Saturday, December 24, 2016

CHRISTMAS EVE DAY

And so excited about today!

Mike and Joyce are arriving from Palmerston North. We expect them mid to late afternoon. I won't be able to relax until they are safely here.

Until they get here, we have lots to do.
The guys are going to do a little work on the playground/monkey bar structure and Bex and I are going to get some grocery shopping done.

Steve was given a turkey from his boss... so that is going in the oven today too.

Tonight I am making our Christmas trifle... in the big fish bowl. This time I hope to get the layers right.

And that's all I have for now. I hope your final day before Christmas goes well and you are anticipating a wonderful, family filled day tomorrow.

I know our day is going to be the BEST in a long time. 

ONWARD...

So far so good.  Groceries are done.  Turkey is in the oven.  The guys have the construction materials, and are working on the playground.

I feel guilty as hell, Steve only has two days off, and I've got him working!  Luckily, he loves me so much he would do anything for me.
That's the sort of love you appreciate from your kids.  


 ABOVE:  A very happy Granddad.


 ABOVE:  And the construction starts on PHASE ONE.

ABOVE:  The kids are getting excited... but it's still not finished quite yet.

Once this part is done, I will consider what PHASE TWO will be.  Cos there will be more added at some point.


 ABOVE:  PHASE ONE ... DONE.


 ABOVE:  'BOB' aka Steve, taking a well earned break.  Stew and him did a really excellent job... so thankful they are so handy.  They work well together.


ABOVE:  The kids, even the big ones, enjoying the playground.

Utterly shattered.  It's been a long, hot day.
I will be having a quick nap soon, before Mike and Joyce arrive!

Then it will be time to make the trifle for tomorrow, then go to bed.

23 comments:

  1. Anonymous8:24 AM

    Always fighting with someone in your family,don't you think maybe because you are so volatile that maybe you're the problem?

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    1. Merry Christmas. Go and pour yourself a drink and step away from the keyboard. I don't think you will be making it to santas good list as he doesn't like keyboard warriors either.

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    2. Well aren't you a Christmas cunt, it's people like you who are the problem.

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    3. Anonymous9:09 AM

      ... and a Merry Fu*kn Christmas to you Cu*t face.

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    4. Yep, I can be volatile... WHEN PROVOKED! And OMFG do I get provoked OFTEN. Fuck you ANON.... go sit under ya fucken bridge and eat toads for Christmas. I hope they choke you.

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    5. Anonymous5:17 PM

      I fight with my family too. My father, my daughter, my sister. All three are cunts and I won't take their shit any longer. Am I volatile? Perhaps. I was also abused as a kid and won't take ANYONE'S shit. So Anon, before you pass clueless judgment, consider the reasons WHY many of us fight with our families!! You probably don't have anyone at all to fight with because no one wants to be around you.

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  2. Get stuffed anonymous. Chris you enjoy your family and have a lovely day .

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  3. All the best for tomorrow! How exiting having everyone together. :)

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  4. Anonymous, you freakin fruitcake, YOU KNOW NOTHING, Chris does not seek out or cause any of the "fights" as you call her issues and on going difficulties with certain members of her family. Chris does not fight with Stew or the family members who treat her with respect and loyalty she deserves. No matter how much she has had to endure from those who cause her grief, if she is needed she will never turn her back on them. As I said YOU KNOW NOTHING.

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  5. I am not going to feed the troll. Chris, have a lovely day getting the finishing touches ready for your Christmas day tomorrow. I am so glad Mike & Joyce are coming.

    I am all done, just need to go to the library, get my hair done & clear the table of crap & set it all Christmassy like.

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  6. Oh - one more thing - CHOOSE HAPPINESS!!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. I am... happiness all the way! I'M SO HAPPY RIGHT NOW... IT'S SUCH A GOOD FEELING.

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    2. Good girl :-).

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  7. Merry Christmas Chris, Stew and all your family. So exciting that Mike and Joyce will be there too. You are awesome folks and I am always in awe of you and your talents.

    Anon has shit for brains. Must be able to see where they live??? I think it's someone who's really miserable and pissed off because you are so happy and they've stuffed their own life up so ridicule yours.

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  8. Chris, you and your beautiful family be happy because you bring happiness to all of Us out here. Merry Christmas and watch those babies light up and the "bigger people" enjoy the time to spend together. New home , good food , good health and lots of love. Keep up the good work.

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  9. Piss off anon! You are being the big twat, Chris is just like any other human being whom has issues in their family. Nobody is perfect. BTW the way your the biggest Grinch of Xmas right now.

    Merry Christmas Chris, Stew and family enjoy your day with your family.

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  10. What a great play area! I hope anonymous isn't anyone you really know.

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  11. Merry Christmas to all the family Chris. Enjoy the day. I was thinking along the same lines
    as Happy Elf Mom. Don't give the trolls any oxygen. You are a wonderful son Steve. My own three sons would have reacted just like you.

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  12. Seriously?? Don't you have anything better to do on Christmas Eve? I truly believe that you are just jelous of this amazing family. Crawl back to your miserable, pathetic life and leave them alone 😡

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  13. I love what Stew and Steve have done to the jungle gym!!!!! It looks amazing, well done. Have a wonderful day everyone :)

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  14. Anonymous7:32 PM

    P.S #2 here, I am not the nasty annon Merry Christmas all x

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  15. Anonymous11:34 PM

    Steve and Stew did an amazing job that is a seriously cool piece of kit. That smile on Grandads face says it all, hope you have another lovely day can't wait to see the trifle pics!!!! yummmmmm It's me Blondie

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