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Not happy.

Posted: April 8, 2013 in Uncategorized

Miss 5 has now learned to ride her bike without training wheels. I have taken a video of same, and I wanted to share it here with you, dear readers, just as in the past I have shared videos of my youngest chreub at the Talara ECDP, and so on.

But WordPress, it would now seem, is asking $99 for a ‘Video Upgrade’ through WordPress. Or it looks like I can embed a video if it’s on YouTube on similar. The bumma is, I didn’t want to upload it to another website first! That takes time that I don’t have at the moment!

So. Not happy.

Oh well. At least I’ve blogged for BloxhamMarketing already this morning – and that’s something that I haven’t been able to do for weeks now! 🙂

have a great day, dear readers!





Posted: April 7, 2013 in Uncategorized

Hubby and I went to see “Trance” the other day. It cost $40 (with the popcorn… and as Hubby said “If that’s a small popcorn, I’d hate to see the large!) and I must admit, I left disappointed. It was a pretty good plot idea, but in my opinion it could have been executed far batter. The twists towards the end were a little predictable and too try-hard-ish. For $40, I could have microwaved multiple bags of popcorn & saved the rest for the probably one day forthcoming Season 3 of Game of Thrones.

ho hum.


Posted: March 19, 2013 in Uncategorized

After what feels like a week of being locked out of my own blog (but was probably only 4 days or so) I’m back in!!!

It’s been a trying last fews days, truth be told. I spilt blackcurrant juice over the lower part of the keyboard on my MacBook Pro last Friday, and have been feeling pretty devastated by the results. Yes – it still seems to be working – mostly… but the trackpad often just decides to do things all by itself, making working on it a MUCH longer (and MUCH MUCH MUCH more frustrating) process than I am used to!

So I’m tossing up options of what to do. It’s been packed in rice to absorb as much as possible – but I think to get it back to anything near resembling what it was, it’ll need to go away and be looked at. And I’m not sure that it’s worth it. Thoughts, anyone?

Also on Friday, I was cooking sausages for my kids dinner, lifted the lid of the saucepan just to check they were done, and one of the sausages ‘spat’ boiling oil up at me. Most landed on my clothes (completely wrecking one of my favourites tops. Sigh) but the worst of it was that some got the upper part of my face. I now have a black eye, that’s NOT caused through lack of sleep!!! And I feel stupid. And sore. And today’s a school day, so I’m pretty certain that large numbers of children in my two Grade 2 classes and three Grade 1 classes will be asking me ‘what happened to your face?’. Double sigh.

Oh well. Here goes. I need to get into my day; because it won’t wait for me, right?! So. Up & at ’em, I guess. Here’s to today, dear readers – and I hope that you have great days too!

The weekend that was…

Posted: March 10, 2013 in Uncategorized

It’s Sunday. 10pm. Hubby & I are partway through the second episode inSeason 2 of Games of Thrones. We’re taking ‘Intermission’ while Hubby gets a milo.
It’s an enjoyable end to the weekend. A weekend full of blinding head / neck aches, feverish children, (being vomited on near-midnight last night not particularly a highlight) but also laughter, playing with my children, housework & gardening in between the showers. All in all, not too bad of a weekend. See you tomorrow, dear readers!

I am sick.

Posted: March 4, 2013 in Uncategorized

Not surprising, really. Hubby used to call my lifestyle ‘burning the candle at both ends’ but even *I* know that  my life is ridiculously busy. Something had to give. Sigh.

Here’s to getting better quick!!!

With $200 I can…

Posted: February 24, 2013 in Uncategorized
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It’s interesting, isn’t it, the value that we people place on things. $200 is a lot of money – in some respects. In others, it’s a tiny amount.

I blogged the other day about the Proloquo2Go app – and how I felt as though the $200 I spent on it was worth it, to hear my son go from pretty much zero speech, to now volunteering, audibly and fairly intelligibly “Look, Mummy, look at all the bubbles” (washing his hands in the bathroom sink). Is $200 a lot for an App? Yes, absolutely. I don’t disagree. Nor do I regret paying it; I’m daily witnessing the results!

I guess… it’s what you compare it to. See the expenditure as ‘just another app’ and it seems ridiculous. See it as ‘educational’ and then it gets classed with other such educational expenses, right?

–       It’s cheaper than Miss 8’s glasses. And HEAPS cheaper than her 6 weeks of ‘Vision Therapy’ that she attended

–       It’s more expensive (but not by much) than one term’s worth of swimming lessons. For one child, that is…

–       It’s cheaper than Miss 8’s orthotics; but it’s about the same price as the school shoes we bought for her just a couple of weeks ago

–       It’s more expensive than school books, or school uniforms (when you buy them second hand LOL) but it’s ¼ the price of school fees for a term

–       It’s roughly equivalent to Hubby & I eating out at our favourite restaurant… twice

And I could keep on going, but I’m sure you get the idea.

When it comes down to it, value is in the eye of the beholder. Do I feel as though the expense was worth it? Yup. Absolutely. And I’d do it again in a heartbeat!

And today’s post…

Posted: February 18, 2013 in Uncategorized

Okay, so that was last week. And as I wrote, I had *planned* to post that entry, last Monday. And a week has shot by. Do you know, it felt like I was a visitor to my own blog this morning?!! Seriously, it feels as though an ETERNITY has passed by since I last wrote something on here!

So last week – as the previous weeks have been – was huge. Not only was there #NLS6mon on Monday, and (teaching) work Tuesday to Thursday, but Friday was my ‘let’s catch up on Bloxham Marketing stuff that hasn’t been touched in three weeks’ day. To be continued today as well, of course (just like yesterday, and the day before…)! I don’t know about you, but this year’s school start, and the accompanying rains / floods / loss of power has really hit me hard. Like I wrote last week, this is seriously the busiest I have EVER been, to date! I don’t think I could fit ANYTHING else in, and remain sane! (well, at least, maintain the level of sanity that I have currently haha)

Anyway, work beckons. I just wanted to touch base here again, and say ‘G’day!’

Have an awesome day, dear readers!!! 🙂


Posted: January 20, 2013 in Uncategorized

Birthday week is over for another year. It was great, but I’m exhausted. Night night, all!

Being a coastie

Posted: January 12, 2013 in Uncategorized

Hubby and I moved to theSunshine Coast from Brisbane in late June, 1998. It’s Paradise, really, it is. I am just SOblessed to live here, to work here, to raise our kids here.
Last night we went to Happy Valley, a little place in Caloundra near Bulcock Beach. We ate fish & chips in the park near the boardwalk and watched the sun slowly set behind Mt Tibrogargan (also called ‘Crookneck’ because of it’s shape; it is the most distinctive of the Glasshouse Mountains). The kids then took a closer look at the view.

This morning, Hubby went off- shore fishing. Easy when the boat ramp is one k from our gate. But nothing was biting, so he was home by 8, thinking about taking Miss 7 to Kings Beach pool. But plans changed, and we all ended by on the Northern tip of Bribie Island, looking west to Golden Beach. Which is where I’m blogging from right now. iPhones are wonderful things, aren’t they?!
What an awesome day. What a great place to live. I love my life!!!


Back into it…

Posted: January 11, 2013 in Uncategorized

This morning was the first ‘staff meeting’ for Bloxham Marketing for the year. 8.30am at Caloundra MacDonalds (so the cherubs could play) and our MacBooks came out & we were back into it for the year. It was AWESOME; it felt at the start (for me at least) that it had been too long of a break, but we quickly settled into our normal rhythm & got a gajillion things planned, organised and underway. It was just SOOOO good!!! Seeing as I’m now teaching three days a week, it’s been more important than ever to get this part of my life up and happening, running like clockwork so that I don’t have to worry about it. And Jenny is absolutely the PERFECT person to entrust this all to. I must admit, I’m feeling very confident now about the direction this business is going after this morning!!!