Aug 31, 2010

Where do my days go?

Honestly, they are flying by!!

I've been buried under a pile of text books and have been sitting in front of my computer for what seems MONTHS!! My study load is huge and I don't think I'll be doing this amount of work again until the kids go to school.

I had to give up housework from Monday to Friday because I just don't have time to do everything and be everything. Thankfully the kids are relatively clean and tidy and Daz helps out when he can. Then on Saturday we all pitch in and get it done in no time at all.

My Intensive starts in 3 & a half weeks and I've started preparing for all that. The text books I needed arrived and I'm so happy to say it's a joy to read! I love reading psychological theory and I love the evenings when I fold up my hand quilting, hop into bed with the electric blanket and read about topics I enjoy.

If you don't hear from me for a little while, you will know that I simply don't have enough time to breathe, let alone blog. When this is all over (Mid november) I will be back to torture you more with my ramblings.

xxx Skipper

Pictures of Spring

The first blossom on our Cherry Blossom Tree:


More pics Daz took that I just love!




Welcome Spring my old friend! :)

Aug 21, 2010

Milly and road rage.

While we were heading away from EJ's kindy, we got stuck in some banked up traffic. It was still a fair way away from the intersection and the traffic was crawling along. I sat back, relaxed, knowing that I was going to be here for another 10 minutes or so....

... then an impatient little voice from the back seat pipes up.....



Uhh.... I guess I better watch myself with my occasional road rage outbursts. :)

Recent pics of the kids.






Study... that stuff will blow your head off!!


Uni work has literally taken over my life at the moment. I have an average of 3 assignment due each week. Then 2 3 hour lectures each week. Not to mention all the reading I have to do. I have just ordered my Counselling Skills text books and they need to be read by October. I think I have bitten off more than I can chew - it's stressful and it's hard to stay on top of housework and parenting when I'm working my butt off on uni assignments. Mum says I need to give myself time to adjust to the extra work load. I hope I do adjust, otherwise I'm dropping a subject next year!

On the up-side, I'm really really enjoying the subjects that I'm doing and I love my lecturers. They are interesting and knowledgeable people and they make lectures really fun. I'm doing well so far in my assessments - which is always good. I'm just struggling with that extra time it takes to do the extra subjects.

I'll be ok. I hope.

Aug 7, 2010

You know you have terrible veins when...

... it takes the nurse 1 hour and 20 minutes to get enough blood out of you to do the test.

That wasn't fun.

And what a waste of a perfectly good 1 hour and 20 minutes!


Can anyone beat that?

Aug 1, 2010

Confidence and other matters.

It's been a while. I've honestly had nothing to write about. I've been busy but I have nothing to tell you. We've all been well and happy - but nothing to tell really.

So I'll fill you in on my nothingness... :)

EJ - I'm so incredibly proud of him! He's doing so well!! His major accomplishment of the last month is getting some confidence. He's no longer hanging off my legs at kindy and Sunday School - but confidently walking in, and going to whatever it is he wants to do. In the past I would have to prod him in and help him decide on what he wanted to do. His kindy teachers have noticed this new found confidence and are so happy with his progress. He's happy now to walk into a group of kids and join in. He is becoming more social with this confidence, I guess he is now talking better so can understood.

I had another Bad Mummy Moment last weekend - I noticed EJ was more clumsy than usual, constantly tripping over his own feet. Then I noticed that his slippers needed replacing since they were falling a part. So I replaced his slippers with the next size up - and was a bit surprised to see that his toes were jammed up at the end. Surely these slippers were a small 11. Oh no.... not at all. His feet had exploded sometime, and in his old slippers his toes were smack bang up the end - and he had grown 2 sizes. He's now a 12. Bigger foot than Mop! I felt terrible! Poor kid, how long was he uncomfortable in those shoes?

Mop - turned 7 and is now mustering up all the attitude she can to keep us on our toes. She had a great birthday party sleepover thingo... The girls all had a wonderful time. On her birthday morning we did a treasure hunt for her to find her presents - and all her little girl-friends helped her. She loved hunting all over the house for her gifts - each one getting bigger and bigger. :) In the afternoon family came round and wished her happy birthday. We had a small cake and then later on Grandma bought round cupcakes... so we got more cake. She got a few really lovely things, but I think the highlights were her scooter, all the bling that we and Marie gave her, and a little sewing machine that was given to her by Nanny.


Milly - is just too cute. She is talking so much more and the things she comes out with is hillarious. She finds it a bit tough of Thursdays and Fridays when both EJ and Mop are at school, and she is all alone. She gets lonely easily and wanders around miserable for a little while. I usually start her doing something, and then she gets into the swing of things. She's happy when it's school pick time.

That's all folks...

Really... told you it's a bit boring around here.