Sunday, April 21, 2013

Skip 2

2 years since an entry. That's lazy on a large scale. Life gets in the way. Have been inspired by a fellow mum's musings to commit fingers to keyboard once again.

An update:

M is nearly 2. Words are coming thick and fast. A real little boy. Now I have 2! Adores swimming.

R is 5, has started school (in Prep and absolutely loves it). Adores Lego.

C is still in the same job as usual, but with added 'official' responsibilities and authority. He had those before, as 2nd in charge, now it's official as a director of the business. Forever touting how great '50 Shades of Grey' is. (Note: I've yet to meet another male who will admit to reading it - at all, or readily as much as C does)

I'm still plugging away at the gym, finally at a size I'm happy with. Still a Stay At Home Mum but with the added passion that comes with being the coordinator of the local toy library. Still annoyed at the constant state of mess that 3 males manage to create and be blissfully aware of until I start making noise about it.

Old friends still remain, and new friends have joined our circle. My mothers group is still chugging along although our meet ups are a bit sporadic now that 3 (of the original 4) of us have kids at school 5 days a week.

Family remains the same, with added hiccups along the way. There's been a niece added, no nephews. No big family events that I can think of.

Friends have gotten married, had babies (or are in the process of brewing them). Close friends also seem to be in a constant flux of turmoil, as soon as it settles then more dust is kicked up. It's not enjoyable watching this from the sidelines.

House is still slowly improving. The entertaining area is pretty much complete, with the paving completely redone, the pergola finished & painted and some nice outdoor furniture obtained. The herb garden thrives, as are the espaliered citrus trees (fruit on the way, yet to ripen). Front garden is gone, replaced by gravel driveway, 2 parking 'areas' and mulched native plant areas. Front fence has been replaced (yay!) with a grey colourbond fence that features a sliding (driveway) gate and pedestrian access gate. We are now a Compound.

Oh yeah, and our neighbour died and we didn't learn until 2+ months later. (Note: his family knew, just not us)

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