Good Morning Saturday

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by Marguerite, Nov 14, 2009.

  1. Marguerite

    Marguerite Active Member

    G'day, folks.

    It's been a glorious Saturday here today. We left about 9 am to head south to see difficult child 1 'fighting' in medieval battle gear. He beleongs to one of those anachronistic societies and they were having a training day where they get together with other similar-minded groups and fight in a park somewhere.

    The venue today was Berrima, a delightful picturesque touristy country town in the Southern Highlands. We've been wanting to take easy child 2/difficult child 2 with us there for ages but unfortunately she was too ill today. We'll have to make a special trip there with her in a few weeks' time.

    We expected to be behind difficult child 1's party on the road so it was quite a surprise to get a call from him just after we left the expressway and reached Mittagong. "My mate's car's broken down, we're on the side of the road," he told us. He gave directions, we drove back (thankfully they were already off the freeway so we didn't have to backtrack halfway to Sydney to turn around). The poor bloke's car seems to have finally died, just after he's paid to have the head gasket fixed. Not a happy lad.

    We loaded up our people mover with people, weapons, chain mail and headed back to Berrima, leaving difficult child 1 to drive in convoy with the tow truck and to bring the others later.

    We found the venue eventually - there were no directions, just the town itself as the destination. Luckily it's a small town. It's about half the size of our home village, really small, so all we had to do was drive along the main street until we saw the knights and saracens in battle. We parked (in the shade of a large pine) and strolled around the local antique stores while we waited for our mob to arrive.

    The last time we were in Berrima it was easter, and cold. A fine misty rain was falling then, we were wearing our winter gear. Today - very different. Summer-hot but with a pleasant mild breeze taking the edge off the heat. The cottages in the area are lovely, gardens overflowing with rambling roses. The smell of the place was heavenly - roses mixed with lilies and violets, and over it all, the scent of pine. easy child 2/difficult child 2 would have loved it, if she'd come.

    husband took lots of photos, I need to load them onto my computer because I can use the images in my work.

    We headed back home bringing daughter in law so difficult child 1 could drive the extra carload of blokes to their place. He arrived at our place about three hoursbehind us. By then we also had easy child & SIL1 who had come up to Sydney to go to her school reunion which was on this afternoon. They're staying tonight then heading back to Canberra in the morning. I've got to leave before everyone else though, I have a writers festival to go to. I'm looking forward to it.

    husband was feeling a lot better today, well enough to drive to Berrima, but tonight his headache is back and he's decided he has to see a doctor on Monday about it.

    difficult child 3's interview will be on TV tomorrow night. It's a story on a possible new treatment for autism. It will be available on the following website:

    However, it will be a few days after the program screens before the episode will be uploaded. I'll try and post separately. The show is a 60 Minutes type of thing but on a competing network. If you see stuff shot under a large tree, about a kid who lives near the beach - that's us. They also filmed us walking along the sand, crossing the creek on the footbridge. That was about 6 weeks ago, it's been a while.

    Enjoy your Saturday.

  2. Andy

    Andy Active Member

    Marg - What a wonderful day outside of the broken vehicle. Glad you were able to help get some of the guys to the event. It sounds like some of the exhibits we watch at our Renaisannce Fairs. Looking for the event reminded me of my sisters and I driving to little towns around the country for church youth meetings. We never ever had an address of the church, just the town name. I remember only one or two towns too large for us to just drive around to find the church so we ended up asking for directions.

    difficult child called not too long ago - he is on his way to his deer stand. Last Saturday morning I included his PRN with his medications. This morning he is going without the PRN (hopefully he has it in his pocket just in case).

    I have the day with Diva today. We will go shopping and then to a casino.

    Last night I took the neighbor girl out to dinner and then shopping. She has been wanting to go to Wal-Mart to use a gift card. She is a great kid - we had a good time.

    Everyone have a great day and find a way to make your kids laugh.
  3. LittleDudesMom

    LittleDudesMom Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Good Morning!

    Marg, I was thinking the same as Andy, your day sounds like the Renaisannce Fairs we have around here too. Glad you all had a nice day.

    Andy, hope difficult child's anxiety doesn't interfere with his day! You and Diva have fun.

    Well, the first day since in three the sounds of rain haven't greeted me as I woke! The backyard is still flooded, it will take a while for the water to be absobed, but at least it's over!

    Have a class at the gym at 10 today and hopefully easy child will run out to the mall with me afterward - there are a few things I need to get for Christmas gifts that I have to send with someone next weekend. Another cousin's weekend coming up. There should be five of us girl cousins plus easy child! I'm hosting the dinner saturday night and am thinking about serving roasted chicken and veggies with rosemay and thyme. It's easy and I can have it prepared and in the fridge. It takes about an hour, so I can pop it in based on how the evening is going. It's just shallots, potatoe, seedless grapes, and chicken.

    Hope your Saturday is a relaxing one!

  4. TPaul

    TPaul Idecor8

    Hope that every one has a great and calm-peaceful day.