Friday, March 26, 2010

This moment

It's Friday again. Here's a moment I caught this week.

Thursday, March 25, 2010


I'm not in the habit of using my blog to complain, but this morning I just can't help it! It's only 8.16 am and this is what I have done so far:
  1. Got up at 6.00 am despite Charlie waking me about 7 times in the night;
  2. Discovered I'd forgotten to make bread last night had to think of something for 5 lunchboxes.Hmmm....Bacon and cheese wholemeal muffins for lunch and chocolate muffins for morning tea.A bit carb heavy, but it'll have to do;
  3. Made Charlie's breakfast, which he promptly spread all over the table, highchair and floor;
  4. Cleaned up Charlie's breakfast;
  5. Argued with the eldest son about his life choices (really too early in the day for that!);
  6. Packed Callum (18 years old!) lunch;
  7. Packed Mike's lunch (49 years old!);
  8. Ironed Mike's workshirt;
  9. Sent the 4 oldest off with a sigh...Peace at last;
  10. Dressed a wriggling, squirming 19 month old;
  11. Put the nappies in the dryer;
  12. Brought the laundry up from the dryer;
  13. Drove Freya to the bus stop.
I feel like I've done a day's work, but have hardly begun. There's so much laundry banking up, I MUST,MUST,MUST endeavour to fold and put it away.

You know, I mostly love my job.People marvel at the fact that I have five children, but honestly I don't feel it is a big deal, and I truly love it.I feel priveliged and fulfilled being a mum. But the housework...I could give that a big miss!

Any advice on how to lessen the load in terms of housework, I'll take it!

Friday, March 12, 2010

This Moment {Thanks Soule Mama}

Here's a moment that is seen quite often around here.
Thankyou for the inspiration Soule Mama:

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

One Small Change;March

February's small change is going really well. I only use one disposible nappy a day, at night. The new nappies,Baby Beehinds [] are the best I have used to date.I really wish I'd bought them from the start, but I have to admit that I found the price a bit too high.Now I see why it would have been worth spending a little more, the nappies are such high quality, fit so well, and are a pleasure to use.

No, the company isn't paying me! It's just so nice to have found a product that is worth the cost, and does the job so well!

So now that I have the February change licked, what's next ( a little late I know!March is almost half way through)? The change isn't really a change, but rather something I've been trying to do for a while.And it is a kind of reusing, recycling.

I thought it might be a good idea to use up the fabric scraps and lovely shirts/clothing I no longer wear to make a quilt for my bed.

So, I gathered all my linen and cotton clothing I no longer wear(my tastes and needs have changed) and started cutting them into squares, using an envelope as my template! I have started to sew the patches together, but it is a long way from finished. I'll post a couple of pictures to show the progress.