Friday, February 24, 2012

Reflecting on the passing of time...

Another birthday is nearly here.

Another year passes.

Another month is nearly over.

Two days until my Uni course starts...I am biting my nails a bit. I volunteered again today in the school Library as a parent helper. Didn't feel quite as hopeless as the previous week. Managed to help kids borrow, found some more Premiers' Reading Challenge books that hadn't been been marked properly, got a hug from Noggin & a hug from Drama Queen. I remembered things a bit better.

Perhaps my brain isn't totally MUSHY?

Here's hoping & praying that I can study again & won't fail the first subject...

A few Librarians have encouraged me to change might work out a bit cheaper to do a Masters! Who'd have thought? I wonder if Dad would be proud - or would he call me the perpetual student? I guess we are all life long learners!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

This time five years ago...

...David was trying to get used to living in a hospital as he had just been diagnosed with Leukaemia.

Five years later we are so very grateful to God for giving him these five years.

This was a picture during transplant time...even looking at the photos brings back so many memories - many of them painful. We have seen people we know lose their battles with cancer, we have seen others go on to live for many years.

Hooray for five more years of life...

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Casual work

Always interesting...
Always unexpected...
Always eye-opening...

(picture from newspaper article)

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Weekend Clean Up?!

OK, when I find a great Blog, or site that I want to use for school I BOOKMARK I have been cleaning up what has seemed like HUNDREDS of bookmarked sites. So many in fact that I didn't have time to look at them all - so what is the point of keeping them?

But beyond this, my son, be warned: the writing of many books is endless, and excessive devotion to books is wearying to the body.

This is also kind of distracting me from the fact that tomorrow is D-Day - the cut off date for Uni enrolments...I am booked in, I'm strapped in, I'm just about ready to go mentally - that's what I'm telling myself. I will do one semester & see if the brain is working!?

Friday, February 10, 2012

Swimming Carnivals

Today was the Primary Swimming Carnival! (This photo was grabbed off the internet.)

'The Drama Queen' came 2nd in breaststroke & 4th in backstroke.

Mum is proud!

I dropped her off then next thing I was helping out...tonight I am exhausted after standing for hours.

Trying to ward off hubby's "Man-Flu". Honestly, I don't know why he just didn't go to the Dr & get some drugs. I guess having spent so many hours in hospitals he wants to avoid more meds & visits, but I worry that he expects too much from his body. It is nearly 5 years since the BMT which is awesome, but any help you can give a run down body is actually OK to do...sigh.

2012 is rolling along, whether we want it to or not!

Monday, January 30, 2012

The SSO turns 80!

There's nothing like hearing live music - the SSO is truly amazing to hear live.
Pondering what to see this year!?
Hooray for 80 years...

Friday, January 27, 2012

Holidays SCREAMING to an end!

Yesterday was Australia Day so the Melon & Mum made Damper of course!

It wasn't the best I've made, but it was made with love by us both! Lovely with some golden syrup & butter fresh out of the oven.

Trying to psych up for another year at work. Trying really really hard. Sometimes I remember all the wonderful things I love about education & why it is so incredibly important. Then I remember how exhausted & bitter I felt at the end of last year. I remembered the amazing joy I felt about considering further study, then I wondered if I could...could I really. It's how I felt before I started my B.Mus.Ed, & I survived that. Now I am churning again...can I, will I. Is my brain still up to the challenge or has it been so burnt out & wounded over the years that it's not going to be able to cope with everything??

I keep thinking, if I don't try I'll never know. So I should at least make a start! Sigh...

Kids starting to get nervous & narky too. A busy weekend ahead. We are saying goodbye to two wonderful assistant ministers at church...*tears*. I hate goodbyes, I hate change. I know I shouldn't feel like that but it's just my selfishness. I want things to be easier for ME, but that's not caring for them...

2012. It's barely begun & I am taking very tentative steps forward...