Take That! December 26, 2007Posted by Mistress B in Christmas, Family, Funny Stuff, In Laws.
How do you get your mother in law who doesn’t like you, blames you for being estranged from her son, and who hasn’t spoken to you in 6 months to stop being rude to you at the family Christmas gathering?
You start asking her if she got the photo’s of the children that YOU sent to her whilst sitting next to her mother (who adores you) and videotaping the backyard cricket match!
She wasn’t quite game to continue her rudeness in those circumstances! lol
And then a funny thing happened. It’s like a switch flicked in her head and everything was fine again. Before I knew it she was leaning in the car window giving me kisses goodbye and stealing the neighbours junk mail for me to look at!
Smiley Saturday December 23, 2007Posted by Mistress B in Christmas, Fire, Gifts, Miss Lou, My Brigade, Our Home, Smiley Saturday.
Yeah, I know its Sunday, but I didn’t get a chance to post this yesterday…… lol
On Monday some people trying to stir crap just made themselves look like d**kheads and that made me smile
On Tuesday work started in earnest on repairing my kitchen and that made me smile
On Wednesday our Christmas Lights Tour was a great success and that made me smile
On Thursday I rearranged our brigade Christmas party so I didn’t have to cater and that really made me smile
On Friday my kitchen was finished except the floor and that made me smile, but I was really really smiling when my hubby was home by tea time after hardly seeing him all week
On Saturday I was laughing all the way when we went Christmas shopping and managed to go to four different stores, park near the front door of each one, were straight through the check outs without a line up and home in only one and a half hours!
And today…….. I got to surprise my Lou by showing up unexpectedly while she was on a shopping trip with her Granma. She’s nearly as tall as me now………. sigh
What do you get? December 18, 2007Posted by Mistress B in Christmas, Kids, My Brigade.
What do you get when you mix 6 mini buses, 6 drivers, a dozen firefighters, a dozen firefighter’s kids, a 4 wheel drive, 65 bags of lollies & fruit cake, 25 pick up points and 55 of our towns older residents?
Our annual Christmas Lights Tour of course!
It is on tomorrow night. The kids and I went for a sneak peak tonight to map out the route that we will be taking. We also did up the 65 bags of treats! What a temptation for kids to be filling bags with lollies for other people! lol. Fortunately there were left over lollies just BEGGING to be eaten.
Will try to post some piccies after the big event. I think I’ve got everything covered now. Just have to round up some drink containers tomorrow and confirm pick up time for a few of the guests. I think……….. lol
Skippy, Skippy, Skippy the Sore Kangaroo December 16, 2007Posted by Mistress B in Car, Christmas, Hubby, Kids.
Skippy must be sore tonight.
”Why is that?” you may very well be thinking.
Cos I frickin well hit him with my car!
Luckily I was only 1/2 km out of town and only doing 80km/hr when it happened. He came out of long grass on the side of the road, I had no chance of missing it.
I’ve only ever hit one thing before, the tree that I wrapped my parents car around (literally) when I was 17 and stupid.
It freaked me out a little…….. until I realised that what I had seen flying around up the side of the car was the shattered parking light and not parts of the kangaroo. Freaked the kids right out, I’m talking tears and “take me home mummy” being wailed from the back seat.
We high-tailed it back into town and I’ll be damned if the stupid kangaroo didn’t jump out in front of me again!! Skippy has a death wish I’m sure! We managed to waved my hubby down as he was heading out in the truck to get him to check the car over. The front grill is smashed, and the left parking light is gone, and the bumper is a little out of whack, but that’s it. Luckily. Fortunately I’d only clipped it with the front left hand corner of the car, if it had hit in the middle, we’d have been in trouble. It was a BIG roo.
Hubby was pissing himself laughing after he’d checked the car out. Our bonnet always sticks a little and is a bugger to open. Well, it used to be. It pops open quite easily now. He was all “well you mighta fucked the parking light, but you sure did a good job fixing the bonnet”. Asshat. At least the kids stopped freaking out once they saw their dad laughing about it all though.
Then he’s says to me “It’s only got to last another 9 months, don’t write it off just yet”. Haha freakin’ ha. Think ya funny don’t ya?
Anyone got a kangaroo suit I can dress him up in?
Up Goes The Tree November 25, 2007Posted by Mistress B in Christmas, Fire, Kids, Our Home, TJ.
No not in flames.
As in erected.
In our living room.
Did I mention that I’m talking about the Christmas tree?
TJ has also put together a little 60cm tree that I picked up for $5 after last Christmas. It came complete with lights, tinsel and decorations. It will go on the dining table when we finish cleaning the kitchen/dining room.
If we ever finish cleaning the kitchen/dining room. Sigh.
And so it begins…………. November 21, 2007Posted by Mistress B in Christmas, Kids.
CJ started thinking about her Christmas wish list today.
I have only myself to blame. Yesterday, I had been skiting to my g/f’s how I was going to ask for a triple dose of Johnny and Orlando for Christmas. Then while we were driving past the video store on our way to get pizza, I commented to my kids that Pirates 3 was out on DVD this week. The kids of course went “COOL! We’ll have to get that”. I stupidly tells them that I’m going to ask Santa for it for Christmas cos I’ve been a good girl.
That got them thinking.
So today CJ’s list stands at
* Pixel chick babysitter (“but I’ll have to hide it from my friends”)
* Mr Bean’s Holiday DVD
* a Ping Pong Table
* a Pool for the backyard (and not a wading pool either!)
* a Basketball Hoop
And they still have over a month to add to their already rapidly expanding lists.