We all kept thinking it was Friday – so felt we had lost a day
We were all really tired so were a bit more chilled out.
I stayed in bed a while and read my book.
Then decided to have a soak in our bath.
I normally don’t have baths these days cuz the spa calls louder.
But I had been given some delicious looking bath melts by a special friend who will be totally mortified when she reads what happened.
I ran a big hot bath and dissolved a bath melt.
Then spent the next couple of hours leisurely lapping up the luxury of a soak with a book.
Of course I got many interruptions during that time because as all mothers know, as soon as you disappear into the bathroom or toilet or to the phone the kids just have to talk to you!
When my book was finished I pulled out the plug, stood up and reached for my towel.
However, I did not take into consideration that the bath melts which left my skin feeling delicious were also rather oily and had left the bath with an oil film.
So when I reached for my towel my feet slipped out from under me and I very inelegantly crash landed into the bath hitting various parts of me as I went down and taking my lovely warm dry clean towel into the water with me.
At the same time because of the shock of the fall both my calves went into violent cramps.
I hurt my wrist really badly so spent the rest of the day nursing it along.
As Murphy’s Law decrees there was no one around to get me another towel despite them all knocking on the door for the previous 2 hours!!
I was really annoyed with myself for doing such a stupid thing as I was actually doing what everyone has been telling me.
De-stressing and taking some time out for myself.
Tim is threatening to wrap me in bubble wrap and tie me to my bed!!
Tim and the guys have been fencing most days.
The boys are proudly displaying their blisters with macho pride.
They are a great bunch to have around.
Bright, willing and fun.
There has been a lot of laughter caused through language differences.
We are all supposedly English speakers but the use of words is vastly different between countries.
Anson came in laughing over a conversation between Michael & Tim.
Michael walked up the hill and said,
‘Hey Tim, what’s cracking?’
Tim replied ‘Crack? I don’t do crack. Do you do crack?‘
Michael was like ‘Oh no, I’ve done it again‘!!
It has been raining on and off all week and through the weekend.
Aidy decided to go to town for a couple of days so headed off early Sunday morning.
We all just blobbed out.
The 3 guys slept in till early arvo.
Graham came down and we had fellowship.
It was really interesting cuz Nathan was talking about something and Azzan (7) very seriously asked him if he was talking about convergent evolution.
We were all pretty gob smacked because he then proceeded to give us a pretty good description of what it was. I certainly learnt something that I hadn’t known before!!
Shani went off hunting with Anson in the afternoon.
While she was away I discovered that her room which she had assured me was clean and tidy was most definitely up to my standards by a long shot.
Mahalia graciously offered to clean her room.
So we both got stuck in with cleaning stuff and vacuum cleaner and gave it a total make over.
Elizabeth arrived just as we were finishing so helped make her bed up.
She had braved the weather in her wee car and managed to get almost to the door.
It has been 15 years since she was last here – so lovely to have her.
The kids really enjoyed her company.
When Shanni got home she was most bemused that we had had to clean as she was so sure it was all good
I had mentally allocated the next two days to doing school work with the children and getting their project finished as we are all very ready to move on to the next topic.
However, plans changed big time.
Sunday night I got a call from the real estate agent to say we had an offer on Mum’s house.
That meant I had to find some way to get paper signed.
I do not have a fax and it was going to mean a 6 hour trip to town just to do it.
I had been given a scanner recently though which I had not had time to try and get hooked up with my computer.
I tried it late that night but to no avail.
So Monday morning was spent trying to figure out what to do.
Elizabeth and Nathan were big helps.
Nathan got Mum’s computer together and working.
She had bought a new printer scanner not long before she died.
Elizabeth was able to figure out all the rest.
So I was downloading all the paper work which was emailed through.
Then I did all the signing.
Then she was scanning it and transferring it by memory stick back to my computer and then we were able to send it all back.
There was a lot more to it though so basically dealing with all this caused me to loose a complete day to battling technology and heaps of phone calls.
I was so tired and frustrated by the end of it.
But also pleased that I had avoided yet another trip to town.
I did suggest to the kids that they could begin making covers for their Cinderella projects.
Mahalia was really the only one who did.
Shanni wasn’t feeling 100% so she blobbed out on the couch and read her book most of the day.
Elizabeth bought out her violin after lunch and Azzan had fun having a go.
He has been pestering me for ages to learn the violin so it was a good chance for him to try and see what it is all about.
Tuesday morning was spent in the kitchen.
I made so many different things.
Some to eat that day and other things to leave for the guys.
We managed to get things done and the kids packed their gear ready for our trip away.
Elizabeth was a great help in the kitchen.
She had to leave mid afternoon.
It had been raining more so Anson towed her car up the hill.
I was also getting very stressed & upset by other issues going on and not coping terribly well.
The rest of my day was spent trying to get ready for town and holiday and fielding multitudes of phone calls.
At 10 I went to look for my sleeping bag.
I was sure it was up in the attic cupboard.
I got a torch to go hunt but Tim would not let me climb the stairs.
He was terrified I was going to fall and hurt myself again.
So he went fossicking and found it.
Every time I put my foot on the stair he would tell me off
I finally managed to fall in to bed around 11pm.