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To Blog Or Not To Blog?

I guess I chose to blog because here I am writing a post. I have been slack, in blogging. I just don't seem to find the words to write here yet I see heaps of things throughout the day which I could write about.

Examples

  • The tantrum Erin threw when it came time to leave and take the cleaner to the train station
  • The tantrum she threw (continued of from before) when getting into the car.
  • How we had a little talk and things seem to be better now
  • The circus we saw on Sunday and how hubby organised a playdate with some of the kids there
  • How the eCourse is going. A struggle at times and easy at other times.
  • I am getting Blue Tongues
  • How I rang up heaps of pet stores to find a light and the cheapest way to get the light I wanted was by ordering it interstate and paying postage
  • We do swimming lessons each monday and I am usually the only parent who stays in the pool with the kids (those not doing the lessons). Though some parents are starting to trickle down to the toddler pool
  • Jadeen has a birthday party coming up (3 months after the actual day)
  • The kids are getting better at their basketball skills and a friend gave us their unused basketball hoop and backboard
  • I am having trouble finding adequate time to do my art homework, undisturbed
  • How the bills pile up when you don't collect your mail for a week
  • How I wish I could take the day off everything and just have time for myself, or better yet, get to sleep in!

When Isn't It Busy?

When I am asleep and then even my dreams are busy!

Last night I had my art class, and I found it hard to concentrate, to draw what I wanted on my main pic, though for some reason I was able to do it on a seperate peice of paper (with detail) so that was no real help to my main pic. I think I will start afresh and on different paper. I am not liking how things are going in the new drawing pad, fortunately it only has 20 pages. I can use it for my roughs. As always, Thursday is a rush day, when things get done that wouldn't get done other days of the week. Thursday I braved the pregnant or lactating women of the supermarket to do our weekly shop, forgot a few things, and wrangled kids.

Basketball was just as busy, running around after a ball crazy baby who wanted to join in the class with her two elder sisters. How come I was the only mother there who had kids that were not content to sit down at their mother's side? I don't mind. I was also the only one playing with the kids and running after them. One little girl said that her mother was 'too over protective' so she couldn't play outside (in full view of the seats).

Kilted Pigtails

This is what I gave Mercedes for her 2nd birthday. It was a pink kilt and it was also a trial to see if I could actually make one as hubby wants me to make him one. Unfortunately I completely forgot to press in the pleats but it looks ok, though it slips down since she needs hips to help hold it up. It's still a pretty good first time attempt made with confusing instructions from the internet. I used almost 150cm of material (about 5', I think) in making this!

About Time

I think it is about time I blogged on here. Life has been very busy lately and everytime i think of something to blog it is gone by the time i get a few spare minutes to myself, which are rare indeed. With school and extra curricular activities starting my days have filled up fast, plus on top of that I started a new (though small) business venture at the begining of this week. I am happy with the progress that has been made with it.
In order to give my kids quality time I have sought to do the majority of work for the business venture late at night after they are asleep, or when they are working on their own for school. This is not always possible as Jade still needs a lot of coaching and Erin and Mercedes do demand a lot of my time unless I give them some water to play in, then I get an hour free to concentrate on schoolwork.

The other night though, I took time off to watch 'Memoirs of a Geisha'. It was an alright movie though long and we started it late so that was a late night for me, followed by an early morning to drive hubby to the train station. The weekend is here now and I can catch up on housework as I have just completed the next installment of my lessons. Now I have time to do my art class homework, make Mercedes a pink kilt for her birthday and plan out what we are going to do for it, since hubby most likely won't be there for it. (He is a work-aholic or so it seems)

My Day So Far...

Tantrums and fights.
The culprits - Erin & Mercedes

I think Merc woke up on the wrong side of the bed today as she has been throwing lots of wobblies and asking for food from the fridge but when we get there all she wants to do is play with the pumpkin! I had enough of her last tantrum at not getting what she wanted and her screaming like a banchee, so I put her in her cot with a bottle and left her to calm down on her own. All is silent. If she is asleep I think I may go down myself.

Why am I tired?

I was up till 11.30pm last night trying to see what I could do about the 3.5hr delay of my sisters flight. She was due in at 10pm. She got in at 1.30am. So, I had 1 hrs sleep before I went and picked her up, got home 2 hrs later, dealt with a baby who had woken up while I wasn't there and daddy hadn't woken up to tend to her. Add an extra half hour onto that and then I got a blissful 3-3.5hrs sleep before waking up to take hubby to the train so I could use the car today.

The day so far has been filled with the two younger ones getting on my and their nerves. We have swimming lessons this arvo...ugh...and baby hasn't gone to sleep but has calmed down some. I think I will get her out for half hour, try to have an hour nap before I must get up, head to the bank, then to swimming lessons and finally home. Ugh...I need sleep!

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