Work, children and trying to finish off the outdoor spaces work have all taken their toll.
I caught up with MM the other day and we both commented on how we miss your soliloquy. A marvellous read indeed – I especially loved the sign off……
To be fair on your kids, sarcasm generally comes of age around the 9 year mark. I heard M delivering a lesson in it to S the other day, of which he was blissfully unaware. Love the innocence of that pre sarcasm age.
The outdoors is 99% done – just waiting for the silicon butt joint on the glass pool fencing to cure so that we can hang the gate. Phew – that will be an elapsed time of 3 months – seems longer – like forever… In saying that, I am super impressed with how it has turned out. Installing the glass fencing was my biggest concern as it is easy to really cock it up and for it look rubbish. But the guy who supplied it all and came back to do the silicon butt joint and is economical in his use of words, said it was a good job. High praise indeed.
Now we wait for the council to go through their pool fence and final inspections so that it can get signed off. Just in time for shutting it down for winter. Well almost that – we will keep it heated for S’s Pool Birthday Party later in the month and then see how things go.
M is really enjoying her fortnightly horse riding lessons and according to the horsey folk (her grandmother and the girl who trains her) she is doing really well. She was tossed from a horse on Friday and had to go to the chiropractor to get hip, butt and neck put back in, but is still keen as mustard to get back in the saddle – good girl. She has also got into the school choir and has started to go to relaxed, chilled out singing teacher too. And soccer will be starting in a few weeks as well.
The boy. He is training with one of NZ’s ex international players, Wynton Rufer, which is really helping his game come along. At the end of the first term, he was chosen as one of the 5 in the Junior Academy Dream Team – not bad as the Junior Academy is made up of about 20 really good players. A great achievement and really proud of him. Again, soccer starts in a few weeks for him too.
Me, I am off to Taupo in a couple of weeks for Round 2 of our SuperKart Series. The goal this time is to keep my nose clean and not hit anyone and smash the kart up. The front nose was pretty much destroyed in the last round and has miraculously been repaired to its former glory, so I do not want that messed up.
K is lovely as usual and is suitably impressed by all our achievements.
Oh, I went to a Warriors Rugby League game the other day and say a one legged player – who would have thought.