Productive

Today I have been productive inspite of not going to sleep until 2am….ahhh insomnia you are not my friend.
Today I sorted out drink bottles and various lids for the new school year
I rang and made an appointment to see a specialists for my colonoscopy ( oh joy)
I tried to make an appointment with my pain clinic but they are closed until the 19th of February (I so hope I was mistaken and it’s the 19th of January )
I worked out a budget (we may be able to move sooner than 8 months!)
I made a list of the girls preferences for recess and lunches.
DH put the car in for a registration check and it passed !
So all in all,a very productive day!

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A pic of my knitted Doctor Who mini scarf to use as ‘tinsel’ on our tree next Xmas. 140 inches/356 cms long. It’s about an inch/2.5 cm wide.

Grateful

Today I am grateful for :
Sleeping in
Hot frothy coffee made by one of my girls
A comfortable bed
New comfy pants (thanks to Rivers)
Silly videos to laugh at
Silly cats who poke their tongues back out at you after you have done the same to them!
Homemade strawberry icecream
Finishing the first lot of Doctor Who scarf “tinsel” for next Xmas
Hubby treating me to some lovely wool
Our visiting kitties who love to smooch

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Decisions

We have lived here in this house for 3 years. We originally moved here so we would be closer to the girl’s high school. I stupidly had no idea that the weather would be SO different here from our old house about 20 mins drive further up into the mountains. The weather here drives me nuts. It’s actually hotter here than our old place on the Central Coast which is kind of ironic as we moved here to get away from the heat in the Central Coast.

We have had a family meeting and we discussed moving house.

No one is really thrilled with this house. When we looked at it,it looked a lot bigger without any furniture. The kitchen is teeny,really teeny. So much so that we have another pantry in the hallway,another pantry in the garage and another cupboard in the garage with our baking implements in it. THATS how small the kitchen is.
The flies and the mozzies drive me NUTS. We had neither at our previous house. Unknown to us,there is some kind of swamp nearby which supplies the copious amounts of previously mentioned bugs.
The heat,it is really taking it out of me. I thought I could last until the girls left high school,which is another 3 yrs but I simply can not last that long.
So a decision has been made to save up and move back near our previous village. It probably will be after Miss Lizzie had done her HSC.
I may be a little excited!
We are going to open up a new bank account to save up so we can’t get at the money.
Squeeeee!!!
APOLOGIES to anyone who lives near us. This house just isn’t suitable for “us” and “we” would prefer to live further up the mountains. No insults about where you chose to live or your house or your family choices.

Boundaries

DH’s brother popped into visit the other night.
As he came in the door,he ruffled my hair and said hi. (Umm I’m 52, not 3!!)
I apologised to him for not getting up as I had injured my back that day so he promptly grabbed my ankle and pulled! Then he tickled my foot.
I was livid. Of course it HAD to be my sore side where I had stepped off my front porch,expecting the floor to go on but it didn’t and I badly jarred my hip and my entire side.
Two of my girls came out to say hello to him. Now bear in mind that they haven’t seen him in over a year and this was about the 3rd time they remembered seeing him in their whole lives. Miss Lizzie put out her hand to shake his hand ,he put his hand into hers and grabbed her arm with his other hand and pulled her in and kissed her. She was horrified. We have never pushed physical affection with our girls if they aren’t comfortable. Miss Annie came out and he did exactly the same thing to her.

He is about 65ish. He really needs some lessons in personally space.

Both of the girls disappeared,not wanting anymore contact with him. I hobbled outside to water the garden.
Miss Annie put a note under Miss Mary’s door letting her know her was here visiting. Needless to say,she didn’t appear until AFTER he had left.
He left about 2 hrs later. We were all ( including hubby) relieved to see him go !