29.1.09

Holy COW!

Christie & I went to Vic Uni today to enrol and I swear you need a degree to understand everything! We had to go and get Lachlan's school books at Landmark and I waited in the line for 40 minutes while Christie got the booklist filled. I got to the register just as she finished! the only way to do it! two young girls fainted while I was there, poor things the heat was unbearable. They were passing out icy cold water bottles which was fantastic and very much appreciated! I got out of it quite cheap this year only had to buy new editions.
It was quite exciting to be enrolling and starting this new phase in her life....if only we could understand all that is required! electives, core subjects, tutorials, lectures, timetables, nothing set in concrete.....change if you want to.....HECS? or no HECS. whoa. It was so hard to choose the electives, trying to work out which subject would be of the most use to her. The course advisor was really helpful and agreed with her choices. Anyway, all done now and we just have to wait for the invoice (what the!) and she's apples!

SO HOT here, the kids and their friends are still in the pool...the only cool place to be I guess. Anyway heaps of work to do...so back to it.

21.1.09

I'M back!

I love my holidays so much! I really need the break at the end of the year and the thought of sitting doing nothing for 4 weeks totally appeals to me! I love the peace and quiet, reading all the books I want, having a champagne with my friends, sneaking off for coffee with Mark while the kids are sleeping and maybe sneaking a brekkie in there too! The kids love to surf and hang with their friends......it is all good! BUT I also love to come home! being in my own bed and using my own bathroom and most of all having my own space....nothing like it!

For years now we have been checking the children's height on the door in the garage. If we ever moved I would have to stipulate that the door is coming too! It is great to see how fast they are growing. We do it when we think about it, probably 3 or 4 times a year, mostly when we think they have grown a bit. Aden had a massive growth spurt (by the amount he is eating, you would want to hope so!) Lach & Paddy an inch each over summer and Christie not a millimetre!! she is done growing!
We went to the Bendigo basketball tournament and the kids all played really well and we enjoyed the weekend. It is a nice way to finish the holidays and catch up with people you haven't seen. No Grand finals this time! :( but hey you can't win them all.
Christie has gone to see twilight again tonight! This will be her third time! I have just started the third book and I must admit I am thoroughly enjoying the story.
Patrick is starting grade 6 on Thursday and already whinging that it is going to be 40 + and he doesn't want to go (the classrooms are airconditioned) bad luck fella one less at home is GOOD thing! Aden & Lachlan start next Tuesday and I think both are looking forward to it! I love having them home but I really want to clean the house with no bodies lying around!

I can't wait to get back into scrapping! I haven't done anything since before Christmas and I really NEED to be creative. Up2Scrap, a NZ mag accepted a LO is submitted a while ago so that was a bit of a buzz! 3AS have a competition running which starts on Feb 1st 3AS UNIVERSITY should be just what I need to get me back into it. The prize is a MM slice! woo hoo! you can still go and enrol (up until Saturday I think).

I have thought long and hard about what my 2009 word should be (Ali Edwards style) I am going to choose PRIORITIZE. I was going to have so many others but I think this word best suits what I am trying to achieve this year. I am not going to sit at the computer and waste the precious spare time I do get. I will set myself goals each day and achieve all the things I wanted done in 2008. Maybe then I will not be so stuffed and cranky at the years end because I have wasted so much time doing things that are not necessary!
anyway I will try and get creative and not blab on next time...
take care x

12.1.09

howdy!

I love summer! I have caught up on all my reading but I haven't done one bit of scrapping :( I have been to the beach, done heaps of walking and eating and drinking! love that Yellow! Christie and I went to the movies last night and saw TWILIGHT. We both just finished the book and decided to go see the movie! We both absolutely loved it! Christie is going again tonight! She came home and read the second one in one night! Now she is really annoyed because everywhere is totally SOLD OUT of the last two books!
Our next door neighbour found a brown snake in his back yard! UGG obviously it was looking for water! Hopefully Molly doesn't see it and chase it!
Oh well just a quick visit take care!