Rani (The rottweiler) is on heat at the moment. Toby (the little white one on the ground) is visiting for the weekend. Tomi (the even-smaller one next to Rani on the lounge chair) has made it his number one priority to guard Rani from Toby.
“She’s mine and you can’t have her.”
When Brian and I go out there, Tomi shakes so badly you’d think he was sick but he only does it when he thinks we’re going to remove him from Rani. Weird! I can’t wait til her heat is over!
Chloe’s year 12 ball (Prom for the yanks out there) was this weekend. Her date Ryan picked her up at the door corsage and all (behind his back in this photo). How cute! They made a great couple and the night was a roaring success despite some pretty major setbacks early in the evening.
I assure you, there was no zoom used in this shot as my camera in in my phone and the zoom is digital only, which sucks.
Whenever we’ve caught the kids in a lie, they certainly hear about it. And write lines about it. And have plenty of time to think about the consequences of their decision to lie while they are grounded for it.
But what about when adults lie? I’ve recently caught someone I know in a lie. Now I know they’ve lied as do a few others, but there are others still, who bop along blissfully unaware that they have been deceived.
It’s not my place to correct their misinformed-ness, (ok I made that word up…sue me. At least I didn’t lie about it) but it really grinds me that I know they’ve been lied to.
How are we supposed to ask others not to lie when we have constant examples of how people get away with it? Not to mention trying to teach children to be truthful when adults all around them lie ALL THE TIME.
OK, I’ll step off my podium now…
Recently, I wrote a blog about my visa application progress. (Seen here) It’s been 13 days since sending off the last of my documentation and today the postman rang.
” Dear Ms xxxxx,
I refer to your application for a spouse permanent visa 801, which was lodged xx/xx/2004. I am pleased to advise that you, and your dependants listed below, have been granted this visa.”
HOORAY! Finally. It seems like it took forever to get to PR status. For the first time in 3 years, I can breath a sigh of relief that I will not be unexpectedly removed from my country of residence for whatever reason.
Just 2 more years to citizenship…