Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Payten Pending

I've got a couple of weeks annual leave coming up shortly, and there are several things I'd like to do with my down time.  Not the least of which will be flying south to spend some time with Dan after he has a knee operation on the 20th of this month.   I'm also hoping that at some point I'll be able to bring him back up here with me...this of course all depends on his follow up appointment and how soon they feel he's able to get back to work etc.

BUT...I won't be going anywhere until Anna's stomach shrinks with the much awaited arrival of Payten Grace. Once these two have parted bodily company, I'll be able to set firm plans in place.

Anna is due on the 19th but swears she will go into labour any day now. Jaimee was 4 weeks early, but we're obviously past that point and can't guarantee Payten will be early....but even so, Anna reckons she's had all sorts of niggles lately and that baby will be arriving very soon.

I do hope so, I'd like to book my flight down south. Whatever happens, I'm gonna be there for the delivery, so I must sit on my hands and be patient. I feel like I'm in limbo, so Lord only knows how Anna must be feeling lol.

Ryan went up north on the 23rd of December to stay with his girlfriend, Therese. After his accident we didn't think he was going to be able to spend the holidays with her, but she drove down, I drove up and we met somewhere in the middle to transfer him into her car. He thoroughly enjoyed himself up there, they were very happy to have him and he spent the time pretty much relaxing, socialising and recuperating.

I picked him up last Sunday, same place, same time, and he stood there with his arms open and kinda shuffled towards me. Think he was just showing off that he could put weight on his gammy leg, but I was more than pleased to see him, I had missed him dreadfully. He goes back to the consultant next Monday to check out his next move.

Cameron and I have been downstairs to the tenants for dinner twice in the last couple of weeks. Can't beat an authentic curry that seems to have taken hours to's me hoping I'd be able to learn to cook this stuff, but I can see my patience wearing thin if I have to spend hours in the kitchen like she did. The husband said next time Dan's here, they will invite us down and he will love the curry so much he won't want to go home again lol.

With the holiday season and a skeleton staff, work has been quite mad...some days we've felt like we don't have enough staff to deal with all the visitors that need attention. Should be slowing down in the next two weeks hopefully. The last couple of days in particular I've felt quite low, bit draggy and slow. I got my BP read this morning and found that it was only 92/60...pretty damn low for me, but possibly why I've been feeling so drained. The heat won't be helping much of course.

I hope you've all had a great Christmas and New Year (or whichever version you celebrate in your house), and you're looking forward to a happy and healthy 2009 :)
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