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Random January February 2, 2010

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Is it just me or did January pull a fast one and disappear before I got out of the starting blocks?  The gun went off and I was obviously still tying my shoelaces!  Since the kids started school I am trying to get into new routines and timetables that seem simple but I still have to cognitively process each day.  Hopefully by the end of this month I will be back on autopilot!  So here are some random things before I start ranting about politics and other boring nonsense!

  • We have just had our house painted.  It was more stressful than I anticipated and every time they painted our window frames the fumes gave me a headache!  The workers only managed to break a toilet seat while being here for 3 weeks. 


  • My Eldest started BIG school.  Hubby and I felt a little twinge as our Eldest donned his school uniform and went off dragging his school bag behind him.  After two weeks he can write his name and is starting to learn the alphabet.


  • Disney is good for some things, since Eldest watched “Lazytown” he has a new found love for fruit referring to it as ‘sports candy’!


  • I moved Wee One to a new playgroup.  I want my kid to play outside, get dirty, stick macaroni on paper and eat play dough.  Last year he came home bearing photostated copies of things that my Eldest was doing at school.  Trying to teach a 2-year-old the cone, cylinder and cube shape seemed a little advanced! 


  • Wee One has started his first swimming lessons.  I wonder if water phobia is genetic? (Can you tell it’s not going well?)


  • I decided that this was going to my year where I would pick up my paintbrush, dust off my camera and give myself that important “me” time.   The “I am woman hear me roar” bravado has now been beaten into submission by the children’s extra mural activities, chaining me to the steering wheel of my car.  I will get there eventually.


  • Ring the bells and let the heavenly choir rejoice!   I FINALLY have a tumble dryer! He arrived with a name,  “Maxx 7”,  and apparently he is also ‘sensitive’.  I can now provide clean, DRY clothes for the entire family regardless of rain, thunderstorm or painter!


Now, if you will excuse me, “Maxx 7” has just beeped with my dry load of laundry that “Maxx 6”  washed for me this morning.  Pity there is no “Maxx” to do the ironing too!


3 Responses to “Random January”

  1. Kit Says:

    January did that to me too. I’m still trying to catch my breath and get my freelance work started for the year, and with the house full of sick people it’s a bit hard to focus! The soup hasn’t turned out to be a miracle cure, I’ve still got a sick husband and one sick child on my hands.

  2. Pete Says:

    Yay for Maxx 6&7! Sounds like those kids keep you busy. And I agree re the two-year old learning about cones and cylinders! Wow, there are matric pupils who still don’t know their cylinders from their elbows!

  3. Wow, you are busy! I approve of the preschool change. And congratulations on the dryer, it’s the key to successful modern family life.

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