Thursday, July 31, 2008

Good news all around

Baby girl found a lump in her breast about 6 weeks ago. After numerous doctor visits, a scan, and two biopsis, the good news is that it is NOT cancer.
Very scary as she is only 17. We have one more visit to the breast specialist to see if it needs to be taken out, but she thinks that is highly unlikely.
Mean while my girlfriend is home after her op and the doctors think that they got all her cancer out. They will still give her chemo just to make sure by her prognosis is good.
So we are thanking the gods this week and hope that all our good news continues.
Wishing you all good new too.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

itchy fingers

On sunday we watched gardening australia and saw petes last episode. I think? He was so passionate about his vegie garden dear old hubby got quite motivated and got outside in the very cold and weeded the two raised garden beds ready for spring planting.
Now the only garden out the back that needs weeding is the pretty garden and that wont take all that long.
Its good when things start to happen, Its really starting to feel as though spring is comming now.
We are all getting itchy fingers and feel like they need to get dirty.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

60th birthday

Last night we went to a 60th birthday in Lock and stayed at the Lock pub. It was an enjoyable night and the room we stayed in was very nice with the bed being very comfortable.
The pub was built in 1917 and has always been a pub.
Breakfast was eggs on toast with bacon, sausage and grilled tomatoes.
Very yummy!
Enjoyed the break very much but was worried about my animals. Wonder son was home and locked up the chooks and geese last night.
He then let them out this morning and feed all the animals.
What a good boy.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

pendulum class

Today I ran a pendulum and chakra clearing workshop and it went very well. I thought I was going to run out of things to say and do, but as my friends know I never run out of things to say.
The three ladies in my class were all in their 50's and they were very nice. We all laughed and had a good time and they learnt alot.
We finished with a guided meditation that I made up as I went and it ended up being a very good one.
They loved it and told me all about the things they saw during their journey.
I will have to write it down and remember it for future ref
All in all a good day

Friday, July 25, 2008


Tomorrow I am teaching a class and I am a bit apprehensive. I have taught the class before a long time ago and I have got all the workbooks ready and can remember what it was I did then, but still I worry that I will run out of things to say.
The students have paid a substancial amount to be there and I want them to feel thats it was worth it.
This is just part of the journey, you not only are a student but you are also a teacher.
I just have to believe in myself and that is a very hard lesson for me.
On a brighter note even though its still cold, and the mornings foggy, the sun has started to break through and the days seem bright.
Maybe now I will be in a more happier mood and not so down all the time.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008


This morning I am feeling about 100 years old. I have not been sleeping and the cold is really settling into my bones.
I looked outside and realised that as the years progress I may not be able to keep up the lifestyle we have chosen.
We are very lucky to have the land we do and it takes alot of effort to maintain it.
No matter how sick or tired you are or how wet or cold it is you have to go and tend the animals.
I know that the problem won't be a major issue for a long time yet but still I ponder these things.
When the time comes will I have the heart to let it all go. 5 acres will be alot to look after when we are in our 70's and 80's. But then again will I live that long.
My girlfriend had her op yesterday and the doctors are very optimistic, so issues of life, death and illness have been on my mind.
A simple life isn't simple, its lots of work and because we have decided to live this way no one else really can help. At least we can go shopping for our friend and she can turn the ducted heating on when shes cold. If we got sick who will plant the vegies, cop the firewood and lock up the chooks everynight.
These are some of the things I am pondering today.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Monday madness

Well we did plant the fruit trees over the weekend, and dear old hubby trimmed the wings on the chooks because they flew into the garden and ate all my pea seedlings that were bigger than just seedlings and even had flowers on them. So no peas this year.
Its been very wet and I would like to ask the universe now to seed her rain to others that need it because we have had enough thank you.
Baby girl starts her dance teaching tonight and she is a little frightend but excited.
Girlfriend has her op today so hopefully tonight the news will be good and all cancer will be removed.
Please stop raining now
see ya

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Grumpy Sunday Morning

Its cold
Its wet
So I'm going back to bed

Saturday, July 19, 2008

busy saturdays

today is going to be busy but most of the day will be spent in the car going to various places.
So really not much is going to acually be accomplish.
dont you hate days like that, you are busy but you cant say all that much has been finished.
Hopefully tomorrow will be better

Friday, July 18, 2008

What a shock

My close friend whom I have known for about 15 years rang me on wednesday night to tell me she had been diagnoised with ovarian cancer and that on monday she will be having a total hysterectome.
she has been complaining of pains for about 8 months but doctors put it down to constipation pains, finally she ended up in hospital last weekend with sever pains and after an exploritory they found the cancer.
she had even ask the doctors if it could be ovarian cancer and they just fobbed her off.
Dont be put off, keep going to doctors until you find one that will listen and do the tests. Its your life

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

A new baby

We have a new baby in the family. We dont know if its a boy or a girl but its all white and woolly and very, very cute.
Its a new baby lamb and it was born overnight.
Hopefully its the first of three.

Monday, July 14, 2008

A new school term

School has started again for a new term and wonderson has started tafe for his apprienticeship.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

seussical the musical

Here we go again. The musical rehersals have begun and baby girl has to be at school today at one. Just bribed wonder son to take her as its too nice in the house to venture outside.
Once again she is one of the dancers and we have two months of after school and weekend rehersals to live through before three three nights of the acual show.
After that it will be the dancing school end of year concert and then christmas.
Where has the year gone?

Saturday, July 12, 2008

I learnt something new today

I am very excited. I learnt how to use the wood splitter and it is sooooo much easier than splitting wood with an axe. Now when we are running low on split wood I dont have to nag the boys, I can do it myself.
Going out to plant some trees now.
Have a good weekend everyone
see ya

Friday, July 11, 2008

The trees are here

The fruit trees have arrived from the diggers club and now I just have to find space for them.
I think this will be the last as I am running out of room and when they all start producing will run out of room to keep all the produce.
Still very cold and so had hot porrage for brekkie this morning, it has been raining all morning so I think the rest of today will be spent tucked up in bed reading.
Because I deserve it.
see ya

Thursday, July 10, 2008

The sun is shining

The weather is still cold and rainly and I have had a migrain threatening since Tuesday afternoon. Last night I took two tablets and whent to bed and this morning I feel groggy but I think the headach has gone. Heres hoping.
Not much happening here at the nest but the sun is shining and that is good.
I have been reading other blogs and all have been talking about the cost of fuel and food. Especiall the ones from the states, one lady mentions how at the supermarket a woman ahead of her had a trolly half full and some food tokens and was having a discussion about those tokens and in the end she had to put some things away and only left with two items instead of the 8 to 10 she had planned to purchase.
This is very sad and the worst is whatever happens in america soon rather than latter happens here.
I am really glade my vegie gardens are established now at least we can suppliment our diets from the produce I grow there. Last year we only bought fresh fruit as the trees are only 3 years old and dont produce much. But with every year their crops increase and soon I hope I wont even have to buy any fruit either.
But for now, At least the sun is shining.

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

a splash of colour

The first jonquils have come up for the year and the bright yellow really stands out in the garden. All this rain has been great but the pretty gardens need weeding and its just to wet and cold to be out there when there is a nice warm fire in here.
The weather has taken a turn with the temp being only a few degrees overnight and not much higher in the day. So we are staying inside and cooking lots of yummy comfort food for the boys to eat when they get home from work each day.
Todays menu will be italian sauages in a herb and garlic sauce but I havnt decided what will accompay them yet, maybe mashed potatoes and roast pumkin and carrots.

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

pumpkin soup

We had a busy weekend doing odd, little jobs that get forgotten and then become very important all of a sudden.
We moved the electric fence and fixed a hole in the permanet one so the sheep are now contained in the what we like to call the O.K. corral.
Yesterday it was very cold and wet and windy so I made some pumpkin soup.
I didnt follow a receipe and just followed my instincts, you know this might be good in it and it was.
So I have been told to write the receipe down so I dont forget it,
so here it is

Cut up your pumpkin, I had home grown butternut and used one and a half pumkins.
Put some olive oil and rosemarie in a oven dish and add pumpkin and garlic and roast for about 45 minutes or until tender
place pumking into a large pot and add stock.
I didnt have any stock but I did have a packet of spring vegitable soup mix so I added that and some vegita.
bring to boil and mash all the pumpkin up.
Then I added one can of coconut milk and let that simmer for about 15 minutes till the flavours mixed well.
I also sliced some home made bread and put it in the left over oil and put it in the oven till it crispt up.
I then cut up for crutons.
It was very yummy

Saturday, July 05, 2008

teenage daughters ll

After my rant yesterday baby girl, notice shes baby girl when shes good, was very good in the afternoon.
I had to get out of the house or I knew we would in up in an argument if l didn't. I went with dear old hubby to get parts and when I got back, I got a smile from baby girl and she had cleaned the kitchen and unpacked the dishwasher. Then after I showered she even cut my hair, even if a bit shorter than I wanted.
Which goes to show that I was right in the first place and she needed to go to sleep earlier in the evenings.
When will they learn that I (mother) knows best

Friday, July 04, 2008

teenage daughters

What is it with teenage girls. We had to be in town but 9.00am for a doctors appointment for her this morning. she knew this and I told her not to stay up half the night so that she would be able to get up in the morning.
So I got her up at 8.15 and she was a grumpy shit from then on.
I tried to make conversation in to town and in the doctors surgery but all I got were one word, or grunts, for anwers.
Because of the cost of fuel after we finished I told her that we would have to do a few things before we when home. I was not going to take her home and come back.
She knew this but was grumpy and the whole morning. It was like having a toddler again. After about an hour and a half of this I finally snapped and yelled at her, at which point I became the worst mother of all time according to her and she told me to stop abusing her as she hadnt done anything wrong.
So now apparently I need to see a shrink because I'm loosing it.
God save me from teenage daughters

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Family dinners

Yesterday baby girl had a make up class for dancing and I rang my sister in law to let her know that I would be visiting her for the two hours.
She lives only a few minutes away. She suggested that we stay for dinner so I got to her house a little after 4.o'clock and baby girl got there a little after 6. o'clock and wonder son and dear old hubby got there soon after that. We had a very nice dinner and had a good catch up. Their kids are younger than ours but they all get on really well and its good for them to spend time together and bond.
With busy lives we were unable to visit for all the birthdays so gifts were exchanged last night and it felt a bit like a party.
I look at the younger generation and wonder how there lives will progress, will they keep in touch. I know I have lost touch will my cousins because they all live so far away from me. I do wonder what is going on in their lives but having not had contact for so long its hard to make that first phone call.
All well yada yada such is life, we will talk again one day when life slows down I'm sure.

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Sleepy Tuesday

The weather is still very windy and cold but on the upside its wet too, so thats great.
We have now had the plastic for the igloo a week now and its frustrating that its not finished, but you cant put it up in this weather so I will have to wait.
School holidays are here and I am enjoying the sleep in, which I do need.
Will probably do some sewing in the next few days but for now just relaxing.
You relax too.