Monday, December 8, 2008

A bit of this and that.

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I don't really have a lot to blog about at the moment. So this is just a "bits and pieces" blog to tide me over until Christmas. Unless something really exciting happens between now and then that is!

Speaking of Christmas...I'm not sure how long these canes will last on the tree.

I love Christmas. I'm so happy that this year I get to spend it with my family. Last year was incredibly depressing. I was sad all day long. We spent the morning with friends, which was great, but I really missed having family around. It's just not the same.


Michael has a cold at the moment. My immune system seems to be kicking arse lately, thank goodness. I think it's all the trips back to Katherine that are making him sick. I cooked a meal last night that should scare away any cold!

A T-bone steak, packed with red chillies and fresh garlic! It came with a large serving of onion as well. God, it was so good!!

Plus a serving of fried red capsicum (loaded with Vitamin C). Cooked in my new heavy duty frying pan, which I LOVE! Finally I can fry a steak instead of broiling it!


I went for a walk around the garden today to see if I could find something interesting to photograph.

The flowers are starting to bloom.

This is my HUGE herb garden.

There aren't as many bugs around as I'd like, but I did manage to find this guy.

My first butterfly! Actually, I think it's really a moth. It's the first moth I've seen come to think of it. What's up with that? Where are the moths?


I'm currently reading...

I bought this with birthday money. So pretty!


Still not impressed about being inside all the time. Kitty has managed to escape several times now, but we've been able to catch her before she did any damage to the local wildlife. She almost gave herself concussion the other day when a friendly duck waddled near the back sliding door for an hour (waiting for bread).

Mr. Yabby is doing fine. Although we are down two fish...hmmmm.


Our tree looks lovely. We turn the lights on each night and hope that the star won't eventually make our tree topple over.

Look what's under the tree, kids!

Dad, Christie...we are watching this one night when you're here! Zombiieeessss!

Mum, you will be pleased to know that Michael hooked our dishwasher up yesterday. Unfortunately I don't think the spa is going to be fixed in time.

I am starting to get really excited about Christmas now. I've been wrapping presents and getting into the spirit of it all. Can't wait!!

Kim xox


Sturre Family said...

Yay! Can't wait either!! Need a dose of your healthy immune system, we've been sick for weeks and just when I think we are getting better we all start throwing up! Gotta get this family well so we can have lots of fun destroying your tree and the presents under it hehehe.
Counting down til we see you!

Kimberley said...

Holy crap, make sure you leave that at home! I exercise like a maniac, I think that's helped my immune system heaps. I also take loads of vitamins and supplements. Soooo looking forward to seeing you guys again!!!

Bev said...

The Tree looks great - I miss not putting up any lights and decorations - it doesn't feel "Christmassy" without them, so we are looking forward to getting into the Christmas
"spirit" when we see you all.