Just popped interstate for the weekend. The kids and I nipped over to Mrs Savvy B’s for a couple of nights. And let me tell you we needed that escape. We are all going a little batty here at the moment, so it was lovely to get out and about.
The kids and I jumped in the car after they had finished school on Friday and hot footed it next door. For those of you new around here Mrs Savvy B is my bestie who lives next door, this involves a 2 hour drive through our eastern paddocks, or what we like to call “The Wine Road” – our Eastern Freeway…. a few gates, a couple of grids and a different state. We lose 1/2 hour so this meant it was well and truly wine time once we arrived. Here, look, this is the “Freeway”…
Mrs Savvy B and I have decided that when ever we visit each other we need to have a project that we want to get done and help each other out. So on Saturday we did her verandah. Got stuck into it, cleared it out and tidied it up and took a heap of stuff to the dump. It was the least I could do after she helped me with my verandah. We also had a bit of a BBQ for Miss Em (their Govie) as it was her birthday. A lovely dinner out on the lawn.
Mrs Savvy B and I often wonder how the hell we are friends. We are so different in so many ways, yet so much the same. She is a complete and utter crazy dog lady and animal lover and …. well….. I am not. Mrs Savvy B is the hardest worker I know, that woman could rule the world. She can fix anything and would never bother to ask a bloke. She was fixing a tap on the weekend and I said to her “umm…how do you even know how to fix that, how do you know what to do, I am pretty sure that is a blokes job”…. well she just waved her hand at me, laughed and said “it would never get done if we waited for a bloke to do it”.
Now onto her dogs….oh the bloody dogs. I swear she has 3,072 of the little mongrels. Ok, so maybe 8, possibly 10. They are her working dogs, her little stock camp. I am pretty sure she loves these dogs more than me. Somehow I always end up getting roped into “doing the dogs”. On Friday she was under strict instructions: “You better have those dogs done by the time I get there, I am not going down to feed them with you, I want a wine on arrival….”. I am pleased to say that they were done when I arrived and there was no sunset trip to the dog cages. But then yesterday she needed to get out of the house, so off we went. On the buggy and down to the dogs. We also had to turn a bore on. So she loaded 2 million dogs onto the back of the tiny buggy and off we went. Me screaming and cursing every dog that breathed on me or looked my way, paws were touching my back and the little Jack Russell even had the nerve to sneeze on my ankle…..give me strength. I said to her “how the hell do I always end up getting roped into this???”. I insisted on driving so I didn’t have to open the gates and Clancy was just as unimpressed and me and insisted on being left at the house to play lego. I am hearing you Clancy! So off we went, crazy dog lady with her little mates (and her human mate).
And yes, I know I wasn’t really dressed for a dog outing, but this was all I had, because it turns out I forgot to pack clothes for Sunday – that’s what happens when you leave home without a “Clothes Menu”!!! So I had to wear my clothes from the night before.
Look at Mrs Savvy B’s new hair piece, this girl has serious style people!
The trip home was a quiet one, the boys had completely worn themselves out with Mrs Savvy B’s boys. There was a whole lot of motor bike riding, swimming, playing cricket and lego, and just general boy fun. They were busted. Needless to say I had to do the gates on the way home as my little gate openers were sound asleep. Bugger.
So all in all it was a great weekend. Now tell me, what did you get up to? Do you love dogs as much as my little blonde friend from next door?