I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. The best part about this weekend is that the weather was warm and I got to put on my jandals (flip flops to you northern hemisphere people) and enjoy the springy weather. Sadly its not so warm today.
This weekend was an interesting one. I started my drugs for the trial, and I've found out rather quickly that I'm most likely on the actual drug. Well judging from the main side effect (ahemdiarrheacough) that has been ever present since an hour after taking the first drug! Wowsers, its quick. But its under control now and its not terribly bad.
So I did some baking. An easy peasy sponge from Edmonds, using gluten free baking mix by Healtheries. These rose up beautifully. The only thing missing was some lemon curd or some sort of filling.
The kids helped wash the car.
When we first got our car Owen would clean it every weekend, inside and out. Now its lucky to get that twice a year. So when Owen does get out the hose and buckets, everyone wants to join in.
And we started planting the first of our spring vegetable garden. Always a sure fire sign that better weather is on the way.
The most exciting thing happening this week though will be the arrival of my younger brother and his girlfriend Lisa back from the UK. Eddie has been gone since Johnny was 4 months old and I've missed him immensely especially when I got diagnosed last year. You may remember my BUB (big ugly brother) from this post last year, who has been over a few times since he left in 2005.
But this my BLB (best little brother). As my parents didn't believe in TV's we were the bestest buddies growing up and spending a lot of our time together. So he constantly put up with my pretending he was my little sister, letting me put makeup on him and making him play barbies with me. We even wrote plays and songs together and ganged up on Alex as much as possible. It was a great childhood.
I love my brothers very much. They are loud, they are funny, they are great company and I miss them heaps all the time. Here we all are at the airport seeing one of them off...can't remember which now.
|This photo cracks me up. So formal!|
And here we all were in 1985...
The thing about my brother Eddie is that he has no shame. See here.
But he's really very normal and lovely and cuddly and I can't wait for Thursday!!!
|Eddie and Lisa in Spain, something where you throw red wine at each other. |