Christmas & Birthdays

Yesterday we celebrated Christmas first at home, then at my mums place with 2 of my sisters and their boyfriends. It was a nice relaxing day with lots of food, laughter and present opening.
Today was Jadeen's 9th birthday. So it was another day of food, laughter and present opening.
Jade was given lots of things that will keep her creative mind and body working (microscope, scooter, roller blades, books, play sets).
I think she has had a good day and will hopefully sleep in tomorrow (along with her sisters)

Jade Reading

Jade (8) is reading her two younger sisters a bedtime story tonight, because she wants to get in one more book before the end of the read-a-thon she has been doing this month (or not doing since we keep forgetting about it).
Well done Jade!


I hate writing titles as they never seem to fit.
Now times for some updates.

I am still continuing to try new and interesting recipes and making notes on what I am cooking, the changes I make and what it would go well with in preparation for e-courses. E-courses though have been a little slow this year though last year's content still seems to be of interest. I will continue with this as who know s where the future might lead.

Smaug & Sloth (bearded dragons)
They seem to be growing well though Smaug still has his problems. Lately he has been seen to be shaking and with bad eye to mouth co-ordination so I swapped him to a different enclosure with a different light. Since going into this enclosure, he has brightened up in colour, as has sloth, become a happier dragon with a better appetite. Sloth, is still going great though and I have no problems with her except that she doesn't like to eat in front of people.

Central Netted Dragons
Well they are a little fat but that will work well with the coming cool months when they should hibernate or at least become less active. Sleepy is growing well and looks like his dad (small boss). He still has sight difficulties but it doesn't stop him from doing anything either. The only thing that makes me think, is if it is a male or female!


The Sky Is Falling

Jade looked up at the sky this afternoon and asked why is was broken. I told her that those were clouds!

No we don't get a lot of rain here, well we haven't had any for ages and are considered in a drought.


Shopping with Jade. I know that last time I tried to give it meaning but I am not so sure anymore. Again at a bead shop, Jade could not decide between something 9 times the amount in her wallet or 3 times the amount. I would not lend her any money to boost her purchasing power either.

It was frustratingly long to say the least. Erin was fixed in 2 minutes flat, Miranda in about 5 minutes (or so). I lost track of the time with Jade but I did send the girls over to the library to wait for us (just next door).

Next time I will make sure she understands how much money she has, what she can and can't buy, etc etc.

Now this pc is about to restart so I had better finish up.

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