Sunday, July 25, 2010

New outside area

We have had a very busy weekend redoing both the playroom and the outside area as well as babysitting (me) and going to the fruit and vege markets (P and T)

Firstly we have purchased some metal shelves to replace our yukky old cupboard which was getting wet and just being impractical. We also put up some reed blinds to provide a bit more shade, replaced our broken shade sail and made a new, huge blackboard. All we need now is to attach some bulldog clips to the blackboard for painting and put in new sandpit.

My new outside book area:

New blackboard complete with paint pot holders, isnt my hubby clever :)

New shelves filled with stuff, I just love them!

View of the whole lot

Sunday, July 18, 2010

A very relaxing weekend

P and T have gone away for the weekend and I spent the time blissfully doing nothing! I have watched Twilight, eaten wonderfully unhealthy food and reading.

Yesterday I headed to Yahava Koffee Works, oh my gosh the best place in the world possibly better than churros! They have coffee tasting and I got some delicious coffee from Bali, so good it doesnt need sugar and chocolate coated coffee beans.

I have finished programming for my first group, one more to go. Menu and Program is done for next week and is printing out. Just need to tidy up and work out my personal schedule for the week.

Next week I have another physio appointment which will hopefully fix the spot in my back that is bothering me, planning on also dropping off some flyers to the child health centre, taking L to the movies and I am babysitting next weekend. So combined with working and finishing the book I am reading that should keep me pretty busy.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Update from me

It has been a very hectic few weeks so I havent updated my blog!

Tomorrow will be my first late start (8am) in a fortnight other than last Friday when I woke up at 5.30am vomiting and then continued to do so for the next 2 days. Not really what I was planning! So I am looking forward to getting back to a normal timetable with my early starts officially finished yay.

However I managed to fulfill a few of my goals:

House plants - I found a rubber plant ie ficus at Bunnings on the weekend which is the start of my push to increase air quality through indoor foliage.

Other planting - Also while we were there I picked up some coriander and an interesting plant called a soapwort which I am planning on making soap (obviously!!) out of . Carrots and Cucumbers have sprouted, they just need to get a bit bigger and T can plant them. We have a big head of brocolli that I am about to go and harvest and the celery is also almost ready.

Organisation - I managed to label and organise the shelves in the playroom and found a spot to hang up our bikes outside which has freed up some space.

There is more but I am tired so I will come back and update the rest later

Saturday, July 3, 2010

What are we up to?

Well as always I have grand plans, we will see which of them come to fruition!

Firstly I am planning on investing on some indoor plants after reading in one of the AVN mags about the vast improvements that can be made to air quality. I just need to work out where to place them so little ones cant access them, which ones are non poisonous to children and then actually get off my butt and buy them!

Second grand plan is to plant a sunflower garden with the Family Day Care kids including doing little stakes with their photos on next to their own plant. I have yet to work out where we would actually plant them though lol!

Also this week I am starting to learn a bit about programming. I am hoping to have a bit more structure and goals now that we are starting to fill up and I feel a bit more in control of things.

I made a very exciting discovery today - Jettys in Hillarys does a $20 buffet breakfast and it is superb. We spent a lovely morning with some fantastic friends over from QLD and will definitly go back again.