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Saturday, December 10, 2005

I've been quiet because...

...we've been busy MOVING!!!!!

YAY YAY YAY we finally received confirmation last Saturday that the contract on our house was unconditional, despite some major dramas on the behalf of our buyer (the details of which I will not bore you all with here ;P). So the last week has been spent frantically packing up our house, moving in on Wednesday, and unpacking again. It is almost all done now...just the tv cabinet to set up and a box of the kids' books to unpack.

And wow, has it been an effort and a half! And in the middle of all of that, Lachie has been sick. Poor little mate...he's finally caught the infection that our mates Dave and Beck picked up and passed on to us. I got it, gave it to Mark, then Lili got it, now finally Lachie has it...and when he gets sick he goes down like a sack of potatoes. Temp BIG TIME amongst a sore throat and ears and snotty nose, but today was his worst day - he vomited in the car everywhere on the trip back to Maryborough to take the kids back to their old daycare for their last day there. So he stayed home with me and played and helped me unpack. He was such a good boy...I'm so proud of him :D I just wish he'd take his antibiotics though...he calls it his "yukky meddy" and the children's Nurofen his "yummy meddy"...that's so cute ;P And he seems to be a little better this afternoon - playing with his Poppy so that's a great sign - so hopefully he'll be okay tomorrow.

So, why the haste to move I hear you ask? Well, settlement is the 14th December - next Wednesday. So today and tomorrow we are mowing and weeding and cleaning the old place like crazy 'cos Mark is working long hours next week and I am busy too. Someone remind me to re-enrol for uni by the 14th December 'cos I am bound to forget! ROFL my memory has been shocking for the last few years...must've been due to those two highly stressful pregnancies in two years (well, that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it ;P)!!!

But seriously, we are loving our new life in Hervey Bay so far...and the LSS is 2mins drive away now not 40mins hehehe :D :D :D I miss my Dad and my doggie Tessie though. Tess has been a product of shared parenting since she discovered my Dad's place 7yrs ago...she wandered in and stayed. She was one abused little puppy when she found us. Anyway, I moved out of Dad's and into our old house in the same street as Dad's when Mark and I were to be married, 5.5yrs ago now. Tess has since slept at our house and visited between our place and Dad's during the day. So, because she is a "bush dog" and is used to roaming, she'll never like the uptown life (no cow pats or dead rabbits to roll in near the new house in Hervey Bay - YUK she is feral!!!!!!), so she's with Dad full-time now. She is going to come for sleep-overs here though, and she came to visit for the day today. LOL I know, all of this over a dog, but she is a special little animal to Dad and I. She found us when we needed saving, after Mum had left Dad, and broke us out of our depression. So, Tess is a very much loved and adored (and spoilt!) member of the family. I miss her heaps :O( but I love living here. Catch-22 really.

So, that's me for the moment...hopefully a new layout to show soon! I started on it Friday last week - before the move - so I wanna get it finished. I HATE leaving things half-finished!

Thanks for checking in on me everyone and for reading my essay ROFL ;P


Anonymous JULIE LOVE said...

YAY I am soooooo glad that you have moved (even though it sounds like it was a hectic week to say the least LOL) and with your LSS sooooo close maybe you could do some teaching ... I am sure they would be thrilled to have you


6:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OMG, Karen. Your family do things fast! How did you manage to find a new place so fast??? Most impt of all, do you have a room just for scrapping? Hope to see your lo soon. I've been busy scrapping too:) Have to justify buying so much lately:)
Take care.


6:45 PM  
Blogger Shazz said...

i suspected you were moving karen when you were gone for so long - glad it was you and not me.
hope your little man is on the mend and that you settle into your new home really quickly - sounds like you have already.

5:20 PM  
Blogger Peta said...

Yay I can stop worrying ;) hehe I knew you'd be up to something like that! PHEW what a rollercoaster ride for you all - but thankfully- house is sold and WAHOO HOUSE IS SOLD ;) hehe

Can't wait to see your smiling face around more often :P - and ps. LOVE your Lunch box on the boxx ;) - CONGRTATS AGAIN ON BEING GUEST DT - I was so surprised *snort* ;)

8:03 PM  
Anonymous Tracy said...

Sounds like you have had one busy week!!!
What a gorgeous story about your much loved pooch, I think that is just beautiful.
Glad to hear that all is well with you.
Take Care
Tracy x

10:27 PM  
Blogger Karen Ridgeway said...

Thanks so much for your thoughts and words everyone! ;D

Yes, we sure did move fast Shirlz, but that's because the lady who's buying our old place wanted a quick settlement...SUCH a headache!!!!!

And yes Shazz, my little man is much better thanks...but looks like Lili is getting sick again *sigh*...never ends sometimes!!

And thanks for your comments on my lunch pail...I haven't even seen it on the Boxx yet! Better go check it out hehehehe :d

Luv Karen xoxo

11:17 PM  
Blogger Nicole Finlayson said...

Aw Peta you smarty pants!!!! :p

Karen I was wondering where you've been but glad it's all good. Woohoo, I love moving to a new house. Yes it's a pain and an upheaval but how cool to be starting afresh!!

Can't wait to see what you've been working on and hopefully your little man is okay.:)

8:32 PM  

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