Oh my goodness, I've been away FOREVER!! Where do I start?? Well I guess the beginning would be a good place!
Shortly after my last post Dad's computer died on us.. it shut itself down and went on strike. No matter how many times Mum and Dad tried to encourage it to fire up.. it just refused. After a few days of no computer Mum decided to get out her laptop. Apparently she packed it away when some work was being done on the house last year and has never bothered to unpack it. Hurrah... back to blogging!!
or not as the case was..
Mum's laptop had some kind of hissy fit after being packed away so long.. so it kind of worked and kind of didn't.. to cut out all the boring and technical stuff.. in order to get internet access she had to reload Windows.. now at this point I thought she was losing her mind.. Windows?? On a laptop?? and who is this Bill Gates who seemed to be on the receiving end of many an expletive from her usually polite mouth?
I gathered at this point that blogging may be on hold for a while and wandered off to sleep/play/eat/shed hair/annoy the fish.
Dad was getting ready for a weekend away camping/fishing/trial biking with pals and Mum was getting ready for Easter shenanigans with the beans so repairing the laptop and/or PC seemed to be the last thing on their mind. Almost Easter though.. wonder what the bunny will bring?
The Easter Bunny... Motorbikes and Mayhem
So Dad went away the Friday Morning at some ungodly hour in the morning. Mum, me and the skin kids spent the day playing games and watching movies.. the weather was awful. Cold, wet, windy so we had several short walks instead of any lengthy ones. Dad rang to say he had arrived safely and claimed the weather wasn't so bad.
Saturday was much the same. Awful weather, so we went to visit Grandma and Grandad for a little while, then home and the kids made me some treats.. Peanut Butter Pup Pops Yummy!!
Mum called Dad at lunchtime to see how the weather was and... uh oh... Mum suddenly didn't seem happy at all!! She sounded a litle panicky and scurried away with the phone.. I followed to make sure she was ok. Turns out that Dad and his friend Peter had got into an accident on Peter's motorbike the night before and Peter was in the hospital. Dad had a lucky escape, cuts and bruises to his arms and legs and a bashed up elbow.. but Peter had a head inury, a badly cut face and had shattered his knee and detached all the tendons... OUCH!!! He was having an operation that day and Dad was heading back to the hospital to see how he was.
Mum was completely freaked out! I tried to calm her down with a nice game of tug.. but failed miserably. Dad said he wouldn't be coming home until Peter could get out of the hospital.. which Mum understood, but I think she just wanted Dad home.
Sunday morning we had an egg hunt.. well a toy hunt in my case. The kids got lots
of eggs, toys, money etc and i got some treats and loads of new stuff! A huge lobster toy, A huge crab toy, a monkey, a frisbee and a big rope. The Easter Bunny brought the kids a DVD all about training your dog and cooking for your dog.. it came with a cute toy for me and a book full of recipes for yummy things that the kids can make me... gotta love that Easter Bunny dude!!
Dad called to say Peter was being released from hospital so he could get further treatment closer to home, so Dad was coming home.. YAY!! Oh and did i mention we woke up to SNOW!!! and lots of it!! I loved it.. I ran around like a lunatic trying to catch snowflakes in my mouth.. Mum was too distracted to take any photos.. so feel free to give her a telling off for that one!!
So the upshot is that since Dads return.. they have been slightly distracted and busy with injured friends, ill relatives, little beans return to school (Lilli has started full time school!!) and various other stuff and so they only just got the Laptop back to full working order.. so now I have lots of catching up on everyones posts.. lots more to tell you.. and..and...sore paws from this post.
If you stayed awake to the end of this... well done!!
It's good to be back!!