Thursday, June 27, 2013

We're back

Actually, we had the Internet connected over a week ago but have been crazy busy. School assignments are the bane of my existence. I have a few things to catch you up on, but it is late and I still have to walk Milo, so I'll just tell you about our weekend away.

On Friday afternoon, after work, we packed the car and headed out of town and up into the hills for a church weekend away. I usually shop, clean and wash on the weekends, so adjustments and sacrifices had to be made, but it was well worth it. Talbingo is a couple of hours away, almost at the snow, on the edge of Talbingo Dam and it is beautiful. It can be cold, but we had sparkling weather.

Great Bible teaching, fellowship, circus skills for the kids, walking, running and playing made for a refreshing time away. I'd like to visit again.

Tomorrow is the last day of school for Bethany and Toby (Joss finished yesterday) and my last day of work for four days. Best of all, Tim, Shona and their many little people are coming tomorrow evening! I can't wait.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Still offline

Progress has been made, we have three boxes attached to the house, but we are not yet connected. Perhaps this week? We're happy to wait since we are getting the NBN, super fast Internet! 
There has been lots going on. Bethany had a friend over on our long weekend Monday, Toby and Joss came home from PY Winter Camp exhausted but elated and Bethany helped me at the Muddi Markets. I'm looking forward to being able to share it all without using my phone!

Sunday, June 9, 2013

The Long Weekend

A long weekend is just what we need. Joss and Tobes have gone away and left us with just Bethany. They have gone to Presbyterian Youth (PY) Winter Camp. Toby is at Deer Park just south of Sydney and Joss at Stanwell Tops, near Wollongong. Bethany is enjoying having us to herself.
There was no sleeping late yesterday morning as we had our yearly shift rosters on the egg and bacon roll stand at the Farmers' Markets. It was very cold and foggy, we thought no one was going to come out on such a morning, but there were brave folk and then the fog lifted and we sold everything! Wagga Cycling Club doesn't need to have members selling chocolates because bacon and egg rolls at the Farmers' Markets every month do the trick!
We were on with lovely people and had fun until Andrew git a nasty burn on his hand. There was a doctor among us, though as an obstetrician, burns aren't really his thing. He gave good advice, though, and the burn is much better than expected.I am almost ready to call my obstetrician by his first name because he is just a regular person. There is just something about the person who helps you deliver your babies.
After church today, Muddi Markets. Then, I can relax! And clean the house.....

Monday, June 3, 2013

The Great Gatsby

The cinema smells like stale popcorn, not an especially enticing aroma, but as cinemas have always smelt that way, it's nostalgic. Wagga's cinema isn't small and independent, but somehow it reminds me of going to funny little cinemas like the one at Avoca, where I saw The Jewel in the Nile and Legend, or Roseville, where I saw The Princess Bride.
I don't think I am going to remember going to The Great Gatsby so many years later, but we did have fun dressing up and going for coffee afterwards. It wasn't a bad film, I just wasn't thrilled by it. It was disconcerting to see lots of Australian actors and Jack Thompson's accent was very unexpected! I won't bore you with what was changed or left out but will just say that the costumes were great and I enjoy an evening out with friends.
Kristy wore her beautiful, new, red cloche and I wore a dress I bought at a funny little shop in Chatswood, called Entity, in the late eighties when I was in year 10,11 or 12. I remember standing on the train station, wearing this dress into the city during the day. Teenagers don't mind a bit of overdressing.