Hello there, happy Friday to you all. I am particularly excited today because it means it is only 2 more sleeps until the kid-l-e-winks and I head off on a road trip. Yep, that’s right my fine feathered friends… we are getting out of here! And the reason I am so excited about this? Well it has been
approximately exactly 74 days since we have been to town…. that is over 2 months, no wonder I am wrapped to my back teeth about a road trip.
Now most people may not be excited about the prospect of 3 full days in a car with 3 boys, but this little Mumma will take what she can get. Oh, and by “full” I mean 950 odd kilometres each day – which by outback standards is pretty good really – anything under 1,000km is a piece of
piss cake. Beggars can’t be choosers – as my Mum would say! I am up for it!
Of course Mr Chardy is staying put because he is some sort of hermit who doesn’t like to leave the station. Which is strange because he is also a raving extrovert, so go figure!
We are heading down to NSW. I have a 20 year school reunion on next weekend… can’t believe it has been 20 years already, but, none the less I am very excited about seeing all the old boarders and school friends. I have booked us a gigantic house so it will be just like the old days in the boarding house – how much fun will that be!!!
My sister is also having a 40th party while I am down which I am also really looking forward to. All in all it should be a great trip.
I am throwing caution to the wind and not giving a flying truck about how much screen time the boys have on the way down. Hell – if it means I keep my cool and stay sane I will toss those iPads over the seats faster than you can say Minecraft. I have also downloaded the Harry Potter audiobook that they are up to – Order of the Phoenix – (or something like that) and guess how long it goes for…… 30 hours….. ha ha ha ha – that will get them all the way to my sisters and part way home again. I have also got a special little connector so they can put 2 sets of earphones into the iPhone to listen while I listen to my own audiobook.
To keep me happy I have downloaded Magda Szubanski’s new book – Reckoning, The Dressmaker and another one called The Lost Girls which is (according to Audible) “the truly amazing story of Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus, and Michelle Knight – who were kidnapped, imprisoned, and repeatedly raped and beaten in a Cleveland house for over a decade by Ariel Castro – and their amazing escape in May 2013, which made headlines all over the world.” – sounds delightful doesn’t it? I do like horrible stories – not sure why. Not sure if I am prepared for this one though. Anyway I have quite the selection as well as my old faithful podcasts.
Now, before you ask… I get my audiobooks from AUDIBLE. They have an amazing selection.
As a little thrill before we leave I am also teaching the children – don’t worry, be alert but not alarmed because it is just yesterday and today that I am in there. Miss Bobbie has headed into the Isa for a Home Tutor Seminar of sorts. Anyway, it hasn’t been too bad, although I did send Tom out within the first 5 minutes…. needed to show him who was boss. Clancy was thrown the iPhone (DON’T JUDGE ME) again because there was no way I was even going to attempt e-Kindy crafty shit with him as well as try to keep my cool with the other boys… it just would not have ended well, and we all know the saying…. “Ain’t Mumma happy…. ain’t nobody happy!!!”.
So what are your plans for the weekend?
I have a friend who is just going to pop out a couple of babies today (a litter if you will) – so no biggie really – good luck my little Spunkette!!!
Feel like coming on a virtual road trip with me? No, I didn’t think so!
Now – go and put your happy face on because tonight it is time for Friday Night Drinks… or as I like to call it: FND.