Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Winter's End

Random photo's by Sam and Lisha

Saturday, 27 August 2011

Grand Final day

After the soccer grand final was postponed last week due to the heavy rains, today was the day medals were to be played for.  The first game to start today was also the last to finish.  Donald's team, the 35/7's, had already won the Premiership this year (medal no.1) and were playing for the Championship medal (medal no. 2).

On the field right beside Donald's game (very convenient) Ethan's team were playing for the Championship medal (medal no.3).

We set up camp at Donald's game for the most part as he was playing first. 

His team drew 1 all, they went into 10 minutes overtime and were still 1 all,  so it was decided they would be joint champions.

Meanwhile Ethan's team were playing their hearts out. I was hovering between the fields trying to watch two games at once.   Sadly they went down 4 nil but still managed to score a silver runners up medal.

Medal presentations immediately after the games kept their spirits high!

Two very happy boys!  Guess who's going to wear their medals to bed tonight!!

Darren Lockyer eat your heart out!!

PS.  I have a sore nose from squishing it up against the camera :+/

Thursday, 25 August 2011

The postman came today

It has been such a lovely day today.  With pain under control at the moment, I've been out walking with Amelia in this fine, sunny, early Spring weather.  My mum and I went out to the egg farm today for some eggs and home made jam.  After which we visited Pet Barn for some doggy treats and a visit to the Flower Power nursery for a few herbs to stimulate my sinuses.  Some Rosemary, Thyme, Peppermint, Mint and a few African Violets for my front porch.  Upon our arrival home I could see that a package had been delivered all the way from the USA.

In true blogging style I photographed every step of the parcel opening, it was such a treat to savour.

There was a little something for everyone. . . . but mostly for me.  Joy!!

I felt very special receiving all of the little notes, cards and individual gifts that Laura had so lovingly wrapped.  There were some lovely scarves, so soft and light, some chocolate and a few funny gifts.  A very appropriate fridge magnet. . . .

. . . and some interesting. . . .aroma's. . . . read the label carefully, it's hilarious.

Oh thank you Laura, you made my week I feel so special and loved.  Thank you Thank you xx

What a lovely day it's been.

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

My new Doctor

I went for my one week check up yesterday with my ENT surgeon yesterday.  It was not fun!!  (see notes below).  So I have decided to change my doctors.  I found a new doctor who fits right into our family.  He is a little young, very cute and has a gorgeous smile.  I think I'm in love.  Meet my new Doctor.

 He's one of the friendliest Doctors I know and my kids all love him too!

It's book week at school and the Kindy to year 2's have a book character parade every year.  It was Toby's first one and he really wanted to go as a dog.  So we came up with Babette Cole's Dr. Dog.  A very easy costume to prepare.  Here's Dr. Dog with the Cat in the Hat, one of his wonderful teachers Mrs Stacey.


Update on progress Warning more gross bits!!:  Well I didn't really change doctors, but the check up visit really wasn't fun.  They first sprayed a nasal anesthesia up my nose which has the most horrible, horrible taste that drips down the back of your throat.  At least the nurse gave me a couple of tic taks (orange ones, they taste the best) which I managed to chew up too quickly so I was still tasting the nasal spray for a while as well as my tongue getting numbed.  Once the anesthesia numbed my nose the Dr looked up my nose with the endoscope (yes it was a bit gross) to see how I was healing, I could even see up my nose on a small screen on the wall.  There was a bit of nose picking going on with the sinus nasal forceps and suction to help remove the "extra bits" that were still in there and it was worse than plucking a few hairs from your nose.  As you can imagine I had my eyes closed for that and was rigidly sitting still in the chair to prevent any more movement, as my nose is still very painful even  though anesthetized.  I have been suffering from headaches all day and every day and the Dr said that was because my sinuses were still a little more inflamed than they should be, so I'm on a little Prednisone for a couple of days to bring the swelling down.  So I'm dosed up on panadeine forte (codeine) to get me through the days and my mum is still here for another week to help out.  I'm slowly getting there I keep reminding myself that two weeks out of my life is only a little time in the long run.  Slowly but surely I will have benefited from this sinus surgery, I know they feel cleared already, I just have to get past the internal pressure and swelling.

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

My strange addictions

Hello, my name is Amelia. . .

. . . and I love eating tissues . . .

. . . and possum poo!!

Sunday, 21 August 2011