Sunday, October 25, 2015

Best Made Plans and Newness!

Ugh!  Organising myself and this family is becoming so much more of a charge than I originally banked on.  The younger kids and myself are ok, but I'm getting friction and angst from the older kids.  It seems that teenagers do not like toeing the line - who would have thunked it!?!?!  

Besides the family etc I have my tupperware business to try and keep organised and transparent so I know when and where and how long etc etc and then I've also been invited to join a cohort of photographers at The Arcanum which is a great privilege and one I can't really turn down if I want to progress with my photography.. so there's quite a lot going on and that's just for me!!!  

Getting organised is something I NEEEEEEEEED to do...  but I really wish I had a magic wand to do it all at once.  

So best made plans need adjusting, and newness has added a whole new layer of funness (yes I know there is no such word but I'm using it regardless) into the mix.

Oh and apparently I'm on the hunt for a new mate for Trixie-Belle as she is running away to look for other doggy friends and she needs one here to help keep her calm and with company... and sheesh!  One day life will be calm, and settled and organised and and and.... who am I kidding??  6 kids, running my own business, training, study and kids health needs???  Pfft smooth sailing is a pipe dream :/ 

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Up and Down

That's life at the moment.  I am struggling through some things with the kids...  And then Aerynn is currently going through some kind of bug at the same time.  

The kids new paed in Adelaide is confident Toby has autism and has booked him an assessment at the end of November, and Miss A and Mr D are also booked in to see an immunologist as As reactions to vaccinations and illness are abnormal and D's never been tested for his allergies.  

Ahhh life is never boring in this household!  

So end of November I somehow have to find a money tree as the kids appointments alone are going to see me almost $3000 out of pocket! That's not including accommodations, food and transport as all these appointments are 500KM away from home (one way) and spread over 2 days...  



I so need to get myself more organised again.  I need to start back with meal planning and working on daily routines - not to mention keeping up this blog to make sure I have some idea on where I am going and have been...

I've also started back with Photo a Day again.  Started on October 1... so far I'm up to day 9 and not skipped a beat - winning!  LOL  

Ok, dinner time.. apparently the kids are starving...  Hamburgers and salad on the menu for dinner as spring has struck with temperatures in the mid 20's and low 30's *Cs and I'm melting!!!  

Friday, May 15, 2015

Admission of....

Pathetic blog-itis...  I think I have a terminal dose of this terrible affliction....  

BUT I'm hoping now I have what appears to be a more stable internet connection at the moment that maybe I will feel more inclined to hit the keyboard, point the camera and have more to share and record for my family memories preservation sake ;)  

Coming up in the coming days I hope to have a little tutorial using a new pattern by Lorelei Jayne - up cycling some old jeans into a cute new bag... also adding more recipes as I find more that I like and have adjusted for our families tastebuds etc etc

Oh and in the meantime, I've not been sitting here twiddling my thumbs..  have been nursing the family through a dreadful dose of a cold...  in all seriousness Aerynn and Toby both developed croup with it, Aerynn was particularly bad and suffered for over a week with her croup :(  but we are all on the mend at long last :)  

ummm not sure what else to add.  Earlier today I had a great idea for a blog post... i've already forgotten what it was hahaha  Ahhh momma brain at it's best ;)  

now I go and prepare for a tupperware open home I have running all day... hoping that maybe I will have some people drop by and at the very least enjoy some yummy tea, coffee and fresh from the new oven scones with jam and cream ;)  :D 

Saturday, April 25, 2015

ANZAC 2015, 100 years on...

War does not end when the soldier returns or the ceasefire is called. 
War lives on in the shadows of memories. 
It is passed down through the generations. 
It touches more than just the individuals who experienced its horror. 
War serves it's purpose, 
but war has a very expensive price. 

This ANZAC day we remember, 
and we honour.
Those who fell, 
Those who returned and 
Those who serve.
 Thank you for our freedom and our country. 

Lest We Forget.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

MENU PLAN: April 16th - 22nd

MENU PLAN: April 16th - 22nd

Friday, April 10, 2015

Where Did I Go Wrong?

In the still of the night the silence is deafening...  
the mind races...  

there are a few constants. 
the little breaths of sleeping children, 
the occasional snores 
and the ringing of cat collar bells
 as they adjust themselves for their nights sleep 
or prowling; 
whichever the case may be... 

all the while,
inside the racing mind one question appears to be on repeat... 
"where did I go wrong?" 

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Menu Plan... April 9th - 15th 2015

MENU PLAN: April 9th - 15th

** Mini Mamabake Saturday and Sunday:   Chicken Stock ConcentrateBeef Stock Concentrate and Vege Stock and  Dry Mixes  (Taco Mix, Gravy Mix, Choc Brownie Mix, Hot Choc Mix and Ovaltine Mix)