Friday, June 25, 2010

Reality hits

So as I've already written on my running blog, I've entered the 2010
Adelaide Marathon.
I'm scared to death about this but I'm going to give it my best shot
and hope to just finish it. If I get a time under four and a half
hours I'll be really happy but won't be focused on time.

The marathon is set to start at 6.45am.
Every morning now at that time I look at the conditions and wonder how
the he'll I'm going to do it!

I'm supposed to be doing a "long" run on Saturday and I'm going to be
outside no matter what the conditions. Yikes!

It's good to have a goal to look forward to though.

And after this August 15 race day I will be taking a well earned break!!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

How much for an opinion?

Besides the fact that I have no creativity when it comes to doing things with my hands, I don't think I could have been a hairdresser because of all the small talk involved.

My hair dresser tries and I know she has a good heart but I'm so sick to death of all the chatter I have to hear as a client!!!

Customers say the most boring, inane, egotistical things and she nods, agrees and adds to the conversation, never questioning what is being said to her. I wish I could hear what was going on in her mind as she's listening to her clients drivel.

Then again maybe she likes it?

Although I do know for a fact that she doesn't give her true opinion because I've seen her change it within seconds when it became apparent she hadn't understood what her client said.
Sometimes I just want to slap her and say "tell me what you really think!!!"
Ok.. so I'm kidding about that part! But it does make conversing with her a chore because I know she's just doing it because she feels it's part of her job.

I'm just not a small talker and that's why the job's not for me.

But I'm sure glad my hair is finally done and she did a great job of that!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Go Sarah!

I'm listening to Sarah at her band practice. It's the first time I've sat in. I'm pretty impressed.

The guys are great and I just love Sarah's
voice and I don't think it's just because I'm a biased mum!

They love their music that's for sure. It's all about the music. They seem like they could play for hours and not notice the time go.

I'm trying real hard not to be the geeky mum.
Go Sarah!!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Dessert for dinner?

Well that was a birthday dinner not to remember!!!

We really wanted to go to the souvlaki brothers at Glenelg tonight as that was the man of the house's choice, but they were closed for renovations.
It was cold and we didn't want to walk back to the car so we went to Nando's.
Big mistake.

First of all there weren't many people in there but the seating was crowded. There was only one table where we could really have sat and that was right in front of the door so everytime someone went in or out, we felt the cold wind rushing in.

We were hungry so didn't mind paying the high prices that were shown. We figured we must be getting a big meal.

Were we ever wrong!!!

The serves were so small that we were finished in minutes and immediately went next door to McDonalds.

What was funny was that a group of guys who'd been in Nando's at the same time as us, were in
McDonalds too!!

I feel so unsatisfied...

Lucky there's birthday cake waiting at home.

Oh... and no, the man of the house isn't seven, but if you add the numbers of his age up, it comes to seven!
Happy birthday Honey. Is that a smile I see???

Step away from the iphone!

Went to miss 15's drama production last night. For the most part I was  impressed. There were a lot of really talented kids there...
Not that the lady beside me would have known because she didn't take her eyes off her iPhone the whole night!!! I'm not kidding!

There were lots of strange looking kids there... As kids can tend to look strange in their quest for individuality... And I'm so glad I
didn't comment on one of the funnier ones because his mum was sitting right near us!! That could have turned ugly...

My daughter was a star of course. I must admit I got a bit nervous when I saw she was playing a mum but it was ok. I don't think she was being me.
She performed wonderfully. A natural actress!
It made me wonder though if all parents thought their kids were stars as some of the students were real shockers.

All in all it was s hood night and I find myself looking forward to the next production.

Go miss 15!!!

Friday, June 4, 2010

..and life goes on...

I guess it's about time I write in here.
To say it's been a difficult couple of weeks is an understatement.

I don't really want to dwell on it. What's happened has happened.

I have so many beautiful memories and it's been so good to share those with my family these past couple of weeks.

Last week while my sister and mother were sitting in my dad's hospital room, I thought about how nice it was that we were together, remembering and laughing about little things from the past. Then the reason of why we were sitting there hit me again and I'd get sad.
Still, death is a part of life... although knowing that doesn't make it any easier.

I think of all the things that I wanted to say to my dad. Most of them I actually did say but I wonder if he really understood it. I hope he knew how much he meant to me.

Towards the end when he was no longer able to communicate I kept holding his head or hand so he knew someone was there and was telling him that we were all here with him. I thought if he could hear me, then it might bring him some comfort.

Now that all the ceremony is over, the fact of what's happened is going to hit hard.

I know he was suffering and I'm so glad he's not anymore but thinking about his life and our life growing up with him these past couple of weeks just makes me miss him more.

Thanks dad. I know I wasn't an easy child to parent but you were the best father I could have hoped for.