Didn't seem all that long ago, I was lying in a hospital bed, watching the fireworks over the GABBA while my baby boy lie in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at RBH. The fireworks were hailing the arrival of the new millenium. Now that baby boy is ten years old.
Sammy and I celebrated our birthdays a few days ago, and we had a fabulous day. Bunny and I decided that a new kitten would be a good idea, and we welcomed Izzy into our family. She is just an absolute delight and we all love her very much already. We had a talk with the kids, and explained that we couldn't replace Charlie, nor could we bring her back. Sammy wanted another Charlie. I'm sure he thought we could somehow replicate her. He misses her very much. Billy-Joe and I went and picked her up. We walked inside, Billy-Joe made Sammy sit on the couch and covered his eyes. We placed the new cat basket on his lap and the kitten inside it. His reaction when he opened his eyes was just beautiful. He couldn't believe it. He said he was having a beautiful dream and that she was just gorgeous. He even sat while he was having afternoon tea pinching himself to see if he was indeed awake.
She's been very good. She's already housetrained, and is no trouble at night time. I go to bed and leave my door open longer than normal just in case she cries and she's been great. She usually goes into the kids' rooms in the morning to say hello. She's settled in very quickly. Peter and I like it when the kids go to bed because then we can cuddle her lol......
The New Year is here. Full of possibilities, that's the fanciful and possibly unrealistic outlook....we're planning on more of the same. Bunny working huge hours. Money always needing to be watched, but bills paid and good food on the table, our annual holiday, fun times with family. On a personal front. I'm not sure. I know I need to get some weight off again. That's a lament that's boring me to tears, but unfortunately is necessary. Not sure what tack I'll take. I thought exercising would be a breeze with the kids on hols, but we've been busy, there's still chores to be done, and just chilling out together at home. We haven't even been to the beach together these hols as the weather hasn't been conducive. There are bluebottles abound at the moment, so it's best to stay away. I want to be healthy. I don't want to hurt anymore. Don't really know what I can do about that though. I have work with Barbi on the website, I'm excited about where that's heading. I still have much to learn, and a long way to go before the store is online but I've started making inroads.
On the kid front, my children will continue to play golf. I'm hoping they don't want to play footy. We'll see what happens there. So lovely to have them playing with nice kids and to have them at the same venue, and the fact Daddy can enjoy it with them. He enjoyed watching them play footy, but it was onerous having to drive here there and everywhere, and the whole footy culture is just not my cup of tea. Billy-Joe I'm going to have to watch closely again this year. I have to spend more time with him than the other two, I can see that.
I will think more about my goals for 2010. I don't make resolutions, but I do make intentions. I've learned to be softer on myself. It makes my goals more realistic and achievable.