Jacqui & Dwayne are a happily married couple, with two grown up kids who have just moved out of home. Now it’s time to spend their adult lives doing what “they” want to do.
Jacqui is busy painting trying to work her way up to Painter of the Real. She’s currently an Artist En Residence. Dwayne is working his way through the Business career (in real life he’s a foreman on an industrial building site).
Their family come to visit often and they are busy heading out when they can to meet the neighbours int his new town of Newcrest. Some are friendly, some are not quite so friendly but they love it here.
Jacqui: So, after selling some of my paintings I had some spare cash lying around and someone told me about this cool new ice cream machine that came on the market. I decided I needed one of these, so promptly went out and bought one. Let me tell you….it’s the best thing since sliced bread!!! Love it! I also love my kitchen 🙂
Ok so the recipe says just add milk and flavouring and turn the machine on. Here goes nothing!!!
Oh wow look at that! It was easy. Cherry ice cream with nuts and wafers….looks good enough to eat. Hey Dwayne come and check this out!!
I chose the cone and he chose the bowl. Probably cos he can pile more into a bowl 😉 Looks good but oh dear, I fear it won’t be good for the waistline!
Ooooh Ice cream headache. I smile sadistically as Dwayne suffers ha ha
One of my masterpieces that I painted. I like this one better than the last one! Think I might keep this one in the family. The kids will probably like it.
Another masterpiece that was commissioned. Not really my thing, but if that is what the customer wants then that is what she will get. She paid me well for it.
Loving the dishwasher. It makes life so easy to clean up….especially when Dwayne rushes off to work and leaves me to clean up his dirty dishes. Grrr!
While Dwayne is hard at work I have a day off and decided to go and check out the local spa. A hand massage for my tired painters hands will do the trick!
Followed by some yoga. This is harder than it looks but at least everyone else is struggling too.
This was right before I fell over. Lucky that wasn’t caught on camera ha ha. The guy at the back didn’t even try it though…chicken!!
After yoga I took a walk in the park and ran into Janne and Damian. I don’t know what that was that Damian cooked but it tasted better than it looked. He was telling Janne and I all about his great basketball game that he played at work today with some of the other nurses. Seriously, you always see them playing basketball, even on the tv…do they ever work?? (jokes)
Yay! Dwayne got promoted. Good job baby!! He’s now the Vice President at his company 🙂 Sounds important and impressive and he seems pretty happy with himself.
The kids came over for a visit and I made us all some ice cream. Strawberry this time. Now it was my turn for an ice cream headache and my daughter Krystal took delight in laughing at me….wait til it happens to you kid.
Krystal moved out recently but left her beloved garden behind. She went outside to talk to her plants…she could have weeded and watered them for me while she was there…but not. Typical…she left it for me to do.
Dwayne now has to make business calls and he has to call overseas sometimes, so he has to make calls late at night, even though he’s tired. Who needs sleep anyway!
Ummm excuse me! What am I dreaming about? I hope that’s grandkids on my mind!!!!
Yay me! I got a promotion today. Professional Painter woohoo! My boss said I’ve done such a good job with the customers paintings that I deserve it. I got a new easel, apparently it will help me paint even better pictures now. Hopefully I can get more paint on the canvas and less on my work shirt ha ha.
We both had Saturday off so we met the kids at the park for some chess. Both kids are also in business and we all need to level up our skills, so it seemed a good opportunity.
Krystal was in a bad mood and she caught her dad cheating, so she threw the chess pieces all over the board. Dwayne was playing all innocent “what did I do?” he asked.
One of the locals came by and accused my mother of being llama. How rude! My mother is no llama I yelled back at her, maybe your own mother is!
She pulled me out of my chair and was going to fight me. My beautiful son stuck out his chest and said “if you touch her you will have me to deal with” Dwayne just realized what was going on and Krystal was like “what the?”. Love my family for sticking up for me!
Phew after that altercation we decided we’d go home for some peace and quiet. Jayden’s girlfriend Jasmin came over as well and they got all cozy on the sofa while Dwayne made ice cream.
This time it was diet ice cream with mint and shredded coconut. Jasmin who’s a health fanatic said that was good for us. She said she might even try some herself.
Krystal’s boyfriend Josh tried it and said it was great! He should know, he loves his food. Jasmin kept on lecturing Dwayne about eating healthy foods and look how slim she is because she eats healthy.
Dwayne and Jayden went off to a club for a few drinks together….boys bonding time. I’m not quite sure what the boys were talking about her but judging by this I don’t think it’s fit for my readers ears! Unless it just means he loves rockets but that’s news to me! ha ha
Malcom Landgraab was at the pub looking all handsome in his sunday best outfit. He seemed to be giving Jayden a weird look though as he walked passed…..what was all that about?
The conversation seems to have attracted some onlookers. I think you’ve had a few too many cocktails boys. It might be time to go home now!
Meanwhile I finished work and went for a quick walk around the park. I ran into Casey and Franco who were discussing cheese sandwiches. Apparently Franco makes the best. I have to say I’m impressed with the diet ice cream. It’s done wonders for my figure 😀
Krystal rang for a quick chat and she said the diet ice cream had helped her too. Wow, what do they put in this stuff! It’s great!!
Anna and Ashley were at the park and Ashley was telling us about her recent holiday to Oasis Springs. She reckons they saw a dragon there. Yeah right! I decided so Simoogle it on my phone but I couldn’t find anything about it. I reckon she was dreaming!
Back home with my beloved and we had a quick snuggle before bed time while we watched some tv.
I told Dwayne about Krystal’s phone call and he said yeah, he had slimmed down too. He sure has….looking sexy rexy….meowwwwww!