Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Wordless Wednesday 1 December

Here is my photo for Wednesday

Monday Menu 29 November

I am really tired.  it is the end of both the calendar year and the school year.  So my menu is very simple this week and made of things that will keep me on track and not require lots of energy.

Monday  spaghetti bolignaise

Tuesday  Wraps - chicken

Wednesday  Chicken and salad

Thursday  meatballs and spaghetti

Friday  toasted sandwiches

Saturday  baked flaffel sandwich

Sunday Leftovers

Thursday, 25 November 2010

Christmas is almost here

Can you believe it ..... Christmas is almost here.  Each year when the Christmas season is here I try and come up with a great craft for my children to do.  One that we can keep getting out year after year.  This year will be no exception.  So I have gathered together a range of craft activities that can be done.  As of yet I am to decide what will actually be the 'one' but I am sure I will become inspired.  But I have come across something just to get my thought process in action.  I thought that I would share some of them here and add more as I come across them.

Advent calendars

A summary of Advent calendars on The Crafty Crow

This thread at The DigiChick has some great ideas for Advent Calendars and such like

A paper heart craft by Reese Dixon

Flower Ornament found on How About Orange

And then this list at kidspot with too many to show one at a time so I thought A link to the page would do the job.

I would love to find more so please link me up with your favourite.

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

My diary

I ask myself why is it that at this time of the year my diary is so fully of committments for both the adults and children that decisions on what to do are having to be made.  In our house it is either quiet and no social activities for weeks or the complete opposite. 

Of course this is not helped by the fact that I am organising two birthday parties in consecutive weekends.  I am so not organised enough for my liking.

To keep my sanity I am doing the following...

1.  Playing my relaxing music.  You know the sort that I can hum or sing along two when no one is listening.

2.  I am writing all the to do things down in my diary and prioritising things.  This is so I can sleep at night and achieve things that need to be done in a timely manner.

3.  Trying really hard to find time for myself.  Now that might just mean 10 minutes here or there.

4.  Eating healthily.  I now that it works for me so I am trying to diligently follow a plan.

5.  Trying to exercise more even when I am working.  tomorrow I am orienteering with the children

My diary

Wordless Wednesday 24 November

Here is my photo for today.  Nothing like something going on to ruin a photo.
McKenzie and Andre having a bit of fun.

I am linking to Babble On for Wordless Wednesday (Okay I am posting this late tuesday night)

Monday, 22 November 2010

Monday Menu 22 November

It is monday again.  Here is my menu linked to I'm an Organising Junkie

Monday  Mediterranean Pizza

Tuesday  salmon patties with salad

Wednesday  meatballs, spaghetti and salad

Thursday   steak n kidney crockpot  (last evening at hockey for the year so we will rest this recipe til next year)

Friday  vegetarian quesadillas

Saturday  pork and pinto bean nachos

Sunday  left overs

Sunday, 21 November 2010

How Old is Too Old

We are still looking to sell our house so we can move on.  It is taking quite some time to sell but the right person to buy must be out there.  This LO tells something about where we are at with the selling.

The kit I used was Home Sweet Home by dinskip.

So we know that what we can affort is a 2 acre piece of land with a relocated home.  A relocated home is one that has been moved from one site to another.  Preloved I guess you could call it.

This brings me to the point of my thoughts.  How old is too old when it comes to these preloved homes.  Some of them were built 100 odd years ago and still have the original wall panelling on them.  The cost to relocate them is a fair amount considering they probably would be best suited for the fire brigade to practise on.  Then the renovations, well I supposed a bottomless pit of money would be the best way to describe how much it would cost to return these character filled old beauties to better days.

Now there are newer preloved homes that people are selling which would be much better suited to us.  Less old world character but would provide us with more modern facitilies, less time needed to renovate and of course fewer dollars needed in the long run.

In the mean time we sit and wait for the right person to come along and buy our house.

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Wordless Wednesday 17 November

Here is my photo for the week.  I am linked to Babble On and Wordless Wednesday

I tried to get a fun photo for my Christmas cards this year.  This shot is one of the many I took.  Still looks for the right photo and am going to try again this weekend.

Being Reminded

Two weeks ago I was realy sick with a kidney infection. It really laid me out.  In fact I don't think that I have ever been as unwell as I was for that time.  The sore back the hot and cold shakes and shivers etc.  It was very timely to be reminded that once again I am not superhuman. 

More to it there is nothing like remembering how important it is to look after my health.  As a consequence of me being so unwell my husband, who was away overseas with work had to return home.  This took him two days to do.  I couldn't get out to bed to tend to Hayden, my disabled sons medical plan in the early evening and middle of the night and finally I had to rely on my Mum to come and help me out.

Three days of IV antibiotics followed by a 7 day oral antibiotic plan and I was well but tired.

The moral of the story is always go to the doctor when you feel unwell (even if you only think that you have pulled a muscle in your back like I did).  I realise this now that I have been told that I should have been in hospital but the medical profession did not know what to do with my disabled son.  Lastly I must have an emergency care plan for Hayden.

I hope you all keep well in the months to come and do not end up in a predicament like me

Monday Menu 16 November

I am late posting this but I promise I always write this menu on a Sunday night.  Naturally sunday night for me is saturday night for others in the world

Monday  crockpot corned beef with baked potato and green vege  (This recipe was a winner)

Tuesday  Spaghetti Bolignaise

Wednesday  Bacon and Egg  Pie and baked potato with salad

Thurdsay  curried chicken salad with baked whole wheat tortilla chips

Friday  Hamburgers homemade

Saturday  Out for dinner

Sunday  leftovers used on pizza for a gormet topping of vege.

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

P365 October 2010

This journey has nearly come to an end.  October was a little short on photos but here are my pages.

                                                                            Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

Week 4

Week 5

All pages are made with SS 10 kit from Weeds and Wildflowers

Monday, 8 November 2010

Monday Menu 8 November

I have been really sick with a kidney infection so my blog has been neglicted in the last week and ofcourse my menu was not followed at all.  Now I am on the other side of things and getting better here is the menu I have planned for this week.

Monday  bacon and egg pie with baked potato and peas

Tuesday  Sweet n Sour stirfry using cold meat up.

Wednesday  chicken and vege noodle stirfry ( I will post the recipe when I have cooked it)

Thursday  Tex Mex Trukey and Black Bean Saute

Friday  Ham and Capsicum fritata  I may change my mind as there is a great selection of fritatas on this thread link

Saturday  chicken and chilli wraps

Sunday  Leftovers

Monday, 1 November 2010

Monday Menu 2 November

It is November already...I can't believe it.

Here is my menu which i link to Organising Junkie

Monday  Creamy Thai Stir fry

Tuesday chicken breast baked potato and salad

Wednesday  Thai chicken pasta

Thursday  Crockpot dinner steak and kidney ( will link it as the recipe is on my blog)

Friday  Meatballs and spaghetti

Saturday  hamburgers tuna patties

Sunday Leftovers