I really cannot believe where the time has gone.. almost a year since I last blogged.. what shame....lol
Really my life has changed and I am a LOT busier than what I was this time last year...
Some of the changes since last year have been relocating a child to a new school in another town due to some bullying in her former school. We now have to travel 20 mins morning and night to catch the bus. Her younger sister also started Year 7 this year so is now also attending this same school. We still have a son at the previous school as he is finishing VCE and is doing Year 12 this year so thought it unfair to expect him to change schools and he seems happy there with his friends. We still have one child in Primary school, grade 5, at the local school so we have 3 different bus runs morning and night... makes life interesting..
Nikayla is still at home, not attending Kindergarten or anything yet as she wasn't ready for it earlier this year but now could possibly go but I am undecided still.. don't really like the teacher.
Last year our oldest DD came back home to live with her darling little girl.. her partner turned out to be a not so nice person!! so we had quiet a houseful for a while...lol we eventually did settle in to a sort of routine albeit a really busy one.. She has since found her feet and is now getting on with her life and has gone back to Uni to get a degree. Josh has also moved out of home again. He is now into his final year of his apprenticeship, and yep I am still getting lots of new bits of furniture as he has to make all different types of things for the school side of his apprenticeship. I now have a long tall table in my hallway, a wine buffet thingy in my lounge room, a marble topped cupboard in my dining room and am expecting any day a glass doored trophy cabinet for who knows where I am going to put that. Probably are a few other items I have forgotten also.. DS2 is also into the furniture making and is about to start making me a tv unit for in the family room, but that may take a while to finish..
Cricket season came and went in a blink this year or so it seems. This year DH was president and I again did the treasury and data input.. and the club also won two premierships, A grade and D grade.. what an awesome effort on the boys behalf, we are all very proud of them. Lauren only played cricket at local level this season due to the bullying and nonsense at her last school. She lost all confidence in herself and became a very different person to who she normally is.... we pushed her to at least play cricket at local level with her mates and it did her the world of good. We at least saw her smiling again. All is well with her now in her new school, she has a great bunch of friends and seems to fit in well with all the kids...and the teachers are telling us now how happy she seems in class, we were so worried with the decisions we had made but now we know we made the right decisions. It isn't easy changing schools especially when you have been involved in that school for over 20 years... Zoe started Year 7 in Lauren's school this year, it must have been hard for her but she didnt let on once that she was too worried. She only knew 1 or 2 kids of her year level of over 200 kids.. she knew no-one she went on the bus with except her sister but has fitted in really well, has a nice group of friends and is really enjoying 'High' school..the best thing about this school is that it keeps it class sizes to a maximum of 24.. and any troublemakers are dealt with swiftly and either pulled into line or sent on their way..
Tahlia is still in Primary school and is doing okay.. one day she likes it, the next day she hates it..... small schools have their pros but also have their cons......
Both Tahlia and Zoe are playing netball this year which is great, a lot more work and travelling but it is so good to finally see Zoe participating in a sport. She has always been so little and picked on for her size but now she seems to have found confidence in herself and has been in the best players in all but 1 or 2 games.. Tahlia does really well in her grade of netball also, even though they dont score they still have encourgement awards of which Tahlia has received one or two.. and they have both met new friends through the netball... only drawback is really on Des and I.. All 4 kids play for the same club but 2 play on the Saturday and 2 play on the Sunday, that's okay we've done that with the older kids before, the problem I am finding is that they have trainings Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights. Trying to work out having kids where they are meant to be for sporting commitments etc is mind boggling but we are getting there.... Monday nights are taken up with confirmation/ communion lessons so that gives me Friday/nights at home if I am lucky. .lol
On the sewing side of things I have done ...... hmmm well not much.. dare I say.. I have managed a few small embroidery jobs for customers throughout this year and dare I say it I have done some mending.. sshhh. can't even remember last year so we just scrap that...lol have unpacked and packed my sewing room up a few times... moved things around to try and fit another bed in there.. which is about to be moved out into another bedroom real soon... now we are back down to only 5 kids at home...lol
I lost my office when Brooke and Josh moved back home last year and it is still being used as a bedroom.. and my sewing area seemed to be shrinking for awhile.. hopefully when things settle here I may get a chance to reorganise the house and my sewing room may get a bit more spacious.. it really needs a good cleanout but.........lol
One thing I have still managed to do is a bit of knitting but not much really, just enough to keep my sanity level.....I think...haha but always the optimist and looking to the future and what I can do when I get time...lol
anyways I think that is enough from me and time for bed before we have to start again tomorrow.. early start as they are having walk to school day at primary school with breakfast at school at 8am... same time Brady catches his bus.lol