Saturday, 16 June 2012

Totally Random Musings

More random musings from me  - in no particular order!

Still no sewing - this is the longest I've ever gone without sewing.

Phone call from Spotlight the other day that a pattern I wanted in April had come in - must be a Simplicity pattern (when it was on sale) as I buy all my other patterns from BMV.  No doubt I'll have to pay full price for this one!  I'll go in later today and pick it up.

I turned 46 in April - aarrgghh!  Had a lovely day and was thoroughly spoiled by Neale and the kids.

Weight loss/diet????  That all seems to have fallen by the wayside as soon as the weather turned yucky.
Although, this past week has been absolutely glorious - albeit cold.

Football is on today - I'm not a fan.  Why oh why did I buy a house directly opposite the local football oval???

It normally takes me approx 8 mins to drive to work.  Tuesday 2 weeks ago it took 1 hour.  Major flooding in the state after wild weather Monday night had cut off 2 roads from Churchill to Morwell.  Did I take it as a sign to stay home for the day???  No, I got out on the 4th back road I tried  - IDIOT!!!  Managed to make it home safely - left early though just to make sure.

No 3 son Hadden, turned 19 in may.  We all went out to tea at a Chinese Restaurant in Morwell and had a lovely meal.  Hadden is considering moving out - when he's saved some more money.  Neale and I have plans for the spare bedroom!  Hadden works full time (night shift) at Maccas.

Churchill Pizza make the best pizza - expensive, but the best!!  Actually, their pizza is reasonably priced - about $27 for 2 family pizzas - expensive comes into it for me as the pizza we had from 3 weeks ago has cost me $600-00.  I broke a tooth, which needed major restoration work.  Of course the dentist did a checkup, noticed a dark spot, whipped out an xray and said that that tooth needed repairing also.  Had the 2nd tooth done Thursday night after work - major restoration on that one too and Dr Caprara then says he hope that it lasts!  He hopes???  Apparently it's very close to needing a root canal.  So for not quite 2 hours work I'm $600 poorer - it takes me 38 hours to earn that kind of money !!!!

It's been a rotten long week at work - mind you that Monday was a public Holiday for the Queen's Birthday also - 4 days of problems!  Our Manager is on sick leave and will be until probably mid next month.  Melbourne head office, seems to think that 3 of us can run the whole office ourselves with no help at all.  I'm sure that none of them have looked at a map of Victoria and seen just  how big the Gippsland region actually is!

My Mum turned 70 last week.  We had a family celebration at a local restaurant  - 33of us!  It was great to catch up with all my brothers and sisters , their families and a couple of the aunts and uncles also. Mum had a good time.  One of my sister's had ordered a cake, so that was made short work of.

I bought myself a black 'boyfriend' style cardigan last night whilst out shopping - I have a thing for cardigans! (I've also got 3 on Layby!)  and also a grey boucle short jacket.   I'd just told Neale how I should have bought last week when I saw it a white/grey leopard fur coat when I saw it - and now the sizes they have left are too small. He said if you see something 'buy it straight away"  none of this dilly dallying etc.  So I did.  I've stil got the fur jacket on my mind and am now considering a drive to the next store down the raod - about 40 mins away, to see if they still have one in stock!

Neale and I celebrated our 26th Wedding Anniversary on 10th May.  We've been together as a couple for nearly 30 years.  Oh my!

Jen S.


  1. Hi Jen, I hope you get to read this comment.
    I have joined a sewing group that meets once a month at Rosedale Community Centre. I have unfortunately only been twice . At the last meeting they mentioned putting an ad in the paper to let other people know about the group.
    This group is really friendly , nice and helpful ( and amazing seamstresses ) . It is free for the first two visits and then after that only $5.00 to cover costs of the room. I think you have to join the ASG as well - but that wasnt much either and much cheaper when you rejoin. You bring everything basically but tea and coffee are provided and the room , table , chair etc. There is a iron and ironing board etc. You also bring your own food. I would highly recommend you try it - the women really are so friendly and lovely. It is usually the first Saturday of the month from 10.00 to 4.00 but in September it will be the 8th and 9th and they are calling it a stash buster weekend ( and then they were talking about car pooling next month to go fabric shopping !) . CHeers Janine. Send me a comment if you are interested and I can send some more info.

    1. Thanks Janine - I've left a comment on your page.
      Sounds great!