Today, 30 years ago... Stew and I met.
We met at the Mercury Bay Rugby Clubrooms, where he was attending a Women's Netball evening. He was their coach.
I went with a lady I'd met through Playcentre, and she introduced Stew to me that night.
It was the first night I had gone out since leaving my first husband, and I wasn't remotely interesting in meeting any guys at all.
I was sure I would be a solo mother of 4 kids forever.
Not so. Stew and I hit it off immediately, even though the first words I ever said to him were: "I'm a solo mother with 4 kids, don't get interested!"
He got interested.
The rest is history. We are now 30 years on from that day, and I still love him as much now as I did then.
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY DARLING, I love you with all my heart.
I'm going out.
It's time for my quarterly blood test, to be followed up with a visit to the Diabetes nurse later on in the week for results.
I also need to talk to her about all the medications I'm on, that may not be necessary while I'm doing the Optifast.
It says on the Optifast info sheet that metformin, blood pressure and cholesterole lowering medications might not need to be taken while on it, and I'm taking all of those medications. So, worth asking about I think.
It's finally getting warmer, so I got into summer clothes... went to find some summer footwear... and bugger!
They are all in storage in Hamilton!
I didn't expect to still be here in summer.
So I shall be shopping for some summer shoes while we are out too.
AND A CAKE. An Anniversary cake. And I might just have a piece too. Not every day you celebrate 30 years of being with the man you love.
2.22 pm: And we were out much longer than anticipated. It took me AGES to find just the right cake. We even tracked down a dedicated 'cake shop'... only they had NO CAKES! Just things to put on top of cakes. Derrr.
We ended up getting a cake from the Cheesecake Shop.
Here's a few photos from last night:
ABOVE: And over he goes. It was such fun watching them play.
ABOVE: Young Archer with his 'deer in the headlights' look.
ABOVE: Bex and Archer outside watching the kids play with their remote control cars.
ABOVE: Dante was VERY good at crashing Brylee's car! Luckily it has big bumpers at the front, or it would have been ruined.
They are all laughing at Brylee as she ran after her car, trying to stop it crashing into the curb!
OK... these are my new summer slip ons:
ABOVE: Very comfy, but I already have skin rubbed off my left big toe! Might take a while to get used to wearing them. Feet are ugly things eh?
ABOVE: I bought some seeds to dry roast my own. This lot cost about $6. If it works, it will be a quarter of the cost of what I got at the market on Saturday. Fingers crossed I don't burn them.
End of Day: well we had a lovely dinner, followed by cake.
I'm stuffed! Don't think I'll be doing that again in a hurry though. Feel ikkk now.