Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Busy Signal

Yes that means you dear Hedgies! Excuse me while I run around in circles getting nowhere fast, but life's like that at the moment. Tomorrow we are heading off to Melbourne early as it's MOTH's younger brother's 60th birthday party there on Saturday. And 'cos MOTH is too tight to fly & hire a car for the occasion yes you guessed it, we have to drive 7.5 hours in the Millie-mobile to get there. A mad dash around on Sunday to catch up with the 3 Melbourne sons & elderly Aunts & then back in the car early Monday for the 7.5 hour drive home. It's Son #5's 28th birthday & I promised to be home in Adelaide in time for his birthday dinner that night. Then a massive week at work follows & Thursday night I can collapse in a heap!!

Wish me luck in the car with MOTH. Last time Mr. Grumpy & I travelled down the highway together, it was no speakies from the Stirling roundabout (where a huge brawl occurred about him not giving way to a poor elderly local who got the fright of his life as MOTH bored through!) to Ballarat (approx. 500kms). The silence was only broken when MOTH got hungry & needed to ask me for 5 bucks for a burger & fries at HJ's. See you all next week, with or without MOTH!


  1. GoodLuck with Mr Grumpy and have a Good Trip and restful Easter
    Cheers from Jacki

  2. Surely you can do it in 6 hours? I have. But perhaps that is not something I should be admitting here.

    Have a lovely time. Get your IPod out and gaze out the window.


  3. Goodness me, I'm exhausted just thinking about your weekend. Hopefully the eldery locals have been warned about the trip and have been evacuated from the roads, so the climate conditions in the car will be warm! You can always turn the radio up and sing loudly.
    Clare x

  4. Have fun on your R O A D T R I P

    So glad your blog is back to normal.

    Do you have a good book on tape so you can listen to a story as you drive?

    xo, Rosemary

  5. Good luck Millie,
    Let's hope no altercations on the road for the "dear" MOTH!!!!

    Enjoy Melbourne - I am going back for Easter on Tuesday however Qantas is the mode of transport - Perth is a little far for a road trip, especially with a 4 year old in the back seat!

    Christine xo

  6. Hey Millie, do what I do. Insist on driving and then complain about a neck cramp and have him rub out the knot. Later, when he nods off, drive over the shoulder or center line ribs to have the noise abruptly wake him. Then take a wrong turn and add another hour to the drive. Stop every half hour to use the washroom.
    The next time he has an issue with other drivers insist on getting behind the wheel. Two or three trips later his attitude toward other drivers will have improved. Have a safe and Happy Trip!

  7. I'm completely by myself, reading this post, laughing funny!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend, survive the drive and both return home next week!!

  8. Wave to my parents in Ballarat as you drive past!

    Have a fun time in Melbourne, Millie, and I hope you are able to get there and back without killing Moth.

  9. Hi Millie,

    Have a lovely weekend, celebrating the birthdays and much luck with the car journey, have a safe trip and hope it all goes well for you.
    I say play some nice soothing music to help the trip go well.


  10. oh good luck to you and Grumpy!!! dear Millie...
    Have a wonderful weekend.. ciao xxx Julie

  11. oh goodness dear Millie, now I'm all worried that you and MOTH are in the car not speaking!!! hope this trip is a chatty one!!!

    bon journey!!

  12. All the best for your car trip! Thankyou for stopping by my blog and for your beautiful words. You are very special. Thankyou

  13. Hi Millie!

    I LOVE this quote! I can relate!

    Thanks for your sweet comment, it's been a lot better this week. (3 days off from school - woo hoo!)

    Hope you have a lovely weekend!


And none will hear the postman's knock
Without a quickening of the heart.
For who can bear to feel himself forgotten?
~W.H. Auden

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