Friday, February 29, 2008


Oh. So. Tired.


And so very glad that I now have nice comfortable flat shoes to wear to work instead of those horrible boots I was wearing before. They may look good but my feet didn't like them much! Of course, now everyone has suddenly grown an inch and a half... it may not sound like much but it's noticeable when you're only 5'4"...

Bring on the weekend!!!!!!!!!

xx J.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Happy dancing

I got my refund today! Should be able to pay off the CC and change it to a Debit one. Wooohooo!!!

Very busy at work - fully booked most of this week. Still, only one day to go!

The house is still looking like a non-incendiary bomb has hit it (can you have one of those???) so I fear this weekend will be busy too.

Well, at least the washing is out and I have clean dishes (and benches) for breakfast so perhaps I should be thankful for small mercies!

xx J.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Think Pink!

Attention all stitchers! Check out this great prize on the Stitch Pink Blog!

xx J.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008


I think that Tuesday night is now officially "nothing AT ALL on telly night". No more NCIS, Numb3ers, Monarchy or even Dancing with the Stars! (Yes, I realise for some of you that last one may be scraping the bottom of the barrel, but I like it. Blame my mother - she started it!)

What will I do now???

More Stargate??? Hire a DVD?? Read??

Or, shock horror, do some housework??????????

Maybe I'll just go to bed early... :p

xx J.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

On my own two feet

Well, I am feeling much better today - I think a combination of rest, full meals and time has really helped. And thanks to those people who have emailed, MSNed me and left comments to let me know you were thinking of me. I appreciated it very much.

One added bonus to being ill was that I would miss the swimming sports. It wasn't deliberate - just excellent timing. But, alas, it was not to be. For, on Friday, it rained. And was cold. And windy. So the sports have been moved to tomorrow. When it will also be cold, wet and windy. I wonder how many times we can cancel the thing????

Anyway, we shall see what happens... wish us luck!

xx J.

Saturday, February 23, 2008


Yes, at long last the intrepid traveller has come home. Big cuddles and kisses all round...


"I want to watch something Mummy"
"We're watching the car race"
"But I want to watch my show"

I suppose I wasn't all that interested in the Clipsal 500 after all...

And I probably really don't want to know how many times I have seen the Wiggles Movie.

Although considering I know all the songs and can quote most of it, I'd say it was a fair few times.

Oh well. As long as it's not The Fairies I suppose I'll still at least have some brain cells!!! (Those of you who have little girls will know exactly what I mean there... :) )

xx J.

Friday, February 22, 2008

While I have been ill...

...I have:

  • watched almost TWO seasons of Stargate SG1
  • watched Oprah - more than once :o
  • slept in
  • read for more than 5 minutes without interruption
  • taken useless medication
  • tried not to think about work :)
TG comes home tomorrow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

xx J.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Absence makes the heart grow fonder

I have been remiss in blogging recently. Here I am to explain my absence...

On Sunday I woke up at 5 am feeling like this...

And it wasn't just a little bit - the room was SPINNING....


People who have known me since before this blog began will know that this is not the first time this has happened...

Although, according to my GP, this time it is a virus and he is "not too worried". Well, bully for him... :) I suppose I should have more faith in the medical profession. I have had all the necessary tests done and should have some more idea tomorrow.

Anyway, the room stopped spinning sometime overnight Sunday night - and now I feel like one of these...

Let's hope I can put one foot safely in front of the other soon.... lol

And driving myself around would be nice.

Luckily TG's wonderful grandparents (all of them!) came to the rescue and she is currently sojourning with Grandma J and having a great time by all accounts! :) She even got to go to Bunnings, which is, of course, the epitome of all shopping expeditions and everything a little girl dreams of... :)

I wonder if she will want to come home???

xx J.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Debt Free!!!!!!!!

Well, sort of... except for the CC and the mortgage of course...

I went to the accountant today to get my tax done (yes, I *do* know that I'm a bit late) and it seems that this will be the year that I finally pay off my HECS debt! Wooohoooo!!!!!!

And I might even get a refund as well.

My Goodness... How unusual....

xx J.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008


"I asked Nanna Fejo what she would have me say today about her story. She thought for a few moments then said that what I should say today was that all mothers are important. And she added: ‘Families—keeping them together is very important. It’s a good thing that you are surrounded by love and that love is passed down the generations. That’s what gives you happiness.’ "

As quoted by Kevin Rudd in his speech today.

TG got lots of hugs today...

xx J.

PS. Have uploaded some photos. Click here for the getting ready photos, and here for the wedding ones. Enjoy!

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Wedding photos

Just a few to keep you all going. It was a great day and I will blog about it gradually during the week. Enjoy!

xx J.

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Friday, February 08, 2008


Well, the big day is almost upon us... I have pink nails (fingers AND toes) and have very little time before I am put to work... Such is life... *sigh*

BTB is going slightly? nuts and we are all off to Lavender Farm Very Soon. I am hoping that once we get there she will RELAX - but I am not holding out much hope! Wish us luck!

xx J.

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Notes from today

  • Primary school still feels like more fun than Secondary school
  • Choosing a Beanie Kid for someone else is tricky
  • Melbourne really does have all four seasons in one day
  • No matter how hungry you are - you still feel stuffed full after one dish at the Pancake Parlour
  • There are far too many Beanie Kids
  • Small children do not like being woken up - even by Grandma
  • Late night shopping is eerie but much more satisfying then shopping during the day
  • Small children seem to actually like McDonald's
  • Smiggle stationery is expensive but really, really nice
  • It is difficult to find ladies black cushion foot socks in a size 8-11 (or in any colour for that matter)
  • It is possible to park at a busy shopping centre without hitting another car - I did it twice today... :)
  • High heels are not good for flat feet
  • Not all Beanie Kids are cute
  • Life is much more fun when you have friends to share it with :)

xx J.

Monday, February 04, 2008

Hen's night - a (mostly) photo essay...

We all started off at the Bride-To-Be's house. Well, most of us... one person's husband had jumped into the surf earlier with his (electronic) car keys in his pocket so it took her a while to get to us...

And then off we went to the Empress for a great dinner. BTB seemed to enjoy herself...

And some people turned up with some interesting items for the 'marriage survival kit'. Not only were there the traditional pink fluffy handcuffs and massage oil, but also panadol (to avoid those pesky headaches...) and THESE knickers... :O

Then, after the obligatory bright pink sparkly veil and flashing sash were donned (with the also usual protestation from BTB!) we headed off to Bimbos for more drinks and chocolate pizza! YUM!

I couldn't fit everyone in the photo so here's the person that got cut off... :)

And here is BTB looking daggers at me - good shot I thought.... :P

Chief Bridesmaid brought out the dare cards and much hilarity ensued. We hardly did any of them of course - but they *were* funny. BTB was dared to slap a bloke on the bottom and say "looking good there!".

The bouncer was quite appreciative.

After this we headed off to the Night Cat - noisy but FUN! Except for the sleazy bloke that kept trying to pick up BTB. There's always one... *sigh* But we did get rid of him eventually.

Then it was off to sit outside, have a drink and catch our breath while BTB and another of the girls did a dare each. The bloke enjoyed his nice friendly hug - and yes, that's ALL.

We split up and some headed off to more clubbing, some to home, and the rest of us went to a hotel for the night. What a great idea! Way to go Second Bridesmaid!

A shot of the morning after. Apparently this is what the BTB felt like as well...

And I couldn't resist an arty architecture shot - SORRY! - what do you all expect?? After all, we were on the tenth floor...

We had a great night and I think I even got more sleep than I usually get.

But I am still so very very tired. But, must get energetic as it all starts again on Friday for The Wedding :O

Wish us luck!

xx J.

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Quite possibly asleep...

We are safely home.

TG is asleep (I may also be... :) )

Hen's night was fun and the Bride To Be had a hangover this morning so all was as it should be...

I will give a more full report tomorrow.... but here are a few pics to whet your appetite... :P

xx J.

Friday, February 01, 2008


The first week of work is OVER! Woohooo! I always hate the first week because it always takes me a little while to get into the swing of things.

Oh, and getting up early too, of course...

It is only one week until the Big Day! Yes, The Wedding of the Year (and possibly the century!) is happening next Saturday. So that means that the Hen's night is being held tomorrow night. I cannot reveal too much - but there will be some small slight revenge.... :P But only slight - We are all ten years older than MY hen's night... and perhaps a tiny bit more sensible... :)

This means of course that I have to stay up past ten pm and have a good time... Can I do it??? Will it be possible for me to drink a glass of wine and stay awake??? Will I remember to wear sensible (but stylish!) shoes so I don't complain about my feet??? Will I just get over it???? LOL

All will be revealed in the next episode.... same bat time same bat channel.... stay tuned!

xx J.