I love blogging. When I am writing regular posts, I stay on track of the things that are of interest or are important to me. I enjoy life more because I focus on what matters. I love keeping up with what my *bloggy friends* are doing and enjoy being entertained or educated by them. Lately I have struggled to find the time to read others' posts and do you know what? I actually feel a little guilty when I don't have time to read/comment! The last thing I need is another thing to worry about. I would like life to have a little more rhythm so that I can slot regular time in for blogging, but that is probably expecting too much. Life with kids doesn't always go according to plan.
Here is what we got up to last week:-
First there was the Make it Real rally in the city. It was well worth attending and Prime Minister Gillard made some promises at the rally in Sydney. Apparently the federal budget will allow for the scheme to start next year.......
Rosie came with me to help with the kids (and because she would like to see a better system in place)
I was proud of my children on the train. They were so well behaved! This is the first time I have had a good trip on public transport. They must be growing up.
The rally was a bit daunting for my kids from a small country town but they coped well.
There were heaps of people hoping to create change!
The rest of the week was taken up with helping in the class room, dealing with injuries - Buddy Boy had a tooth kicked out at school (while crawling under a table to avoid working!) and then proceeded to attack another slightly wobbly one the next day until he worked it out of his head as well! Both were baby teeth and due to come out soon anyway. And for his grand finale........ a piece of elastic with a toggle on the end was stretched out, then snapped back to hit him IN THE EYE! So off to the optometrist. All good!
|See the big gap? And I bet YOU can't sit like Buddy Boy! I think he's made of rubber!|
Throw in a school cross country event in another town and then our usual bread making, cooking from scratch etc. and I was worn out and feeling fragile by the end of the week. I was craving a day at home to get the housework done.
The school had a cake stall so I baked cakes, there was a farmer's market where I bought jams, relishes and sauces. There were friends over to play (mine as well as the kids) and a birthday party to attend.
There were new projects for Belle and for me. Mine has already been shelved because it was supposed to be a beanie for Belle, but it would be lucky to even fit a newborn!!! Still learning.
I sowed seeds and cleaned the litter out of the chook shed. I picked up some hay and spread it in the chook shed.
See!!! See what I mean!!! Now that I am writing this all down as a post, it sounds like I had a fantastic week! In reality I felt overwhelmed. I love how blogging gives me a different perspective! Wow, what a week - look at everything I achieved!