Happy Mother’s Day!
Yes, I’m late. Yes, I have excuses (biggest one being I was away all weekend, with no – gasp – internet, but we’ll get to that). And no, the weekend wasn’t that berserk. Okay, just a little. But it was very brilliant.
Mother’s Day is a nice time to visit, well, mothers. And my parents decided to throw together a few clothes, some necessary road-trip nibbles, and (of course) Mime and I, into our car and drive interstate to see our nanas. 6-hours later we pulled up for a 2-night visit with my mum’s mother.
|me, nana, mum, and mime|
– Nana lives at the beach!
– Nana also gives us…Magnums (which are icecreams, basically)
– We visited a few op-shops (thrift stores) and bought…dum-da-da! BOOKS. We snagged a copy of Inkdeath and the Gallagher Girls book 4 Only the Good Spy Young – for just $2 each! Mime also found me a copy of Lies, the fourth book in the Gone series by Michael Grant. For $1! Least to say, I hugged it.
– Mime and I finished our book CANONIC! It’s our first attempt at co-writing. Exhausting? I think, yes.
– We also finished the 100×100 challenge, hosted by Go Teen Writers. (Woot!)
– Mandarins are good fruit to eat.
– Mime and I had to share a bedroom. Mime doesn’t appreciate the symphonies of Grieg I play all night from my computer, but she was really wonderful and didn’t complain.
– 6-hour car trip. Unfold, my bent-up legs.
– It…er, rained. Which kind of put a dampener on the beach thing. But we walked anyway!
– I missed my nephew and niece (sniff, sniff).
|mime, me, mum, vicki, rachel and e.b.|
At 9am on Sunday morning, we high-tailed it back down south to Brisbane – this time to see my Dad’s mum and also my older sister, Vicki. 3-hours later, we arrived at my sister’s house for a loud family lunch. Trust me, when my family gets together it. Is. Loud. And (because why have less when you can have more?) my older sister said happy mother’s day by announcing she’s going to have her first baby. I’m an aunt! Again! (Do I pluralize it? Auntie-times-three?)
We packed back into the car to see Nana. And eat chocolates with her. My Nana has dementia so I don’t think she knows who some of us are exactly. But she knows we’re her grandkids and that she loves us, which is very sweet. She definitely knows who my dad is. They sing all sorts of old songs and Mime and I circumnavigate the home, and pop back to eat chocolates and smile at various intervals. We’re good like that.
|too many of us to name. you figure it out.|
– Chocolate. Just sayin’.
– Being an Auntie x 3
|mime and e.b.|
– Watching The Next Three Days, which is an incredible movie about a murder (don’t judge me) starring Gladiator (Russel Crowe) and Effie Trinket (Elizabeth Banks).
– Playing with my nephew, Mr. X…well, mostly playing. We watched Cars while the sane people ate lunch.
– Watching my niece, E.B, crawl for the first time! (She’s 6-months old!)
– Selling my sister, Vicki, some paper crane strands from my new business. I gave her a discount. A small discount.
– Finished reading Ender’s Game and The Keeper’s of Elenath.
– My little iPod shuffle. Love that thing.
– An email from a seriously famous author. Eeek!
– My family (hehe…I’m kidding, guys!)
|mr. x and my dad – playing with the iPhone|
– Finding my inbox had 64 emails after being away for 1 day. Woah. (Okay, there were a lot from pinterest…)
– Being folded into a car for long intervals with only my brain to amuse me (scary possibilities).
– Being around a lot of people.
– A lot of people.
– Waaaay too many people.
– Old People Homes are kind of…scary.
– The realisation that coffee at MacDonalds costs more then a small burger and chips. (I shouldn’t be surprised, really.)
|oh, grandma, i love your face so much|
Happy Mother’s Day! I hope you enjoy your mop (you’re very boring sometimes, you know) and also the kusudama and paper crane strings I made you (they were much more interesting then the mop). You already know you’re the best mother ever. But, just to be sure, I’ll say it again. YOU ARE THE BEST!
We love you, Mum!
cait and mime