Monday, September 3, 2007


Bad stuff happens.

My nan passed yesterday. She had cancer. It originally started in her lung and then moved to her brain. I hadn't seen her in 2 years but I went and saw her on friday. I am glad I did. Until now, all 4 of my grandparents had been alive, and I think I took that for granted, you know, I thought they would always be there. They never seemed to age, they never looked different or acted different in all the years I remember. It has put a few things into perspective and I don't think I will be taking people for granted so much anymore.

Father's Day was a quiet affair here. First off was present opening which consisted of a book, some boxer shorts, chocolate and a money box. The we went and had McDonalds for breakfast, as per Steve's request. Followed by taking Luke to the doctor as he had cut his foot that morning. Did anyone know they actually get tetanus shots as part of their normal vaccinations? I didn't! LOL! I just had the kids vaccinated without really knowing what I was vaccinating against! Anyway, then we took the car through a car wash followed by a trip to Bunnings. Then we just bummed around the house and yard followed by hot chips and scallops for dinner in a picnic in the backyard. And nope, not one photo, as per Steve's request. I know. Not one. Oh well. There is always next weekend when he has no excuse! LOL!

The baby's room has started to come together. I have washed and soaked all the little clothes. The cot and bassinette are all made up and ready to go. The pram, carseats, rocker and pouch have all been washed. Now we just need the little bundle to arrive. Just over 7 weeks to go! It's very exciting stuff now!

Well, thats about it. If you haven't headed over to why don't you check it out if you have a spare minute or two. Take care and thanks for stopping by!


  1. Oh Beth that is such sad news. I'm really sorry to hear you are having such a rotten run of things. Thankfully the baby's impending arrival is something wonderful to look forward to.

    Glad to hear Steve had a nice Father's Day :-)

    Megan xx

  2. I'm really sorry to hear about your nan mate...its been a not so good past week hey. Am really glad you went and saw her on fri i know you were hoping to get there.
    father's day sounds nice and relaxing at your place....same here :)
    and i can't believe there's only 7 weeks to go (how did that happen so fast!?!)
    much love and hugs
    lus x

  3. Im so sorry to hear about your nan Beth. My thoughts are with you and your family.

    Sounds you and the children spoilt Steve on Father's Day.

    By the time they are 4, they have had 4 Tetanus immunisations.

  4. I'm just at that point of realising the mortality of my grandparents too ... my grandfather spent much of August in intensive care. It's really made me realise how much more I need to make the time to catch up with them. Take care,

  5. Sorry about your Nan hunny, thinking of you.

    and l ike you I didn't know about the immunistations either.

    Ohhh baby is getting closer,

    Take care hope your having a great week regarding everything.


  6. So sorry to hear about your Nan. :(
    Thinking of you and can't wait to hear news about your new arrival.

  7. Susan (smiles1965) at ScrapboxxSeptember 7, 2007 at 6:59 PM

    Thinking of you at this sad time Beth. I am so sorry to read about your Nan passing away. It is never easy when we loose someone we love. I am glad you went to see her. I am sure she appreciated that a lot :)

  8. Hi Beth, I just thought I was stop in and say hi, which I haven't done for a little while, and I was so sorry to hear about your Grandma. Thinking of you, and take care.

    Carole xx

  9. Sorry to hear about your Nan Beth; sending thoughts and hugs your way. Nan's are such special people, it's so hard when we lose them