Friday, October 26, 2012

Life has been a little bit crazy lately!!!!

Hence my withdrawl from the www!

So where do I begin - ok my girls :) Have both been very very busy in the last few months. Term 3 at school is sports term - there is the sports carnival and cross country running along with Chionia's acro comp's etc.... Both girls did really well....

Sports day 2012 :) In the lead up to Sports day at our school we have various races such as cross country (which both girls won their respective years!), long jump, throws and then their games and running. Jess just lost her race by 100th of a second I believe and as a result she ended up runner up Champion girl for Yr 7 - as she crossed the line in this race she promptly declared in her loudest voice "I need to pee"....... perhaps if she had gone beforehand it would have been the difference rofl! Chionia took out Champion Yr 2 girl :)  - She won all her individual races and did a top job - very proud of both of them (PS I reckon Chionia's socks helped her run faster!!!! and yes she is wearing shorts under her longish tshirt!)

Jess the last few years has been very good at her cross country - she came 4th in her interschool and then at the State Cross Country came 20th :) Awesome effort :)

Acro - Chionia had 2 comps this year - Judges invitational and the State one a few weeks later - Chionia and her 2 mates won the Judges invitational  With 58+/ 60 score) and came second in their trio level 1 for the States :)  First time I had the job of organising leotards etc and I think they looked the part - you have to tie it into their music etc - so think Peter Pan and Wendy and French ballad of sorts!!

OK.... what next

End of term 3 and School holidays - I gave the girls the option of going to the Royal Show (which to me is extremely overpriced and and an expensive day for just the basics!) or doing several fun things.... they chose several things.....

So we went shopping.... we went to Scitech.....(first time I have been in over 20 years rofl!) and they had a ball learning about Liquid Nitrogen and then playing with all the experiments .... more shopping (the girls managed to talk dad into taking them to Garden City shopping centre to get Jess's graduation dress..... they have him wrapped around their fingers let's just say!).... time at the beach.... and the best thing Trapeze workshop....

First time Chionia nailed it and Jess is hanging by one leg going I am going to die ..... Yes which girl is the drama queen!!!

But both extremely proud that both girls managed to complete the program and had a ball along the way!

We also got some new family members..... even FIL has taken an extreme liking to them....

Meet Oscar (mohawk) and Nibbles (whiter one) .... We got them at 5 weeks old - both are brothers born Tues 21st Aug... the day before hubby got home from Newman!

Speaking of Newman - we went and conquered lol - our contract with BHP was brought forward from the end of Aug to the 12th Aug with only 4 days notice to get the guys equipped and up there.... we did it and the guys did a great job after quite a few months of training and paperwork and more paperwork!

um and well on top of all of this I have been helping a family member who has recently been diagnosed with Alzheimers..... whilst we have known for a while it doesn't make things easier in helping them go from one stage of their life to another.... as the main carer for them it takes up a lot of my time every day from cleaning, cooking helping with finances and shopping, medical appt's and the frustrating aspect of dealing with someone who thinks nothing is wrong... helping them with their loss of independence with things that they simply can't remember so it mustn't be true.. it is heartbreaking and at times we are the bad ones although we know it is not us but the disease talking and someone who for the moment knows things aren't quite right....... It is hard trying to make things safe for them and trying to be that one step ahead to help them stay independent in their own home for as long as we can..... We will get their and we aren't the only ones going through this... but it is different for everyone and for the moment glad we have a chance to get to know them better before we lose them ..... so if I am quiet or absent you now know why....

Well on that note I am off to celebrate World Champagne Day - Cheers :)

1 comment:

Donna said...

Hi ya Mel....Been a while since I stopped in to say hello....gosh your life has been busy!

Your girls are looking so grown up! Chionia is not the little girl I remember meeting! and they are both very brave doing that Trapeze workshop!!

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