Friday, January 30, 2009

Saturday 31 Jan

I have just spent fruitless minutes, maybe hours trying to navigate this site to see where to put in extra stuff like slideshows and pics and honestly I just know that somethings are beyond me.  But i figure if you want to have a blog you have to do some blogging right?  So here is the year to date...

We have just come back from a camping trip to Glen Cromie, thats about half an hour from home by a little river.. I suspect it would be a creek in NZ but I wont be picky.  It was cool and wet and that was very important as we have just had 3 consecutive days above 43 degrees.  Unbelievably hot and perhaps a little more stressful when you are staying in a caravan that heats up like a hotbox.  We found that if you put your deck chair in the river, used a rubber ring for a footstool, beers in a bucket with a rock, mosquito repellent in one of the cup holders, sunblock in another, then for added coolness a handtowel that you dunk in the river periodically and wipe round your face and neck then it was almost bearable.  Basically we spent from 2pm to 7pm like that.  Unfortunately Mike dropped his book in the river so I suspect we will be buying that one.  We took young Lucus who was most entertaining, although required constant supervision once he got over his fear of the river.  maybe fear is a good thing.  It is only 35 degrees today so it is  just really hot rather than horrendously hot.

Monday school goes back, although for the first time ever Caitlin won't be returning as she has finished year 12.  She is still in search of a job.  I think if she applied for more she might increase her chances but i suspect that she has been in holiday mode for the last few weeks.  might have to kick her out of the house on Monday morning with her CV in hand and send her door knocking.  That will go down a treat!

When i get my blog running smoothly I am hoping that it will be vaguely interesting with a slideshow and maybe links to the books i am reading, unfortunately i am still at the stage of googling how that is done and when i read the instructions i cant figure them out.  i am wondering if it is one of those things that you need to pay for the upgrade to do the fancy stuff with.  BTW i am reading the Twilight series, Stephenie Meyer, kind of cool but havent seen the movie yet.  I have just finished the Genesis of Shannara series by Terry Brooks.  Good reading, not too much like hard work.

So that is us in a nutshell.  I am busy doing my usual stuff. Scrapbooking, reading and trying to keep house.  Unfortunately the last one isnt one of my strengths.  Still the hot weather makes washing a cinch so there has to be some benefits.


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