Sunday, August 26, 2007

Good News at Last

This is what the girls and I got up to last night. Cleaning out the dress up box.
As you can see the girls had a ball, trying on heaps of different costumes.
Nikki got this devil costume in her showbag a couple of years ago.

The orange skirt and top Ashleigh is wearing is about 5 years old. I have a photo somewhere of Nikki and Ashleigh wearing matching outfits when they were 4 & 5. The skirt barely goes around her legs now - lol. Ashleigh's friend Mikayla is in the middle.

I got my test results back yesterday and I am very pleased to say my iron levels have nearly doubled in 6 weeks. I was so relieved and very happy because I have been doing all the right things to increase my iron rich foods. And it has paid off. The doctor has now taken me off of the iron tablets and I have to go back in 3 months for another blood test.

It has been another incredibly busy weekend. Yesterday we had Jarryd's soccer game in the morning and then I had to get Nikki from a party she went to at Glenelg. Then rushed back to get to the doctor. Ashleigh had a friend sleeping over last night. I thought it would be fun to get the kids involved in a job I have been putting off for ages. Cleaning out the dressup box area in our family room.

It had gotten to the stage where it was overflowing with crap like old shoes and bags that I cleaned out of my wardrobe when we got our new robes earlier this year. plus there was heaps of old clothes that the kids don't dress up in anymore so we put a lot of stuff in a goodwill bag and a lot of stuff in the bin. It entertained the kids for hours and got a long overdue job done at the same time.
Today Nikki had a dancing competition. She had to be in town at 1pm with hair and makeup done so as usual with us, it was a mad rush. Her troupe got a 1st place for their hip hop routine. I forgot my camera so no photos.
Then I had arranged to meet a friend I only get to see a couple of times a year at Norwood. Monique and I lived together about 20 years ago and our worlds have gone in such different directions but we have always kept in touch. She married a pilot and has travelled the world before coming back to Adelaide about 3 years ago. When she first got married they moved to Tonga and then a few years later they moved to Oman near Saudi Arabia. Her kids are a bit older than mine and are both at high school. It was great to catch up with her although we only had a couple of hours together. We had coffee at a cafe and my kids had an amazing piece of 'Death my chocolate' cake which they shared. I took a photo with my phone but don't have a computer connection to get the photo on the computer so I will try and get a lead and post the photo later because it looked amazing.
The best part of the day was watching my football team beat Geelong in an amazing finish. Luckily the cafe had 2 huge plasma screen TV's. GO POWER!!!!!!!!!
So now it's 10.20pm, kids are finally asleep and I'm ready for bed. The new week begins again. But the good thing is we are getting closer to Queensland. Only 5 weeks and 4 days to go!!


Chris H said...

Yaa for your iron counts to be good now! Cute photos of the girls... and doesn't your phone let you email your pictures to your email address? Then you can just take them from the computer?

Tina said...

You clever thing Chris. I have seen that option on my phone but never used it. I will try it tonight.

Jenny said...

Grrrr Tina, to the Cats losing.....

Ah well, Geelong needed a reality check before finals start - so at least they won to a friend's team lol

You had a hectic weekend. It made my head spin.

Great news about your iron levels.

I am quite a geek when it comes to my computer, palm pilot and various cameras, but when it comes to my phone I am clueless. I have never emailed anything from my phone. I wonder if you need to set up something with your provider though. Good luck and let us know how it works.

Tania said...

Love the photos of the girls - no dress ups for Jarryd? Fantastic news about your iron levels, that's great news mate, so pleased for you, must have been a huge relief!

And DAMN the Power ... lol ... every time I tip against them they bloody well win.

Miss Beck said...

I am thrilled for your test results! Here's hoping the next 3 months are just as good.

The dress up pics were great. Im really pleased to see a mum who actively encourages imagination and fun like that.

Catching up with old friends like that, especially ones that have moved overseas for a while is always special. I totally pictured the kind of Norwood cafe you were speaking of....

About a month before I made the decision to move here I had a job interview at th council in Norwood. You bought those memories back.

lisa jane said...

So cute those kidlets :o)