Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Back again so soon?

I nearly forgot my username it has been that long.

I debated keeping this blog; it has been filled with so many things that, a year later, do not matter in the slightest. But, it is what it is; so back I am.

It's been a HECK of a year. I feel as though I am a completely different person; and that things around me will never be the same.

It's not a 'bad' different; but it is different.

I am getting big into the Christmas thing this year; if I have nothing else, it will be a fantastic Christmas.

More to come. But, 2011, for me, will be about me and MY family. It's time.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Back to front

I'm up at 3am and am going to bed at 8pm. It's doing my head in, but I can't seem to stay awake!

On the plus side; I am catching right up on peoples blogs!

Saturday, May 1, 2010


Ok, so it's been awhile. I'm more than happy to be writing to nobody and I'm really happy to want to start blogging again.

It's been a big few months! We have moved, the kids went back to school, I went back to work full time and dad got a transplant.

The transplant and all it's glory since will be updated at my other blog 'Liverinitup' when I can muster that up - I don't want to live the two simultaneously anymore. They are separate issues and have different aspects of my heart and attention.

For now - some of the things we have been doing. And you can see that no children were harmed during the 'Liver Era'.
C had a Birthday!

R got his face painted (Duh)

R's first school concert!!

We went swimming
Put up the Christmas tree

Had a Boxing Day fire (in the old house!!)

Had a 'scary' Birthday Party (apparently they are Dry bones and King Boo out of some DS game)

Had a set of Tonsils out

Mum and I shared a Birthday

Someone got a bit tired riding his bike (with NO TRAINING WHEELS)

Made an Easter hat

Did some tree climbing at the farm

Teased life out of the dog on Easty Sunday

And Auskick started back (C is allowed to play for the first time!)

Going back through these photos has really shown me that it hasn't been all bad. In fact, some has been wonderful. Some of these times will always be remembered with a hint of sadness because Dad missed most of these - but at the end of the day, they are still times *we* had and even sometimes, had a lot of fun with.

I feel grown up. Settled, content. Not everything has fallen back the way it was before for me; not with family, some friends, myself.

But it's ok. The bits are still together and, in fact, they may be in a better place than they were before.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Finally; I do it

I have been wanting and wanting to come back here over the last few weeks, but you know what? I just haven't had it. Finally though, I write.

My life was so....overwhelmed by what was going on with my father (you can read more of that here) that I just didn't have it in me to do much of anything outside that.

Things at the new house are just lovely. There are boys the same age as the boys, they spend most of their lives outside!!

Most things are done; there are a few photos/pictures that I need to get time to put up, but instead, I've been pottering about the garden. I've decided to start making me a bit more of a priority and less of my father and what is going on with him. So, I have started walking again and trying to eat better; all being in aid of making me feel more 'able' and 'with it'. It's only early days yet, but I am slowly starting to feel better.

R turned the big 7 - it was a bit of a mess because Dad was in hospital that morning and his soiree at our house backfired a little when a set of twins couldn't come because she'd broken her arm; but he enjoyed the attention and his cake. He got a DS (finally he says!!) and has been enjoying it in small doses. I do not want him growing up with his whole life in front of the computer; being outside (I have learnt ) is good for the body and the soul.

C is off to his own hospital on Friday; we're getting tonisils out. After tooing and froing and upping and downing, we have reached the decision to pull them out. He gets nasty doses of tonsilitis regularly and the ENT is Dr Bernie - the same one who has done R's ears. So, there's a hospital stay for us Friday night! Quite frankly, I'm even half looking forward to it - there'll be nothing for me to do!

Outside that, it's all very same old same old.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Settling in

It's weird. We've been here a little over a week; and it feels like home already. This house has a great energy attached to it.

We have started to meet the neighbours. We're now in a court of about 8 houses, and apparently it's a lovely place to live with lovely neighbours right the way through.

There is Margaret & Eddie - a lovely Scottish couple who are in their mid 60's. He adores kids and seems very 'grandfatherly'. They have 2 daughters with children of their own and they love playing grandparents with them here; particularly as there are so many younger boys in the street.

Andy & Kate live across the road; they have 2 boys (Joesph and Peter) and I think they are a little like the Flanders' flock. Not that it bothers me - but it would be nice to have a couple like Mark & Di to have a few laughs with. Who knows, we still might.

There is Chris next door - I don't know much about him.

So there are more to meet and lots more to do.

It's good though; to turn into your driveway and smile at what you have.

I might even take some photos tomorrow; it's only been three thousand years.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Peace and quiet

You know how some days you are ridiculously flat out; but you get to the end and thoroughly enjoy it? Well, that was me today.

I was up super early this morning and headed into work to finish all the things I had to do. Then, came home and took Connor down to the doctors to have his four year old immunisations. With everything that has been going on lately, I completely forgot about them!!

I then came home and got stuck right into this house. I have sorted and am happy with 3 rooms furniture and 'purpose' wise - I just need to unpack trinkets to give them a bit of 'us' to them. But I will take photos when I am done.

Settlement happened yesterday - and what a joke that was. We were meant to settle at 11; we get a phone call at 10 to say that OUR BANK wanted more money from us - $345.60 to be precise - and we needed to have a bank cheque in the city by 11am for settlement.

So G goes to the ANZ BANK and gets an ANZ BANK CHEQUE that is payable to ANZ. Then drives the 40 minutes into the city. If that's not pathetic....

I'm looking forward to pottering. I need it and I need to do it!!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Oh I know, it's scary!!

Two posts in like 2 days; something must be off it's axis!

I've been thinking alot about this blog and whether or not I should keep it. I like the outlet it gives me, but honestly? I am SICK of this blog being about livers. Bloody livers. And, I imagine so are most of you.

So; I have started another blog here. It's called livernitup - I figure if you can't have a stab at some irony, then there's no point really!! It, like this, is more for me; and hopefully, it might provide some Aussies some insight into what happens. Because, I can't seem to find a whole lot on what people go through with liver disease in Australia - and I hope that if someone in my shoes stumbles across it - they might not feel so alone.

In other news; I am on HOLIDAYS FOR AN ENTIRE WEEK AS OF TOMORROW!!! Well, I have to work tomorrow, but after that - I AM HERE FOR A WEEK!!!!

Can you tell I couldn't care less??

So, my not-so-new-years resolution? To keep this blog liver free. Or, at the very least; liver minimal.

If you're interested in my father and what goes on, check it out; otherwise, you can ignore it and just read this! Or, alternatively, again, you can shut this window down too; promise I wont' take it personally!!!

Monday, January 11, 2010

I'm here...

Except I have very little internet, I've moved house, we had a fire, the dishwasher blew up and the bird is gone.

I'll be back in another week or so; provided my internet supplier pull their fingers out!!!