Saturday, 21 September 2013

Happy Weekend everyone!

Hi everyone :)

I just thought I'd put my head in and say a huge hello.
Woke up all excited this morning thinking that we might take the Americas cup today...
but alas today was not the day.

I'm off to a gig soon... out of town on a not so nice (weather wise) night.

What are you all up to?

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Time off

Hi guys.

I've had "time off"... time off blogging (yes...AGAIN)... time off singing (our drummer's been away for a few weeks, so it's been a lovely time of "free weekends")...  and just time off everything, it's been lovely.

Our band is back into it this weekend though (I actually thought we had another week off, oops).. and to tell you the truth, there is a "small" part of me that has missed being out there, entertaining people... so will be great fun to be back.

It's been really nice kicking back and watching the Americas cup too!  Team Emirates New Zealand have been going great guns and hopefully we'll see them take the cup away... that would be the icing on the cake!

We had an awesome family time just last weekend, as it would have been my Dads 61st birthday, but his first in Heaven! We missed him like mad, but we took flowers up to the grave, sang happy birthday so loud that I'm sure he would have heard it up above the clouds!  Then we had some real gut wrenching cries and snotty tears.... but it was lovely to be together... and to love and support each other on Dads birthday.

We all then went and stayed at my brothers house, ate a banquet bbq... steak, chops, sausages, potato bake, kumara salad... ohhhh heavenly! Couldn't even fit pudding in!  Then we blobbed in the spa pool even though it was a blustery old night... and watched the All Blacks beat South Africa!

Then it was marae styles... mattresses out in the lounge, and just loving each others company.

My kids just LOVE being with their cousins... they'd live there if I let them! haha.

What have you guys been up to?  (perhaps I better get back into some blog reading and will find out!!)... Hugs to you all xx

Thursday, 12 September 2013

A year ago today

On this day, last year I wrote this post HERE..............
Not knowing it would be my Dads last birthday (on Earth anyway).
Not knowing that we would only have another 3mths with him before he went to heaven....

I love my Dad.
I miss him dreadfully.
I will go to Kaitaia this Saturday and put some flowers on his grave on what would have been his 61st birthday.

Monday, 2 September 2013

My crazy morning

Crazy morning started like this.... woke up.. got household ready for the day.. send Asher down to open the gate for Cindy (car pooling friend who also doubles as my hairdresser!) who was on morning pick ups..
breakfast done, washing hung (hubby says I should have hung them in the shed as its going to rain...thanks Warren Hickey weatherman I say being smart and telling him its a breautiful day) lunches packed, teeth brushed, ready for school/daycare..
 Hubby getting ready for his ultrasound appointment, Son tells me its actually ME on morning pickups this morning.. I panic as am only half dressed/ready..quick dress up.. hurried goodbyes to hubby.. back in the door to pick up forgotten jackets etc, hubby has just realised he has eaten breakfast when he should be NBM..arrgh..(radiology lady NOT impressed).. so he's out the door ready for work.. I start the van and back out.. almost into Cindy who's ACTUALLY on mornings (thanks Asher organiser).. she takes Ash.. I realise that hubby can take little child to daycare as it's on his way..and save me a trip into town...we change carseats over, say goodbye (again) to daughter and husband...only to find that his car battery is flat...
we jumpstart his car.. they head off... Sargey dog and I stare at each other because suddenly the silence is deafening!!! haaha. So Im enjoying a lovely quiet cuppa tea, then off to feed the horses and hang the washing in the garage like weatherman husband suggested... since its started showering a little!!!
  .... Hows YOUR morning been??