How time flies!!  So much for me starting another blog!  I have been very busy with work and have been unable to find time to do anything other than spend time with my family and go to work!  So, it has not been all dull and gloomy here....although the recent cyclone that threatened our shores made the days that way! 

We enjoyed a trip down to Gladstone, once again.  This time for my best friend's wedding.  It was a beautiful ceremony - done in Celtic traditional style, where the bride and groom quite literally 'tie the knot' by having ribbons draped over their clasped hands and tied together after they said their traditional (but not the 'I do') vows.  Each ribbon represents a certain aspect that they 'may' bring to their union, but which is 'not their intention'.  Here are some links to help me out, because it is quite beautiful to watch, but quite difficult for me to explain right at this point in time (I have just finished a 'sleepover' at work - more on that later!).
Scroll down to see the actual vows they took - this is pretty much it!
And about the colours -

This is truly a beautiful ceremony!  Unfortunately, I forgot to take my camera, so I do not have photos of the bride and groom (or the beautiful ribbons J made!).  I manned J's camera for the afternoon/night and *think* I got a couple of shots that she would like!  Unfortunately, she wanted the camera for the honeymoon, so I couldnt take it home and take them off (I tried - I truly did!!).  However, I will leave you with my fantabulous point and shoot photos (which, as you should know, I am a HUGE fan of right now!  hehe) of the clouds and landscape coming into Gladstone on the weekend of the 21st/22nd March:

How do you know you are nearly into Gladstone?  When you travel from the north and take the turn off from Mt Larcom, you get a grand view of the powerhouse!  Sometimes it looks dull and boring, like many industrial buildings, but on this day, it was looking a little more spectacular in the heavily overcast conditions!

These photos were taken on the way home - the day before the night the cyclone was due to hit the coastline.  It is amazing how, just over 500kms away, we were affected by Ului!  Although we weren't as affected as those actually HIT by it, we still felt the shock!  Notice how overcast it is?  This was the main aim of these photos that day!

(Turn and face the strain)
Don't want to be a richer man
(Turn and face the strain)
Just gonna have to be a different man
Time may change me
But I can't trace time"

Yep - that song is in my head!  And it is only very early here!  So early that none of the kids are up yet - darn leg/hip/back! Woke me up early with pain and now my mind cannot stop thinking of making some changes around my little blog here......DOH!!

So what is going to change?  I have decided to make another blog to put all my crafty stuff on.  I have been finding it hard to write about one thing or another, because of the way that I originally intended this blog to be!  Original intentions were to make a blog that encompassed everything that went on in this house - well ALMOST everything!  I did not want to share ALL things that happen in this house on the web, but was intending to share the love, laughter, joy, sadness and tears - ultimately, should anyone be interested, how a big family (or our big family) lives in our part of Australia.  All up - this blog is getting a little confused, in my eyes.

I am also jealous of those blogs out there that I have been reading that are wholly and solely based on craft (just one or a culmination of many), fashion, and such!  I read through them and think 'WOW!!'  and wish that I could have a blog like theirs! 

Now - I will not promise that my new blog will be anything like the ones that I have seen, but something close would be nice, wouldnt it?  And I know that I am finding it hard to keep up here, lately, but things will settle down at work soon, because all my training should be done and I should be on a regular roster....with plenty of time for other things!

So stay tuned!  I will be working on this for the next week or so!
I sat here and started to type my title for this post as "Tired!!!"  But then realised that I have already written that post title before in the last couple of months!  Thank goodness for 'autocomplete' or I would bore you to death with a post of much the same thing!

So, back to my original question (but not my original post title) - What do you consider worse for making you tired?

I am finding myself knackered after work most nights/days.  Most of my shifts have been 6-8 hours long and have been jam-packed with activity!  I am finding myself doing things around the house just to keep busy....much like I would here, if I didnt have a computer!  hehe  I also find myself not taking many breaks, because I AM in a house and there IS so much to do (basic housework has been seriously lacking in the last couple of months) - bad, I know!!  Particularly when I am trying to put ON weight!

I honestly cannot wait to be trained for community access (where you take the client out shopping, to the movies, etc)!  THAT was supposed to happen Wednesday just gone, but some crap went down at the house and I had to stay 'home' to help out.

Needless to say....I have not been doing anything other than going to work and spending time with the family!  However, here are a few photos that I love and have not yet shared with you guys!

This shot was taken while I was driving - by me!  LOL  It's not the best, because it is from my phone, but I still love it, all the same.  The view is what you get when you leave Gladstone and head up here along the highway past the powerhouse.  To the right of the sun, there, you can see Mt. Larcom.  It is a popular little 'mountain' that you can climb in a day, though the track is a little rough and you need ALL day to do it in!  I think that I have only done the trek once in my life! scooter!  Where would I be without it?  This is how Will liked to ride it, to start with.  He was a little too short to see over the top, therefore got a little scared!

The three little men in my life.....this picky is a little out-dated, but I love it all the same!  See those little tanks in the background on top of the big one?  Well, they are my 'breeding' tanks!  My electric yellow cichlids decided that it might be a good idea to breed and give us babies!  Lovely little nature lesson for the kids.....especially when Mummy fishy decided that she would like to make some room in the little tank and EAT some of her babies!  LOL

Nothing to add here......just a classic shot of Bubba!  Cracks me up every time I look at it!

Tearing down the BBQ......the boys had soooo much fun that day!  They just didnt like cleaning the mess up!  Like father, like son(s), I spose!!