Menu plan:Monday – spag bol Tuesday – mango chicken curry and riceWednesday – sushiThursday – homemade pizzaFriday – prosciutto wrapped pork fillet baked on red onion and apple, with mashed potato and baby spinach saladSaturday – steak, jacket potato, corn … Continue reading Making plans for the week ahead, anyone for craft?
I can’t remember learning to swim, though I do remember swimming lessons, specifically taking the life-saving course at Pymble pool in the summer holidays while my younger siblings were learning to swim and going to the school swimming scheme in primary school. I know diving clicked for me when I was 9 and we were in Tahiti on our way to the US where my dad was going for a 4 month sabbatical. There is also the family story of sibling rivalry wherein I was going without floaties for the first time at 3 years old and my sister, 21 … Continue reading Swimming
Hosted by Mrs4444. I won’t be around to comment on everyone else’s Friday Fragments till early next week, we’re off camping at the beach for the weekend – wish us good weather and kid-friendly surf! **** Monday morning’s car trip to school conversation went like this – Tom: Mum, how old do you have to be to mumble mumble mumble? Me: I can’t understand what you’re asking. Tom: *repeats* Me: It’s like you’re speaking a foreign language! Tom: How old do you have to be to have sex? Me: *enlightenment dawns, he was spelling S-E-X and I just wasn’t parsing … Continue reading Friday Fragments and Linkfest No. 13
This is fantastic news. It’s about time there was something better for the non-scripture kids to do than go to the library and twiddle their thumbs. When my oldest first started school I hadn’t quite given up on the church, I’d long since moved away from any belief in god but I still saw value in the ethical teaching and the community that a church fosters. So off he went to Scripture classes, as did most of his classmates. It wasn’t long before I was rather regretting that decision as I found myself dealing with the some of the less-nuanced … Continue reading Ethics classes to be trialed as an alternative to “Scripture”
Today I have dealt with more than my fair share of angst. I got up this morning with some no small effort and went to check on Tom’s fish tank. I hadn’t done this for nearly a week, Tom had been very responsible with feeding his fish and I’ve been kind of busy. In Tom’s tank I discovered one very ill looking siamese fighting fish lying upside down on the gravel. Tom had to be bundled off to school hoping that his Simo would be ok, I warned him that it didn’t look good. After the kids had gone to … Continue reading Mondays aren’t usually this bad
I am grateful for flexible working arrangements that allow Adam and I to take the following circumstances in our stride: Last night Adam went to the pub after work and left his car at work over-night.I was giving a talk about the P&C at kindy orientation this morning between 9:15 and 10:30am.Caitlin was attending a singing workshop as part of the Northern Sydney Region Enrichment Day for Gifted & Talented Students from 9:30am to 2:30pm at Bobbin Head about 25 minutes drive from our place.Adam dropped me and the boys at school and took Caitlin to the workshop where he … Continue reading Gratitude
Stuff for you to read. A whole series of posts at Hoyden About Town on the subject of the proposed“Harmonisation” of Disability Parking Permit Schemes in Australia – for harmonisation read narrowing of eligibility criteria – and the need to protest against the proposal. There are open letters to use in adding your voice to the protests and a Facebook group to join. I am Dr Tiller – “This website was created as both a memorial to the lifework of Dr. George Tiller and as a living testimony to the courageous lives of abortion providers.” The Mum Files – a … Continue reading Link-fest No.10 now with DUFC!