Friday, March 03, 2006

It's Friday Night Again ....


It is Friday night in my part of the world .... jealous ??? .... my weekend has started !!! Sorry, I shouldn't tease, that's just mean !!! But I'm excited ... the working / schooling week is over, it is time to relax and have some fun.

It has been a nice, busy week for me. Haven't managed to spend a great deal of time at home during the day. I am a couple of lessons behind in my Web Design course ... it is only week 3 of a 6 week course ... guess what I'm doing tomorrow ?!?!? I have managed to catch up with a number of friends. Had my parents over for dinner on Wednesday night, went out to dinner with them Thursday night. Did some typing for an elderly lady at a local retirement village. Shopped, cleaned, cooked, washed, you know the drill !!

Went shopping with my hubby this morning, to get some new stuff for camping. Rays Tent City had a 24½ percent off sale ... thought this was a good opportunity to get a few things we wanted. We bought a portable on-demand hot water service doo-dah which operates on propane gas, so that when we go camping, it doesn't have to be in a camp ground, and we don't have to go through numerous wet-wipes to wash, or jump in a rather chilly river to have a bath ... we can have a good old-fashioned shower, just like at home. Luxury, eh ?? Also bought a new lantern, as we managed to smash the glass on our other one (again !!) ... this new one has an automatic starter, so that you don't need to light it with a match or lighter, and risk losing eyelashes and eyebrows !! We also got a new aluminium non-stick hot plate to go on our two-burner camping stove. Somehow we destroyed the non-stick capabilities of the old one, and got sick of trying to scrape our food off it !!! Can't wait to go camping to try out all this stuff.

There is only on week left of Term One for the kids in Victoria. They have made this term a short one, in order that the holidays fall the same time as the up-coming Commonwealth Games, which are being held in Melbourne.. Next weekend is actually a long-weekend, with Monday 13th March being our Labour Day holiday. We will be going to our caravan at Bonnie Doon for that weekend, and then on the 16th we are heading up to the Murray River (which borders Victoria and New South Wales) for a few days camping. Can't wait. Gonna have a ball !! Hope the warm weather continues until then ... I'd hate for it to rain for the whole 4 days of camping !!!

I guess that's all for me for now, I have probably got you all yawning out of boredom from my rambling post !!!

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend, full of fun, relaxation, love, happiness and adventure (choose whichever applies !!!).

Take care, stay safe,

MEOW

42 comments:

Viamarie said...

Camping! That sounds very exciting. Hope you will update us on your experiences.

I will be visiting a dear friend from the office this weekend. She has been on leave for almost a month now due to her radiation therapy treatments. The rest of the weekend will be the regular household chores.

Happy weekend too!

Sharon K said...

Have a good camping weekend, have fun and enjoy the out of doors, remember to take your camera.

Justine said...

you're doing webdesign? oh! I want to, too! i don't think i really have time though.

have a nice camping trip! You'll appreciate your mod cons when you're home again.

Badoozie said...

thanks!! you too, all your camping stuff sounds cool, i love to camp as well, and hope to do a little of it this summer. lots of work, but love the outdoors!!

Dick said...

My calendar is a bit different with Sunday followed by six Saturdays. The main difference to me is which business are or are not open on a given day & there are more recreation related things on the normal weekends.

Your camping trips sound fun. I am guessing the new purchases are for tent camping as your caravan probably already has those items. Well, the gridle would be useful both places.

Since I am off on a 4-month RV trip I guess I am "camping" all the time. One of the US RV manufacturers has a neat slogan, "Roughing It - Smoothly." Sitting out in the desert, taking showers (in hot water), cooking with the microwave or gas BBQ, having a few hundred TV channels to choose from, Internet web browsing, etc. isn't exactly a tough life style. At night there is the island queen size bed to sleep in. An RV is more like a small apartment on wheels.

FTS said...

I intend to get out camping and hiking in the foothills once I get settled into my new home. You just reminded me how much fun it is. :)

Bossy♥'s YOU said...

guess what I got today....

Thank you...everything is so neat..I cant wait to listen to cd...your so cute...Love it all;)

green eyed girl on planet earth said...

Hi Meow,
Happy belated Birthday to your Mum, she certainly is beautiful , you described her and it seems like you two are very similiar in your ways ,from what I can tell from this side :)loved the pics.May your Mum have many more blessed and happy Birthdays...God Bless.
I love the idea of you going camping and all the gadgets , it sounds like a blast:) hope you have a wonderful time with loads of laughs, dont forget the sunscreen. I will be thinking of you as I freeze here LOL I am comp shopping so if I disapear for awhile you know I had difficulty hooking up (new territory for me !)
OH DEAR Wish me luck:)and I will show you mine wink wink *(email)
Greeneyes

Clare said...

Have a great time camping Meow. I went camping in Cornwall last summer and had a fab time :). I hope you'll share some photos with us of where you went.

Clare

Michelle said...

Camping eehhh...hmmmmm. I never did get into camping, infact i have a golden rule......."No powerpoint,no Michelle"!!
Only stars i wanna see are the 5 on the brochure!

Tab said...

Are you going to watch the
Academy Awards on Sunday?
Have a great weekend too!

Kendra Lynn said...

HI there...saw that you sent BossyBritches a package and stopped by to tell you that was a very nice thing to do. :) She needed cheering up.
Sounds like you will have lots of fun camping. My hubby loves to camp...I suffer along for his sake. :)

Take care.

Kendra

Cathy said...

Shopping for camping supplies is so much fun; I look forward to doing the same come summer. Enjoy your weekend.

Meow said...

Viamarie ... camping is great fun. I will tell you all about it when we get back. Hope your friend is doing well, and the radiation therapy is working. I don't think I will do too many chores this weekend, not in the mood !!!

Sharon ... thank you, we will (it is still a couple of weeks away). Don't worry, I rarely go anywhere without the camera !!

Justine ... this web design course is on-line through Swinburne. I can do it in my own time, it's great. The mod cons of home are always appreciated after a camping trip, particularly one where we camp "wild", not in a caravan park !!

Susie ... camping is great fun, knowing that the only thing between me and nature is a thin wall of fabric !!! Love all the sounds and smells of camping.

Dick ... I like the sound of your calendar !! Yes, the purchases were for tent camping, as out caravan at Bonnie Doon is fully equipped, no longer mobile, more like a holiday house than a caravan. Your RV sounds amazing ... maybe you could post some photos of it's interior / exterior, so we get the idea (or had you already done that, and I missed it !?!)

FTS ... I imagine Denver has some great camping / hiking spots. Should be great fun.

Bossy Britches ... glad it arrived so promptly ... only 5 days after I posted it !! That's a first for Australia Snail Mail !!! Connie's parcel took over 2 weeks last time!! Hope you enjoy the CD.

Greeneyes ... yes, mum and I are very similar in many ways, we have the same values and love for our family. Hope your cold weather starts to improve soon. Good luck with the comp shopping ! Looking forward to your email.

Clare ... thank you. Cornwall sounds nice. I will share some photos, don't you worry ... you'll probably be sick of my photos before long !!

Michelle ... you don't know what you are missing, camping is so much fun, and we take all our luxuries with us these days !!! Even the laptop !!

Tab ... yep, I'll probably watch the Acadamy Awards .. I think there's a couple of Aussies in the running !!

Kendra Lyn ... Hi and welcome. Thanks for visiting. It's amazing that the package arrived so quickly, and I'm glad it helped to cheer Bossy Britches up. I will be stopping by your blog soon, so look out for me !!

Thank you so much, everyone, for all your great comments. Have a great weekend, all, and take care, Meow xx

Meow said...

Cathy ... I didn't forget you, but you snuck in whilst I was posting my comment / replies !!!
I think we are all shopped out, now, and have everything we need, and then some !!! Can't wait to use it all.
Have a great weekend, take care, meow xx

Babble said...

Came over to say Hi Via Mossy.

"Hi!"

Camping is always fun unless is so hot you can't even breath. Cook some marshmellows for me and my girls!

Meow said...

Hi Jaws, and thanks for stopping by. I will make sure to cook you some marshmallows ... yum !! Have a great weekend, take care, Meow

DayByDay4-2Day said...

yep that might be true, but when you are sleeping Sunday I'll be up still enjoying my weekend.

Speaking of Sunday I can't wait!
I'm going to a big bead show, to buy supplies. I love these events. They only come a few times a year.

To tease you...
I'm going to find some great hemitite. I'm going to look for something very unusual and then post it on MindPaperPencilArt next week.

Ooohhhh I'm bad that way!!!

Connie and Rob said...

Well I hope you have a wonderful time camping. I am a hotel kind of girl myself but I certianly can see the attraction. I am just a chicken of bugs and the night. Take lots of pictures so I can live vicariously through you!

Hugs, Connie

Meow said...

DaybyDay ... the bead show sounds great, I bet you find some gorgeous stuff there. Looking forward to seeing the hematite !! I'll be sure to check out your pictures on your site.

Connie ... I like hotels, too, but nothing beats camping. Nothing wrong with being chicken of bugs and stuff ... you should've seen the huge spider that cornered me in my bathroom this morning ... eeewwww !!

Have a great weekend, take care, Meow

ange said...

camping is something i havn't done for years! fingers crossed its a sunny weekend for you when you go.
as for me this weekend, no excitement. working both saturday and sunday! but i have the long weekend off and i plan to catch up with some friends...YAY

Meow said...

Thanks, Ange. Yeah, I hope it's a warm weekend, too. Only 2 weeks away, so it should still be warm, at least !! But then again, this is Melbourne !!! Don't work too hard, take care, Meow

SkyeBlue2U said...

Camping! Yess, I too love camping, the coffee just taste and smells better over a camp fire. Have fun. Happy weekend!!

Phil said...

Camping? In this weather? It's below 0 here! You Aussies are so lucky with weather. I need to move.

Meow said...

Skyblue ... thanks, will do.

Phil ... time you moved to the land of Oz. We are currently on our 3rd or 4th (can't remember which !) day of above 30ÂșC temperatures. The airconditioner has been working hard, the nights have been warm ... almost uncomfortably so.

Have a great weekend, take care, Meow

Ger. said...

I cannot fathom being able to do any kind of design .

I cannot imagine going camping !!!

Your trip sounds awesome , soak in some sun for me !!!

Take care,

Lisa :)

Ivy the Goober said...

Good lord, woman. Are you on speed? You made me tired just reading all that you've done. Oh, and goody, thanks, you just reminded me of a camping story I'm going to post! ;)

Meow said...

Lisa ... you gotta try camping sometime, it is heaps of fun. Also, the web design course so far is really cool. Glad you're still with us !! Take care.

Ivy ... he he he, it sounds more busy than it was !!! Looking forward to your camping story.

Have a great weekend, take care, Meow

Neo said...

Meow - Not bored at all. Camping sounds like fun! Roast some marshmellows for me eh?

Peace & Hugs,

- Neo

Meow said...

Hi Neo, I will toast some marshmallows for you. Can't wait to get going, only less than 2 weeks to go. Should be fun. Take care, Meow

Michelle said...

LOL, yes i know exactly what i'm missing!!! If you take everything with you then why leave the house LOL???

Meow said...

Michelle ... for an adventure, that's why !!! Gotta have a sense of adventure !!

Jenn said...

Have a great weekend Meow! Nice pictures of your parents... your mom has a very distinctive face and smile that has stayed the same since she was 9... very nice. Now we can put their two faces together and guess what you look like!

Meow said...

Jenn ... thank you. I guess I look somewhat like both of them, but not really. Maybe sometime soon I may post a picture of myself ... got to find a nice one, first !!! Have a great weekend, take care, Meow

Michelle said...

LOL, you can have Real Adventure in a 5 star resort......massage....spa....pool......island picnics...cruises..AND no cleaning up...now that's my kind of adventure!!!

Meow said...

Michelle ... we'll have to agree to disagree on that one !!! Have a great Sunday, take care, Meow

True Blue Guy said...

Camping is a lot of fun - have a great weekend !

cheers

Meow said...

True Blue Guy ... yes, camping is a lot of fun ... can't wait till we go !! Have a great weekend, take care, Meow

Autumn said...

I love camping, it sounds like you got some nice things. Be sure and take lots of pictures to post for us when you go next.

Meow said...

Thanks, Autumn ... don't you worry, I'll take heaps ... hopefully they turn out !!! Have a great Sunday, take care, Meow

kyahgirl said...

thanks for explaining your holidays and calendar to us! You're kind of upside down compared to me :-)

Meow said...

Kyahgirl ... I guess you're kinda upside down to me, too (or is that you're right way up !!)
Take care, Meow