Well, first up for today is Steve, Bex and Griffin are going to Rainbow's End Amusement Park.
Griffin was given a free pass as a reward from his school for being 'Person of the Term' at the end of last year.
He must use it before the 14th of this month, so he's going with Steve and Bex today.
Stew and I will be babysitting Dante for them, which is fine as we already have Keera here. Those two bubs get on so well together.
Bex said yesterday she saw them giving each other kisses and cuddles. Wish I'd seen that.
Mike's netball team didn't make it to the Semi-finals, so Mike is pretty much a free agent today.
I know he and Joyce want to come visit us. Also, they want to watch the Men's final... so we shall be kinda be playing today by ear.
Bearing in mind we have two babes today, I shall probably be staying home with them if Stew and Brylee decide to go out to watch Netball.
It doesn't matter to me. It's so hot down at the courts I'd actually rather stay home.
I don't think I've mentioned this ... but my hot flushes are easing! I don't know if it's due to the new blood pressure medication or because I am actually outgrowing them? Either way, I'm grateful. I'm down to about 4-5 a day!!! Bloody awesome.
I could kick myself. I should have used all those hours on the bus last week to read up on my Camera's operations! Grrrr. Feel so dumb now.
Reading up on how to operate beyond 'AUTO' is something I am desperate to do. But to find the time! There is so much I should be doing... getting Rena's Ballerina done, housework, blog reading, housework, my Dresden Plate quilt finished, housework.............
Sheesh, the list goes on and on. There's not enough hours in the day sometimes.
If I didn't: the bus driver was speeding, he entered an 'S' bend, a car was in the middle of the road about to turn into a driveway. The bus driver decided to try and pass him ON THE LEFT and hit the curb, which made the bus swerve onto the wrong side of the road, narrowly missing a taxi with 3 passengers in it, before mounting the curb and crashing into the tree.
The bus driver, an elderly man and two other passengers were ejected from the bus through the smashed windscreen. The two children on the bus sustained injuries too.
The upshot? The bus driver was charged with dangerous driving causing death (the elderly man died at the scene), dangerous driving causing injury to the children, and reckless endangerment. He was sentenced to almost three years jail and loss of his drivers license for 3 years.
He deserved it.
OK... I'm done for now...
ANNITA: neither Joyce or Mike are 'Professional' netball players. They just love the game and enjoy playing in their spare time.
Mike works in Retail for now, until he is ready to apply to train as a Police Officer. Joyce works at home.
Well... Steve, Bex and Griffin have left for Rainbow's end. Here's hoping they have an awesome time.
I'm doing some sewing... while Stew is on babysitting duty! He doesn't mind, he's watching sport on the telly while giving Dante his pre-nap bottle.
1 toddler is asleep, the other is still happily playing after having a 'Granddad Nap'... which simply means he fell asleep on Granddad, and stayed there till he woke up again. *sigh*
Lunchtime, and I'm having my rice risotto with peas. Yum yum.
We haven't heard from Mike and Joyce today, so not sure what they are doing or if we will see them today or not. Mike is the worst communicator ever! We ring/leave texts... and hear back NOTHING 9 times out of 10.
Well NOW I have to eat my words, as Stew just heard from him. Looks like we will see him this afternoon. Yaaa.
Well... Mike and Joyce were here for a couple of hours, time to have a bit of a catch up without netball being a distraction.
I hope to see them again in a few months when I go back down to Palmy for a girly weekend again.
Steve is cooking our dinner tonight, sausages, mashed spuds, baked beans and spaghetti. An easy dinner, but nice.
I'm happy with the progress I made on Rena's Ballerina, it's looking so cute.
End of Day: it's been a super lovely day really. The babies are just adorable... they 'play' with each other heaps. By play, I mean they fight over who's got what, who's too close to 'their' Granddad or Griffin! Dante is very possessive of his people.
Seeing Mike and Joyce was wonderful.
Sewing today was wonderful.
And I am almost finished the Ballerina project for Rena.