Creative Chaos

Creative Chaos

Saturday 6 August 2016


The husband told me off. I've had 5 packages ready to post since last Monday and today, Saturday, they are still sitting here. Sorry swap partners and winners of giveaways! They will be in the post this weekend or on Monday!

It is taking a bit of organisation/brain sorting out to suss this working week alongside a 25 hour study week. I do like my Fridays off - even as a mental health workout from the previous days of the week!

A new little friend arrived for me - a "Yarndale" sheep - isn't she gorgeous?! More on this later..

Lots has been happening here -
 first university acceptance place for year 13 kid (not first choice - that would be Melbourne University, but due to maths requirements, won't be a happening)
Year 13 kid has worked 40 hours this week alongside school (part time school!)
He and his mates cracked me up yesterday - they went to school for an hour; then went and played pool for an hour; then went back to school for two hours!
Cool school where they only have to be on the grounds for their classes and can leave if no classes. Getting them well and truly ready for university.
Travel for the husband and work.
Which means me being super organised around work and study and supermarket shopping etc!
Has issues as I leave the house at 7.15am, which means the three teens are on their own for getting to school - two are fine; the other one may or may not get to school on time... and when the trip involves a train journey to school....
I've been reading - please read "The Toymaker" by Liam Pieper - Australian; gripping read! ($16 in Australia; $37 dollars in New Zealand. Need I say more about the book price differences between our countries!!!!!)
And I've started Harry Potter -  had only read the first one. I've started again. I won't be buying it for school as no child has ever read the series in its entirety.
Middle kid frustrated with his soccer team - ditching school team next year.
Don't think the Olympics will rate that highly in this house. The boys had no idea it even started today and there is zero emphasis on it at their schools too. I had a good argument with a friend who could not believe that my children had no idea - well we don't watch tv; do not listen to the radio; boys do not read newspapers on line - sport just is not really in our lives apart from soccer!
(man really though I had to justify myself in that argument - I know hundreds at my school too who have no idea - younger children. Just so remote from their lives)
And it looks like this outside - c-o-l-d and wet. I can count 4-5 dry days in the last month...
The tulips and daffodils have gone vroompf!!


  1. You sound busy! My oldest (15) asked me the other day -in the middle aisle of Aldi's where all the stuff is sold that makes them money but nobody needs- why there was so much sporting stuff on sale and if there was by any chance a big sporting event. We don't care much for the Olympics either. Have a great week x

  2. I'm with you on the olympics. I had no idea either