A Village Life

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

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Spring is in the air.  Sounds great, right?  Well not by New Zealand terms.  Spring means changeable weather, lots of rain, random storms, cold wintery winds one minute and sunny warmth the next minute.  You can't depend on anything!  Hang the washing out when it looks fine and black clouds roll in five minutes later with a squall of rain.  If I go out for a walk, I am wondering how long I have till I get hammered with a random rain shower.  You can tell fine weather is about to come because you have some days that are beautiful and sunny but.....it's not quite here yet.  And in the meantime we are still trying to shake off the winter ills.  Pete has the worst of it right now with a sore throat that won't go away and all we all have snotty noses that keep us up snoring at night.  Sorry for all the doom and gloom but this is our reality at the moment.  In fact even our computer is quite sick.  We were doing some things with itunes and suddenly our computer only moves at snail's pace.  Absolutely frustrating.  I've spent the last few days running every scan and file and disk cleanup program I can find but to no avail.  I think it is time to call in the professionals.  Pete keeps telling me he will ask the IT guy at his work for help but he never gets around to it which leaves me with another day trying to use a very sick computer.  Screw this, I'm ready to pay someone however much to sort this out once and for all.  But I did have a thought that perhaps I should go computer less for a week or so and have a break from tech overload that is so prevalent in our lives these days.  Do you ever have a day where you don't get on the computer?  Perhaps we should all give it a go. 
With spring on our doorstep I've been ready for a change and what better way than to get a haircut?  My mother in law was only available to look after the girls on Monday this week so I dropped them off and headed into town to find a salon that could take me on short notice. Come to find out most salons in the area are closed on Mondays so it left me with one choice.  I went to a place that I had been before and not had a good experience but I was desperate to have it done so I thought I'd give them another go.  She could take me right then and there, perfect, right?  I explained what I wanted, nothing drastic just a trim and shape up so I wasn't so frumpy looking.  When I walked out an hour later, I was pissed off!  What the hell did she do?  She chopped the hell out of the back and one side and left the other side virtually untouched and long and straight.  Did she mean to do that?  It was hideous!  I should've made the drive up to Wellsford and had my friend do it properly because she knows me and knows what I should look like.  I am trying everyday to sort something out with my hair but a ponytail is the only conclusion I can come to. 
In other news, the kids are pretty good.  This is the last week of school and then we have a 2 week break.  Holy shit, what am I going to do with them to keep them busy for 2 weeks, especially if the weather is crap.  Must pawn them off to nana, I think.  Since Gigi is up on her feet now, she's really on the go and happily plays away with Rita.  Her favorite thing to do is walk around the house and gather things from drawers.  Usually she gets our toothbrushes and toothpaste and walks around sucking on both of them.  Sounds gross I know but if it keeps her entertained, who cares.  The only issue is figuring out where she's put them at the end of the day! 
Well best get off my arse this morning and get dressed and ready for the big ballet recital this afternoon.  It's pretty casual actually but I love seeing what Rita wants to wear to ballet.  Not the usual ballerina stuff but just whatever takes her fancy at the time.  This can include jeans, skirts, 3 different shirts, anything.  Pete will be videoing the show so I am sure you'll get a peak.
I bid you farewell; perhaps making scones will keep us busy this morning while we wait for the rain to pass.


  1. Lots of art projects and baking! That is how we make it through the rain around here! Sorry about the hair...that is the worst.

  2. perhaps the hair dresser was going for a modern punk rock mom look for you? please send a photo. every now and again i think i should try a new something with my hair.....but the pony tail always prevails. and as for the weather.....enjoy the sunny bits and know there are more and more to come. we had a tornado here last week.....ripped the shit out of the park and took trees down all over the place. crazy. enjoy your scones.....

  3. Hi Megan, I don't know why I can't send you a message on Blogger, did you decline that option. The pictures are from our honeymoon on Kauai, a beach called Polihale on th esouthern tip of the island. I wish i was there right now. If that's what the beaches on NZ look like I need to get over there ASAP.
    How's the hair? have you figured out how to manage it yet?

  4. Don't know why the message thing on blogger doesn't work, not very tech savvy actually but I will try to figure it out. Yes the beaches here are gorgeous, like totally stunning. I am constantly in awe of the natural beauty that surrounds us here. Except my hair of course. Ponytail is the only solution at the moment. If I go to a different salon and ask them to fix it I am afraid I will end up with a pixie cut.