Friday, May 23, 2008

Grandparent's Day!

My sister Judy, who reads this blog as a way of keeping up with family news, has pointed out that I haven't reported back about "Grandparent's Day! It was fantastic! All the grades were in the hall sitting on their little bottoms and there was Tarli- looking around and waving at me! We were treated to lots of items of cheerleading and singing from some of the children and then were escorted to their rooms to play table games. After that it was a very fast tour of the school - I was run around, up and down steps!. We all shared morning tea with our respective grandchildren and basically that was it. It was delightful to see her interacting with the other children and being so confident and capable. When she was looking for me in the hall she looked so much like her dad ( my son) that it really took me back to all those years ago. I guess now I really am a 'granny'!!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

I'm not on a diet!

I've been tagged by Kek
The Rules
1. Post a photo of one of your favourite healthy meal.
2. Title the post "I'm Not on a Diet"
3. Link back to this post.
4. Tag 5 other people.

Apricot chicken with rice. I'm sure this isn't a newie for most people but it is a recipe that is healthy and extremely easy! I use chicken breasts with no skin and just add apricot nectar, onions, carrots , some soy sauce and any other sort of veges and then cook the living daylights out of it! Sit it on rice and it's a tasty , healthy dish.
Anyone who reads this can consider themselves tagged- Please?????

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Duh!! I forgot to add the pic!!
We've just had a night at Echuca and so I have to show you the latest acquisition to my 'herd'. I do have a confession to make though. It's a very 'senior' confession. I have no idea where I've put the rest of the horpees. ( granddaughter speak). I've tidied them away and really don't know where they are and haven't had time to thoroughly look. I've NEVER done that before!!
Got an exciting day on Tuesday- my first 'grandparents morning tea' at my granddaughter's school. I've been waiting for ages for this to happen! Tuesday I become an official granny! David ( son) thinks I should take a walking stick so they know which group of visitors I belong to!!
I've been cruising around the blogs and looked at Little Rene's and had a thought! Why don't we put in a photo of our wedding day! Only ...I'm not going first! Seriously though- I love looking at old photos especially at baby/children's photos and trying to see the person they've become. Is anyone interested in doing this?

Thursday, May 15, 2008

I've been warbling away to the music from The Student Prince. My dad used to love this record and I have lots of memories of him singing lustily 'Drink! Drink! Drink!' and 'Beloved'. Such lovely and poignant memories
Yup! I was right! Moving at a much slower and more painful pace today!!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Owwwwwwwww- I'm so stiff!! Had a great lower body workout on Tues and upper workout tonight. By tomorrow I think I will have seized up completely!! Love that feeling! lol

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Mother's Day

I have a confession to make! I didn't actually go in the Mother's Day Classic after all. It was the thought of stuggling with traffic, parking and not actually doing the walk til probably after 10am that put me off. Also - being a 4km walk wasn't a huge incentive or challenge and would probably have been ultra slow with all those people. I know the walk was more for the meaning behind it rather than the physical challenge but I still found myself lacking real motivation to go. However- instead- we walked/ran around our local lake for 7km. There was also a church service going on there and they had pink balloons and logos for the anti cancer promotion so I felt this was a good alternative. My mum wasn't far from my thoughts all day.
I had a phone call from my daughter who was in SA for the week and phone call and visit from son David- so that was a lovely part of my day too.

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Went to see Guys and Dolls last Saturday and it was really BORING!! I had a nice snooze- the seats were quite comfortable. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone but then again I'm not sure live theatre is really my 'thing'. The saving grace was the company. Went with another couple and had a really good fun time with them- ahem......we did stop and have a mega quick dinner on the way in and a more leisurely coffee and pancake on the way home. In future I think I'll stick to the cinema and dvds!!!
Going in the 4km walk/run Mother's Day Classic on Sunday- see you there Kerryn!!! I'll be the one in the groovey pink socks and purple hat!

Friday, May 02, 2008

I actuall had a day at home today- well really only half a day by the time I got back after my swim, shop and massage! I've now got Friday as a work free day and it is really awesome. I do have to resist the shops though as today I think I gaily bought half the things I looked at. In the arvo I cleaned and dusted the 3 or 4 weeks of dust that have accumulated since my last 'clean in'. It feels soooooo good!!!