Wednesday, January 30, 2008

You Are a Strawberry
You are friendly, outgoing, and well liked by many people.You are popular, but there's nothing you ordinary or average about you.
You a very interesting person, and you have many facets to your personality.Sometimes you feel very conflicted. Your different sides of your personality pull at you.
You are a very sensual and passionate person. You are fiery... you can't help it.In general, you keep your passionate side under wraps. You are only wild in private.


In a Past Life...

You Were: An Obese Fortune Teller.

Where You Lived: Egypt.

How You Died: Decapitation.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

It's nearly time...

The holidays are nearly over! Yippee!! Can you see me doing a dance of joy??

A has gone back to work as of last Wednesday....unfortunately, he's working nights for the first 2 weeks which means another 2 weeks of him hanging around the house during the day! It's gotten to the stage where we're starting to bicker over who's turn it is on the computer. Sad, I know.

There's only 8 more sleeps until J starts back at school - much to his horror. And only 9 more sleeps until N starts Kindergarten at "big school"! She's mega-excited, as you can imagine. Time flies so quickly, it doesn't seem like 5 years since I stopped working to stay home with her. We've nearly got all her school stuff ready, just waiting for payday to roll around (again!) so we can get her school bag and socks. I think that's it! Oh, and I have to take the hems up on her dresses. Nothing like leaving it to the last minute!

It's a funny time....she's definitely ready for school, but am I ready to let her go??

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Happy New Year!!!

Wow! 2007 has come and gone.....and here we are in 2008! Christmas was a busy, family-filled time for us this year as my family came to me this time. It was lovely having my parents, sisters and their families here, at different times and all at once, and now I know what it's like to be glad to see them leave too! In the nicest possible way of course, but it is good to have your house back to normal again. (PS. Singstar + alcohol = bad!) A thought he was very funny, and took the house lights down as soon as Mum drove off! Thankfully, I still have the tree you think I can wait until the children go back to school before I tackle that one??

New Year's Eve was a quiet affair.....kind of a counterbalance to Christmas, I guess! We had take-away pizza, watched a DVD with the kids, had a couple of quiet drinks and then.....Happy New Year! I knew the holiday season was over as soon as I decided to make tuna casserole (one of my staples) for dinner last night.....

So, I hope you had a great festive season, and may all your hopes and dreams for 2008 come true!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

6 more sleeps.....

OMG! There's only 6 more sleeps!! *wails* I'm not ready!! Well, I kinda am but not really. It just seems to have crept up w-a-a-a-y too soon this year. Might have something to do with the fact that it's my turn to host? Not sure. All I know is that my youngest sister and her family are on their way up the freeway as I type (yippee!), my mum arrives on Saturday and we're good to go then. Bring on the feasting, baby!

A has been on leave for a week now......any takers?? Seriously, he's gonna drive me batty before the holidays are over! Thankfully school hasn't finished.....yet. 2 more days, as J reminds me. He's keeping count. NOT that he's doing anything at school now, they had an excursion to the movies today, watching DVD's tomorrow and having a full-school trip to the pool on Friday. What a life! We never did anything like that when I was a kid.

N has her final day at preschool tomorrow.....I'm a bit sad. Yet more proof that my baby is growing up. That and the losing of the baby teeth. She's lost her second one now. She's all excited to be starting "big school" in January, in fact she thought she was starting next week. After Santa comes. Coz that's what we told her. Oops....didn't think that one through!

On the festive front, I've got my tree up (now I know why Mum always preferred to do it while we were at school!), got the house lights up, started on the wrapping....have to retrieve the kids layby on Friday so guess what I'll be doing all weekend?? Yep, wrapping. D'oh. That's what I get for leaving it to the last minute, I suppose.

How about you? All done??

Sunday, December 09, 2007

Aargh!! December, where did you come from??

I blinked, and here I am in December! A arrived home on Saturday after 3 weeks away with work.....and boy, am I glad to have another adult in the house! You don't realise how nice it is having someone around until they're not. Just the little things, inane conversations, general sounding-board, nothing special. Just another person! Poor guy, he's been working nights for 7 out of the last 8 weeks and barely slept a wink last night, his bodyclock is all out of whack. And just for fun, he gets to do 2 days of dayshift (starting at 7am) before he starts his Christmas leave on Wednesday. I'm so glad that he's the type of guy who doesn't need his wife to get up and get him off to work in the morning.....really glad!! I don't do mornings so well.....

J heads off on his first-ever school camp tomorrow morning, 3 days/2 nights away. He can't wait and, quite frankly, neither can I! He's been nagging me endlessly over the last month and especially over the last week with things that I need to do before he can go on camp. Like pay for it. And pack his bag. Ok, the payment had a deadline, I can live with that. But packing the bag? A week beforehand? I don't think so. I'm a "day before you leave" kind of packer, and that's exactly what I did this afternoon for him. Took about 10mins, no problemo! I just have to drop into the shops before school tomorrow and get a disposable camera for him to take.....and I can't wait to see the results!!

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

First ballet concert!!

N was in her first ever ballet concert on Sunday night! Woohoo! She loved it! She told me after that she really liked being on stage (uh-oh.....), and there were no tears or nerves from her, so she had a really great time. I got a little teary, of course. Auntie A came with us and she was so proud, it was really lovely. The dancing wasn't fantastic, but what do you expect from a group of 3-5 y.o's? They all looked lovely, and had a lovely time and that's the most important thing. That's not to say that the rest of the dancing wasn't good, it's just pointing out that the babies did the best they could. Hmmm.....that still doesn't sound right! You know what I mean, right?

This was the costume for "You Are So Beautiful". Of course!

This was the costume for Hi-5's "Rainbow Around the World".

*sigh*....My baby's growing up waaaay too fast.....

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Ho hum....

Nothing very exciting happening here. A is away with work for the next few weeks....more computer time for me! Yippee!!

N has her very first ballet concert this coming Sunday - how exciting! I think I'll cry. Given that I cried at the dress rehearsal, it's almost a given! A will miss out on this momentous occasion, but he at least was able to come to the dress rehearsal, and I'll buy a copy of the DVD as a keepsake. (I remember all those years ago, as a ballet student, when buying THE VIDEO was a big thing. Now? DVD baby.)

J has his first ever school camp coming up in a couple of weeks, just after A returns so I'm kinda swapping one for the other. Doesn't seem fair!