Well my fine friends, I tried so hard to blog while we were in town. It seemed to be going well at the beginning of the week, then things got busy and of course we ended up in a big mess by the end of the week. We are home now and in an even bigger mess. It seems all my practice at the beginning of the year, trying to get my life in order so this wouldn’t happen, hasn’t paid off. Although I must say, I am probably not in the mess I usually am, but lets just say: there is one big pile of crap that needs putting away, not to mention the washing that I am already behind with. We arrived home on Sunday night and I was straight back into cooking yesterday, so not much has been achieved yet.
So lets rewind to last week and pick up where I left off….
On Wednesday we had the Home Tutor Seminar. It was great to catch up with everyone. Here are a few photos.
This is my clever friend, Karen. Look at her beautiful handcrafted jewellery. You can check her out over on Facebook at Priceless Pearls. Have a look and like her page, she will love you for it, and you won’t be disappointed.
Wednesday night is always BBQ night at the school. Not something the adults really look forward too. It ends up being a pretty late night for the already tired children and then they have to go to school the next day. But…..the kids love it. They have a disco and Tom is on Student Council so he was involved with the organisation, right up his alley. Unfortunately Clancy fell asleep on my shoulder so I made an early exit – what a shame!!! NOT. I got the hell out of there and left my friend, Di, to bring the boys home. Mother of the Year – AGAIN! Here are some photos from the night…
On Thursday I wagged the seminar (actually I only signed up for the Wednesday) and basically I just did breakfast and lunch all day long with friends. God it was fun.
Friday was Sports Day – another day I am not all that fond of. Have never been a fan of sports carnivals. I am more the Jazz Ballet/Gymnastics type. It wasn’t too bad, got to chat with my friends again.
Here is a photo of some of my friends who travel A LONG WAY to get to town.
Left to right: Sally – aka Mrs Gumnut Designz– travels 800km to get to Mt Isa. With 4 kids and a caravan behind it took her 11 hours. Next is Babs. Bab’s would have to take the cake when it comes to travelling in for school functions. Because she lives right over near the WA boarder, up near Kununurra. In fact she has to go into WA to get out of her station. So, Bab’s travels for 2 days to get to Mt Isa and it is about 1800km. This woman is amazing. She is down to 2 children on School of the Air now, but she used to do it with 4 children and a Govie, and manage to fit a heap of gear in the car all while looking like she stepped out of a Vogue magazine. I am pretty sure she travels with her own personal stylist. Now, the next lady in the photo is Carla. Carla lives on the station next door to Babs, but she is actually in WA. She tells me it took her about the same amount of time to get to Mt Isa, 1800km and 2 days!!!
Here are a few more photos from Sports Day…
Once sports day was done and dusted it was time to kick back and relax. The week was done and let me tell you, it was a bloody busy week. We were so busted by the end. We kicked back, cracked open some wine and ordered home delivery Chinese. Oh, dear lord, I had been looking forward to that Chinese for, well, 110 days! And it didn’t disappoint. God it was good. Of course there were prawn chips involved!
We had to stay in town until Sunday as Tom was heading off on School Camp, so we had to hang around and put him on the bus. So Saturday morning was spent downtown, with 3 kids and every other man and his dog. We got there in the end.
Then came Sunday – after waving Tom off it was back to the cabin to pack up and head home. I may have been organised at the beginning of the week, but come Sunday that cabin was not looking so pretty. 4 people crammed into one room and a heap of crap is not good. I wanted to just light a match and burn it, but alas …. this couldn’t be done. Damn. 2.5 hours later and it was all
crammed packed into the car. Lucky I only had 2 children because Tom would not have fit in anyway. Here is a visual – yes it really is just all thrown in – not one bit of order to the packing of this car.
Of course heading up the dirt road, 100km from home, I got a flat. I just knew it was going to happen, I could feel it in my waters. I have watched so many people change tyres this year….so it was definitely my turn. I have lived up here for about 14 years now and I have never had to change a tyre. Can you believe it. I know – crazy. I managed to do it. It did take a while to find a suitable spot where I could jam the jack under the car, but after moving the car to higher ground I managed to get it under. The rattle gun was flat (of course it was) so I had to use my muscles and undo the wheel nuts by hand. Anyway, long story short….. I DID IT!!!! I really did it. Just as I was doing up the wheel nuts a car came along. I was so glad it didn’t come along before hand and do it for me, because I really needed to do this. Thankfully they did come along though, because she helped me get the flat tyre back up onto my car. 1.5 hours later (I know – took a while, but just remember it was my first time) we were off. Managed to get home safely. I only have this one photo. While I was on my tummy under the car trying to get the jack in I said to Harry “get my phone and take some photos” – a blogger can never miss an opportunity. Turns out the phone had overheated in the car, so this is the only photo I got sorry. ha ha ha.
Back to reality now. Straight back into the kitchen and cooking. I guess I will just have to unpack a little bit at a time and try not to let it bother me.
Meanwhile, I have been offline for so long now that Baby Mac has popped out her baby. A little girl – Maggie. I am so excited, it has been a long wait. Well done Bev!
Oh, and here is a picture of my hair, a lot of you were asking to see it in my last post, so here you go.
What else have I missed. How how you been? I have missed you all.
Have a great week.