I see I last blogged back on Saturday and now it is Thursday already.
Where did that time go?
Life seems to be whizzing by in a series of wedding planning, coughing kids and daily stuff.
Matt from Switzerland arrived on Saturday.
Sunday morning Azzan didn’t want an ordinary breakfast.
So Daddy obliged and the children enjoyed hashbrowns, fish cakes and eggs on toast.
They were happy
I know there were beans processed on Sunday – cuz here is the photo
Sunday we also had fellowship and pottered around.
I had to get ready for town.
It was my last trip in for supplies before the wedding so I had to be relatively organised.
I had my alarm set for 5am.
Azzan had a coughing fit from 3:30am onwards.
But Mahalia and I left at 5:58am so had a good start on the day.
We got to Blenheim in time to go to the library to pick up a mountain of pre-ordered books for our next unit study before meeting my niece Sam.
She cut and coloured my hair in a friends salon.
We had lots of fun and I love what she did to my hair.
She had left over colour so I left her having fun with Mahalia.
I went off to an appointment with one of my accountants to have a brush up on my accountancy programme.
When I met up with them later they were sushied out and Hali had red streaks in her straightened hair.
Then Sam took me make-up shopping.
That was funny.
I haven’t worn make up in so many years!
So Hali ended up with red streaked, straightened hair AND wearing make-up as we trialed various skin colours etc.
Being the little princess that she is she loved it
After that we flew by Granny’s place – with Hali keeping her distance and visiting with Gran from afar as we didn’t want to pass on her cough.
Mum had a mobility scooter on trial.
So she gave us a demo – pretty nifty!
Trouble is – it is red.
And red goes faster – so watch out for Galloping Granny!!
She’ll be back to galavanting again before we know it!!
We stopped off at Slip Inn for a quick dinner and then over the hills to Nelson.
Met up with Alex – my next wwoofer who is coming tonight to help me this week with wedding preparations.
Then to John & Sally’s to crash out.
It was a long day.
Tues and Wed were filled with running all over town searching for the right ribbons, wedding accessories, consulting the florist, picking up catering supplies, etc, etc, etc.
I was thrilled to be referred to Willow Floral Design – Katrin was so helpful and obliging.
There were many texts and phone calls throughout the day between Sunni and me but I think we have most things sussed now.
Mahalia had an appointment with the orthodontist on Tues and now has the braces off her teeth.
We see him again in 3 months. That should give her teeth long enough to settle and see what the next game plan will be.
I was happy she go them off now – before the wedding photos!!
She spent a couple of hours Tues arvo and all day Wed with Sophie, her wee friend.
So she was very happy not to be dragged about with me for the day.
I was too as it gave me freedom to zip around town and do all I needed to.
I had an apointment with caci on Wed to have some moles removed from my face.
One had been bleeding when I knocked it and was becoming a nuisance so my doctor recommended I go here.
Turns out they are not really moles but they have some other name fibro something… and become more common on faces as you get older – the Dr told me he does lots of women of my age.
I had a major load on board to come home with.
The Safari was full to the roof in the back.
Just enough room to load Hali in.
We put some air in the tyres, diesel in the tank, food in our tummies and headed home around 7pm.
Got to Waterfall about 9:30pm and unloaded a vast majority of the gear there to be stashed away for the wedding and then home to find all were in bed.
Tim popped Hali into bed and then helped me to unpack the vehicle.
Then we talked a bit.
I caught up on emails and chilled out and unwound.
Got to bed just before 1am.
Then got woken by Azzan at 3am.
He was having a major coughing spell and was up and down any times to spit up.
Then Tim was up at 5am.
I had to get up to give Anson instructions on where to go in town and what to do for me.
Then Tim and the guys headed off out grubbing weeds for the morning.
I never bothered going back to bed.
Seb’s boat came in so I hurridly dressed and went down to see him.
Then the children and I had breakfast and since then I have been doing loads of washing and encouraging Azzan along with his room tidying.
I’m home again