Thursday, June 20, 2013

STRANGE THINGS............about the computer.

This is just a little bit of randomness...

Jamie always types in the full URL, even if the one he is looking for pops up as a suggestion.  Drives me bonkers.

After living in Melbourne for the past 18 months, I have have the Newcastle tv guide as our computer based tv guide, everytime I open it up (from the bookmarks), I have to then click on home - Melbourne and so it goes through three screens to get to the page I want.  But for some reason I don't actually want to change it.

Jamie has over 30,000 emails stored on this computer and I don't think he's got a back up.  He won't delete the trash - just in case.

Our computer NEVER gets turned off.

We run Linux - not Windows, not apple.  But the nerd operating system that is Linux and I can't install anything.

I don't know how to watch a movie or tv show online.  I feel that makes me very backward.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

My original baby is 15!

That  is just ridiculous.  He can't be 15.  He's still a boy.  We've had a pretty good time Mark and I.  Started out just the two of us, spent every moment together, then we started uni together.  He went to the daycare on campus and I did my nursing degree.  We met and started dating Jamie.  Then we moved in with Jamie.  Then we moved together and started new lives in the same week.  He started kinder/prep and I started my new grad year.  Anyway blah blah blah.

Some good past stories about Mark are: his birth, and starting high school.  Looking back over this blog, he seems to frustrate me, but he is also fabulous.

Anyway he turned the big one five today.  He is officially allowed to watch an MA movie, he's officially allowed to play the xbox games he has been playing for the past 3 years.  The 365 day count down to getting his learners permit has commenced.

This evening we had the family party.  It was awesome.  Such a friendly occasion.  All the kids got along.  Everyone ate.  Good singing of the favourite Happy Birthday song.  Such a shame my in-laws live so far away.

My mini photo shoot - all my kids and all the cousins in the same pic.  First time ever got them all at once.  For those who don't know, from left to right is: Roy, Sheena, Ben, Mark (the big one), Zahli, Toby and Ryan.  A selected few.

Nice, but Mark looks bewildered.

All the littlies are great, Mark looks "blue steele"

Happy with this one, but wacky Sheena.

Ryan is doing a silly smile.

Happy kid

Just prior to blowing out the candles.

The huge family dinner.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Following rules - is it really that hard?

A little something that has been bothering me for some time now.  Its the modern way, "surely they are not talking to me?" that the world seems to think.

What is it I'm talking about.

Mobile phones!

I'm as addicted as the next person (as is evident by my data usage on my smart phone), but I don't use it when driving, at a petrol station or on a plane.  To be completely truthful, I don't believe that there is a problem to use a phone on a plane or at the petrol station, but they ask you not to, so I don't.

On the other hand I do think there is a problem when using a phone when driving (not sitting at traffic lights, but that's another story), so not since 2002 have I used a mobile whilst driving.  The time I did use it was in a traffic jam along Mickleham Road.  It was inching traffic, took half an hour to go 1km and I had a chat to my mum.  When the traffic sped up a police car was next to me, told me never to use my phone again and I haven't!

This past weekend Jamie and I flew to Newcastle for the weekend.  We both turned our phones to flight mode and had them off before we got on.  Like they ask you to.  Anyone who knows Jamie realises this is a big deal for him to turn it off.  But he always does.  Doesn't look like many others follow suit.  The number of people texting whilst on the plane is just flabbergasting.  Text messages going off the whole flight, *they don't even make it silent* , even when directly asked to turn off the phone, they just glare and put it in their pocket - not off.

Like I say, I can't think that there would be a problem, but they ask you to turn it off, so for 1.5 hours can it be off??  Can it?

I don't believe there is a need to turn it off at the Medicare office or in hospitals (maybe if you were in ICU) or at your GPs office.  We have huge signs at my work saying *Please turn off your phone it interferes with the sensitive medical equipment*  and everyone in the waiting room is on their mobiles.  Go for it guys.

Thursday, June 06, 2013

Park Life

Have I mentioned how I love my new camera.  I take great photos.
Up the big hill to the park

Our seriously cool park - minus a UFO swing (stolen by idiots)


Gorgeous Ben, our "assertive wild child"


Tuesday, June 04, 2013


FINALLY saw my sister again, I don't think we'd seen each other since her birthday, which was a month before - I could be wrong.  Just as they were about to leave, we pulled the "good camera" out for a photo shoot.  We must learn some better poses and a better backdrop.  But we are still learning!  Oh and please don't ask about the band-aid on Ryan's forehead, he obviously needed it earlier in the day and we forgot it was there.

Here is a smattering...

Ok, no more cheese.  Too cool Sheena YOLO

Ben being held hostage, Sheena stealing the show.

That's enough Sheena.

Seriously dude.. move your hand.

Love the height order shot