Saturday, January 2

Lazy Day..!

Jack about drove me nuts today! I did find myself screaming... just I was totally frustrated by his absolute refusal to do anything I asked. I don't think it was totally unreasonable for me to ask him to pick up the playing cards he had flung off the table and onto the floor? I explained that the dog would chew them and ruin them etc etc etc... to no avail. He just absolutely refused. "No." GAH!! I was at my wits end. To be fair my cycle was driving me insane also, I was pretty sure I was losing body organs and felt rather drained and weak. Not a good time to refuse me!! :D Poor kid. Luckily for us all Daddy came home and saved the day. He did the right thing and HELPED Jack pick up the cards ( doh!! ) and then they sorted the recycling for me whilst I hid out upstairs under the pretense of doing laundry when in fact I was playing with the cats!! (shh!!)

We spent the rest of the day in relative harmony. The kids have discovered the joy of Netflix on demand so they watched a movie whilst Rex and I SAT at the dining table, drank tea AND TALKED!!!! It's amazing!! We haven't just sat and chatted together for ... man, I don't know how long!! We also did a couple of little jobs here and there, discussed plans for the house and how to insulate the walls, we stuck up my quote on the wall that Mum got me for Christmas ( The fondest memories are made when gathered around the table ) pics to come when my computer comes home ... Monday now...! : } After dinner we broke open the Wii Fit Plus and the kids and I played several new games! My ARMS are exhausted from being a flying chicken....! I'm going to be SO sore tomorrow! ;D

The kids have been asleep now for a few hours and Rex and I are working on a jigsaw puzzle we got for Christmas... this one is a map of the world where the pieces are the actual shapes of the countries!!! I'm liking it!! ;D

Anyway, there you have it ... another day in Bakerville...!! More later folks! ;D G'night! :D

Friday, January 1

Happy New Year! ;D

Happy New Year to everyone! I'm already enjoying 2010... LOL!! I've resolved to do more writing, more exercising, more loving and more living this year **excuse me whilst I redirect BOTH of my cats from my keyboard** ahem!! ;D

So in order not to fail myself on my first day of the year, here is a blogpost!!! LOL! :D Christmas was wonderful at our house this year! My Mum was able to come and join us thanks to the generosity of a long time family friend. I'm so glad she could come... it's just not Christmas without her somehow! ;D We did plenty of Christmassy things, ate far too much Christmassy food ( think fudge, cake, cookies, candy, fudge, some candy, cake...... !! Oh and roast potatoes.... hmmmmm!!) had our portraits taken again ( I'll add some pics once I get my computer back from the shop, I'm using Jessie's at the moment...) did a little shopping, got snowed in, played games, did jigsaw puzzles, built snowmen, laughed a lot..... you know, the usual! :D New Year's Eve was fun, Mum had to leave on the 29th so she wasn't here for our little party but we had some friends come over, played more games, ate more food... you get the idea, right!?! :D So here we are, a whole new year, new plans, a new slate, the blank page stretched out ahead of us and us with a new box of crayons!! Let's see what this year brings!!! I hope it brings nothing but joy for all of us!! Chin chin! ;D