Thursday, 20 October 2011

Thursday bits and pieces

  • I am taking a sanity day tomorrow - work is hectic at the moment but one day less will not make that much difference. I just need a bit of time for myself. I am going to see Leon's play therapist in the morning for feedback - try and make a gym visit and meet old friends for morning tea. Then some sleep me thinks. Just a bit of a breather.
  • The Princess loved her ballet exam yesterday - funny girl! But I am grateful that her firs step into the world of tests and exams was positive. 
  • We had an impromptu date night last night - it was lovely. And perfect. And great to spend a bit of time just the two of us.
  • I need to decide which books to buy for bookclub for November - any recommendations?
  • The year is speeding to an end and for once I have not yet bought a single Christmas present. I do not have many to do, but I often start early. I do have a brilliant idea for the grandparents which I need to bounce off Hunter tonight.
  • Our silkworms are huge fat monsters this year - thank heavens spinning has started in all earnest as they are getting a tad gross.
  • We have a brilliant new recycling company in our area - they pick up all recyclables at the curbside in their bags that they replace every Monday as long as the items are clean and dry. Recycling made super easy and convenient.
  • I so love my iphone. 
  • I have at last started to use Google reader - and am loving it. I am slowly adding blogs so pleas cut me some time if I have not commented on yours for a while
  • I can not get rid of DISQUS. I tried to delete it again - it told me it can take up to 48 hours once again, more than that has gone, and still I have it....never, never add it! Nice is it may be.
  • And for your entertainment - the kids have a new game called - "Presenting" - that they made up - it basically consists of them dressing up and shouting "Presenting" and we clapping our hands and taking photos (some rather blurred as presenting is accompanied with dancing etc)
So what's happening on your corner of the world.


  1. I love that you're taking a sanity day - actually, I'm supposed to be on half days so best I get my A home :)

  2. Who of us don't need a sanity day once in a while.  Good for you! 

    As for the kids I love their game! 

  3. MandyE_TwinTriumphs20 October 2011 at 21:53

    Those pictures are too funny!  I remember loving to dress up as a little kid...and I'm sure it would have been made even more fun by digital pictures!

    Hope you enjoy your day tomorrow...good for you in taking some time for yourself to regroup.

  4. You totally get why me and hubby also take "breather" days like these :) So needed when one have a family.
    I wonder if Disqus clash with something in Blogger that you are struggling to delete it. I had it on one of my Joomla Based websites and had no problem removing it. Can read your frustration regarding it. 
    I love this post of yours. So insightful into your life happenings. 
    Glad  you two had a great date night. 

  5. Some book recommendations for you:
    The Help by Katerine Stockett
    Italian Shoes by Henning Mankell
    The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak
    Daugthers of Dust by Wendy Marshall

    Glad you had an enjoyable date night :)

  6. A sanity day sounds like a good idea!

    I'm seconding Fiona's suggestion of The Book Thief.  I also recommend his other book called I am Messenger.

  7. @8e4f28b7f7ce893d594efa691e0cd2c2 Have the Book Thief in the club, will look at I am Messenger - thanks

  8. I would sell my soul for a sanity day - really a day to do nothing but stuff for me - a distant dream right now!

  9. I hope your Friday was wonderful and that you had time to catch your breath and breathe deeply:-)  Yup Disqus is still with you!

    I love the things the children get up creative and using their imagination.

  10. I have just read Joanne Harris's Blueeyedboy and it was a really good book. Took me a while to get into it, but there was a big, unexpected twist which made the book really great.

  11. Ok, I know I'm late in commenting but if you haven't picked a book yet - I highly recommend What Alice Forgot. I just read it for a book club and LOVED it - great for moms!!!

    So glad you took a sanity day. I got one unexpectedly this week and it couldn't have come at a better time. I was soooooo stressed last week with work, home and LIFE in general. Then, this Wednesday, the power was out at my school and we got the day off. I spent 2 hours at the gym, ran all the errand I needed to for the kids and home and then went shopping for new clothes (I've recently lost 30 lbs!). It was awesome and sooo needed!!!

    Hope you had a great day!


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