Sunday, January 23, 2011

Where have I been?

October was a big month - I turned 40 and celebrated at our favourite Thai restaurant with 10 of our closest friends. Both the girls had croup, I was so sick on my birthday I didn't take any messages of congratulations and spent the day in bed to ensure I would make it to my dinner! I spent some quality time in North Shore Private... Nothing like surgery for cancer twice in 12 months to throw a girl off her game! I have sternly advised my Gynae/Oncologist that if he can't give me a guaranteed 12 months warranty this time that I'm not paying his surgical fees again! Thankfully we both have a good sense of humour, I bring him a skim flat white at each checkup and we sit and sip coffee and have a good laugh!

Surgery in October put me out of the game for about 7 weeks - what would I do without my wonderful Mum who gave up her life to come and run mine for me. How lucky am I? Thanks Mum - we love you very much.
These precious little people have also been keeping me busy.

This photo was taken in August so Georgia has changed -
but they are so adorable I had to post it

In early December we went to Coffs Harbour for a long-awaited holiday.

Lily & Georgia at the Clog Barn

When we arrived home from hols we had a call from Guide Dogs to say they had a dog for us if JR was interested through their Pets as Therapy program. JR is a client of GD due to his vision impairment. So, 3 days later Roxy the almost 2 year old Labrador arrived on our doorstep and has been keeping us entertained ever since!

Between Christmas an NY my brother his partner and their 5 children visited from Central Queensland and kept us busy for a few days.

My brother's 5 children, Lily , Georgia and our dog Roxy on the side.

For the last 11 days these people have kept me busy. Big plans for lots of craft... not much happened apart from stuff with the little people. My big sister drove all the way from Central Queensland to Sydney a 2300km return journey with her 2 children to holiday with us - this was an outstanding achievement for someone that doesn't cope well in traffic!

My sister's 2 children & Lily preparing for the Crazy Cousins Magic Show

In 15 days my sister returns sans children/husband via aeroplane for another 10 days. There had better be a lot of craft going on - I have big plans to catch up on! There will also be a Michael Buble concert on 14 Feb and we may have to make another visit to Bar Italia in Leichhardt for more gelato!


  1. Welcome back! Last year wasn't such a fun year for you, I gather, but I'm sure this year will be much better. Glad you had a nice time with sister/brother and families!
    All best wishes
    Vreni x

  2. Thanks so much for your lovely comment Cath. So nice to read through your blog too. Your girls are beautiful (isn't it nice having two girls!). So sorry to hear about your health troubles. Craft is always a lovely distraction from all our worries, isn't it?

  3. Mate! I am so sorry to read that you've had another surgery. But I love the picture of you and your dr sharing a laugh over a coffee. Here's hoping the next 12mths are MUCH less dramatic.
    The pics of your girls are ADORABLE. What sweet, sweet, babies you guys have made!

  4. Hiya, See you soon!