Saturday, September 15, 2007

An Update ...

Hello, everyone ... well, it's been awhile. I am still in the land of the living ... gosh, have I been living ... too much to do, too little time !! I actually wish I was bored, just so I could have time to sit and do nothing ... but ... being bored is really no fun either, is it !!

That being said, I have been getting in some reading (whilst having breakfast, in the few minutes before falling asleep, and the odd other brief moment !!). I have sort of finished my course (the official bits of it ... the tests and stuff ... now I just need to get into some writing, to practice what I've learnt). I have sort of finished my parent's DVD of their photos from their German trip (we have spent ages putting music to it ... mum has gone through her whole collection, picking out the "just right" german songs to go with all the sections of the DVD) ... I just need to burn them to disc, check how they turned out, make the covers, and do the finishing touches. Work is keeping me busy ... usually 3 days a week, most of them ending around 5.30/6pm ... starting at 9am. Weekends always have something on ... even if it is only being Chicky's taxi !! Laundry and housework are always needing to be done. You know the deal ... I imagine most of you are just as busy as me ... only you all seem to still find the time to blog ! I guess I need to get myself more organised !

I bought myself a webcam this week ... only I don't like it ... I don't like how I look in it ... eeewwww ... I don't think I want to share myself like that LOL. Much better to remain anonymous, I guess !!

My Bambi kitty is doing well ... getting more affectionate day by day. She is so cute.

Chicky is happy in high school ... 3rd term is almost over ... her interim report was pretty good, we are pleased. She is showing genuine interest in boys, these days. She already has had a few boyfriends (although, they really only just call themselves boyfriend and girlfriend ... they don't actually get into the kissing and stuff yet ... thank goodness !!).

Hubby is busy working, and getting his 4WD ready for the anticipated "big trip" (getting all the suspension up to scratch, the airconditioning regassed, new tyres and wheels). Yep, we plan on another big trip sometime in the future (I don't know if you remember, but we did a 7 week trip to Far North Queensland back in 2005). Unfortunately, it won't be such a big trip ... 4 weeks max, I reckon, due to Chicky being in high school ... I really don't want her missing too much school. We can space it out over the school holidays (2 weeks), with one week of each term on either side. At this stage, we probably will head to the Centre of Australia. Hopefully sometime next year ... fingers crossed.

Only another week, then it is the end of Term 3 for the Victorian school year. We will be heading off next Friday afternoon, for a week at a resort in Numurkah (near Shepparton, in north/central Victoria), then another week at our caravan in Bonnie Doon (our caravan is up for sale, so hopefully this won't be our last visit there ... although, if it does sell, we will buy an off-road camper, and can still go to the caravan park to holiday, as casuals rather than permanents, only it will be somewhat different ... back to using the public conveniences ... darn it !!).

Hmmm, what else can I tell you ??? My plan (whether it happens or not, is another story) is to visit each and every one of you during the course of this week, as we will be away for 2 weeks after that, and probably won't blog during that time. After that, my plan (also, who knows whether it will happen) is to get back to regular blogging ... weekly at least.

Huge apologies, once again, for being a neglectful blogger. And thank you, all you amazing people, for your emails, voicing your concern about me ... I AM OK ... just really, really busy !!

Big hugs to you all.

Take care,


Diane J. said...

Wow, Connie, you HAVE been busy! I totally understand your sporadic blogging. I've certainly slowed down on mine since I started keeping Emmy.

Lucky you, going on vacation! My sister and I hope to get some more camping in before it gets really cold. I hope we get to go in the next few weeks. The weather is so much milder now, even cool at night.

Hope y'all have a good time, and safe journey if I don't talk to you again before you leave.

Love and hugs,


catsmum said...

I don;t suppose you want to come home from Shep the slightly long way round for a baby goat cuddling visit?
and the 'few boyfriends under her belt' comment? - ya might wanna think about rephrasing that :]

oh and Val's coming over this weekend with The Man Who Cooks - yay.

Lee said...

Good to have back amongst the land of the living, Connie, although you sound like you've been doing a lot of living!

Glad all is going well for you and the family. I'm sure you will thoroughly enjoy your holiday and must be excitedly looking forward to it. :)

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

I’m so glad that life has kept you busy! Even if the busy-ness has kept you from the blogasphere, it’s a wonderful way to be alive.

Puss-in-Boots said...

Hey Connie, you're a mum with a teenager. How can you help being busy??

Anyway, it sounds like you have some wonderful plans for the future and that's the main thing. You aren't don't worry about not being're doiong things and that is what's important.

Sounds like your parents had a wonderful time in Germany...will we see some of their photographs?

Take care

Hugs xoxo

Gwen said...

Hi Meow.
I must admit I too ave been very
slack,but not for the same reason as you.
Hope through your busy time you stay well.

Heidi said...

Welcome back :)

OMG where do u get all your energy

Have a great weekend~

Peter said...

Hi Connie, keep planning for that trip, always a worthwhile thing to do.

Jean-Luc Picard said...

Good to see you here again, Connie.

DayByDay4-2Day said...

you do sound busy, but all in a good way!

wazza said...

Gidday Connie,

I also bought a webcam recently and as I've seen myself plenty of times on video I'm used to the sight of myself. End of next week I'm also on holidays for two weeks and Pater and I are driving down to Sydney to "do the tourist bit".
You all have a good holiday now you hear and don't forget to come back Gee, sounds just like a Beverley Hillbillies song)

CiscoKid said...

You are right about being busy. It is OK to be busy and not to blog

Stinkypaw said...

Glad to see you're doing well and you're MIA only because you're enjoying life - that's a good thing!

Hope to see you around. Have a great week!

Connie said...

Missed you so much! Certainly can understand about being busy though. Glad your daughter is doing well with high school. Oh no now you have to deal with those silly

Hope you have a wonderful time away.

Take care,

Val said...

Great to have the update. You DO keep busy!! Hope you have enough time for the picnic Gina is planning for us in October.

Gina E. said...

Hi Connie, did you get my email about the 16th October? Val and I both hope you can join us, and I'm also hoping Helen (my friend close by) can come too, as she got on well with Val when they met at my place. Just in case you didn't get the email, we were thinking of a picnic at Westerfolds Park. I wonder if Miss Eagle would be free...

Jorja's Nanna said...

Thank goodness you have only been busy. I was starting of get a bit worried in case you had decided to leave blogland altogether! Nice to have you back even if only for a short while until your holiday. You better hoot three times as you go through Bendigo on the way to Shepparton. LOL
Cheers for now,

Clare said...

Welcome back Meow and thanks for the update. You certainly have been busy and I never know how you manage to fit everything in :).

If we don't see you before you go away, have a fabulous vacation and look forward to hearing all about it when you come back.


angel, jr. said...

I agree. I had a webcam, thought it made me look like someone I didn't even know, so didn't ever use it.

dragonflyfilly said...

just very brief hellow...a web cam eh, lucky you...i nearly got one a little while ago..could still probably, they are not too expensive...but...

will drop in again later, just wanted to let you know I AM still around, well, in body mostly, don't know where the mind is, hah hah !

cheers for now,

Dick said...

You are selling the Bonnie Dune place? That is a surprise. Will what you are buying be much like our RVs (recreational vehicles?) If so, they do have the advantage of being able to go to different places rather than to the same one all the time.

Margaret said...

Hi there Meow, it seems that you have become even busier in my absence. My connection is still spasmodic, however I will hang in there reading and commenting whenever possible.
I am just glad to be back have missed you all.
Cheers and Hugs Margaret