Thursday, June 30, 2011

Busy Days

It seems at the moment there is no time to rest, one or other of the kids seem to have to be picked up and/or dropped off somewhere, shopping, housework, washing etc etc.

The week before last we had a pick up or drop off or something to attend every night. In all fairness it was the year 13 play for which Samyson was on the lighting team so a couple of the pick  ups were just to get him after school as they had rehearsals and it was dark so I didn't want him walking home.

This weekend:
- Friday Gary drops Samyson at the mall where he will catch a bus to town with Alika, they will grab some dinner & then head to the Stage Challenge (luckily Alikas mum is bringing them home), Siobhan has a hair appointment at 4.15 which Gary will drop her at then pick her up when she is finished.
- Saturday I get to drop Siobhan at school at 7.30, she is going to a Chinese Cultural festival, I will go the the 8am yoga class (may as well make the most of being up so stupidly early), then I will go to the gym. Home, showered & changed Gary & I are going out for lunch (thanks to Montieths $ 50 voucher), shopping in the afternoon, pick Siobhan up from school then off to friends for dinner.
- Sunday I intend not to do a damn thing,  I would like to try & read for a few hours and will probably end up doing insurance policy analysis for a couple of hours woo hoo.

I have been checking on the Landcheck website for Christchurch, every house I grew up in is in the red zone, they will all be demolished. I just read today that one of the hotels I spent many (way too many) evenings at listening to bands will be demolished. Because I grew up in the Eastern suburbs and spent most weekends in the city it is really weird to think pretty much none of it is going to be there. It is not just the places I lived but friends houses, my Godmothers house, the house I baby sat 4 kids in almost every Saturday night for 18 months or so when I was 15. I am supposed to be going down there in a couple of months for a week or so but to be honest I am not looking forward to it. I will go though because I know Mum is finding it hard, the 13 June quake seems to be the straw that broke the camels back. I wonder if Mum & Dad would like to spend a couple of days in Timaru or Hamner - can relive some childhood memories there instead.

Having one of those can't be arsed working days today, I think after spending several hours yesterday writing Financial Advisor disclosure documents my brain is just over it. Still heaps to do so I should stop procrastinating and get on with it.


Anonymous said...

I know what you mean about procrastinating.... I do that when I have had enough of the financial work I do as well.

I never lived in Christchurch but can imagine it would be hard to see all the hotels you used to listen to bands in.. gone. Those memories will still be there though. I cannot imagine how those poor people feel.

Anyway I just thought I would pop in because you always supported me when I was blogging.


Anne said...

I've done a fair bit of procrastinating over the last months, it's going to change!

I remember those busy days all to well tearing around with kids...

Chris H said...

Good point Tracy.
No it does not specify if the dye transfer is from clothes to couch or visa versa.
don't worry, I am digging my heels in on this one.... and I've let Harvey Norman AND Morgan Furniture know it too.
Close up here I come I've told them! Oh and I will take the lounge suite down to Harvey Norman's on a trailer with a big plackard too, warning others of the pitfalls of buying DAMN EXPENSIVE leather furniture and what can go wrong with it after only 9 months! lol
These are threats only I hope.

Chris H said...

Re you comment just now: YES! I have been saying that for months and months, but the 'experts' are POSITIVE that it's because she may feel like she was not wanted, and abandoned by our daughter. *sigh*... they know NOTHING ... I am POSITIVE all her problems are due to her personality. Time will tell.
And I have to play their game or I will be branded as a parent that is not doing EVERYTHING I can to help my child. Grrrrr.