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NSW, Australia
I'm made it past 50! married for over half my life, have 3 kids all grown and I'm loving this part of my life.I was a nurse in my younger days but an unhealthy dose of rheumatoid arthritis put a damper on my career,so I'm at home with the internet.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Sunday Blather

Sleepy quiet weekend as usual. The weather is starting to warm up a little, and not using the fire much. There could possibly be still frost but I'm never up that early to notice.

On the downhill run to the wedding now ,with 7 weeks to go.

Wedding dress has had the beading put on the back,the bridesmaids dresses and flower girl dresses are ready to go. Need to finalise hair and makeup lady and find something to wear in the girls hair.Booked my hair appointment....I was shocked.$55 for 1940's pinup hair. I'm told its a good price. You can tell I don't visit the hairdressers much.I won't look like this of course but my hair will be something like this minus the snood but with a fascinator with small veil instead .Hopefully I won't look toooo silly.

Still sorting the catering situation, the school fell through. Menu has been simplified and I'm going to buy BBQ chickens cooked locally....literally 300meters from the hall. Making lists and ordering the bits and pieces like salt pepper sauces sugar etc, it all adds up. My neighbour is sorting some local teens out for us, for food handling and serving the buffet and cleanup on a volunteer basis, so fingers crossed it all works out.

Finally have a lead on a vintage car .Living in the country is great, people are always trying to help out and someone always knows someone else......I started with one phone number for someone from a car club and am now on to my 8th call, this one looks to be a winner, might have an old red Jag, going to see it next week.Also remembered we need cars for the bridesmaids, friends have 2 black Holden commodores, not vintage, but we'll just photograph the black bits !!
Ahh ,Gemma has changed her mind on the cake,so have to go see the cake lady about that, and I have to get some flower and ribbons this week to make the cake toppers.

Still waiting on people with RSVP,so counting them in anyway........sigh.
Accomodation for everyone has been fun and we have booked out 2 and half pubs, some rooms at the convent B&B and a couple of cabins at the caravan park.

I decided to hire chair covers and sashes, and table runners with a lace runner that goes over for $100 from a girl whos wedding is after ours. Saved over 600 dollars doing it that way.Candles are coming from a lovely friend and some vases from another. Fairly lights are being unpacked from the xmas boxes.
Still have to get tulle,lots of tulle, its a big hall, and some water crystals.
Still have to take up my dress, buy Les shoes and take up his pants ........

It seems most people have got into the spirit of the theme between the wars and we should see a lot of people dressed up.

So much to do...........

Other than the wedding which seems to be the topic of conversation every time I open my mouth...........

Chloe rode her pushbike to work the other day and her arm has been painful ever since, I think she may have overstretched the healing tendons and muscles,so its back to walking tomorrow.
I was over in Canberra a couple of weeks ago and drove her in and back during the night. It is a really lonely road and these HUUUUGE KANGAROOS are so creepy and line the road like sentinals just staring........I can't even imagine walking past them, but she does. The make creepy noises in their throats apparantly......shudder. I guess they must know her scent now, they don't make any move toward her, they are just ...there....watching...

I tried giving her a driving lesson in the bubble car, but with size 11 feet, she could not feel any give in the accelerator at all,so this time it will be shoes off and use your toes. Both the brake and accelerator pedal were under the one foot, so we ended up in the bushes .

Danny is off to Packapanyal for a month for driver training, he was hoping for field, but will have to wait for that one. At least he's doing something and it will mean he will have full licence instead of P plates for his civvie licence.
Oh... tomorrow I'm FINALLY sending in my application to TAFE to study communications and media cert 4,so that might keep my brain ticking along. I have been going to study something all year.............


  1. Brain ticking along? Oh, my! It seems to be in overdrive. You're one busy woman.
    Your wedding prep sounds quite fun to me. I like the more frugal DIY approach.

  2. Busy busy! The pinup hairstyle will look lovely, and it sounds like the wedding is all coming together.

  3. Hi thanks for stopping by and commenting today.
    You have a lot going on. I would have freaked out if I saw those eyes on the side of the road also. However since I can't drive at night anymore I guess I'm safe and since I live in America again.. I'm safe.
    I hope you have a wonderful day. Will be following.

  4. Weddings are so much work! I have two daughters so I know. I have to say I just love the hair-do. I have a pic of my mom in one very similar.
    Sorry you ended up in the bushes, and those kangaroos would scare me too.

  5. Wow!!! What a busy life you have at the moment. The wedding sounds like it is going to be great fun with the theme. Good luck with the studies too :).

  6. a wedding can take over your life! Enjoy! :)

  7. Busy busy busy! I have just been to a wedding where everyone just pitched in if they were asked. It turned out to be surprisingly good :)

    Good on you for studying, it really does help you concentrate and gives you something different to focus on.

  8. You are so busy!! And I was wondering when the wedding was! Hang in there, almost there. :)

  9. Gosh, I'm exhausted just reading about everything you're doing! Can't wait to see pictures of the wedding!

  10. Can't wait to see the pics from the wedding.

    And so you know... my hair... also semi 1940's style... $75. And that's cheep, since my childhood friend's doing it.

  11. It sounds like you have so many fun ideas for the wedding! I wish you much luck and sanity to make it through! :)

    WV: raleted. When people are raleted to those in the wedding party, they often don't think to send back the RSVP. Hicks.



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