I've been a Weight Watchers Leader for over 3 years now. I've missed blogging so I'm going to restart in a new blog. I'll share my thoughts, personal successes and struggles, and if I can I'll motivate you to achieve your goals.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

The floods and 40th Birthday part 2

This Thursday I'll be on a plane on my way to mum and dad's (the boys are staying home). The plan is to leave Wednesday and stay with my aunty in Sydney on Wednesday night and fly out Thursday morning on the little REX plane to Griffith. It will be bitter sweet. The main reason for my visit was supposed to be part 2 of my 40th birthday. After what has happened in the last month. I'm glad the visit had already been planned.
Just to catch you up, we have had a very emotionally draining few weeks. 3am on Sunday 4th March mum and dad were evacuated from their home after 4 inches of rain the day before. The drainage channels in the area couldn't cope with the extra water and the water was rising quickly. The water reached the top step of mum and dad's and thankfully didn't go inside, but there has been some damage to items in dad's sheds.
My brother wasn't so lucky. He is married with 3 kids almost 8, 5 and almost 1. He has lost mostly everything. He had over a foot of water through his house and it hung around for almost 2 weeks. :( so what wasn't ruined by the water, has been ruined by the mould! It's just heartbreaking. He is insured thankfully, and the insurance will pay for the rent of a house while his is either "fixed" or rebuilt.
So it has been a difficult time for everyone. It's really hard to be away at times like these. I'm really looking forward to going "home". I was a "tiny" bit obsessed with the whole situation, staying up til all hours listening to ABC radio to hear the flood updates. :( The scales have not been kind to me in the last 2 weeks, but are back down now thankfully!

Vanessa & Sonia (my bridesmaids) have my time planned while I'm "home". So far I know I am having my hair cut, coloured etc and a massage. I know we are going out for dinner at least once. Knowing them it will be an amazing time and no doubt I won't be too impressed with the scales when I get home but C'est la vie!