Sunday, August 21, 2016

Snapshots of our week

There was......

Seeking quiet at my desk during another very busy work week... 
 

An opportunity to share my love of rhubarb with a Year 3 class... Not one of them had tasted it before...my legacy to them is that now they have...
 

Sneaky shots of my gorgeous husband.....such a creative being finding his way in this crazy world...
 

A co-ordinated day off together to hit a long list of things that needed doing....most importantly hitting the travel agent for ideas on our "Winter Christmas" plan...
 

Some hard lessons in not eating your dinner up with everyone else....no more late afternoon  snacks for this guy.....
 

There was warm Milo and "Tim Tams" to fend off the wet and dreary day at school....


Putting to good use the generous amount of eggs we have....and the extra rhubarb that I cooked....
 

Then there was soccer.....Saturday and Sunday this weekend....
Wet ....
 

Then Sunny......


 We needed a stand in coach for the Sunday morning match.......Coach Bron and her handsome lines umpire........
 

Couldn't do that every week...too stressful in those games we could have won but ended in a draw.....

And that brings us to the start of another week....

Hope you have a great one. xxx

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Snapshots of our week


* A road trip south with my sister started the week....we went to visit a friend and enjoyed taking in the sights of her little country town...

* The gardens where we had morning tea were beautiful in all their winter glory.....
 

* Loving when I notice my kids have actually come when they tackle a job that once would have been mine.....
 


* I have been working full time in the relief teaching role....this week I spent two days in a year one class that tested me greatly. Lets just say I was ready for bed by 7.00pm both those nights....
 

* There was bad wacky hair day too this week.....blue hairspray and a piggy tail was about my creativity this time round. ...
 

* An impromptu opportunity to have a coffee and cake  date with my hubby....actually killing time while waiting for one of the kids events to be over. We did do a little research and dreaming about pulling off a White Christmas...hmmm call us crazy!
 

* Soccer season only has a few more games to go....it has been a stressful season this year...not too many wins which can be a little demoralizing.....but at least the "spring like sun" was shining for us this weekend....
 

* Family celebrations for nieces birthdays...always a great time to come together as a family to eat , tell tales and catch up on all our busy days....
 


* We are all feeling a little "harried" these days and so I loved snapping this pic of my crew throwing hoops just before dinner....
 

Have a great week....and here's to being a little less "harried" xxxx

Friday, August 5, 2016

Snapshots of our week












A few hours were spent at IKEA last weekend. Meg's friend had her 17th birthday there. A scavenger hunt followed by lunch in the cafe! They had a heap of fun finding and solving tasks set by the birthday girl. What was I to do but spend the few hours leisurely wandering and making decisions on what needed to come home with us.

The winners were two large mirrors. One for Meg's room and one for our lounge room. Both of which have now made themselves very at home.

My beanie from CarriesBeanies4BrainCancer arrived in the mail. Just in time for the cold snap that we have been having here. I love it and I know my big girl would have loved it too.

I have had a little time to read ... found this little book at a community bookshelf while waiting for my hot chocolate  down south during the school holidays. When I saw this book I remembered Fraser talking about having read it at school....it was an interesting short read.

We have had family pizza night...the best kind of pizza.


Being thankful for the golden eggs that our chicks give us daily.  Able to make last minute unplanned dinners of Frittata as a result.

Making the most of soccer training waiting ...reading in the car. 

Our couple of oil diffusers are going overtime as we have sickness in the house and with working full time in classrooms filled with sick little ones we are doing all we can to ward of the germs and stop the spread.

Olympic fever is spreading. My class I relieved in the last two days was representing "Romania" in the Olympic school parade. 
It has been a hectic two weeks of working full time and the weekends just seem to go so fast. It is a busy one this weekend but hopefully not before I get a little sneaky sleep in...or maybe that soccer game is an early one...doh!!!!


I have dabbled a little further than I normally would this week with social media. I have been playing around with Instagram...... reconnecting with some old friends and being a little instant in my sharing.....I am hoping it will actually inspire me to take those photos amongst the crazy days and that will translate to showing up here a little more.

Have a great weekend my friends

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Days gone by....

Why is it that the days come and go so fast...something that was present or coming is gone and in the past so fast?

It was just school holidays two weeks ago......something that we look forward to greatly in this house......and now...
they are two weeks ago.
We are swallowed back up into the school/work routine and all the things that also claw at our time outside of those staples.

I did head away with a sister ,nephews and  my boy , a friend and her boy for a couple of days....my boy stayed on for the week with his cousins as I had some pressing business to attend too 

The week beside the seaside began cold........and just got colder and colder.....
My sister is a trooper and by then my other sister had joined her and they toughed out the winter break with 8 kids between them.

But my couple of days was filled with cold but also relaxing hangout time with girl friends...eating chocolate, cheese and playing board games while the crazy kids toyed with the ocean and other land fun. 

Stuff memories are made from...fun that become memories all too fast. 









Saturday, July 16, 2016

For this time being "Negative" is awesome


So have you ever found yourself saying something like this....

"Oh the kids get that from my side of the family...or  "She is so like her dad when she does that."? 

I have said that plenty of times...usually in relation to a habit or personality trait that is a little annoying !

Well back in the early 90's when I was 22 years old I along with my two sisters I learnt that we had indeed been given something "special" from my dad and his lineage.

That "specialness" came in the form of a condition called

Malignant Hyperthermia
{Which is an inherited muscle disorder that may be triggered in sensitive people by many commonly used general anesthetics and muscle relaxants.
Those sensitive to MH may develop uncontrolled muscle spasm and a rapid rise in body temperature. Breathing may become deep and fast and heart rate can become rapid and irregular.}

All three of us girls were found to be positive or sensitive to this condition.
The procedure was a Muscle Biopsy whereby a piece of muscle was removed from the leg and tested under controlled conditions to determine it's sensitivity to the anesthetic agents

It was a painful process and rendered us off our leg for a few days and a further few weeks of light recovery.
Other than that I have never needed any surgery or incidents to put me at danger.

What we always knew was that one day we would have to learn if we pass this condition on to our children....

Fast forward twenty five or so years and we now have 12 children between us and 3 of those are teenagers who are beginning to make a way for themselves.

So three weeks ago my nephew was the first to agree to be tested...NEGATIVE.

Our Meg was the next that volunteered to find out....in preparation for her up coming plans she felt it was important to know for sure one way or the other...
finding a time that would allow for her to be potentially out of dance for 6 weeks was tricky but with all her audition work finished now was as good a time as any.

So yesterday she bravely faced up and underwent her own procedure....

Negative!!! 
We were all pleased {none more than her grandfather I am sure} that she can now go forward not having been blessed with the gift from my family.

So 2 grandchildren down.....eventually 9 more to go.... age plays a part in being able to undergo the procedure so until then we take the necessary precautions and pray that they will stay far away from any emergencies. 
 
 


Sunday, July 10, 2016

Caught!!!!




We may be found guilty....of enjoying the sunshine today ........catching "pokemons" !

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Lights Camera Dance




I spent the morning with my girl today capturing her on camera.

It is always beautiful to see her dance but it was fun today to be the roadie and cameraman...camera mum.

She has put a lot of work into get her audition tapes compiled for studies next year.....you never know it may just be the camera work  that gets her across the line. LOL

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Pie face fun with friends


What else do you do on a day where you have 3 extras and a little sunshine???

Play a crazy game involving whipped cream and a trigger that is very random.......
 





and when every one has had their fill of cream in their face,up their nose and in their hair.....

Make banana splits for everyone......

and yes I did  have a turn...but managed to avoid the cream going off on my turn!!

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