Tuesday, January 29, 2008

One day and counting...

Until the kiddies are back at school.

Tomorrow is D Day! I have enjoyed having them home but they are bored and ready to go back. I have also enjoyed the break from routine. It has been nice not having to do the lunches and drive them to school etc.

Well this year Jake is in year 9 and has decided on one of three career possibilities Electrician,Plumber or landscape gardener. The school do careers counseling so fingers crossed he finds what he wants to do and works towards it.

Shan is grade 6 and excited to go as she will get her Vice captain badge and grade 6 jumper. She is usually nervous about starting school but this year can not wait. AJ will be in grade 3. He has missed his friends and will be cheesed off about having to get up early but will be happy once he is there.

We had a disaster of a weekend away and came home a day early. All I will say is you can pick your friends but not your family.....What a shame.

Not sure where we will ride the bikes now but it wont be at ST Arnaud for a while. Might look at selling them and buying a jet ski and heading back to Echuca.

I am home tomorrow I took the day off so I could take them all to school. I am looking forward to some time at home alone. I have not had a day home alone since November. I would like to clean up etc but will more likely Veg....

Best away and make sure these kids know where their school uniforms are.

Have a good week all...


Wednesday, January 23, 2008

More finishes

some of my recent finishes... Sorry Swirly snow is upside down :) I have all this stuff i have stitched over the years sitting in a suitcase waiting to have something done to them. So I decided it was time to pull my finger out and make some of them into something. I needed a new bag to store my shopping bags and had a pack of tea towels so perfect a couple of bag bags. I will finish off some more christmas stuff and put it away for the festive season. We also do christmas in July so can use some then.

I just found some more in the case I wouldn't mind hanging so need to either buy frames or make some way to hang them. I am off shortly to a discount shop so will see what frames they have and then make up my mind.

I might make another bag bag to take to St Arnaud on the weekend we end up with the bags everywhere and I am sure it would not go astray.

I am starting a quilt square project today. I have not done a charity square in ages and have a really cute design picked out. I am itching to get going on it so no doubt wont get a chance and will get side tracked.

I also found out today that I can get a case for my car alarm fob from holden for for $18. Mine is broken and brittle. It works I just need to remember to take it when I go out as it isn't attached to my keys anymore. I rang holden last year and was told I needed to buy a complete unit at $98 plus a programing fee. I had decided today to do that when the guy tells me I can just get the case. I guess it depends who ya talk to hey.

Ok off to do stuff that needs doing


Monday, January 21, 2008

One week or there abouts to go...

Until school is back :)

Now I do not mind them all being home (really I don't) but I think they are bored. I think they would be better to go back mid January and have an extra week here and there through the year?

Not a lot planned for today. I am home all this week and do need to get the school stuff ready but am not thinking about that today. I need to buy 1 text book and 2 work books and some stationary so can do that anytime.

Jake also needs a new backpack so I am sure that will mean a trip to Knox City and a look in every trendy store to find he right one. I managed to get a good one last year that lasted all year from Target and I am think he wants another one if I can get it? will have to go look.

Managed to finish 2 cross stitch projects and a no sew throw this week. Once Jake tells me how to fix the camera I will upload photo's. I really like the throw. I made a Thomas the tank one for AJ but now the other kids want one too. I will have to go look and see what fabric I can get thats suitable.

We are off to St Arnaud this weekend. Not sure if we will go Friday or Saturday? Saturday is warm but showers so may not go till then so we can pitch the tent after the rain. Although I am home Friday and can have everything packed for when Col comes home and we could be there in time for dinner. Will wait and see what the weather is doing. Even if we are packed and ready to go Friday night we could get going early Saturday morning. I am taking a "project" this time. There isn't much to do there and one gets a little bored so I thought I might teach Shannon to stitch while we have time with no interruptions. She is very keen to learn just either plays dumb or well you know....

I am not sure what my next project will be but I am feeling something country? maybe some stitchery tea towels? I have a stack I could do or I have some fruit crate label towels too I might have a go at.

OK off to put some washing away while all are asleep. my room looks like a bomb went off. We tend to shove stuff in there and shut the door and deal with it later. Well today is that later! I did some sorting in there the other day so it isn't too bad just need to buy some of those clear boxes with lids to store stuff so they can all stack and look neat. I have some but need more. maybe I could do that today?

Have a good one and see you all next time


Monday, January 14, 2008

Dont ya just love school holidays????

Well the kids are bored out of their brains and I think they are ready to go back to school!

They have been really good at entertaining themselves this past week and a bit cause we lost the Foxtel (the hard drive blew up and they are coming tomorrow to replace it) Then the phone line went ballistic and we could not use the phone line for a few days that included the internet. SO the kids couldn't watch TV or phone a friend or use the internet!

Now I use Telstra for all of these services and you can bet they will know the meaning of compensation when I am done with them.

The week ahead is fun packed too....

Monday : (today) general chores need to be done this morning then off to visit DH's aunt for arvo tea. We do this often I usually bring muffins or a bun??? BUT now she is on a no wheat no gluten diet I have to get creative... I am thinking fresh fruit. Then home to make dinner and hopefully a quiet night.

Tuesday: Col's van is booked in to the speedo looked at so a day off for him. We are making the most of it and have booked ourselves in to the chiro we like in Cranbourne. He dosnt do weekends or after hours so is hard to get to when he isn't just around the corner. We also have foxtel and Telstra coming to fix the foxtel box and fix the lines they think are at fault for the phone.

Wednesday: Work for me... The kids are all at my mums takeaway for dinner

Thursday: Work again for me *SIGH* kids at mum's again not sure whats for dinner depends on weather BBQ perhaps?Oh and it's food shopping day too cant forget that.

Friday: last day at work for me until the kids are back at school. Kids are at mum's again poor woman will be ready for that massage I have paid for as a thank you! dinner will be what ever falls out of the freezer :)

Not sure whats happening this weekend. Have some general stuff that need doing outside so might get into that?

Thats about it for me I need to go shower and get the coolstore to some fresh fruit and make a platter.

Stay safe


Friday, January 4, 2008

Happy New Year

First post for the new year....

Have been a little busy. Have been working and just general life really.

Had the crapest if thats a word day today. Work was great got to work in a different department and learnt some new stuff that was very useful. I like learning new things. I think I am just a little out of control and need to bring myself back to center. With the school holidays and trying to make sure everyone has some where to go and something to do etc. Jake has been pushing my buttons big time. He prefers to stay home than go to Gran's or Nannas. Thats ok he just plays PC PS2 or whatever. He has become very social and has lots of mates which is great but they always want to either be here (in our small house) or Jake wants me to run him here or there. in the last week here is a sample... New Years Eve he has his cousin stay over as the cousin would prefer to stay here than go with his parents to a party. He ended up staying until Wednesday. They wanted to go to the local pool right when I was helping Col do some stuff and 2 hours before tea. I dropped everything gave then the $$$ and took them to be told the pool shut at 6 and could I pick them up then. Jake has one night home moaning he is bored... Thursday comes.... I get Can Brad come over to sleep tonight... I would rather not have sleep overs when I have to get up and go to work the next day but agreed. Brad turns up while we are eating dinner. the par then inform me they would like to go to Knox with me this morning so they can just look about. I agree. They then said they would get the bus home. Jake hit me up for $$$ for a new jumper (he did need one so I agreed) then I find out they have called Nanna to pick them up who took them back to her house for lunch then ran them home here after.THEN they ask if Jake can go stay at Brads. OK. Jake cant go until after 6 as Brads folks wont be home till then. Jake makes an early tea so he can go ASAP. Jake starts to ride to Brads gets half way and comes back cause he had a call that he cant stay unless he can go with them to the pictures tomorrow. so either had to stay home OR get $$$ for movies. I direct deposited cash into his account and sent him on his way. THEN he says he will be late and can I drive him half way and he would ride the rest. As we are getting ready to go AJ drops his bowl of noodles! Noodles and noodle juice all over the floor not to mention the broken bowl ARGGHHHH I get Jake to meeting place to meet Brad. They ride off ;)

come home noodles and bowl clean up on isle 12 then grumpy mummy too stressed to do much else...NOW if I still have you reading at this point get this! Our new tent came today so we have also nutted the chinglish out to erect that it took 2 hours and we were ready to put a match to it! but its all good. it look great and very big so tickled at my $22. ebay bargain.

Now apart from all this... Wednesday AJ ad Shan went to mums while I worked so had to get them there mega early so I wasnt late. Thursday AJ went to Nannas and Shan went to a friends so had to leave mega early to drive what felt like a million k's to deliver everyone. Then today Aj went to mums and Shan went there but was collected to go to a friends. Now just remember I had to collect them all from there various places in the afternoons too. Apart from AJ yesterday Col did that on his way home.

in there I also managed the food shopping (well most of it I still need to go get meat) and I remembered to pay the bills!

tomorrow I have Jake and Brad back to sleep in the new tent and heaven knows what other mates???? I also need to get that meat and perhaps some fresh vegies.

I am now tired and worn out and need a nap and think I should have a holiday....

It is 10:53pm and I am about to hang a load of washing (3rd for the night) so it will be all dry in the morning and I dont have to hang it out in the sun and get too hot :)

Those are my ramblings for today and I have had my rant.

Once again Happy NEW Year.