Saturday 22nd October, 2005

  1. greetings all!

    i realise it's still friday night, or at least early hours of saturday "up/over", but thought i'd get today's greetings up and running. in part, coz it's mid afternoon saturday here in oz and therefore our saturday is coming to it's close.

    what is happening in our world? it's supposed to be spring here, yet we're experiencing winter like weather! and with the hurricanes hitting america, floods in our outback, (though the rain is much needed there!), earthquakes in pakistan .... mother nature, you can't beat her.

    wasn't going to say anything just yet, but can't help myself! ......

    unlike the film; "guess who's coming to dinner"........

    guess who's coming to america!!!! ......:hatparty: :hatparty:

    i'll keep you posted as things evolve and unfold and the time gets closer. it's not until next year, but........ time does pass very quickly!

    and..... i'm hoping i can meet some of you!!!

    it will be the fulfulment of a lifelong dream. i'm so excited!

    anyone want to go to disneyland with me???? :chuckle i'm serious! as i said, it's a lifelong/childhood dream. and besides, you're never too old to have a happy childhood! :chuckle

    have a great day! later..... :kiss
  2. 36 Comments

  3. by   MsHB
    Greetings fellow Aussie!

    Hope you are having a good day, and lucky you to be going to America:hatparty:

    Nice to talk to someone on the right side of the planet, even though it sounds like you are from down south, from the winter-like weather comment?
    It was as hot as anything today...

  4. by   Grace Oz
    G'day MsHb.
    Yes I'm down south, so I'm guessing you're up north??!!! :chuckle
    I AM excited at the prospect of going to America. It's something I've wanted to do forever!
    And, since I'm now no longer a "young thing", :uhoh21: kids are grown and I'm able to spoil myself, I want to do and see as much as possible.
    We could do with some of your warmer weather here!
    Have a good one ......
  5. by   Roy Fokker
    Nope. Never too old to have a happy childhood

    Just finished watching an excellent movie - "Road To Perdition". I think I'll get the soundtrack too... pretty amazing soundtrack.

    Off to bed now. See y'all in the AM
  6. by   weetziebat
    good morning y'all -

    grace - i'm sooooo happy for you! hey, next year is right around the corner. what state are you planning to live in? i'd love to go to disneyland - what a great get-together that could be for allnurses, huh? keep us posted.

    mshb - hi - what part of oz do you live in?

    roy, phew!! are ya finally gonna get some sleep? pleasant dreams.

    well, i filled out two jobs applications yesterday and sent them in. please cross your fingers, toes, arms, legs and other appendages that i find a good job here. its so good to be home with family. :hatparty:

    hoping the weather is nice this weekend. we really need to do some work in the yard and would be lovely to take the doggies to the beach before the rains start. the puppy (as big as a cow at 1 year) has never been to the beach and i'm sure they'll both love it. also was hoping to go pick out a pumpkin at the 'pumpkin farm', go through the corn maze etc.

    o.k. - off to write some overdue e-mails. hope we all have a wonderful saturday.
  7. by   Grace Oz
    Weetzie, I'm not going to LIVE there! :chuckle No, am going for a holiday/visit.
    Hope to spend about 5-6 weeks in the US.
    Hope to get to meet some of the great allnurses mob during my visit too.
  8. by   DDRN4me
    Good morning early birds, and those who have gone to sleep!
    up early for clincals. different instructor today with a different routine, there go my "late " 6 am wakeups on clinical weekends!
    I am soooo burnt out right now between school and work i think i want to give it all up and work at Wally World.
    struggling to work 2 jobs and pay tuition for myself and one dd, and other dd says btw, i need $159 for my fitness test for the PD. :angryfire wil this ever end?????
    sorr for the rant, guys n ladies, i guess i got up on the wrong side of the bed this am...oops, cant do that cuz dh is on the other side!!
    Lucky for me i have phantom to give me unconditional love and make me smile even when i want to scream
    wen t bday shopping with my niece last noc. fun! 10 yr olds are just so in the moment, none of the adolescent/young adult stuff yet!

    Grace, that would be great if you came and we all got together!
    Weetzie, fingers, toes, hair, arms & legs &toes crossed for you!
    hope everyone has a great day! Mary
  9. by   MsHB
    Hi Roy, hi Weetzie

    Weetzie - My fingers are crossed for you, and I am from sunny Queensland, the ONLY place to be... But sometimes I think it would be cool to live in America, you guys seem to have so much fun with with your pumpkins and holidays
  10. by   Thunderwolf
    Good morning everyone!

    I feel like a vampire at times.
    I Mod at night, and sleep during the day.

    Hope the fam here is doing well. Miss you bunches.
    Do me a favor today. Make some nice Joe, sip, kick back and relax, and enjoy your weekend. Kiss the kids, hug your spouse, and maybe call a couple of your friends here and there. Be good to yourself today. Off to bed for myself soon. Will see my kids later tonight.

    Wish you fam the best.

    See you in the forums, eh...late tonight.

  11. by   suebird3
    Hey, all. Am checking in whenever I can. Am enjoying my few days off. :chuckle

    Not much going on; should be working on that darn cookbook, but can't get myself in gear. Maybe later.

    Til later....

  12. by   Katnip
    Good Mooorrrrrrning.

    Grace that is awesome. What part of the year to you plan to come up over? I've been to both Disneyland and Disneyworld. Always as an adult. They didn't take us when we were little. Well, they took my sister, but that's another story. Let us know when you plan to come and we'll give you more advice than you possibly need.

    ANYWAY, they're both a lot of fun, even as adults. I wanted to just kind of move in to Disneyland and stay there. I could always stand another trip to Disneyland.

    Good morning to you, MsHB. Or should I say goodnight? And yes, we do have fun with our pumpkins. Next comes the turkeys.

    Roy, I haven't heard of that movie. Can you give us a bit more of what it's about? After you get up of course.

    Weetzie, I've got everything I can cross crossed. I REALLY hope you can stay. Just out of curiosity, instead of going to Saudi, can't you do closer travel jobs so you can at least visit on weekends or something? Just wondering. I don't know if you've ever mentioned that before.

    Mary, You sound exhausted. Is there anyway you and/or your dd can get a student loan to take some of the pressure off?

    Wolfie, not sure how you ended up night mod. Is it because of work or becaue you're just nocturnal. Nightwolf would have been a more appropriate name for you then.

    Suebird, never do today what you can put off until tomorrow. :chuckle

    Today is another cold, rainy day. I'm going grocery shopping and making an apple pie. Then I'm going to direct the doing of laundry from my chair with my foot propped up. I can still fold though.

    Have a wonderful day, everyone.

  13. by   Spidey's mom
    Good Morning.

    Nice post Thunderwolf - thanks.

    Here at work - only one more day until my vacation of sorts - heading to So. Cal for parent's weekend at Azusa. My son is very excited and has many plans for us. Disneyland is one. I think the 4 year old will love it.

    We may fly instead of drive. Gotta check the flights and see if I can get a good fare this late. We will probably fly down on Thursday.

    Not bad today - I have two post-partum moms.

    Grace - Disneyland would be easy for some of us in CA. Be sure to keep us undated.

  14. by   Tweety
    Roy I watched the Road To Perdition and enjoyed and too went out and got the soundtrack.

    I realized this morning I forgot to submit an assignment last night, so I went to submit it late and it said I was late with another assignment that I swear I submitted on Wednesday. Usually there's a warning system when you're late and it wasn't saying I was late. Ugh. So I resubmitted it. I hate that, because I'll be penalized for two late assignments. Oh well.