Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Happy Birthday Tony!

Tuesday 25th March, 2014

Happy Birthday to my love.  I love you and hope your day is as wonderful as you!

Monday, March 24, 2014

I'm Back!!!!

Monday 24th March, 2014

Hey there it's me!!  No, I haven't fallen off the twig and I haven't been sick.  I just want my life back the way it was.  Now don't get me wrong.  I LOVE my husband but with him being home 24/7 I just can't get into a routine no matter how hard I try.   It's just like I am on a permanent holiday.

We are hardly ever home, most days we are out doing something, whether it be appointments, buying something for the house or getting quotes on work we want doing.  When we get home I don't want to do anything, I just flop into my chair in front of the TV.  I am so not used to running around any more.....I prefer the sedentary life.

The days we are home we have had workman in doing some work around the house.  We finally had the kitchen finished and we've also had the pavers in the courtyard replaced.  Now we are waiting on the guy to come and lay a new floor in our hallway.  

old pavers being removed

new pavers being laid

finished courtyard

It took us more than a week to clean up after the kitchen was finished.  We had to do a total spring clean, washing ceilings, walls, windows, curtains, light fittings and cleaning out every single cupboard in the kitchen and display units.  

Due to the ultra violet rays of the sun, the carpet in front of the sliding doors to the courtyard has rotted.  We did have a rather large piece of off cut carpet but when Tony got it out it wasn't as big as what we thought. 

Knowing that I wouldn't be happy to have the carpet joined in several places we decided on a new floor.  We couldn't decide whether to put tiles down or a floating wood floor.  In the end we decided that the wood floor might be the way to go.

Another reason was also our weather has been perfect the last few weeks.  We are into Autumn now and even though we have the cooler nights the days are just glorious and we have been enjoying them by being outdoors. 

I can't believe that I last posted well over a month ago.  That's how fast time is flying by.  Maybe it's also because we have been really busy. I can see that things will quieten down and I will be able to post here more regularly.  Winter will be here before we know it and we won't be going out as often.

We have seen Katie, if only for a few hours.  Taylor rung me and asked if Katie could come to her place for a sleepover.  Apparently they had been 'talking' to one another via Facebook and had arranged the sleepover.  As Kahra and Jodi are not the greatest of 'friends' it was up to us to pick Katie up and drop her off.

She leads a very busy life too.  As Darrin said to me, "We hardly see her anymore, she is hardly ever home and when she is we have to make an appointment to see her".  She has taken up dancing and is still doing her Karate.  She is busy at school, she even has to do homework this year which has been a shock to her.  She is a team captain at school and told us that she may not do choir this year as she is too busy....lol.

Taylor and Katie spent a lovely weekend together.  On the Sunday we had arranged to pick Katie up early so that we could spend some time with her but as with all good plans they went out the window.  In the end we took both Taylor and Katie to the Garden of Unearthly Delights, something which Jodi had promised to do with them.

Today is a rare day that we are spending at home.  Tony has a doctors appointment later on today and I thought I would stay home and get some of the laundry done.  It is so bad we had to go out yesterday and buy us some clothes to wear.......hahahaha, just kidding.  

We did buy some new clothes but they're mostly much needed winter ones.  Now I have to have a sort through, I haven't got enough clothes hangers on which to hang these new ones.