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#1 JRA

Posted 26 January 2013 - 05:18 PM

For us, it has been a quiet one.

We had friends staying last night, so it was a very late night. The kids even got up late this morning, for them.

So we then had a quiet wonderful brekky on the balcony, and they headed off late morning.

We then went to the dog beach to give the dog a run.

After lunch DH slept (very late /heavy night for him last night), DS stuffed around, and I have been doing hockey mails etc etc.

As last night was so late I don't think we will even hit the fireworks tonight. We also have an early start for nippers tomorrow.

What about you?

#2 R2B2

Posted 26 January 2013 - 05:20 PM

Same as every other day. cleaned and slaved away to my kids Tounge1.gif

Really no different to every other day around here.

#3 Jingle Flea

Posted 26 January 2013 - 05:21 PM

Lol, was a regular Saturday here too, with the bonus of a MASSIVE storm right now which meant home delivery for our Chinese dinner, instead of us picking it up.
they'll get a good tip though!!

#4 Guest_Spunkrat_*

Posted 26 January 2013 - 05:23 PM

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Edited by Spunkrat, 29 April 2013 - 12:34 AM.


#5 bakesgirls

Posted 26 January 2013 - 05:26 PM

I wasted my whole day looking for the connections needed to use the water dispenser in my fridge. No one had it or could tell me where to get it.

#6 Peppery

Posted 26 January 2013 - 05:27 PM

Shopping, visit to the library and DD played on some play equipment.

I am not really an Australia Day celebrator

Hang on... i watched some local fireworks last night... maybe i am a celebrator.  cool.gif

#7 ajo

Posted 26 January 2013 - 05:30 PM

Working so really exciting day...... Not

#8 ComradeBob

Posted 26 January 2013 - 05:32 PM

I slothed and make my mum a birthday cake.

Currently I'm trying to figure out where respect for the flag comes into play when you have just seen the d***head down the road hitch down his Australian flag boardies, take a p*ss in the corner of the park, and then hoist them back up again  wacko.gif

#9 rainycat

Posted 26 January 2013 - 05:33 PM

Working but not too bad as it's a boat that does swims with dolphins and seals.  We thought it would be busy on the water with Australia day celebrations but it was suprisingly quiet.  
We do plan to have a beer or two to celebrate the day after the kids have gone to bed. It would be rude not to. biggrin.gif

#10 EsmeLennox

Posted 26 January 2013 - 05:34 PM

Visit to the optometrist, grocery shopping. Get home to a ****ing huge mess... and a friend that had a sleep over being picked up 3.5 hours late. Youngest two children fighting like cat and dog, middle child not wanting to go to nan and pop for a sleep over (which he organised himself), he does eventually go. After carrying on a like a pork chop,Despite me saying he didn't have to go if he didn't want to, he comes out with his bag and says to his nan 'are we going now?' oldest child whining because he wants to go to the beach, even though we spent all day at waterslides yesterday, went fishing last night, was allowed to stay up until 11.30 last night with his mate, I made them pancakes for breakfast as requested, and we are going beach fishing tomorrow morning and he will certainly be able to have a swim then. So generally feeling pretty annoyed all round. About to open a bottle of wine.

#11 livvie7586

Posted 26 January 2013 - 05:34 PM

i worked original.gif  which means i have the rest of the weekend off.

Now i have Jenflea's storm (she must be further south than me, it's just really started to hit us), and of course Murphy is being a bugger and it's come the night before DH gets home  rant.gif

#12 EBeditor

Posted 26 January 2013 - 05:35 PM

Went to a local Australia Day festival this morning with citizenship ceremony, rides, baby animals, etc

Then DH took the kids swimming while I did the grocery shopping, we had a BBQ dinner and now the kids are watching the muppets and I'm hiding in my room listening to the hottest 100.

#13 tait

Posted 26 January 2013 - 05:36 PM

I worked this morning and now I'm doing housework. Same as every other Saturday.

#14 Fenrir

Posted 26 January 2013 - 05:36 PM

At home with DS while DH took DD to the Brisbane Sprint Championships. Which, I might add, she has done very well at coming in the top 10 for breaststroke and the top 20 for freestyle.

DS and I played the Wii for a few hours and ordered pizza for lunch which we ate watching Happy Feet 2.



#15 Expelliarmus

Posted 26 January 2013 - 05:37 PM

Shopping, went to work - classroom now halfway ready, washing and folding, dishes.

Exciting stuff here.

Rinse and repeat for the Public Holiday  rolleyes.gif

#16 Dionysus

Posted 26 January 2013 - 05:39 PM

Not much really.

It seemed a real non-event here (Adelaide)

Local civic park advertised free jumpy castle - which I extrapolated to mean face painting, BBQ, stalls etc.

Nope - just two castles out in the sun  LOL

Anyway, DD had a play in the castles and on the play ground and the icecream van came, so she thought it was a Great Day Out.

She has just dropped naps and I am yet to figure out how to best get rest time to happen.  So, after the park we bought a new DVD on the proviso she would watch it quietly, no talking for at least an hour.

Must have worked ok, as I had a great little nap on the couch!

DH was at baseball all day, has just come home and did a BBQ for us

#17 Dowager fancie

Posted 26 January 2013 - 05:45 PM


First a lovely sleep in for us all.  

Then off to Bunnings.

Then we three were planning on attending the NSW v WA cricket march held locally, but then DH was given two tickets to the Members Club for the 20/20 game Aust v Sri Lanka so he and DD (13) have left to go to that.  DD was so excited she was trembling. LOL

I'll sit at home, drink gin and tonic and pretend I'm there too.


#18 baddmammajamma

Posted 26 January 2013 - 05:46 PM

Day started on a high...I woke up at dawn & heading to Bondi for a power walk by the coast.



Ah heaven!





BUT THEN....

I came home to two feral children who have been driving me bonkers all day!

On a different note, stay safe my EB friends in the storm affected parts of NSW and QLD!

#19 Copacetic

Posted 26 January 2013 - 05:49 PM

Bought Isobel a big bed (!!!!) and the boys some school shoes.  Watched the BOM, read Weatherzone, and hoped like hell that Oswald gets his yaya's out before he reaches us.  But that's not looking good.  So also preparing to batten down our hatches.

#20 CherrySunday

Posted 26 January 2013 - 05:51 PM

We went out early the the 'Australia Day in the Park' here in Canberra with DH, kids & my Mum.
Had fruit & a sausage for breaky, saw Peppa Pig (DD was not all that impressed!), then went on seem rides, had an ice cream and played on the playground for a bit.
Lovely morning original.gif

#21 newbeginnings

Posted 26 January 2013 - 05:51 PM

Went down to the beach with DS and a friend and went back to her house for lunch. DS is now asleep. Will go grocery shopping when he wakes up and the 2 of us may stay up and wake the fireworks on TV

#22 KylieY

Posted 26 January 2013 - 05:52 PM

Took DD for her flower girl dress fitting, came home and cleaned up, now I'm just relaxing before we head next door to our neighbors 40th.

#23 ~sydblue~

Posted 26 January 2013 - 05:54 PM

Finally got DH to the Optometrist to get his eyes checked.
Watching football.
DH made a chocolate cake for dessert and lasagne with spinach for dinner.

#24 HerringToMarmalade

Posted 26 January 2013 - 05:58 PM

Just had a lazy day until the massive storm turned up. Water started leaking under the windows for the first time ever, so that was exciting. Apparently the power's out in some areas of canberra, we've had a few flickers but still on for now *fingers crossed*

Edited by HerringToMarmalade, 26 January 2013 - 06:00 PM.


#25 Isolabella

Posted 26 January 2013 - 06:03 PM

Normal Saturday here.






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