Oct 26, 2006

Clogged and blocked

My sinuses are driving me INSANE! I wish I could breathe through my nose!! I have a phobia of breathing through my mouth. I am scared of inhaling something - that something being a spider or worse!!! This week has been rather horrible. Daz stayed home with me Tuesday and Thursday, because they were my worse days - the days I didn't sleep, I couldn't breathe and felt generally YUCK.

One happy moment. I got up this morning, and came out to say hello to E - and he smiled at me and said "mum-mum" YAY!!!Very happy about that.

One sad moment. We found out we lacked the funds at the present to plant out Pop's memorial garden. I was sooooo dissapointed. We got the water feature in though and it looks so good. Will post pictures when it's all finished.

One happy moment. Mop started her second day in the older class on Monday, and the Principal reccomended taking her out of the younger class all together. She was getting bored. Mop's new teachers are just wonderful! They are really trying hard to work out where she is at, and how they can best teach her where to start with her.
They were both gobsmacked at how well she reads. She doesn't sound the letters out anymore, unless it's a word she isn't familiar with. She just reads. They sat with her and looked at her numbers and other stuff.

Last week I tried posting some of my scrapping stuff on my Blog but it didn't work. :( So I'll try again.

Oh and another thing - I KNOW SOMETHING YOU DON'T KNOW!!! I have a big secret - a positively DELICIOUS secret.. and I am so excited about it, I want to blab it to the world. Can't yet though... so you will just have to sit tight and wait.

Oct 19, 2006

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Hiya all
Well these last few weeks have been a nightmare for me. I have been living with a banshee... one that never loses his voice!! E has been screaming for a few weeks while he has been cutting some more teeth. I don't think I am going to be able to cope if this happens every time he cuts teeth.
Well my ears have finally stopped ringing and he has gone back to being a relatively happy boy. Till next time....

I am so excited about this weekend. We are going to be installing a water feature and a garden bed as a memorial to my Pops. I was given some money from his court case that he won (compensation for dying of asbestos related cancer - yeah go figure) No snide and nasty comments like "How can you compensate for losing a life?" ANYWAY..... we are picking up the water feature tomorrow and going to deck it all out and make it all pretty. Will have to put photos of the finished result.

Mop started 2 days a week this term at pre-school. Her teacher took me aside today and said they have made a spot for her in the older class for two sessions a week and one session with her current class room - basically because she is too smart for the kids her own age, and they want to meet her intellectual standards. I think the teacher was a little bit shocked and surprised - I am guessing she sat down to read a book with Mop. She is reading most words now. She often asks me what they mean or says "what's that word??" I tell her, then try to explain what it means. She is already starting to spell as well!! She is starting to realise just how ridiculous the English language is because she was reading the ingredients to me from a recipe to put on the shopping list and she read out the word "puree" as it sounds. I corrected her telling her it was pronounced "Pur-ay" and she shook her head, "No! Look it says Puree" LOL... I couldn't argue with her, nor try to explain how suddenly an "ee" is for this word pronounced as "ay" I let it slide. She is only three. She has plenty of time... LOL

So I could have 3 mornings a week to myself (when E is in bed) I won't know what to do with myself!! I think it will be good housework catching up time!!
Mop loves school so I think there will be no arguments there. She never cries when I leave her. She simply waltzes into the classroom, says "bye Mum!" and off she goes to find stuff to do. Not like a few other little tikes I see, hysterical because they are going to be left for a few hours. Poor little mites. One little girl takes some convincing to get into the classroom. I feel sorry for them and the parents. The parents look so guilty and so sad because their baby is hysterical. I am glad I don't have to deal with that.

Well I better stir the fires, better start thinking about making dinner. Sarah (Daz's cousin) is coming for dinner. I really enjoy hanging out with her. She brings girly movies and chocolate and we get along really well. I think I get on with her much better than my own cousins. We are quite similar, bossy, outspoken, and have a good sense of humour. Actually I really enjoy being with most of Daz's cousins. They are more like me - they are crazy! They are a great bunch of people.

Not long till my rheumatologist appointment. I am getting worse and worse. My wrist siezed up today, my feet are so bad, they really hurt alot of the day. I hate whinging about it, but there ya go. I hope I can be given medication to help slow it down and make it less painful.

Don't tell Daz (he is probably reading this so you can blab all you like) Since E has stopped screaming, I have been getting clucky for another baby. I think I am insane!!! Can't have one anyway for a little while. We have to at least wait for Steve to move out and wait till the lease on our car ends so we can get more of a roomy car so we can fit in 3 booster/baby seats. I have this urge to have a baby in my tummy again (WEIRD coz I hate being pregnant) I want to have a tiny little helpless one (hopefully with more of Daz's placid nature, rather than my feistiness - like the other two!!) again, and I want more kids running around........ I think that screaming had more of an effect on me than I thought!! Maybe I have gone insane!? LOL

Okay now I really need to go and start dinner!

Oct 3, 2006

E's first word

Ready? Wait for it....


He said it this morning. I woke up to hearing his baby chatter with his Daddy, distinctly saying "Da-da"

My baby is growing up!!

He is desperatly trying to crawl as well. He gets from the sitting position to on his all fours, then falls onto his stomach and can't get back up! LOL.... he is too heavy. I'm not surprised really. He weighs 4 kg less than Mop does! And she is 3 years old!!! Boofer!

My Mojo is back!

After getting some motivation and inspiration and some encouragement from Jo - my mojo has returned!!

The family sketch one i am very proud of, I combined 4 photos to make it loo like we sat for the one sitting. I call it the portrait we never sat for!

We just got back from a lovely relaxing time in Berri. We choofed off in the caravan and we really enjoyed the peace and quiet and the time to regroup and refresh ourselves. Mop had a wondrful time making friends at the caravan park, and learning that there are kids bigger than her about! We went to the Barmera markets and Monash Adventure Playgound. We all had a marvelous time.

It was Steve's birthday yesterday and we had a family BBQ here. It was good to catch up, though I was bone tired and not feeling very social.

Gotta go, the tooth cutting monster is on my lap squawking and screaming....