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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

We thought it might be fun to have twins ~ Sam Frustaci.

Yes, in case you're wondering, they are identical.  They're still that cute but all grown up now & creating twice the havoc. 

Without consulting me, Dino [in the green T] arranged for me to pick Theo up from Brisbane airport yesterday.

"Don't worry, mum," Dino said, when he informed me of these arrangements & I had a very predictable meltdown, "I'll direct you in & Theo can drive home."  Now if I do say it myself Dino is an excellent navigator so I actually ok'd this plan even after discovering that Theo's plane landed at 4.30 pm & I would be driving in peak hour Brisbane traffic!

Well, you know what happened, don't you?!  The day arrived & no Dino.  Dino was on his way to Dubbo.  I gave Star no choice.  I put her in the hot seat to sign spot, to hold my hand & feed me jelly snakes when I started hyperventilating.

I have driven in to Brisbane airport exactly once, when I put Liddy on her plane to Melbourne earlier this year.  A sane person would have checked a map but maps confuse me & this is one route I happen to know is very well signposted.  Just the same, no sane person wants to pay parking rates at this place so it was a delicate balance to arrive neither too soon nor abysmally late so we could do the circuit, pick up the lad on the run, & keep driving straight through.

What had I forgotten?  That the other lad & his mate had borrowed my mainland car & had failed to fuel her up. So I had to stop first thing, during the school pick up zone time.  Practically what this means is school pick up merges imperceptibly into peak hour.  There were zillions of cars on the road & the traffic was moving at a snail's pace.  I told Star to text her brother & let him know we were held up & he would have to wait ~ which he did with extraordinary patience.  Theo is not known for waiting patiently.

So I apologise for the lack~lustre posts lately.  I am just tired.   I was lolling round last night like a zombie wondering why I was feeling so totally exhausted when I realised today's little jaunt had taken as long as a trip in & out to Rathdowney, with the added stress factor of driving in heavy traffic.  I was not made for this frantic pace of life.


Bonnie said...

Oh, but who could resist those faces--even if they are all grown up? Glad you are home safe and sound.

Ruby said...

Nothing a good night's leep won't fix?
And of course a couple of months off the school routine :-) Enjoy you gorgeous young man and the break (when it finally comes).
Today is our final day of school for 2010! Yippee!

Persuaded said...

Those are some adorable little faces... I must say, you and the mister do have quite the knack for making beautiful children;-}

And ohhh... I have been feeling exhausted-ish lately too. Love having a baby in the house, but oh my goodness it means that virtually nothing is getting done. Years ago I had three kiddos under three and I kept a clean house, sewed and did volunteer work too. I need to relearn all those young mama skills! I don't quite have the energy for it anymore, lol.

LobStar_89 said...

Trust me adorable faces but you can resist the urge of having the two in the same place at the one time... Mum... Jee Whizz does that mean no more complaining from you about the Farm drive??? :)

Ganeida said...

Bonnie: People's inability to resist my boys' charm has resulted in them getting away with everything bar outright murder over the years. *sigh*

Ruby: Glad you're finished too & can enjoy a well deserved break.

Persuaded: lol Yeah, the man & I are nothing special to look at but the combination made for some pretty babies. Know all about the running out of energy thing.

Liddy: I never complained about any of the drive except negotiating the highway! ;P Now I have that worked out you're leaving...

Gerry Snape said...

the son and his beloved had twins albeit girls. I thought, "how difficult can that be?" Oh ,Oh! one and one does not make two in this case does it! Not if one goes one direction and the other goes another direction!!
Now blow me if my sister's son and beloved haven't gone and gotten the same...two girls.
At least I could empathise...well I could!!

Happy Elf Mom said...

I'm freaking out just thinking about driving in rush hour... Good grief I'd be mad until I got home. :)

Jeanne said...

Argh! I feel for you, my friend.

Wish you were coming down to visit me as well...

Ganeida said...

Gerry:Oh, thank you. All I used to get was gushing women going, "Oh, how cute!" but they weren't the ones chasing after the terrorist duo!

Jeanne: One day, my friend...☺

Ganeida said...

Happy Elf mom: It was not good going in. Adrenalin overload makes me very wired but of course then it goes & I'm a write off.

seekingmyLord said...

I know my way well--all too well--to the airport. I have been making that trek often in the last few years and usually during peak hours so I understand how exhausting fighting traffic can be. You should try doing it on a Monday morning and then get into homeschooling a hands-on method with a nine year old, who has not had enough sleep and now misses her father on top of the typical not wanting to do math.