Favourite quote

What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived.
It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.
- Nelson Mandela

Friday, June 14, 2013

Homestay limiting my dressup time

Got another home stay, not sure of the exact arrangements but believe it's for about a month, then they will review if she stays in the country or not for another month, and so on.

Yesterday, Miss 10 broke her arm (again - she keeps forgetting to bounce when she hits the ground) so today we have so far been to school for her school photos, doctors to re-check the cast, pizza hut for pizza and eventually back home. She is a bit like me and has a high pain tolerance, while her birth mum treats her like a baby

Anyway back home and at last I see it as an opportunity, so I get dressed, black PVC skirt ( photo in last entrry of blog ) and a tight purple top, Miss 10 comes in and helps me with eyeshadow, mascara, foundation etc, then does her own with some assistance from me.

Fully dressed now and cleaning house -ie putting dishes away and a laundry load in the wash, sorting out washed clothes etc.
Miss 15 boyfriend arrives, chill'n and hops on her IPad waiting for school to end.
He is very nice, they make a good team both looking after each other and he has made a nice addition to the family. Thanks to modern birth control techniques I don't need to worry about any more additions. While I consider him a bit girlie, I'm the one currently fully dressed in girl mode.

Expecting the home stay home soon, so sadly it's time to change back to boy mode.
Love you

Monday, June 3, 2013

OK, I know it's been a while, but apart from dressing up between 4.30 and 6 pm while cooking for the family, emptying dish washer, reloading dishwasher, maybe doing a load of clothes washing and all those other manly things.
I've spent the last few weekends fixing the wife's car, finally finished my electronic gizmo and encapsulated it for marine environment and I'm half way through a massive gardening project for my oldest daughter (who moved in to a rental with lawns thigh high and weeds throughout the flower garden).

At last, this very day, managed a bit of girl time with favorite girlfriend - nothing beats relaxing with a bit of girlie chat and gossip, a lovely brunch (grilled banana, bacon, pancakes covered in maple syrup) and good coffee. I also got out to wear my new and now favorite skirt, it's so great to feel rubbing on my skin.