Thursday, March 17, 2011

Hormones, Tokyo, Birthday & Craftyness

It started brilliantly, I got into making my felt memory cards, I haven't worked on them for a few days, but I will today when Isaac is having his sleep. They are coming along VERY nicely, and I can't wait to show you all the finished product, hopefully before the end of the month. Then on Saturday I had my 30th family brunch (my family and the in-laws). It was really good, we went to The Library Cafe in Onehunga, it was good food, and the kids had a playground, as well as a little play area for really little ones. I will definitely be going back there for kiddie outings in the future.

How sad is this photo

Then on Friday night (the night before my brunch) my brother let us know that he had felt the massive earthquake in Tokyo. Which was fine, we weren't too worried, Tokyo is pretty earthquake proof, and wasn't in any tsunami danger. BUT then a few days later we find out that the nuclear power plant is on fire, they are evacuating areas, power plant workers are evacuated etc etc, then another fire, high levels of radiation detected around the place, everyone in Tokyo is moving south or going back to their home countries. My brothers guest house (like a boarding house) is like a ghost town, pretty much everyone has left. His boss is sending his own kids to USA! My bro is exhausted, from aftershocks, people evacuating, lack of food around the place. Me & Mum want him to come home, which he agreed to last night! YAY! But then at 3am this morning he had a Skype chat with the parents and he's decided to stay in Tokyo :( And of course there are a few extra complications with his passports and visas, but that's too much to go into! So we just hope since he's staying that he sorts those problems out NOW so if he does have to leave he'll have no problems.

So I'm really upset, I love my brother, and we get on really well. I miss him so much. And with this situation in Japan, I'm not sure if it's all preggy hormones, or if I'd actually feel this upset anyway. It's so hard to let him stay there, especially knowing he's exhausted and all his friends are leaving.

And on top of all this, I know the preggy hormones are starting to make me a bitch and I'm getting mad and angry at the husband! He's not helping out that much (in my 37 week pregnant opinion), and my 'cankles' are bigger than cankles! I can't keep my feet up all day, and husband expects food in the house, so I need to leave the house to the shops, he won't let me online grocery shop yet!

But today is St Pat's Day, and me and Isaac are Irish, so we are all dressed in green, and very festive :) Maybe I'll give Isaac some mouldy green bread for lunch.


  1. Why is he resisting online shopping? Uggh, if it's a matter of like father, like son, just go ahead and do it. That's what I did and his dad's come to grips with it now. In your current situation it would be a godsend!

  2. I did my first online shopping stint the other day, the Countdown website lets you set it up really easily with saved shopping lists and all sorts of stuff! I guess I'm lucky with hubby working from home I can usually leave one kid at home sleeping while I take the other out shopping with me, but I have never and won't for a long while, attempt to take both of them. Infact just recently I've decided not to take the toddler for a wee but, she's getting a bit of a handful! :)