Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Hello March!

Well, my new exercise plan kicked off to a great start today! I took the boys to playgroup this morning and decided to sling Bryn instead of pram him... This made it a lot easier getting on and off buses, by I have to admit by early afternoon my left shoulder was a bit sore... Anyway, I walked from Chadstone shopping centre to the park, which was about 10 minutes, then back to the shopping centre, then all around the shopping centre for about 45 minutes (had a look through Toys'en'masse and found a freestanding, height adjustable to 6', basketball hoop for $70 - will go get one for the boys soon)... Then had lunch, then walked around (at a faster pace) for another 40 minutes, then took the bus to our shopping centre and another bus to a block away from home, then walked... All in all, I reckon I walked over 2 hours with Bryn as a 9+kg balaste, so I've rounded it to 100 minutes, and superhappy with that!

Luey was nearly run over today!!!

We were nearly home, and I was carefully watching Luey who was walking about 10 metres ahead of me. Then I realised I could see Erik behind me, so I asked out loud where he was, and Luey points and says he's across the road. Now our road is fairly quiet and Erik does look when crossing, but I don't like him crossing it alone and I proceeded to tell (yell) him so. Pointing out that while he might think he is big enough to cross on his own, Luey certainly isn't and doesn't have the wherewithall to check for cars, and just as I'm pressing this point home, Luey runs across the road... I yell at Luey then look up the street to see a hatchback bearing down on him, and I screamed like there was no tomorrow!

The driver stopped the car about a metre or so from Luey and wound down her window, she must have been around 60, and she asked if I was ok, and I asked if she was ok, and then a teacher from the school came out and ask if we were ok, and meanwhile Erik and Luey have scuttled into our yard... I thought I was going to have a heart attack, and I was really worried about the lady in the car, but she seemed fine...

When I got into the house I kind of lost it with both boys, yelling and ranting and carrying on...

I seriously had one of those "life flashes before your eyes" moments, except that I could see the future, ringing Dave to tell him, going to the funeral, the great big empty hole Luey would leave in our lives!

Well, luckily for us the driver had her wits about her and none of that happened...

Jen brought over some muffins about 20 minutes later and I was able to tell someone which relieved a lot of built up stress, and the boys loved the muffins, despite them being savoury, Erik wants another one after dinner, LOL!

Dave finally got his figures for his redundancy and they look good, the tax free amount is higher than we estimmated so now he can't begrudge me that laptop, hehehe! Well, he'd better not try anyway!

4 comments:

anastasia_wolf said...

Oh crud how scary! I'm glad the driver was on the ball though...

Juniper said...

How scary for you Sif, I would have had a heart attack! Glad the boys liked the muffins - they were a bit tasteless, but a bit of butter on them might have added the saltiness they were lacking!

Leah said...

So glad Luey is ok!

katef said...

oh wow how scary! Glad everyone is ok tho! And wow did you ever do a work out!

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