I received a surprise phone call the other day. From someone I haven’t seen in a long time. And just when I was feeling a little swamped and like it was all getting a bit much the phone rings with some wonderful news….
Guess who it was…. my sister!!! We haven’t seen each other since January 2014!!! Can you believe it. That is crazy, it has been over a year. I kept looking at my planner wondering if I could fit a quick drive to NSW in at some time to take the children down to visit, but the weeks have just filled up and things get so busy from April onwards.
So…. in my family there is just me and my sister (well, and my Mum and Dad of course). She is a few years older than me. I haven’t seen her since I started this blog, unbelievable. I would call her Mrs Savvy B – but that name is already taken. Mrs Savvy B is my sister up here and she is a lot like my real sister too, they are basically twins. Which is quite convenient for me. So, what shall we call her? I guess we will just have to use her name… Toni, or Tones… yes, that will do. I have just spent the past half hour trying to find a photo of her for you and this was the best I could come up with… this was the last time I saw her…. We holidayed together…. here she is on the flying donkeys…. Sorry Tones, this was the best I could do, ha ha ha…
Tones lives on a farm in Central West NSW with her husband and 2 young boys. They also breed kelpies (I know, could we be anymore different…???) and if you are in the market for a new dog you can check them out at Ameroo Kelpies.
So back to the story. I was cooking away over in the kitchen the other day and Toni rang with this wonderful news. She is going to meet up with me in Brisbane on my way home from Melbourne in a couple of weeks and fly up with me. I couldn’t believe it, and I may have cried a little. Isn’t that just the nicest thing ever…. help is on the way people!! So lucky she has such a lovely husband and such wonderful friends (who the children will no doubt be billeted out to)! She said she was going to surprise me at Brisbane Airport – how much fun would that have been? I would have pee’d my pants!!!! But her husband thought she had best tell me. I am too excited for words. So it is only 18 sleeps until I see her.
I think she really cheered me up and motivated me because yesterday I had the biggest bake-a-thon over in the kitchen. 3 chocolate cakes, a triple batch of Anzac slice and a double batch of choc chip cookies, not to mention home made chicken schnitzel for dinner (and enough to feed an army). I thought I had best stock the freezer off. You see we are off to a campdraft this weekend, we arrive home on Sunday, have Monday at home and then Miss Gabby, the kids and I are off again on Tuesday for 4 nights. Over to Mrs Gumnut Designz for a School of the Air Group Day (well 2 days of it actually). So Mr Chardy will be chief cook again. Thought I had best do some baking for them.
So there you have it. That is what has been happening here. Can’t wait to see you Tones, you have really cheered me up.
Do you have a sister or brother who you haven’t seen in a long time?
Would you go crazy if you went this long without seeing them?