Friday, June 22, 2012

I thought I had taken just a short break from blogging so imagine my surprise when I jumped on here and discovered I had not posted anything since November last year!  I have so many blogs to catch up on and so many stories to tell.  But I'm in the mood to read all of your stories first. So I'm going to do that right now.  Back soon....I promise!

Thursday, November 10, 2011


Pageants have never been huge here in Australia but they are now taking off and my daughters are ecstatic!  I know pageants are quite popular in the US so do any US mums have any advice for me?

Friday, September 9, 2011

Stop crashing around me!

I don't know why but people always seem to crash their cars around me.  There were the 3 at the same intersection while I was standing right there (one even flipped onto its roof).  Or the time I was looking in my rearview mirror as a chick came around the corner and took out a pole.  Or the one who clipped the other one while on the roundabout I was also on.  Now there was a huge prang just outside my house.  5 ambulances were needed.  I don't want to see any more car crashes!  People, stay safe!  Watch where you're going, obey the speed limit and take care out there.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Hurray for Handbags

While being pushed around in my wheelchair the other day I suddenly I realised I was at the perfect height for checking out other people's handbags.  I started to think about how different each bag was and got all giddy looking at all the different designs.  But it made me think, and that's where you come in.  I would like a pic of your handbag along with the reason why you bought it.  Was it the size, convenience, material, or price?  Did you buy it because it was designer or because your favourite celebrity had one?  Or was it love at first sight?  Come on ladies, help a poor invalid out and give me a squizz at your bag.  I am so curious.  And please, be honest!

Oops I did it again...

You may remember I tried out for the roller derby team last year only to wreck my knee on the first night.  Well this time I exceeded all expectations of my clumsiness.  I went to the snow and broke my leg in 3 places.  Not skiing or doing anything fun like that, just I'm wondering if I have osteoporosis or something equally as sinister.  I probably could have handled it if it were a simple cast job.  But I had to have surgery on it and screws were inserted.  It has been quite painful and a challenge to get around. 

This is a pic of what my foot looked like after the operation but before they put the full cast on.  Please get rid of this page if you are squeamish.

  It looks like that on the other side too.  And because of this I have an important message.  Be grateful for your feet ladies!  You never know when you might not have them anymore.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Brain Overload

I think my brain has overloaded.  I am reading all these lovely posts from fellow bloggers about the great things they are doing and I can't think of a single thing to say. That is why I haven't blogged for a while. I didn't want to bore everyone to tears.  But now I'm doing it anyway in the hope that the sheer act of writing something will unleash a torrent of unbelievably smart and witty content......looks like I've totally failed :(

Friday, July 8, 2011

First Plane Trip

Three out of my four kids went on their first plane trip yesterday.  We had such a great time.  It is so much fun watching their expressions and seeing them so excited.  Miss 13 was a little nervous (not at all helped my Miss 11 constantly pointing out plane crash stories for the last 2 weeks) but she put on a brave face and actually relaxed and enjoyed it after a while.  I am so proud of her.  Of course Mr 8 was the usual bundle of energy but at least he didn't cause too much trouble.  I was half expecting to be escorted from the plane but he was well behaved and had a great time.  He is looking forward to going again!  Unfortunately he seems to have inherited my ears....oh my gosh they were so sore as the plane was descending.  I was chewing gum so hard I thought my teeth might detach from my gums!  If any of you lovely ladies have a tip on how to make your ears behave normally while in a plane, please let me know....and quickly because Mr 8 is bouncing off the walls in anticipation of another trip!