Saturday, March 24, 2012

Autumn Fires

At present we've been experiencing some pretty amazing autumn days in Southern New Zealand; with cold crisp mornings and stunning blue hot "its too good for work" sunny afternoons. We've had the odd fire at night in our old fashioned open fire which most often these days you only experience on movies. We especially like the first Autumn fires when early season storms come through. In front of it is a favourite spot for our cat, dog and teenage son Zach who compete for the best position and them flop around on their backs making blissful noises.

We've had some woodwork angels turn up last weekend and they chopped down a tree on our property plus spilt wood and made a big stack of firewood for winter. We've had a lot of woodwork angels in our life over the last couple of years making a positive difference. Often the primary reason its a great opportunity for getting together and mate-ship.

Life is going along very smoothly for us at present; it's very normal and we love normal. We've had too much drama in our household in the last two years which impacts everyone not just the patient. We're hoping to have a clear run in 2012 with no further significant medical procedures. I was meant to have a routine monitoring scan in March but no invite has been sent and I'm not in a hurry to chase them.

Kat has returned to psychiatric nursing and is doing great and I'm very proud of her. She is enjoying it and making a positive impact on people's lives who struggle with mental illness and all that that brings. It saturday morning here and she is just off to the market to get provisions for the week; I'm kicking back having a nice breakfast and about to watch sport on TV. Life is good.

:-) Gary


  1. Sounds all pretty dull and uninteresting. I may be able to stop reading this blog if this keeps up. Good work

  2. Our spring is springing, it's been pleasently hot and sunny after a long winter I thought would never end. Things are very normal here too, it's wonderful :)

    Are woodwork angels arborists? As thats what my husband and I are and I'd have put 'woodwork angels' on my sons birth certificate if i'd known... sounds much more interesting :)

  3. ... and we are at the other side of the cycle as well.

    Spring is coming early here and we're enjoying some of our last fires for the season. Even though it's not always cold enough and the house will overheat, a fire is a wonderful presence and it's a tough habit to break.

    Enjoy the normal Gaz!


Thanks for your comments Gaz