Monday, June 15, 2009

What to do, what to do......?

My eldest has started back at daycare today. he used to go to a community daycare one day a week before we moved interstate ( 9 months ago now - doesn't time fly?). We felt it really helped his development as he has a language delay so we have put him in for one day a week here. I've rung the centre and they said he is doing fine, which is what I expected. He is a very flexible child and not much perturbs him. The ladies at the center seem lovely too and I like their set up of lots of activities that the kids can go between as the fancy takes them interspersed with structured things like stories and dancing.

Now back to my question - What to do?

My youngest son still has a nap of a couple of hours during the middle of the day. This leaves me with a dilemma. Should I use this time to blitz the housework and do those things that you just can't do with 2 small boys running around, like wash the floors, or should I use this as 'me' time to sit and read a book, magazine or do something else I no longer get the time to do (Oh to watch a movie or sew!)?

I know I probably should use it as 'me' time but I can't relax knowing there are the other chores to do, so I think it will be housework time for a few weeks until I get on top of it and actually finish unpacking! Maybe I can start to get more housework done in the 2 hours between dropping one off at daycare and going to playgroup with the other, then I won't feel so bad about doing what I want to do.

Favourite photo's

I've been tagged by Janelle at Nellbe's Scribblings

It's really simple. I love how every photo tells a story. Some short stories, some long tales. I want to know what is your favourite photo of yourself. Everyone has one. The photo they look at and smile. It reminds them of something, some time, some place. A moment in time.

So share the photo, share the story and then tag three other people. I want to see photos and stories all around the blogosphere.

There are so many to choose from - ones of the kids, wedding photo's, ones from my teenage years which remind me of lots of fun days but this has to be one of my all time favourites. Just a simple pic of me and my Dad on our cousins farm. They've since sold the farm so that brings a tinge of sadness, but its lovely to see my dad looking lovingly down at me. He isn't a very outwardly affectionate man, but this photo reminds me of how much he really does care.

I'm meant to tag 3 more people but I'm not a tagger. I like to blog without obligation and I don't want to pressure others into feeling like they should either. If you'd like to blog about your favourite photo, please let me know.

Blog This: Challenge #4

Random Acts of Kindness.

If you could name one small gesture someone else has made that had a big impact on your life, what would it be?

That is a reasonably easy one to answer for me. I don't think it was intended as a RAOK but more of a " I've just moved to this town and I want you to come too".

One of my great friends moved interstate and we were talking on MSN, like we did most days. I was saying how unhappy my hubby was in his job and this is how the conversation went:
Her: Oh they are always looking for teachers over here
Me: Oh yeah, where?
Her : Here ( link attached)

I opened the link and it was my husbands dream job. It closed the next day so we threw together an application overnight and emailed it across. A phone interview later and he was offered the job which they made a permenant position rather than a 1 year contract as advertised, to secure his services. We moved 6 weeks later.

That was September last year and 9 months on we have settled into our community and bought our first family home.

Funny (sad funny that is) thing is that now I actually talk to my friend less even though she is only a few blocks away. Life gives and takes away doesn't it....

Friday, June 12, 2009

Giveaway time!

No, not I sorry, but if you go over to Swish and Swanky, she has a wonderful giveaway from Dandi. All you need to do is have a look at Dandi's wonderful products and comment in the Swish and Swanky post which is your favourite.

I think the adult Pini Aprons are divine. What a way to add a little glamour to your daily chores!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Blog This Challenge #3. Its the little things..

Challenge 3:
Photographic Challenge - "It's the little things".

Simple, everyday things which make your life a pleasure.
Limit of 10 images minimum. You don't have to be a fabulous photographer, just have fun.
No words required, let your photos tell the story...

I didn't mean for this to end up being mostly about my kids but thats how it ended up!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Kids Art

Image via The Long Thread

What a wonderful way to save and display your kids artworks?! I stumbed across this and a wonderful blog at The Long Thread as I was searching for a recipe for edible playdough ( that wasn't the peanut butter and dry milk one). These are made by Love.

I think this reinforces my idea of scanning in or photographing all of my kids artworks as I'm sure they are going to soon start flooding in from Daycare, Kinder and School. Then I have the choice of reporducing it how I want and it is forever imortalised.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Blogger I blame YOU!

I hereby officially blame Blogger for my lack of time to do the other things that I should or could be doing.  I have a 6 month backlog of my magazine subscriptions to catch up on let alone the new blogs that I find all the time that interest me and all the wonderful ideas that I get from them!  

I'm really starting to get information overload.  Seeing as I'm already someone who must invetigate all the options available and have a slightly adictive personality - this is not a good thing.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Blog This:

I've joined an blogging group
Blog This.

I can't think of a better way to explain it than what is on the site:

"A new network for Australian bloggers who want to have a little fun, make some new bloggy friends and gain a little exposure for their blogs. It looks a little dull right now, but we're working on it.
Each Friday we will have a new blog topic, suggested by our members. It could be as simple as posting your favourite recipe, or as involved as a week long photographic challenge. Sometime during the week, make the post on your blog, then respond here with one word."

It sounds like fun but I only hope I can come up to the standard of some of the other wonderful blogs out there.

I'm looking forward to next weeks challenge.  Its quite reasonable too for sporadic bloggers like me that you do not have to complete every challenge.

If you want to join, head on over to Blog This: and follow the instructions