Wednesday, December 19, 2007

6 more sleeps.....

OMG! There's only 6 more sleeps!! *wails* I'm not ready!! Well, I kinda am but not really. It just seems to have crept up w-a-a-a-y too soon this year. Might have something to do with the fact that it's my turn to host? Not sure. All I know is that my youngest sister and her family are on their way up the freeway as I type (yippee!), my mum arrives on Saturday and we're good to go then. Bring on the feasting, baby!

A has been on leave for a week now......any takers?? Seriously, he's gonna drive me batty before the holidays are over! Thankfully school hasn't finished.....yet. 2 more days, as J reminds me. He's keeping count. NOT that he's doing anything at school now, they had an excursion to the movies today, watching DVD's tomorrow and having a full-school trip to the pool on Friday. What a life! We never did anything like that when I was a kid.

N has her final day at preschool tomorrow.....I'm a bit sad. Yet more proof that my baby is growing up. That and the losing of the baby teeth. She's lost her second one now. She's all excited to be starting "big school" in January, in fact she thought she was starting next week. After Santa comes. Coz that's what we told her. Oops....didn't think that one through!

On the festive front, I've got my tree up (now I know why Mum always preferred to do it while we were at school!), got the house lights up, started on the wrapping....have to retrieve the kids layby on Friday so guess what I'll be doing all weekend?? Yep, wrapping. D'oh. That's what I get for leaving it to the last minute, I suppose.

How about you? All done??

Sunday, December 09, 2007

Aargh!! December, where did you come from??

I blinked, and here I am in December! A arrived home on Saturday after 3 weeks away with work.....and boy, am I glad to have another adult in the house! You don't realise how nice it is having someone around until they're not. Just the little things, inane conversations, general sounding-board, nothing special. Just another person! Poor guy, he's been working nights for 7 out of the last 8 weeks and barely slept a wink last night, his bodyclock is all out of whack. And just for fun, he gets to do 2 days of dayshift (starting at 7am) before he starts his Christmas leave on Wednesday. I'm so glad that he's the type of guy who doesn't need his wife to get up and get him off to work in the morning.....really glad!! I don't do mornings so well.....

J heads off on his first-ever school camp tomorrow morning, 3 days/2 nights away. He can't wait and, quite frankly, neither can I! He's been nagging me endlessly over the last month and especially over the last week with things that I need to do before he can go on camp. Like pay for it. And pack his bag. Ok, the payment had a deadline, I can live with that. But packing the bag? A week beforehand? I don't think so. I'm a "day before you leave" kind of packer, and that's exactly what I did this afternoon for him. Took about 10mins, no problemo! I just have to drop into the shops before school tomorrow and get a disposable camera for him to take.....and I can't wait to see the results!!