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This weeks update


As requested by Joyce here is an update. going back through this weeks emails to work out what i have done.

MONDAY – Jack dyed his hair blonde on sunday night (and i mean really blonde) jack worked… I cleaned the barn… Angel went to school. i put curtain up in the dinning room, and up in the retreat

This weeks menu – we have pretty much stuck to this.

Monday – roast pork
Tuesday – bacon and egg pie
Wednesday – Italian night
Thursday – Mexican night (went late night shopping)
Friday – quiche (change to mexican night)
Saturday – meatloaf (change to quiche)
Sunday – corned beef in ginger beer
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TUESDAY – and my first thought when I woke up this morning was for 9.11. jack was in wagga in the air force on base. I was pregnant with Angel (who was born on 9.11.2001 (November). I was lying in bed listening to the radio and heard about the first plane so I got up to watch it on the news and then saw the second plane go through. I phoned jack and told him and he thought I was mad (it was I think am his time) he put it down to me being pregnant… but when he got up to go to class they where all issued guns and the base was in lockdown. it was such a scary time. no one knowing what would happen next… Happy birthday Sandy.

a funny conversation that i had with Angel – although I have just taken angel to school
and on the way she was telling me how she was going to have a baby and going to call it leasy
and that she was going to get married oh and all by the time she is 6 (and since that is only 8 weeks away its all happening a tad fast for me)

Jack worked. I got an email from Angels school – Hi Nicole, the year 2 – 7s have clubs on a Wednesday from 1.20 until 2. We heard that you were a great scrap booker and that Jack was into photography so wondered if you would both be interested in running a club each. The new clubs start tomorrow and there is one session a week for 3 weeks. There would be 4 to 5 children in each club and you would have the same children for the 3 sessions. The whole point is just for fun and for the kids to try new things. Karen or I would be in the room to help out too. If you are interested let us know what sorts of things you need, I am sure we have plenty of paper and craft etc at school and there are 2 cameras to use. We would love to share your expertise, thanks, Lucy. (I said yes more on that later).
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WEDNESDAY – jacks day off. Jack and I went shopping in Northam. I brought the most beautiful shabby patchwork bag from everlastings (its called lilly green). Jack and I went to the school to teach scrapping / photography. we gotr the kids to take photos of each other with Jack’s Camera and then next wednesday we will put them on a layout. I took two of my many albums and some books for them to get some ideas with. the kids did a sketch up and we will go from there next week.
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THURSDAY – Jack brought clothes over from the rental as we have an inspection there on monday. we went late night shopping, I got the sweetest set of three white wicker baskets from K-mart – see above
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FRIDAY – from today Jack works 8 days straight which means that I wont be going out anytime soon. Amazingly the house is still pretty much in order from when mum and melissa came. I have been keeping up with my morning routines and its really looking good, im starting to work out where i want things. Jacks just been to kmart again to get a vacuum cleaner and got me another set of baskets. I havent done any scrapping this week i have the following to catch up on for the this is me blog – Things i love today, My fears, a secret. Im really in the mood to go shabby shopping, might have a look at some websites tonight,
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i so want to get this book; i saw it last night and should have grabbed it. – How To Be Comfy – Shannon Lush & Jennifer FlemingHome & StyleNew from the authors of Spotless and Speedcleaning comes How To Be Comfy. Shannon and Jennifer offer practical tips on how to make your house a home by creating cosy spaces, with great advice on how to choose and care for household goods and furniture.
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also before i forget – Happy first birthday to my cousin Kelly’s little boy Blake.
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Congratulations to
Angel who got 2 2nd place ribbons and a 3rd place ribbon at the sports day last friday, and a reading award for reading 25 nights, and another award for concentraing on her work.
Jason who got a second at the school sports
Kayla who got a third and
mum & brent who won in the raffle
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Three Things about me you may not have known

Three jobs I have had in my life: 1) Mother 2) Clerk 3) cleaner
Three Places that I have lived: 1) calingiri 2) st albans 3) beechborro
Three TV programmes I like to watch: 1) neighbours 2) law and order 3) Aus Idol
Three places I have been on holiday 1) melbourne 2) nsw 3) Adelaide
Three of my favourite foods: 1) pasta 2) roast 3) pizza
Three places where I would rather be right now 1) on holiday 2) shopping 3) melbourne
Three people I think will respond 1) kristy 2) rachel 3) wendy

Now, here’s what you’re supposed to do… please do not spoil the fun Hit forward, delete my answers and type in your answers. Then send this to a whole bunch of people you know INCLUDING the person who sent it to you. The theory is that you will learn a lot of little known facts about those who know you. Remember to send it back to the person who sent it to you.

Kind Regards
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this is so sweet

A young wife sat on a sofa on a hot humid day, drinking iced tea and visiting with her Mother. As they talked about life, about marriage, about the responsibilities of life and the obligations of adulthood, the mother clinked the ice cubes in her glass thoughtfully and turned a clear, sober glance upon her daughter. ‘Don’t forget your Sisters,’ she advised, swirling the tea leaves to the bottom of her glass. ‘They’ll
be more important as you get older. No matter how much you love your husband, no matter how much you love the children you may have, you are still going to need Sisters. Remember to go places with them now and then; do things with them.’ ‘Remember that ‘Sisters’ means ALL the women… your girlfriends, your daughters, and all your other women relatives too. ‘You’ll need other women. Women
always do.’ What a funny piece of advice!’ the young woman thought. Haven’t I just gotten married? Haven’t I just joined the couple-world? I’m now a married woman, for goodness sake! A grownup! Surely my husband and the family we may start will be all I need to make my life worthwhile!’ But she listened to her Mother. She kept contact with her Sisters and made more women friends each
year. As the years tumbled by, one after another, she gradually came to understand that her Mom really knew what she was talking about. As time and nature work their changes and their mysteries upon a woman, Sisters are the mainstays of her life. After more than 50 years of living in this world, here is what I’ve learned:

THIS SAYS IT ALL: Time passes. Life happens. Distance separates. Children grow up. Jobs come and go. Love waxes and wanes. Men don’t do what they’re supposed to do. Hearts break. Parents die. Colleagues forget favors. Careers end. BUT……… Sisters are there, no matter how much time and how many miles are between you. A girl friend is never farther away than needing her can reach. When you have to walk that lonesome valley and you have to walk it by yourself, the women in your life will be on the valley’s rim, cheering you on,
praying for you, pulling for you, intervening on your behalf, and waiting with open arms at the valley’s end. Sometimes, they will even break the rules and walk beside you…Or come in and carry you out. Girlfriends, daughters, granddaughters, daughters-in-law, sisters, sisters-in-law, Mothers, Grandmothers, aunties, nieces, cousins, and extended family, all bless our life! The world wouldn’t be the same without women, and neither would I. When we began this adventure called womanhood, we had no idea of the incredible joys or sorrows that lay ahead. Nor did we know how much we would need each other. Every day, we need each other still. Pass this on to all the women who help make your life meaningful. I just did. Short and very sweet: There are more than twenty angels in this world. Ten are peacefully sleeping on clouds. Nine are playing. And one is reading her email at this moment. Send this message to ten of your friends including me. If you get 5 replies, someone you love will surprise you. Happy days! Don’t break this; it’s working

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wow didnt realise that this email would turn out to be so long.

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