5.30 am was a long time ago. Twelve hours ago actually.
That was when I was up and getting dressed ready to hit the road to Sydney for a christening.
Daz, Lizzie and I left at day break
We travelled about half way then picked up Kimba and Lloyd. I always think of that ad Not So Squeezy when I see them all in the back of the car. Poor old girl hasn't had the whole family in it for years. I think we were carrying about 360 kilos.
Lizzie has always had to sit in the middle and always complains about it, so on the way home I sat in the back and she sat in the front. Ahhh memories. When I was a kid we sat four across the back seat. Being the youngest I was always pushed forward. I don't think my back rested on a car seat my entire childhood.
The roads in NSW are some of the worst you will find anywhere in the world. At school holiday times they show a programme on tv called How To Survive the Pacific Highway. Which always makes me laugh. Nervously. Hey I know how to do it. How about the government gives us some money and we fix the roads!!
But I quite like these parts on the way to Sydney. I just imagine them going – right, well we want to get to Sydney so lets just cut straight through the mountain here. But there are always signs up saying – Caution, Falling Rocks. And I don't know what you're supposed to do about it. Not like you can go anywhere.
But we survived. And arrived. At a strange sort of christening. Where we got to watch a Sigur Ros video clip and were then asked to pray not only for the people suffering gastro in the nursing home, but also for the Iranian army.
But I was glad I went because I saw someone I hadn't seen for twenty years. And when I did know her back then, I really liked her.
And I got to pass on my buzzy buzzy bee.
The other day I was at the chemist and I saw this little guy and I loved him and bought him. And he was only $4.00.
And I've had him hanging around with me and he's made me smile every time I looked at him. So today I gave him to the baby having the christening and I hope he gets a smile out of him as well.
And I really hope God is keeping an eye on that gastro.