Thursday, February 2, 2012

2012 first blog

Christmas was awesome this year. (I did not spend hrs in the hot kitchen cooking and cleaning) All 11 of us booked into Sizzlers for lunch. Easy-peasy dinner, as we were heading off to the Gold coast for 10 days in the early am. We all went to Dreamworld 5 times (yes 5) we all had 21 day passes that we didnt want to waste. and we shopped and shopped. New year we drove to Paradise point to see the fireworks...That took all of an hour. Then us oldies took on babysitting so the young adults could go out to do what they do.

                                                      2 bad quality phone pics taken x/eve

Kids second week back at school (all six of them) Tom on his last year (yay for him and us) Zac year 11(we didn't think that would happen) Lacey year 6 (oh my! secondary creeping up) Jaycob year 3( still our baby tho) Our 2 foster kids sitting in year 3 and 6 (not mixing it up at all)

Fostering part of my life has kept me busy (specially my mind) with trips to the in school and out of school counselors ("ones with brains" and "an education") full of advice with the things they don't deal with or see on a daily basis, leave it there before my head starts to hurt.
Monday phone call from department of child safty asking if we would take 3 siblings for 15 days while their carer was going away for a break. Took 2 days to ponder over this (why should we?why shouldn't we? I don't know how we came up with we should. (crazy I say) Anyways 9 kids for 15 days can not be too bad, they are at school for 6 hrs of 10 of these days

What to do with this spare time in my day was easy to fill....just had to get back here and see what all my fav bloggers have been doing since late far I have crept through these favs of mine

Heading here  now till the wash is finished ,then I might or might not do some housework

Monday, August 22, 2011

This Towel

This Towel, what the hell is it with this towel? 

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Polly dolly- Lingerie

How I miss doing my polly dollys.   Came for a visit at the right week...I loved checking out the perfect Lingerie for someones perfect body, lol...oh, how I dream to be able to wear this cutsie little scrap of fabric... cheers everyone.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

New Foster Parents,Time will Tell.

I have been slack on my blog past few months...Things around here change a little.

Myself and hubby have completed Foster care/kinship modules and lessons..Our passes and certificates have arrived in the mail..We now have in our care a new ten year old girl..She is a great kid and settling in well...My own kids have had to adjust to a new person in family just as much as I have...I have put my hand up for limit of 3 children...We did only wanted aged 0-5..But they rang to ask if we would consider a 10 year old girl ( circumstances were good so we agreed..she attends the same school and is in my daughters class at school, so with my daughters OK, whom we thought should know her pretty well we agreed).

May be an update on this when we get deeper into the program..but so far so good....

If anyone has the time and the room in their life  to help these kids feel safe or just be able to give these kids parents time to get well knowing their kids are well looked after and safe, its very rewarding..

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Polly Dolly (Pleats)

Was not happy missing putting in my Polly last week, I had it saved but not posted, so this week I have this week and last to post.

Pleats was interesting to shop for as I rarely look at pleats or even take much notice how much of it there is in shops. I found myself gazing in shop windows in town after I put together my polly...there is quite a bit for this season with pleats..and all the crochet and woolly scarves are definitely in as well...and the denim never goes out.
I like my choices this week, hope you all do too.

Pleated pants-$285- Lacey top-$88-Jacket-$280-Scarf-$120-Brim beanie- $25-Shoes-$559(I know whoe)Sunnys-$59.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Happiness challenge re: seven cherubs

Thanks to Naomi for the chance to just reflect that there is always happiness every day. Sometime lots but most times small but meaningful. Just need to stop and remember the day spent and what made you happy. To everyone that took the time to share your happiness, it has been just great and amazed me how  many different ways and simple things that make us all happy..cheers everyone..

Now I need to go get my Polly Dolly done that I missed on Thursday over at 

APRIL 10th - My son Zac made a chocolate fudge cake, I had a huge helpings with my cuppa tea,
because I try not to indulge in such things, this made me very happy (must try not let the scales ruin this little bit of happiness)

APRIL 11th - Actually had to leave the house today to find a little before the day was out, so I went down road to a dear friends to see all her Bali photos, we thought we would save our pennys  for next 4 yrs and she would go again with me and hubby *smiling*, happiness right there.

APRIL 12th - Today my little piece of happiness came late in day, having a slight headache from lack of sleep, I snuck off after I got kids from school and had 20 minute Nannie nap.

APRIL 13th - Happiness started when I woke this morning, YAY..was it because Hubby's RDO and I didn't have to get dressed and do the school morning, I got to finish the book I was reading for last 3 days with my cuppa tea while hubby did a early morning load of wash..anyways HAPPY today.

APRIL 14th - Is it sad that polly dolly made me so happy today? shopped for 3 hrs.Is it a good thing that it took up that much of my day? meh, yep. I will take happiness when ever and for as long as it lasts.

APRIL 15th - Happiness comes today when school is out for a week and a bit, no lunches,uniforms,morning drills and a little sleep-in.

APRIL 16th - First taste of a Easter egg, when will chocolate not make anyone happy.

APRIL 17th - Full day of playing sims3..lots of happiness when my sim achieved lots of her goals. All the kids who played sims today got far in the game, awesomeness.

APRIL 18th -  Took kids to shop to get supplies for our Easter crafts to take with us to Townsville.

APRIL 19th -Took turns playing Sims, was happy when it was my turn!

APRIL 20th -Last night here before we leave for Easter weekend.Just happy to be going away for few days.

 APRIL 21st-  With my Kirsty and Son-inlaw for few days and made Easter cupcakes that I have been waiting to do for a month.

 APRIL 22nd- Made Easter craft with my kids

 APRIL 23rd-  spoke to my son Sam for a while on Facebook..He is amazing

APRIL 24th-  My daughter apologized to me for being very bad and ruining my easter eve and day.

APRIL 25th- Left Townsville to come home. *home sweet home*

APRIL 26th - Woke up in my own bed and had morning cuppa tea with a good friend.

APRIL 27th - Home alone. happy to have quiet day to myself.

APRIL 28th - Making a start on my atc cards.

APRIL 29th - Huge piece of crispy skin salmon and salad for lunch..Yummm.

APRIL 30th - Saturday afternoon nap..slept for 3 hrs

MAY 1st- Watched  2 chickflicks.

MAY 2nd - Last episode of biggest loser, was happy for all the contestants.

MAY 3rd - Kids all came home from school in good moods..and M'chef on tonight.

MAY 4th - Went shopping to get hubby/dad his gifts for his b'day tomorrow.

MAY 5h - cooked cookies & apple crumble for hubby tonight..yumm, thinks its been a year since we had apple crumble.

MAY 7th - did some craft and got a visit from friend for a cuppa.

MAY 8th- Mothers Day..what mother wouldn't be happy with all the spoiling..thankyou kiddies : )

MAY 9th - Hubby RDO..chilly morning and a sleep in on Monday morning..happy bliss.

MAY 10th- Went to visit 82 year old in hospital after she suffered a stroke..was very happy to see her walking about and looking forward to going home...Happy 2 hrs making her happy.



Saturday, May 7, 2011

Mothers Day

Wants a gift? Not really, well not like the million niknaks I have scattered everywhere. I'm over these little bits that have dust surrounding them. Clothes, nope! have too many that my fat ass can not fit into and damned if I'm going to get more  at this size..hmmm brings me to a gift I'd like. I suppose lipo suction is out?  I'm guessing a voucher to sizzler or hogbreath is on tho..They all know I love to eat!

What about a boob lift...God knows I need that after breast feeding the 8  little rugrats for first 12 months or more of their life. If not, how about another bra with the best wire one can buy to hopefully hold them above my bellybutton for another year.
what the? only flesh to be removed here!
What I treasure most, are those special crafty things they do at school the week before.
And the hot cuppa tea in bed with toast  or pancakes with butter just in the middle.
A lazy day watching chickficks and doing nothing at all. (which is always still there Monday for me to do *sigh*)
But what ever I get, I'm not that fussy, Just to be loved and appreciated for what I do or have done is gift enough.
below is a couple treasured mothers day gifts  that are not in a box or cupboard somewhere.