Saturday 23 February 2008

A little blogging break

I'm going to take a 'blogging break'. We have such a lot going on over the next couple of weeks . . . to put it mildly I am a little STRESSED!!!!!

As you know, because I told you, on 2 Feb we go to Fiji for 5 days. I wish I could close my eyes and be magicked there. Frankly speaking, what I have to do before we leave for Fiji is mammoth . . .

  • Organise, buy, borrow, beg, steal and pack for one Korean homestay daughter to go to school camp the week we are in Fiji
  • Organise school lunches, bus fares, clothing and meals for my Mum who is having one Korean daughter for part of the week we are in Fiji and one Korean son for the entire week we are in Fiji.
  • Host pizza and movie party for one Korean daughter and her friends.
  • Buy all party food, drinks and goody bags for The Princess's 5th birthday party of which I am sure 100 children are attending, the day after we return from Fiji.
  • Pack for two adults to go to Fiji - easy
  • Pack for one small blond child to go to Fiji including clothing, snack food, minor medical supplies, books and activities for plane and god forbid - rainy days . . .
  • Buy cat food
  • Post items sold on Trade Me
  • Post items owing to blog friends
  • Clean house . . . maybe . . .
I could manage that amongst normal everyday life of washing, cleaning, cooking, school lunches, taking children to and from school etc, except that Babes grandmother is very ill in hospital and so I am now factoring into my time a bit of tender love and care for Granddad (they live across the road from us) in the way of taking him to visit at hospital, shopping for him and the odd meal here and there . . .

We are really worried about Babes grandmother, this is her third time in hospital in two weeks. I have had two ambulance rides with her over the last two weeks. She has suffered from what they thought was unstable Angina but now looks to be something else. Her liver and pancreas are not performing, this is a much scarier than unstable Angina. Babes Grandad is 87 and Amah (Grandmother) is 81. This coming November will be their 60th wedding anniversary.

Please give Amah a little mention in your prayers.

One thing is for sure, I am having one of those pool side massages when we are in Fiji.

I'll be back posting around 10 March so until then . . . take care blogging friends


Natasha Burns said...

Oh boy talk about having your hands full! I hope you get everything done but most of all I hope everything is ok with Babes' grandmother.

Have a safe and happy trip, full of massages and cocktails and cocktails and did I mention cocktails?

We'll miss you! Take care of yourself!!! xo

Beth Leintz said...

I'm tired just thinking about your to do list- getting READY for a vacation makes you really NEED a vacation. I'll add Babe's grandma to my prayers. Have a wonderful, relaxing trip!

bluemuf said...

Take a deep deep breath Racheal and keep thinking about the end result, Your much needed vacation"

Will keep Grandma in my prayers.

Look forward to hearing all about Figi, take care.

Hugs Kaen

Sugar Bear said...

Sounds like there is a lot going on over there. Take a deep breath. I hope you enjoy your trip and I'll keep Gram in my prayers.

Alison Gibbs said...

Oh Rachael, no wonder you need a break from Blogland. Sometimes life just gets too busy and family always comes first.
Hope Grandma is ok.

Our Home Schooler and Jen said...

lovely shots of your daughter

hope you get everything you want done done

hoping you have a nice enjoyable safe relaxing refreshing holiday

dont stress too much
wise decision
praying for you

Anonymous said...

Oh dear, you and the Bowerbirds gone... Blogville will not be the same with out you! I hope you ahve a marvelous time! Please post picts. I have never seen Fiji :).

Unknown said...

Hi Rachael! Oh I will miss you! I hope you have the best time in the world on your much needed trip to Fiji! Your are so lucky :) You have so much to do though, aaagghh!

Take care and be safe~
Love you,

Sandra Evertson said...

Beautiful photos of the charming ballerinas!
Sandra Evertson

Linda said...

Hi Rachael, you do have a lot going on, just do the best you can and just keep thnking about the wonderful holiday you'll be going on.
So sorry Babes'grandmother is not well...she will be in my prayers.
Enjoy your trip, looking forward to pictures. Hugs, Linda

Barbara said...

you are making me tired and stressed with THAT SCHEDULE! i just may need a figi vacation as well! big hugz and have a great time! we do want photos!!
well wishing prayers for babes gma!
love love love the ballerina frames!


Miss Rhea said...

Hope you have a great time of rest Rachel. And I wish you much joy and fun too on your holiday !! I will definitely say a prayer for Amah. :)

Felicia said...

Sending positive thoughts your way :)

ShabbyInTheCity said...

What a remote dream that would be for me!!!
Goodness...I can't wait to hear about your trip.

Aimz said...

Gosh you have a big list of things to do, I hope you enjoy your holiday and time out with your family :-)

Just Between Us Girls said...

Dear Rachael,
OOOh you have so much to do and I hate adding to your list but
could you read the conversation I left you at Etsy about the lingerie bag. Thank you so much.
Once you are on your way and have your vacation everything will look so much brighter. Just do the next thing. Thanks for a little of your time.