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Where do I begin? I guess At the beginning! I live in beautiful Tasmania, Australia with my wonderful hubby, Matthew and our four angels (part time devils) Isaac, Reuben, Isabella, and Charlotte. Currently I'm a stay-at-home mum and I absolutely love that. Nothing else compares. I'm also studying the Master of Teaching part-time and I'm serving as the relief society president of our ward. I love being outside, especially in summer. I love big windows & lots of light. I love swimming, running and mowing the lawn! my favourite vegetable is carrots (or potatoes if mum's baked them) and I love fresh fruit salad. My most favourite thing to do is spend time with my precious family.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


I had planned to visit Chelsea today to check out her new house and to give her some hand-me-down clothes of Charli's but I never made it. Why? you ask, well....

I was approaching the first set of traffic lights into Hobart from Mt Nelson when I heard the familiar sound of my mobile phone ringing. It was the office lady at Taroona High saying, "Oh hello love, I have Isaac here, he looks a terrible shade of green, he's saying he feels like he's going to throw up, can you come and get him?"

I turned my car around and headed for Channel Highway. I picked up my 'green' son and headed for home. Once he was settled in bed with a bucket and a book I decided he'd be ok by himself. I had an appointment in town so I headed in that direction. Following the appointment I called Isaac - all ok so I thought I'd zip out to Chelsea's for just a bit. I was only in second gear when my phone rang again. "Oh Hello Blanche, Reuben is feeling a bit unwell, he thinks he might throw up, can you come and get him? A quick U-turn and I'm once again heading for Mt Nelson. Almost there and the phone rings AGAIN. " Hello, is that Blanche? yes. "I have Isabella here, she's unwell. Are you able to come and get her?".
It's like dominos!
I collect my children and on the way out I overhear Reuben's friend Conner, talking with the teacher. Conner is also sick but his mum can't get him "because she's at work today". So I bring him home with me too (one for goodluck!!)

Isaac spewed
Reuben didn't
Bella Spewed
Conner didn't.
They all slept
my house smells like...mmm... sickness

I have a huge headache.

On a slightly different note...hasn't it been the most glorious day today in Hobart? More please.


Milla Mitchell said...

Oh my gosh Blanche! What a horrible day! I hope YOU don't catch the sickness!

The Parsons Family said...

he he he, oh that's the worst day ever! Dont you eat my rum balls!!!!! You deserve one... ok, just one!

Hannah Challis said...

Yeah that sucks. Poor kids. Poor you. Poor everyone! Hope you have a better day tomorrow...... shouldn't be hard! x

Bride said...

oh my goodness, funny story.. but NOT! you poor thing. Don't you hate it when the kids spoil a well planned fun day! I suppose they WERE sick.
Thats ok though, get it all out of the way before our holiday :)

Collette said...

You should have taken them all over to Chelsea's place to spew in her AMAZING new bathrooms (plural) haha...

Fiona said...

I hope you are all staying home this weekend.!! Get better everyone!

Nettie's Blog said...

Oh Blanche you are the best mum...i am sure your hosue smell like disinfectant and your kids are laying on the couch looking out on that terrifi deck...watching the sheets and towels all flapping on the line in the beautiful sunshine..
There is always tomorrow!!!!!