Sunday, April 19, 2009

Just a bad blogger

I am such a bad blogger, I don't seem to find time to read blogs let alone update my own! I apologise in advance.

I have been still reading every ones blogs just not updating my own. Although I have been inspired by a few and have indulged into the gardening.

I have brought a few new plants and worked out why some of my drought tolerant plants have died ........ apparently for the first year they still need regular watering ????? Why call them drought tolerant then huh?

So some of the old were removed and so new plants planted, some water saving crystal kind of stuff added, removed some old tired looking pots and gave them a splash of colour. To my surprise the pots are already blooming :) (will provide some pic's later)

Then low and behold, the next door neighbour that I have been complaining about not leaving food for their animals when I have to feed them, which is about another 2 times since I last complained on my blog, have gone and given us their second hand Pioneer surround sound system and DVD player since they brought an new one! They apparently really love me taking such good care of their animals :) (should stop complaining about now)

Then we got another call from my niece to advise that the pavers I wanted were being delivered whilst I was at work. (her partner works at a paver manufacture). When I got home there were 2 pallets of 50x50 mm pavers on my natures strip. The kicker? FOR FREE! I counted them, 90 pavers!

And even better, Daz got a job. I don't think I mentioned before but Daz quit his job in January to do sub-contracting but then after about 5 weeks the work dried up along with the economy. So where he would put out 5 resumes and get 7 calls, he sent 10 resumes and all he heard were crickets in the background. So after a few trial and error's at a few work places, he has now won a full time job and starts Monday which will relieve some stress from the household.

Training and weight wise, well nothing has happened there, no surprises. I don't even have a battery in the scales. Daz has been a bit preoccupied with his weight over the past few weeks but nothing else.

Sunday, April 05, 2009

Interesting comment

So yesterday my mother in-law, sister in-law and niece came for a visit. They appear to love my Chinese take out place.

So that interesting comment comes from my sister in-law who says:

Sis in-law: So Dazza tells me that your 3rd in line for the adoption thing

Me: yeah, that's 3rd until we get a social worker assigned to do the home assessment

Sis in-law: OK, so when you know that they are coming, let me know so that I can come and help clean things up

Me: yeah, we have to finish the painting in the back room, hopefully have the carpet down, if not we have to clean up between the tiles and the floor boards ..........

Sis In-law (with mother in-law nodding along): well that's easy stuff I mean clean the house

Me: blank look

Is it just me or does that sound like she thinks my house is dirty? Does she think we live in filth or something? We do have 3 dogs for good sake, there will be dirt in some places. My dogs live inside, I know not everyone likes that but comeone, we have no babies to have to worry about.

By the way, we are still 3rd in line.........