25 December, 2007

Merry Christmas everyone!

Hi all, sorry I haven't been around lately. With my mum and dad visiting, and now having all the family here, things have been very busy. It's been lots of fun - with a bit of tension thrown in. There's always a little bit of tension when you get that many people together in one place, I suppose.

For those that celebrate it, I hope you're all having a lovely Christmas day. We all trooped over to J's parents' place for lunch. It was lovely. Too much food though (isn't it always the way?).

The rest of the family have now gone to where two of my sisters, and families, are staying. They have a pool there, so everyone else has gone off for a swim while we give Chickie the chance to quieten down, play with his new toys himself and have an early night. The last few nights he's gone to bed so late and since he doesn't know the meaning of sleeping in, he's been over tired. An earlier night is sorely needed! Plus, it gives J and I a bit of a break too.

And finally, I don't want to leave things on a downer but if you can spare some positive vibes I'd appreciate it. A friend's father had a farm accident a few days ago and has lost one of his legs. They've rushed him to a big Sydney hospital to try to save the other and it looks good, but they say there's always the chance they won't be able to save it. Any positive vibes you can spare would be welcomed. My friend (T) and her family were our next door neighbours whilst growing up and we're quite close. T is very close to her dad and she was quite shaken when she called to let me know.

It was quite a coincidence really - just days before, a girl (that T and my sister D went to school with) was on Today Tonight before going to jail for fraud. Then the morning before T called to let me know about her dad, the rest of my family were discussing the story of the accident they read about in the newspaper. Since my home town is fairly small, they presumed they knew the person - even though the article didn't give any names. Was a bit of a shock to find out it was my friend's dad.

Anyway, hope everyone has a lovely holiday season - take care and have fun. I'm sure I'll be round to read everyone's blogs once everyone goes home again!

10 comments:

she said: said...

Always willing to send good wishes to someone in need. What an unfortunate accident. My heart goes out to him and his family.

meggie said...

Sending positive vibes for your friend's father. What a terrible tragedy.

I wish you & yours a Happy New Year, with all the Best for 2008.

Holly & Scolly said...

Glad to see you're back! We're sending positive vibes and good wishes to your friends dad. Hope everything works out.

Stomper Girl said...

Sending thoughts. And belated happy Christmas wishes to you too.

Melinda said...

Blogger must have eaten my comment! I commented several days ago.... so a belated Merry Christmas.... also sending good vibes your way.

The Phosgene Kid said...

I want to school in a farm town - you could tell the farmers from everyone else because they were all missing digits and limbs. Mostly from reaching into running machinery to clear jams. Sorry to hear about your friend's dad, crummy way to start off a New Year...

Jen at Semantically driven said...

Consider this my belated good vibes. Farming accidents are all too regular and I'm really sorry to hear about your friend's dad.

itsamumslife said...

Happy New Year!

Hope your friend's Dad is doing ok.

The Phosgene Kid said...

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Charm School Reject said...

Hope everything is going well with T's dad (!) and that you and your family had a great Christmas!

Hope to hear from you soon!

I completely screwed up my entire blog somehow so I'm back to square one and all that so I'll be back sparingly while I try to fix it.