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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

At Last

I just realised this is my 100th post!
Well I have had a very industrious day, I've been flat out like a lizard drinking as the saying goes.

First off today I had to work starting at 8am and finished early at 12pm. So I decided that I would spend the afternoon out with my son, taking him to lunch, to the beach nearby and finish off some Christmas shopping. Off we go in the car, grabbed some take away and the car coughed and died. I managed to get it started and headed for home avoiding traffic lights and bridges in case it did it again. It is going to the car doctor tomorrow to find out what is wrong. This car has been playing up for a while now, and had been serviced so I pressumed it to be alright.

Needless to say I decided to stay home. So....it was time that Christmas tree patiently waiting out in the shed for me, was put up. I said to ds that we will put the tree up instead and he was all for it. I dragged all the stuff from the shed, and guess what he disappeared onto the computer and left me to it.

I should have taken a picture with the lights on.

I have set up a small table with a Christmas display near the fireplace.

I did manage to get this photo of the Port Augusta Power Station when we were out.

The salt lake behind us is now fairly full of water from all the rain. We have live here eight years and have never seen it this high. The photo in a recent post shows the lake with a only a little bit of water.

Sideways view of my first pickings from the garden. Since the rain I have been picking some everyday.

Ain't I cute. My grand-dog Bailey, I had the pleasure of looking after him again on the weekend. Lucky me! This dog is so full of energy and fun. He is due for a hair cut soon.

The little precious one I cared for today, happily playing. Such a good baby, easy to look after. I have been caring for her since she was 3 1/2 months old, she is now 6 months.

I am on a mission at the moment continuing to declutter. I have finished the linen cupboard in the passageway and the linen cupboard and drawers in the laundry. I went right through ds's room today as well, pulling everything out of the cupboards and putting on his bed and floor. I sorted out all his clothes, as a lot of them are too small for him now. He is up there sorting through the 'stuff' now, it's like Christmas going through all the 'stuff 'he had forgotten about.

I proceded to pull all hubby's t-shirts out of his drawer as it was barely shutting and threw out half of them for grease rags. I get in trouble when I throw his 'stuff' out, he gets all sentimental about holely, frayed clothes. He has been very politely told that he has a month to tidy and sort his 'stuff' out that is thrown in my cupboard, or it may just disappear.

I am quite choofed tonight (and exhausted) with what I have started so far and achieved, may it continue on....I am being quite ruthless and throwing a lot away.

Well I had better feed my poor starving son,

x Tania


  1. Thanks Tania for the award. I am ashamed to say I have only just picked it up and posted it today.
    Please forgive me for I am slack!!LOL

  2. Well you had a productive day indeed. Great to see some water lying around your part of the world for a change. Feels like rain here again today too.

    On a mission to get some decluttering of my own done today.


  3. wow you have been productive. Your veggie's are producing well this year.

    Gill in Canada

  4. Congratulations on reaching your 100th post. love the pictures. Lovely Christmas tree. You have been book tagged, Chose the 5th line or so of a 56th page from the closest book closest to you, and then pass on the book tag to somebody else. Thankyou for your award for the realest blog, I am pleased to be noticed for this.

  5. I love the joy and peace blocks.

    Congratulations on your 100th post!

    I am so glad you made it home OK. Glad he wasn't too disappointed.

    I found my car was leaking oil in the last few days even after my scare like yours and the $3,000 to get it fixed!

    When I was out today, it did make it home, but I forgot my camera, did have the phone camera though.

    The garden pickings are very good!

    The dog and the baby are adorable. It's great your son's small clothes are gone now.

  6. Congratulations on your 100 posts. The rain has been fantastic and today is a glorious day outside. I took the children to Hungry Jacks for an Icecream.


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