Yesterday the kids and I headed to the museum.
Unfortunately I didn't get any photos of the science on the move exhibit but I did get a few, with my mobile phone, of the rest of the place. The girls enjoyed themselves.
You can check out the photos here -

No Sewing

No sewing today, or yesterday or Saturday. Woot!
Though the truck strike started today. D'oh!
I did manage to stock up on basics though. Woot!
I only have half a tank of petrol left. D'oh!
I have $15 spare to put into it though. Woot!
The strike is supposed to last 2 weeks. D'oh!
I did stop by spotlight today and the remnants bin ($5 fill a bag) was well worth it and we got some decent sized, nice pieces. Woot!
I don't have time to sew much nice stuff due to a rental inspection next week. D'oh!
I have a bread run to do tonight. Woot!

I think I will leave all the woots and d'ohs there.

Truck Strike

There is supposed to be a truckie strike starting Monday next week.

Of course not every truckie will be able to stop work and take a 'holiday', otherwise they would simply loose out in income and not be able to support their family.

I can agree with some of the things that the truckies are asking for, but in doing so (the strike) it will cripple the east side of Australia and they most likely will not have jobs to go back to, especially if it lasts too long.

If the milk doesn't get delivered (from the farms) then what will happen to the farmers? Will they have to let their cows dry up or will they just have to dump the milk? Either way they will loose a huge portion of their income and will have to send employees/farm hands off on impromptu holidays. Not only will it affect the manual labourers on the farm but also the companies that buy the milk and treat/pasturise it will have to close down as there will be no milk products to treat.

This will go all the way down the chain to the consumer, us, and this is only one simple product.

There is so much to say on this and it will be hard to plan for next week, especially if it goes on for any length of time.

I also wonder if places like Australia Post, who have their own trucks, are affected the same way. (I don't mind not getting bills for a couple of weeks, especially with this legitimate excuse)

Anyhow, time will tell and I have a few long life milk cartons in the cupboard.

No PE For Me Tpday

3 out of 4 kids have colds of varying degrees and just aren't up to much. It was minimal schoolwork today for one of them and the other 2 just did nothing. E6 did want to go to PE though, to just sit and watch and do nothing, but I think that would have been too much for her as she is the worst and has had high temps the last couple of nights, not been eating much and basically not feeling up to doing much in general.
I get to stay home while hubby gets to go and teach 20+ kids of varying ages PE.

Update: All 4 decided to stay home afterall and are happily watching movies (cheap Tuesday at the video shop)

Now that I have seperated one box of wood roaches into 3 boxes (2 more boxes to do this to) I might go and finish off some more sewing, and once the kids movies are finished, I will encourage them to clean up a little.

Too Busy.....

Ok, I sat here and blogged. I will call it 'an exercise in organising myself for the busy day ahead'.
Tonight we have guests for dinner so today that means cooking, cleaning and sewing (if I get a chance). If I do manage some free time I may even sit down with my pencils and do some more work on my raspberry.
Well, the laundry is going, and the kids are finishing a late breakfast so it is straight into it (we just aren't early risers).
Have a great weekend all!
Oh, and go and read about one blogging mama's running competition (she is doing it today but has blogged a little about what is to come, and will blog more tomorrow, or when she recovers enough to do so)

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