I should be in bed but the steroids from chemo seem to keep me awake in the second week even when my immunity is low and I should be sleeping. Feels like I have drank a dozen coffees. I was still awake a 1 o'clock last night and had to force myself into bed. I should be sleeping now as I have over 20 people coming for Leah's birthday (her actual birthday is Tuesday) tomorrow at one. We are having open sandwiches (been a huge hit at Kady's birthday. Must take a pic of them. I make them on french sticks cut up with various cut meats and smoked salmon, tomato, sun dried tomatoes, avocado, spinach leaves, gherkins, cheese, basil leaves, seeded mustard and garnishes. They look awesome and taste ever better), thai meatballs with yoghurt mint dipping sauce, and various other sauces, mini spring rolls, dim sims, pies, marinated chicken drumettes and dips, with turkish bread, celery sticks, carrot sticks, rice crackers and other yummys. Oh and this year I am making punch the old fashioned way from the seventies with fruit in it. No alcohol as kids will be drinking it. Leah is so excited about having family and friends over tomorrow. Auntie Kathy is making a slice and cake and Auntie Wendy is bringing a yummy fruit platter. We will get to see Megan walk for the first time. She has only been walking a little while so that will be so special. Cassi I will try and take a pic and send it to you.
The last few weeks we have had lovely weather. Sadly no rain and we really need it. Our fire restrictions begin early this year and begin tonight a good six weeks ahead of norm. The forest is so dry. Our local fire brigade have told us it's the driest season since 1983. They are predicting another Ash Wednesday. We have already had hundreds of fires in the state this month. The firey's will not come into our area to save our house and surrounding houses. There is only one road in and out and it's too dangerous. We are surrounded by forests on both sides. We don't own a fire pump so the only option is to leave if a fire threatens our home. When it comes down to it as long as we are out and safe and hopefully I have saved things that are special to me I don't care about the house.
I spent the afternoon burning off sticks etc fallen from the gums during the wind over the last week. Sticks littered the garden. Today though has been freezing. I think 13 degrees was predicted but I don't think it got over that. Tonight they are predicting minus three. We haven't had temps that low in over three winters. It hailed today and felt cold enough to snow.
Made the local paper this week with a photo I took. There was a write up about a friends fairy business. Sadly no acknowledgement for the photo. Good pic if I don't say so myself.
Ok I should try and go to sleep. Busy day tomorrow. Thanks for all the lovely comments on my blog. Thanks to Valerie's Dad in the USA for leaving a lovely message. Bought tears to my eyes. Thanks for taking the time to post. Means more than you can imagine. Tell Kennedy to look out in the post for Leah's letter.