Monday, July 24, 2006

Whacky Weekend ... It's Over ... Aaaaawwwww !!

Hello Friends,

It is Monday morning in Australia, it is a sunny, smoggy day, quite mild in temperature. But ... it's MONDAY ... and that means the weekend's over, and we are back doing 9 to 5 routines !! Darn !!

My weekend was fairly quiet.

Saturday morning was Chicky's netball (they lost ... boo-hoo !!), then it was home to do some housework and cooking, as we were having friends over for dinner that night. It was a lovely evening, we chatted till all hours, and made plans for a camping holiday in the September school holidays. We will be heading to the Broken Hill region (which is in Western NSW). Should be a great trip ... can't wait.

Sunday was quiet ... I fiddled around with iTunes a bit, in preparation for my IPod, which I will get in the next day or two ... whoo-hoo !! I had to turn the computer off mid-afternoon, as we had a ripper electrical thunder storm, and I am paranoid that the computer will blow up, so I turn it off and unplug it from the power during storms. Better safe, than sorry, I always say !! I spent this down-time completing a mail-out I was doing for a friend ... 225 letters needed enveloping, labelling, stamping, and rubber-stamping (return address on the back). Booooring !! It's done now, though, and the letters are posted ... thank goodness !!

Unfortunately, I didn't get around to visiting all your blogs over the weekend, so I must apologise for that (again). I hope to get around to you all over the next couple days. Please forgive me, don't forget about me !!

Today I need to type up the newsletter I do each month for the Australian Multiple Birth Association, which will take me a few hours. Hopefully, once that's done, I can come visiting !!!

I would like to wish a belated Happy Birthday (for yesterday) to Kali ... hope you had a wonderful day.

Thank you everyone for letting me know your birthdates. I am collating them, so that I can acknowledge your birthdays as they occur. If anyone else would like to let me know their birthdates, please leave them in my comments. Thanks.

Anyway, I had better get on with this newsletter ... the day is getting away from me again !!

I hope everyone has a great week.

Take care,



Tigersan said...

It also be Monday morning here in Okinawa :)
Me will go say happy birthday to Kali...
me birthday be March 23rd... next year is the big 3 year mark!!!

momyblogR said...

It's Sunday evening here and that means our weekend is over too BOO! However, being a stay at home Mom....everyday is that same for me, lol. Well, minus having Dad around and he is always missed.

Viamarie said...

It's Monday morning too here in Manila and am not work today. Got the flu so I have to say home. This gives me the chance to go blogging.

Weather has been stormy the past days. In fact this is our 3rd typhoon in just 6 weeks.

Hope weather improves so we can all have a great week ahead of us.

FTS said...

It's Sunday night as I write this. At least I don't go in until after lunch.

You should be getting your postcard soon. :)

Bossy♥'s YOU said...

well sometimes the quite weekends are the best ones..

how cold does it get there?..i may need to move there if u have a mild winter:)

Kali said...

Hi Meow! Thanks so much for wishing me such warm birthday wishes here and on my blog. Your thoughts are much appreciated!
Your weekend sounds lovely and your camping trip away should be fun.
Have a lovely day...Kali xo

Lisa said...

You are so fun. :) It's 2:00am, so technically it's Monday morning here now but I'm still counting it as Sunday...and am on my way back to bed. ;) Have fun with your new toy!

poet said...

been checking on you. hope you have a good day. take care....poet

Meow said...

Tigersan ... thank you for your birthdate ... I will take note.

Momyblogr ... it's sad when the weekend is over, isn't it.

Viamarie ... hope you get over your flu quickly ... they're no fun. Take care in the typhoons, won't you.

FTS ... thank you, I am waiting eagerly by my letterbox !!

Bossy Britches ... thanks. It doesn't get particularly cold, it never snows, overnight's average minimum might be around 45F ... not too bad, really.

Kali ... thank you, and you are welcome. Birthdays are always fun.

Lisa ... thank you, and I will certainly have fun with my new toy.

Poet ... thank you, you too.

Take care, friends ... Meow

Peter said...

Hi Meow, there are a few good spots around NW NSW if you want to extend your trip a bit The Gawler Ranges in SA are beautiful if there has been a bit of rain there are wildflowers everywhere, get your map out and if you would like to visit a working wheat/sheep farm at Wudinna let me know and I'll arrange it with my daughter and son in law, lovely people, beaut spot about that time of year.

Michelle said...

Sounds like you had a pretty nice weekend. I unplug stuff when we have bad storms too, so your not alone there.
If you would like to add my B-day it's July 30th. I'll be turning 32.

Jean-Luc Picard said...

iPods are far too complicated!

My birthday is the 14th January!

green eyed girl on planet earth said...


Sending hugs from across the pond , chilly here today 14c half of what we were having raining hard :{ so hopefully some of our heat reaches you:}
BIG (((((**))))))))Hugs to my friend and Queen LOL

Meow said...

Peter ... thanks for the suggestions. I'll mention it to the crew, and let you know.

Michelle ... thank you. Better to be safe than sorry, hey !!

Jean luc ... I would have thought someone from the Star Ship enterprise would've managed an iPod no probs !! Thanks.

Greeneyes ... thank you, heat hopefully coming, although sounds like you need it more than us. We had 17c the other day !!! 14c is just like our Winter ... *giggle*. Stay warm, HUGS.

Take care, friends ... Meow

Badoozie said...

i have birthdays on a weekly basis pretty much. actually my birthday is jan 29. it was a very lucky day for the earth. just kidding

Raggedy said...

Have a wonderful day!
(=':'=) meow hugs
(")_ (")Š from da Raggedy one

Meow said...

Susie ... thank you, have noted it (I think I already had noted it !!)

Raggedy ... thank you.

Take care, Meow

Nicole said...

You are a lovely lovely person my dear. Have an awesome week. xox Nicole.

BarBarA said...

You are going to love your iPod!!!! Sorry to hear Chicky lost her game, that's always hard on a kid. But I bet she'll win the next one!

Dick said...

I really seem to be behind everyone else as it is now Monday night here & you have had about 21 comments.

I think I like the school year & the way vacations work in most of the world better than ours here in the US. It is hard on kids to have so long off in the summer, then short times off during the rest of the year. They also tend to forget a lot over those long summer vacations.

Spokane is cooling off, it was only 100F today & they are saying that by the weekend it will be clear down to 89 or so. Their average for this time of the year is 84. They normally have 15 days a year with temp over 90 & so far have had 18 of them with the next 4 expected to be over that & August still to come. I will like that cooler part of my coastal area better when I return home next week.

green eyed girl on planet earth said...

Hi Meow
you must be on the same time exactly as me , I posted and you replied within a min or two , how kewl/cool is that , wish we could be having a coffee/tea ???? and chat someday big Hugs friend and "giggle" huh .....I could still send icebergs LOL

Belizegial said...

How lovely, thanks for stopping by my blog yesterday!

My birthday is on July 17th. Please add me to your list of birthdays <<**>>

It is just past midnight down in the tropics and I am getting ready to hit my sheets! Eyes closing even as I type.

Have a happy Tuesday Meow!


Merle said...

Hello Connie ~~ Thanks for your comments. We didn't have fog today in the city of Shepp but probablydid in surrounding areas. I went shopping today and it was quite warm 16 degrees, cloudy.You sound like a busy lady. Take care, Merle.

Meow said...

Nicole ... thank you, you are too. Hugs xx

Barbara ... thank you. Chicky was fine with it ... used to losing, sort of ... haven't won too many this season. And, I DO love my iPod ... I bought it today, it's great !!

Dick ... I don't know if our kids could get used to such long end of year holidays, and shorter mid term ones. I think it would be hard on the parents, too !!! I'm glad it is a bit cooler where you are.

Greeneyes ... we must be on the same wavelength !! Ooooh, don't send icebergs ... maybe in summer !! Hugs xx

Enid ... thank you, I have added your name. Happy belated birthday, by the way !!

Merle ... thank you. We had fog for much of the day ... it didn't clear til around 2pm. Turned into a nice day, if a bit short !!

Thanks everyone. Take care, Meow


It's Tuesday evening here now. It's 8:10 p.m. and tomorrow will be Wednesday. I'm sure all your friends wouldn't mind your not visiting them. I'm sure they all do understand that you have loads of things to do. What's important is that it gets done right?
Mine is June 3.
Thanks for dropping by.

LZ Blogger said...

Smoggy day? I haven't seen one of those since I moved from California! (over 10 years ago now). Can't think of it as a pleasant experience any longer (Not that I EVER did before either). Hope you have a great week too! ~ jb///

Kendra Lynn said...

I hate stuffing envelopes, and I've done it plenty in my lifetime. My dad is a pastor, and I don't know how many church mailings I've had to do. Ugh.
My birthday is August 23rd.
When is yours?


p.s. thanks for saying my kiddos are cute. :) I think they are, too.

PEA said...

Whenever there's a storm, I always shut down my puter cuz like you, I don't want it to blow up! lol I think there's about 16 hours between you and you're always a day ahead of me! lol's not fair, Santa Claus goes to visit you first!! hehe

Chloe said...

my weekend was full of food. I am stuffed and it is Tuesday!

Alice said...

I hope you have a great week, Meow. It's very, very foggy here this morning.

I would be happy to recieve a birthday cheerio on 3 January - just in case I forget it's my birthday

Pennys from Heaven said...

HI MEOW!! Bun-Bun loved her postcard...What cute critters you have in Australia!! She was a little puzzled by the pictures!! LOL, she leads a sheltered life.

My birthday is 5/28/1956...and yes I turned the big 50 this year. It was great!! Bun-Buns "Hoppy Birthday" has to be around May of 2001. She has to be about 5. How's that for knowing her wear-abouts!!

Take care! Always good to hear from you

Peg & Bun-Bun

Meow said...

Fridays Child ... thank you, your birthday is noted.

LZ Blogger ... thank you. We don't get much smog (thank goodness), but the odd really still day can be yucky !! Fortunately we are about 35km away from the city.

Kendra Lynn ... thank you. I know what you mean about stuffing envelopes ... yuck !! I've noted your birthday, thanks. Mine is the 17th November.

Pea ... thanks. Yes, we have Christmas first, but when ours is over, yours is just beginning ... we are on with normality, you are just having the fun !!

Chloe ... nothing wrong with a weekend full of food !!

Alice .. thank you. Fog is quite unpleasant, isn't it. Your birthday is noted, thank you.

Peg ... I'm glad the postcard arrived. Hope Bun-Bun enjoyed it ! I've noted your birthday, thank you.

Thank you, dear friends. My birthday list is growing. Take care, and have a great week ... Meow