Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Mid week Wonderful~ 30/4/14

I'm grateful for... my epiphany.

I'm thankful to be inspired by... LOAD 514  it starts tomorrow!

I'm savouring....every moment that I can.

I'm loving... a little boy independently deciding to move up to a big boys bed.

I'm looking forward to.... doing some shopping soon.
♥ 

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Monday, April 28, 2014

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Presently- 27-4-14

Presently....

~ looking at so many blogs and articles open on my computer.
~ listening to Paperclipping Round table.
~ relieved to be finally caffeine withdrawal symptom free.
~ hoping Kieran's team has a win tonight.
~ seeing the rain... it's awesome.
~ wondering if I can keep up with Layout a Day... I hope so!
~ dreaming of going to WA scrapcamp- in June.
~ loving the community I live in.
~ thankful for free pavers and the kids mucking in to help get them here.
~ inspired by myself and the ease and speed of my scrapbooking.
~ savouring Chocolate Brownie. 
~ reading Cathy Zelske's blog.
~ swooning over Typo. Love some of their stamps.
~ going to Chiro tomorrow- yay.
~enjoying talking to Les.
~ feeling optimistic.
~ ever grateful for Jim and the goodness that comes from restorative conversation.
~ trusting we can get the backyard sorted and awesome.
~ wishing it was already done. :-)
~ anticipating School on Tuesday.
 ♥  

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Friday, April 25, 2014

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Mid week Wonderful~ 23/4/14

I'm grateful for... Leanne the Kinesiologist.

I'm thankful to be inspired by... Leanne the Kinesiologist.

I'm savouring... Ikea meatballs.

I'm loving... that we are taking care of our health so much better this week.

I'm looking forward to.... seeing my spine on film tomorrow
♥ 

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Presently- 20-4-14

Presently....

~ looking at the walls of my bedroom.
~ listening to a pounding headache.
~ relieved to be caffeine free for 3 days.
~ hoping that the withdrawal symptoms of that will leave me soon!
~ wondering how Kieran is enjoying his trip.
~ thankful
for Les taking care of everything while I'm sick.
~ inspired by my subconscious.
~ savouring Easter Chocolate- lint bunny! 
~ reading Rushing Womans Syndrome.
~ going nowhere fast.
~enjoying time with just the little boys.
~ feeling sick.
~ counting down the days till school goes back.
~ tasting Prawns and Caesar Salad.
~ ever grateful for public holidays.
~ trusting that I can do the hard stuff.
~ wishing I had been more organised for Easter.
~ anticipating feeling better.
 ♥  

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Friday, April 18, 2014

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Evolution of the backyard

 When we first moved into this place the back lawn had not been watered for at least a month and it was all as brown as the patches between the green you see there. That green is a result of 14 days of regular watering. The back corner behind Tama was just dry dusty dirt as were the edges and all but one corner.

 Then the handyman came and tried to Jack hammer up the tiles above which were cracked and uneven. He realised after making a decent hole that the jack hammer just wasn't going to cut it- literally.

So for the next 10 days we had cracked and uneven tiles and a big hole. Then the solution to the jack hammer problem came.

And that left us with an extended (unplayable) sand pit for the next 15 days. And even less grass that we started with.



 But at least the paving looked good. 

Then we got 6 metres of really good lawn for $60 on a Saturday.

Then we got 10 metres of really amazing lawn for free on a Tuesday after work. It needs to be laid asap, and not sit around on our 37 degree days.


That was awesome!

And then on a Friday night we got another 10 metres of pretty good lawn for $60 on a Friday night which we laid on a Saturday morning.

And now we have this which is super, super cool!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Mid week Wonderful~ 16/4/14

I'm grateful that... we were able to afford to give Kieran the opportunity to go on the New Zealand Trip.

I'm thankful to be inspired by... Teacher Tom.

I'm savouring.... my last few days of coffee.

I'm loving... having the big kids hanging around in shared spaces more this week.

I'm looking forward to.... An appointment on Thursday.
♥ 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Presently- 13-4-14

Presently....

~ looking for time to scrapbook.
~ listening to the little boys playing joyfully.
~ relieved that the handyman is out of our lives for the foreseeable future.
~ hoping Kieran's team has a win tonight.
~ seeing that I need to just get on with doing it myself.
~ wondering if it's worth the effort.
~ dreaming of an easy fix for Will.
~ loving the new 'seats' in the backyard.
~ thankful for my Nana.
~ inspired by Game of Thrones... it's so good! 
~ savouring figs from the backyard as they ripen one by one. 
~ reading Hands Free Mama.
~ swooning over super cool postcard books... I filled my virtual basket, no money but a girl can dream.
~ going to be a late night 8 o'clock Hockey game, glad there's no school tomorrow.
~enjoying U2, Tori Amos, Radiohead and many more.
~ feeling like I'm never enough.
~ counting down the days till Kieran goes to NZ- lucky boy!
~ tasting Merenia's Red Velvet lamingtons.
~ ever grateful for the life we live.
~ trusting
~ wishing 
~ anticipating Thursday's appointment.
 ♥  

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Friday, April 11, 2014

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Mid week Wonderful~ 9/4/14

I'm grateful that... there was only one mistake in Mrs E's book.

I'm thankful to be inspired by... Easter goodness!

I'm savouring....Hot cross buns before they are done for another year.

I'm loving... our local sense of community.

I'm looking forward to.... the Easter Hat Parade.
♥ 

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Presently- 6-4-14

Presently....

~ looking at photos from Kieran's game today.
~ listening to Radio Paradise.
~ thankful that Kieran landed in a good team this year with a great coach.
~ inspired by the need to make a greeting card.
~ savouring corned beef. :-)
~ reading books about sugar... or the need for a lack of.
~ going to have a busy week ahead.
~ feeling tired.
~ counting down the days till the handyman is done and we can get on with sorting the yard.
~ wishing I was a month ahead with all of this months goals completed- big plans ahead.
~ anticipating school holidays.
 ♥  

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Friday, April 4, 2014

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Round-up~ March 2014

On our bookshelf this month....

G- The power of mothers, All the Money in the World, Coraline and The Ocean at the End of the Lane.

L- The power of mothers

K- Game of Thrones

W- Captain Underpants, various super hero stories and a Star Wars pick-a-path book.

T- Lots of construction books!
Loving on the box....
Love child, Puberty Blues, Good Wife, TBL, Survivor, Breaking Bad,
For you...For me?
A card for my Dad this month. A present for baby Amber. And a lot of hours into a photobook for Mrs Elphick. St Patricks day treats for us and the teachers.
Germs and bugs and botherations....
Kieran sick with a cold, Will also sick with a cold. Kieran had his ankle stomped on at Hockey. Will stuck some little plastic peas in his ear and thought that one had fallen into his ear canal so a trip to A&E.
Today was good today was fun, tomorrow is another one...

Going to the falls with Will. Reading my book at the Turf Hockey Practice and the drive there and back talking with Kieran. Will had his friend Robert over for a play. Two days at the field for Les and Merenia. Lots of great outdoor water and sandplay. Merenia had a sleepover with Brittany and Annaliese. Kieran and I spent the day at the Hockey Carnival. I had a bit of a scrapbooking day. Merenia went to Year 8 Camp for 3 days.
Yum, yum, yum....

Muddy Puddle Biscuits, St Patricks Day dinner and desert, Pie day crumble top apple berry pie. Cheesy-mite pastry fingers.

'It was on sale'....

I got my Raskog Trolley from Ikea. We brought new clothes for Kieran to take to NZ including a jacket from Kathmandu which was on a really good special. Photobooks- I got 3 done including a book for Tama. Magic tricks were a bit of a hit this month after I scored some from the service station for Will.

Bugger!

Kieran's licence came with his name misspelled and they were complete dickheads about it- but we won in the end. Tama's referral got lost, again. Sorting Will's Lego again. Too many late nights.

Hooray!
My new Raskog Trolley. Kieran's Hockey got sorted without us having to change clubs. Catching up with Nana and Brace. The weather is still warm enough to get wet- but not too hot to get roasted. Getting the stump a little sorted and the big yard a bit tidier. Getting a 56 page Photobook done in the space of about 3 days.

Etc...

The handyman was here to fix the retic... maybe next month he'll do it. Les started a week long instructors course.


You know who's good idea this was? Katie The Scrapbook Lady. Go check out her list of tasks to do at the end of each month as well.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Mid week Wonderful~ 2/4/14

I'm grateful for... a day off running around.

I'm thankful to be inspired by... Dr Libby Weaver and her book 'Accidentally Overweight'

I'm savouring....my time just sitting on the couch watching a bit of telly.

I'm loving... Love Child... quite funny, interesting topic and great characters.

I'm looking forward to.... watching Kieran's first game with the Men's team.
♥ 

Tuesday, April 1, 2014