Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Family Time

My Dad and I

He's just seen the bait pump

Hugs and Kisses
My Mum and I

The weekend just past was a busy one, full of chores and activities added with lots of family time too. My brother, his wife and my two nieces popped around in the afternoon. It was nice to see them all. It always feels like our time is so short and so snatched, like it’s over before it even started - but was great to have them here even if it was only for a short while.

Sammy and I went to BFC in the morning to buy Bunny a bait pump for Fathers Day. The pathetic excuse of a store in Nambour, was shut!! Unbelievable - naahh, don’t know why I even say that, it’s typical of this town. So many of the business owners have no idea on how to run a business. I don’t know whether these shops aren’t frequented enough because they don’t get the clientele, or whether they don’t get the clientele, because they are never open!! Many shop owners, don’t open their store at 9am, and if it’s quiet in the afternoon they just shut! One shop owner told me he liked to leave early, to beat the traffic!

Sunday morning, I had a sleep in and then got stuck into preparing food for our Fathers Day lunch. I made a potato bake, garlic bread and marinaded the chicken for the ‘chicken sticks’ which everyone loves. Mum brought the delicious home made coleslaw and her marinaded pork spare ribs. The day went really well, washed down with laughter and a Wyndham Estate Bin 555 Sparkling Shiraz!

The kids loved giving their drawings and handmade gifts to their Daddy. Mickey had even drawn a picture for Opa, which I thought was pretty cool. I gave my Dad a cup with ‘Opa’ written on it and a bag of licorice allsorts. Peter was ecstatic with his new Alvey Bait Pump. He was so excited, it was priceless and worth the effort of going down to M’dore to buy it. Love buying that man stuff, he is always so appreciative.

I have been hitting the treadmill fairly regularly which is awesome. I find I am running more and more. I had morning coffee at my parents’ house this morning complete with cake and cream, so will definitely be hitting it again this afternoon. I make sure I take a nurofen about fifteen mins before and my legs don’t seem to feel too bad. I also don’t feel any worse for wear of an evening like I was before. So obviously not walking on hills is helping me greatly. I am looking forward to my physio appointment next week to see what can be done, now that I know there’s nothing wrong with my bones and stuff.

I started the Type+Writer class at www.jessicasprague.com yesterday. So far I am really enjoying it and have written in my new notebook. Liv, the teacher encourages us to write at least fifteen minutes everyday. Like praying and exercise, they are all worthwhile exercises that can get swallowed up in the other day to day stuff, but if we just make a conscious effort, it’s easy to find the time to do these things.


Chris H said...

I don't usually 'go' for Mother's Day/Father's Day celebrations as they are so commercialised, but this past weekend (Fathers Day) was so neat cos a couple of our girls arrived with their kids and it was lovely... Family time indeed is neat. I'm glad you had such a nice day too.

Tina said...

Hi Jenny,

Finally caught up with your blog. I have been very slack with blogs lately. Tend to use facebook more?
Are you on facebook?

Your photos are great. I love all your scapbook photos. I envy how clever you are.


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