Archive for November, 2008

Nov 12 2008

A bit of a puzzle..

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58600386_a040c93430Have you ever tried your best at something only for it to go pear shaped?  I have given up a little job that I loved doing, simply because it was becoming a little bit more of a time consumer than I thought it would be. Now I am puzzled that something that I had the best of intentions while doing it, has made me look like a greedy and selfish monster. I hate that. I would like to climb into this closet bed, and shut the little wooden doors behind me.stong_bed_closet Ok, the bed could do with a bit of a makeover, what about some pastle bedsheets, and ditch the gun and the furs. Who knows what animal those furs came off…

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Nov 11 2008

Dentist and other fun things..

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Our day began with going to the Dentist. It was a pretty small dental clinic, but the dentist was nice. Steph said that the receptionist was grumpy, but that might have  something to do with the fact that we were there a week earlier than our alotted time. He saw us anyway. Steph had the all clear, no fillings as yet. Lachlan has teeth that haven’t developed properly, thus two huge fillings in his permanent teeth will be done tommorow, oh and a visit to the money eater..an orthodentist, for next week.dentistHere is a dentist, laughing all the way to the bank!

Here’s a bit of information for you..My first job was as a dental nurse. I liked the job, but I thought that my bosses were creeps. $400 went missing? once, and I think that they thought I took it, I would never do that, it was the biggest insult, so I eventually left, and became a State enrolled nurse instead.

Cassandra, Camden and I printed,cut out and wore a sheep mask today. Cassandra found it all very amusing.

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Ellie also made this cute necklace for Cassandra, it has bling! What girl could resist?

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 The children went out to the neighbour’s, joining them for a swim today. We still haven’t fixed our pool, I doubt that we would be able to fill it anyway (water restrictions and all). At the moment it seems to be a dead bird collector, a collection of Australian wildlife, a Kookoburra being one of our lovely native birds.

 I just watched a documentary on Sir John Monash. I took in every detail, I have discovered that I love history…I just wish that I could remember it all!! Note to self, study more Australian history.

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Nov 09 2008

Loser!

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Ok, I could feel like a bit of a loser now, or I could reminise of days where I have done the same thing. What am I talking about? Our visitors for Sat. forgot to come! This is the second time this has happen this year (not from the same people), thus the heading. But…I have been guilty of this myself, a looooooooong time ago. I was pregnant with Steph, Jared and I were devouring KFC when we got a phone call..”ARe you coming?” ” Ah, yeah, sorry, we are running late…” Ok we were not only pigs, but liars as well. I really didn’t want to hurt her feelings, perhaps I should have fessed up. Not to worry, they will come next weekend.

 Today we went to Belgrave, and Lachlan went to a friends house, and we brought home a little girl to play at our house. When we dropped her home, we found a Blue Tongue lizard sitting on the nature strip! It was the little girl’s family pet, it had been missing for 2 days! Yay, for once, we actually saved an animals life, instead of killed it…I’m kicking myself that I didn’t have my camera, so now this is a boring bit of blog…I will need to search for a picture of interest….now let me see…pa290006Not interesting? Nope, not really. This photo was sent to me by some missionaries that I saw recently. I look like a man! No wonder people tell me to wear my hair down. Look at my teeth, they are actually grinding together, due to Camden with another fist full of pop corn, how full does he look? He and Cassandra actually ate through that whole bowl. Lets just say when we left they had the seat of learning meet with the rod of correction.

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Nov 07 2008

Sticky Date Puddings.

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We are having visitors tonight, and I also have to do a cooking lessons for the children on Monday.  I thought that I would “kill two birds with one stone” so to speak, and make this recipe for both occassions.sticky-date-pudding-recipe

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Nov 07 2008

Happy Seven Eleven day!

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blog-897Did you know that on the 7th of November, if you go into the 7/11 shop and say “Happy Seven Eleven Day”, you will get a free small slurpee? So on the way home tonight, that’s what Camden, Cassie, and I did…nothing like a freebee. The poor man looked bothered by it all, I wonder how many times he has heard that from such cheap people as myself?

Today was a typical school day with some cleaning spotted in between, and then some special guests.. I had two mothers come to speak about homeschooling. I’m not the great expert, but if you want to know what I do, I am willing to tell you. It was great to see two mums (who are both being blessed with another child due in 2009), who want to train up their children in the best way that they can, don’t we all want that for our children? I always pray that the Lord will guide myself and Jared in training them, it is a huge responsibility. Just keep this in mind though, if you don’t teach your children the right thing, someone else will teach them the wrong thing..blog-882We also went and checked out some more couches…blog-892

We made ourselves at home in IKEA!

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Nov 06 2008

I'm a happy little shopper!

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Yes, that’s me, a happy little shopper. The buyer’s remorse won’t kick in until tommorow when I won’t have any money for milk! I bought a couple of towels (Clint’s/Sams) for $7 each.blog-878And a bunch of material on special at Spotlight. Ranging from $3-$8 a meter. I haven’t bought material since April, so I thought it was time to restock. I also have to work on a quilt block to go toward a young girl’s 18th. I’ll be freaking out soon that it won’t be up to the other’s standards, but I will try my best.blog-876

Oh, and…blog-879I also made a new dessert..Apple custard slice.blog-875

Oh, it’s blurry! Jared says that it tastes like Apple crumble, it was a lot of effort just for that, when he doesn’t particularly like apple crumble…Oh well, it’s good to cook something different for a change.

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Nov 05 2008

Show and tell junk!

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I always tell my children that I have eyes at the back of my head, and now they know I do. We drove past a pile of junk on the side of the road, and in the corner of my eye, I saw something…so I drove back. Look what is was (it’s the time of year for junk piles)blog-867and..blog-866

Not bad eh? One man’t junk is another man’s treasure!

Steph made a bag out of ties at Girl’s brigade, It is totally gross, but very strong. If ever they stop selling bags, I know how to make one now.blog-873

It could probably grow on me..

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I saw a teenager, Slyvia do this at the homeschooling group for all of the young children (she herself is the oldest of 5). I thought that it was very sweet, and yet a simple way of expressing love. So now I do it..sometimes.

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We finally sent off this nappy cake to my cousing to celebrate the birth of their new little baby. I expected the postage to cost about $50, but it only cost $11 something, Brillliant! Steph made this, with the blanket, socks etc, topped with a crown and a pink rubber duck.

Remember how I said that Cassandra was foul at the birthday party on Sat?blog-834This is her throwing herself backwards. After many trips to the hidden hallway, and a few smacks, she became..blog-843She has continued to be happy. If she even look at me in the naughty way, I have nibbed it in the bud, and smacked her straight away. Our house actually seems peaceful again, it’s been a long time coming. Saying that, our little neighbour hasn’t been around because of the long weekend, so that could make a differance too….she is a stirer.

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Nov 03 2008

A little visit..

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On saturday I drove to Trafalgar for a party, and picked up G,ma and Pa to stay with us for a few days. It was a pleasant couple of days, were we all just relaxed, drank lots of tea and coffee (not me though, I don’t like the taste of either), and ate. G’ma’s birthday is next week, so we had a roast dinner for Lunch after our church service at Belgrave. Isn’t it easy to make someone feel special? It was nice only having the three children, because Cassandra was able to get a bit more attention, and for the first time in a long time, she was happy! She loved having G’ma and Pa over, she chatted very clearly, asking questions and just generally making them feel loved. They were a blessing to each other. Because Jared had some car trouble, I needed to take them home a few hours earlier to make sure that I was home in case Jared need a lift home.

 Camden and Stephanie had a lovely time (I’m sure that Camden didn’t want to come home). Both Steph and Camden seemed happy to have a big cuddle from Cassandra though, and her saying ” I missed you!”.

 On a sad note, I have a friend who lost her little baby. My heart breaks for her and her family. God must know how much a parent’s heart is broken in these times, I only pray that He may pour a special blessing on them, to let them know that He loves them so much.

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