVELY ROOMS WHERE THE PRE WEDDING KITCHEN TEA WAS HELD..

LOVELY ROOMS WHERE THE PRE WEDDING KITCHEN TEA WAS HELD..

THE BRIDE AND GROOM

THE BRIDE AND GROOM

THE MEN WHO MAKE MY LIFE COMPLETE

THE MEN WHO MAKE MY LIFE COMPLETE

ME AND MY BABY BOY

ME AND MY BABY BOY

BEAUTIFUL PICTURE

BEAUTIFUL PICTURE

WE DO CRAZY WELL OUR FAMILY

WE DO CRAZY WELL OUR FAMILY

THE GROOM AND HISBROTHER CHRIS...TWITS

THE GROOM AND HISBROTHER CHRIS…TWITS

CHRIS AND AMBER..NEXT ONES ON THE WEDDING ARENA

CHRIS AND AMBER..NEXT ONES ON THE WEDDING ARENA

ROMANCE

ROMANCE

THE NEXT MRS GREEN..THIS XMAS THERE WILL BE THREE OF US!

THE NEXT MRS GREEN..THIS XMAS THERE WILL BE THREE OF US!

THE NEXT WEDDING APPROACHES WITH THE ARRIVAL OF THIS TODAY

THE NEXT WEDDING APPROACHES WITH THE ARRIVAL OF THIS TODAY

SO WE HEAD TO ANOTHER WONDERFUL WEDDING IN NOVEMBER….

AND CLOSE TO OUR OWN WEDDING ANNIVERSARY TOO..

WE CAN’T WAIT..WE JUST ASK THAT THE REMAINING TWO KIDS GIVE US A BREATHER FOR A COUPLE OF YEARS…TWO WEDDINGS AND AN ENGAGEMENT IN THE SPACE OF A YEAR IS WAY TOO MUCH EXCITEMENT FOR US OLD FOLKS HAHAHA

HAVE A GREAT DAY EVERYBODY…MUST DUST OFF THE DANCING SHOES!