Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Another Huge Weekend

Nikki and I went to see Port play West Coast on Friday night. It's her birthday in a couple of weeks and I bought her a guernsey. Jarryd plays soccer with one of the player's sons so I got him to sign it before I gave it to her as an early birthday present. I don't think I have ever had a bigger hug from her. She was thrilled.

Do you recognise this lady? It's Sarah, one of the wild cards from this years Australian Idol. Unfortunately she didn't get into the final 12. She was singing outside the kids area at the football and Nikki asked if she could have her photo taken with her. She is gorgeous and we had a good chat to her.
The football was nailbiting again. Our team like to do this to us. We won by 3 points but it was very close for the whole game and very exciting.
On Saturday I picked up my friend Kris and her friend Claire and we drove to Goolwa for the weekend for another friend's 40th. Kris and Claire came over from Melbourne for the party. Goolwa is about 90 mins from our place. Steve took his motorbike so it was just us girls in the car. We all stayed in a motel for the night minus kids. They were staying with mum so it was a night to let our hair down and party. Luckily I forgot my camera - hahaha.
What a huge night. Lara (who's 40th it was) Kris and I used to party together in the before kids, before marriage days. We all had far too much to drink but what the heck, how often do you get a night away from the kids. The only problem was we all suffered very much on Sunday and I had to drive back to Adelaide feeling very sick and hungover!!! I swear I will never drink again LOL.
We also caught up with another friend who's birthday it was on Saturday before I took the girls to the airport. After picking up the kids from mums, I came home and collapsed into the armchair and had a nap. I still feel tired and not quite right. It's so sad that we don't recover like we used to. I doubt I'll be doing that again in a hurry.
Chris H asked in my last post how our front garden is going. Well I am sad to say there hasn't been a lot of progress in that department. First we had a lot of rain in July and early August and then from mid August right through until we go away, we have something on every weekend. This is by far the busiest time of year for us. But I will get into it again when we get back from holidays. By then I will be complaining it's too hot to do gardening!!
Things are starting to slow down sport wise for the kids. Jarryd played his last soccer game last Saturday. He has a carnival weekend this weekend and then it's all over for another year. Nikki's competition netball is also finished. They lost their final last week so now they are out. That starts again for the summer season in mid October. And school netball only has one week left - YAHOO!!!!!!!! I will never volunteer for that again. It has been a nightmare. Apart from the time I am giving, we have struggled every week to field a team because of the slackness of the kids and parents in honouring a committment. Don't get me started on that!!
Just over 3 weeks until Qld now. It is flying by. I am so looking forward to our first night in the Sheraton Mirage in Port Douglas. Absolute luxury.
Have a great week everyone.
What is it about blogger that won't show the spaces I am putting in between paragraphs???? I have gone back and tried to fix it a couple of times now but it's not being nice. How frustrating!!


Chris H said...

Woo hoo for a neat party and time away from the kids.... awesome! Shame about the garden I was soooo looking forward to seeing amazing transformation photos... ha ha ha.

Tania said...

Oh how cool to visit those early days yet again! I've already got dates jumping around in my head to work out when I can have a good night out before TTC - after all I need to go out with a bang ... lol

Sounds like a great weekend! Glad to hear you're not volunteering for the coaching role again next year, let someone else make a contribution.