Saturday, 1 December 2007

First day of summer

Can you believe that today is the first day of summer - where has the year gone to ?????? I don't think it has anything to do with the fact that we are getting older - I think time is going quicker for everyone.

There hasn't been too much happen since the last time I posted. We went to Kaitlin's speech night last night and came home, once again, very proud parents. She received academic honours for semester 2 and came first in Spanish - really, what more could we ask for. I think it was a bitter sweet day yesterday - her last day at SSC. While she is very excited about the new opportunity which awaits her next year, I think she is also a little anxious about what it will be like. We are off to buy her uniforms next week and should take delivery of the new beaut all bells and whistles computer before Christmas - that will give her a couple of weeks of playing around with it prior to starting school so when they do get to school it won't be "Hey - look what this can do" - although I would imagine there will still be a little of that until they get used to a paperless school !!!

Work has been quite hectic - for both Al and I. The children broke up on Friday but we still have another week of teachers before we can settle down to some peace and quiet.

The renovations are very slowly creeping to completion - with just a few things left to do - moving of water tanks, finishing the servery, finishing the pub, a couple of plants to be planted and the last bit of painting to be done - hopefully by Christmas it will be all finished and we can sit back and relax and enjoy what we have accomplished.

Rhona arrived from Perth today and we are all off to Outback Spectacular on Tuesday night - from what we have heard it promises to be a very entertaining evening. Roy, Kathy and the children arrive from Perth on 24th and we will all be having Christmas at our place this year. Heather and I were busy sorting out the menu for Christmas day tonight so that is all taken care of and under control.

We are going to be celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary in a couple of weeks time - who would have thought that we could have had so much fun in 20 years !!! I know we have had our ups and our downs but it has certainly been a fun ride - here's to the next 20 years together - I love you Al. We have decided to combine it with a surprise 70th birthday for my Dad - he won't suspect a thing as his birthday is on 26th but we thought that it would be a bit much to have a huge Christmas lunch and then the next day another huge meal - so have decided to combine it with our anniversary and the official opening of our pub.

This is the link for the photos from my Mom's 70th birthday which we had at our home on 30th October

We have been having some good rain here lately - not enough is falling in the catchment area though which is a problem and not helping the drought at all. We are on level 6 water restrictions - thank goodness we have the 4 tanks which have certainly helped to keep our plants growing nicely. As soon as it stops raining long enough I will be out there with the Weed and Feed on the grass to get rid of the weeds and help the grass grow where it has died off due to various items - like crates of pavers - being dumped on it.

I hope you all have a great Sunday - take care and will post some photos and an update after the celebrations in a couple of weeks time.