Thursday, October 21, 2010

Over the past couple of weeks.....

There's been quite a bit going on around here over the past few weeks and probably about time I let you all in on some of it............

First off, it was Petes birthday in late September (26th) and he gets to share his birthday with Mitzi who turned 16 this year & enjoyed her bit of cake  LOL

Unfortunately just 3 days later we had to have little Muffin put down. She was one of Mitzi & Gramps pups from their only litter.  She was 14 in May so had a very good life.... she was my little mate who followed me around & loved getting into small things...... like handbags LOL

 We burried her in the rose garden that we are gradually making & she will have a rose planted over her..... Mary's Rose (her nickname was Mary Muffin).  Scruffy (sitting) & Gramps have been missing her as well :( 
 Just a week later on 7th Oct and we had Stacey turning 21!
With the official party being on the Saturday eve (10th).... As you can see it was a themed party..........  a masquerade black & white affair (with the party girl in pink of course so everyone could find her LOL)
 With little time to recover from the party, I had to head to Melbourne (3 1/2hr drive) the next day & make the 3hr flight to Townsville to see to the final inspection of our house once the tenants from Hell had moved out ...... leaving us with some wonderful repair jobs & council complaints to deal with!!!!  It's been a very long 5 months they were there & super expensive.  Thankfully we have our son & his partner with their children moving in, so it will be looked after now at least.  Although I was only there for just 1day (yep, had to fly back the very next evening), I did get to have my very first hold of our newest grandchild......little Jaxson, so cute & snuggly

 A quick trip to the shops for lunch with Jaron, Renee, Jacey & Jaxson..........
 Hugs with Little Jarryn once school was out for the day...................
 And of course hugs with Grandma would not be complete without one from little Jacey!
After getting back from Townsville we had more rain around here........... with the ground already moist from the previous lot, much was left to sit on top of the ground this time

 this time there was plenty to finish filling  the tank to capicity............ and over.........
And I think that pretty much brings us up to date :)  Good news is the water didn't hang around & this was as bad as it got. 


Mrs. Doug said...

Wow! Sounds like you've been a busy girl! My in-laws have a house they rented out up in Maine which got trashed. Not much fun to clean up and take care of, especially for anyone who is quite particular about doing the repairs like my father-in-law. He's a wonderful craftsman and take lots of care in his work. It was sad to see someone disrespect it in that way.

Glad to hear you have some family living there now.

What sweet grandbabies! What a joy it was for you to be able to spend at least a short time with them. Thank you for sharing some family pics with us :)

I can't believe all the water. Your garden looks like it's doing well though in spite of all that water. Is that chard leaves I see? And peas... we of course are wrapping up our growing season and getting ready for snow which they are predicting for tonight... yikes I don't have the snow tires on yet.

Hope you are able to get some rest now.

Valentina said...

Wow, Sharmayne, your life is certainly not been boring!
I am so sad you had to say good bye to your little Muffin. And having to deal with that horrible aftermath of bad tennants, yuck!
But seeing you with your gorgeous grandkids and your daughter... Oh, what a full life, right? That picture with little Jaxson is priceless...
Thanks so much for sharing!
And oh, I am so jealous of all that rain... we have been parched!