Friday, June 29, 2007

Hi ho, hi ho, it's off to camp we go

My ride is nearly here....... but this proud mother will leave you with a shot of my oldest getting a certificate for Academic Achievement. This picture is taken in class after, as photos in the hall don't come out.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

A real post

  • Jon had a day off work yesterday so we got a couple of videos out. We were going to see Norbit at the movies a couple of months ago, so got that, boy, am I glad we never wasted our money at the movies. The other we saw was Pursuit of Happyness, nothing too exciting, but a nice 'feel good' movie.
  • My sister stayed on the weekend, so we took advantage of that and headed over to Hamilton for a night out, went to see Blades of Glory, (which was OK, I knew what it was going to be like, not hilarious, rolling on the floor, but a couple of funny bits) and then had some dinner.
  • Scrapcamp this coming weekend. I've made up about 17 page kits (yeah, right, as if), so will work away at those. I got my photos printed, and had them sent here, the only problem is I am all inspired to do the pages NOW.
  • Jon had been in Wellington for a couple of days last week, so on Friday night I cooked meatballs, something we've never really had (only in Subway rolls), OMG you would have thought Cameron thought I was making him eat horse shit! He spent half an hour at the table moaning, 'cause I said he had to eat 1. Well, I turned my back for 2 minutes, and he's coming out of the toilet, " I ate one" he says. I couldn't do much about it, 'cause I couldn't prove it otherwise, but I'll bet he didn't!
  • We had an appointment with a Doctor from the Child Health team at Waikato Hospital, with a 'tentative' diagnosis for Cameron's behaviour, so the next step is to seek counselling, both as a family, and for Cameron himself. I'm looking forward to being given some skills to be able to deal with his behaviours.
  • School holidays looming, any exciting ideas? We are going to New Plymouth for 1 night, and then Jon and I are away for a conference in Wellington from Tuesday - Sunday of the second week. Other than that, I don't have much else planned, I asked the kids for ideas, but they weren't to forthcoming either.
Right that's it for me.... I'm off to organise groceries, and other bits and pieces for those left behind on the weekend (yay, not me!)

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

No real post, but another laugh for you....

I stole it from somewhere else, and it was titled
PORN FOR WOMEN.... not sure where that comes from

Sunday, June 24, 2007

For your entertainment

What makes these even funnier is that they are real!!

Qantas Airlines: Repair Division
In case you need a laugh: Remember, it takes a university degree to fly a
plane but only a TAFE diploma to fix one.

After every flight, Qantas pilots fill out a form, called a "Gripe Sheet" which tells mechanics about problems with the aircraft.
The mechanics correct the problems; document their repairs on the form, and then pilots review the Gripe Sheets before the next flight.

Never let it be said that ground crews lack a sense of humour.

Here are some actual maintenance complaints submitted by Qantas' pilots (marked with a P) and the solutions recorded (marked with an S) by maintenance engineers.

By the way, Qantas is the only major airline that has never, ever, had an accident.

P: Left inside main tire almost needs replacement.
S: Almost replaced left inside main tire.

P: Test flight OK, except auto-land very rough.
S: Auto-land not installed on this aircraft.

P: Something loose in cockpit.
S: Something tightened in cockpit.

P: Dead bugs on windshield.
S: Live bugs on back-order.

P: Autopilot in altitude-hold mode produces a 200 feet per minute Descent.
S: Cannot reproduce problem on ground.

P: Evidence of leak on right main landing gear.
S: Evidence removed.

P: DME volume unbelievably loud.
S: DME volume set to more believable level.

P: Friction locks cause throttle levers to stick.
S: That's what friction locks are for.

P: IFF inoperative in OFF mode.
S: IFF always inoperative in OFF mode.

P: Suspected crack in windshield.
S: Suspect you're right.

P: Number 3 engine missing.
S: Engine found on right wing after brief search.

P: Aircraft handles funny . (I love this one!)
S: Aircraft warned to straighten up, fly right, and be serious.

P: Target radar hums.
S: Reprogrammed target radar with lyrics.

P: Mouse in cockpit.
S: Cat installed.

And the best one for last.

P: Noise coming from under instrument panel. Sounds like a midget pounding on something with a hammer.
S: Took hammer away from midget.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Player of the Day brings.......

.......... washing! At least it was that polyester quick dry stuff. 2 minutes on the line and we're done!

Other than that, my tonsils are telling me to slow down, so apart from a couple of loads of washing I've not done much today, had a sleep in an effort to stave of full blown tonsilitis.

And that's it from me.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Big Kids

Being a yucky wet day, and as my sister had left her PS2 at our place, we decided to get a couple of games for the kids.

We've had the Eyetoy basic game before (with the window washing, etc) but thought the kids were getting a bit old for that, so we got one called anti-grav.... which is kind of a level up. Unfortunately we just can't even get it to register Braden, may try it again in the daylight, and Cameron is getting a bit annoyed because he keeps moving too much and it 'looses' his face, therefore doesn't respond to his movement,..... however, Jon and I have had lots of fun, despite the kids plea for 'their turn'.

Saturday, June 09, 2007

Don't ya hate that.

That is the second time we have been to a function, with free drinks, that I have been sick. Last time it was a work do, and I had a gallbladder attack and I couldn't mix my alcohol with painkilllers.

Tonight we got invited to a local bar and eatery, who were celebrating their first anniversary, and I've been feeling quite queasy the last 2 days. I had one drink, feeling OK, but as soon as I smelled my second (which was something different) I felt worse. I ended up drinking ginger beer, which was a bit stink, but at least I've come home with a clear head.

We had a nice little gathering at our crop today, and as usual I have nothing to show for it, although I did do a bit of organising, and started 2 pages, which I hope to finish (sometime).

The highlight of the day would have to be 'Player of the Day' for Braden. He got a really good goal, the only for their team, but it was an excellent game. They have got the teams sorted out now, and the game was even all round, so that made it a lot fairer for all involved.

Here is just a couple of random shots (because I like photos in my posts) from last weekend when we wasted some time at Hamilton Lake (because the shop we were headed to was closed)

Sunday, June 03, 2007

Walking home

Thank you so much for all the lovely comments about my cake, I love making birthday cakes, and have done so since I was about 10, made my sisters ballerina doll cake (you know the one where you put the doll into the steam pudding bowl shaped cake).

My nephew loved the cake, and can be seen here doing his best Jack Sparrow impersonation.

Some exciting, but 'scary' (for me anyway) happenings in our house this last week. My 'babies' walked home from school, all the way. Because I finish work at 3 pm, and their school finishes at 2.55, even if I leave work on time, I am still 10 minutes late, and that's assuming I don't get held up. At 8 and a half, and nearly 7, we decided they should be able to cope with the walk home, and they proved us right. I went down and spied on them, and they were quite sensible. I had expected moans, because the oldest doesn't like exercise, but he seems quite keen to walk home, so that's a positive because it's some hidden exercise. This is Cameron walking home on day 2, because Braden had gone to a friends house, and yes, I did miss getting a photo of both of them.

Friday, June 01, 2007

Ahoy there me hearties!

It's my nephews birthday tomorrow, and he wanted a treasure chest cake, so guess what I have been doing today.

I'm off to bed for a couple of hours sleep now, I have stocktake at another Warehouse store tonight, and then the birthday party tomorrow, so need to get a couple of hours under my belt.

Am quite looking forward to next week, as it should hopefully be a bit quieter, workwise, as I need to get some things sorted out that I have got behind on, and would like to have a little bit of time for ME!