FRIDAY 30th December, 2005

  1. wake up! c'mon, wake up you mob!
    it's friday! oh, yes it is!! :hatparty: :melody:
    wakey wakey! rise 'n' shine.
    i'll be back soon to check on you! :spin:
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  2. 72 Comments

  3. by   Katnip
    Wakey? LOL, Grace. It's 11:30pm Thursday night here. It's time to go to bed. :roll
  4. by   Grace Oz
    Quote from cyberkat
    wakey? lol, grace. it's 11:30pm thursday night here. it's time to go to bed. :roll
    lol g'day kat, i knew you were behind us in time, but......... is it really only that time "up/over??!!!" :spin:
  5. by   Grace Oz
    ok, ok. seeing as you mob are only just heading for bed, i'll excuse you and wish you a good night's sleep and sweet dreams!
    i don't know, what am i going to do?! this time difference thing has got be sorted.
    i know! how about we change the international date line, and bring you lot in line with us here in oz??!!! :hatparty: *ducking from incoming!!!*
  6. by   Grace Oz
    thought i'd use a change of colour, (that is how colour is spelt thankyouverymuch!) :lol_hitti

    i just remembered...... two questions asked in yesterday's, (thursday's) thread. be quiet! yesterday was thursday .... ...... here! :chuckle

    q1: what is a fruit bun/slice?
    a: a fruit bun is a type of yeast roll thingie. i don't know what else to call it, here it's called a bun. rounded in shape, with fruit such as sultanas spread throughout the whole bun. often topped with icing. you slice it, butter it if you like.

    q2: what is "lift".
    a: "lift" is a can of soft drink. it comes in either bottles or cans. it's a lemon fizzy drink. very refreshing and tasty.

    hope this helps explain.
  7. by   Grace Oz
    oh, and did i tell you....... i'm beginning to feel really well again! :-)
    the coughing has eased to just the odd one now and again. am breathing eeeaaasssyyy! no wheeze at all. the 'wedge/elevated' pillow thingie is doing the trick at night for the gr. as is the abstainence from coffee, tea, chocolate etc. plus the meds. i'm only now fully realising just how ill i was! and ... once i'm able to resume eating chocolate, i'll have my life back !!! lol
    just so ya know ...... :-)

  8. by   leslie :-D
    mornin' grace!

    it's officially midnight, and therefore friday here est.
    well, so far so good w/tiffany. we got the medical note that she can't return to school until she's core-evaluated, so the dept of education will tutor her at home until the eval.
    her mood has been notably more stable and has been responding favorably to our expectations/limitations.
    the big test is she wants to go to a new year's party; i don't want her to go anywhere if there's temptation; so she's found a friend that dh and i both trust, and he said he would take personal responsibiity for tiff's well-being.

    funny changes at home since tiff has returned.
    oldest ds is acting angrier towards his father, yet being extremely affectionate w/me.
    younger ds is too, opening up to me and even talking about a girl he likes. he's always been so private.
    the love i'm receiving from all 3 is wonderfully palpable. i've always had a solid and loving relationship w/all 3 but it just continues to bloom. isn't that weird considering they're teens?
    trust me, i do count my blessings.

    time to get the laundry from the dryer.
    hope everyone's day is stress-free and w/o duress.

    peacefully,

    leslie xo
  9. by   Catsmeow
    haha, I thought a lift was an elevator! What's a sultana??

    It's only 11:02pm here, (Texas, USA) just bout time to snug up in my bed, but I like that the morning thread starts before I go to bed. ~grins~

    What the heck did I do today! NUTHIN! Laundry, fiddled with cleaning the house, avoided studying, more laundry, more laundry. Wicked stuff keeps multiplying.

    I'm stressing that I won't earn enough money as a nurse... though I'd enjoy it. Stressing about career choices, I can go in any direction, (husband says now is the time, choose and choose wisely!) but what else really suits that I can earn 60+ a year doing that doesn't involve a doctorate? Cripes I'd go for the doctorate but the nearest schools are too far away. I looked really closely last night at a PharmD degree (Pharmacy) but the nearest school is 5 hours away! How could I leave kids/husband for that long? Bleh. I know there's a gazillion threads about this topic, it's those in fact that HAVE me stressing. lol So that's what's heavily on my mind. Worried 'bout da monies.

    And otherwise, laundry. :roll:chuckle

    Warmest wishes everyone!!!
    Cats
  10. by   Catsmeow
    Quote from grace oz
    oh, and did i tell you....... i'm beginning to feel really well again! :-)
    the coughing has eased to just the odd one now and again. am breathing eeeaaasssyyy! no wheeze at all. the 'wedge/elevated' pillow thingie is doing the trick at night for the gr. as is the abstainence from coffee, tea, chocolate etc. plus the meds. i'm only now fully realising just how ill i was! and ... once i'm able to resume eating chocolate, i'll have my life back !!! lol
    just so ya know ...... :-)
    hey now that's terrific!!! though what an angel you are to give up coffee.... just about anything else i could live without, but oh boy, i'm miserable without coffee!!

    cats
  11. by   Grace Oz
    G'day Leslie,
    SO glad to read that things are on an even keel at present. That's great news. Here's hoping for better things ahead. I wish you all, and especially Tiffany, a future filled with nothing but good health, happiness and much love.
    Kids are funny how they sometimes transfer their attention/affection/rage/anger etc, from one parent to the other. I've experienced it here with our two. They're both now 26 and 25 years old. I've endured both of them switch between their father and I. It's a curious thing and we just have to endure, be patient, remain firm and keep our resolve. They eventually grow up and it all resolves itself. Well... I HOPE it does!! LOL Our 26 yo has returned to the nest for awhile, and I've been 'copping' his hostility a bit since his return! :-( I soon stepped in and set him straight! :-) "Don't bite the hand that's feeding you, son!" LOL
    Sleep tight and sweet dreams!
  12. by   Grace Oz
    [quote=Catsmeow]haha, I thought a lift was an elevator! What's a sultana??

    Haha... a Lift is ALSO an elevator!!! LOL This is why people from other countries have difficulty understanding us Aussies. One word can mean many things! :chuckle Sultanas are dried grapes. They're used in fruit cakes, buns, as a snack on their own. Good fibre!!!! :roll
  13. by   cariad
    good morning, its half past one here, so it is definitely morning now.

    grace...glad to hear that you are feeling so much better, all that sunshine will do you good, and i know what a sultana bun is.
    in the uk lift is a jar of powder that you add hot water to make lemon tea.

    cyberkat time for bed for you!

    leslie....pleased to hear that having tiff home is working out so far for you.

    cats...glad to see that you are still awake, it sometimes can be a bit lonely around here overnight.

    got another viewer for the condo tomorrow which is a hassle as we have to chase around in the morning for a check on my driving licence, the agency havent been able to do because it is a virgin islands one., then i have to sleep, then get up in time for them to come at 4.30pm.

    we think that we have a buyer for the car so that will be another thing done, because its been difficult to time it, as we need the car right up until the last moment before we leave the island,,,,,,..................
    not that the flights are booked yet.

    we are looking forward to leaving here, but give us 10 minutes in the cold and we will have changed our minds! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

    oh well i think that for todays breakfast menu, we should have danish skivers,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,thats pancakes that are shaped like balls and served with sugary stuff on top of them, a speciality here, left over from when the danish owned the islands. they just melt in the mouth!
  14. by   leslie :-D
    you know gracie, i know that kids rely on each of their parents for different needs. for example, dh is basically the chauffeur.....he willingly totes them around when he's not working. but other than that, i have consistently been their rock. all 3 have relied on me for love, affection, trust, laughter, bonding.....now granted, up until almost 8 months ago, dh was a raving lunatic when he was an active alcoholic. but he has bloomed into his own person, remains active and committed to aa, and the house is sooooo much quieter. yet nevertheless, the kids still depend on me. even though the dynamics of our (dh and i) relationship has drastically changed, his needs have too, changed. he talks about moving out and starting anew. i've been told that happens when someone is in recovery. and i would never even try to stop him. i want him to do what he feels he needs to in order to attain his goals.

    but my main point was, is that i've always dreaded the adolescent years and yet, even though each one of my kids is maturing, rebelling, exploring their identities, they still treat me as if i'm their best friend but know i'm their mom first. sometimes i have to pinch myself to see if this is for real. i think the bottom line is, is that i'm such an airhead, i don't have the sense to know when to take things personally.:chuckle so if one of them are angry and express their anger, i pretty much shrug it off- too laid back? as long as they're not disrespectful. and i've learned that talking in a quiet voice is MUCH more effective than yelling. definitely helps keep the peace.
    enough of my rambling. i've been on a roll tonight. sorry.

    leslie

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