Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Fear of flying??

Well, back from the doctor, blood tests ok except I have some kind of viral thing going on (explains the doberman barking cough), so at least I know that when I keel over from stress related breathing I'll die a healthy death. Spent this morning doing all the little things that bug the sh*t out of me, but if they don't get done, one or both of the boys will have a major wig out in the airport and we won't get on the plane. So, the snack boxes are packed, the gameboys are charged, their clothes are ready. Sebi is not really happy about flying - he was very insistant that we catch a train, so I'm hoping that nothing sets him off tomorrow. The way I'm feeling ATM, I'd be happy to wave the three of them off tomorrow, come home and spend 4 days in bed. Hmmmm. Not exactly the level of energy I was hoping for....better put beroccas on my last minute list. I know I'll have a great time once I'm there....all I have to do now is survive the flight.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Three days left....

and I'm counting the minutes till we get on the plane. Spending time with Tanya always does me so much good, and I seriously need some time out right about now. Bruce and the boys are looking forward to the trip and the festival, but for me it's a chance to have some "girl time" (do people say that??) with nothing to worry about and nowhere that we have to be at any given time. BLISS !!! Tanya is one of those rare people who works in her very own personalised time zone.....forget daylight saving, when you visit Canberra you work on Tanya Time, and once you get used to it, it's VERY relaxing. Although it can take you several days to decompress when you leave. I've started thinking about packing...tomorrow I might start the actual packing. xox

Friday, March 14, 2008

Return from the dark side/short sighted hands

Have you missed me?? I know it's been a while....more than a while. There's just been so much to deal with in the last couple of weeks, but I'm finally taking some time to breathe. Which in itself is no easy task as I have had the flu for four days and my lungs still feel like they have a besser brick tied to them. I was hoping that this year would see a shift of the burden, but unfortunately it's not going to happen. The step back that I was hoping to take has had to be postponed as I find myself on the front lines again. This time I am taking on the anti discrimination tribunal and the education department, to make sure that Kit is allowed to continue using his laptop in class. I can't believe how hard I'm having to push for something that is so neccessary for him. So far I've had to deal with teacher aides who think they know more about his condition than his paediatrician, teachers who refuse to make the smallest adjustments, and a special education system that seems to be designed as a punishment rather than a support. Even with occupational therapy reports and letters from the specialist clinic, I'm still pushing a mack truck up a steep hill. So....certain sacrifices have had to be made. I contacted Karen at Mystical Scrapbooks and let her know that I would not be able to continue as a DT member, because I didn't feel that I could give enough of my time and energy, with things the way they are at the moment. I have loved every minute of the time I have spent there, but when you're sinking fast, you gotta lighten the load. I 've also been back to the doctor and had a revamp of my medications, plus some blood tests to make sure I'm not going to turn green or grow an extra head. Fun fun fun. The bright spot in all this at the moment is that my boys have officially been granted permission to busk at the National Folk Festival in Canberra next week, and they are SO excited....Kit is playing his trombone, and Sebi has a set of bongo drums. And yes, it looks just as funny as it sounds. They've learnt some Disney movie themes and watching Sebi do "Hakuna Mutata" is an absolute scream. All we need now is a hat to pass around and we're all set. We leave next Wednesday morning (early) and we'll be back on Easter Monday (even earlier!!!) So I am focusing my thoughts on next week and just trying to get through the next few days five minutes at a time. Wish me luck. xox

Sunday, March 2, 2008


yes, you may well gasp!! I have actually completed 3 layouts in 3 days!! And have another two almost ready to post. I Spy is for Mystical DT and Big Air is for the Mystical Scrapjack Challenge that I'm currently running. To see the original layout, go tohttp://www.mysticalscrapbooks.com.au/gallery/displayimage.php?album=lastup&cat=10057&pos=5

Happy Birthday

to my otherest half...the good half, who supports me, laughs at me, goes along with my crazy ideas and loves me even when everyone else is ready to kill me. Love you babe xox


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