Saturday, August 22, 2009
Well there's family, scouts, work, caft shows (have done 2 since we've caught up) and catch up with friends etc etc etc.
Family-boys are growing up and getting involved in everything-footy, scouts, school, swimming,drama. Stu was one of the coaches at Auzkick this year and looks like he'll be head coach for u9's next season.
Scouts-well it's getting closer to AJ2010 and there are heaps of activities to plan and organize. In fact last weekend, we did a top ropes course and I did the Leap of Faith-a jump off a 10m pole-totally unreal!
Work-both jobs are busy-completed stocktake at Bunnings last week and we are doing a project at Fonterra
Craft-not getting a lot done but am still participating in GNI's and going to SERS.
Housework-as someone said-clean houses are overrated! so I'm sticking to that one, but am working on it. It didn't get messy overnight so it's not going to be cleaned up in a day.
Tonight we are having a family outing and going to the Footy so that will be fun.
Hope all are well.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
With scouts, work (I now have 2 jobs), boys, school and trying to be a housewife, things have been busy.
Over the Labour Day weekend in March, I completed Basic Training for Scouts at Gilwell Park in Gembrook. The bonus of doing it this way is that instead of being away for two weekends, I completed the course in one. It was a great weekend and made some really great friends(Long Live the Koala Patrol and Campfire!)
The following weekend it rained and rained and rained and where was I? Camping at Clifford Park canoeing. Stu was at the Bushfire Benefit Concert and the boys had been billeted out to our lovely friends (thanks Mary and Carol). Thenon the Sunday, we had our annual albeit late Christmas Celebration at my Mum's family in Sunbury.
From then on, I've worked at both Bunnings and Fonterra (milk and yoghurt!!) over the last two months and tried to play Mum and Wife.
Better go. Getting late. Talk soon with the update.
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
We have made 16 boxes with toiletries in them and they will be labelled and delivered to the YMCA as they are collecting donations. We made them for families, teenagers and the oldies and they look great.
My GNI friends are getting together to make some cards and either sell them or donate to the Red Cross. Should be a fun night!
Monday, February 9, 2009
Well me and Jac have rung the Red Cross and are going to donate blood tomorrow. Big deal I hear you say. Yes, it is a big deal for me as it's hard to get blood out of me even for a blood test I have trouble and I forgot to tell Jac this when we booked. So today,tonight and tomorrow I will sound like a washing machine as I gulp the water down. Wish us both luck! As I will probably collapse and Jac will have to pick me up!
We have also decided to make toiletry boxes with toothpaste, brushes, flannels etc for family groups and will leave them at the Red Cross.
I have also encouraged the boys to talk to their SRC Reps to have a Free Dress Day and donate a Gold Coin to the Bush Fire Appeal.
I think that's the only thing I can do to support these families.
What else can you think of?
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Not only was the weather cooler and we could sleep at night with a cover, but the kids went back to school. YAY!
Being a member of the parents'association, we were asked to assist with a morning tea for the new prep parents, giving them time to chat and relieve themselves of their anxieties without upsetting their children. It does help. When DS7 started, I informed the parents' assoc I wouldn't help as I wanted to spend time as a parent instead.
The parents there yesterday were quite happy which was great!
I then stayed back at school and organized the Book Club to give out to the children, hence I didn't get home till after midday, I love days like that!
Today was a big day for me cause after long last, we have moved into our new premises at work and can now work in a proper sensory lab and even better, we won't have to worry about parking as there is heaps!
Enjoy your day
Saturday, January 10, 2009
It's being performed until 23rd January at RMIT in the Kaleide Theatre and entertains both young and old. There was plenty of modern references including Sarah Palin, Kate Moss and Amy Winehouse as well as a music score and sound effects on stage.
Lots of pantomine pranks, men dressed in women's clothing and water pistols galore, a good afternoon's entertainment for all.
Next weekend we will go to the city, armed with a camera, a list of ideas and we are going to make a Noakes Tour of Melbourne for the coffee table. Now to work on the list of ideas.
Friday, January 2, 2009
The above shot was taken at the BIG party on the Saturday Night. It was a themed party-Royalty as you see it. I dressed as ELizabeth I ruffle and all, wig the works. You can't see it in the shot, but I was very pale in the face too. Thanks to Pauline for taking this shot.
Others came as King Gee dressed in his work clothes and helmet; princesses, vikings, Kings and Queens of Hearts, frog princes' and a couple of Chocolate Royals. It was a great night.
The boys are calling so I will fill you in on the other two parties later.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!