Finally home after a hectic week! Trying to gather my thoughts and all of the crap that has accumulated - which is what happens when you arrive home for five minutes, dump ones huge grocery order and other bits of shopping, gather up work clothes and go again. Not much time for tidying up and putting things away !!
This was my week:
Saturday: ran around all day getting Kate's gear together for school camp. Wondering how out of 10 pairs of identical school socks purchased at beginning of year we now seem down to 6 pairs. Where do they go?!
Sunday arvo: put Kate on the bus to school camp. She was beyond excited to be going!
Monday arvo: handed over remaining kids to Granny where they departed for sleepover x 2 at her house. Then jumped in ute with Trevor and drove to coast. Into bed around 11:30pm.
Tuesday: Ran around the city all day shopping and picking up parts and the like, getting some building materials (yay!) to build the wall in my office. Collected "new" truck (as in new for us!) at 5:30pm, left for home. Got grocery order in Charters Towers and a quick bite to eat and then on the road again. Home at 11:40pm - in bed at 1:30pm.
Wednesday: unpacked the groceries, threw rest of shopping in pile. Rounded up clothes for me and kids, watered madly, fed all animals. Hooked on trailer loaded with 4 wheeler, went to load dogs to find they had run off somewhere. Much fuming and grumbling, left note for Trevor to collect them on his back from LC, where he had gone to before daylight. 10am left to collect kids from Granny's, enroute to my parents property. After lunch went out on 4 wheeler and helped muster cattle back to yards. 9pm in bed!!
Thursday: am helped mum sort out some computer problems whilst Trevor and men drafted cattle. After lunch headed out on motorbike again to bring in another big mob. Fun and games trying to get them to leave. Back to yards around 5:30pm. Feed the poddy that Trevor brought with him, poor little fellow.
Friday: leave men to drafting again; when kids up and eaten run the horses in. Smoko and then saddle horses for me and Georgie, and help walk cattle 5kms back to paddock. Angus came too with Trevor/Grandad. Georgie had a great time riding Ben. After lunch rounded up all of our gear and the poddy and came home. Collected Kate from the school at 7pm, returned from school camp.
And that leaves us with Saturday, and me not really wanting to do a lot, but considering that the wretched cats left the feathered remains of TWO birds strategically placed in the kitchen and bathroom, I really need to vaccuum up some stray fluffy feathers.
I have some photos of our adventures, so will post some soon, just after the feathers and feeding this poor little poddy, and the few other million things that need doing!